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The primary purpose of the French-Canadian Heritage Society of California (FCHSC) is to foster an interest in our common French-Canadian, Acadian, and French heritage by researching our ancestors and helping others research theirs.  FCHSC is affiliated with the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), whose Family Research Library houses one of the largest collections of French-Canadian and Acadian genealogical materials in the United States.

Fall Meeting -
October 22, 2017

Please join us at our Fall Meeting on Sunday, October 22, 2017, when we will once again celebrate our French heritage with food, fun, and comaraderie.

"Understanding Basic DNA" presented by Cheri Mello

During the morning session, Cheri Mello will describe how to apply various DNA test results to our genealogical research. Her presentation will include pointers for adoptee research as well as assorted tips and tidbits for interpreting test results. Cheri Mello is a family genealogist with 25 years experience ranging from various areas of America, to Portugal, DNA, genealogy software and more.

During the afternoon session Joan Phillips and Suzy Goulet will give a short presentation and slide show of their recent trip to Québec. Then, for the remainder of the meeting, attendees can take advantage of FCHSC's French-Canadian Research Team's extensive experience and make use of the library's in house and online resources. Access to the subscription databases PRDH and Généalogie Québec will be open to all who attend.

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Meeting Info:

Sunday, October 22, 2017
10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408
818-843-7247

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars with the date of the Spring 2018 FCHSC meeting:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Spring FCHSC Meeting will be held at:
SCGS Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408

Member benefit: Online Access to the PRDH and Généalogie Québec at the SCGS Library

Online access to the PRDH and to Généalogie Québec is available to SCGS members at the SCGS Family Research Library. Three library computers have been configured with subscription-level access to these outstanding registers of 17th-19th century French-Canadian populations. Why not become a member of SCGS and take advantage of these unique databases?

Information: fchsc@scgsgenealogy.com or 818-843-7247 - Public welcome!