While I’ve always known that my ancestors immigrated from France to Canada, a recent road trip and review of genealogy documents firmly set my roots in the Quebec region of Canada. Those roots perhaps explain why I’ve driven from my Walpole, Massachusetts home to Quebec three times in 15 years.

A road connects not just places, but people and history, too. This New England to Canada road trip is an exploration of a family’s origins.

On my most recent trip, I visited the places where my French-Canadian roots first took hold.

As we drove north on the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, or Route 201 as it’s called today, the lovely spring

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