News coverage at Bains

Already there is newspaper coverage at Bains even before our arrival !
To be followed.

Visit de Nantes

Sightseeing of  Nantes before going to Bains-sur-Oust friday for the unveiling on saturday 15.

Commerative panel unveiling

On Septembre 15, the Association will be unveiling a panel to commemorate Michel Saindon's baptism in Bains-sur-Oust, Brittany. Seventeen persons will be attending the unveiling ceremony.

In close collaboration with the Oust and Vilaine County Genealogy Club, the Association has developed a three days program for members that could be added to a larger journey that the participants would plan themselves.


  • Friday 14
-PM : meeting with "Bainsois" host and welcome reception.
(registered members only)
  • Saturday 15
- 10h00 : unveiling and  wine reception with city council members.
- 13h00 : picnic at St-Méen chapel , frendship meeting with Saindon of the region and visit of Michel's birthplace homesite.

  • Sunday  16
- AM : free time to visit Saindons              heritage sites of the region
- 12h00 lunch cruise on the Vilaine river
(registered members and hosts only)
- 19h30 farewell reception.
(on invitation only)

March 4 : talking about us in Redon county, Brittany...

Cactus Pays de Redon
March 2, 09:40 · Kamouraska 
A story as Cactus likes it ! That of a "redonnais" signers (Paul Lucien, front page issue 20), who learns by Cactus that one of his stopover on his Québec trip is the burial site of Michel Saindon. Born in Bains-sur-Oust, he came to Canada in 1735 and is the ancestor of 7550 North American Saindons. 

The panel : recent news...


Commemorative panel at Bains-sur-Oust

January 2018

CACTUS, a bi-monthly magazine on spare-time activities of Redon region in Brittany, where Bains-sur-Oust is situated and where Michel Saindon our ancestor was baptised, annonces at his front page

new researches on Michel's brother and sisters descendants. 

More precisely, Ginette Fontan, président of the genealogy club is asking the collaboration of Saindon descendants to complete their informations..

See article (french) at .CACTUS

Book - Saindon Family History and Genealogy


New book in English.

Saindon Family History and Genealogy

Looking for your french roots in France and in Canada ?

Genealogical Dictionnary and History of the
Saindon - Sindon - Cindon lineage.

Origin in France, settlement first in Acadia then in the Province of Québec from where they spread to other Provinces of 

Canada and the United States.

A listing of over 13,000 individuals over 10 generations.

Index by names and marriages.
Appendix : several testimnonies and articles on the Saindons history.

On sale at
Write SAINDON on the search space.

Price :

Regular     79,00$ US.
Reduced   67,15$ US

Joining the Association allows you to...

  • meet and share, with other Saindons from here and elsewhere,
  • keep in touch via the Saindon's newsletter, website and Facebook page.
  • participate in activities: annual meetings in various regions of Quebec province, Grand gatherings and participation in the "Congrès mondial acadien".

Joining the Association, is to become part of a family proud of its origins, its ancestors and its descendants.

Becoming a Member



September 15
Unveilling of the panel at Bains-sur-Oust, Brittany


 Montréal region
WAC (World Acadian Congress) : Prince Edward Island


Québec region (25th)


Lower St-Lawrence River

The ancestors

All Saindons in North America are from the same ancestors,

Michel Saindon, royal notary and 

Marie-Yves Godin said Bellefontaine, acadian.

The Association

Saindon - Sindon - Cindon - St-Don

Welcome to the North American Association of Saindons site, 
a private non profit organisation which mission is to
bring together all descendants of Michel Saindon, royal and Marie-Yves Godin-Bellefonatine, acadian.


There is more than 120 members in the Association.

Becoming a member


Join the Facebook group of the Association