Your Help Needed-ASAP

Okay, MSS listeners. A fellow listener needs your help-ASAP. Here is the email I received: “Am getting married on July 2, and at age 58 don’t have my mother around to ask. Are there any simple french-canadian wedding ceremony traditions that are still used by families in New England?...

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MSS-049-Researching Ancestors in France with the French Genealogy Blog

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-049.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSQuébec records often list home parish in France for our immigrant ancestors. Are you ready to take that information and extend your family lines back a few more generations? Today’s guest Anne Morddel, professional genealogist and author of...

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MSS-048- French-Canadian Genetic Diseases-part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-048.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome back to the conclusion of our interview with Muriel Normand. Join us as Muriel explains the other common dominant diseases, as well as the recessive, mtDNA, and x-linked diseases. Knowledge is power, and this is one topic...

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MSS-047-French-Canadian Genetic Diseases-part 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-047.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWith such a small number of immigrants coming to Québec in the 17th and 18th centuries and the fact they they remained fairly isolated from other ethnic gene pools, descendants of these pioneers often face medical problems caused...

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MSS-046-Researching French-Canadians in Vermont

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-046.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSince northern Vermont borders Québec, French-Canadians have played a role in the settling of that state since early colonial times. With a second influx during the Industrial Revolution, many of us have ancestors who lived in Vermont at...

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MSS-045-The French-Canadian Heritage Society of California

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-045.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you live in or visit southern California, you have to schedule a visit to the French-Canadian Heritage Society of California. Other than the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, this is the West Coast’s largest repository...

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MSS-044-Filles du Roi-the Perilous Journey

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-044.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAnyone with French-Canadian ancestry has multiple Filles du Roi ancestors. It’s a given. And we seem to be fascinated with these strong girls who faced so much and survived long enough to produce children whose descendants have spread out...

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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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