Adirondack Franco connection is topic at Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society fall meeting

AUBURN – The Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society’s fall meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.
A business meeting will be followed by light refreshments and presentation by guest speaker Anna Faherty, from 11 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public.
Faherty is the archivist at the Franco-American collection at the University of Southern Maine (Lewiston-Auburn College). She will discuss the history of Fort Ticonderoga and the Adirondack region as it relates to French-Canadian immigration, and how genealogy enthusiasts may find more information about family members from northern New York and Vermont. She will begin with an overview of the Lake Champlain region and discuss the movement between Canada and the U.S. in the French and Indian War. This will include the different groups and settlements in the area that were French Canadian.
Before working at the Franco-American Collection, Faherty worked at Fort Ticonderoga, an 18th century military site, integral in the French and Indian War (also known as the Seven Years War) and the American Revolutionary War. Faherty’s historical background is in labor and immigration in the United States from the 19th to early 20th centuries. She is an appointed member of the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board, a group of records professionals with a mission to coordinate and encourage the preservation of and access to historical records in a variety of ways. She is also secretary of the Maine Library Association, a professional association for librarians in Maine.
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