Any of you folks on this forum trace any of your roots back to Nova Scotia? Reading about the expulsion of the Acadiens here in Nova Scotia. Turns out when the English arrived and started booting out the French :duel: , many of the folks that had been here for a while refused to swear allegiance to the King of England or France :rules: , they just wanted to be left alone. Not good enough apparently so they were summarily rounded up (near Grand Pre) and shipped off to France. A good many of them however, took off before the expulsion and headed South and took up residence somewhere near Louisianna. "Acadien" became "Cajun".