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.