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Quebec Workshop

Registration is now open for a full-day workshop on Saturday 16 April 2016 exploring the history and genealogy of the people of “La Belle Province”.

Our Quebec Family History Workshop will feature three expert presenters. Gary Schroder, the long-time President of the Quebec Family History Society, will demonstrate how to access and use church and civil registers, as well as census, probate, land, tax and other records to research your Quebec ancestors. Reference archivist Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne will tell us about some of the many archival treasures that can be found at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, including judicial records and coroners’ files, as well as resources that are available online. And Ryerson University historian Dan Horner will examine the history of migration into and out of the province and the impact it has had on Quebec culture and society.

Bird's eye view of Montreal 1889
“Bird’s Eye View of Montreal” – 1889

This workshop is co-sponsored by Toronto Branch and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library, and will take place in the Library’s Auditorium.

Early-bird rates apply until 19 March and OGS members enjoy additional discounts.

For full program and speaker details and to register on-line, visit our Quebec Workshop page.

And if you have a question about Quebec genealogy that you would like our workshop experts to address, please send us an e-mail by 8 April 2016 to, with the subject-line “Quebec Family History Workshop”.