MSS-044-Filles du Roi-the Perilous Journey

Maple Stars and Stripes fleur-de-lis logoAnyone 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, the United States, and the world.

In today’s episode, Bill Kane from the Society of the King’s Daughters and Carignan Soldiers takes us back to France, to explore the trials faced by these girls before the real journey began. Then he explains the hazards of the sea voyage. Don’t miss these stories of our founding mothers!

Be sure to check out the show notes at If you missed our previous episode on the Filles du Roi, check out episode #7. To listen to Bill’s previous interview about the CarignanRegiment, see episode #41.