FrancoGene - Denis Beauregard, professional genealogist
Denis Beauregard, genealogist
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Denis Beauregard is a well
known genealogist and specialist of records in Quebec, Acadia and
His first works were made in the 1980s on his ancestral tree and on
those of his friends. He later focussed on his family, trying to link
all the Beauregard to his ancestor. From 1996, he decided to switch to
the French immigration to Quebec (and former French colonies of the
continent) to better use his recognition by the French genealogists
because he created many resources helping to create that community. At
the beginning of the century, he begun his masterpiece, the database
known as Genealogy
of the French in North America.
He pioneered the French Internet for genealogists, giving a first
resource about Quebec genealogy using a series of files describing the
specificities of genealogy in Quebec. Later, he organized newgroups
when they were the major place for genealogists in the Internet, That
gave him access to new resources as they were created, like Geneanet, the more important
genealogy French site in 2010, while the father of FranceGenweb
created the first French community to help genealogists and others
created Geneabank, an
important genealogical database in France. .In 1995, he started the
first French-speaking web site totally dedicated to genealogy, from a
first set of 12 pages in French, later translated in English.
Beauregard also participated more officially to the Quebec genealogical
community. He is a member of Société
généalogique canadienne-française since 1981,
and upgraded to life member the next year. He was elected a member of
the board of Société
généalogique canadienne-française in 2002-2006
and of Société
de généalogie de La Jemmerais in 2006-2007. He
created the first version of fichier Origine (when it was bilingual)
and of the web site of Drouin Institute, was a director of Groupe
Nécro and participated to some genealogical meetings (conseils) and conferences of
Fédération québécoise des
sociétés de généalogie and
Fédération française de généalogie
(Quebec and French federations of genealogical societies).
He visited some vital records archives in Quebec when genealogists were
welcome and to some centers in USA, and visited the library in Salt
Lake City (LDS). He gave the first conferences about Internet and
Genealogy in Quebec and France.
His route in genealogy gave him an important level of knowledge in
genealogy. For instances, his research of Beauregard shown him the
tools for research in Quebec but also many other places on the
continent. His activities on the Internet allow him to better use
available tools. And he speaks English, something the American
genealogist will appreciate !
Events2013 - Lets celebrate birthdays !
December 25th, 2013 - Christmas
Release 2013 of Genealogy
of the French in North America is available. It includes 126,000 family sheets.
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