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Class run from 10:30AM to Noon on Saturday and are $10.00 unless otherwise noted.





VT French-Canadian Society Annual Conference

Saturday, 21 Oct


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

Our annual conference will again be held at the Parish Hall of St. John Vianney Church on Hinsburg Road in South Burlington. The library will be closed all day.


EXCEL-erate Your DNA Research

Saturday, 4 Nov


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

Keeping track of the mountains of data generated from the most popular DNA tests is a challenge. In the previous two talks addressing this problem we discussed both very simple solutions using traditional genealogical tools like file folders & printed results and a very advanced solution using specialized software – “GenomeMate Pro.” While these work, either for those unfamiliar with computer software or those with a lot technical skill, the majority of us will find that a spreadsheet program is probably the right combination of capability and complexity.

In this talk, Patti Malone will draw on years of experience working with DNA results in Excel to demonstrate why a spreadsheet program is a huge improvement over a manual system if you have any experience at all with this type of software. She’ll discuss the process of downloading your data from each company’s website, sorting and organizing it on your computer, merging it with data on known relatives and then using it to understand how your DNA matches related to your family tree.

Join us at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 4th, to learn how you can harness the power of spreadsheet software to organize your data and to help prioritize your research.



Online Searches at the 95 Regional Archives of France

Saturday, 11 Nov


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

In this class you will learn how to research your ancestors in France using the 95 online departmental archives. First we will locate the Commune or town that they lived in, and then how to search for baptisms, marriages and burials in either the Catholic churches or the Huguenot Temples. We will do some basic translation of the French to English. Since we typically are researching the people that populated New France (Quebec) we will focus on the period before the 1792 Revolution changes to record-keeping in France.




Les Filles du Roi

Saturday, 18 Nov


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

Between 1663 and 1673, up to 850 unmarried women were sponsored by the king of France to immigrate to New France. These women were instrumental in creating a nation! Sheila Morris will explain who these women were and what their lives were like. Millions of French-Canadians and Franco-Americans are descendants of these brave pioneers and their colonial era marriages.

You will also learn about our Filles du Roi pin program and how to earn one from our society. Sheila will describe how to meet the requirements by demonstrating descent from a Filles du Roi who married a soldier from the Carignan regiment.

Join Sheila to learn about the fascinating story of these women, the history of their times, and how they very likely impact your genealogical story.



Quebec Coroners Inquests: A Unique Genealogical Resource

Saturday, 2 Dec


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

The use of Coroner’s Inquests began in Quebec with the British conquest and continued up to the present. These documents often include much more than a simple cause of death and can provide genealogical clues unavailable anywhere else. In this talk Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne will discuss the introduction and development of these records over the past 250 years, the information one may find in them and how to locate them - both online and in repositories.

Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne is Reference Archivist at the Montreal Branch of the Bibliotheque et Archives Nationales du Quebec (BanQ) and is the genealogical consultant for the Quebec version of the “Who Do You Think You Are” television program. She is also the award winning author of “Le Proces de Marie-Josephe Angelique“ an inquiry into a black slave accused of burning down parts of Montreal in 1734.



Genealogy of Jeffrey Brace: African Slave & Revolutionary War Soldier

Saturday, 28 Oct.


Vermont Genealogy Library
377 Hegeman Ave. (Across from State Police)
Fort Ethan Allen
Colchester, Vermont

Unfortunately we have had to reschedule this class for the Spring session.



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