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MSS-058-The Geographic Evolution of a Franco-American Family

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-058.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI’ve often said that the best way to make sure that all our hard work as genealogists is not in vain is to publish our families’ stories. Today’s guest, David Vermette, tells his ancestral stories in an unusual...

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MSS-057- The Life of Fille du Roi Jeanne Chevalier

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-057.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe “filles du roi” is one of the most popular topics covered on this podcast. In previous episodes (#7 and #44), we covered these women in a general way. But today, we get down to specifics. What was...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all mes cousins and Happy New Year! Have a joyous holiday season filled with peace, love, family, and friends. We’ll see everyone in 2017.

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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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