French-Canadian genealogy

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-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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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-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-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-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-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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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-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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