American-Canadian
Genealogical Society

Leaders in French-Canadian, Franco-American and Acadian Genealogy

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Interested in learning more about your French-Canadian ancestral roots and so much more, then the ACGS is the place to be! It’s quick. It’s easy. Click the button below to start your journey today!

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The ACGS has compiled over 150 volumes of parish vital records (repertoires) that may contain the information your library needs.  These volumes constitute our ACGS Catalog and are available for purchase.  Click below and start stocking the shelves today!

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ACGS Library

The ACGS library has grown over the last 49 years from meeting in the founders’ living rooms to the current 2600+ sq. ft. library that today we call home. Our holdings of over 10,000 items include resources for all of New England, Northern and Hudson River Valley NY, as well as Quebec, the Maritimes and a large Acadian section. In addition to genealogy resources and media, the Library also has computer access to third-party genealogy databases. We have volunteers on-site to help you with your search.   We also offer research services to non-members for a fee and to our members at a discount.  Check out the Research-Services page for details!

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News & Events

Holiday Closures

The ACGS Library will be closed during the upcoming Holiday Season on the following dates:

Wednesday 11/23/22 for Thanksgiving Eve

Saturday 12/24/22 for Christmas Eve

Saturday 12/31/22 for New Year’s Eve

We hope that you will all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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Library Holdings Catalog Now Available on Website

Everyone has been so patient as we worked out all the programming bugs for the new section of our website.  The day has finally arrived when I can announce Phase I of the Library Holdings Project is now ready to use!

The Holdings Catalog search engine will replace our card catalog in the library, it lists all the books, repertories, family histories, and microfilm/fiche that are found in the library. When a search is done all possible results from our holdings will be displayed, however not all results will be viewable online. If the “format” is “PDF” the book is viewable online, “Dload” it may be purchased in the sales catalog, and all other formats may only be viewed in the library.

We hope that our members find this resource as valuable as we believe it to be.  Please let us know if you find any problems with the Holdings Catalog at [email protected].

ACGS Library Holdings

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Library Desk Volunteers Needed

As an all volunteer society we rely on our members to volunteer to help the library to remain open and running.  Our number one volunteer position is at the Library Front Desk, without a volunteer to cover the front desk we can not open our doors to our members.

Full Training will be supplied. The tasks to be covered by the Library Desk Volunteer are as follows:

  • Meet and greet customers and members
  • Working knowledge of genealogy
  • Familiar with the library
  • Familiar with the genealogy programs used in house.
  • Able to help customers and members with their searches

Contact:  Jackie Watson, Library Chair for an interview.  Call her at the library at 603-622-1554 or email her directly at [email protected].

Thank you for supporting the ACGS Society with your time!

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Digitization Project Volunteers Needed!

The Society’s Board of Directors approved, in June 2021, a new project to digitize most of the books in the research library, and to make the contents available to our members through the Members-Only section of the website ACGS.org.

In connection with this new digitization project, ACGS is looking for volunteers to help us out!

Right now, two different types of help are needed:

  1. Scanning – This will require you to run an overhead scanner to scan each page of a book. It takes about an hour to do 100 pages. This job may be done at home by borrowing the equipment from the library.
  2. Data entry – Several of our books were never entered into a searchable database. This job requires reading a type-written book and entering the data into a spreadsheet. Access to Microsoft Excel is desirable, but we may be able to use your help even if you do not have that access.

All volunteers will be provided with training.

As a reminder, because many of our books can no longer be purchased, having a pdf file of each book would allow it to be replaced in the event of a fire or other calamity. In addition, a digital copy of a book might allow members who are not able to visit the library to read or access it online.

Click here to Volunteer Today, and, in your email, tell us which job you are interested in.

Many thanks!

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Remember ACGS ALL Year Long - Use Amazon Smiles

Remember the ACGS ALL year long by going through AmazonSmile when you place your orders on Amazon.

The ACGS will receive 0.05% of your total with EVERY purchase!

Happy 2020!

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Publicity Chair Wanted

The ACGS is looking for just the right person to fill the role of Publicity Chair!  This position promotes the Society through timely releases of information to the media, and interested groups.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested please contact Norma at [email protected].

News & Events

Holiday Closures

The ACGS Library will be closed during the upcoming Holiday Season on the following dates:

Wednesday 11/23/22 for Thanksgiving Eve

Saturday 12/24/22 for Christmas Eve

Saturday 12/31/22 for New Year’s Eve

We hope that you will all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

News & Events

Library Holdings Catalog Now Available on Website

Everyone has been so patient as we worked out all the programming bugs for the new section of our website.  The day has finally arrived when I can announce Phase I of the Library Holdings Project is now ready to use!

The Holdings Catalog search engine will replace our card catalog in the library, it lists all the books, repertories, family histories, and microfilm/fiche that are found in the library. When a search is done all possible results from our holdings will be displayed, however not all results will be viewable online. If the “format” is “PDF” the book is viewable online, “Dload” it may be purchased in the sales catalog, and all other formats may only be viewed in the library.

We hope that our members find this resource as valuable as we believe it to be.  Please let us know if you find any problems with the Holdings Catalog at [email protected].

ACGS Library Holdings

News & Events

Library Desk Volunteers Needed

As an all volunteer society we rely on our members to volunteer to help the library to remain open and running.  Our number one volunteer position is at the Library Front Desk, without a volunteer to cover the front desk we can not open our doors to our members.

Full Training will be supplied. The tasks to be covered by the Library Desk Volunteer are as follows:

  • Meet and greet customers and members
  • Working knowledge of genealogy
  • Familiar with the library
  • Familiar with the genealogy programs used in house.
  • Able to help customers and members with their searches

Contact:  Jackie Watson, Library Chair for an interview.  Call her at the library at 603-622-1554 or email her directly at [email protected].

Thank you for supporting the ACGS Society with your time!

News & Events

Digitization Project Volunteers Needed!

The Society’s Board of Directors approved, in June 2021, a new project to digitize most of the books in the research library, and to make the contents available to our members through the Members-Only section of the website ACGS.org.

In connection with this new digitization project, ACGS is looking for volunteers to help us out!

Right now, two different types of help are needed:

  1. Scanning – This will require you to run an overhead scanner to scan each page of a book. It takes about an hour to do 100 pages. This job may be done at home by borrowing the equipment from the library.
  2. Data entry – Several of our books were never entered into a searchable database. This job requires reading a type-written book and entering the data into a spreadsheet. Access to Microsoft Excel is desirable, but we may be able to use your help even if you do not have that access.

All volunteers will be provided with training.

As a reminder, because many of our books can no longer be purchased, having a pdf file of each book would allow it to be replaced in the event of a fire or other calamity. In addition, a digital copy of a book might allow members who are not able to visit the library to read or access it online.

Click here to Volunteer Today, and, in your email, tell us which job you are interested in.

Many thanks!

News & Events

Remember ACGS ALL Year Long - Use Amazon Smiles

Remember the ACGS ALL year long by going through AmazonSmile when you place your orders on Amazon.

The ACGS will receive 0.05% of your total with EVERY purchase!

Happy 2020!

News & Events

Publicity Chair Wanted

The ACGS is looking for just the right person to fill the role of Publicity Chair!  This position promotes the Society through timely releases of information to the media, and interested groups.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested please contact Norma at [email protected].

Featured Photograph

Arthur R.A. Dufault (1890-1959) and Coral Lomme & their 10 Children

This photograph was submitted by Alexis Peters, fellow member of the ACGS. This photo was taken circa 1927-1929 in Worcester, MA.  From the right: My maternal 2x great-grandparents, Arthur R.A. Dufault (1890-1959) and Coral Lomme. Their children Roland E Dufault (1911-1987), Helen Dufualt (1913-1995), Raymond R. Dufault (1914-2003), Estelle T. Dufault (1915-2009), Arthur L. Dufault, my great-grandfather Albert Henry Dufault (1919-2009), Dolores Dufault (1920-2010), Leo E. Dufault (1923-2000), Edward Dufault (1925-1977), and one unknown Dufault child. Coral is pregnant with another Dufault child in this photo, but I haven’t been able to find out who, my great-grampa did not talk much about his family and he passed away when I was 10.

Arthur was born the 5th of 11 known Dufault children on May 25, 1890, in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Drummond, Quebec. His parents were Misael Dufualt (1853-?) born in Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel, Le Bas-Richelieu, Quebec and Solomee/Salome Fontaine Dit Bienvenu (1862-1934) born in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. Misael, Salome, and 6 of their children (including Arthur) are listed in the 1900 Auburn, Worcester, MA census. Misael, Salome and 4 of their 6 children (including Arthur) are listed with an immigration date of 1895. As far as I am aware all the male children served in WW2. My great-grampa was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and was stationed in Austria. He was a lifelong machinist and worked for Wyman-Gordon on military contracts, including building closed die forgings for the Saturn V rocket.

Coral was born the 4th of 10 known Lomme children in 1890 in Holyoke, Hampden, MA. Her parents were Franke Emile Lomme (1865-?) born in Quebec and Ellen L. Lancto (1855-?) born in Chateaugay, Franklin, New York. Very little is known about Coral’s family other than her parents and siblings’ names and general birthplaces.

Featured Photograph

Arthur R.A. Dufault (1890-1959) and Coral Lomme & their 10 Children

This photograph was submitted by Alexis Peters, fellow member of the ACGS. This photo was taken circa 1927-1929 in Worcester, MA.  From the right: My maternal 2x great-grandparents, Arthur R.A. Dufault (1890-1959) and Coral Lomme. Their children Roland E Dufault (1911-1987), Helen Dufualt (1913-1995), Raymond R. Dufault (1914-2003), Estelle T. Dufault (1915-2009), Arthur L. Dufault, my great-grandfather Albert Henry Dufault (1919-2009), Dolores Dufault (1920-2010), Leo E. Dufault (1923-2000), Edward Dufault (1925-1977), and one unknown Dufault child. Coral is pregnant with another Dufault child in this photo, but I haven’t been able to find out who, my great-grampa did not talk much about his family and he passed away when I was 10.

Arthur was born the 5th of 11 known Dufault children on May 25, 1890, in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Drummond, Quebec. His parents were Misael Dufualt (1853-?) born in Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel, Le Bas-Richelieu, Quebec and Solomee/Salome Fontaine Dit Bienvenu (1862-1934) born in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. Misael, Salome, and 6 of their children (including Arthur) are listed in the 1900 Auburn, Worcester, MA census. Misael, Salome and 4 of their 6 children (including Arthur) are listed with an immigration date of 1895. As far as I am aware all the male children served in WW2. My great-grampa was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and was stationed in Austria. He was a lifelong machinist and worked for Wyman-Gordon on military contracts, including building closed die forgings for the Saturn V rocket.

Coral was born the 4th of 10 known Lomme children in 1890 in Holyoke, Hampden, MA. Her parents were Franke Emile Lomme (1865-?) born in Quebec and Ellen L. Lancto (1855-?) born in Chateaugay, Franklin, New York. Very little is known about Coral’s family other than her parents and siblings’ names and general birthplaces.

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