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Michigan Research Group

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Comment by James P. LaLone on September 28, 2014 at 3:28pm

The French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan (FCHSM) is an educational, historical, cultural, and genealogical non-profit organization, committed to make people aware of the rich culture and history of French Canadians in North America.

Please join us for our second fall meeting.
All of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 11 a.m. – Mount Clemens Public Library. 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Guillaume Teasdale, PhD. – Anciens Français et Bois-brûlés: Tocqueville and the Vestiges of New France in Michigan. Guillaume Teasdale was the co-editor of French and Indians in the Heart of North America 1630 – 1815. His PhD. dissertation from York University was titled: French of Orchard Country: Territory, Landscape and Ethnicity in the Detroit River Region, 1680s-1810s.

The October meeting is also a pot-luck; You can sign up to bring a dish at:

See our meetings page for the remainder of the meetings for 2014 >

Comment by James P. LaLone on September 24, 2014 at 4:44pm
Upcoming Michigan Oral History Association conference in Lansing -
Comment by James P. LaLone on September 24, 2014 at 4:40pm

Dr. James M. McClurken will be in St. Ignace on Nov. 1 to give a presentation on the Michigan Indians and the effect of the treaties on Michigan Indians. Starting time is 1:00 PM at the La Salle High School, 429 Portage Road, St. Ignace, Michigan. This event is sponsored By The Mackinac Tribe/Nations.

Comment by James P. LaLone on September 24, 2014 at 4:39pm

Upcoming events -

Join the Historical Society of Greater Lansing at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 25 at the Capital Area District Library as sportswriter Tom Shanahan, the author of “Raye of Light” and Jimmy Raye, the first southern black quarterback at a major college to win a national championship discuss how Duffy Daugherty help desegregate college football. The 1966 10-10 ties ranks as one of the all time memorable moments of sports history in Michigan or does it?


September 27, 2014

American Heritage Festival

Woldumar Nature Center, Lansing

Come celebrate the traditions of Mid-Michigan as we travel back in time to the 1860s! With traditional crafting demonstrations, a market of local vendors, wagon rides, pontoon eco-tours, edible plant hikes, and performances by the Peace Jubilee Brass Band and Pretty Shaky String Band, you won't want to miss out! Admission is free.

October 4, 10:00AM-5:00PM

Heritage Festival

The Heritage Festival is a family friendly, fun AND educational event at the Miller Farm in Eaton Rapids. This year is the 150th anniversary of the Miller House, and we have many events celebrating our heritage. Abraham Lincoln and his wife will be there, along with a Lincoln exhibit, Civil War and other historical re-enactors, and our village will be open--along with our 1950's style ice cream parlor! Dog performances, vintage cars, tractors and fire trucks, apple pie contest, soup--and more!Hope you'll join us! Free.

Comment by Kristi Burns on June 20, 2014 at 7:15am

I am so excited to find this group!!!  I am originally from Michigan, but recently living in North Carolina.  I am a descendent of the McPhersons from the Torch Lake, Antrim County area.  Most of the family lives in the Muskegon area, but I have found a few McPhersons in the Antrim area, too.


Comment by James P. LaLone on February 12, 2014 at 11:40am

Listing if internet sites for Michigan research -

Comment by James P. LaLone on September 30, 2013 at 11:06am
Comment by James P. LaLone on September 26, 2013 at 9:46am

Aubrey, welcome, you are related to me through the BOURASSA and MELOCHE families.  Have posted some of the BOURASSA family info here - (see attachment). I also maintain French-Canadian Descendants group here on GenealogyWise.

Comment by Aubrey Shreve on September 12, 2013 at 1:31pm

Just wanted to say hi. I am new to this site and I was born, raised, and currently reside in MI. There are parts of my family that were in MI from the early 1700's. I have officially become an ancestry/genealogy addict and just keep looking for more ways to dig deeper!

Comment by James P. LaLone on July 18, 2013 at 8:03am

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