French Research Toolkit

French Research Toolkit

These resources will help you trace your French roots.

Web Sites

Acadian/French Genealogy

<ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/lwjones>

Cyndi’s List: France

<cyndislist.eom/franee.htm>

Cyndi’s List: Huguenot <cyndislist.com/huguenot.htm>

FamilySearch: French Letter-Writing Guide

<www.familysearch.org/eng/search/rg/guide/lgfrench.asp>

France GenWeb

<www.francegenweb.org>

FrancoGene

<www.francogene.com>

French Heritage DNA Project

<www.frenchdna.org>

Genealogia.com $

<www.genealogia.com>: Post your French family tree for free and search the pay-per-view records database.

Geneanet $

<www.geneanet.org>: Subscribe to this French records database for about $58.

Library of Congress Portals to the World: France
 

List of the Departmental Archives

<www.genealogy.tm.fr/archives/archives.htm>

Resources

Early Louisiana Settlers CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

The French Canadian Heritage in New England by Gerard J. Brault (University Press of New England)

French Canadian Sources: A Guide for Genealogists by Patricia Kenney Geyh (Ancestry)

A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland by John Mack Faragher (WW. Norton)

Huguenot Settlers in America, 1600s-1900s CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

In Search of Your European Roots by Angus Baxter (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Organizations and Archives

American-French Genealogical Society

Box 830, Woonsocket, Rl 02895, (401) 765-6141, <www.afgs.org>

French Heritage Society

14 E. 60th St., Suite 605, New York, NY 10022, (212) 759-6846, <www.frenchheritagesociety.org>

The Huguenot Society of America

122 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, (212) 755-0592, <www.huguenotsocietyofamerica.org>

Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Huguenot Library, University College London, Gower Street, London WOE 6BT, England, +44 (20) 76-79-5199, <huguenotsociety.org.uk>

National Archives of France (Archives Nationales)

Records room: 11, rue des Quatre-Fils, 75003 Paris, France, +33 (1) 40 27 64 19, <www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr>
Mailing address: Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, 60, rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75141 Paris 03, France

National Library of France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), François-Mitterrand Library

Quai François-Mauriac, 75706 Paris 13, France, +33 (0) 53 79 82 22, <www.bnf.fr>

Protestant Historical Society (Société d’Histoire du Protestantisme François)

54 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris, France, +33 (1) 45 48 62 07, <www.shpf.fr>

Web Extra: Get more research tips, resources and a genealogy term cheat sheet in our online French Toolkit <www.familytreemagazine.com/french>.
 
From the July 2008 Family Tree Magazine.

 

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