French-Canadian Heritage Society
Michigan's Habitant Heritage:
Journal of the French-Canadian Heritage Society
Michigan's Habitant Heritage has been published since the
founding of the Society in 1980. The officers and members of the French-Canadian
Heritage Society of Michigan are justifiably proud of the quality journal
we publish under the auspices of our editor, Gail F. Moreau-DesHarnais,
and the editorial team she has assembled to help her. The journal is
by far the best reason for joining our Society.
To see and print the Adobe Acrobat files accessible on this web page
you will need to download and install the Adobe
Every year the Society's Board of Directors will select the article
they consider the best to have appeared in our journal and feature it
here for the general public to appreciate the quality of the work submitted
to our journal.
Best Article of 2012
Kateri (Catherine) Tekakwitha (Gah-deh-lee Deh-gah-quee-tah): Her Connection to Inhabitants of Le Détroit du Lac Érié through Some of the First Miracles Described as Obtained through her Intercession - Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
Best Article of 2011
The 2011 voted best article is Suzanne Sommerville "The
1706 Conseil de Guerre [Court Martial] of Savoyard, Soldat de la
Compagnie de Muy de Canada' at Fort Frontenac".
Michigan's Habitant Heritage 32, no. 4 (October 2011): 151-155.
Best Article of 2010
In 2010 we have voted for two articles one is "The
François Janis Family of the Detroit River Region and the Nicolas
Janis Family of Kaskaskia (Illinois) and Ste. Geneviève (Missouri):
Another Example of Brother Confused One for the Other" by Gail
Moreau-DesHarnais. Michigan's Habitant Heritage 31, no. 1 (January
2010): 1-14. The second article is "Remembering
Those Buried in 1869 at Mt. Elliott Cemetery" - (with
map), Sherry Somerset and Suzanne Sommerville. Michigan's Habitant
Heritage 31, no. 2 (April 2010): 92-94.
Best Article of 2009
The 2009 voted best article is Margaret Jacqueline Jeffrey's "François
Drouillard UEL, 1741-1812: A Canadien Loyalist of the Detroit
River Region." Michigan's Habitant Heritage 30, no. 4
(October 2009): 157-170.
Best Article of 2008
The 2008 voted best article is Susan M.Colby's "The Incredible
Adventures of the Family Talon." Michigan's Habitant Heritage
29, no. 4 (October 2008): 194-199.
Best Article of 2007
The 2007 voted best article is Gail Moreau-DesHarnais and Diane Wolford
Sheppard's "Hillary Rodham Clinton’s French-Canadian Ancestry:
Detroit and Michigan Connection," Michigan's Habitant Heritage
28, no. 4 (October 2007): 197-202 and "Hillary Rodham Clinton:
Ancestry of Delia Martin: Conclusion." Michigan's Habitant Heritage
29, no. 1 (January 2008): 46-49. The article presented here is actually
a combination of these two parts. Enjoy.
Best Article of 2006
The 2006 voted best article is Loraine DiCerbo's "The Excommunication
of Louis Gonzague Deshêtres and Louise Beaulieu." Michigan's
Habitant Heritage 27, no. 2 (April 2006): 85-90. This is the first
part of a continuing series.
Best Article of 2005
The voted best article for 2005 was Suzanne Boivin Sommerville's "Who
Was the Anonymous 1702 Wet Nurse for One of Lamothe Cadillac's Children?
Additional Documentation for the Birth of a Cadillac Child at Fort Ponchartrain
in 1702." Michigan's Habitant Heritage 26, no. 1 (January
The following four articles have been selected to present you with
an idea of the quality of articles published in the Society's journal
over the years.
Moreau, Gail F. Moreau-DesHarnais. "Exiles
from Québec Found in the Parish of St-Jacques de Dieppe
During the Kirke Occupation (1629-1632)." Michigan's
Habitant Heritage 24, no. 2 (April 2003): 77-78.
Colby, Susan Mélanie. "Captives
of the French and Indian Wars Part 1: Captured from New England."
Michigan's Habitant Heritage 23, no. 2 (April 2002):
79-88. "Captives of the French and Indian Wars, Part 2: Captured
from New France." Michigan's Habitant Heritage 24,
no. 3 (July 2003): 133-140.
Goodwin, Delphine Ford, and Gail Moreau-DesHarnais.
"Searching for Antoine Martin
dit Soud." Michigan's Habitant Heritage 26,
no. 2 (April 2005): 83-88. And, Gail Moreau-DesHarnais "Part
2: Jacques Azeman/Azema/Agement/Son dit Martin/St. Martin."
Michigan's Habitant Heritage 26, no. 4 (October 2005):
Sommerville, Suzanne Boivin. "The
Marriage Contract in New France According to La Coutume de Paris
/ The Custom of Paris." Michigan's Habitant Heritage
26, no. 3 (July 2005): 135-137.
||By popular demand, we are also placing a copy of
the series James Lalone wrote from 1985 to 1988 on the Tremblay
family here for your use. Please be aware that Mr. Lalone is
constantly working to improve his Tremblay database and that this
series is no longer up-to-date. In particular, it does not include
the reserch René Jetté did to untangle the four contemporary
Louis Tremblay and Ursule Simard couples. Nevertheless, it is a
valuable work and a good example of the kind of articles published
in Michigan's Habitant Heritage over the years.
Guidelines for Submitting Articles
We encourage people to submit papers for consideration
to be published. Please click on the Guidelines button to view information
on how to submit articles to the editor of Michigan's Habitant Heritage.
For an Adobe Acrobat file listing the bibliographic contents of the
Society's journal from 1980 to December 2012 please click the Contents
button. Once you open the Contents file in Adobe Acrobat you can use
the search feature to find articles of interest.
The Society has some copies of back issues of Michigan’s
Habitant Heritage which you can order from the Society's address
on our Contact Us web page. Please
email us first to confirm that we have the back issue you desire. Once
we confirm that we have the back issue we will ask that you send your
order to our address, not through email, and make sure you enclose your
payment. The cost for all back issues will be $6.50 USA for each back
Photocopies of Individual Articles
To order a photocopy of one or more individual articles, please make
a request of the Periodical Source Index project at the Allen County
Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana. This fine institution has
all the back issues of Michigan’s Habitant Heritage and can make
the necessary photocopies. Please point your browser to http://www.genealogycenter.org/pdf/ArticleRequest.pdf
for a copy of the request form, the rules, and pricing.
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by the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, Lansing, MI. Created
1 April 2006. Modified 7 February 2012.