Johanne Gervais

Physical to Digital: The Birth of the Québec Genealogical eSociety

The availability of and distance to a genealogical society, and personal mobility are all factors that hinder researchers in their pursuit of family history information. Today’s digital world brings all sorts of services to us via the internet, so why not provide genealogists, wherever they are located, with access to services, features, and other like-minded genealogists, as they would have with a visit to a physical society?

The Québec Genealogical eSociety replicates the physical society experience for the Can’ts and the Won’ts. The Can’ts are those people who, because of time, distance, or other constraints can’t get to a genealogical society. The Won’ts are the device-driven people who won’t go to a society because their digital devices bring their virtual world to them, be it shopping, banking, socializing, or researching. The Québec Genealogical eSociety provides both the Can’ts and the Won’ts with tools to help in their genealogical research. Let Johanne show you how you can help break down your genealogical society’s physical barriers by moving to the digital age!