French Research Toolkit

By Nancy Hendrickson Premium

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Web Sites

Acadian/French Genealogy


Cyndi’s List: France


Cyndi’s List: Huguenot <>

FamilySearch: French Letter-Writing Guide


France GenWeb




French Heritage DNA Project

<> $

<>: Post your French family tree for free and search the pay-per-view records database.

Geneanet $

<>: Subscribe to this French records database for about $58.

Library of Congress Portals to the World: France

List of the Departmental Archives



Early Louisiana Settlers CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

The French Canadian Heritage in New England by Gerard J. Brault (University Press of New England)

French Canadian Sources: A Guide for Genealogists by Patricia Kenney Geyh (Ancestry)

A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland by John Mack Faragher (WW. Norton)

Huguenot Settlers in America, 1600s-1900s CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

In Search of Your European Roots by Angus Baxter (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Organizations and Archives

American-French Genealogical Society

Box 830, Woonsocket, Rl 02895, (401) 765-6141, <>

French Heritage Society

14 E. 60th St., Suite 605, New York, NY 10022, (212) 759-6846, <>

The Huguenot Society of America

122 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, (212) 755-0592, <>

Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Huguenot Library, University College London, Gower Street, London WOE 6BT, England, +44 (20) 76-79-5199, <>

National Archives of France (Archives Nationales)

Records room: 11, rue des Quatre-Fils, 75003 Paris, France, +33 (1) 40 27 64 19, <>
Mailing address: Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, 60, rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75141 Paris 03, France

National Library of France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), François-Mitterrand Library

Quai François-Mauriac, 75706 Paris 13, France, +33 (0) 53 79 82 22, <>

Protestant Historical Society (Société d’Histoire du Protestantisme François)

54 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris, France, +33 (1) 45 48 62 07, <>

Web Extra: Get more research tips, resources and a genealogy term cheat sheet in our online French Toolkit <>.
From the July 2008 Family Tree Magazine.