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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MSS-010-The French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What would we as genealogists do without genealogy societies and their libraries? They are critical in compiling, preserving and disseminating the information we need to prove our family lines. In our first Spotlight on a Society segment, Loraine DiCerbo, president of the...

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