Franco-American Institute of Salem, Inc.

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The Franco-American Institute of Salem was organized in 2005 and incorporated on February 16, 2006. They are dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, genealogy, and culture of the Franco-American community of greater Salem, Massachusetts.

Regular meetings are held and the group publishes a journal, La Revue de Salem.

Mailing address for all correspondence to F.A.I.S.: 40 Nahant St. Lynn, Ma. 01902

An influx of immigrants of French-Canadian descent began on a large scale during the 1860's. Many families of French-Canadian extraction left their home on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec to journey to America. Many worked in the Pequot Mills. Stores were opened in this area of town to cater to the French speaking immigrants. Common names were Gagnon and Jalbert.

For queries use this email address: francosalem@yahoo.com

See Also

  • La Revue de Salem newsletters are kept in the Salem Collection Room at the Library.