Latest volume on Acadian genealogy available at MacNaught Centre

Published on August 22, 2014
Genealogist and author Jean Bernard (left) presents the latest volume in his series on the genealogy of Island Acadian families to Summerside City Coun. Peter Holman, chairman of the city’s heritage committee. The book will be available for researchers at the MacNaughht Centre and Archives.
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SUMMERSIDE – The MacNaught Centre and Archives has received the latest edition chronicling the genealogy of Acadian families of Prince Edward Island.


Genealogist and author Jean Bernard donate a copy of his latest in a series of books to the centre on Friday.

The book, entitled, Volume V: G-O, consists of more that 700 pages on the genealogy of Island Acadian families whose surnames beginning with the letters G to O covering the years 1764 to 1900.

Bernard said the publication will be a useful addition for anyone who would like to research his or her family history at the genealogy room at the MacNaught Centre.

He said although mainly written in French, the volume includes translations in English of all of the key words and abbreviations used, making it user-friendly for English-speaking researchers.

Anyone wishing to obtain a copy can go to the Acadian Museum in Miscouche or by calling the museum at 432-2880.