The story of Franco-American immigration to Maine is complex and fascinating—but not a short story to tell. Where We Were is a series of story maps and visualizations that investigate the history of the Franco-American community in Maine.
Where are Franco-American’s from? The history of French populations in America is not simple, but this Story Map provides a rough guide.
This Story Map provides insights into how the Franco-American community took part in the large scale timber harvests of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Below is a snapshot of some of the most recent data on ancestry in Maine. It includes those who identified as French-Canadian, French, or Acadian as their “primary” ancestry in the 2000 U.S. Census.
For more in depth narrative maps that look into the past, see below.