Are you interested in the genealogy of your ancestors?

Recall that genealogy is the practice is to research the origin and descent of individuals and families. (source: Wikipedia)

A fundamental objective of the Association is to facilitate families Michaud genealogical research for all descendants of Pierre Micheau, pioneer ancestor came from France. Pierre is the ancestor of almost all Michaud living in North America.

New : Since April 2017, members in good standing are now able to access the Michaud Family Association database via Internet.

1. Is there a user guide?

2. What does the online database contain?

  • The descent of the couple Pierre Michaud and Marie Ancelin contains more than 200 000 individuals and can be accessed on ligne by members in good standing and by the Web members of the Société de généalogie et d'histoire de Rimouski (SGHR, Quebec, Canada).
  • It was compiled by our genealogist Jean-Eudes Michaud who has been at work for more than 30 years and a founding member of the AFMI.

3. How it this access possible?

  • This access is made possible by an exclusive agreement with SGHR. The SGHR has set up a database query service compiled by its members.
  • The AFMI has entered into a service-sharing partnership with SGHR. Our members have access to their broadcast technology and their Web members have access to the the AFMI database.
  • The limit of consultations is the same of the members of the SGHR, 150 clicks per week. Consultation means the action of opening an individual's file to see his or her personal data.
  • The service is free for members on the AFMI, but must be a member in good standing. If a member no longer contributes (unless he is a life of honorary member), his access is withdrawn.

4. How do I sign up for the online query service?

  • To access this online service, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating by obligatorily indicating the following information:
    name, residential address, member number, email, telephone number and date of birth.
  • Indicate in the subject of your email : request for access to the AFMI database
  • Once you have received your password in response to your email, you will able to log in to the members section of the site :

5. I lost my password. Do I have to return an access request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ?

  • No, you do not need to email us: simply follow the instructions after clicking "Mot de passe oublié?" on the SGHR home page.

6. I question the database and my family is not present, or information is incomplete ou erroneous. How do I change the database?

7. Is the database updated regularly?

  • The version you can view on line is always the most recent.
  • That of November 2020 contains 208,606 individuals and 86,902 pairs.
  • That of November 2019 contained 204,337 individuals and 84,970 pairs.

You can purchase the following tools to help make your genealogy :

  • Book : Les Michaud Poitevin au Canada (first 4 generations from Pierre Micheau) (french version)
  • Book : From Poitou to New France, Pierre Micheau le Poitevin, 1637-1702 (New edition 2014 on English version)
  • USB key : the genealogy of families Michaud. Updated version of our computerized database containing 17 direct generations. Use with shareware Brother's Keeper. Also included is a dictionary-shaped PDF file that you can print (4 144 pages).  You are also invited to send us your genealogical information so we add your information in our database.

If your are member AFMI, you will also receive our newletter, Le Brelan. It published two or three times a year, contains many genealogical and historical information about Michaud. Some articles in english.

If you are a descendant of a " Michaud " that your interest (or your passion!) is to make a backward genealogy (the easiest and most popular) which starts from yourself or your children, or simply to help to research the AFMI, be a member of our association is a great way to get there and could save you years of solitary research!


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