Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 65128

Burlington, Vermont 05406-5128

Website: http://www.vt-fcgs.org

E-Mail: mail@vt-fcgs.org 

 

Using Our Resources at the VT-FCGS Library

 

            Our library at the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society has many resources; lets look at how they can be used to successfully research your family tree in Vermont and across the border into Quebec, and eventually back to France.

 

Where Do I Start?

 

            After you have spoken to your family members; searched at the city clerks office, and at the VT Vital Statistics in Middlesex, VT; and found all available obituaries; lets hope that you have found the names of a HUSBAND AND WIFE IN YOUR ANCESTRY WHO WERE MARRIED IN QUEBEC. You will need their names in order to cross the border successfully. This is sometimes the most difficult part of French-Canadian research. Marriage records are the key to successful research in Quebec. Each marriage record usually contains details about the couples parents, which enables you to find their marriages easily.

 

            IF YOU HAVE NOT FOUND THEM, check these resources at our library:

 

 

 

Hopefully, these resources will help you find the names of the first ancestors from Quebec. If not, then you may have to broaden your research to reconstruct all the family information, versus your direct line, in hopes of finding these names to help you cross the border.

 

If you have found the names of a HUSBAND AND WIFE IN YOUR ANCESTRY WHO WERE MARRIED IN QUEBEC, use these resources at our library to trace your family through Quebec and into France:

 

NOTE: Before using the following Reference Sources, please review these French-Canadian Research Guides which will help you understand how to use them:

Doug MILLER – “Miller’s Manual” (Printed 1997)

John P. DuLong – “French-Canadian Genealogical Research” (Printed 1995)

Fr Dennis Boudreau – “Beginning Franco-American Genealogy” (Printed 1986)

 

 

 

 

MANY OF YOUR ANCESTORS MAY HAVE BEEN ACADIAN, IF SO:

 

 

 

 

OK, YOU HAVE TRACED YOUR FAMILY TO FRANCE; NOW LETS FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEIR LIVES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOURNALS OF OTHER GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

 

 

 

 

 

MAYBE YOU ARE READY TO LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF QUEBEC AND OF FRANCO AMERICANS?

 

 

NOW, COMPILE YOUR GENEALOGY, AND WRITE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY !!!

 

GIVE COPIES TO YOUR FAMILY, AND OUR LIBRARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

DONATE ARTICLES TO BE PUBLISHED IN OUR JOURNAL, “LINKS”

 

WHAT DON’T WE HAVE IN OUR LIBRARY?

 

 

CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING AT OUR SOCIETY AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Assist the Library Committee in cataloging, and repairing books

Assist on computer data entry and proofing efforts

Get elected as an Officer or Director at October Business Meeting

 

 

 

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Source: vtfcgs/doc/Resources at the VTFCGS Library.doc

Created by John R. Fisher     26 April 2003

Updated by John R. Fisher     16 May 2003