Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Pier 21 Exhibit Celebrates 150 Years of Canada Accepting New Immigrants

A new exhibit at Pier 21 celebrating 150 years of Canada accepting new immigrants opened this past weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Canada: Day 1 takes a look at the first impression experiences of those arriving in Canada - their 'first day in Canada' stories - what they felt, what they saw upon their arrival in a new land. How did their experience on that first day influence their journey to becoming Canadian?

The exhibit explores 150 years of experiences from Confederation, when immigrants arrived in ships, to present day, with the arrival of Syrian refugees by jet.

The exhibit runs from now until November 12, 2017.

For more details see the article in The Chronicle Herald.

Want to visit the exhibit? Visit the Pier 21 website to get all the info.

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2017. All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Free Webinar this Thursday: What's New in Genealogy?

Free Webinar this Thursday: What's New in Genealogy?

Did you miss attending RootsTech this year? Want to know what's going on in genealogy - the latest technology, developments, innovations? What's new in genealogy?

Join me this Thursday, March 2, 2017 as I present a webinar hosted by the Ontario Genealogical Society about the newest, latest and greatest innovations in genealogy. I'll be sharing what I learned at RootsTech this year. Discover the newest developments in

  • document indexing
  • mapping
  • researching historic newspapers
  • DNA
and more!

The webinar begins at:
7:00 pm EST | 6:00 pm CST | 5:00 pm MST | 4:00 pm PST |
Midnight, Mar 3, London UK | 11:00 am Mar 3, Sydney AU| 1:00 pm Mar 3, Wellington NZ

Register for the webinar here: http://bit.ly/ogswebinarmarch2017

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Looking4Ancestors at RootsTech 2017 with Property Brothers

Opening Session RootsTech 2017, Property Brothers. 
Copyright © 2017, Kathryn Lake Hogan

The highlight of this morning's opening session at RootsTech 2017 was the keynote session with the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott.

Drew and Jonathan Scott were born in Vancouver, BC and grew up just outside the city on a ranch. Their mom is from Scarborough, Ontario and their dad is from Scotland. These guys are very proud of their Scottish heritage and it shows.

Family is important to the Scott brothers and this carries over to their television show, Property Brothers. One of Jon's jobs is to go through the items belonging to the families. He'll often use old documents, photos and mementos to decorate the homes. Both brothers agree a home is not a home unless there are family history photos and memorabilia displayed.

Drew and Jonathan Scott, Property Borthers Interview at RootsTech 2017. 
Copyright © 2017. Kathryn Lake Hogan.

I was part of a group of geneabloggers and media who got to interview Drew and Jon here at RootsTech 2017. They are friendly, personable and charming. I can't wait to see what other ventures these guys have coming in the future.

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2017. All Rights Reserved.