Guylaine Pétrin will present a paper entitled, “Using Genealogical Tools for Biographical Research.”
This presentation will focus on how historians can use tools such as Ancestry and FamilySearch.org to research the lives of the formerly enslaved. Some general tools will be examined to see how they can enrich research into the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Guylaine Pétrin BA, MLS is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She is a reference librarian at Glendon College, York University. She is also a genealogist who teaches family historians about research in Canadian Black communities before Confederation.