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The American-French Genealogical Society is dedicated to the study and preservation of the French-Canadian culture
Our membership is currently over 1400 worldwide, with our main office and library located in Woonsocket, RI, USA

Most of our research material is in English

So, come on in and check us out! We're looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Below is an extended list of the information on this AFGS Website to help you find information in over 600 pages of this website.

American-French Genealogical Society - AFGS - Website
What's New is the latest information on the AFGS Website
Plan your Visit includes information on visiting our AFGS Library
~ Directions to Library, hours
~ Calendar Library Sessions
~ Library Resources
~ Lodging
About Us overview of the American-French Genealogical Society
~ Mission Statement
Benefits and Activities of Being a member of AFGS, please click Benefits and Activities for detailed information.
~ Access to the Research Library
~ Receive Je Me Souviens, a semi-annual, 100+ -page journal
~ A bi-monthly newsletter, AFGnewS,
~ Research by Research Committee, a staff of experienced researchers available at low member rates.
~ Classes on Researching, using the Internet, etc.
~ Attend the annual business meeting and vote in the election of officers.
~ Exhibits at many local events, as well as regional conferences
Mailing List Email mailing list of latest updates
Library Resources Current listing of AFGS resources
Donation in Memory You can make a donation to the building fund in the memory of someone and if you chose you can have it listed on line.
Research Policy Overview of how you can have research done by AFGS
Drouin Resources Drouin Baptism, Marriage and burial collection. These are records microfilmed by the Drouin Institute of Canada.
AFGnewS AFGS bi-monthly newsletter
Members E-Mail AFGS Members E-Mail links with surnames they are researching.
AFGS French Canadian  Hall of Fame The hall of fame recognizes individuals of French-Canadian ancestry who have made significant contributions to their community, or who have achieved success in their life's endeavors.
Building Fund In 2007 AFGS purchased the building of the former First Universalist Church. Click Building Fund for the latest news.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions about AFGS
Our Departed Members A listing of the Obits of our past members.
Online Store
~ Publications Marriages, Baptisms, and Funeral home records.
~ Specials - Publications Etc. Over stock and previous owned books.
~ Je Me Souviens  AFGS semi-annual, 100+ -page journal
~ AFGS Membership
~ Plus many many other items available.
Photo Album Pictures related to AFGS
Terms - Phrases Source for Research help
~ "dit" Names Explanation
~ Ier- date Date Explanation
~ Preponderance of Names French Canadian Explanation
~ rehabilitation for Marriage Explanation
~ Translations & Numbers Explanation
~ Name Abbreviations of Given names used in records French - English - Latin
~ Quips Genealogical - Humor
French Accents How to make french Accents on letters for a PC or a MAC.
Surname Variations dit names and other variations of names. Surname and Given name information.
Databases Cemetery and Headstone Information
Genealogy Links Links to other Genealogy related sites
~ Rhode Island Village Place and Town Names
~ Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries

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