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Plan Your Visit to AFGS


American-French Genealogical Society location is in the AFGS Building
The American French Genealogical Society
is located at 78 Earle Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895,
in the lower level of the AFGS building.
 
Our Phone Number is 401-765-6141 (Voice during library hours).
FAX 401 597 6290
 
Entrance is from the rear Parking Lot of the AFGS Building
. The entrance door is located on the lower left side.
The American French Genealogical Society - AFGS Building
 
Hours: NOTE:
Monday 11:00am to 4:00pm (Open) (Saturdays closed in July)
Tuesday 1:00pm to 9:00pm (Open) Closed Holidays -
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm (Open) (Saturdays Closed in July) Closed  Christmas to New Years - See Calendar for dates.
Important Information
AFGS will be open Saturdays in June and August (AFGS is normally closed Saturdays in the summer).
We will be closed Saturdays in July. Please read the latest AFGnewS newsletter for more information
See Calendar for AFGS Library sessions
 
NOTE: American-French Genealogical Society's 2009 Library Holdings Now on line - See below
 
NOTE: If this will be your first visit to AFGS and you are just starting to do Genealogy Research please click here for the Beginning genealogy page. On the Beginning genealogy page are guidelines as well as instructions on how to fill out 5 Generation charts including one way to number the charts. You can also print out a chart to fill it in and take the chart with you for your research.
 
Important in the AFGS Library: Please Pencils only no pens or markers. If you forget we have Pencils. Food or Beverages including bottle water are not allowed in the library, we have a lunch area available. Briefcases, bags pocket books and Computer case are not allowed in the library.
See the complete list of Information below
 
Free Wi-Fi available - Laptops and Notebooks can be brought into the library.
 
Summer Travelers
We will make every effort to accommodate you if you travel to Woonsocket to research during your summer vacation. If you need more time than our Monday and Tuesday sessions provide, please contact the President of AFGS at least one week before your arrival. Tell us the days and times you plan to be here and a phone number where you can be reached while you travel.
 
Admission:
Visitors to our library are welcome, you do not have to be a member to use the facilities. Non members are required to pay $5.00 per day for use of the library. Non members may use any of our research material.
 
Personal Belongings
Coats, sweaters etc. not being worn must be placed in the designated area. Briefcases, bags and pocket books are not allowed in the library.
 
Food
Food or beverages including bottle water are not allowed in the library area. A lunch area is adjacent to the library.
 
Identification Badges - Pencils - Cameras
For AFGS members your membership Badge must be worn at all times, for visitors it is a visitors badge. If your a new member you will be issued a temporary membership badge. Pencils only in the library no pens. Cameras are allowed but no flash. Hand held scanners are permitted.
 
Accessibility:
The AFGS library is not handicap accessible at this time.
 
Floor Plan
Identification of areas in the  AFGS library 
 
Lodging
Sampling Lodging from Google
 
Smoking Prohibited
 
Copies
Copy machine is available to make copies. Only books with a specified binding or designation may be copied.
 
Classes - American French Genealogical Society - AFGS offers free classes at our library, on Genealogy and related subjects. See our Calendar for Class dates and time. Calendar
 
Directions:
Directions to our Library
 
Suggested Reading
AFGS Library Guidelines
Reference and Guide Book for the Genealogist by Armand Letourneau
It is an excellent book for both beginner and experienced researchers in the quest for Genealogical information. Full explanation of the book

Available Resources In Our Library
A small listing of the American-French Genealogical Society's vast resources.

American-French Genealogical Society's 2009 List of Library Holdings
are now available free on line (PDF)
(Note: This is a list of the books etc. available at the society to help plan your visit)
AFGS 2009 Library Holdings in Sections (PDF)
Quebec
Other Canadian Provinces
United States - Europe
History by Subject - History by Title
Family by Name - Family by Title
Biography by Name - Biography by Title
Reference - Microfilms Films and Fiche- Periodicals Etc.
 
American-French Genealogical Society's 2009 Complete File (PDF) (Very Large File)
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A.F.G.S Library Holdings  2009 - LIBRARY HOLDINGS 2009 contains a listing of the research material available at the AFGS Library.
Library Holdings 2009 lists by county, all of our holdings for Canada, the United States and Europe. The parishes for each county are alphabetized and coded to make the books easer for you to find.
History books are arranged alphabetically by subject. Names have been added to the biographies to make it easier to find the ancestor that you are looking for. As always, family book are also listed alphabetically by family name. The reference book section has been greatly expanded.
The film sections list, by category, the films we have for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. This is a helpful tool for those members who wish to prepare a list of materials they would like to use before they come to the library. There is an explanation of our other holdings such as the Loiselle File, the Rivest File, the Fabien Files, the Drouin Film, and miscellaneous census films. There is also a section for our fiches and CD collections.
 
 
More information on Holding listing
AFGS Online Store

 
Inclement Weather Cancellations of Library hours
If the library will not be open due to inclement weather, notification will be placed on the following Television and Radio stations.
Check for Weather Cancellations and Delays of AFGS ( from Channel 10 and the Rhode Island Broadcasters Associations listing )
Check for Weather for Woonsocket from National Weather Service

Directions to American French Genealogical Society
 
From I-495
Take Exit 16 (King St), Franklin, Ma., to Woonsocket (west). Go 5.7 miles to first set of traffic lights at the intersection of King St and Rte 126, Bellingham, Ma.
Continue onto 126 South, going through 4 more traffic lights, which will place you at Pond and Social St. Proceed and take the next right (Earle St.) and the American French Genealogical Society building is within view at the next block. Parking is available behind the building.
From I-295
Take Exit 9B for Rte 146/Rte.99, Woonsocket. Continue on Rte. 99 for 2.8 miles. At end of Rte. 99, turn left onto Rte. 122 North. Continue straight through 5 traffic lights. At the 6th light you should be at the intersection of Cumberland St. and Social St. Turn left onto Social St., proceed through 1 traffic light (Pond and Social Sts.) and take the next right, Earle St. The American French Genealogical Society building is within view at the next block. Parking is available behind the building.
From Worcester and points North:
Take Rte. 146 South to the traffic light at Rte. 146 and Sayles Hill Road in No. Smithfield, RI. Turn left onto Sayles Hill Road and continue for approximately 1 mile, then turn left onto Rte. 99 North. Continue for 2.5 miles. At end of Rte. 99 turn left onto Rte. 122 North.
Continue straight through 5 traffic lights. At the 6th light you should be at the intersection of Cumberland St. and Social St. Turn left onto Social St., proceed through 1 traffic light (Pond and Social Sts.) and take the next right, Earle St. The American French Genealogical Society building is within view at the next block. Parking is available behind the building.
From I-95 Providence and points South:
Take Exit # 23 for Rte 146 North and continue to Exit for Rte. I-295/Rte. 99, Woonsocket. Continue on Rte. 99 for 2.8 miles. At end of Rte. 99 turn left onto Rte. 122 North.
Continue straight through 5 traffic lights. At the 6th light you should be at the intersection of Cumberland St. and Social St. Turn left onto Social St., proceed through 1 traffic light (Pond and Social Sts.) and take the next right, Earle St. The American French Genealogical Society building is within view at the next block. Parking is available behind the building.
 
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