Semaine nationale de la généalogie: An Annual Genealogy Event in Quebec

Did you know that today marks the start of National Genealogy Week [Semaine nationale de la généalogie] in Quebec? From November 18 to November 25 inclusively, newbies and buffs will, according to this year's theme, show their passion for their favourite pastime.

Created in 2012, the purpose of this event is the following: promote the practice of genealogy; introduce people to the various genealogical societies, their resources and their achievements; and building excitement about family research and history among Quebecers, most particularly children and teenagers.

Archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and libraries have joined forces to set up activities so their passion for genealogy may be shared with you. And luckily enough these are not limited to major cities—there is something for you wherever you live throughout Quebec!

Here are a few examples: events are scheduled at the Société de généalogie des Cantons-de-l'Est, in Sherbrooke, as well as in Mont-Laurier, and most of BAnQ Archives Centres in Drummondville, Gatineau, Montréal, Trois-Rivières, Saguenay, Rimouski, Sept-Îles, Québec City, Rouyn-Noranda, and Sherbrooke. For those looking ahead, DNA will be featured in a conference in Asbestos.

Newbies will especially appreciate Open House Day offered by various genealogical societies such as SGCF, in Montréal; the Société de généalogie du Grand Trois-Rivières; or the Centre d'histoire de Saint-Hyacinthe.

Should you be seeking for your French Canadian ancestors and wish to attend some of these events, GenSpotters invites you to consult the complete agenda here.

Show your passion!