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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MSS-009-The Drouin Collection

Podcast: Play in new window | Download As French-Canadian researchers, we often find ourselves transcribing French language documents or entering French words into our genealogy databases. Knowing shortcuts for entering accented French letters makes the task much easier. If you’ve heard of the Big Drouin, Little Drouin, Red Drouin,...

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MSS-008-Jetté’s Dictionnaire

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Perhaps one of the most valuable French-Canadian resources packed into one volume is René Jetté’s Dictionnaire genealogique des familles du Quebec, covering early Québec families from the beginning to 1730. Learn how to use Jetté to locate your family as well as...

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