Family History Research Using Genetic Genealogy


Date and Time: Sat, Sep 15, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Language: English
Description: My presentation will be a general overview of genetic genealogy testing. It will highlight the differences between the three most common DNA tests that a person can do and provide some guidance on how or what the focus of each test is. The largest focus will be on autosomal testing as it involves all lines of a person's ancestry and is by far the most enjoyable for making new family connections and finding new cousins.

At the end of my presentation I will cover some of the tools that can be used at the testing sites as well as the third party site
Presenter: Jason Porteous

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Diving into the Databases


Date and Time: Sat, Aug 25, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Language: English
Description: How to go from the shallow end to the deep end in one easy lesson with the BMS2000, PRDH, and Fichier Origine databases.
Presenter: Johanne Gervais

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Google Earth for Genealogists


Date and Time: Wednesday 18 July 2018, 7:00 pm EDT
Language: English
Description: Google Earth is a free tool that can be used by genealogists to uncover facts and add texture to the stories of peoples' lives.
This webinar will show you the basics of using Google Earth, examples of discovering and validating facts, and how it can be used to present information and stories to other people. Join us to learn how to be a Google Earth detective!
Presenter: Michael Baker

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Here are some links that were recommended by the attendees:
Lovell’s Directory 1842-2010 – Montreal and other cities
Marcotte Directory – Québec City area 1822-1976

Does It Tell A Story?


Date and Time: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 7:00 pm EDT
Language: English
Description: Mark Gallop, an archives enthusiast, presented “DOES IT TELL A STORY? What should I do with all my inherited family keepsakes?
Digitization, distribution and disposal: Some lessons learned by an amateur family archivist.”
Presenter: Mark Gallop

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Here are some links that were recommended by the attendees:
How to add metadata to a photo
How to add a watermark to a photo
Mac alternatives for IrfanView

History, Geography, and Genealogy - Tracing the Boundaries


Date and Time: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 7:00 pm EST
Language: English
Description: Historical events and boundary changes through the centuries influence our research and define the
repositories we use. Researching in the Gaspé Basin and the Gaspé Peninsula requires intense knowledge
on these subjects in order to be efficient and reach our goals. There is more to it than we initially assume.
Presenter: Sandra Blanchette
At the request of the presenter this webinar was not recorded.

Annual Meeting of Members

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Date and Time: Thursday 19 April 2018, 7:00 pm EST
Language: English
Description: This is the first Annual Meeting of members for the Québec Genealogical eSociety. All members are invited.
Presenter: Michael Laekas
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