American-French Genealogical Society

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American-French Genealogical Society (AFGS)
Established 1978
Contact Info
The American-French Genealogical Society, formed in February of 1978, is a non-profit genealogical and historical organization devoted to people of French-Canadian extraction. Its purpose is to study and preserve our rich heritage by assisting members in discovering their ancestors and the daily events that shaped their, and our, lives.

Mission Statement

The mission of the American-French Genealogical Society is:

  • To collect, preserve and publish cultural, genealogical, historical and biographical matter relating to Americans of French and French Canadian descent.
  • To play an active part in the preservation of French and French Canadian culture and heritage; and highlight the role that they have played in the history of North America.
  • To maintain an educational, research and cultural center.
  • To conduct periodic educational programs and conferences to explore cultural, genealogical, and historical topics.
  • To disseminate cultural, genealogical, historical, and biographical information to members and the general public.

Contact Information


Address: 78 Earle Street
                 Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895-0870

Telephone: (401)-765-6141
Fax: 401-597-6290


Monday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • What are the benefits for becoming a member of the society?
  • What are the benefits the society has to offer for those who are not members?

History of the society

  • Established 1978

Society Projects

Current Projects

FamilySearch Wiki Projects




Events - Classes

  • Events
  • Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the directions to the society?
Q. What are the society's hours of operation?
A. Open
Monday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00.p.m., Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.