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The Quebec Family History Society is proud to present Roots 2018

The Quebec Family History Society (QFHS) is celebrating their 40th anniversary with Roots 2018 International Conference on Family History at McGill University in Montreal ‪on May 18th, 19th and 20th, 2018.

As QFHS is the major English language genealogical Society in Quebec all presentations will be in English. Speakers from Canada, United States and the UK will be presenting over this 3 day period. Full information on the conference will appear on the Quebec Family History Society website in January ‪

There is a strong Irish theme to the conference. We have Tom Quinlan, Keeper of the National Archives speaking as well as Steven Cameron, Historian discussin the pre-famine Irish in rural Quebec. An exhibition of artifacts from the Grey Nuns and a replica of the Irish Rock will be on display.

Registration online begins soon or you can print the registration form and send it to:

Web site: ‪

Mailing address only:

15 Donegani, P.O. Box 715
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada  H9S 4R9

Past Events

Joe Beef Market – September 11th 2010 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The PSC Community Theatre & la Société d'histoire de Pointe-Saint-Charles have announced that their third annual Joe Beef Market has now been scheduled for

Saturday, September 11th 2010.

The market took place in the Joe Beef Park on the corner of Centre & Richmond Streets in Point St. Charles.

This outdoor event is great family fun & includes actors from the PSC Community Theatre dressed in period costumes; a number of artisan booths, as well as other displays & exhibitions.

As in the past, each year we honour a particular historical character from Montreal past and this year it will be Thomas Coltrin Keefer. He had an engineering focus on water supply and he became Chief Engineer of the Montreal Water Board. As well, his design for the foundations of the Victoria Bridge (“Keefer’s Shoes”) were used in the construction of the bridge. His work with the Montreal waterworks resulted in a major improvement in providing accessible water for firefighting within the city. Recently the City of Montreal renamed a small section of Atwater Street, which is south of the Lachine Canal and in Point St. Charles to rue Thomas Keefer in his honour.


Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network 2010 Annual General Meeting and Provincial Conference - Ways of Memory Inspiring, connecting and informing communities through heritage stewardship

This year’s conference, Ways of Memory, will explore the power and potential of local history societies and heritage groups to enrich community life. We’re planning workshops on oral-history and non-profit publishing, as well as frank discussions about leadership renewal, building partnerships and the opportunities and challenges that face Quebec’s heritage sector. Plus, a number of community exhibitors are expected to be on hand to showcase their own inspiring achievements in local history and heritage.

Call 1-877-964-0409 or email: for more information

Saturday, September 11, 2010 Hotel Chéribourg, Mount Orford, Quebec 8:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m

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  • Agenda and Conference Program
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1st Montreal Irish Family Day

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, the PSC Community Theatre was invited to take part in the 1st Montreal Irish Family Day which is sponsored by various Montreal Irish groups including the St. Patrick's Society; the United Irish etc.

The Irish event took place from about 10:00am until 4:00pm at:
707 Rue (Rang) de la Vallee
in Ste-Julie, Quebec
(Exit 105 of the Autoroute 20 Est)

The Theatre actors dressed in period costumes and were able to perform a little part of their skit planned for the upcoming actual Joe Beef Market - the Irish Societies have planned a full day of family fun. More details on the Irish Day can be found at:

For additional information on either the Joe Beef Market or the Irish Family Day, please send an e-mail to


Unveiling of the St. Columban Cemetery Monument

On Saturday, July 3rd 2010, the descendants, and friends, of St. Columban unveiled the Cemetery monument dedicated to the original Irish Settlers in St. Columban


Fundraising Event

Our Pasta Fundraiser for St. Columban on May 2, 2010 at Cunninghams Pub in Ste. Anne de Bellevue


Remembering St. Columban, An Irish Journey

A fundraising event took place on January 27th 2007. A tribute to the Irish of St. Columban, featuring Celtic music by the band "Tuna", dancers from the Bernadette Short school of dance and narrators, Peter Gossage and Michael Kenneally..