STK-ID 22619

[Title: "Essouchement" (Family Trees): montage of maps of mouth of Saint Lawrence River in ancient style, of bas-relief carvings depicting early settlers. Interior shot of office of Gabriel Drouin, director of Institut genealogique Drouin in Montreal, Drouin reading letters, counsulting with various experts re correspondent's family tree. Shot of woman checking on customer's lineage, looking through files, studying microfilm records. TILT DOWN example of Quebec Province church architecture. Shot of man copying pages of book obtained from church records on microfilm. Shots at office of women copying down data obtained in church archive, classifying information, typing entries in record books, checking files and microfilms. Shot of woman working on armorial bearings. Shot of Drouin at his desk receiving another letter containing photostat of document. Gabriel Drouin being handed results of his staff's labours, file of ornate sheets bearing details of customer's family tree. Dissolve from pile of sheets to bound book. CU of back of book, words "Genealogie - Mon père était... Georges Vallière...". [End Title]


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