Podcast

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-012-The Drouin Collection-Microfilmed and Digitized

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-012.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe 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...

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MSS-011-Tracking Your “Nomadic” French-Canadian Ancestors

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-011.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBecause of the proximity of Québec and the northern states of America, those of us from the northern US most likely have immigrant ancestors who traveled back and forth between the two. We also find that they often...

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MSS-009-The Drouin Collection

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs 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,...

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MSS-008-Jetté’s Dictionnaire

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-008.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPerhaps 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...

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MSS-007- Les Filles du Roi (the King’s Daughters)

Imagine being a young lady in your teens or early twenties. You leave everything known to you to travel six to eight weeks across an unforgiving ocean toward a harsh land that requires all your strength and resolve to survive. We of French-Canadian descent are here today because approximately...

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MSS-006-Tanguay and Its Supplement

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-006.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you have spent any time at all in the French-Canadian genealogy section of a  library, you have seen the seven-volume set of books known simply by the author’s surname, the Tanguay. These books contain the baptisms, marriages, burials,...

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MSS-005-French-Canadian Given Names

In French, searching for a surname beginning with an H or a vowel presents a unique set of problems. Episode 5 presents strategies for success. In the main segment, we acknowledge that it is sometimes difficult to determine a given name in a handwritten record, sometimes due to difficulty...

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MSS-004-More French-Canadian Name Variations

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are so many ways to spell certain sounds in French that it sometimes becomes difficult to even recognize a name as the one for which you are searching. In episode 4 of Maple Stars and Stripes (MapleStarsandStripes.com/4),...

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MSS-003-French Pronunciation and Text-to-Speech Aids

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-003.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen our French-Canadian ancestors left Québec and came to America, they began to generate records in an English-speaking system. Many clerks wrote their names phonetically. As a result, the names in American records often don’t come close to...

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