Conference: Genealogy and Local History for All

“Genealogy and Local History for All: Services to Multicultural Communities” will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on August 6 and 7 at Library and Archives Canada, and will include tours of the Canadian Genealogy Centre and Gatineau Preservation Centre. For full details, please see the conference website at

The conference will feature presentations on a wide variety of topics including DNA and genealogy, resources and services for specific ethnic groups, and global initiatives being undertaken by FamilySearch.It will also provide an excellent opportunity to make new contacts with librarians and archivists working in the area of genealogy and local history.

As a librarian and member of the Standing Committee of Section 36 (Reference and Information Services) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), I am very excited to be a member of the organizing committee for the conference and hope you will be able to join us in Ottawa.For registration information, see

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.

Franceen Gaudet
Library and Archives Canada