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“French-Canadian Genealogy: Getting Started”- Bristol Chapter November 2021 Meeting
November 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
“French-Canadian Genealogy: Getting Started”
Presented by Margaret R. Fortier
Are you trying to locate your French-Canadian ancestors and running into brick walls? Between name changes in the US and not understanding French, it can be daunting.
We will look at finding your French-Canadian ancestors if you know their origin in Quebec and if you don’t. We’ll cover all kinds of name changes: dit names, variations, translated names, anglicized names, first names. We will explore the concept of survivance in French-Canadian culture, why they emigrated to the US, and how French-Canadian immigration was fundamentally different from European immigration. Quebec records, a veritable goldmine for genealogists, are introduced and illustrated.
Margaret R. Fortier, CG® is a Board-certified genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer. A graduate of Boston College and Bentley University, she holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a facilitator for the virtual Certification Discussion Group.
Attend In-Person or Virtually via Zoom
Business Meeting 11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing 11:30-11:55 am
Presentation begins at Noon
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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