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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MSS-052-Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society

Many of our Québec ancestors crossed the border into Vermont. Some stayed. Some moved back and forth. Others passed through on their way someplace else. If you’re looking for those Vermont ancestors, the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society may have just the resources you need. Join president Sheila Morris for...

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MSS-051-Silent Presence: The French in New England-Pt 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-051.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFrench-Canadians are one of the largest immigrant groups to New England, yet, according to today’s guest, they remain relatively silent. Jeanne Douillard has made it her mission to explore the reasons for this. Today Jeanne fills in the...

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Is CANUCK a Bad Word?

First, this question is not meant to be controversial. My goal is to have an analytical, academic discussion of this, for some, emotionally-charged word. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but it was brought to the forefront after a discussion with one of my podcast guests. You...

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MSS-050-Acadian History-Part 2: Deportation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-050.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGovernor Lawrence declared it “a great and noble scheme.” Coming at it from the point of view of an Acadian descendant, it doesn’t seem in the least “grand” or “noble.” Lucie LeBlanc Consentino continues her series on Acadian...

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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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