MSS-055-Tracking Your Ancestor Back to Québec

Maple Stars and Stripes fleur-de-lis logoFrench-Canadian genealogy is easy, right? Within hours, a knowledgeable genealogist can trace his or her ancestry from 21st-century America or Canada back to 16th- or 17th-century France. Usually.

We all have a line or two that gives us trouble–an ancestor who shows up in the US from who-knows-where. Today’s episode addresses that problem. First, we’ll cover strategies that will be more likely to result in success. Then we’ll look at several potential sources for birthplace information.

For your first step in breaking through those brick walls, be sure to check out the show notes at