Through the utilization of social media, bring to genealogists an inclusive, web-based environment that replicates the brick-and-mortar experience of a Québec-focused genealogical society.
The Québec Genealogical eSociety provides a virtual environment enabling members to:
- a) participate and share in their genealogical research.
- b) network with other genealogists.
- c) pursue their growth as genealogists, either by coaching others or by being coached.
- d) conduct continuous improvement and development of best practices in the discipline of genealogy.
The idea for a virtual society was the brainchild of Johanne Gervais, a professional genealogist, who would visit archives and brick-and-mortar genealogical societies to access information, to conduct lectures, and to participate in seminars or lectures on genealogical-related topics. Due to distance and schedule, she sometimes was unable to make the journey to a particular facility. In true genealogical fashion, this brick wall prompted her to consider various approaches to solve a problem that no doubt plagued many. From her day-to-day utilization of social media tools that enable her do her job, communicate with her clients, and run her business from the comfort of her home, the idea of a virtual society was born.
In January 2018, Johanne and her team launched the Québec Genealogical eSociety website and began welcoming members.