04 March 2013

QFHS March Meeting: Great Moments in Genealogy

Great Moments in Genealogy: Public Seminar

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, the Quebec FHS invites the public to attend as members share their stories about their great genealogical discovery and describe the steps that led them to that exciting moment.

During a recent trip to Edinburgh and Banffshire in northeast Scotland, Janice Hamilton got a big surprise about her great-great-grandfather's family when she looked up the Kirk Sessions records for Banff parish. Janice will talk about what she discovered, the variety of research sources she consulted, and will illustrate her presentation with photos of the stunning countryside she visited.

While visiting her niece in North Hatley a few years ago, Bev Renaud glanced through a book, "Twasn't Just Luck: My Life and Times," by I. Lloyd George, published in 2008. In the book, Bev saw a photo of the author's mother Mable Glass. Knowing she had Glass ancestors, Bev checked her family tree to find Mable Glass was among the branches of her tree. Further research led to another surprise when Bev discovered a connection to the Trenholme Family in Montreal, owners of the Guaranteed Pure Milk Company.

The meeting is at Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield

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