A genealogy group from Montreal, Fédération Québécoise des Sociétés de Généalogie, pose for a group photo Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Franco Center with their hosts in Lewiston. The Continental Mill, where some of their ancestors worked, is in the background. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Franco Center board member Edmond Gay, center, speaks in French on Saturday morning to a genealogy group from Montreal, Fédération Québécoise des Sociétés de Généalogie, outside the former Catholic church in Lewiston that was transformed into a performing arts and event center. Many in the group have ties to the Lewiston and Auburn area and were researching their roots. In addition to touring the Franco Center, they also visited the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Maine MILL. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Franco Center board member Dr. Donald Christie Jr. speaks Saturday morning to a genealogy group from Montreal, Fédération Québécoise des Sociétés de Généalogie, outside the former Catholic church in Lewiston that was transformed into a performing arts and event center. Many in the group have ties to the Lewiston and Auburn area and were researching their roots. In addition to touring the Franco Center, they also visited the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Maine MILL. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Franco Center board member Edmond Gay, center with hat, speaks in French on Saturday morning to a genealogy group from Montreal, Fédération Québécoise des Sociétés de Généalogie, in the performance hall at the former Catholic church in Lewiston that was transformed into a performing arts and event center. Many in the group have ties to the Lewiston and Auburn area and were researching their roots. In addition to touring the Franco Center, they also visited the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Maine MILL. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Franco Center board member Edmond Gay, center with hat, speaks in French on Saturday morning to a genealogy group from Montreal, Fédération Québécoise des Sociétés de Généalogie, in the performance hall at the former Catholic church in Lewiston that was transformed into a performing arts and event center. Many in the group have ties to the Lewiston and Auburn area and were researching their roots. In addition to touring the Franco Center, they also visited the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Maine MILL. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

One of the many artifacts on display seen Saturday at the Franco Center in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A stained glass window is seen Saturday at the Franco Center in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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