Mot de bienvenue
A message from the President
On behalf of the “Association des familles Bérubé inc.”, I welcome you to this site. You are many to visit it, certainly because you find information, not only on the Association, our publications, our coat of arms, our activities, but also a general idea of the knowledge which we keep accumulating.
You will also find a form to join the Association. What is your interest? Several of our members will tell you that the journal Le Monde Berrubey, published four times a year, is itself well worth it. I invite you to consult this site for summaries of recent publications. Notably it is thanks to this instrument that we rely on our members who have often been loyal for many years, a great number who are subscribers for long term (7 years), indeed for life. We need the support of our membership to maintain our activities, our publications, our researches and this website as well.
Their first interest has often been to learn of their ancestral lineage. With the development of the genetic genealogy and the improvement of the tools used with the traditional genealogy, we now do more searches and further into the past. However it has taken us years to trace the origin of our family name, but it now forms, with certain particularities of our Y-DNA, a true key to get back in time, to discover our history and of ancestors who, before becoming mobile in America, already were in the Middle Ages in Europe, but also beyond. Recent results obtained from autosomal DNA tests by ten Berubes also give us some information about our Scandinavian and Mediterranean roots, a subject we will deal with in coming issues of Le Monde Berrubey.
On the other hand we can help you with your genealogy; and if more in depth research is needed, we will be capable of referring you, subject to a fee if required, to some tools or to persons who will help you.
Finally I invite you to follow our activities, which offers occasions to meet friends and to mix with people whom you will recognize physical traits or character of which you could identify with. We just held a gathering with success on Sept. 10-11 in Ville de Laval. We will have our next one in Rimouski on Sept. 9-10, 2017.
Come back to us from time to time to learn more.
Michel; Bérubé #0338, President
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« Nouvelles de CHEZ NOUS » is published in French by the Quebec Federation of Families' Associations. You can download it at Fédération des associations de familles du Québec.