Research Guides for New France:
November 8, 2014 Meeting Handouts:
Researching in Fichier Origine, Ancestry, FamilySearch, and PRDH, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
Researching in the Drouin Collection (Québec Records) and Jetté, by Diane Wolford Sheppard
Research in France on a Carignan soldier, by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais
Power Point Presentation on the Carignan Soldiers and Images from Handouts, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
Researching on Ancestry and Family Search: Ancestry (www.ancestry.com) contains databases for Michigan and Ontario civil records, census, as well as the parish records for Ste. Anne’s (in Detroit), Michilimackinac (a translation of the records) and the records for French-Canadian parishes in Ontario, Québec, and Acadia, as well as the records for selected parishes in the French parishes of other states that were part of New France. You can access these records at your local library or LDS centers.
Family Search (www.familysearch.org) provides access to Québec Parish Records as well as selected parishes in Ontario. In addition, you can use their search form to access civil records and selected censuses.
Michigan Death Records for 1898 to 1920 available at: http://seekingmichigan.org/discover/death-records
Ontario Tombstone Photos: The photos are part of Canada, Gen Web's Cemetery Project. You can search by Surname or Cemetery Name, and browse by Surname, Cemetery Name, or by Location (County Names). See the following link: http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/ON/
Librarians: e-mail or call the librarians for the areas where you are searching to find out what kinds of specialized records are available for that area. For example, librarians or volunteers for many libraries have placed databases for searching obituaries or cemeteries online; alternatively, these records may be available in book form.
Book Recommendation for the second wave of French-Canadian Immigration: Jean Lamarre, The French Canadians of Michigan – Their Contribution to the Development of the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula, 1840-1914 (Detroit, Michigan: 2003)
Researching your ancestors in Houghton County, Michigan: Please see John Dulong's website for extensive information about researching your French-Canadian ancestors who moved to Houghton County, Michigan: http://www.habitant.org/houghton/fcgenealogy.htm
Podcasts: Please see Sandra Goodwin's website for her podcasts. http://maplestarsandstripes.com/about-maple-stars-and-stripes/ 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. We’ll discuss ways to make it easier to move around in French-language records, especially if you’re not a native French speaker, as well as take a look at different record groups, repositories, history, geography, culture, and methodology particular to French-Canadian genealogy. Printed notes are available to accompany the spoken podcasts.
Research Instructions for New Genealogists: Rather than writing a course from scratch about how to do genealogy, we have chosen to present links to online courses and instructions authored by much larger genealogy groups than FCHSM. Most of the groups listed below offer instructions for all levels of genealogists.
The Church of Christ of the Later Day Saints (LDS), FamilySearch Learning Center, https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html. This page is the gateway to more than 400 courses offered by the LDS to genealogists at all skill levels.
Brigham Young University, French Language Extraction Guide – An Instructional Guide https://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm
New England Genealogical and Historical Society, articles: http://www.americanancestors.org/articles-topics/#canadian; online seminars: http://www.americanancestors.org/online-seminars/
The National Genealogical Society, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/getting_started
Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-601-e.html
Peleg Franklin Brownell Beggar at the Door - Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/arch_adv
Frederick Simpson Coburn - On Leaving the Forest Road - Courtesy of Artefacts Canada Courtesy of Artefacts Canada: http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/bd-dl/artefacts-eng.jsp?emu=en.accollections:/Artefacts/Gallery/English/image_gallery_features_ac.html
Cornelius Krieghoff - The Indian Hunter - Courtesy of the Athenaeum: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=57549
Horatio Walker - Canadian Wedding - Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horatio_Walker_-_Noce_Canadienne_-_1930.jpg
Clarence Gagnon – Winter Solitude – Courtesy of the Athenaeum: http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=50051
Jacques Nicolas Bellin’s 1755 map Partie occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada : pour servir à l'intelligence des affaires et l'état present en Amerique. Available from BAnQ, (http://www.banq.qc.ca/collections/cartes_plans/index.html)