Whether you are new to genealogy or have been researching your family for years, there is always room to learn something new. We offer English and French webinars to members on a wide variety of genealogical topics. All webinars are presented by our members.

To register for a webinar you must be a member. Please login or become a member.


Below is a list of our upcoming webinars:


DNA Coaching

Jason

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 19:00 EST
Language: English
Description: Jason will walk you through some of the tools from testing sites such as AncestryDNA and Family Tree DNA to help you analyze your DNA results. Be prepared with your specific questions and to do some hands-on work during the session.


Prerequisites:
1. You must have received yours or one of your family member's DNA results.
2. Attended Jason’s "Family History Research Using Genetic Genealogy" webinar or reviewed his handout.
(Both are listed on the Past Webinars page.)
Presenter: Jason Porteous

Histoire, Géographie et Généalogie – Tracer les Frontières

Sandra

Date and Time: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 19:00 EST
Language: French
Description: Les évènements historiques et les changements de frontières à travers les décennies influence notre recherche et définit les Centres de Dépôts d’Archives que nous utilisons. Rechercher dans le Bassin de Gaspé et la Péninsule Gaspésienne nécessite une connaissance approfondie sur ces sujets afin d’être efficace et atteindre nos objectifs. Il y a beaucoup plus que ce que nous présumons initialement.
Presenter: Sandra Blanchette, PLCGS

La maladie canadienne-française

Johanne

Date and Time: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 19:00 EST
Language: French
Description: En 1648, trois sœurs ont immigré en Nouvelle-France avec une maladie unique qui affecte actuellement une personne sur 1 000 personnes de descendance canadienne-française. Si vos ancêtres sont canadiens-français, ce webinaire vous aidera à identifier les symptômes de cette maladie, mais surtout, cela montrera comment la généalogie a joué un rôle majeur dans le traçage de ses origines.
Presenter: Johanne Gervais

DNA Coaching

Jason

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 19:00 EST
Language: English
Description: Jason will walk you through some of the tools from testing sites such as AncestryDNA and Family Tree DNA to help you analyze your DNA results. Be prepared with your specific questions and to do some hands-on work during the session.


Prerequisites:
1. You must have received yours or one of your family member's DNA results.
2. Attended Jason’s "Family History Research Using Genetic Genealogy" webinar or reviewed his handout.
(Both are listed on the Past Webinars page.)
Presenter: Jason Porteous


Below is a list of our past webinars:


Irish Palatines in Quebec: Final Destination or Whistle-stop on the way to Ontario?

Carolyn

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 19:00 EST
Language: English
Description: The Irish Palatines are one of Canada’s invisible ethnic groups: separated by language, religion and ethnic background in Ireland, they found a hospitable environment when they immigrated to Ontario in the 18th and 19th centuries. Québec was a key destination, too. Many Irish Palatines who had first settled in New York arrived in Québec as Loyalists during the American Revolution. At the end of the war, most were settled on land in Ontario, but a few rogue Palatine Loyalists set up home in Québec's Missisquoi Bay. After the War of 1812, Irish Palatines emigrated directly from Ireland, some settling in southwestern Québec. Yet while they thrived in Ontario, their experience in Québec was quite different.
Carolyn talks about the Irish Palatines’ challenges and hardships as Irish Protestants in Québec as well as their migration to Ontario.
Presenter: Carolyn Heald

Searching Canadian Census Records with Automated Genealogy

Mark

Date and Time: Wednesday 17 October 2018, 7:00 pm EDT
Language: English
Description: The census indices on automatedgenealogy.com were built by hundreds of volunteers with local knowledge and comes with
powerful search functions and links to other records. Mark Gallop gives a tour of this free site with search tips and tricks to help you find that elusive relative.
Presenter: Mark Gallop

Family History Research Using Genetic Genealogy

Jason

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 gedmatch.com.
Presenter: Jason Porteous

Diving into the Databases

Johanne

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


Google Earth for Genealogists

Michael

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

Does It Tell A Story?

Mark

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

History, Geography, and Genealogy - Tracing the Boundaries

Sandra

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


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