Thursday, November 25, 2021

WEBINAR: Genealogy CSI The Case of the Fighting Parson

Join me for Genealogy CSI - Case Study Investigation.

The case for November is The Case of the Fighting Parson.

In the early morning hours of 6 Nov 1920 at the Chappell House in Sandwich, Ontario, Beverly "Babe" Trumbull was killed by Reverend Leslie Spracklin of the Sandwich Methodist Church.

The two men had known each other in their childhoods.

What happened?
How was Babe Trumbull killed?
What was the verdict for Reverend Spracklin at his trial?

Day: Tuesday
Date: 30 Nov 2021
Time: 4 pm PT | 5 pm MT | 6 pm CT | 7 pm ET

Why attend Genealogy CSI?
Case study investigations not only discuss the people and events but also the methodology, the laws, the societal attitudes of the times. Through researching case studies new skills and techniques are learned that help you in researching your own family history.

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Our Next Webinar: Residential Schools in Canada - What Can Non-Indigenous People Do to Learn More?

July 2021 Webinar

Community Roundtable Discussion: Residential Schools in Canada - What Can Non-Indigenous People Do to Learn More?

Join me and our panelists, Christine Woodcock and Lianne Kruger as we discuss the recents events in Canada about the discoveries of unmarked graves at residential schools. We'll be discussing ways non-Indigenous people can learn more about our history with residential schools, what is being done to preserve the evidence at the residential schools, the use of DNA to identify the remains, and more.

When: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Time: 16:00 PDT | 19:00 EDT | 23:00 UT

To register for this webinar:

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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.