Learn about French-Canadian Genealogy and how to research it from professional genealogist Margaret R. Fortier, CG® in this new “footnotes” episode Genealogy TVs YouTube channel.
Margaret shares a ton of resources, history of the area, migration patterns, records, record locations, French-Canadian name changes, and cultural influences. Specifically Margaret talks about Drouin Collection as she notes it is a gold mine of family history information and many more.
*** Show Notes ***
Below is a complete list of the show notes and all of the information contributed by Margaret.
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Immigration and Naturalization
References below provided by Margaret R. Fortier
Geyh, Patricia Keeney et al. French-Canadian Sources: A Guide for Genealogists. Orem, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 2002.
Brault, Gerard J. The French-Canadian Heritage in New England. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1986.
Douglas, Althea. Here Be Dragons! Navigating the Hazards found in Canadian Family Research. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1996.
Dit Names at American French Genealogical Society (website)
French LanguageGoogle Translate Type google translate into Google. Enter your text. Click to listen .
Social Media and Mailing Lists
Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History group. Facebook.
Boston States mailing list. Rootsweb.
Quebec-Research mailing list. Rootsweb.
A la French Genealogy. (website) frenchgen.com; genealogy tutorials and how to guides
Genealogy à la carte. (blog) http://genealogyalacarte.ca by Gail Dever
Maple Stars and Stripes. (podcast).
The French Genealogy Blog; if you get all the way back to France.
American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket RI
American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester, NH
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Detroit, MI; see Denisson Index of French families
French-Canadian Heritage Society of California, Burbank, CA
French-Canadian Genealogy Society of Connecticut, Tolland, CT
Franco-American Centre at University of Maine, Orono, ME
Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society, Burlington, VT
Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Plattsburgh, NY
Quebec Family History Society, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
Le centre de généalogie francophone d’Ámérique [Center for Francophone genealogy of America]; links to French-Canadian societies
The French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, Royal Oak, MI