Genealogy Web site FrancoGène ( presents this section to describe main tools to help you to locate in France ancestors who came later to Quebec.  Some pages are also useful for ancestors from other countries or who settled in other places in North America like, but not limited to, Acadia or Louisiana.

Outline of this section
Summary of Search Method

How to Search

1. Preliminary Search
2. Classification
3. Checking Periodicals and Books
4. Microfilmed Records
5. Introduction to Paleography
6. Building a Search File
7. Making Contacts via the Internet 
or Genealogical Societies
8. Searching in France
9. Publish what you Find
10. Be Skeptical and Critical


A. List of French departements
B. How to get a record copy

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