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In the final event of the 50+ anniversary season, The Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine welcomes author Dana Murch, of Belfast, Maine, to discuss his genealogical research for his recent book, “The French Connection: The Ancestors and Descendants of Daniel Thibodeau and Rebecca Jandreau,” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Franco-American Collection in Lewiston. In this presentation, Murch will discuss the life and times of some of the Acadian and Québécois families he researched for his recent book on the genealogy and family connections of his maternal grandparents, who were both natives of St. Francis, Maine. Along the way, he will highlight many original vital records as well as various American and Canadian census records, family records, and photos of churches, gravestones, and family memorials. He will also discuss many significant events affecting these families during the more than 400-year history of present-day Maine, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Québéc.

A native of Caribou, Much is a retired state environmental regulator and a 13th-generation “Maine-ah.” He is also a descendant of many early settlers of both Maine and Massachusetts as well as of Acadia and Québec, and is a multiple Mayflower descendant.

Joining us on Zoom? Here’s the link to register: https://maine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodeyprjoiGdOtXFtzogObb_iKo5fFFDWX

The Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries & Learning at Lewiston-Auburn Campus, is located at 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. For more information or to register for this event, contact the FAC archivist, Anna Faherty at anna.faherty@maine.edu or by phone (207) 753-6545. If you have questions about disability access or need to request disability accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreters, materials in electronic format, etc.), please contact Anna. Requests should be made as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for the accommodation process.

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