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A.F.G.S. - Presents 

The BEGINNINGS of the FRANCO-AMERICAN COLONY in 
WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND
by Marie Louise Bonier - 
Translated and Edited by Claire Quintal (English Edition)
Marie Louise Bonier's book is of particular significance to Rhode Islanders, especially to Woonsocket natives and the inhabitants of the Blackstone Valley, but it will prove to be of great interest to all those whose roots lie deep in Franco-American history.
It is a veritable mother load of information. Its pages contain a section on early American history as well as genealogical tables of the first 117 French speaking families who settled in Woonsocket. The last part includes a description of Franco-American institutions and the personal accomplishments of out standing members of the group.
  
Sections of the book include: Woonsocket, RI - Union Village - Moshassuck Valley -Lime Rock -  Smithfield and the Branch River Valley - Snechataconnet Region -  Bernon Village - Hamlet Village - Manville - William Blackstone - Blackstone River - Means of Transportation - Industrial Movement - Emigration of French Canadians to the US, plus much more. 
Also included is the Genealogical Charts of Woonsocket's first 117 French Canadian Family's followed by an Index of Family Names
Bonier Book
The Book contains a Preface by Claire Quintal and Introduction by Marie Louis Bonier  Over 550 pages
 
Beginnings of Franco-American Colony $20.00

 
 

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