ACGS is excited to be working with Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne, formerly of BAnQ, to bring this informational webinar of what BAnQ has to offer the genealogy researcher.
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)’s Webinar: a Treasure Trove for Genealogists
Are there any vital records available online?
Is it true that your great-great-grandfather was murdered?
Did your ancestor request a guardianship for his minor children?
Was your ancestor’s family involved in the fur trade?
Is it true that your great-great-grandfather’s third wife was an indentured servant?
Did your ancestor have a marriage contract?
Is there a book on the history of your patronymic ancestor?
Is there a map of your ancestor’s village?
How can you obtain help from archivists to locate a document and purchase a copy?
This presentation is an overview of the wealth of published and original records for genealogists – from New France to the 20th Century – available at BAnQ.
Join us on May 5th at 8 pm (EDT) to find out how to answer all of these questions and more.
About the Presenter: Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne
Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne, historian, archivist, and professional genealogist has researched different cases for the Canadian, American, and the British version of the series Who Do You Think You Are? and its Quebec version Qui etes-vous? She was recently nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Documentary Research for the TV series Le dernier soir about an unsolved double murder case.
In 2004, she also published the results of many years of research on the trial of a Black slave in Montreal in 1734 and she is Research Co-director of the official website Torture and the Truth. Angelique and the Burning of Montreal one of the Great Unsolved Canadian Mysteries Series.
Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne has published articles in American-Canadian Genealogist, NGS Magazine, Memoires, L’Ancetre, and in 2004 she won the Percy-W.-Foy Award for her article on Protestant families from Alsace (France) wrongfully identified by many as Acadian and Catholics. She is researching many brick wall cases and will hopefully publish her results in the near future.
Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne was a board member of Societe genealogique canadienne-francaise and was an archivist at Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec (BAnQ Montreal) and has recently retired to concentrate on giving classes to genealogists on very specific archival records like Guardianship records, Coroner’s inquiries, Notarial and Probated wills, Online Newspapers research, and many more. With the pandemic, those classes have been adapted for virtual presentations.