Montreal: Genealogists on the air!

Genealogy on the radio – listen to Stanley Diamond and Gary Schroeder speak about finding your roots on CJAD Talk Radio in Montreal, recorded December 30, 2009.

The two-part segment runs about 45 minutes in total: Part 1→Listen and Part 2→Listen

Stan, of course, is well-known as founder of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland, his leadership of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Montreal and other Jewish genealogical endeavors. Gary Schroeder is president of the Quebec Family History Society.

James Mennie of The Gazette interviewed both men in the far-ranging conversation about various aspects of genealogy, such as the impact of the Internet, medical reasons, Western European sources, specialized ethnic genealogical societies (Italy and Jewish, etc.), finding Jewish records, JewishGen resources, connecting with researchers of the same name and geographical location, resources in Montreal, getting started, church records, immigration, changing names,

Called-in questions from listeners covered the following topics: surname origins, censuses, databases, New France early arrivals, Family History Centers, adoption, children’s family tree projects, Scotland, changing borders, Polish records, Russia, UK, no names changed at ports of arrivals in Canada, online censuses, Italy, Portugal, local versus state archives in other countries, genealogical societies providing assistance, labor/DP camp records, International Tracing Service, contradictory data, civil records, marriage records, immigration records, Ireland, “burned records” myth, Trinidad, French records online and DNA genetic genealogy (FamilyTreeDNA.com mentioned),

A very informative session!

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