In addition to its online databases, AFGS, through its Research Committee, accepts research requests for:

  1. French Canadian ancestors,
  2. Vital records of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont that include births/baptisms, marriages, and deaths/burials,
  3. Copies of AFGS microfilm records including vital records from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont within certain year limitations, along with the Drouin Microfilm of the Canadian records from 1606 to 1940.

AFGS does not research adoptions.

AFGS members receive discounted fees on all research requests. To join, click here.

What You Should Do

Click the appropriate links at the bottom of the page. In each section, you will find options and costs and may request research online or by mail via a downloadable form. If you’re requesting research by mail please supply any pertinent information you may have. Using a five-generation chart gives us as much information as possible, so that we will know where to begin the research.

What We Will Do

After receiving your request, you will receive a notification that your research request has been received. It will include the date the research was received and a date after which you may contact the Society if you have not received an answer.

Research Options

To request research, please choose one of the following. The Film Room Copy Service is for requesting copies of AFGS microfilm records that are stored in our Film Room.  For more information, please call or email us.

French Canadian Ancestors or Vital Records | Film Room Copy Service