What’s New

What’s New

The American-Canadian Genealogical Society is now a Family Search affiliate  library. This designation means that library patrons will have greater and more  convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through  FamilySearch. Once the film arrives, patrons use the film readers at our Library  to peruse it. If you are not a member and have ordered a film, you will not be  charged for viewing it at the ACGS library.

Ordering film: All films must be ordered online using FamilySearch Microfilm  Ordering at https://film.familysearch.org. ACGS cannot order films for you. You  must first create an account, which is free, sign in and you will find a video  and printed tutorial which will be of great help in searching for a film and  placing your order. You will be asked to select a default family history center,  our Library is now on that list. When you place an order, you will receive an  email message advising you that your order has been received and also when it  has been shipped to your nominated Affiliate Library. You may see the progress  of your order at any time by logging in to your online film ordering account. We  will also be notified when your order has been placed. The online film ordering  system will automatically send you an email when we receive and check the film  into the ACGS film inventory.

A short term loan is 90 days, for a fee of $7.50 and subject to renewal for a  fee for another 60 days. An extended loan, for an unlimited time period, is also  available for $18.75. The loan period commences from the date the film is  shipped from Salt Lake distribution. If you have any questions regarding viewing  your film at our Library you may contact us at FHL@acgs.org.

Research Collaboration with the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society

Research Collaboration with the Vermont French Canadian Genealogical Society We are pleased to announce a collaborative research agreement between the  American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester NH and the Vermont  French-Canadian Genealogical Society in Burlington VT. This effort should help  to break down your “brick walls” involving ancestors that migrated between New  Hampshire, Vermont and Canada.  Research services are available through our  organization at https://acgs.org/research/services and at the Vermont French Canadian Genealogical Society at http://www.vt-fcgs.org/research.html .  The Vermont Society has been  very active in preserving Vermont Diocesan records.  Visit http://www.vt-fcgs.org/diocese_pres_vct27feb2004.html for more details.

Our library is now featuring on-line access to AmericanAncestors.org, the web site of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.  With access to thousands of databases,  American Ancestors provides a rich resource for genealogy reseach.  Of particular interest is the access to the Massachusetts Vital Records – 1841-1915.  Please see  http://www.americanancestors.org/databases/ for a complete listing of databases available.


Lucie Leblanc Consentino with information supplied by Stephen White has brought  to our attention an error that exists in the St-Basile-le-Grand, Madawaska, New  Brunswick Marriages Repertory that we offer for sale.  (RP012)

Errata St-Basile le Grand, Madawaska

Page 91

DOUCET,Firmin                      m.  1803        THIBODEAU,Marie(-Rose)
   Laurent & Ursule MARTIN                             Jean Bte.& Francoise BABIN   
Port Royal
Riv.a Canard
  Amable & Marie-Joseph LANDRY               Olivier &  Marie-Madeleine POTHIER

Page 283

THIBODEAU,Marie(-Rose)     m.  1803          DOUCET,Firmin
Jean Bte.& Francoise BABIN                          Laurent & Ursule MARTIN
Riv.a Canard                                                   
Port Royal
Olivier & Marie-Madeleine POTHIER           Amable &  Marie-Joseph LANDRY

Another  Correction:

The transcriber entered Francois Pellerin dit Baron  under BARON rather than PELLERIN.  It should be entered under PELLERIN.

The transcriptions show Francois Pellerin’s mother as  Euphrosine Pelletier, where in fact, it should be Victoire Pelletier;

The transcriber shows Francois Pellerin’s family as  coming from St. Roch where in fact he was from Riviere-Ouelle;

The transcriber shows the bride Olive Leclerc’s family  as coming from Riviere-Ouelle whereas they were from St-Basile.

Source:  St-Basile Parish Registers, f. .25, M.4 in the  Drouin database.

These errors were brought to light because of the better  access to parish registers that is available today.  Our apologies to those  who were mislead by these errors.  Our thanks to Lucie and Steven White for  the corrections.

The American Canadian Genealogist

The American-Canadian Genealogist is the official journal of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society and a major benefit of membership in our society. Regular segments include letters to the editor, messages from the President and the Editor, Book Reviews, From Other Publications, Queries, New Members, Étoile d’Acadie, and our Readers’ Forum. Visit our Genealogist web page to find out more about this great member benefit, and download a free sample issue.  Back issues are available through our catalog.

Publications Department

Our Publications Department has released its 152nd publication. Through the department’s tireless efforts, genealogists will benefit from the parish records that have been copied, transcribed, proofread and compiled into well organized repertories. We are releasing many New York repertoires with many hard to find records.

Please check our catalog page often for these new offerings.

New Items in Our Catalog

The following new repertories have been added to our catalog:

RP150 St. Margaret of Cortona, Rotterdam Jct, NY 1,122 Marriages 1904-2011; 1,599 Baptisms 1903-2010; 556 Burials 1926-2010 $50.00
RP151 St. Joseph, Albany, NY 24,969 Baptisms May 1843 – April 1992, 2 Volumes $130.00
RP152 St. Joseph, Albany, NY 7,006 Marriages 1843-1992 and 3,676 Burials from July 1922 – Oct 1974 $130.00

The big news is that some of our publications are now available on CD.  These are in Adobe PDF format, and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and above.  The file can be easily searched, and individual pages can be printed. These are offered at substantial savings over the printed version.

Please check our catalog for a full listing of books, charts, maps and CDs that we offer to aid you in your research.

American-Canadian Genealogist Special!

We are offering back issues of the American-Canadian Genealogist up to and including issue 81, (excluding issues 39 and 50 due to availability) for only one dollar each plus postage. Download the Genealogist Index to find the issues of interest. Please see our order form page https://acgs.org/research/orderform.html for ordering details.

What’s New in Our Libary?

Please check out our updated holdings listings found on our library resources page.

Message Board

Don’t forget to check out our message board.  Introduce yourself, post a query about that elusive ancestor (or help someone else with their’s).  We also have links to other interesting and useful genealogy websites.   Over 2000 postings!