Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Our family tree – The Tree of Life – has been a major source of encouragement  for providing our members an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our ancestors who  planted the seeds from which we grew.

Be a Part of the Excitement

French Canadians and Acadians of New England have a unique signature in the genealogical world. The close proximity to our ancestral home brings us closer to our roots than most any foreign ethnic group of this great region of the United States. Within a day’s drive we can walk the land of our ancestors; some of us can speak the language of our ancestors; and more importantly, through this addiction of genealogy, many of us have re-connected some of the ties that were broken when our ancestors left their native land of Quebec, Nova Scotia [Acadie], and Ontario, seeking a better life for future generations by immigrating ‘aux États’ [to the States].

Now we have an opportunity to pay homage to these tenacious, hardworking ancestors. And you can be a part of the excitement. It is your help, your participation in the growth of ACGS that motivates your officers and committee chairs to take bold steps to bring you the tools to make those connections to the past and provide the links for future generations.

Your Gift Is Forever

Your gift truly makes a difference! As the Tree of Life grows, funds are provided to guarantee the future of our building, our equipment and our collections. Your gift is enhanced by:

  • An effective administration
  • A strong Board of Directors
  • Thirty-nine years of dedicated, all-volunteer staff that runs the Society and the Library.

All donations will receive an acknowledgement of your great contribution and a statement of tax deductibility for your tax records. It is a win/win situation in which you may participate.

Guidelines for Giving

The Tree of Life has been installed to honor the lives of all our ancestors. These were lives full of pioneering adventure, discovery, bravery, and not in the least, of procreation and nurturing of new life in a new land.

  • Tablets at the base of the Tree are engraved to recognize gifts of $2,500 or more.
  • Gold-tone leaves on the tree are engraved to recognize gifts of $1,000 to $2,500.
  • Silver-tone leaves are engraved to recognize gifts of $500 to $1,000.


Every gift of every size is cherished and recognized by the Society. Please send your contributions to:

American-Canadian Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 6478 – 4 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03108-6478
(603) 622-1554

For more information email us at or phone (603) 622-1554.