MSS-067-French-Canadian Notary Records

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-067.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s difficult to get the younger generation interested in genealogy when you show them a list of names, dates, and places. But stories of adventures and misdeeds can really spark an interest. So where do we get these tales of...

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MSS-066-Battle for Empire

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-066.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn 1759, where were your ancestors living? Were any in Quebec City? Or Beauport? Did they live on the Île d’Orléans? Or on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River? Were they part of the Montreal or Trois-Rivière militia? If...

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MSS-065-The Drouin Institute’s Lafrance Database and the PRDH

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-065.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFrench-Canadian genealogists have an almost unheard of wealth of records with which we can trace our lines back hundreds of years. The Drouin Institute provides us with easy access to these records by publishing the original parish register pages online...

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MSS-064-Settling Detroit

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-064.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWho were the early settlers of Fort Ponchartrain/Detroit? What records did they leave behind? Co-authors Suzanne Sommerville, Gail Moreau-DesHarnais, and Diane Wolford Sheppard answer those questions and many more in their award-winning book, Le Détroit du Lac Érié. Cadillac established the...

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MSS-063-Acadian Voyageurs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-063.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDid any of your Acadian ancestors migrate to Quebec after the deportation and become voyageurs? I had never considered such a thing until speaking with Claude Ferland, today’s guest. Not only did some become voyageurs, but some also held very...

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MSS-062-French-Canadian Education at the NIGS

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-062.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSEducation is important to genealogists. You know that. And there are so many ways and places where you could invest your dollars to increase your knowledge. How do you decide which is right for you? Today Louise St. Denis helps you...

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MSS-058-The Geographic Evolution of a Franco-American Family

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-058.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI’ve often said that the best way to make sure that all our hard work as genealogists is not in vain is to publish our families’ stories. Today’s guest, David Vermette, tells his ancestral stories in an unusual context–that of...

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MSS-057- The Life of Fille du Roi Jeanne Chevalier

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-057.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe “filles du roi” is one of the most popular topics covered on this podcast. In previous episodes (#7 and #44), we covered these women in a general way. But today, we get down to specifics. What was a particular...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all mes cousins and Happy New Year! Have a joyous holiday season filled with peace, love, family, and friends. We’ll see everyone in 2017.

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MSS-056-Health and Sickness in New France (Hélène’s World-Part 4)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-056.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTo whom did our ancestors turn when they were sick? What treatments were available? How can we tell whether we had sickly or healthy ancestors? Susan McNelley, author of Hélène’s World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Québec, joins us in part...

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MSS-055-Tracking Your Ancestor Back to Québec

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-055.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFrench-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...

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MSS-054-The French Institute at Assumption College

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-054.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGenealogists love repositories with one-of-a-kind collections. One can only imagine what’s hiding in those stacks! Today we explore one such repository. The collections at the French Institute (on the grounds of Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts) include records from schools, religious...

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MSS-053-Silent Presence: The French in New England-Pt 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-053.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSeveral of the elder members of the Franco community, especially those in the northeast United States, might recall dealing with prejudice in their earlier years. Many were made to feel “less” because they were French-Canadians. Today’s return guest, Jeanne Douillard,...

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Things Don’t Always Work the Way We’d Like!

Why is it that when you try to fix one thing on a computer, you sometimes break two more? 🙂 That’s what happened when I tried to fix the comments. It broke the survey. So the comments are now off (you can email comments to maplestarsandstripes gmail ...

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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-051-Silent Presence: The French in New England-Pt 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-051.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFrench-Canadians are one of the largest immigrant groups to New England, yet, according to today’s guest, they remain relatively silent. Jeanne Douillard has made it her mission to explore the reasons for this. Today Jeanne fills in the historical background...

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Is CANUCK a Bad Word?

First, this question is not meant to be controversial. My goal is to have an analytical, academic discussion of this, for some, emotionally-charged word. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, but it was brought to the forefront after a discussion with one of my podcast guests. You...

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MSS-050-Acadian History-Part 2: Deportation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-050.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGovernor Lawrence declared it “a great and noble scheme.” Coming at it from the point of view of an Acadian descendant, it doesn’t seem in the least “grand” or “noble.” Lucie LeBlanc Consentino continues her series on Acadian history with...

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Your Help Needed-ASAP

Okay, MSS listeners. A fellow listener needs your help-ASAP. Here is the email I received: “Am getting married on July 2, and at age 58 don’t have my mother around to ask. Are there any simple french-canadian wedding ceremony traditions that are still used by families in New England?...

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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-048- French-Canadian Genetic Diseases-part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-048.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the conclusion of our interview with Muriel Normand. Join us as Muriel explains the other common dominant diseases, as well as the recessive, mtDNA, and x-linked diseases. Knowledge is power, and this is one topic with which...

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MSS-047-French-Canadian Genetic Diseases-part 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-047.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWith such a small number of immigrants coming to Québec in the 17th and 18th centuries and the fact they they remained fairly isolated from other ethnic gene pools, descendants of these pioneers often face medical problems caused by genetic...

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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-043-The Role of Religion in New France (Hélène’s World-Part 3)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-043.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe religious orders that established themselves in New France did more than just tend to the spiritual needs of our ancestors. Susan McNelley, author of Hélène’s World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Quebec, rejoins us for an in-depth look at the...

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MSS-042-The Upper Saint John River Valley Land Grants

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-042.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIs it possible to go to bed a Canadian and wake up an American? Sure is! It happened to our ancestors thanks to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. Guest George Findlen shares the story of this uncertain period of time and the...

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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-040-Blogging Your Ancestor’s Story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-040.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday’s guest, Lynne Levesque, is writing a book about her ancestor, Jeanne Marguerite Chevalier. But as an intermediary step, she has created a blog to present snippets of Jeanne’s life one piece at a time. Lynne candidly discusses the pros...

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MSS-039-Franco-Americans and the KKK

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-039.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMore KKK members in New England than the South? Really? Yes, at one time in the early 20th century this was true. And they were attacking Franco-Americans. Why? Dr. Eileen Angelini will tell us this interesting story about a little-known...

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MSS-038-Canadian Provincial Censuses, 1763-1861

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-038.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAfter listening to episode #37, you went out and found every census record for every ancestor alive between 1871 and 1921, right? Now it’s time to take the family back another century by exploring the provincial censuses. We’ll also learn...

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MSS-037-Canadian National Censuses, 1871-1921

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-037.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHow we genealogists LOVE census records! Lucky for us, more and more of these wonderful documents are digitized and available online. In this episode, I’ve gathered together, from all corners of the internet, information about online census records from the post-Confederation...

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MSS-036-Money in New France

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-036.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMoney was not always an easy-to-come-by commodity for the colonists. In this episode, you’ll become familiar with some money terms, and you’ll learn the history of money in New France, including the problems of counterfeiting and inflation and how it affected...

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MSS-035-Canon Law for the Genealogist

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-035.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSYou’ve probably heard many times, “Parish registers are easy to read. Once you know how to read one type of record, you can read them all. They follow a pattern.” “Oh, no! This record is different!” And that’s true –...

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MSS-034-Hearth and Home: the Rouillard-Guillet Story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-034.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMost of us have a voyageur or two in our family tree. What was life like for them? And what was life like for the wife left alone months on end? In an interview with author Marcel Pronovost, he shares...

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Those $&%^T$# Computers!

FYI There’s a good chance that the scheduled Maple Stars and Stripes episode for June 16th will be delayed. When I shut my computer off last night, it was June 2015. When I turned it on this morning, it thought it was January 2014. There were no available restore...

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MSS-033-Hélène’s World-part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-033.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, Susan McNelley, author of Hélène’s World: Hélène Desportes of Seventeenth-Century Québec, rejoins us for a more in-depth look at two themes covered in her book: ‘Survival’ and ‘Relationship with the Natives.’ It’s a fascinating look at social...

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MSS-032-Franco Heritage in Salem, Massachusetts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-032.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOral histories are a window to the past. Two Salem State professors take us on a journey back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the Salem Franco community of the Point. We learn about life in this ‘Little...

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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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Back Up and Running

Hopefully all is working smoothly again. If you notice anything that’s not working as it should, please contact me. Thanks. Now enjoy Lucie!!!

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Computer Glitch

We are experiencing another computer glitch. The audio file did not upload properly. I apologize, and please bear with me. I’m working on it.

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MSS-030-Acadian History-Part 1B: Pre-Deportation-1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-030.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOur Acadian ancestors did not face turmoil only at the time of deportation. Their entire existence was rife with battles, both civil and international. In this episode, Lucie LeBlanc Consentino continues the story of the Acadians before the fateful Grand...

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MSS-029-Acadian History-Part 1A: Pre-Deportation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-029.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMany French-Canadians can also claim Acadian ancestry. Today Lucie LeBlanc Consentino begins her first of several lessons about the tumultuous history of our beleaguered ancestors. In Language Tip #29, we look at surnames ending in ERT and how best to...

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MSS-028-Researching Your Northeast Métis Ancestors

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-028.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMost French-Canadians have a family story or two about Indians in the family tree. Are you still looking for yours? Today’s guest, Paul Bunnell, Koasek Tribal Chief & Genealogist, will give you a few hints on what to look for as...

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MSS-027-Dissecting a French-Canadian Burial Record

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-027.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday we conclude our French-Canadian parish record triad with the burial record. Perhaps the easiest of all three record types to abstract, even without knowledge of French, we discuss words and terms as well as the structure of these records....

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MSS-026-The PRDH

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-026.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMost French-Canadian genealogists are familiar with the PRDH, but are you familiar with all three versions? Today we’ll describe each while discussing the pros and cons. To help you out, you can download a PDF copy of the Key to the Repertory,...

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MSS-025-A Celebration in Food: the French-Canadian Tourtière

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-025.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS‘Tis the season for family, friends, and food. The one food above all else associated with traditional Christmas festivities in any French-Canadian household is the tourtière. Join me and our guest Juliana L’Heureux for an in-depth look at this tasty...

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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-023-Sharing Franco Heritage with the Next Generation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-023.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDid one of your teachers ever assign a family history class project? Many genealogists claim to have gotten the ‘genealogy bug’ from a classroom assignment when they were youngsters. Well, today’s guest is helping to create interest in the next...

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Computer Glitch

Hi Everyone- Sorry about the double post today. Due to a computer glitch with this morning’s post, I had to delete the first one and repost. The player is also now visible on the Show Notes page. Thanks for being so patient and hanging in there!!

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MSS-022-Dissecting a French-Canadian Marriage Record

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-022.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn episode #13, we delved into the components of a French-Canadian baptism record. Today, we dissect a marriage record, the backbone of our reconstructed ancestral families. Lengthier than either a baptism or burial record, the marriage record contains more variation...

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MSS-021-Interview with a Self-Proclaimed Taphophile

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWikipedia describes a taphophile as “an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. This involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of deaths. …” That certainly describes today’s guest, Bill Fleming. Bill is a frequent contributor...

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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-019-World Acadian Congress 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOnce arriving back to the eighteenth century, many French-Canadian researchers will find an Acadian or two in their ancestry. That is because, after the deportation, some of these unfortunate folks escaped to or returned to French-Canadian settlements and eventually intermarried....

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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-015-French-Canadian Marriage Records

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMarriage records are the backbone of your French-Canadian research upon which you build your family structure. Before we dissect a marriage record, it helps to understand what’s behind the parts that make up the whole. In preparation, today we will discuss...

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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-013-Dissecting a French-Canadian Baptism Record

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-013.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIf you are not fluent in French, then tracing your ancestors in Québec records is a daunting task. In the last episode, we determined that we could use gender clues to answer some questions. Today we’re going to begin to...

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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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French-Canadian Book Sale

The West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngstown, Arizona, is conducting a book sale. The following books with French-Canadian topics are for sale: Beginning Franco-American Genealogy by Dennis M. Boudreau Dictionnaire Gen. Des Families Canadennes, 1988 7 Vols by Cyprien Tanguay Historie des Canadiens-Francias 1608-1800 (French Ed. 8 Vol.) The...

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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-009-The Drouin Collection

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAs French-Canadian researchers, we often find ourselves transcribing French language documents or entering French words into our genealogy databases. Knowing shortcuts for entering accented French letters makes the task much easier. If you’ve heard of the Big Drouin, Little Drouin,...

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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-006-Tanguay and Its Supplement

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-006.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIf you have spent any time at all in the French-Canadian genealogy section of a  library, you have seen the seven-volume set of books known simply by the author’s surname, the Tanguay. These books contain the baptisms, marriages, burials, and constructed...

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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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MSS-004-More French-Canadian Name Variations

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere are so many ways to spell certain sounds in French that it sometimes becomes difficult to even recognize a name as the one for which you are searching. In episode 4 of Maple Stars and Stripes (MapleStarsandStripes.com/4), we take...

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Maple Stars and Stripes Now on iTunes

There are several ways to listen to Maple Stars and Stripes. You can continue to listen to it on your computer (it will open in a new window so you can continue working on your computer), or download each episode to your computer from MapleStarsandStripes.com and perhaps burn it to...

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MSS-003-French Pronunciation and Text-to-Speech Aids

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-003.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhen our French-Canadian ancestors left Québec and came to America, they began to generate records in an English-speaking system. Many clerks wrote their names phonetically. As a result, the names in American records often don’t come close to the actual...

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MSS-002-The Dreaded Dit Name

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-002.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIf you’ve come across dit/dite names in your French-Canadian research and wondered what it all meant, then episode 2 of Maple Stars and Stripes is for you! Along with learning how to pronounce it, we’ll also cover its origins and...

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MSS-001-Beginning French-Canadian Research

http://traffic.libsyn.com/maplestars/MSS-001.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWELCOME TO THE MAPLE STARS AND STRIPES DEBUT! Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast was created as a way to share tips and tricks that might make it easier to research your French-Canadian family here in America as well...

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