First CD: In Search of Our Acadian Roots

“In Search of Our Acadian Roots; ©1994 to current date” CD-ROM

(Now Upgraded to all Windows version; ©1999 to current year)

In Search of Our Acadian Roots

“In Search of Our Acadian Roots; ©1999 to current date”, CD

In April of 1994, at the urging of many genealogist friends and “Acadian-Cajun Cousins” I, along with 134 other participants, undertook the Project of having the first French Canadian/Acadian Genealogy CD-ROM of its kind (and size), produced!

The original CD was DOS-based and somewhat difficult to use. However, in 1999 I upgraded the CD to a Windows-based version [Windows95 or higher], powered by the very popular genealogy program, Brother’s Keeper. The original DOS-based CD is no longer available!

The newly issued “In Search of Our Acadian Roots” CD, includes approximately 150 GEDCOM files, provided by the 134 genealogists (from all over the world) who participated in this project. Each of these GEDCOM (which have purposely _not_ been edited), can be viewed using the BK program provided. No additional software (or program), is required. Once imported into the BK program, the extensive genealogical files are lineage-linked and include the usual dates of birth, marriage and death, as well as the source of this information, as provided by the participants. In total, the CD contains genealogical information on 400,000+ lineage-linked individuals.

The CD also includes over 200 genealogy-related Shareware/Freeware Programs and Utilities, with a PAF Review program (which provides a very detailed “review” on most of the Shareware programs & utilities). In addition, the CD contains hundreds of Acadian reference texts, as well as Acadian census’ and all of Peter Berlo’s “Acadian History/Tidbits”…and much much more. This is reportedly the largest single Acadian-Cajun/French-Canadian data base available, anywhere.

Once a user determines the information of interest, is is a simple procedure to create a GEDCOM file, which can then be imported into ones own genealogy program.


Complete instructions for using the CD is provided and I’m always available to help, via E-Mail at: [email protected]

You can now order Online using Visa or Master Card through a secure server.

Important Information for all Users

The Brothers Keeper Program which I have been providing with each CD’s since April 2011 has been updated to work with Vista and Windows7. HOWEVER, if you purchased a copy of the CD prior to April 2011, you will need to source and install the “FREE” latest version of the B. K. Program in order for it to work on your Windows Operating System.  Please email me at [email protected] for the link of the lastest version.

Mac Computer Users:

1. While this CD is intended to be run on PC platform only, be advised that I include the applicable GEDCOM for each file on the CD (in the Gedcoms Folder). Thus, if you are using a genealogy program on your Mac computer which has the capability of importing GEDCOM files (i.e. Reunion), you can easily import those files into your own genealogy program and run it on your Mac computer.

2. I’m also told by a “Mac friend” that you can run it using Windows emulation software, such as Virtual PC however, it is somewhat slower running because of emulation mode… but I’m told it WILL work.