Toronto, ON (November 18, 2010) – Ancestry.ca is proud to have been recently announced as a finalist for the prestigious 2010 Pierre Berton Award, presented for excellence in contributing to the study of Canadian history.
Ancestry.ca, Canada’s leading family history website, offers Canadian families the opportunity to explore their family – and national – history with the click of a mouse.
“Ancestry.ca is thrilled that we were considered for the 2010 Pierre Berton Award, and humbled to be among such exceptional company,” said Ancestry.ca Managing Director Karen Peterson.
“Our mandate at Ancestry.ca is to help Canadians discover, preserve and share their family history, and by extension explore Canada’s multicultural heritage. We’re honoured to be recognized for our role in popularizing the study of Canadian history.”
Established in 1994 by Canada's National History Society, the Pierre Berton Award celebrates individuals and organizations who work to expose Canadian history to a wider audience, and engage Canadians with their historical roots. Since its inception the Award has become a top mark of distinction for those who seek to bring Canadian history into the everyday lives of Canadians.
Ancestry.ca is proud to be among such notable award nominees as freelance journalist Dan Francis and filmmaker Bernard Zukerman, as well as this year’s winner Professor Desmond Morton and last year’s recipient actor Paul Gross.