Images Show Canada’s Oldest Graveyard Could Be in Annapolis Royal

Posted by Jean-Yves on Feb 4, 2019

Researchers using ground-penetrating radar have found what they believe is one of the oldest European graveyards in Canada.

Archeologist Sara Beanlands says there is compelling evidence to suggest the unmarked site in western Nova Scotia is the final resting place for Acadian settlers buried near a fort as early as the 1680s. The radar images, gathered one day last month at the Fort Anne National Historic Site in Annapolis Royal, show neat rows of 19 ghostly green and red shapes.

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My ancestor Rene Forest died 04-20-1751 & is buried at St. Jean-Bapiste cemetery

Some of my ancestors may be there.

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