MSS-043-The Role of Religion in New France (Hélène’s World-Part 3)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-043.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe religious orders that established themselves in New France did more than just tend to the spiritual needs of our ancestors. Susan McNelley, author of Hélène’s World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Quebec, rejoins us for an in-depth look...

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MSS-042-The Upper Saint John River Valley Land Grants

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-042.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIs it possible to go to bed a Canadian and wake up an American? Sure is! It happened to our ancestors thanks to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. Guest George Findlen shares the story of this uncertain period of time...

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MSS-041-Introduction to the Carignan-Salières Regiment

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-041.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMost French-Canadian genealogists will find that they have several soldier ancestors who were members of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, a unit sent to the young colony by King Louis XIV in 1665 to protect it from the attacks of...

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MSS-040-Blogging Your Ancestor’s Story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-040.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday’s guest, Lynne Levesque, is writing a book about her ancestor, Jeanne Marguerite Chevalier. But as an intermediary step, she has created a blog to present snippets of Jeanne’s life one piece at a time. Lynne candidly discusses...

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MSS-039-Franco-Americans and the KKK

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-039.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMore KKK members in New England than the South? Really? Yes, at one time in the early 20th century this was true. And they were attacking Franco-Americans. Why? Dr. Eileen Angelini will tell us this interesting story about...

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MSS-038-Canadian Provincial Censuses, 1763-1861

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-038.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAfter listening to episode #37, you went out and found every census record for every ancestor alive between 1871 and 1921, right? Now it’s time to take the family back another century by exploring the provincial censuses. We’ll...

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MSS-037-Canadian National Censuses, 1871-1921

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-037.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHow we genealogists LOVE census records! Lucky for us, more and more of these wonderful documents are digitized and available online. In this episode, I’ve gathered together, from all corners of the internet, information about online census records from...

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MSS-036-Money in New France

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-036.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMoney was not always an easy-to-come-by commodity for the colonists. In this episode, you’ll become familiar with some money terms, and you’ll learn the history of money in New France, including the problems of counterfeiting and inflation and how...

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MSS-035-Canon Law for the Genealogist

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-035.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSYou’ve probably heard many times, “Parish registers are easy to read. Once you know how to read one type of record, you can read them all. They follow a pattern.” “Oh, no! This record is different!” And that’s...

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

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-034.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMost 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 author Marcel Pronovost,...

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