Monday, April 18, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Great Canadian Genealogy Summit

For Immediate Release

The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit (CANGEN) is pleased to announce their inaugural conference, to be held October 21-23, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Brampton, Ontario.

The Summit showcases Canadian genealogists who have an expertise in the record sets relating to the early settlers of Canada.

On Friday, October 21, we have arranged a day at the Archives of Ontario. And better still, for those with Loyalist ancestors who are mind boggled with the documentation required for your UEL certificate, former UELAC Dominion Genealogist Kathryn Lake Hogan will be offering a workshop at the Archives. Kathryn will share her expertise on what documentation is required and how to access the records at the Archives.
Our Opening Plenary speaker on Friday evening is genealogist and author Jennifer DeBruin who will share with us some of the struggles of our Canadian ancestors. This energetic talk will be followed by a social time. A time to get to meet fellow Canadian genealogists, an opportunity to get to know the speakers better, or browse the vendors/exhibits in the marketplace.
Saturday's programming offers five streams of research. Registrants are welcome to mix and match:
Ruth Blair - who will talk on researching Irish ancestors
Mike Quackenbush - who will talk on researching English ancestors
Louise St Denis - who will talk on researching French Canadian ancestors
Kathryn Lake Hogan - who will talk on researching Canadian ancestors
Christine Woodcock - who will talk on researching Scottish ancestors

Sunday starts with Louise St Denis, Director of National Institute for Genealogical Studies, sharing her extensive knowledge on Methodology. THEN she is providing each registrant with a certificate for a FREE course at the Institute.

We wrap up the weekend with Lynn Palermo, The Armchair Genealogist, who will help us to get a better handle on writing our family stories so that our work can be preserved for future generations.

REGISTRATION for the full weekend is just $159cdn ($125 usd). Registration for the Saturday only is just $119cdn ($93 usd)

All registrations include breakfast and lunch on Saturday, free access during the weekend to Findmypast, and admission to the exhibition hall/marketplace.

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2016. All Rights Reserved

Friday, April 15, 2016

Free Virtual Chat: Using Canadian Maps in Your Research

Are you using maps in your family history research? Join me for a FREE Virtual Chat. We'll be discussing Canadian maps in family history research - where to find maps, and how to best use maps to help in your research.

DATE: Saturday, April 16, 2016
TIME: 1:00 pm ET | 12:00 noon CT | 11:00 am MT | 10:00 am PT | 6:00 pm BST.

You do NOT have to be a student of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies to attend the live Virtual Chat.

I'll see you there!

Use this link to log-in:

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

How to Start Researching Your Irish Ancestors in Canada

Two Irish Girls. Curran, J.E.H. / Library and Archives Canada / C-055231

Did you know Canada’s fourth largest ethnic group is Irish?
It’s really no surprise when you consider how many Irish immigrated to Canada to escape the Great Potato Famine in the 1840s. Actually, the Irish have been coming to Canada since the 1600s.

With one in four Canadians having Irish ancestry, you may be one of them. Or, perhaps your Irish ancestor was only in Canada for a short time before moving to the United States of America.

How do you start researching your Irish ancestors in Canada?

If researching your Irish roots is new to you, then I suggest you start at the Library and Archives Canada website. Here you will find information on Immigration History: Ethnic and Cultural Groups, including Irish.

This webpage has links to three Library and Archives Canada databases to get you started researching your Irish ancestors, plus a list of published resources, and links to many other institutions and online resources.

If you’re looking for in-person assistance with your Irish research, then I invite you to come learn from the best. The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit is thrilled to have Irish family history expert Ruth Blair present two topics this October. When it comes to researching Irish roots from Canada, Ruth is one of the best!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2016. All Rights Reserved