Sponsored by the St. Tammany Genealogical Society

"In Strewn Across the Seas: The Acadian Deportations 1755-1763," the speaker Marty Guidry will explore the history of Acadians from their origins in Europe, to their settlement in present-day Nova Scotia (then known as Acadia), to their eventual deportation by the British.  He will discuss the major forces that led to the deportations and the impact these forces had on the Acadian communities in the years just before 1755. 

Marty will also describe the eight-year-long deportation process and the legal and political reasons that resulted in the scattering of the Acadians to numerous ports on both sides of the Atlantic.  The presentation will include a discussion of the resettling of the Acadian communities after 1763 and the recapturing of their national identity.

PLACE:  Causeway Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Public Library, 3457 U.S. Highway 190 in Mandeville, LA (in the K-Mart parking lot, near the UPS store)

DATE AND TIME:   Saturday,

September 8, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Society’s Meet-and-Greet will precede the presentation and will begin at 9:30 a.m., during which light refreshments will be served.  The presentation is free and open to the public. 
Seating is limited to adults and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

R. Martin “Marty” Guidry is an Acadian genealogist and historian from Louisiana who has studied the culture, language, history and genealogy of the Acadians for over 40 years.  Marty has published numerous articles and conducted seminars and genealogical workshops on these subjects.  His research on Acadian history and genealogy involves the use of original civil and ecclesiastical records from the 1600's through the present-day. 

Marty is a board member of the Louisiana and Genealogical Historical Society and President of Les Guédry et Petit pas d'Asteur - the North American Association of the Guédry & Petitpas families.

STGS Board Members for 2018 - 2019

President: Marguerite Scully
Vice President: Barbara Munson
Treasurer: Dick Boever 
Recording Secretary:  Sharon Webb
Corresponding Secretary: Pam Herty 
Archivist/Historian: Debbie Murphy
Board Member-at-Large: Beth Stahr

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Meeting Location:

Causeway Branch

St. Tammany Library 3457 U.S. Highway 190

Mandeville, LA

September Program



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