About ACGS

ACGS 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.


Pictured to the right: ACGS founders Roger Lawrence and Lucille Lagasse

Purpose 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

Become a Member

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!

Sign Up

Shop Our Catalog

Eager to stock your shelves with French-Canadian birth, marriage and burial information, that no one else has? The ACGS Catalog has over 150 volumes of just the information your library needs. Click below and start stocking the shelves today!

Shop now


This website works on all major up to date browsers,
but might not work well on older browsers.