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

Maple Stars and Stripes fleur-de-lis logoTo 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 4 of a series examining the lives of the pioneers who bravely settled in New France in the 1600s.

Then, tell us about your other favorite non-genealogy podcasts. Which podcasts do you listen to that your fellow genealogists might also enjoy. You can share your faves with us in Survey 56.

Resources mentioned during the podcast can be found in the show notes at