Where We Were

The story of Franco-American immigration to Maine is complex and fascinating—but not a short story to tell. Where We Were is a compendium of interactive maps and visualizations that investigate the history and genealogy of the Franco-American community in Maine.


Franco American Migrations—a Broad Overview.

Click here to see the Story Map.


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.