For those seeking information on French ancestry, a site worth checking into is genealogie.com. Here can be found a tremendous amount of information in both descriptive manner through the Guide as well as actual records that one may Research.
One can maintain their family tree on the site as their research develops, learn about French surnames, heraldry, family chronicles and more. There is even a Forum area for posting research questions and reading others suggestions and research problems.
Joining is easy. Simply tap the blue button in the upper right-hand corner labeled 'Connectez-vous'. être joyeux (Enjoy).