Societies

MSS-052-Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-052.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMany 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...

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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: 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 The French...

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MSS-046-Researching French-Canadians in Vermont

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-046.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 some time....

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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: 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 for French-Canadian...

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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: 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 across Canada,...

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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: 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 the Iroquois....

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MSS-031-The Québec Family History Society

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-031.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWould 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...

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MSS-024-Fichier Origine

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-024.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAre you planning a trip to France? If so, take along your ancestors’ hometown information so you can visit and make it a truly memorable experience. A listener wrote in asking about the reliability of the Fichier Origine database. She...

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MSS-020-Hélène’s World-part 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHave you ever thought of taking your research and writing the stories of your ancestors? If you haven’t yet, what’s stopping you? Time? Don’t know where to start? Can’t read French? Author Susan McNelley will take us on her journey,...

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MSS-018-The American-Canadian Genealogical Society

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNew Hampshire saw a large influx of French-Canadians in the 19th century, and the American-Canadian Genealogical Society and its library have helped many descendants trace their roots back to Québec. President Jim Gaudet fills you in on the history and...

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MSS-017-French-Canadian Repertoires

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThanks to the hard work of hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteers across Canada and the United States, those of us who were researching our French-Canadian ancestors a decade or two ago were very grateful to have a multitude of...

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MSS-016-The History behind the Geography

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhen entering data into your genealogy database, have you ever asked yourself: Do I enter Nouvelle France or Canada? Is St-Charles the parish or the village? Where is the Pays d’en Haut? With the help of our guest Suzanne Boivin...

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MSS-014-The American-French Genealogical Society

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAfter reviewing common French terms found in baptism records and learning some less-common terms, you should then be ready to try your hand at reading a record from start to finish on your own. Test your skills and revel in...

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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: 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 Drouin collection...

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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: 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 had children...

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MSS-010-The French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-010.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat would we as genealogists do without genealogy societies and their libraries? They are critical in compiling, preserving and disseminating the information we need to prove our family lines. In our first Spotlight on a Society segment, Loraine DiCerbo, president...

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MSS-008-Jetté’s Dictionnaire

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-008.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 family as...

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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-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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