My 2018 French ChallengeAZ in 100 Words: X for Maiden Name

I am thinking here of all the French Canadian women who lived in Vergennes and were only identified by their husband’s name. Being from Quebec, I now realize how lucky we are to have access to informative Catholic Church records. Searches I conducted in the United States proved to be frustrating when I was faced with the first name of Mary for any clue. Some French Canadians were married in Protestant Churches in Vermont—unfortunately, records have not survived. Looking for their maiden name can be annoying, indeed, but it can be so rewarding when you finally hit the jackpot!


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