French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut
The French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut, located in the Old County Courthouse on the town green in Tolland, Connecticut (Exit 68 on I-84), is dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating genealogical and historical information about our ancestors who settled in Quebec and Acadia and their descendants. Our focus is on the genealogy of people of French-Canadian and Acadian heritage who settled in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and throughout New England, though we also have information about other areas of the United States and Canada.
At our library in Tolland, you will find numerous resources to trace your family history back to the founders of New France and Acadia. In addition, meetings, seminars and other events provide more opportunities to learn. The Connecticut Maple Leaf, our society's journal, provides valuable articles and information to our members.
Our Library Hours Are:
Monday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Members are entitled to full use of the library during regular hours, including borrowing privileges. The fee for one-time use of the library for non-members is $5, which may be applied to a membership later. Become a member today or stop by the library and join us on a trek back in time to the New France of our ancestors.
Access to the FCGSC Library on Saturday, September 19th
Saturday, September 19th, is Tolland300 Day. The Town of Tolland will be celebrating its 300th birthday with a parade, craft show, music and other free fun events on the Green. Visitors to the FCGGSC Library are cautioned that route closings to accommodate parade activities will block direct access to the Library building on Tolland Green. Library patrons should plan to arrive before 11 A.M. and stay until 4 P.M. closing time OR park at the Route 195 commuter lot at the exit from I-84 and take the free bus that stops at St. Matthew’s Church, about a block from the Library. The bus schedule and more information about planned events can be found at Tolland300.org.