Sunday, May 12, 2013

Celebrating Our Female Roots Day

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., Quebec Family History Society Heritage Centre and Library, 173 Cartier Avenue, Pointe-Claire will be open for a coffee, tea, and informal conversation to talk about some of the favourite women in your family. Bring your own books, photos, and memorabilia that have helped you in your research.

Bring a friend or just bring yourself.

You will have a chance to win two free tickets to visit the historic Maison Saint-Gabriel, acquired in 1668 by one of Montreal’s most well-known women, Marguerite Bourgeoys.

Chat with new and experienced genealogists about how to learn what life was like for your female ancestors. What was home life like during the time they lived? Do you own any letters or diaries? Share the challenges you face – and your successes – in your family history research.

On display for you to browse will be books from the QFHS collection about women and social history.

Remember, half of our direct ancestors are women. Since Mother's Day takes place this weekend, this is a good time to celebrate the women in our family tree.

Open to our members and the public. Admission is free. Visit

Thank you Susan for the notice.

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