French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan meetings are free and open to the public.   
NOTE: Digital presentations through Zoom will occur on our normal meeting days and times (the second Saturday of the month, at 11:00 a.m. EST).  To attend the Zoom Presentations, check your email for registration links sent from the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan.  If you currently do not have an email associated with your account, but you would like to participate in the Zoom meetings, please make sure you include an email address either on your renewal membership form or on your online membership form, if you renew on our website.   To update your account with an email address immediately, you can also send a message to:
Shown below are the Zoom presenters and their topic of discussion for the month.  You can go to our FCHSM Facebook Page  ( for changes and further updates.
FCHSM Members - check your e-mails for a link to register for a Zoom Meeting 
or check our FB Page for a link:
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. EST - Speaker: Catherine Cangany, Ph.D., "Unfree Labor in Early Detroit" (Zoom Meeting)
Saturday, February 11, 202311:00 a.m. EST - Speaker: Michael McCafferty, Ph.D., "A French Itinerary for the Canoe Route from Detroit to Fort des Miamis at present Fort Wayne, Indiana." (Zoom Meeting)
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. EST - Annual Get Acquainted Meeting Location: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, MI  48038
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. EST. Speaker: Brett Walker, Cordwainer, Details to Follow. (Zoom Meeting)
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. EST - Speaker: Geoff Bodeau/Pierre Gendru-Hetu.  "Genetic Genealogy - Using DNA Analysis to Find the DNA 'Signatures' of our French-Canadian Immigrant Ancestors." (Zoom Meeting) 
June 9-11, 2023 (TENTATIVE) – FCHSM Trip to Mackinac City/St. Ignace, Michigan and Mackinac Island. 
FCHSM is planning a special trip to Mackinac City and the Island as an additional event. We are planning the trip for June 8-10, 2023. We will not be providing transportation, because our members will be coming from all over, not just the Detroit area.
Most of us are planning on staying at the Mackinac Beach and Bay Hotel in Mackinac City (, but there are many hotels in downtown Mackinac City. The best price for hotels can be found at Mackinac City Chamber of Tourism site:
The main group is arriving on Thursday, June 8. On Friday, June 9, we will be spending the day on Mackinac Island, visiting Fort Mackinac, the Biddle House, Benjamin's Blacksmith Shop, The Fur Trading store, and/or St. Ann's Church (if open). On Saturday, June 10, We will go to Fort Michilimackinac in the morning, lunch will be on your own, and we will go to the Ojibwa Museum in St. Ignace in the afternoon, and we will have dinner in St. Ignace after.  - On Sunday, June 11, we will go to Mill Creek in Mackinaw City in the morning, and head home after.  Even if you aren't available for the entire time but you want to attend one or two events, please feel free to join us. We will be purchasing tickets for events once we arrive, as many of the hotels offer discount rates for tickets and there are some group event prices. Times, restaurants and additional details will be determined as we get closer to the trip, but if you are interested, please sign up below to get regular email updates.
If you are interested in ticket prices for the various attractions in Mackinac City or on Mackinac Island you can find them here:
Sunday, 23 July, 2023 - Novena at Ste. Anne's.  Details to be announced.
Saturday, 12 August, 2023 - FCHSM Annual Ceremony at Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, to honor the parishioners of Ste. Anne du Détroit burried in Mt. Elliott.
Saturday, 9 September, 2023 - FCHSM Annual Potluck.  Details to be announced.
Friday October 6 - Sunday October 7, 2023 - Center for French Colonial Studies Conference in Monroe, Michigan.  Details to be announced.
Saturday, 11 November 2023 - 11:00 EST - Speaker: Terry Weller, author of "The Founding Mothers of Mackinac Island, The Agatha Biddle Band of 1870."  The Michigan Historic Society awarded Terry with the Follo Award for 2022 for her book. (Zoom Meeting)
FCHSM is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organizationYour financial support of the FCHSM is welcomed and donations beyond membership dues are tax deductible.