MSS-031-The Québec Family History Society

Would you like to tap the vast knowledge of French-Canadian research and resources in Québec directly from those who produce the records, but in English? Then the Québec Family History Society from Montréal may be just what you’ve been searching for! Conducting genealogy business in English, publishing an English-language...

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MSS-030-Acadian History-Part 1B: Pre-Deportation-1

Our Acadian ancestors did not face turmoil only at the time of deportation. Their entire existence was rife with battles, both civil and international. In this episode, Lucie LeBlanc Consentino continues the story of the Acadians before the fateful Grand Dérangement. Do you have ancestors with an IEU in...

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MSS-029-Acadian History-Part 1A: Pre-Deportation

Many French-Canadians can also claim Acadian ancestry. Today Lucie LeBlanc Consentino begins her first of several lessons about the tumultuous history of our beleaguered ancestors. In Language Tip #29, we look at surnames ending in ERT and how best to locate them in online indexes. And last, be sure...

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MSS-028-Researching Your Northeast Métis Ancestors

Most French-Canadians have a family story or two about Indians in the family tree. Are you still looking for yours? Today’s guest, Paul Bunnell, Koasek Tribal Chief & Genealogist, will give you a few hints on what to look for as well as ideas for further research. Then in Language...

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MSS-027-Dissecting a French-Canadian Burial Record

Today we conclude our French-Canadian parish record triad with the burial record. Perhaps the easiest of all three record types to abstract, even without knowledge of French, we discuss words and terms as well as the structure of these records. Remember to sign up for the Maple Stars and...

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MSS-026-The PRDH

Most French-Canadian genealogists are familiar with the PRDH, but are you familiar with all three versions? Today we’ll describe each while discussing the pros and cons. To help you out, you can download a PDF copy of the Key to the Repertory, the English translation of the instructions for the printed...

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MSS-025-A Celebration in Food: the French-Canadian Tourtière

‘Tis the season for family, friends, and food. The one food above all else associated with traditional Christmas festivities in any French-Canadian household is the tourtière. Join me and our guest Juliana L’Heureux for an in-depth look at this tasty treat! Keeping with our festive theme, in Language Tip...

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