Online Connections between Wisconsin and the Rest of the
French and Francophone World
Last Updated July 31, 2002. This page will be updated as new links are received. If you have any you think should be included, please send them . Thank you.
Wisconsin Connections State Agencies
State Sesquicentennial sites
Museums and Historical Sites
Musée Virtuel de la Nouvelle France. Recommended.
Virtual Museum of New France. English version of preceding link. Further links to specialized site: clothing, language, commerce, heritage, documents, maps, etc. Recommended.
The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour C-Span followed in the footsteps of de Tocqueville's American Journey. Includes Journal entries and letters.
Democracy in America. Full text of de Tocqueville's Democracy in America.
Historical Text Archives Making of America Project at the University of Michigan. Hundreds of articles on 19th century America. Search site by name or topic. Valuable.
LaSalle Shipwreck ProjectWeekly review of the progress of the archaeology of the "Belle", Sieur de La Salle's colony support ship (c. 1686). Good info on French in America and the establishment of a French trading colony. Good Wisconsin link as La Salle explored and exploited the west shore of Lake Michigan between 1671-1681. the first ship on Lac des Illinois (Lake Michigan) was La Salle's "Griffon." The "Belle"was probably comparable to the "Griffon."
Hudson's Bay Co. Archives. Info on fur trade, voyageurs. Northwest Co. and the upper great Lakes to 1820.
Map of North America tracing the routes of Marquette, Nicolet, etc.. Includes individual voyages and dates.
Les Trésors de la Cartothèque de l'Université Laval. This is the online version of a large exhibit of maps from the collection of the Laval University Library. The "Exposition des trésors..." was held in the spring of 1998.
. Online text at Creighton University. Jesuit Relations
..."People" Connections Genealogy
Internet Search for People
Switchboard.Search for people with your name or a relative's name in any state of the U.S. or province of Canada. Note that data (phone books, city directories, etc) may not always be up to date.
C|net search Search for people and businesses on the white and yellow pages. Also look for e-mail addresses of the people you find.
Business Connections Business and Government Connections
...Cultural Connections Native American and Métis
Francophone North America
French Language Connections