Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society

                                               Past Conference Speakers and Topics

Fall Conference

October 19, 1996

St Joseph School, Burlington, VT

Pauline Cusson: President of American-Canadian Genealogical Society

TOPIC: French-Canadian Migrations to New England

Roger Lawrence: Founder and Past-President ACGS, NH

TOPIC: New Identification of New England Captives taken to Canada

Spring Conference

April 19, 1997

St Joseph School, Burlington, VT

J. Andre Senecal: Professor of Canadian Studies at UVM, Burlington, VT

TOPIC: The French Who Settled at Chimney Point in Addison County, Vermont; and Fort St Frederic at Crown Point, New York. (1740 - 1759)

Robert Quintin: Owner of Quintin Publications of Pawtucket, Rhode Island

TOPIC: Basic French Canadian Genealogical Research

John Moreau: VT-FCGS Librarian

TOPIC: How to use the (PRDH) Programme de Recherché en Demographie Historique.

Fall Conference

October 18, 1997

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

J. Andre Senecal: Professor of Canadian Studies at UVM, Burlington, VT

TOPIC: Locating Your Ancestors in Historical Documentation as you are building your Family Tree.

Veronique Gassette: Compiler of the St Joseph, Burl. VT Marriage Repertoire

TOPIC: Dit Names; The French Canadian name changes she has encountered during her genealogical research. (Published ‘Vermont Variants’)

Spring Workshop

April 18, 1998

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

Reading Church Records; Basic Acadian Research; Quebec Name Places and Name Changes; Jette, Drouin, Tanguay, PRDH and Repertoire use.

Fall Conference

October 17, 1998

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

William (Bill) Marquis: Founder and President of Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society.

TOPIC: Family Traditions, ‘That Little Grain of Truth’ and the Marquis family

Normand LaVallee: Member of VT-FCGS

TOPIC: Family Name Changes in Northern Vermont

Gerald Lalonde: Presently the Treasurer of ACGS, NH

TOPIC: The Seigneurial System in New France and Notarial Records.

Spring Conference

April 1999

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

Note – records lost – this is ‘best guess’

John Moreau: Overview of the Library

Janet Eno: ?

Panel: John Moreau, Leo Fleury and John Fisher

Fall Conference and Workshop

October 16, 1999

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

Malcolm Bevins: UVM Professor Emeritus

TOPIC: Picking The Brains of Genealogical Researchers  Dead and Alive

John Moreau: Library Overview and some Genealogy Basics

Janet Eno: Finding the Resource you need

John Fisher: Computer and CD-ROM resources

Michael Sevigny: Our Journal, LINKS

Paul Landry: Publishing Repertoires

Michael Sevigny: Using the Repertoires

Leo Fleury: Family Files and Queries for LINKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Conference

April 15, 2000

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

Robert A. Decoteau: Member of ACGS Manchester, NH

TOPIC: The French Canadians in Clinton County After the American Revolution

Lawrence O’Keefe: Member of VT-FCGS

TOPIC: Tracing your Irish roots in New England and Vermont . Going Back to the Old Sod

Paul Landry: Member VT-FCGS

TOPIC: The Computer and Genealogy

Fall Conference

November 4, 2000

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

Sylvie Tremblay: Canadian Genealogist from Quebec City

TOPIC: Doing Genealogical Research in Quebec

Alice Eichholz: PhD, Certified Genealogist and Professor at Norwich University

TOPIC: Researching Your Vermont Ancestors: the Major Repositories and the types of Records they hold.

Pauline Cusson: Member of ACGS, NH

TOPIC: Primary Records versus Secondary Records

Spring Conference

April 21, 2001

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

Marjorie Strong: Vermont Historical Society Assistant Librarian

TOPIC: Resources at the Vermont Historical Society, French-Canadian Resources

Michael Sevigny: Microfilm Research in Montreal

John Fisher: Research at Burlington City Hall

Paul Dumais: My Experiences on Researching Hundreds of French-Canadian Families the last 34 Years, and Solving Those Special Problems

John Moreau: Tips on using Repertoires and French-Canadian Reference books.

Fall Conference

October 20, 2001

St John’s Club, 9 Central Ave. Burlington, VT

Claire and Kim Chase: Growing up Franco-American in Chittenden County, VT

Roger Lawrence: Indian Captives in Canada Note: Due to illness, Roger was not able to speak, and Paul Landry led an audience session on Genealogical Experiences

Spring Conference

April 20, 2002

Alliot Student Center, St Michaels College, Colchester, VT

John Moreau: Tips on using Repertoires and French-Canadian Reference Books

Bob Quintin: Owner of Quintin Publications of Pawtucket , Rhode Island

TOPIC: Reading Church Records

Ms Nudd: US National Archives, Pittsfield Mass.

TOPIC: Canadian Border Crossings Records at the National Archives

Michael Sevigny: LINKS Editor, VT-FCGS

TOPIC: Reading and Interpreting Steven White’s recent Acadian Books

Fall Conference

October 26, 2002

Alliot Student Center, St Michaels College, Colchester, VT

Roger Lawrence: English Captives of the Indians

Bob Bearor: Leading by Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders of New France

Paul Landry: Acadian Reunion 2004

Spring Conference

April 26, 2003

Alliot Student Center, St Michaels College, Colchester, VT

Paul Landry: Genealogy, What is it?  Why do it?

Claire Chase: French Canadian Forgotten Traditions

Michael Sevigny: Ancestral Occupations in Quebec

John Fisher: Resources in our Library

Fall Conference

October 26, 2003

Alliot Student Center, St Michaels College, Colchester, VT

Linda Stowe Miller: Using LDS Resources

Lauretta Morin Verret: The Bridging of Two Cultures

Daniel Bean: Orphan Trains in Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Workshop

April 24 2004

St Joseph Parish Hall, Burlington, VT

Clyde Rabideau: Contributions of the French to the Settlement of the West

Janet Allard: Using the Drouin and Loiselle Microfiche

Michael Sevigny: Samuel Champlain, Father of New France

John Fisher: Preserving the VT Diocese Records

Fall Conference

October 23 2004

St Joseph Parish Hall, Burlington, VT

Andre Senecal: Reconstructing French Families at Crown & Chimney Points

Judy Dow: Perseverence Preservation & Patience: Finding Your Indian Heritage

Paul & Janet Landry: CMA Acadian Reunion Report

Spring Workshop

April 23 2005

St Joseph Parish Hall, Burlington, VT

Michael Burgess: Using Feinberg Special Collections at SUNY Plattsburgh, NY

Richard Ward: Researching Ancestors on the New York side.

John Fisher: Naturalization Records at the U.S. District Court in Burlington

Fall Conference

October 15 2005

St Joseph Parish Hall, Burlington, VT

Shirley King: What is at the LDS Family History Centers in Berlin & Essex

Keith Herkalo: Battle of Plattsburg & War of 1812.

Mychel Beaudoin: Cultural Trade Mission from Quebec

Fall Conference

October 21 2006

St Joseph Parish Hall, Burlington, VT     10th Anniversary

Bob Decoteau: Finding and Using Quebec Notarial Records

Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne (Montreal): 1837 Rebellion; Quebec Fur Traders

Fall Conference

October 13 2007

St Joseph Parish Hall, Burlington, VT    

Judy Dow: The Vermont Eugenics Study & Cultural Markers

Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne (Montreal): Slavery in New France (Natives & Blacks)

Fall Conference

October 23 2008

 

Biotek, Winooski, VT
Julie Dowd - They Walked with Champlain
Pauline Cusson - Tricks of the Trade
Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne - Brick Walls

Fall Conference

October 24 2009

 

Biotek, Winooski, VT
Vince Feeney - Why the Irish left Ireland and came to Vermont
Fred Wiseman - Native perspective of Champlain's visit
Kenneth Wade - Les Filles du Roi

Fall Conference

October 23 2010

Biotek, Winooski, VT
Jacques Boudreau - The Acadians and the Deportation
Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne - Soldats du Carignan
Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne - How to use the Montreal Archives

Fall Conference

October 22 2011

St John Vianney, South Burlington, VT
Willard Randall – Ethan Allen’s Attack on Montreal
Elise GuyetteDiscovering Black Vermont
Gary Schroder – What’s New in Quebec Research
Derek Hopkins – Accessing Cemetery Databases in Eastern Canada

Fall Conference

October 13 2012

St John Vianney, South Burlington, VT
Jacques Boudreau – Exploring French-Native American Ancestry
Tom LedouxResearching Your Civil War Ancestors
Jacques Boudreau – An Introduction to DNA Genealogy

Fall Conference

October 19 2013

St John Vianney, South Burlington, VT

Willard Randall - Vermont's Birthday: The Wentworth Grants

Ed McGuire - DNA: The Companies, Tests and results

Mathieu Paradis - War of 1812: A Time To Remember

Fall Conference

October 18 2014

St John Vianney, South Burlington, VT

Mueiel Chabot Normand - Weaving Genetics and Genealogy

Mona Andrée Rainville - Les Filles du Roi

Colonel David Fitz-Enz - The Battle of Lake Champlain