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Benefits And Activities


Member Benefits

Members of the American-French Genealogical Society receive many benefits;
  • Access to the Research Library, which is open every Monday, 11am - 4 pm , every Tuesday, 1 pm to 9 pm, and most Saturdays (Sept. - May), 10 am to 4 pm.
  • The right to attend the annual business meeting and vote in the election of officers, see date on society calendar.
  • Members receive Je Me Souviens, a journal filled with resources for genealogists, members' research stories, new member listings, and facts and tips.
  • A newsletter, AFGnewS, keeps members informed of Society activities.
  • Member discount on Research, Film Room Copy Service (Obits,vital records copies, Headstone pictures)
  • New members receive individual assistance and training from experienced and highly competent members.
  • Members unable to conduct their own research can utilize the resources of the library through the Research Committee, a staff of experienced researchers available at low member rates.
 
Activities
  • The AFGS conducts an Open House periodically to introduce the public to our extensive library and our greatest asset, our members.
  • AFGS HOSTS FIFTH GRADE CLASS - Students from the Harris School visited the AFGS library and learned about the “Immigrant Experience” in the city.
  • We set up exhibits at many local events, such as the Woonsocket AutumnFest, the LaSalette French-Canadian Pride Day, and the Heritage Farmers Market.
  • Many AFGS members are involved in projects that directly help the genealogist, such as the Rhode Island Cemetery Transcription Project.

Plan a Visit to AFGS
Visitors Policy
  • Visitors to our library are welcome, you do not have to be a member to use the facilities. The visitors policy allows you to pay for the first visit. The charge is $5.00 for the day. You may stay from opening to closing, if you wish and have use of any of our research material. If you decide to join during your visit your visit the $5.00 will be deducted from your membership.

Drouin Microfilm

It is Now possible to receive a copy of an event from the over 2500 Drouin Microfilm reels without visiting the library.

Drouin Microfilm Information

This service may be withdrawn or modified at anytime.


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