Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS INTEREST GROUPS - French-Canadian Heritage Society of California

French Canadian Heritage Society logoThe French-Canadian Heritage Society of California (FCHSC) is affiliated with the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) located in Burbank, California. The primary purpose of the FCHSC is to foster an interest in our common French-Canadian, Acadian, and French heritage by researching our ancestors and helping others research theirs.

Our Collection - We honor and promote our French heritage by funding a collection of French-Canadian genealogical materials, i.e., books, microfiche, CDs, manuscript files, as well as access to the online PRDH database. Through our fund-raising efforts, we have significantly increased the French-Canadian and Acadian holdings at the SCGS library. It is now one of the largest collections in the Western United States except for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

You will find highlights of our collection by going to our website

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Our Research Team staffs the SCGS library each Wednesday. The team is available to assist you with your research or conduct it for you for a nominal fee. Visit the Research Team page on the FCHSC website for details on how to request help.

DNA - FCHSC also sponsors the French Heritage DNA Project as a way of honoring our French ancestry. Visit the website to find out how to join the project and to see test results for over 2,000 members from the United States, Canada, France, and all over the globe. Honor your French-Canadian heritage by helping to establish the DNA signature of your earliest ancestor. For more information, contact Alice Fairhurst (626) 646-3037 or email

Let's Get Together - FCHSC meets at least twice a year from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SCGS library. Each meeting generally consists of a program of French-Canadian interest in addition to helping one another with individual research. Check the FCHSC website for meeting dates and programs. If you have never attended one of our meetings, come and get acquainted with your genealogical cousins or cousines.

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive, Burbank CA 91504-2408
Call 818-843-7247 for directions

Although use of the SCGS library is free to the public, we do encourage all members of our group to join SCGS. Internet access such as for the PRDH and Ancestry is for the use of Members only.

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