Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
AMERICAN FRENCH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

AFGS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA.  Since its founding in 1978, the Society has acquired over 20,000 books and nearly 7,000 reels of microfilm. Our library contains one of the largest collections of French Canadian genealogical and historical research.

We can assist those who have ancestral roots other than French Canadian.  AFGS is an affiliate library of the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Through this affiliation, the Society has access to birth, marriage, burial, and in some cases, real estate records from over 130 countries. If you want to dig deeper into your family origins, AFGS also can assist with DNA and genetics research.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Robert
Job Title/Position: 
President
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 830
Woonsocket, RI 02895-0870
Physical Address: 
78 Earle Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895-0870
Last Name: 
Gumlaw
Phone: 
401-765-6141

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Year Founded: 
1983
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Historical Societies / Commissions
Activities and Services: 
Preservation / Conservation
Publishing
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
International