French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
Detroit River Region
 
See the following pages for additional information and resources regarding the Detroit River Region: Census Page, Land Page, and the Parish Records Page
 
 
Detroit Notary Records: Ancestry (a subscription site that is available for free at many public libraries and Family Search Centers) has filmed transcriptions of the Notary Records drafted in the Detroit River Region between 1737 - 1796.  They are part of the Drouin Collection of Miscellaneous Records.  To browse the collection, click on the box on the right and choose R, then Registre des Notaires de Detroit.  The records are in French and in English.  Following is the link for accessing these records: U.S. and Canada, Miscellaneous French Records (Drouin Collection), 1651-1941 | Ancestry®
Presentations:
Center for French-Colonial Studies – 24 October 2015 Meeting at the University of Windsor – Presentations by FCHSM Members:
Two Remarkable Women, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
 
 
 
1 October 2016 - Detroit Historical Museum:
 
30 September 2017 - Detroit Historical Museum:
 
Articles:
 
Rush to Judgment? by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
 
Bob-Lo Island, the Huron, and the French Canadians, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.  This article was originally published Michigan’s Habitant Heritage in July 2015
 
 
 
Digitized Books:
 
Cropped Portion of Chaussegros de Lery’s (?) copy of Henri Louis Deschamps de Boishébert’s 1731 map of Detroit, courtesy of Library and Archive’s  New France Archives: