Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Presentation: A glimpse into the past: Using historical censuses to research Canadian families

On Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 2nd floor, Rideau Room, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: Free
Statistics Canada invites all to attend A glimpse into the past: Using historical censuses to research Canadian families, the second of a four-part speaker series organized to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
The guest speaker, Lisa Dillon, Full Professor, Department of Demography from the Université de Montréal, will showcase highlights of historical research beginning with the 1666 enumeration of Québec by the first Intendent of New France, Jean Talon, and she will discuss her early research findings from a new project on the 1831 Census of Quebec and the 1852 Census of Canada. She will also present research on intergenerational relations and living arrangements from the late 19th-century and on single persons' residential autonomy in the 1921-1951 Censuses of Canada.
Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from various fields. At the end of the discussion, participants will be invited to ask questions. Joining us on the panel are:
    • Johanna Smith, Director General, Public Services Branch, Library and Archives Canada
    • TBC, Professional Genealogist
    • Rosemary Bender, former Assistant Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada (moderator)
The presentation will be mainly in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French. Participants will be invited to ask questions in the official language of their choice.
Please register no later than September 19, as space is limited.

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