Most Popular Links
Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Canadiennes by Cyprien Tanguay (7 vols.), 1608-1800
Programme de Recherche en Démographie Historique (PRDH). Official site from the University of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) (Familysearch) the largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records. Includes searchable 1881 Canadian and 1880 US census databases. To access originals of French-Canadian parish registers, click on “Search”, then “Browse all published collections”, choose Canada in the list at left, then scroll to "Quebec Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979” and a list of registers by town or parish will come up.
Connecticut Digital Library (iConn.org) The place to go for U.S. census information and more. Requires log-in using a bar code from a Connecticut town library or CT State Library
Nos Origines Click on English version (upper right corner) if necessary. This site has information about Québec couples and their married and unmarried children. The generations are linked, and you can use a Soundex or alias (“dit”) search in addition to an exact surname spelling search. When you pull up a couple, the husband’s info appears in the green box at left. Click on the small tree symbol to get a printable pedigree chart of ancestors that are linked to him. To do the same for the wife, click on her name and positions on the screen will reverse, giving you access to information entered for her family tree. This site is always adding new data from researchers, and they screen information very carefully, asking submitters for their credentials, sources, etc. You will find some information for the 20th century, and quite often for individuals who emigrated from Canada, usually to the U.S. Not all entries are complete, some or all children in a family may be missing, and there is an occasional error, but on the whole this is a very reliable site. There is also a surname listing at http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/genealogielistfamily.aspx?lng=fr
FichierOrigine “Directory of acts of French emigrants and foreigners established in Quebec from the origins to 1865.” This site is in French, but not difficult to navigate. Enter the surname of interest, a locality if available, and scroll down to view results. The database can be searched alphabetically and there are links for the Filles du Roi, Carignan soldiers, soldiers of Montcalm, and a guide to source abbreviations used in the listings. For instance, if you scroll down and click on the Filles du oi link at the right of the screen, a listing for Marie Major of Touques (St-Thomas) in the Calvados region appears. Click on her name, and information about her place of origin, baptismal date, parents, father’s occupation, and more shows up. Click on the live link – it says “numérisé” – and you will see a copy of the baptismal record. What’s interesting here is that the site gives the source of the information and the name of the researcher who verified the document, and you can contact that person by going to the link provided at the bottom of the page.
Archives Francaises. Site for research in the archives of France. If you locate the immigrant ancestor, you may want to use this site to research his or her family of origin. The site is searchable by region or by Department, so you will need to know where your immigrant ancestor came from. A good gazetteer of France will be helpful in determining where the town is located, and a knowledge of French is quite useful here, as there is no English translation available. The site provides access to copies of original French parish records of births, marriages and deaths. Like the handwritten Québec records, they can be difficult to read. Also keep in mind that many such records were destroyed during the two World Wars, so not all will be available. But this site provides free access to much of what survives.
http://habitant.org/index.htm John P. DuLong’s excellent site on French-Canadian genealogy, with emphasis on Acadian research. On this site you can access information about the Carignan- Salieres Regiment (at http://habitant.org/carignan.htm ).
www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/frenchcanadianpatriots.ht This site has a list of French-Canadian participants in the American Revolution
www.banq.qc.ca/archives/genealogie_histoire_familiale/ Link to the National Library and Archives of Québec. No English translation available for much of this site, but with the help of a dictionary you should be able to access its many useful resources. For example, click on the “Ressources en ligne” link (under the horizontal bar near the top of the page). Then scroll down to the Archives link, and then to “Registres de l’état civil du Québec Des origines à 1915” (the arrow on right that says “Accéder”). Use the links on left to navigate to the parish or region desired, then choose the desired time frame to view original parish records of baptisms, marriages, and burials. These records typically cover time periods beyond those found in Ancestry or Familysearch.
www.migrations.fr/700fillesroy.htm One of many useful sites about the Filles du Roi and Filles à Marier. This site has the advantage of providing copies of the baptismal and marriage records of the Filles, plus much more.
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.
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.
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 State Library: History & Genealogy. Any information you could want about doing
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
Genealogical Societies in Connecticut: List of societies recognized by the state of Connecticut to do
business in the state.
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-
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
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
Gallant Family Website Gallant Family of Kinkora, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Historical Vital Statistics Start Page Nova Scotia Searchable Archive. Can view original documents
LeBlanc Family Website Many links, records and info pertaining to the Leblanc history, Acadian and
Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton Museum @ Moncton (French). View Collection of
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
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.
Archives & Libraries
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.
Quebec: Archives Nationales du Québec (French only).
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
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.
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.
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.
Charts and Forms provided by Ancestry.com 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.).
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.
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
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.
Linkpendium 1,045,631-link directory of genealogical resources in the USA. This online magazine
Késsinnimek - Roots - Racines is dedicated to those who are searching for their roots in a variety
of ways: French-Canadian, Native American, Colonists, History, Background, Parish Registers,
Shrines and issionaries.