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Michel Laliberté dit Colin

Native of Acton Vale in Montérégie, I’ve had a life-long interest in history, especially genealogy and my origins. In the eighties, following several years of preparation, I published a first volume, namely the Colin-Laliberté family history on my father’s side and a second volume on my mother’s side, about the Rivard-Loranger family. Afterwards, I’ve written the history of a dozen families. Simultaneously, I have organized, with the help a few cousins (Paul-Émile Laliberté, Dorès Laliberté, Daniel Laliberté, Lucie Brunelle and Monique Laliberté), family meetings which began in 1975. On October 24, 2015 we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of those Colin-Laliberté family gatherings.

In 1991, I became a member of the Société Généalogique Canadienne Française de Montréal (9773). I then undertook researches on behalf of various families in the area of Montreal, be genealogy in direct descent from nowadays to the first ancestor who has arrived in the 17th century. To date, I believe I have made researches about approximately 1300 different families of French, British or German origins. All researches were transposed on a pastel-coloured tree designed by an artist named Clarisse St-Jacques de St-Simon (spouse of my cousin Dorès Laliberté).

At the end of the nineties, I began the data entry in order to produce registers of baptisms, marriages and burials in the regions of Acton Vale and Granby. To date, I have published 39 registers that I offer to various societies and libraries in Canada and United States. In 2005, I worked on the 1825 and 1831 censuses, also in the regions of Acton Vale in Montérégie and in the Eastern Townships. Until now, in 2015, as much as 13 works have been published.

I was invited to give several conferences about my works in addition to serving as a volunteer at the Société Généalogique Canadienne Française de Montréal.