Monday, March 29, 2021

Genealogy with a Canadian Twist April 2021 Webinar: Genealogy Detective

Genealogy with a Canadian Twist April Webinar

We are putting our research skills to the test for this interactive webinar about The Case of the Jilted Jealous Boyfriend. 

A young married couple were attacked on their honeymoon by the bride's boyfriend, Billy Bennett, who had been jilted, and was insanely jealous. 
Our panelists will be joining us to discuss the case and help us find some answers about the people involved in this 1917 murder that took place near Ottawa, Ontario.

The Panelists

Scottish born and Canadian raised, Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator. Being a Scottish emigrant, she is fascinated by the stories of other emigrant groups who left their homeland for opportunities in Canada. Her interest is in helping their descendants understand more about their immigrant ancestors and the lives they lived.

Peggy Homans Chapman, B.Ed., MLIS, PLCGS has been an amateur genealogist, now professional, for over twenty years. She operates Atlantic Ancestors and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and many genealogical societies. Peggy particularly enjoys the education aspect of genealogy, both informal and formal and has presented on topics ranging from genetic genealogy to Canadian immigration.

Lianne Kruger is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in Canada, homesteading for U.S. and Canada, video recording family history, and using technology in all aspects of genealogy such as Evernote, Google Maps, and Social Media. She is a member of the board and communication director for She is on the advisory board and is the webmaster, database and social media chair for Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS). 

Upon registering for the webinar you will receive a confirmation email which will contain the link to access and download the case file and research questions.

Webinar Times 

The webinar will live on Tuesday, 6 April 2021 at:
  • 7:00 pm Eastern (Toronto, Canada)
  • 6:00 pm Central (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • 5:00 pm Mountain (Calgary, Canada)
  • 4:00 pm Pacific (Vancouver, Canada)
which is 12 midnight, April 7 in London, UK, and 9:00 am, April 7 in Sydney.

Here's how to attend the webinar:

  1. Register by clicking the link here:
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar and the information about the case.
  3. Reminder emails are sent both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Check you have the latest Zoom update by clicking here.
  6. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the webinar attendance size is limited to the first 100 arrivals that day.

We look forward to you joining us!

*Inspiration for this Genealogy with a Canadian Twist webinar is credited to Thomas MacEntee based on his Genealogy Escape Room webinar.

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

This Week's Webinar: Strategies for Tough Research Problems

Are you stuck? Can't seem to get past that brick wall in your family history?

This week's webinar is going to help you with that. 

Kathryn will be discussing different strategies to help you look at your family history research in a different way, and give you some ideas on how to tackle that challenging research problem that might lead to you to finally making a breakthrough in your genealogy. Of course, the problems and records discussed will focus on Canadian family history.

Date: Thursday January 12
Time: 7:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm PT | Midnight UTC
Cost: FREE
How to Access: Sign up for our newsletter and the webinar registration info will be sent to you.

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Register for New Year's Eve Research-a-thon webinar

Spend New Year's Eve with Us

We are in the midst of another 28-day COVID-19 lockdown. It's raining and gray outside. It's so gloomy I had to turn the light back on in the living room this morning so I could see. Talk about bleak mid-winter and we're not even mid-winter yet!

This is why I wanted to have a New Year's Eve Research-a-thon. 


New Year's Eve Research-a-thon

This is different than our regular webinars. You can register for some or all of the research-a-thon sessions.
The research-a-thon will be in four parts starting at 12:00 noon ET | 9:00 am PT. The research-a-thon ends 12 hours later.  Each session will be shorter than our regular webinars. We will be focusing on fun and family history. It's a great way to spend New Year's Eve Day.

Part 1 starts us off with making research plans for the year ahead.
Click to register here.

In Part 2 we'll update our research progress and talk about ways to keep track of our research.
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Part 3 we update our research progress.
Also, Christine Woodcock will be sharing about the New Year's Eve tradition of Hogmanay.
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Part 4 we celebrate our research accomplishments, share some New Year's Eve traditions thought to bring good luck for the forthcoming year, and of course, ring in the New Year with a toast!
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**double-check the date and correct time for your time zone upon registration**

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2020. All Rights Reserved.