Franco-American Centre to offer genealogy workshop

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a genealogy workshop May 7.

“Finding Your Quebec & Acadian Ancestors” will be held 10 a.m.–noon at Crossland Hall.

Participants will learn how to research their Quebec and Acadian roots and tell their family’s unique story with guidance from professional genealogist Bob Chenard.

Chenard is a retired federal employee who has more than 45 years experience with Franco genealogy and has written many articles and books on the subject.

The UMaine alumnus also has served as a director and officer in two Maine genealogy societies. He received the Maine Genealogical Society’s Award for Excellence in Genealogical Service in 2008.

The workshop is free and open to the public. An outline of the program is online.

To register or for more information, contact Lisa Michaud at or 581.3789.