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A Quebec Genealogy Conference for English Speaking Researchers

I recently received an email from a new reader named Gail who shared with me some information about a conference that was not on The 2011 Genealogy Conference List.  I am so excited by this conference. First it's in Canada, secondly it's in one of my favourite cities, Montreal and thirdly it addresses a large component of my family history research French Canada. 

This conference addresses not only French Canadian research but Irish, Scottish and Welsh, all ancestors who came to Quebec. 

If you still have time to add one more conference this summer then this should be the one. This conference only comes around every 5 years, which is a shame. To me this sounds like the must attend conference if you have ancestors who arrived in Quebec. I am in fact half French Canadian. My mother comes from a long line of French Canadians dating back 10 generations to  some of the earliest settlers. 

Don't speak French, no worries. This event will be the largest English-language genealogical conference ever held in Quebec. There will be numerous well-known speakers discussing all aspects of family history research, computer demonstrations, and a book fair. All lectures and events are in English.

Date:        June 3, 4, and 5, 2011
Place:      McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

For complete program details and registration form, visit the QFHS website at

Or e-mail:

You may also write to:

ROOTS 2011, Quebec Family History Society,
P.O. Box 1026, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada H9S 4H9
or call:  514-428-0236 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting    


The New Genealogist said...

Ohhh I wish I could go!! Looks like it'll have to be 2016. Great to know this exists though!

Lynn Palermo said...

I will have to wait as well. It is not only French-Canadian research, but Irish, Welsh and Scottish research as well. All ancestors who arrived to Quebec.

Dave Negus said...

How ironic. We are arriving in Montreal on June 6 for a month stay. My wife is 3/4 French Canadian (the other grandfather came from St. Pierre off the coast of Newfoundland.) Just using the Drouin and census, I have traced all her Canadian ancestors back six generations. As with most French Canadian genealogies, all but one of the lines I have traced completely arrived in the 17th century, including the ever popular Louis Hebert and Jean Guyon.
Aside from visiting with family, we plan to try to locate as many graves as we can, and visit those cemeteries as well where it is unlikely the stones have survived.
One talk that caught my eye was a reference to on-line land records from 1840 on. Do you know anything about that?

Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

I would love to go too. My gg-grandparents and family arrived from Ireland and settled in Compton Township, Quebec circa early 1840s.