Wednesday, July 30, 2014
One way to discover your French-Canadian roots is to join a family association. It all has to do with collaboration, doesn't it?
The Library and Archives Canada says that “The main goal of a family association is to perpetuate the memory of these ancestors and preserve the cultural heritage associated with them, such as the land that was granted to them in New France, or the ancestral house, if it still exists”.
The association members organize meetings and reunions, small or large, and publish newsletters, and of course, many have a website and a Facebook page.
On a personal note, I see where my husband's paternal surname (Lapointe dit Audet) and his maternal surname (Jobin) are there.
The website is at http://www.genealogie.org/associations.asp
If you have Acadian roots, go to http://www.fafa-acadie.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30&Itemid=40 for a list of Acadian surnames.