Genealogy of the French in North America

Author: Denis Beauregard

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 initial country.

The 2015 release includes:

  • More than 84,500 family sheets, often with all married children (the web site version has only 20,000 sheets) (more than 143,000 with the children married after 1785)
  • More than 400 sources consulted
  • 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
  • Foreign origins, sometimes on many generations, sometimes living in Medieval times

New features of the 2012 release (the software generating the CD-ROM was completely rewritten):

  • Index are now by family name (and the index files are no more included).
  • Family sheets were added for children married after 1780 when their parents were married before 1781.
  • New format for statistics under each family sheet.
  • Family sheets are now provided with a style sheet (base.css) so that techies can change the look of the family sheets.

New features of the 2013 release:

  • All King's Daughters identified
  • Index of King's Daughters and links to their family sheets (they arrived from 1663 to 1673). Number of descendants estimated.
  • Reference lists added (2013b) : Metis, English Captives (preliminary). Number of descendants estimated.

New features of the 2014 release:

  • 5 years of family sheets, mostly about Québec families (more area of the North American continent will follow later)
  • Added more than 5,200 family sheets with DNA signatures

New features of the 2014a release:

New features of the 2014b release:

  • New statistics based on the genealogies of 100 couples married in the province of Québec in 1939 and 1940
  • There are now more than 15,400 family sheets with DNA signatures.

New features of the 2015 release:

  • Index of soldiers of the Regiment of Carignan and links to their family sheets. Number of descendants estimated.

Format: one CD-ROM or DVD-ROM compatible with all Windows, Macintosh, Linux (web browser required)

More complete description of the project
Installing on a hard disk
Access to the database

To get your copy:
Denis Beauregard, 726 de la Coulée, Sainte-Julie (Québec) J3E 1L6
(450) 922-5687


Genealogy of the French in North America
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