Professional genealogist

A professional genealogist with experience, knowledge and access to French national and regional records is ready to assist you in French and Hispanic research. Our services include paleography, transcription and translation because, well, French language and laws are “different” …

French settlements in North America

French people settled in North America mainly during a period beginning with the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New France, i.e. from Newfoundland to the Rocky Mountains and from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, to Spain and Great Britain in 1763

Do it yourself

Genealogy is fun, you know that, but looking into French ancestor history is different from the American family history.

We can help you creating research plans for your discovery and providing you with methods and resources.


Jeff is a talented and passionate genealogist. During the last decade, he worked in several countries for international, multi-disciplinary research institutes. Find out more

Lee C.

With Jeff’s help and wisdom of French genealogy, I was able to locate 15+ names of my ancestors. Thanks!!

Marie A. G.

Jeff Vinuesa aka The French Genealogist, was EXACTLY and MORE of what I was looking for!! Not only did he deliver, Jeff OVER delivered….!!!!

Massimo M.

Jeff never gives up.

Frederic T.

As always thank you for great work!

Thomas H.

We are really appreciative of your efforts. Your report is excellent.

Mark H.

Thank you very much. Your work is quite excellent!



 As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists I agree that professionalism in genealogy requires ethical conduct in all relationships with the present or potential genealogical community.