18 November 2012

QFHS December events

Here are the events planned by the Quebec Family History Society for December 2012

Saturday, December 1
A Genealogical Day in Scotland: 1500-2012 (Seminar)

10:00 am to 3:00 pm - Quebec Family History Society Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Pointe-Claire, QC H9J 4H9

Presented by Jackie Billingham, Susan Gingras and Gary Schroder

Learn about the major sources used in in Scottish genealogical research from civil registrations to Kirk records, and from censuses to probate records. Participants will learn how to correctly use the information available on the Scotland’s People website and what strategies to use when planning a research trip to Scotland.

Fee: $30.00 members; $40.00 non-members.

Reservations are required. Call 514.695.1502 or contact Jackie Billingham at

Wednesday, December 5
Celebrating Our Military Roots Day

Afternoon 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Evening 6:30pm to 9:30 pm

Quebec Family History Society Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Pointe-Claire, QC H9J 4H9

Join us for the first in a series of monthly Celebrating Our Roots Days.

Drop by for coffee, tea, and informal conversation. Share your research and learn what others have discovered about their ancestors who served in the military.

Joining us in the afternoon will be Earl John Chapman, author of several military history books, including "Canada's Black Watch: Legacies of Gallantry and Service."

Bring your favourite military books to show others. On display we will feature books from the QFHS military collection for you to browse and borrow. Also on display will be members' military memorabilia.

So, bring along copies of your military letters, photos, service records, medals, coffee mug, a friend, or just bring yourself.

Open to members and the public.

Saturday, December 8
An Insider's View of the Institut généalogique Drouin (Free Public Lecture)

10:30 am to 12:00 pm - Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield.

Presented by Sébastien Robert

Sébastien Robert, vice-president at the Institut généalogique Drouin will provide us with a unique opportunity to learn from an insider what the Drouin records offer family historians.

Until the late 1900s, church registers in Quebec were the source of birth, marriage and burial records. Every year, all churches were required to send a copy of their registers to the appropriate courthouse. During the 1940s, these records were filmed by the Institut généalogique Drouin.

Members and non-members are invited to attend and stay afterward for refreshments and conversation.

Thanks to Susan Gingras Calcagni for the information.

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