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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

For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org

Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org/


November 20
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Somerset Public Library
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726 United States
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