Interviewees

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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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-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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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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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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