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Part (1) of the Beaugrand History

Part (1) of the Beaugrand History BEAUGRAND dit CHAMPAGNE Jean 1641-1699 m: SAMSON Margariite 1649-1721, married 1670 age 21 and Jean 29 at Sorel QC My great-great-grandfather Jean Beaugrand came to New France in 1665. He accepts the offer of … Continue reading

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Italian immigrants (part 2)

Italian immigrants (part 2) The majority of Italian immigrants to the United States arrived in waves in the early twentieth century, many of them from agrarian backgrounds. The majority of the Italian immigrants were Catholic, as opposed to the nation’s … Continue reading

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Actors of French Ancestry (part 2) continued

Actors of French Ancestry (part 2) continued Emily Deschanel, actress and daughter of famous cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, of partial French descent Zooey Deschanel, actress and daughter of famous cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, of partial French descent Arielle Dombasle(born 1958) singer and … Continue reading

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Actors of French descent (part1)

Actors of French descent (part1) Jon Favreau, actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist, and comedian. His father is of partial French-Canadian ancestry. Gillian Jacobs, actress is best known for her role on the NBC sitcom Community, of part French descent Jessica … Continue reading

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Fort Chambly

Fort Chambly 1840 above The first Fort was called Saint Louis and was constructed in 1665 by captain Jacques de Chambly, to protect New France from Iroquois attacks. After the fort begun to decay, it was burned by the Indians … Continue reading

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The French community in India

The French community in India consists mainly of Indian citizens of French ancestry who are descended from former French settlers, and colonists who settled in India since the 17th century, as well as recent expatriates from France. François Martin (1634–31 … Continue reading

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One of our Founding Fathers

One of our Founding Fathers Not long after the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the man who would become the United States’ third president, Thomas Jefferson began a sexual relationship with his slave Sally Hemings. Jefferson owned a large plantation in … Continue reading

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The Genome Revolution

The Genome Revolution The American melting pot began to swirl almost as soon as Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492. European colonists, their African slaves, and the indigenous Americans were from populations whose ancestors had been isolated from each other for … Continue reading

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French American History

As of January 2018, the largest population of French American people are in the state of Maine. The state is home to the largest French-speaking population in the country (Lewiston) and the largest concentration of people of French extraction (Madawaska). … Continue reading

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