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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.