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French Genealogy Links

Below are a list of websites that have genealogy information about families with french names and heritage.

Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home Website.  http://www.acadian-home.org/frames.html

AmericanFrench Genealogical Society, is a non-profit genealogical and historical organization devoted to people of French-Canadian extraction. It is a genealogical & historical organization for French-Canadian research. The website states it has a database of over 600,000 listings. Go to  http://afgs.org/

Canadian interest group of Minnesota Genealogical Society. http://mncig.org/index.html 

Celebrity Genealogies-  In case you want to find out if you are related to a famous person.  http://www.geneastar.org/

Cousins et Cousines Genealogie Website.  This is the genealogy database website for the Canadian Interest branch of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. The Society began in 1969 as a roundtable with a handful of members. The group met in people’s homes and stored the first books of their library collection in the trunks of their cars. There have been a few names to describe the society over the years including the Northwest Territory, Canadian and French Heritage Institute in 1979, the French/Canadian, Metis Genealogical Society in 2001, the Canadian Genealogical & Heritage Society of Minnesota in 2005 and finally the Canadian Interest Group in 2012. The original database was donated in 2006 by Al Dahlquist, past president of the Society. The purpose was to add data from Ruth Charest research of 40+ years and her eight file cabinets filled with folders of French Canadian families.  http://mngs2.org/tng/

Denis Geauregard’s French-Canadian Genealogy Resources.  http://www.francogene.com/index.php

DNA and Genealogy-  Many people searching their family roots are now using DNA tests.  A website that has information for genealogists including understanding your DNA results, using third party tools, and other information regarding using DNA tests to trace your family roots.  Go to website:  http://howtodna.com.   Also,  the following article written by Richard Hills is an excellant introduction to DNA testing for genealogical purposes.guide-to-dna-testing

FamilySearch-Discover Your Family History.  This is Church of Latter Day Saints website.  https://familysearch.org

Free Worldconnect genealogy search at Rootsweb. This includes mostly contributed family genealogies.    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Free Search Gencircles.   More contributed genealogies.  This site is easy to use.  http://www.gencircles.com/globaltree/

Free Search via Genealogy.com.  http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/allsearch.html

French Genealogy:  If you have ancestors who lived in France,  the website called the Guide de Genalogie may be helpful.    It is located at the website http://www.guide-genealogie.com.  If you don’t read French very well, you can use Google Translate to convert most of the web site’s pages into English.

French-Canadian and Acadian Genealogy Books.   http://globalgenealogy.com/

French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut:  https://www.fcgsc.org/

French-Canadian Guide at Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. This page provides helpful information on how to research your French Canadian ancestors and provides information on historical records you can access to assist you in your search. The website address is: http://www.genealogycenter.org/pathfinders/guides/frenchcanadian.aspx

French-Canadian Genealogy Podcasts: This website consists of French-Canadian Genealogy Podcasts created as a way to share tips and tricks that might make it easier to research your French-Canadian family here in America as well as to trace them back in Quebec. These podcasts take a look at different record groups, repositories, history, geography, culture, and methodology particular to French-Canadian genealogy. The website is the product of Sandra Goodwin, a retired school teacher. Her mother was French Canadian with the surname Sourdiff.   See www.maplestarsandstripes.com.

French-English on-line Dictionary.   http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/

Getting Started with Genealogy on the Web.  The attached document and the website listed here is a great resource for anyone wanting to research their family tree on the internet.  PDF Document: Getting Started With Genealogy on the Web.  Website Address – http://www.vodien.com/singapore-community/education/getting-started-genealogy-web.php

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy. This is on the HomeAdvisor website and is an article written by Andrea Davis that give tips on how to research your genealogy and provides a list of genealogy resources along with links to their websites.  Website address is listed below.

Kent, Timothy website: http://www.timothyjkent.com/pubs.htm

Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise French Canadian Genealogy http://www.sgcf.com/

Minnesota Canadian Interest Group.  The collection of Canadian research material now belongs to the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) library.   Their website has extensive family ancestral lines for many Minnesota French Canadians.  Individuals with French-Canadian/Acadian, Metis(se), Native American, and all individuals whose ancestors lived in or came through Canada, with special emphasis  on the Quebec area, will find this site useful.  See website at http://mncig.org or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Minnesota-Canadian-Interest-Group-1742160372700046/.

Minnesota Genealogical Society.  Minnesota’s largest and most comprehensive family history research organization.   http://mngs.org/

Nord Pas-de-Calais Website with genealogy information from France.    http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/nord-pdc/

Minnesota Historical Society Genealogical Resources   http://www.mnhs.org/genealogy/family/genweblinks.php

Nosorigines – Website of Quebec and Acadian genealogy http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/

PRDH database at the University of Montreal.   PRDH stands for Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique.  This research includes an exhaustive reconstruction of the population of Quebec from the beginnings of French colonization in the seventeenth century. http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/acces.htm

Quebec Census Records– Counties of counties of Richelieu , Drummond, Berthier , Stanstead, Brome, Richmond, Sherbrooke, Missisquoi and Compton, Verchères, and Laprairie. Years 1825 and 1861 available for low cost. See Quebec Census of 1825-1861

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