David Vermette’s French North America Blog
A very informative and entertaining blog by David Vermette, a Franco-American writer and researcher who is originally from Massachusetts. David has been researching French North America for several years, and the blog is one fruit of his research. He says it involves equal parts intellect and love, and his approach is to take information and weave it into stories. On his site, he tells the stories sometimes without showing all the steps that led him to his conclusions.
Franco-American Women’s Institute
The Franco-American Women’s Institute is an organization of women who gather together as a force for the specific purpose of promoting Franco-American, ethnic women’s voices. The Franco-American Women’s Institute is also an archival place or a recording place. The women come together in many forms of presentation, body, soul and creative spirit, as Franco-American women — Québécois, Acadian, Métis, Mixed Blood, French Canadian, ‘Cajun, Creole and Huguenot–in a way which encourages them to be voiced while collecting a record of their and their maman’s existence. Daughters, mamans, and mémères.
French Canadians in America
Mark Rondeau is a journalist, editor, photographer and community activist who lives in North Adams, Mass. He writes on a variety of topics, including issues related to French-Canadians.
French Canadian Emigration
Juliana L’Heureux’s Franco-American Blog on the Portland Press Herald Website
Juliana L’Heureux is a freelance writer whose articles about Maine’s Franco-American history and culture have appeared in Portland newspapers for 25 years. She serves on the Maine Franco-American Leadership Council.
Les femmes de la route 11
This blog explores the history of French Canadian women in Northern Ontario. The site tells the story of Franco-Ontarians with roots are in Quebec. Many women left their native Québec in large numbers to settle and develop Northern Ontario, leaving loved ones behind, and recreated their culture and ways of life in the vastly anglophone province of Ontario.
Maine’s French Communities
Marianopolis College: Québec History
Great resource for history of Québec, hosted by Marianopolis College in Montréal.
University of Maine’s Franco-American Center/Centre Franco-Américain
The University of Maine Office of Franco-American Affairs was founded in 1972 by Franco-American students and community volunteers. This office subsequently became the Franco-American Centre. From the onset, its purpose has been to introduce and integrate the Maine, regional, and United States Franco-American Fact in post-secondary academe and in particular the University of Maine.
University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American Collection
The University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American collection is one of the largest repositories of Franco-American archival material in the State of Maine. The Collection’s holdings cover local history, government, religion, language, education, industry, sports and the arts. The mission of the University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American Collection is to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population. The Collection focuses on Lewiston-Auburn and other areas of Maine, with additional regional materials providing a link to the wider contexts of French North America.