Friday, April 30, 2010

Follow Friday and a Freebie

This week's featured blog in my sporadic Follow Friday series is The French Genealogy Blog, which just celebrated its first blog birthday. As a gift to readers, author Anne is providing a FREE five-page checklist for researching French ancestors. Just go to the special birthday blog post and follow the directions to get your own copy of this helpful document.

I find The French Genealogy Blog to be very helpful in my own research. I did not know I had French immigrant ancestors until I really started researching my family history. I knew I had Cajuns who got the boot from Canada, but that was just one side of my grandfather's history. The other side came to Louisiana from France and (French-speaking) Belgium. With 4 years of high school Spanish under my belt, I need all the help I can get on the French side. This blog helps with that.

Another favorite element of this blog is the list of "Books on Genealogy in France" in the right column. I also look carefully at the "Websites of the Departmental Archives" on the left.

Thank you to The French Genealogy Blog for being such a helpful tool and offering this great checklist to readers. For these reasons you are my pick for Follow Friday.


  1. Oooh, how timely! I'm checking out the blog right now.

  2. Thanks for the tip! I have sent a request and already received it. I can't wait to use it.