June 4, 2014
This has been a long time interest for me, but only recently did it develop as a passion. My father was a member of the Société généalogique du Québec for whom he wrote a few articles. His work took him back some four centuries ago. I want to ensure that his legacy lives on, and that his extensive work does not fall into oblivion. I want to carry on with his research to keep the memories alive not only for my children, but for the rest of my family as well.
Some of my roots go back to France and Germany, and perhaps Ireland as well. Some of my ancestors came to the Americas as early as the 17th century. My husband's side of the family also has Irish roots, and German as well, and I am curious to find out if our ancestors came from the same regions.
I would like to learn what tools are accessible to me - besides Ancestry.ca - and how to use these tools effectively. I would like create a proper family tree for my children, and document the who's who of our ancestors for them. Possibly write about it.
At this point, I am very much interested in learning about the research processes and how to link the right individuals together. I like to see the web emerge from the mingling of generations and discover surprising events that have forged these peoples' lives.
At the moment weekday meetings are fine the way they are scheduled, thank you.
My name is Sylvie. Originally from Quebec City I have lived in Vancouver almost half of my life now. Taking over the work done by my late father, I am also looking to research my husband's side of the family. I am a member of the BCGS.
I received a warm welcome from the group on my first visit. The sharing process is well structured and our facilitator, Diane Rogers, is simply a fountain of knowledge: one could quiz her all day, the pertinent and helpful information just keeps on flowing! Looking forward to the next meeting.