French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
French-Canadian Resources
Welcome to the French-Canadian Resources Part of the FCHSM Website.  Although the individual pages in this part of our website cover the extent of New France (illustrated below), the emphasis is on the history and culture of the Great Lakes and in particular, on the people and communities of Fort St. Joseph (in present-day Niles, Michigan), Michilimackinac, and the Detroit River Region, which until July 1796 included both sides of the Detroit River.  From a historical standpoint, our emphasis is on the French Regime which officially ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris.
On each of the individual pages you will find several of the following types of resources:
  • Bibliographies
  • Book Reviews
  • Book Recommendations
  • Selected articles that appeared in Michigan’s Habitant Heritage (MHH), our quarterly journal. Coverage of these articles in the public pages is limited. Members of FCHSM have access to all articles that have appeared in MHH since 2007.
  • Specialized articles that were written for our website
  • Censuses and Land Records
  • Contemporaneous Maps
  • Links to online educational resources about a particular subject
We also invite you to visit the Native American and métis section of our website which offer similar resources.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1755, Carte de l'Amérique septentrionale depuis le 28 degré de latitude jusqu'au 72
This map can be downloaded from BAnQ
Map – Courtesy of Wikipedia