Genealogical Society

A non-profit genealogical and historical organization dedicated to French Canadian research.

We specialize in assisting members in their ancestral search with resources dating to 1600s and beyond.


AFGS members gain access to a wealth of resources and benefits including:

• The Research Library which includes over 20,000 volumes of vital statistics, family genealogies, biographies, reference books, histories, and genealogical journals and publications of regional, national, and international scope.

• A Members-Only Online Library with a wealth of vital resources and digital content.

• Je Me Souviens quarterly journal filled with resources for genealogists, member-submitted stories about their research and more.

• Individual assistance and training from experienced and highly competent members.

• The Research Committee, a staff of experienced researchers available for research requests at low member rates.

What’s New

Workshop Videos:

Video recordings of lectures presented at AFGS are posted on the Members-Only site. Members wishing to view the recordings should log in and look under the education heading. Click on the video lectures and select the recording you wish to view.

Volunteers Needed:

AFGS is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. As such we look to members who have specific skills who are willing to help the society maintain its excellent standing as a premier genealogical and historical organization. Many volunteers from around the country are working from home on a variety of projects. You need not live locally or visit the society to make a difference. Learn how.


The American-French Genealogical Society is dedicated to preserving our French-Canadian Heritage, connecting generations.

Our mission is to study and preserve our rich heritage by assisting members in discovering their ancestors and the daily events that shaped their lives.

The American-French Genealogical Society, formed in February of 1978, is a 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to people of French-Canadian descent. Canadian immigration into the United States began as early as the seventeenth century, but between 1871 and 1901 the greatest influx of immigrants entered this country. Taxation, debts, unemployment, and a failing economic environment contributed to over 2 million French Canadians, with shattered dreams, migrating to the U.S. seeking economic refuge.

Our Services

Preserving Our French-Canadian Heritage