MSS-041-Introduction to the Carignan-Salières Regiment

Maple Stars and Stripes fleur-de-lis logoMost 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. In episode #41, Bill Kane, vice-president of La Société des Filles du Roi et Soldats du Carignan, gives you an introduction to this group of brave men. The Société is also offering a free one-year associate membership, including two issues of their journal, sent by the King. Be sure to listen to the podcast before December 15th for a chance to enter that contest!Christmas candles

In Language Tip #41, we look at the consequence of a little tail, or the C-cédille. There are holiday events to choose from. Dr. Angelini from episode #39 has a request for you, and you’ll hear a story about how family history can lead to forgiveness.

We’ll wrap things up with the results of survey 40, which weren’t at all what I expected, and I’ll introduce survey 41.

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything, I’ll have an idea or two for you. And if you regularly shop on Amazon and would like a way to support the Maple Stars and Stripes podcast without costing you an extra cent out of pocket, there will be links for that also.

There will be changes to the podcast in 2016, and we’ll see you in our next episode on January 12th. Until then, have a very Merry Christmas, and may the New Year bring you the solution to all your brick walls!

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4 comments on “MSS-041-Introduction to the Carignan-Salières Regiment

  1. Karen Paradis

    To go along with the personal histories, don’t forget the Folklore Project that the WPA did. They sent writers to collect stories from various people and there are several from French Canadians. The most interesting to me are Phillipe Lemay on working in the textile industry. He really gives you a feel of what they had to go through to be accepted in the U.S. workplace. Also, the one about the Franco-American Grandmother who talks about leaving Quebec to come to the U.S.

    I’d like to learn more about the French Canadian mill workers. Have you ever considered having someone from the Amoskeag Mill Museum on to cover that subject?

    1. Sandra Goodwin

      Thanks for the link, Karen. A terrific idea. And thanks for the suggestion of the Amoskeag Mill. I’ll add it to the list.

      1. Karen Paradis

        You’re welcome. I always look forward to learning more from your podcasts. Great work!

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