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Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast was created as a way to share tips and tricks that might make it easier to research your French-Canadian family here in America as well as to trace them back in Quebec. Listen and learn from these Podcast on Genealogy Research Subjects. by Sandra Goodwin.
This link below is a podcast (a digital audio file which will play in your speaker) Listen to an interview with Norm Deragon of AFGS.
NOTE: You may have to adjust the volume when it starts to play. Please click below to start the podcast.
  • Maple Stars and Stripes: Home Page
  • About Maple Stars and Stripes
  • ShowNotes
    • MSS-014-The American-French Genealogical Society In the main segment, we are treated to an in-depth look at the American-French Genealogical Society of Woonsocket, RI. President Norm Deragon fills us in on the society's history as well as its prospects for the future.
    • MSS-013-Dissecting a French-Canadian Baptism Record
    • MSS-007- Les Filles du Roi (the King's Daughters) Sylvia Bartholomy and Jan Burkhart of AFGS were both featured in episode 7.
    • MSS-006-Tanguay and Its Supplement
    • MSS-005-French-Canadian Given Names
    • MSS-004-More French-Canadian Name Variations
    • MSS-003-French Pronunciation and Text-to-Speech Aids
    • MSS-002- The Dreaded ?Dit' Name

The American - Canadian Genealogical Society - - Manchester, NH
The Society was founded at Manchester, New Hampshire in September 1973. Purposes of ACGS  foster the study of ancestral origins encourage research into the history of families  foster high standards of ethics for genealogical research  provide a common access by and for individuals of French-Canadian origin.
The Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society - - Burlington, Vermont
The Society was founded in 1996, and is dedicated to research in French-Canadian ancestry.
The French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut -- Founded in 1981 to help people with French Canadian backgrounds trace their ancestors and learn more about the lives they lived in Quebec and Acadia.
French Canadian Interest Group, of the Southern California Genealogical Society - - The primary purpose of the French-Canadian Interest Group is to research our own French-Canadian ancestors as well as to help others research theirs.
Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society --  The Father Leo E. Begin Library of MFGS contains over 1700 volumes which include a collection of marriage repertoires from Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont; We have 62 books on microfiche and computers containing Family Tree Maker- Census Index (1607-1880); Social Security Death Benefits (1937-1966); 625,000 Maine Marriages on CD (1892-1966).
French Canadian Heritage Society of California -- The primary purpose of the FCHSC is to foster an interest in our common French-Canadian heritage by researching our own French-Canadian ancestors as well as helping others research theirs and by supporting and making available to the public one of the largest collections of French-Canadian genealogical material in the country.

Rhode Island USGenWeb Genealogy and History Project - - Genealogy and History related links concerning Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission ~ A permanent advisory commission to study the location, condition, and inventory of historical cemeteries in Rhode Island and to make recommendations to the general assembly relative to historical cemeteries in Rhode Island.

Google Language Tools ~ Translated search, Translate text, translate webpage or complete websites.
Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid - - Also Latin Wordlist and Grammar Aid from the Notre Dame Archives : Latin Aid website. Great site for help with Latin translations.
Behind the Name -- the Etymology and History of First Names

People Finders ~ Find People From the Past: A Genealogy Resource Guide for Kids

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet  -- Over 41,850 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 100 categories.
IMMIGRANT SHIP TRANSCRIBERS GUILD -- We are a group of volunteers dedicated to making the search for our ancestors easier.  We grew out of a need to find ships passenger lists right here, on-line.
Marlene Simmons - Quebec Researcher -- Marlene Simmons is a Townships-based researcher specializing in Quebec genealogy, especially the genealogy of the Eastern Townships, and/or northern New England genealogy.
Massachusetts Genealogical Research Services -- Finding people and the records they left behind is our only business. We specialize in locating Massachusetts birth, marriage and death records - both contemporary and historical in nature. In addition, provides complete genealogical research services including the development of pedigree charts and family group sheets. Both include source documentation and professional analysis.
Acadian Genealogy Homepage -- The FIRST (1991) the Acadian-Cajun resource site on the internet, providing visitors information of available "specific family" genealogy CD-ROMs, a graphic image of your own Family Crest and tons of Acadian-Cajun historical text information. 
Léveillée-Bélanger Ancestry -- The Léveillée-Bélanger ancestry site contains thousands of French Canadian surnames and several Algonquin ancestors. The documentation is in html format for easy reading and printing. Sources for the vital events are listed for most of the ancestors.
Davies Genealogy Research -- Beth Davies is a professional genealogist specializing in Quebec research. Her "Quebec Research" page gives an overview of Quebec resources available at the Family History Library.
The Seeker, Reuniting The World! -- Free site to help find missing friends, relatives, heritage answers, military buddies, etc., it
even has a live call in radio show! Site has a searchable registry, links to thousands of sites, tips on finding people, and a
newsletter giving updated news.
The Valleys of the Upper St. John, Allagash, and Fish Rivers, Northern Aroostook Co., Maine -- History and genealogy for the communities in the valleys of the upper St. John River, the Allagash River, and the Fish River, in northern Aroostook County, Maine, USA
The Tree Maker / Elegant Family Tree Charts -- Display over 500 family names in elegant calligraphy on this
beautiful 8-generation fan shaped wall chart with your coat of arms and surname history.
Genealogy and History in France -- Researches in all France, including French archives of old-French colonies.
Several options : origin of a surname - agnatic or full family tree - historical research - biographies.   Member of the Chambre syndicale des Genealogistes et Historiens.
Charron & LaFerriere Family History -  Charron and LaFerriere genealogy and family history.
France to Canada to Acadia & Beyond - Deals primarily with Family Genealogies: Boucher, Lavoie, Henry & Lejeune in Quebec & New Brunswick. Everyone with an interest in these families is welcome to join. 
I Dream of Genealogy - The only free online resource for Social Security Applications (SS-5) with images, along with lost and found family heirlooms, free online genealogy databases, and help with your family tree. 
Les Doucet du Monde - The web site emphasizes pride in our French and Acadian heritage. Two lineages of the Doucet/Doucette are emphasized, with much history.
A LaBrier Family Genealogy -  The journey of one family from Europe to North America 
Mi'kmaq Ancestry of Jerry Gerrior -  Acadian, Mi'kmaq History and Ancestry
Acadian Festival - Maine's largest cultural festival. An annual celebration of Acadian life, custom, culture and history.
Madawaska Public Library - Useful link for genealogy resources on the first Acadians of Maine and Western New Brunswick.
Madawaska Historical Society - Home of the first Acadians of Maine and Western New Brunswick.

ACADIAN - CAJUN Genealogy, History, & Culture ~ This site is about the history and genealogy of the Acadian and Cajun people. A comprehensive website on the subject, consisting of over 800 web pages
Acadia & New France (Quebec) Genealogy ~ The Olive Tree website is dedicated to providing free access to genealogical data and bringing free information to the genealogical Internet community.
Acadian Gen Web.Acadian Ancestral Home ~ The Acadian Ancestral Home works as the backbone to Acadian GenWeb.
Acadieville ~ Acadieville is a small community located in the heart of Acadia in the county of Kent in New Brunswick in eastern Canada.
Genealogy of Acadia ~ FrancoGene - Acadia - Resources for Genealogy
Genealogists Associates ~ Listing of Surnames, alphabetically and order of frequency
University of Moncton ~ Acadian Collection
Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management ~ Acadian Genealogical Sources
Acadian Archives - University of Maine at Fort Kent ~ The Acadian Archives documents, preserves, celebrates, and disseminates information about the Upper St. John Valley, a 70-mile stretch of the St. John River running between the U.S. and Canada.
Musée Acadien & Archives de Pubnico-Ouest ~ The Acadian Museum & Archives is owned and operated by the Société historique acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest
Stephen A. White, Genealogist ~ Genealogist at Moncton University's Centre d'Études Acadiennes [Centre for Acadian Studies].
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick ~ Established in 1967, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick collects and preserves the documents of the people, institutions and government of the province.
NBGenWeb ~ New Brunswick GenWeb Project ~ NB GenWeb, in conjunction with the NB Mail List and NB Gen Links , is here to provide you free access to online genealogical information for your New Brunswick research.
Acadian Studies Centre Anselme-Chiasson ~ To promote the recovery of Acadian families, genealogy sector contains a large amount of primary sources such as parish registers and censuses.
P.E.I. Family Lineages ~ The Island Register - P.E.I. (Prince Edward Island) Genealogy
CRPCD Archives ~ Links to 100 articles written by Father Clarence-J. d'Entremont, which were published in The Vanguard in 1989 and 1990. All attempts have been made to transcribe the articles as they were originally published.
LeBlanc & MacLean Families of Nova Scotia ~ Selected Obituaries Published in Nova Scotia Newspapers
Newfoundland Labrador GenWeb ~ Historical writings and place histories, etc.
Voici the Valley Cultureway ~ Places and Culture of the St. John Valley where Maine meets New Brunswick
Poitou Acadie Bretagne, genealogy. ~ Genealogy Roux Le Guillou French origins of the first Acadian families, Boudrot,Daigle, etc.
The establishment Acadien du Poitou Belle Ile en Mer, Documents, Lists, Maps, Auray and Acadia

Search Systems -- Largest Free Public Records Database Collection

A Thousand Genealogy Links -- Over 1,000 genealogy links to online surname searchable databases for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.
Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home -- This site contains census records, marriage records, deportation lists, lists of the Acadian exiles, ships' lists, information about the king's daughters, Carignan regiment, Charlemagne; places where our first ancestors settled.
Boston Family History -- A guide to historical and genealogical resources in the Boston area. Contains historical timelines of neighborhoods and ethnic groups as well as tourist information.
Dana Rae's Little corner -- Maine Cemetery Listings, family photo's. and more
Everton Publishers HomePage -- From Everton Publishers, the same folks who produce the Genealogical Helper magazine.

Find A Grave ~ Find the graves of ancestors, Search 54 million grave records, search for a cemetery, surname index, browse by Location. See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world. Famous Grave Search,Yearly Necrologies.
What is a necrology? A necrology is a listing of people who have died during a specific time period.

French Canadians in the 1842 Oregon Census -- List of French Canadians in Oregon census of 1842, often ignored or left out of contemporary listings. With short biographies and links to other researchers and sites about these people.
Global Genealogy Supply -- A single source where you can purchase a wide variety of genealogy & history books, maps, archival supplies, charts & forms and genealogy  software & CDs.
Celtic Circle Genealogy - (In French) French genealogist based in France, working on genealogical research and research of person for inheritance or for family. I work with french census and other french archives and also have an access on american census to locate family. 
The Homepage of Bob Turcott -- Family tree for Turcotte/Turcott, Pelletier, Soucy, Dube, Berube, Lajoie, Lagace/Lagasse, Robitaille and many others. The mission of the link is to further myfamily research and assist other Family Genealogist in their quest to trace ancestors.
PRDH Programme de recherche en démographie historique -- Comprehensive Quebec French-Canadian genealogy up to 1800: vital events, family histories, genealogies. Site is in French and English
Ray Lamoureux and Bev Port Genealogical Web Site -- Web Site contains over 4,500 individuals and over 1,700
The Boston States Migration Page -- Resources to track families migrating between the Canadian Eastern Provinces, New England and New York through the centuries, including directions for subscribing to a Boston States mailing list.
Drouin Association of North America -- A first for the Drouin of North America. An attempt to link as many of Drouin as possible, as well as to provide information on the family and events that are of interest. Formed in May 2004 - Your Internet Genealogy Guide -- Users can add links, listings of their societies, publications available from a society or individual, newsletters. They can obtain links, lookups, tips, find books, get free email, and much more.
The Côté's of North America -- A starting point in the research of Côté's. 
Bobs page of Genealogy -- Turcotte, Turcott, Lagace, Pelletier Genealogy, this website is an addition to the hompage of Bob Turcott
Histories, Families and the COHEN and CASSIRER descendants -- History (1523-2004) of relatives of the CASSIRER and COHEN families with original documents, photos and family-tree. Includes family tree and references to famous philosopher. 
The Genealogy Register -- Listing of Genealogy sites
The Descendants of Jean Nicolas Durand and Pierre Genereux -- The website contains the family of Jean Nicolas Durand married to Marguerite Catherine Huot dit St-Laurent and also the family of Pierre Genereux married to Francoise Dessureaux.
Jérôme Malhache -- A professional genealogist, family history researcher, working on Paris and Ile de France area
Quebec - Conservapedi About Quebec and its roots.
Ben R. Londeree Home Page -- The website contains the descendents of Guillaume Landry and Gabrielle Barr who were married in 1689 in Quebec City, PQ, Canada. The database currently (2/1/02) contains over 48,000 individuals.
Vanasse Migration -- This site attempts to link Vanasse families in the United States with their families of origin in Quebec . -- A free public database of genealogy queries supporting all surnames and all geographic regions. Add, edit, or delete your queries at any time.
Meaning of Names ~ Search through thousands of Submit Link - Submit Website - Meaning of Names is the place to come for the best resources for Submit Link - Submit Website
Name Meanings -- Etymology - First Name Meanings. Find out the origin and meaning of your name.
'Genetic genealogy' - - database linking surnames to their Y-chromosomes. Search to find your DNA Heritage.
Genealogy help - Suggestions etc.
Quintin Publications ~ America's Genealogy Superstore! Quintin Publications offers thousands of family and local histories! French-Canada a specialty!

DNA Related resources -  Valuable information and resources about DNA testing and how it relates to genealogy.
Colonial Ancestors -- Genealogy records and information about ancestors in the 13 original colonies.
Laurence Abensur-Hazan, généalogiste -- Professional Genealogist in Paris - specialized in Jewish Genealogy
CD ROM Census Records -- Images of the pages of the United States Census Records from 1790 through 1920 are now available on Cd Rom. 
Long Lost Family Bulletin Board -- Search for lost relatives and missing friends and check to see if someone is looking for you. Then take a look at some additional people finding resources. 
Genealogy Today -- Genealogy help for newbies, family researchers, genealogists and professionals. 
French Coat of Arms / Family Crests -- The 50 Most Common French Coat of Arms from the Coat of Arms Store. Is Your Name Here ?

World War II Army Rangers - Official Website of their proud Sons&Daughters: United to Honor, Educate, and Inform.

DearMYRTLE's -- a daily genealogy columnist, whose articles appear in the Genealogy Forum (America Online Keyword: roots and Myrtle) as well as on her Web site. DearMYRTLE's Daily Genealogy Column is a Down-to-earth, practical advice for family historians -- available by free e-mail subscription. Previous articles are indexed and fully searchable on Myrt's web site.

On August 15, 1999 DearMYRTLE awarded the BEST of the week INTERNET FOR GENEALOGISTS award to the American-French Genealogical Society . The web version of the award is located at: American-French Genealogical Society Award

Little Rhodys List of Rhode Island information", provides a list of information and websites links concerning Rhode Island. Little Rhody's list also has Rhode Island map link.
City of Woonsocket, RI -- Homepage for the City of Woonsocket, RI, the hometown of the AFGS.

State links
New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island
State Archives
State Archives
Vital Records Searchable Index
Vital Records
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French Canadian Ancestry Groups in the United States according to the 1990 Census- Map Located at Minnesota Department of Administration
Listing of Ancestry Groups in the United States according to the 1990 Census- Map Located at Minnesota Department of Administration                                     Minnesota Department of Administration
Maps of the Past, Inc - We are a leader in quality reprints of images from the 16th century onwards. Our maps are clearly designed for the avid genealogist and map enthusiast, home decor, metal detector devotee's and others of every interest.
Map of Canada from  Lonely Planet  - maps located at
Map of France from  Lonely Planet - maps located at

Church Information

Parishes Online ParishesOnline is the online U.S. directory of the Catholic Church. Find Catholic Churches, Mass Times, Pastors, Bulletins, Maps, Dioceses, Schools... and much more!

Internet Search Engines
The following links, while not being strictly related to genealogy, can help the genealogist search the World Wide Web for the information he/she seeks

Alta Vista -- Offering compact or detailed searches through what the company claims is the largest Web index, Digital Equipment Corporation's Alta Vista can help you find your way through 8 billion words filling 16 million Web pages. It also provides a full-text index of more than 13,000 newsgroups.
Yahoo Searcher -- Yahoo has been accepting submissions from Internet sites for what seems like the beginning of it all. Yahoo's veteran status has allowed it to build a comprehensive cross-discipline resource base.
Google -- Good and fast search place
Bing ~ the latest search place.

US Census - May be available Free at home
The U.S. Census Records plus other information may be available Free at home. A number of US public libraries offer this service from ProQuest Heritage Quest online.

Information about States libraries offering this service is available at The Encyclopedia of Genealogy, a free-content encyclopedia created by its readers.

A listing of States offering this service is at The Encyclopedia of Genealogy
States A to E
States F to M
States N to R
States S to Z

Mailing Lists
Mailing lists are essentially collections of messages from a specific newsgroup which are sent electronically to their subscribers. There are many such lists pertaining to genealogy, some dealing with ethnic background, some with culture, and others with specific surnames. An easy way to find an updated listing of these lists is to go to one of the following links:

Genealogy Newsgroups
The following newsgroups are only a partial listing.  To subscribe to these newsgroups will require accessing the news source offered by your Internet provider. Most of the names are self-explanatory.

Historical Quebec, Acadia and other Videos on YouTube also on the (NFB) National Film Board of Canada
The following are links to Videos on YouTube about Quebec History, including the The Acadians Deportation

The following are links to Videos on the (NFB) National Film Board of Canada
National Film Board of Canada
The Voyageurs ~ This short film tells the tale of the men who drove big freighter canoes into the wilderness in the days when the fur trade was Canada's biggest business. The film recreates scenes of the early 19th century with a soundtrack by an all-male chorus.
Exploration ~ The Great Map Make, John Cabot, The last Voyage of Henry Hudson
Viking settlements ~ The Vinland Mystery
A Sunday at 105 ~ A 105-year-old Acadian agrees to be filmed one Sunday as she goes about her daily routine and ruminates on life. Filmed by her great-grandson, Aldéa Pellerin-Cormier comments wisely on politics, sex and religion. From getting ready in the morning to drinking her nightcap before bed, every moment is punctuated with a witticism or existential thought. Respectful of the old woman's privacy, Daniel Léger's first documentary looks at wisdom, serenity and enjoyment of life. In French with English subtitles.
(Webmaster comment) - I highly recomend the above video (A Sunday at 105) this video it just is so pleasant to watch.
NOTE: if you have a problem with these links please go to the NFB website and search and click the link from there.
AFGS Class 2014 How to do research at home for FREE by William Pommenville
Cemeteries ~ Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Slavery ~ Slavery in Rhode Island
History ~ Church History of Putnam, Connecticut Info for RI ~ Rhode Island USGenWeb Project
Wiki ~ United States U.S. City Directories ~
Translations ~ French Wordlist Names ~ First and last names (most frequent) PRDH
Links~ Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (311,358) links
Census ~ HeritageQuest Online Login census 1790 - 1930 (not all years) possible RI Residents only
Info for PBS Show ~ Welcome to the Ancestors Web Site
Library and Archives Canada
Occupations ~ Index of Old Occupations
Occupations ~ List of Old English Occupations and descriptions
Occupations ~ Genealogy research: Old Occupations Explained
Occupations ~ Family Tree Researcher: Dictionary of Old Occupations
Occupations ~ About Genealogy - Glossary of Old Occupations & Trades
Medical Terms ~ Antiquus Morbus Home Medical Terms
Diseases ~ Genealogy Quest: Genealogical Research Assistance - Diseases
Indians ~ Native Americans, French Canadians and Intermarriage
Ellis Island ~ FREE Port of New York Passenger Records Search
Google Books ~ The Canadian frontier, 1534-1760 - William John Eccles -
Dictionary ~ BOULLARD, ÉTIENNE - Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Info ~ New France: ( "Québec" or Kebec ) Historical Background in Brief
Names ~ Name Variations and why (good explainations) Acadian French-Canadian
Where is my Family From ~ how to research genealogy for free ~ where is my family
Newspapers ~ Historic American Newspapers - Chronicling America (The Library of Congress)
Death Indexes ~ Joe-Beine's-Online Genealogy Records and Resources
Ellis Island ~ FREE Port of New York Passenger Records Search
SSDI ~ Searching the Social Security Death Index in One Step
French-Canadian Research ~ Introduction to French-Canadian Research at American Ancestors
Quebec French Words, Sayings & Phrases Explained in English at Bill Casselman's
Nova Scotia Archives ~ Historical Maps of Nova Scotia
Books on line ~ Internet Archive: Canadian Libraries
Civil War ~ French Canadians During the Civil War | American Civil War Forums
The French-Canadian heritage in New England - Gerard J. Brault - Google Books
Immigrants ~ Canadian immigrants before 1776 to the 1900s
Genealogy Today ~ A rewarding resource of information

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