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French Heritage DNA

ADN Héritage Français
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About us

French, French-Canadians, Acadians, Franco-Americans, Mestis, Cajuns

The list of surnames which is shown is far from being complete. If your surname does appear among them, simply write us and we will add it. Even if your surname is absent from the above list, we welcome you for having some French ancestors even very ancient ones.

The French-Canadian Heritage Society of California and the Southern California Genealogical Society are proud to announce the French Heritage DNA Project which will include all those of French ancestry including French, French-Canadian, Acadian, Cajun, Metis, and all other cousins. This project is dedicated to the several hundred founding ancestors who came primarily from France in the 17th century and from whom most of us with French-Canadian heritage descend. Those among us who have the honor of carrying a French surname, Normand, Breton, Acadian, French-Canadian, Cajun, or Metis, are indebted to our ancestors for those beautiful names. There were also those valorous women, who did not leave us their family names because that was not the custom, but who left us their genes and their maternal love. Our project will also be dedicated to these ladies and we are going to try to track them by following their trail of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) which has been transmitted from mother to mother down through the generations.

Français, Canadien-français, Acadiens, Franco-américains, Métis, Cajûns

La liste de noms de famille que nous affichons n'est pas exhaustive. Si le vôtre n'y apparaît pas, s.v.p. nous faire parvenir un Mél à cet effet et nous l'ajouterons à la liste. Mais même si votre patronyme ne s'y trouve pas, nous vous souhaitons la Bienvenue si vous possédez des ancêtres français, même très lointains.

Le Projet ADN Héritage français (ADNHF) s'adresse à tous ceux et celles qui pensent avoir des ancêtres français, mêmes lointains. Le terme français est utilisé dans son sens de région linguistique francophone, incluant la France et ses territoires, la Wallonie, la Suisse, voire l'Allemagne. 
Alors si vous êtes de France, des anciennes colonies, du Canada français, du Québec, d'Acadie ou encore que soyez Métis, Cajun, Créole ou que parmi vos ancêtres il y en fut de souche française, wallonne, suisse romane ou francogermanique alors vous êtes concerné-e par le présent projet et êtes invité-e à vous joindre.