The Mémère Project

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The Mémère Project was founded to explore French Canadian roots in America, and to tell the story of the nearly one million Québecois who emigrated to the Unite
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Oui, je parle français!

Oui, je parle français!

A beautiful autumn day on Route Kinnears outside Kinnear’s Mills, Quebec, about 25 kilometers north of Thetford Mines. The blue lines between the tree trunks are rubber tubes that form a pipeline system which streamlines the maple syrup extraction process. The blue tubes are seemingly everywhere in forested rural Québec this time of year.

A beautiful autumn day on Route Kinnears outside Kinnear’s Mills, Quebec, about 25 kilometers north of Thetford Mines. The blue lines between the tree trunks are rubber tubes that form a pipeline system which streamlines the maple syrup extraction process. The blue tubes are seemingly everywhere in forested rural Québec this time of year.

Notre Dame de Bon Secours ("Our Lady of Good Help") Chapel in Vieux-Montréal (Old Montréal). The church was built in 1771 and became a pilgrimage site for sailors who arrived in the Old Port, who made offerings to the Virgin Mary in thanks for her "good help" for keeping them safe at sea.

Notre Dame de Bon Secours ("Our Lady of Good Help") Chapel in Vieux-Montréal (Old Montréal). The church was built in 1771 and became a pilgrimage site for sailors who arrived in the Old Port, who made offerings to the Virgin Mary in thanks for her "good help" for keeping them safe at sea.

Gorgeous fall foliage along Route 165 outside Thetford Mines, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Québec.

Gorgeous fall foliage along Route 165 outside Thetford Mines, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Québec.

Ethereal Aurora Hovers Over Northern Quebec

In the northern village of Ivujivik, Quebec, Canada, Sylvain Serre shot this amazing Aurora photograph on March 2012

The quaint streets of Quebec City

Quebec (i/kwɪˈbɛk/ or /kəˈbɛk/; French: Québec, is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. As of the city has a population of and the metropolitan area has a population of making it the second most populous city in Quebec a

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec- love this place, quebec city is beautiful

Notre Dame Basilica, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Notre Dame Basilica in One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. Notre Dame Basilica in One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. Notre Dame Basilica in One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen.

Raison 122 de visiter le #Saguenay_Lac : pour le kaléidoscope des couleurs de saison. #175raisons

Reason to visit is to be wowed by our kaleidoscopes of color.

"Je me souviens" is the official motto of the province of Québec and means "I remember." It was first used in 1883 when the motto was carved in stone beneath the coat of arms at the provincial Parliament building. Today, you'll find the motto throughout the province, and also stamped onto all provincial license plates. Please visit http://www.memere.org/ for more information about the Mémère Project!

"Je me souviens" is the official motto of the province of Québec and means "I remember." It was first used in 1883 when the motto was carved in stone beneath the coat of arms at the provincial Parliament building. Today, you'll find the motto throughout the province, and also stamped onto all provincial license plates. Please visit http://www.memere.org/ for more information about the Mémère Project!

Mémère Project founder Nick Lucey talks about the inspiration for this new initiative, which will attempt to tell the story of his grandmother, or mémère, and the nearly one million French Canadians who emigrated from the province of Québec to the United States between 1840 and the 1930, prior to the Great Depression.

Mémère Project founder Nick Lucey talks about the inspiration for this new initiative, which will attempt to tell the story of his grandmother, or mémère, and the nearly one million French Canadians who emigrated from the province of Québec to the United States between 1840 and the 1930, prior to the Great Depression.

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