Our holdings number over 10,000 and include church repertoires and other sources for all the New England states, Northern and Hudson River Valley New York, and a limited number of Mid and Northwest church records from areas settled by the French Canadians. We have two options to see our holdings, the first is a spreadsheet with a holdings key to understand our coding, the second is to use our new searchable Holdings database which can be found in the Member’s Only section of the website.
We have a large Acadian section and substantial census and church records for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. We have just added many catholic church records for Prince Edward Island.
Our reference holdings include all the Drouin books from the 20th century back to 1608, including Jette and Tanguay. There is also a collection of dit names French and English dictionaries in this section.
The ACGS Library also includes a computer section with databases that include PRDH-IGD, which now covers individual and family reconstructions up to 1849, and Lafrance (Genealogie Quebec) whose holdings include marriages and obituaries well into the 20th century as well as other interesting information including notarial documents. The ACGS Library also has a subscription to American Ancestors produced by the original genealogical society, New England Historic and Genealogical Society in Boston.
Another section of our library includes books on Filles du roi, Carignan soldiers, town and county histories of Quebec, the Maritimes and the New England states and Northern New York. The library also has holdings that cover other areas of interest for researchers, namely: Loyalists, Hessians, Scottish and Irish immigrants to Canada and other interesting books on varying topics.
Many members have contributed their surname research in the form of family genealogies. We do not, however, validate the research content but, these genealogies can contribute to the ease of research…Just remember to find a primary or secondary source. Journals, directories, obituaries and donated work in the family files complete our holdings.
ACGS is a Family Search Affiliate Library. All you need is your personal FamilySearch login, and access to restricted records that you could not access from your home membership are granted, when you use either one of our computers, or have your laptop linked to our WiFi.