Welcome to the ACGS — Our 45th Year!

Founded in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1973, the Society is here to serve your genealogical research needs.

  • Become an ACGS Member and take advantage of our membership benefits.
  • Browse our Catalog for a listing of the many publications that may be purchased to help you with your ancestral research.


ACGS DNA Interest Group

We hope everyone will feel free to share small demonstrations, collaborate, and learn with and from each other.  While we’re all in learning mode, after the Fall introductory meetings, we will go on hiatus in December.

ACGS Library
4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

Saturday, January 12th, 2019
10am – 12:00pm

Recommended Reading:
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy 
by Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D, J.D.
Recommended Website:

Members: Free
Non-Members: $5.00
Registration Not Required

Please bring your laptop!


Granger: New York, NY

Granger: New York, NY



Their story of capture and survival in Quebec
Professor Roger W. Lawrence

Professor Lawrence spent 30 years researching the captives of New England taken during the French and Indian War. Much has been published about these captives but Roger was compelled to find new details from contemporary sources. He has examined, extracted, and translated vital information in marriage contracts for those captives or prisoners who were assimilated into the French Colony. This is an excellent research tool for New England colonial descendants as well as for French-Canadian descendants of these captives. Some of the English ancestry goes back to Royalty and Nobility.

NEW – View the Table of Contents by clicking here.

To order ENGLISH CAPTIVES & PRISONERS REMAINING IN NEW FRANCE by Professor Roger W. Lawrence, download the order form here


Catherine de Baillon

In 1999, we were fortunate in having the opportunity to publish an excellent article on the well researched line of Catherine de Baillon: René Jetté, John P. DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, and Gail F. Moreau. “From Catherine Baillon to Charlemagne.” American-Canadian Genealogist 25:4 (Fall 1999): 170-200.

Through the generosity of the surviving authors we have obtained permission to make this article available on our website. To read or download this article, simply click on this link. Our appreciation to John P. Dulong for making this possible.

For more information about the Catherine de Baillon research project, visit http://habitant.org/baillon/.


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Getting Started Just starting your research? We have suggestions, tools and more to help you out! Click here to learn more. Contact Us To learn more about the ACGS and how we can help you and your genealogy research, visit us at 4 Elm Street, next to the Blessed Sacrament Church in Manchester, New Hampshire, one block south of Queen City Avenue. You can also email us at acgs@acgs.org. Our mailing address and telephone number are available on our contact page.