Genealogy of the French in North America

Available on a CD-ROM with families until 1790!

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For the first time, all the early families living in the old French colonies of North America are gathered in a unique database.  Here is the Genealogy of the French in North America, that of their ancestors and often their descendants who moved back to their mother land.

The 2017a release includes:

  • More than 152,000 family sheets, often with all married children (the web site version has only 30,000 sheets)
    • Families in the colonies from 1600 to 1650 are complete (with all children not married)
    • 92,100 family sheets in that part, with about half of children married after 1790
    • 60,300 more sheets for their children, usually with only the marriage
    • About half the children married in 1791-1825 are linked to their parents
    • More than 51,000 family sheets with the DNA signature (Y or mt) of a parent
  • Covers the families until 1790 (the online version stops in 1721, the display is similar but without the detailed references).
  • More than 400 sources consulted
  • Sources are indicated accurately.  You will find not only the name of the review from which this data was taken, but also the volume number and page number.
  • Nearly all colonial couples known from a marriage record or a marriage contract
  • The families that settled in Plaisance (Placentia), Terre-Neuve (Newfoundland), Acadia, in the Saint Lawrence valley, around the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley and in Louisiana (this one complete to 1780)
  • Foreign origins, sometimes on many generations, sometimes back to Medieval times
  • A list of King's Daughters, soldiers of the Regiment of Carignan with genealogical data, English Captives (work in progress) and Metis founders of families, a link to their family sheet and an estimate of their descendancy.

Format: one DVD-ROM compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux (web browser required, like Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer)

  • Not tested on tablets or cell (iPad and iPhone have no Finder used to install)
  • Tested on Android and lines are too close and table can be too large. It is best to install Firefox instead of the default HTML browser. A new version better adapted is in development.

The 2017a release is now available on a DVD instead of a CD. This means 2 important changes for users.

  • On one hand,if your disk drive can read only CD (i.e. a very old CD disk drive, which is not common knowing the usual duration of these drives), you can't read the new disk. This is why you can order your copy as a zipped (or compressed) file. Obviously, you will have to unzip the supplied file. For that purpose, you install an unzipper like 7-zip which is available for many kinds of computers. 
  • On the other hand, instead of about 30 minutes, you may need 7 hours to copy all the files from the DVD (tested on the author's computer). The zipped version will be much faster (less than one hour to copy from the CD to the hard disk and unzipping).

More complete description of the project
How to install on a hard disk
Access to the database (a less complete release is available on the Internet)

Versions available

To get your copy, send your payment to Denis Beauregard.  There is no sales tax to add and credit card payment are accepted only through the Paypal buttons. There are 2 payment methods:

Prices updated as of May 2017.  Subject to change at any time.

Delivery will take 3 to 4 weeks (check) or 1 to 2 weeks (Paypal).  Delay is longer when there is an update (so as to ship the most recent release). Make your payment to (sorry, no phone order) :
Denis Beauregard, 726 de la Coulée, Sainte-Julie (Québec) J3E 1L6
(450) 922-5687


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