I'm working on my wife's French-Canadian ancestors who migrated to Clinton County, New York in the mid-1850s. Upcoming articles in the Ancestry Daily News will discuss my work on some of these families. We've already done a series analyzing census records in New York for one of these families and it also discusses difficulties in locating these non-English speakers in English language records.
Michael's article on "French-Canadian Beginnings"
The groundwork continues....French Canadian Research: Part II
Meanwhile, I have French Canadian Sources, written by members of French Canadian/Acadian Genealogical Society of Wisconsin's Publication Committee to help me get started with my search. This well-written book was just recently published.
There are many others, but these are where I'm stuck the most. I don't have time to help individuals with their own research---sorry.
(c) 2003, Michael John Neill