Wednesday, November 7, 2018

This Week's Webinar: Identifying Missing Canadian Service Personnel

Historical Photo credit: Library and Archives Canada

Nearly 28,000 members of Canada's Army, Navy, and Air Force who have served in the First World War, the Second World War or the Korean Conflict went missing or have no known grave.

Mags Gaulden is a member of the Canadian Casualty Identification Team whose job it is to attempt to identify newly discovered human remains of military personnel who went missing during active service.

She is a Professional Genealogist specializing in Genetic Genealogy as founder of Grandma’s Genes in Ottawa. Growing up in a family full of family historians, Mags was primed to become a Genealogist. After earning her Bachelors Degree from Columbia College, she began to work her own Genealogy as a “hobby”. This 30 year “hobby” eventually lead her to a Leader role with WikiTree, where she currently leads: the the DNA Project, the United Empire Loyalist Project, and the British Home Children Project. She also leads the Templeton and McElmoyle Name Studies and the McElmoyle DNA Project. Work with WikiTree led to Mags starting Grandma’s Genes in 2016. Mags is a Genetic Genealogy Lecturer, Blogger and a Social Media Maven. She serves as Admin for Facebook groups including the ISOGG FaceBook Group. 

Mags will by my guest this week on the webinar. Don't miss out on what is surely going to be a fascinating and heart-warming interview.

Thursday November 8
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 noon CT | 11:00 am MT | 10:00 am PT | 6:00 pm GMT | 7:00 pm CET
Friday November 9
4:00 am AEST | 5:00 am AEDT | 7:00 am NZDT

REGISTER HERE to save your spot for this week's Genealogy with a Twist webinar.

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Remembering Our Great War Ancestors

Whether your ancestors were on the Western Front or the Home Front, they all played a part in the Great War. Join me as we learn more about the major battles Canadians fought, how to research your ancestor in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and what was going on back in Canada at that time.

Genealogy with a Canadian Twist Webinar

Thursday November 1
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 noon CT | 11:00 am MT | 10:00 am PT | 6:00 pm BST | 7:00 pm CEST

Friday November 2
3:00 am AEST | 5:00 am NZST

REGISTER HERE to save your spot for the webinar.

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

How the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Affected Canada

Photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada

One hundred years ago thousands of people in Canada were dying because of the Spanish Influenza pandemic that ravaged the country from coast to coast to coast. Most of those who died were between 18 years and 40 years of age.
Families were devastated. Communities mourned.
The public was scared.

How did our ancestors cope? What did they use to treat the flu? How was your family affected?

This week's Genealogy with a Canadian Twist webinar is "How the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Affected Canada." It's free to register and attend the Live webinar presentation. There are limited spots available.

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm EDT | 12 noon CDT | 11:00 am MDT | 10:00 am PDT
Where: Online via Zoom webinar
How to Register: Click here to register

Cost: FREE!

© Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2018. All Rights Reserved.