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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.

FCHSC Spring 2017 Meeting -
Canada's Sesquicentennial

We invite you to attend our Spring Meeting on Sunday, March 26, 2017, when we will once again celebrate our French heritage with food, fun, and comaraderie.

“Coming Together -
the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation”

Canada is turning 150! On July 1, 1867 the British colonies of Canada (then comprised of Canada East and Canada West), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick united to form a single Dominion of Canada. The process was known as the Canadian Confederation/Confédération canadienne . Following confederation Canada was divided into four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

At our Spring FCHSC meeting we will review the political deadlock that made the Province of Canada nearly impossible to govern prior to confederation. We'll also review the economic benefits and costs associated with joining the Dominion. Finally, we'll discuss how this union may have impacted our Quebecois and Ontarian heritage. Please join us for an interesting and informative discussion.

In the afternoon attendees can take advantage of our 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, March 26, 2017
10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars with the date of the Fall 2017 FCHSC meeting:

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Fall 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!