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Maple Stars and Stripes helps you with your French-Canadian genealogy research. Included will be tips for using French-language records and a look at different record groups, repositories, history, geography, culture, and methodology particular to researching French-Canadian family history. Blog: MapleStarsandStripes.com; Show Notes: MapleStarsandStripes.com/shownotes

Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast Sandra Goodwin: Genealogy Podcaster, Speaker, and Instructor

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Maple Stars and Stripes helps you with your French-Canadian genealogy research. Included will be tips for using French-language records and a look at different record groups, repositories, history, geography, culture, and methodology particular to researching French-Canadian family history. Blog: MapleStarsandStripes.com; Show Notes: MapleStarsandStripes.com/shownotes

    MSS-090-The Story behind Our French-Canadian Ancestors

    MSS-090-The Story behind Our French-Canadian Ancestors

    Thomas LaForest published a 30-volume set of books called Our French-Canadian Ancestors. Many genealogists, especially those who can’t read French, enjoyed reading their ancestors’ stories in English. But after LaForest’s death, these volumes became more difficult to find. That is, until Norm Hebert decided to do something about it. In episode 90, Norm tells us the […]

    • 36 min
    MSS-089-US Catholic Church Records Online

    MSS-089-US Catholic Church Records Online

    Margaret Fortier, CG®, walks you through what’s available in Catholic church records and where to find them online. Included is a 5-page handout packed with resources, charts, and tips. Find the link in the show notes at http://maplestarsandstripes.com/89. Have yourself a safe, healthy and happy Christmas and New Years, and we’ll see you in 2020!

    • 39 min
    MSS-088-Canadian Colonial Censuses, 1666-1762+

    MSS-088-Canadian Colonial Censuses, 1666-1762+

    The goal of every genealogist is to find all census records for each ancestor. This episode makes that easier. In episode 88, we take a look at censuses for Quebec province and Acadia from the earliest times to the late 18th century. Some are complete; some are partial. Some are originals; others are transcriptions. Some are […]

    • 29 min
    MSS-087-The Story of Guillaume Couture

    MSS-087-The Story of Guillaume Couture

    CHECK YOUR DATABASES! Is Guillaume Couture one of your ancestors? If so, enjoy this compelling story of a man who used his natural gifts to survive and create understanding between two diverse groups of people. This is an ancestor your family can be proud of. If Guillaume is not in your direct line, you will still […]

    • 48 min
    MSS-086-Museum of Work & Culture-Part 2

    MSS-086-Museum of Work & Culture-Part 2

    I hope you enjoyed episode #85, part 1 of the Museum of Work & Culture. In part 2, we continue our virtual tour with a look at the mill-sponsored baseball teams, the ubiquitous triple decker (at least in New England cities), a parochial classroom, and a union hall. All of these were important chapters in […]

    • 29 min
    MSS-085-Museum of Work & Culture-Part 1

    MSS-085-Museum of Work & Culture-Part 1

    Do you have ancestors who came to New England to work in the mills? This virtual tour of the Museum of Work and Culture will demonstrate what life was like for the many who left their farms for a chance at a regular paycheck and a guaranteed day off. While you’re traveling this summer, consider […]

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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Best podcast for Franco American genealogy

Sandra Goodwin finds the topics I never even knew I needed to know. She finds the authors, historians, archivists, and overall experts on Franco-American genealogy. You will not find anything else like it on line in 2019!

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Great Podcast

I have learned so much from Sandra and her guests about French Canadian genealogy. Her show notes online are comprehensive. As a relative beginner genealogist, a tool like this podcast is valuable.

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Love Maple Stars and Stripes

I've listened to every episode and many of them more than once. I especially like the guest interviews and authors.

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