The Frenchtown Chapter of the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan is announcing their first publication for sale. A genealogical reference book entitled, Souls of St. Antoine's Cemetery of Frenchtown, Michigan, and Their Heroines. This publication contains the burial listing of the earliest settlers who resided in what is now Monroe County, Michigan.

The original church records on microfilm were cross-referenced with the Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region 170 1-1936 Volumes I & II by Fr. Denissen. For your convenience, we have indexed persons mentioned throughout the book. Using the Monroe County, Michigan sources of the 1796 Population Schedule, 1810 French Claim Map, 1820 Federal Census records, and the DAR cemetery records, footnotes (letters and numbers) appear at the end of each person's entry, referencing the records they appear in. A sample of an entry follows:

Bernard Israel Son of Joseph Bernard and Genevieve Saucier*. Born 07 Mar 1795 Detroit, Michigan, and buried 24 Jan 1829. Wed Catherine Bernard dit Lafontaine daughter ofAntoine Bernard dit Lafontaine and Catherine Suzor*. His children were: I) Eulalie wed Antoine Brancheau; 2) Louis *; 3) Antoine. CD98EF

The book may be obtained at any of the Frenchtown Chapter meetings, or purchased by mail to:

Frenchtown Chapter of the FCHSM, P.O. Box 1051, Monroe, MI 48161, and using the order form below.

All prices subject to change without notice.


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