Le Projet Mémère Project was started as a means by which to explore my French Canadian roots and ancestry, and also tell the story of the nearly one million French Canadians who emigrated to the United States from the 1840s to the 1930s just prior to the great depression, the mass emigration known as the Quebec diaspora. The word mémère is French Canadian term of endearment for grandmother. My grandmother Claudia, like many before her, left her native Quebec and moved to the U.S. in search of employment and a better way of life. In the mid 1930s, while living and working in Maine, Claudia and her eldest daughter, Theresa, were deported back to Canada, forcibly stripped from her family and their new way of life. They remained in Canada for nearly two years with little or no contact, before they were able to be reunited with their family the U.S. The Memere project is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother Claudia, as well as the 900,000 French Canadians who sought a new and better life in the United States, sometimes in vein. The mission of the project is to tell the stories that haven’t been told, or more importantly, haven’t been heard. This project is being funded completely out of pocket, so any contributions are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to drop us a line at [email protected] and visit our website at memere.org.
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