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Useful Links

French-Canadian Genealogy History

French-Canadian Genealogy & History

FrancoGene by Denis Beauregard.  A virtual one-stop-shopping of French-Canadian, Acadian and

   "Franco" genealogy links and info.

Acadian and French-Canadian Ancestral Home  Gold mine of links to cemeteries, background 

    information on native peoples, deportation sites, blogs on individual families, all things Acadian.

Quebec GenWeb Project.  A collection of online data and links, including links to county and

   regional GenWeb sites within Québec.

Genealogy Today: Canada  A great collection of articles by E.B. Lapointe

Canadian Naturalization Database. Canadian Government naturalization database that covers the

   years 1915 through 1951. 

1901 Canadian Census

Immigrants to Canada  Emigration Information of the Nineteenth Century. Information extracted

   from various government records and shipping record (mostly from the Allan Line). It contains

   voyage accounts, emigration information, lists of ships sailing to Canada, information on the

   ports, and on the people.

Other Links

Other Links


Connecticut Genealogy & History

Connecticut GenWeb Project This site is the home page for the Connecticut GenWeb site, which

   itself is part of the larger US GenWeb project. Links from this site identify other genealogical

   societies in Connecticut

Connecticut Historical Society

Connecticut State Library: History & Genealogy. Any information you could want about doing

   research at the library, which houses the Connecticut State Archives. Includes a research guide to

   Canadian resources at the library, plus finding aids and online databases. Access to online

   databases requires logging in with a State Library card.  State residents can obtain a card by

   requesting online.

Genealogical Societies in Connecticut: List of societies recognized by the state of Connecticut to do

   business in the state.

Mansfield Historical Society  Their library contains over 600 volumes relating  to local history and genealogy.

Tolland Historical Society   See and experience additional history in the town of Tolland, CT.

WPA Life Histories From Connecticut: A transcription of 261 life stories, folklore and first-person

   accounts of life in Connecticut collected during the Great Depression. From other states:             

  "French-Canadian Textile Worker" (Rhode Island), "Noted French-Canadian Personalities," the          "Soupe aux Pois" song (Maine),   "Franco-American Grandmother" and                                                  "French-Canadian Textile Worker" (New Hampshire), "Boarding House Keeper - French" and              "French Stonecutters - Father   and Son" from (Vermont).

Immigration & Naturalization
Archives & Libraries

Acadian Sites

Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home by noted Acadian specialist Lucie LeBlanc. Information

  on the Acadian deportation. Covers every aspect of Acadian and Cajun life, before, during and

  following the various paths of families, in every deportation location.

Acadian Genealogy Exchange. Information on this bi-annual newsletter and other publications by

  Janet Jehn.

Acadian Genealogy Homepage.  A goldmine of Acadian information. Includes censuses, maps, book

  info, CD-ROMs, research resources, a chat room, thousands of links, music, history, language

  resources, geographical information, surname info and much more.

Acadian GenWeb site: A clearinghouse of information and links relating to Acadia and the Acadians.

Acadian Memorial - honors Acadians, forebears of Cajun culture Honors the Acadians, forbears of

  Cajun culture, who found refuge in Louisiana after being exiled from their home

Acadians in Gray Acadian experience and records from the U.S. Civil War

Blupete's Genealogy Page:  Peter Landry's Site with many articles re the Acadian experience.

Cajun and Cajuns: Genealogy site for Cajun, Acadian and Louisiana genealogy, history and culture Genealogy site for Cajun, Acadian and Louisiana genealogy, history and culture, Genealogy

  site with focus on Cajun, Acadian and Louisiana genealogy,history and culture.

Centre d'Études Acadiennes at the University of Moncton (NB), includes genealogies of 37

  families prepared by Stephen White.

CODOFIL | Council for the Development of French in Louisiana Dedicated to supporting and

  growing Louisiana's francophone communities. Site has information on Louisiana French history,

  culture, artifacts, and archaeology.

Dictionnaire Généalogiques des Familles Acadiennes by Stephen White. Additions and Corrections

  to this fundamental resource.

FAFA Fédération des Associations de Familles Acadiennes.Inc  (French) Promotes Acadian culture

  and heritage

Historical Vital Statistics Start Page Nova Scotia Searchable Archive. Can view original documents

  for free.

Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton  Museum @ Moncton (French).  View Collection of

  artifacts online

Newfoundland Labrador GenWeb  Acadians of Bay St George, West Coast of Newfoundland

Northeast Archaeological Research --  Grande Pre Archeology Research Site.

Nova Scotia Museum: Info Sheets include 3 Acadian pages: 1) Settlement, Trading & Community

  Life; 2) Farming; 3) The Home.

Parks Canada - Melanson Settlement National Historic Site - Melanson Settlement National Historic

Site Park site contains the archaeological remains of a pre-Deportation 17th and 18th century dyke

  system build by Acadian farmers.

Poitou, Acadie, Bretagne, généalogie. ( French) Acadian families sent to Poitou; the Boudrot and

  Daigle families in Brittany and Poitou. By Francois ROUX.

The Habitant's Home Page  John P. DuLong, Ph.D: French-Canadian Genealogy Research with

  Acadian Information.

Immigration & Naturalization

Information about Canadian border crossings from the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.

National Archives of Canada Immigration Records. Find out what passenger lists and border entry

   records are available in Canada.

inGeneas Database: A free database of the National Archives of Canada's Miscellaneous

   Immigration Index (mostly 1801-1849).

Immigrants to Canada in the 19th Century: Contains list of ships, passenger lists and other

   immigration- and ship-related info for this period.

Researching With Ship Passenger Lists:  Tips and links to using ship passenger lists to research your

    immigrant family

Archives & Libraries

Canada: National Archives of Canada. Includes the online research tool ArciviaNet and a genealogy section.

Maine: Maine State Archives: Genealogy and Maine State Library.

Massachusetts: Massachusetts State Archives. Includes information on the collections, how to

   research your family history at the archives, research services and standard contact and location

   information. Also check Massachusetts State Library: Genealogy for more resources.

New Hampshire: New Hampshire State Archives and New Hampshire State Library: History and


Quebec: Archives Nationales du Québec (French only).

USA: The National Archives and Records Administration site includes a genealogy section.

Vermont State Archives


Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec: Digital Collection. Consult a vast array of the online collection of

   the National Library of Quebec, mostly in the original French.  Useful subjects include Acadie &

   Acadiens, Canada, Canadiens-Français, Nouvelle-France, etc.

Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles du Québec des Origines à 1730 by René Jetté.  

Explanation of entries & abbreviations.

The Jesuit Relations.  Translation by Reuben Gold Thwaites.

Other French-Canadian Societies


American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, NH. Includes discussion lists, publications for sale and society info.

American-French Genealogical Society in Woonsocket, RI. The AFGS home page provides information about the society, including its location, library hours, research sources, publications for sale and links to other genealogy-related sites.

Franco-American Genealogical Society of York County (Maine). Scant information, but may be of some use for research requests.  Information is now housed at McArthur Library in Biddeford, Maine.

French Canadian/Acadian Genealogists of Wisconsin Includes information on sacramental records of the Milwaukee archdiocese.

French Canadian Heritage Society of California. Detailed listings of French-Canadian resources

   available at the society's library, with a listing of members and surnames being researched.

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan. Provides information on researching your

   ancestors in Michigan, plus how to receive an official "Detroit Settler Descendant Certificate" if

   you are descended from an original settler (1701-1710).

La Société des Filles du Roi et Soldats du Carignan is a group that honors our 17th century

   ancestors who were King's Daughters and Carignan soldiers in New France. The SFRSC has

   members from across the US and Canada and publishes a newsletter.

Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society details the society's research service, publications for

   sale, surname index and current projects.

Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society Located in Plattsburgh, NY (library in


Société Généalogique Canadienne-Française (SGCF). This society publishes the journal


Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society. Includes much useful information on researching

   ancestors from Vermont.

General Genealogy

Charts and Forms provided by include a 5-generation chart, family group sheet,

   census extraction, correspondence record, research calendar, research extract and source


Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet Over 9,600 categorized & cross-referenced sites.

   Links are provided for over 50 different categories. Several of these categories are focused on

   Canadian Provinces, while others are focused on specific nationalities. Other categories reflect

   topics related to genealogy (census, events, surname lists, etc.).

Downloadable Genealogy Forms from Family Tree Magazine. A long list of forms you can print out,

   including a 5-generation chart, note-taking forms, research worksheet, various census forms,

   family group sheet, cemetery transcription form, and much more.

Genealogy for Kids:  Building a Family Tree from AAA STATE OF PLAY.   A site that gives                         bulleted step by step instruction for children and adults to create a family tree, with manageable           and insightful help.  This was recommended by a Boy Scout who found it helpful for the

   Genealogy Badge. 

Linkpendium   1,045,631-link directory of genealogical genealogical resources in the USA


National Genealogical Society. Includes an introduction to genealogy; genealogical standards;

   online and at-home courses; an online store with books, genealogy forms and more; information

   on the society's library and information on membership to the society.

New England Historic Genealogical Society The nation's oldest and largest genealogical society. One

   of the country's richest sources on family history, with particular emphasis on local family history.

Obituary Daily Times This is an index of published obituaries. There is an online searchable

   database of the index and links to some newspaper Web sites, some of which have full obituary


Researching Your House's History: Excellent site for those who are interested in the history of a       

   particular building.  Includes tips on research, legal issues, and links to useful web sites.

Six Steps to Your Family History  This article takes you step by step on beginning your search into           your own family genealogy.  It includes additional links for further research based on your roots.  

The Internet Genealogical Directory This site provides a reference point for several types of

   genealogical information. Categories include: Associations, Libraries, Professional Researchers,

   Personal Pages and more.

Native American


The Institute for American Indian Studies  is mainly centered on archaeology/cultural  studies. IAIS         preserves and educates through discovery and creativity the diverse traditions, vitality and                     knowledge of Native American Cultures.

The Old Mystic History Center ( formerly - Indian and Colonial Research Center Library)  

   The Institute for American Indian Studies  The Old Mystic History Center (formerly the Indian &           Colonial Research Center) has a long association with Indigenous communities in Southern New         England.   The Center holds an extensive and unique Indigenous collection. Original                               anthropological field notes, baskets, archaeological artifacts, transcriptions of historical records,           images, audio tapes, a collection of mid-19th century anthropological literature, and slides can be       seen at the OMHC. 

General Genealogy
Native American
Connecticut Genealogy & History
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