9. Genealogy Societies

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Several historical events and colonization have lead French people to emigrate such as Huguenots in the Netherlands, England, Germany and Switzerland, and pioneers of New France in America. Here are some information to help you trace your French ancestors.

Some local genealogy and historical societies can help you find your French ancestors.

Here is a list of local genealogy and historical societies:

Order of the Founders and Patriots of America – Founded in 1896, the Order is made up of “Associates” who trace their ancestry back to those first colonists and who have forefathers in the same male ancestral line who served in the American Revolution. http://www.founderspatriots.org/

General Society of Mayflower Descendants – More than one hundred years ago, a group of descendants of the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, saw the need for a national society to honor their memory. https://www.themayflowersociety.org/

National Society Daughters of the American Colonists – National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (NSDAC) members are descendants of a man or woman who rendered patriotic or civil service to the American Colonies prior to 4 July 1776. http://nsdac.org/

The National Huguenot Society – The objectives of The National Huguenot Society are to perpetuate the memory, the spirit, and the deeds of the men and women in France known as Huguenots who emigrated either directly or through other countries to North America and contributed by their character and ability to the development of the United States. http://www.huguenot.netnation.com/

Order of the First Families of New Hampshire – In the search of individuals who established residency, owned land or businesses within the boundaries of present day New Hampshire between 1622 – 1680. http://offnh.homestead.com/

American-French Genealogical Society – A genealogical & historical organization for French-Canadian research. http://www.afgs.org/

Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society – The Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society was founded in 1996, and is dedicated to research in French-Canadian ancestry. http://www.vt-fcgs.org/

American-Canadian Genealogical Society – Founded in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1973, the Society is here to serve your genealogical research needs. http://acgs.org/

French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut – The French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut, is dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating genealogical and historical information about our ancestors who settled in Quebec and Acadia and their descendants. http://www.fcgsc.org/

Quebec Family History Society – The Quebec Family History Society is the largest English-language genealogical society in Quebec. http://www.qfhs.ca/

French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota – The French-American Heritage Foundation is based on the unifying factor of the French language in many different American Cultural heritages, whether Cajun, Haitian, West-African, North-African, French-Canadian or francophone European. http://fahfminn.org/

Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home – The Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home provides genealogy, historical documents, parish registers, early American newspapers, suggested research aids, and various documents related to our Acadian history as well as French-Canadian, Cajun and Franco-American ancestry. http://www.acadian-home.org/

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