Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Roots 2011

With the wind roaring, temperature dropping and most of us ready to see the back of winter, it seems like a good time to look ahead a few months to one of the landmark Canadian genealogical events of the year.

I'm referring to the Quebec Family History Society ROOTS 2011 conference being held June 3- 5 at McGill University.

The QFHS folks have a reputation for putting on a conference with substantive presentations and a pleasant social atmosphere. I'm giving two presentations, as are my BIFHSGO colleagues Lesley Anderson and Glenn Wright, so I'd only be slightly biased in thinking the 2011 edition is sure to live up to its reputation?

There is an opening event at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal where Louise St. Denis will speak "from the heart" on "It's a Wonderful Genealogy Life  ~ Dreams do come true!" Now that the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, of which Louise is Managing Director, has expanded the enterprise by taking over the genealogy social network Genealogy Wise I expect this talk to be especially interesting.


Find details of the conference, and online registration, at http://www.qfhs.ca/roots_2011_program.shtml

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