MSS-056-Health and Sickness in New France (Hélène’s World-Part 4)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-056.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTo whom did our ancestors turn when they were sick? What treatments were available? How can we tell whether we had sickly or healthy ancestors? Susan McNelley, author of Hélène’s World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Québec, joins us...

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MSS-055-Tracking Your Ancestor Back to Québec

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-055.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFrench-Canadian genealogy is easy, right? Within hours, a knowledgeable genealogist can trace his or her ancestry from 21st-century America or Canada back to 16th- or 17th-century France. Usually. We all have a line or two that gives us...

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MSS-054-The French Institute at Assumption College

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-054.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGenealogists love repositories with one-of-a-kind collections. One can only imagine what’s hiding in those stacks! Today we explore one such repository. The collections at the French Institute (on the grounds of Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts) include records from...

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MSS-053-Silent Presence: The French in New England-Pt 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-053.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSeveral of the elder members of the Franco community, especially those in the northeast United States, might recall dealing with prejudice in their earlier years. Many were made to feel “less” because they were French-Canadians. Today’s return guest,...

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Things Don’t Always Work the Way We’d Like!

Why is it that when you try to fix one thing on a computer, you sometimes break two more? 🙂 That’s what happened when I tried to fix the comments. It broke the survey. So the comments are now off (you can email comments to maplestarsandstripes gmail ...

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MSS-052-Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-052.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMany of our Québec ancestors crossed the border into Vermont. Some stayed. Some moved back and forth. Others passed through on their way someplace else. If you’re looking for those Vermont ancestors, the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society may...

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MSS-051-Silent Presence: The French in New England-Pt 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-051.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFrench-Canadians are one of the largest immigrant groups to New England, yet, according to today’s guest, they remain relatively silent. Jeanne Douillard has made it her mission to explore the reasons for this. Today Jeanne fills in the...

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Is CANUCK a Bad Word?

First, this question is not meant to be controversial. My goal is to have an analytical, academic discussion of this, for some, emotionally-charged word. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but it was brought to the forefront after a discussion with one of my podcast guests. You...

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MSS-050-Acadian History-Part 2: Deportation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-050.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGovernor Lawrence declared it “a great and noble scheme.” Coming at it from the point of view of an Acadian descendant, it doesn’t seem in the least “grand” or “noble.” Lucie LeBlanc Consentino continues her series on Acadian...

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Your Help Needed-ASAP

Okay, MSS listeners. A fellow listener needs your help-ASAP. Here is the email I received: “Am getting married on July 2, and at age 58 don’t have my mother around to ask. Are there any simple french-canadian wedding ceremony traditions that are still used by families in New England?...

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