Diane Tourville

Senior Genealogist

Diane Tourville has been doing genealogical research since 1990. A genealogy and history buff, she is a graduate from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where she earned a BA in History. Her favorite topic is by far French Canadians' migration to the United States and their participation in the Civil War. She is foremost fascinated by the 19th-century period. Besides working on her surname, she is currently busy with her Vermont Project, more precisely researching French Canadians who lived in Northern Addison County, Vermont, during 1840-1880. Diane loves to travel and she is always keen to go on research trips during her free time, either in the provinces of Québec and Ontario, in New England, in New York State and in the Midwest. Through her travel experiences and the Internet, she has learned a lot about various U.S. documents that have proven to be useful to genealogists. She is a member of the Montreal-based Société généalogique canadienne-française, where she was a regular volunteer for four years, and of the Boston-based New England Historic Genealogical Society. With the latter, she has been a regular participant in their annual Salt Lake City research trip since 2007. In August 2016, she attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Conference in Springfield, Illinois. An active blogger on her Website “Genealogy on My Mind”—which is also available in French—, Diane is a member of the English and French geneabloggers communities via Twitter and Facebook.

In The Media

GeneaBloggers / by Wendy Mathias

May I Introduce To You . . . Diane Tourville / February 15, 2016