MSS-005-French-Canadian Given Names

Maple Stars and Stripes fleur-de-lis logoIn 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 in reading faded or otherwise illegible script, or simply because of an unfamiliarity with French given names. After exploring given name practices and challenges, we look at several helpful resources.

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