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Genealogy library open to the public, for researching your ancestors the library is located in our Franco-American Heritage Center
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American-French Genealogical Society AFGS
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The American-French Genealogical Society (AFGS), formed in February of 1978, is a non-profit genealogical and historical organization devoted to people of French-Canadian extraction. Its purpose is to study and preserve our rich heritage by assisting members in discovering their ancestors and the daily events that shaped their, and our, lives.

AFGS website includes Acadian Heritage Section. We hope you will find the material here helpful in discovering a culture begun in North America. These hard working people, devoted to church and family, faced struggles unlike most others which created a unique cultural identity - Acadian.

AFGS Mission Statement

The mission of the American-French Genealogical Society is:

  • To collect, preserve and publish cultural, genealogical, historical and biographical matter relating to Americans of French and French Canadian descent.
  • To play an active part in the preservation of French and French Canadian culture and heritage; and highlight the role that they have played in the history of North America.
  • To maintain an educational, research and cultural center.
  • To conduct periodic educational programs and conferences to explore cultural, genealogical, and historical topics.
  • To disseminate cultural, genealogical, historical, and biographical information to members and the general public.
American-French Genealogical Society - AFGS Location 78 Earle Street Woonsocket, RI 02895 Phone 401 765-6141 Monday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Closed Sat in July

Please visit AFGS Website for more Information http://www.afgs.org

Webmaster and Board member William Pommenville wpommenville@afgs.org
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Please visit AFGS Website for more Information. Available at the library are Microfilm collection Drouin records, State Vital Records for Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Also an affiliate of LDS for rental of films.
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Cabane à Sucre A French Canadian Sugar Shack Experience
Presented by the American-French Genealogical Society
 
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Woonsocket Elks Lodge
380 Social Street, Woonsocket Rhode Island
 
Proceeds Benefit the AFGS Franco-American Heritage Center
 Entertainment by Fleurs de Lis
Click here for Additional Information including the menu
http://www.afgs.org/sugar_shack.html
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The Maple Stars & Stripes podcast I think referenced sugar shacks.... Wonder if this is related. 
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A Great Book set That Should Be In Your Library
King's Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi, 1663-1673 is a two volume biographical dictionary of the nearly 800 women and girls sent from France to populate Quebec between 1663 and 1673.
 
This book, written in English by Peter Gagne, is a treasure trove of historical, genealogical and biographical information. It is being reprinted on a limited basis with the permission of Mr. Gagne who holds the copyright.
AFGS is proud to offer a wonderful book that all genealogists doing French-Canadian research should have in their library. This book, written in English by Peter Gagne, is a treasure trove of historical, genealogical and biographical information. It is being reprinted on a limited basis with the permission of Mr. Gagne who holds the copyright. http://www.afgs.org/kings-daughters.html
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11th Annual AFGS French Canadian Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception Sunday, November 3,2013 http://www.afgs.org/hallfame-11-3-2013.html

Class of 2013 
Bernie Beaudreau Executive Director Serve Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island

Richard DesLauriers Retired Special Agent-in-Charge Federal Bureau of Investigation Boston Division

Cathy Levesque Executive Director Stadium Theatre Performing 
Arts Center Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Camille H. Pepin Founder Pepin Lumber Company Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Beginners Genealogy Class
Our very popular class for beginners. Dennis Boudreau will cover “soup to nuts” for beginners. He is a very knowledgeable researcher and will really help you to begin on the right foot. This is a long class as we have reserved time to answer all of your questions. Bring your lunch and plan to stay and do some research. 
 September 21, 2013 from 9 AM-Noon http://www.afgs.org/AFGS%20Workshops%20%202013.pdf
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AFGS Closed Saturdays in July

Reminder the American-French Genealogical Society as normal will be closed Saturday's in July and our Monday and Tuesday hours remain the same. Week Day hours are Monday 11:00 to 4:00 and Tuesday 1:00 to 9:00. Our Saturday hours will return in August.
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Would like to but not at this time. Kind of busy with the online library.
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Important: The Daughters of the King books delivery update 1/14/2014. 
The New printing of the “Daughters Of the Kings” books have been received from the printers and shipping will start week ending 1/19/2014. Orders will be processed according to the date the order was received. 

You can place orders for the Daughters Of the Kings books, credit cards will not be processed, or checks cashed, until the books are available to ship. 
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Due to the overwhelming interest in the American-French Genealogical Society's "Daughters of the King" certificate program, the deadline for submitting your straight line charts is extended to July 4th 2014.
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wha tis the link on your website to pursue this?
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AFGS will be closed as scheduled Saturday Oct 12th and Monday Oct 14th. AFGS will return to normal schedule hours Tuesday Oct 15th.
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Daughters of the King and Carignan Regiment Society - Workshop with Speaker William Kane, who is involved with the Daughters of the King and Carignan Regiment Society, he will be our speaker on Saturday morning, August 17th. Click on this link http://www.afgs.org/ for more information and a link to Register for this free workshop.
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