Records

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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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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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-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-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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