I saw this on FamilySearch today- Discover Your French Heritage: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/discover-your-french-heritage/. If you have French heritage, I would check the original article out. The article is much longer, but here’s a taste of it.
October 18, 2020 – by Alison Ensign
What comes to mind when you think of France—the Eiffel tower, romance, and fashion? Or perhaps you conjure up images of the gorgeous French countryside. France has a rich heritage that has impacted people all over the globe. It has been regarded as a “center of high culture” for generations.
If you have French ancestors or relatives, learning about French heritage can open doors to understanding yourself. Your ancestors’ beliefs, customs, and even cooking styles have probably influenced your family over the generations. Recognizing and celebrating those connections can strengthen your family roots and nurture a sense of self.
Discover more about the French influences in your life to help you connect with your French heritage. From cultural traditions and values to daily life, you can learn a lot about the lives your ancestors led and the impact they have had on you.
Discover Your French Ancestors
Between French colonization around the world and mass emigration caused by the French Revolution, many people can claim French ancestry. In fact, an estimated 30–40 million people have French heritage. Canada, the United States, Argentina, Great Britain, Switzerland, Brazil, and Belgium all have millions of people with French heritage. Even more countries have hundreds of thousands. Could you be part of the French diaspora too?