The American-French Genealogical Society (AFGS) is a Family History Center affiliate library. The designation means Society members and the public will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through Family History Library.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS] is the world’s largest repository of genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from over 130 countries.

Family History Library is extending access to its collection by circulating microfilms of historic records through select affiliate libraries. The American-French Genealogical Society is now one of those libraries. It is a priceless resource for area residents interested in discovering their family history.

The LDS has over 200 camera teams archiving historic records in 45 countries on any given day. These records are then circulated to the public through Family History Centers and affiliates worldwide, like the American-French Genealogical Society.

Update: September 5, 2017
AFGS now has the capability of viewing records that were previously not available at our library on All Family History Affiliates are able to view these records. This means you will be able to view more records on at the AFGS library than you can if you were using your own computer from home. If you are a member who visits AFGS to research, you will be able to access these records on your personal devices using our Wi-Fi connections. This is a tremendous asset for our members.

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