Take advantage of your confinement to continue your genealogical work.

Take advantage of your confinement to continue your genealogical work.

22 March 2020 0 By Gilles Proulx

Several days ago now, our governments put in place preventive measures to protect the population from the Covid-19 pandemic. For its part, the Government of Quebec has created a site explaining the various measures required of these citizens. You can read about them here(https://www.quebec.ca/coronavirus):

It is in this context of voluntary confinement that we, the Association des familles Proulx d’Amérique, have decided to make a few suggestions in order to make this period a little more joyful and creative.

  • If you have been neglecting your genealogy over the last few weeks or months, the next few days will be more than suitable for you to get back to it actively.
  • Visits to libraries and archives may be impossible, but most of them have online services that allow you to do a lot of research without travelling.
  • Also take advantage of this time at home to immerse yourself in your family photos. After a certain amount of sorting, there are a variety of online tools that will allow you to create a virtual album that you can share with your family.
  • Your family tree is sparse; you are missing a few branches; take advantage of the next few weeks to communicate with your relatives. By using social media or the good old telephone, you can not only chat with family and friends, but also replenish your family tree.

Here are some other suggestions more related to our association and our members:

  • Add or refresh your profile picture.
  • Check/correct/complete your « profile » with the various information requested.
  • Check your ancestry from our database or in the « Member Area » section.
  • Use our « Testimonials » section to leave us a little note. We are always happy to hear from you.
  • The « Figure de Prou » section allows you to view all the editions of Prou. Our journal is full of family history. Why not take advantage of the next few days to send us yours?
  • Get acquainted with the most recent posts published on our site.
  • Visit our Facebook page.

Our site is the entry point to our services. Once logged in, you will have access to a variety of information.

Over the next few days, we plan to add a communication tool that will make it easier for you to talk to us or ask us questions. We are also available to assist you with the various elements outlined above.

The current pandemic is disrupting our habits and the normal course of our daily lives. It is important here to respect the measures that have been put in place. They are essential to stop the spread of this virus.

In closing, we hope that you are taking care of yourself and your loved ones and, most importantly, that you limit gatherings and stay home.

On behalf of your Association.