French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
Miscellaneous Resources Page
This page provides links to topics that are not covered in one of our other pages.
Famous Distant Cousins: Periodically, individuals post links or discussion about some of our famous or distant cousins.  Following are links to some of those ancestors who were originally researched by FCHSM members:
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone: Madonna’s French-Canadian ancestry was originally published by FCHSM members Gail Moreau and René Jetté in MHH from April to October 1994.  Click on the links for PDFs of the original article:  Part 1a; Part 1b; Part 2; Part 3a; Part 3b.
Angelina Jolie: Angelina Jolie's French-Canadian ancestry was originally published by Diane Wolford Sheppard in the April through October 2008 issues of MHH.  FCHSM Members can log in and access these articles.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Hillary Rodham Clinton's French-Canadian Ancestry was originally published by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais and Diane Wolford Sheppard in the October 2007 and January 2008 issue of MHH.  Click on the link for a PDF of these articles.
Famous Distant Cousins with Royal and Noble Ancestry: 
Catherine de Baillon:  Catherine de Baillon’s ancestry was originally published by René Jetté, John P. DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, Gail F. Moreau, Joseph A. Dubé, Table d'ascendance de Catherine Baillon (Montréal, Québec: Société généalogique canadienne-française, 2001).  Following is a link to John P. DuLong’s discussion of their research on his website:  The website also includes two tables showing her descent from the King of France and the Emperors of Byzantium.
Anne Couvent: Her ancestry was originally published by Roland-Yves Gagné and Laurent Kokanosky, Les origines de Philippe Amiot (Hameau), de son épouse Anne Couvent et de leur neveu Toussaint Ledran (Montréal: MSGCF), vol. 58, no. 1, p. 17-58.  Based on their research, John P. DuLong has illustrated Anne Couvent’s Six Royal Lineages with Arms: John P. DuLong's defense of the crucial Joyeuse connection at
Jeanne Le Marchand: Her ancestry was originally published by René Jetté, Roland-Yves Gagné, John Patrick DuLong & Paul LePortier, The Le Neuf Family: State of Knowledge (MHH, October 2002 – April 2003) (English translation of a French Article).  French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan member John DuLong has updated his website and has included PDFs of the English translation of his articles on the LeNeuf family  These articles previously appeared in Michigan’s Habitant Heritage.  You can view his website here:  
Click on the links below for PDFs covering the following topics:
Archives, Libraries, and Museums with significant content about New France or its French Canadian and Native-American Residents with a special emphasis on the Great Lakes
Frances Anne Beechey Hopkins, 1870, Encampment of Voyageurs – Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada – Mikan #2838094 -