Wednesday, 7 November 2012

QFHS AGM and meeting


The Quebec Family History Society meets on Saturday, November 10 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield for a scheduled brief Annual General Meeting starting at 10:30 am followed by a free public lecture.

Discover 100 Years of Records at the Montreal Archives will be presented by Mario Robert, head archivist, Montreal Archives

Learn about the different types of records that are held in Montreal city hall's vaults and how they can be used in genealogical and historical research. Mr. Robert's presentation will kick off the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Archives that takes place in 2013. Although Montreal was founded in 1642, its political history as a municipality only began in 1833 when the first municipal election took place. It was not until 1913, however, that city council voted to create Montreal's Department of Archives.
Members and non-members are invited to attend and stay afterward for refreshments and conversation.

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