24 June 2008

XXVIIIth Congress of Genealogical and Heraldry Sciences

Now in progress in Quebec City is the XXVIIIth Congress of Genealogical and Heraldry Sciences. It seems to have attracted little media attention, but I was pleased to read the sentiments expressed in the opening speech by Governor General Michaëlle Jean.

"Genealogy and heraldry are auxiliary sciences of history, and I believe that they have a relevance and a remarkable necessity at the beginning of the third millennium."

In her speech the Governor General mentions her own life journey, reflects on her ancestry and recounts the sentiments she felt when she and her husband received their personal coats of arms.

Read the whole speech here.

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