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.

Family Search Affiliate Status Update…

As a Family Search Affiliate Library, we will no longer order films for clients, but we now have access to thousands of films previously not available online on all of our computers!

This is good news not only for local members who use the Library, but for research clients as it will tremendously improve our searching capability.
If you are able to travel to our Library to spend a day searching this vast new reservoir, please let us know in advance and we will be certain to have a Research Assistant on board to assist you.  Email us at research@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 – 1841-1920.  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.

What’s New in Our Libary?

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