MSS-020-Hélène’s World-part 1

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Have you ever thought of taking your research and writing the stories of your ancestors? If you haven’t yet, what’s stopping you? Time? Don’t know where to start? Can’t read French? Author Susan McNelley will take us on her journey, one that...

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MSS-019-World Acadian Congress 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Once arriving back to the eighteenth century, many French-Canadian researchers will find an Acadian or two in their ancestry. That is because, after the deportation, some of these unfortunate folks escaped to or returned to French-Canadian settlements and eventually intermarried. Every five...

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MSS-018-The American-Canadian Genealogical Society

Podcast: Play in new window | Download New Hampshire saw a large influx of French-Canadians in the 19th century, and the American-Canadian Genealogical Society and its library have helped many descendants trace their roots back to Québec. President Jim Gaudet fills you in on the history and happenings of...

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MSS-017-French-Canadian Repertoires

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thanks to the hard work of hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteers across Canada and the United States, those of us who were researching our French-Canadian ancestors a decade or two ago were very grateful to have a multitude of repertoires at...

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MSS-016-The History behind the Geography

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When entering data into your genealogy database, have you ever asked yourself: Do I enter Nouvelle France or Canada? Is St-Charles the parish or the village? Where is the Pays d’en Haut? With the help of our guest Suzanne Boivin Sommerville, we...

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MSS-015-French-Canadian Marriage Records

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Marriage records are the backbone of your French-Canadian research upon which you build your family structure. Before we dissect a marriage record, it helps to understand what’s behind the parts that make up the whole. In preparation, today we will discuss the history...

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MSS-014-The American-French Genealogical Society

Podcast: Play in new window | Download After reviewing common French terms found in baptism records and learning some less-common terms, you should then be ready to try your hand at reading a record from start to finish on your own. Test your skills and revel in your accomplishment!...

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MSS-013-Dissecting a French-Canadian Baptism Record

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you are not fluent in French, then tracing your ancestors in Québec records is a daunting task. In the last episode, we determined that we could use gender clues to answer some questions. Today we’re going to begin to recognize the...

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MSS-012-The Drouin Collection-Microfilmed and Digitized

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The goal of every genealogist is to get back to the original record whenever possible. Tanguay (episode 6), Jetté (episode 8), and the published Drouins (episode 9) are great as finding aids and indexes. With the microfilming of the Drouin collection based on...

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French-Canadian Book Sale

The West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngstown, Arizona, is conducting a book sale. The following books with French-Canadian topics are for sale: Beginning Franco-American Genealogy by Dennis M. Boudreau Dictionnaire Gen. Des Families Canadennes, 1988 7 Vols by Cyprien Tanguay Historie des Canadiens-Francias 1608-1800 (French Ed. 8 Vol.) The...

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