Discover your French ancestors

As we all know, France and Quebec are closely related. Today, even if we each have our own identity, we still share the same language and history, as well as quite a few ancestors!

From the arrival of Jacques Cartier and of Filles du Roy to the founding of Quebec City by Samuel de Champlain, thousands of pioneers have arrived in New France.

These men and women came from all regions of France; particularly from Normandy, Brittany, or Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)...

Atout France offers you the opportunity to go back in time and virtually follow in the footsteps of your ancestors.

So how does it work?

Type your ancestor's last name in our search engine and follow their steps to discover different regions of France.