13 May 2013

QFHS Celebrate Female Roots

The next in the series of themed drop-in events by the Quebec Family History Society, free and open to all, is on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Drop by this Wednesday at the QFHS Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Pointe-Claire for coffee, tea, and informal conversation to talk about some of the favourite women in your family. Bring your own books, photos, and memorabilia that have helped you in your research. Bring a friend or just bring yourself.
You will have a chance to win two free tickets to visit the historic Maison Saint-Gabriel, acquired in 1668 by one of Montreal’s most well-known women, Marguerite Bourgeoys.
Chat with new and experienced genealogists about how to learn what life was like for your female ancestors. What was home life like during the time they lived? Do you own any letters or diaries? Share the challenges you face – and your successes – in your family history research.
On display for you to browse will be books from the QFHS collection about women and social history.
Remember, half of our direct ancestors are women. Since Mother's Day takes place this weekend, this is a good time to celebrate the women in our family tree.
Meeting in person with a small group in a social setting builds community; its an ace in the hole for a family history society that can't be duplicated by a subscription to an online database or listening to a webinar. 

Thanks for the tip to Susan Gingras Calcagni

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