About the Society

The Society was founded in Manchester, New Hampshire in September 1973 to serve persons interested in ancestral research. Today membership has expanded to include individuals and organizations from all parts of the world.

The Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, registered with the Secretary of State of New Hampshire.

Purposes of ACGS

  • Foster the study of ancestral origins
  • Encourage research into the history of families
  • Foster high standards of ethics for genealogical research
  • Provide a common access by and for individuals of Acadian, French-Canadian and Franco American origin