MONTREAL, Oct. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du
Québec (BAnQ) is pleased to annonce a new Web site dedicated to genealogical
research. Launched by BAnQ in partnership with Library and Archives Canada
(LAC), www.thatsmyfamily.info, also available in French at
www.voicimafamille.info, provides the public with a user-friendly and
innovative federated search engine free of charge.
Uncovering one's roots and family history is increasingly popular with
people of all ages. Though genealogy enthusiasts abound and dedicated Web
sites are numerous, genealogical research remains an interest that requires
some knowledge of search techniques. Until now, a number of different sites
had to be consulted in order to pursue one's research successfully. This long
and tedious process was enough to discourage a great many. Designed to respond
to the growing public interest in genealogy, www.thatsmyfamily.info features a
set of search tools that even beginners can master rapidly. Maintained by
BAnQ, the new search engine allows genealogists to conduct searches against
several databases at once.
Most of the interface-compatible databases brought together at
www.thatsmyfamily.info are hosted by federal, provincial or territorial
Canadian libraries or archives centres. The project's leading partners are
BAnQ, LAC and the Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists of Canada.
Accessible at all times, free of charge: www.thatsmyfamily.info
BAnQ's mission is to acquire, preserve and disseminate the publications,
archival documents and films constituting Québec and Québec-related
documentary heritage. It also offers all Quebecers free access?on site, on the
Internet and through interlibrary loan?to vast universal collections and to
the services of a major public library. BAnQ encompasses nine archives centres
in Montréal, Québec City, Gatineau, Rimouski, Rouyn-Noranda, Saguenay,
Sept-Iles, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, as well as a preservation centre
(Centre de conservation) and the Grande Bibliothèque.
For further information:
For further information: Geneviève Dubuc, Communications and Public
Relations Services, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, (514)
873-1101, ext. 3165