MSS-034-Hearth and Home: the Rouillard-Guillet Story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-034.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Most of us have a voyageur or two in our family tree. What was life like for them? And what was life like for the wife left alone months on end? In an interview with...

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Those $&%^T$# Computers!

FYI There’s a good chance that the scheduled Maple Stars and Stripes episode for June 16th will be delayed. When I shut my computer off last night, it was June 2015. When I turned it on this morning, it thought it was January 2014. There were no available restore...

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MSS-033-Hélène’s World-part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-033.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this episode, Susan McNelley, author of Hélène’s World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Québec, rejoins us for a more in-depth look at two themes covered in her book: ‘Survival’ and ‘Relationship with the Natives.’ It’s...

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MSS-032-Franco Heritage in Salem, Massachusetts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-032.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Oral histories are a window to the past. Two Salem State professors take us on a journey back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the Salem Franco community of the Point. We learn...

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MSS-031-The Québec Family History Society

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-031.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Would you like to tap the vast knowledge of French-Canadian research and resources in Québec directly from those who produce the records, but in English? Then the Québec Family History Society from Montréal may be...

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Back Up and Running

Hopefully all is working smoothly again. If you notice anything that’s not working as it should, please contact me. Thanks. Now enjoy Lucie!!! Like this:Like Loading...

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Computer Glitch

We are experiencing another computer glitch. The audio file did not upload properly. I apologize, and please bear with me. I’m working on it. Like this:Like Loading...

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MSS-030-Acadian History-Part 1B: Pre-Deportation-1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-030.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Our Acadian ancestors did not face turmoil only at the time of deportation. Their entire existence was rife with battles, both civil and international. In this episode, Lucie LeBlanc Consentino continues the story of the...

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A Question for the MSS Community

For those of you who do not belong to the MSS Facebook page, I have a question for everyone:  When you are working on your French-Canadian ancestry, what’s the biggest problem you face? Like this:Like Loading...

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MSS-029-Acadian History-Part 1A: Pre-Deportation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-029.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Many French-Canadians can also claim Acadian ancestry. Today Lucie LeBlanc Consentino begins her first of several lessons about the tumultuous history of our beleaguered ancestors. In Language Tip #29, we look at surnames ending in...

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