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

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-029.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 ERT and how best to locate...

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MSS-028-Researching Your Northeast Métis Ancestors

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-028.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Most French-Canadians have a family story or two about Indians in the family tree. Are you still looking for yours? Today’s guest, Paul Bunnell, Koasek Tribal Chief & Genealogist, will give you a few hints on what to look for as well...

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MSS-027-Dissecting a French-Canadian Burial Record

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-027.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today we conclude our French-Canadian parish record triad with the burial record. Perhaps the easiest of all three record types to abstract, even without knowledge of French, we discuss words and terms as well as the structure of these records. Remember...

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MSS-026-The PRDH

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-026.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Most French-Canadian genealogists are familiar with the PRDH, but are you familiar with all three versions? Today we’ll describe each while discussing the pros and cons. To help you out, you can download a PDF copy of the Key to the Repertory, the...

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MSS-025-A Celebration in Food: the French-Canadian Tourtière

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-025.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download ‘Tis the season for family, friends, and food. The one food above all else associated with traditional Christmas festivities in any French-Canadian household is the tourtière. Join me and our guest Juliana L’Heureux for an in-depth look at this tasty treat!...

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MSS-024-Fichier Origine

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-024.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Are you planning a trip to France? If so, take along your ancestors’ hometown information so you can visit and make it a truly memorable experience. A listener wrote in asking about the reliability of the Fichier Origine database. She had...

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MSS-023-Sharing Franco Heritage with the Next Generation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-023.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Did one of your teachers ever assign a family history class project? Many genealogists claim to have gotten the ‘genealogy bug’ from a classroom assignment when they were youngsters. Well, today’s guest is helping to create interest in the next generation...

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Computer Glitch

Hi Everyone- Sorry about the double post today. Due to a computer glitch with this morning’s post, I had to delete the first one and repost. The player is also now visible on the Show Notes page. Thanks for being so patient and hanging in there!! Like this:Like Loading...

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MSS-022-Dissecting a French-Canadian Marriage Record

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-022.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In episode #13, we delved into the components of a French-Canadian baptism record. Today, we dissect a marriage record, the backbone of our reconstructed ancestral families. Lengthier than either a baptism or burial record, the marriage record contains more variation and...

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MSS-021-Interview with a Self-Proclaimed Taphophile

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-021.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Wikipedia describes a taphophile as “an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. This involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of deaths. …” That certainly describes today’s guest, Bill Fleming. Bill is a frequent contributor to...

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