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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 (  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


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.  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 ).  This site has a list of French-Canadian participants in the American Revolution 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.  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.



Other Links


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. 

1910 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.

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 History Online

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.

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).

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

Gallant Family Website Gallant Family of Kinkora, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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

  for free.

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

  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.

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

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 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.

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.

Connecticut Genealogy & History
Acadian Sites
Immigration & Naturalization
Archives & Libraries
General Genealogy
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