Associate Genealogist: Francophone Research

  • Ancestry
  • Aug 30, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:
When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

Ancestry is looking for a highly organized Francophone associate genealogist to join our ProGenealogists team. This is an entry level professional position for Francophone genealogical research. This position has great potential for growth in the organization for the right candidate.  
Our entry level genealogist works with research manager(s) to plan, research, document, and prepare client sessions. They assist in conducting research and DNA analysis, perform clerical work, request and organize records, provide project updates, and write research reports as directed by the research manager(s) in support of the clients’ project goals.
Our Francophone researchers conduct research throughout the Americas (Canada, US, Caribbean, South America), and Europe (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland). For the U.S., Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Maine, are popular research areas, and Québec, Ontario, and the maritime provinces tend to be most common in Canada.
Candidates must have experience reading Catholic sacramental and civil records in French and must speak French fluently.

What You Will Do:

  • You will provide research, analysis, and clerical assistance to other professional genealogists.
  • You will write periodic status updates and final narrative reports of your cumulative research findings.
  • You will format and conduct preliminary proofing of reports.
  • You will create image templates and assemble client deliverables (electronic and/or hard copy).
  • You will manage your time and resources to meet project deadlines.
  • You will work together with your research manager(s) and other members of your team to provide a positive and engaging experience for the client.
  • You will place calls and send emails in French to researchers and repositories. 

  • Who You Are:

  • Preferred: You have a bachelor’s degree in History or Family History or have extensive experience in genealogical research or a genealogy certification in Francophone research.
  • Required: you must speak French fluently and must also be able to read historical records in French.
  • Required: You have experience in researching Francophones in the Americas and Europe.
  • Required: You can manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Required: You are detail-oriented, analytical, and know when to ask questions.
  • You can type 55 wpm.
  • You have excellent written communication skills.

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    Additional Information:
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