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, "Head Over Heels: Exploring Fashion Choices on the North American Frontier." (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) See the Medical, DNA, and mtDNA page on our website for links to Geoff Bodeau's articles about his own ancestry. 
June 9-11, 2023  – 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.
Sunday, 23 July, 2023 - Noon Mass - French and Native American Novena at Ste. Anne's. 
Saturday, 9 September, 2023 - 11:00 a.m - FCHSM Annual Potluck.  Location:  Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, MI  48038.  This meeting will be an in-person meeting only.  We will not be recording the meeting via Zoom.
Please sign up to attend the Potluck and bring a food item or beverage to the Potluck at the following signup genius link:
Friday October 6 - Sunday October 8, 2023 - Center for French Colonial Studies Conference in Monroe, Michigan.  See the preliminaty Confrence Schedule:
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.