This weekend QFHS hosted the Roots 2020 Virtual Conference! What a success with 4 full presentations, 4 mini presentations, 6 info commercials and a meet the experts panel.
Main topics covered were the best websites to use for Quebec research, how to find cemetery records, where and how to locate notarial records and of course how to find your French-Canadian ancestors!
The mini presentations covered collections found in the QFHS library, digitization of historical documents, treasures found on the members-only section of the QFHS website and images from a Quebec village that no longer exists.
During the lunch break everyone had a chance to continue on learning with video capsules from Ancestry, My Heritage, Global Genealogy, Ontario Ancestors and the Morrin Centre.
During the day names were drawn and the lucky winners not only received subscriptions to My Heritage, Ancestry and QFHS but a DNA kit and QFHS-branded padfolios. Everyone went home with a generous discount from Global Genealogy online store.
Without a doubt the highlight of the event was the Meet the Expert Panel, where everyone got to ask a question. The information gleaned from these 4 experts was worth its weight in gold (genealogy gold)!
A big thank you to all our presenters, contributors but most of all to all our registrants who contributed great genealogy stories and questions!
Registrants will have access to conference videos online until October 20th. If you haven't got an email with the link please contact us.