Stephen A. White, the well-known genealogist and author at the Université de Moncton's Centre d'étude acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson, has been named genealogist emeritus by the Quebec genealogy accreditation office.
The office is part of the Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie. It's the highest distinction that the bureau can confer. White is being honoured for his long service and competency in genealogy.
It's the first time that the title has been conferred to someone outside Quebec since the office opened in 1984.
The certificate will be presented to White at a ceremony June 13 in Trois-Rivières, Que.