Satellite Pre-Conference
6-7 August 2008, Ottawa, Canada

Genealogy and Local History Section (in collaboration with Reference and Information Services Section)


  • Keynote:
    Discovery, Inspiration, Legacy: The Vocabulary and Practices of Family History
    Susan Tucker
    Curator of Books and Records
    Newcomb College Center
    Tulane University
    Louisiana, U.S.A.

  • Canadian Genealogy Centre Strategy
    Antonio LeChausseur, Roanne Mokhtar
    Library and Archives Canada
  • Canadian Genealogy Centre Website
    Sylvie Tremblay
    Canadian Genealogy Centre
    Library and Archives Canada
  • Chinese-Canadian Genealogy: Genealogy Outreach to Chinese-Canadians
    Janet Tomkins
    Vancouver Public Library
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • The "Clandestinity Question" in the Search for Identity Among Francophone Metis People: The Case of the Laderoute-Perron-Marion Family Group

    Marie-Louise Perron
    Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of Official Languages
    Ottawa, Canada
  • Drilling Down for D.N.A.
    Jeffrey Bockman
    Genealogical lecturer and author
    Napierville, Illinois, U.S.A
  • From Raw Records to Digital Images: Making the Records of the World More Accessible at FamilySearch
    Paul Smart
    Outreach Manager
    Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

  • Tour of Gatineau Preservation Centre, Gatineau, Quebec
  • Finding a Needle in the Haystack Called Eastern Europe
    Dave Obee
    Genealogical lecturer and author
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Exploring Dutch Records

    John De Vries
    Emeritus Professor of Sociology
    Carleton University
    Ottawa, Canada
  • Recovering, Remembering and Reviving the Voiceless: Recording the Caribbean Presence in Canada
    Jerome Teelucksingh
    Department of History
    University of the West Indies
  • Freedman Bank Records: A Key Source for African-American Genealogists
    William Forsyth
    Director of Product Management
  • The Big and Little Things That Bug You About French-Canadian Genealogical Research: The Tremblay Experience
    Sylvie Tremblay
    Canadian Genealogy Centre
    Library and Archives Canada

  • Librarians and Professional Genealogists
    Louise St-Denis
    National Institute for Genealogical Studies
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Quebec Regional History
    Marc Vallieres
    Professor (retired)
    Department of History
    Laval University
    Quebec City, Quebec, Canada