Saturday, June 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Genealogy with a Canadian Twist


This coming week, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, a new weekly webinar series is starting. It's called Genealogy with a Canadian Twist. Hosted and moderated by Kathryn Lake Hogan of Looking4Ancestors, it will focus not on only Canadian genealogy, but also genealogy from a Canadian perspective.

Kathryn Lake Hogan of Looking4Ancestors.
© Kathryn Hogan, 2018.

Genealogy with a Canadian Twist webinars will be featuring Canadian genealogists, educators, and historians. Says Hogan "It's time to show what Canada has to give to the genealogical community. Let's build a community of people who are interested in Canadian genealogy, and are supportive of Canadian genealogists, historians, educators, and family history researchers."

Click on the link to read more about this exciting new webinar series, and how to register:

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

Friday, June 15, 2018

Genealogy with a Canadian Twist Weekly Webinars

It's been a while, hasn't it?

You may think I've forgotten about you, but I haven't.

If you've been following me on Facebook, Twitter or you've attended a webinar or conference within the last year where I was a presenter, then you'll recall that the past 15 months or so have been a little rough with my knees. The good news is that my new knees are working great, and I'm back!

So with that...I'm excited to announce...

You've heard it was coming, and now it's here! My weekly Looking4Ancestors webinars called Genealogy with a Canadian Twist.
Every Thursday (or almost every Thursday) at 1:00 pm ET I'll be hosting and moderating a free weekly webinar about Canadian genealogy, and genealogy from a Canadian perspective. There'll be other topics too, like history, and special events.

Why Am I Doing This?
I belong to quite a few family history and genealogy groups on Facebook. Often I see the same questions asked again and again. "How do I find my ancestors?" "I found my great-grandparents but how do I find where they were from?" "Where do I look for records?" and the questions go on and on.
What really irks me is other members of the Facebook group will then go and do all the research for the inquirer and post the results in the comments. What has the inquirer learned, other than if they post a question on Facebook someone will do the work for them? This is, in part, why I am doing weekly webinars. To educate.

Furthermore, I see a lack of community within Canadian genealogy. For a long time, Canadian genealogical societies, and family historians haven't supported our own. We haven't. It seems our educators, friends and colleagues from the United States and the United Kingdom get the top headlines at regional/provincial genealogical events. It's time to change that. It's time to show what Canada has to give to the genealogical community. Let's build a community of people who are interested in Canadian genealogy, and are supportive of Canadian genealogists, historians, educators, and family history researchers.
[It's important for you to know this is NOT anti-USA or anti-UK anything. I have many family members, friends and colleagues who are American, British, Welsh, Irish and Scottish, and I love them.]

So, let's get started! Here's the link to register for the Week #1 Webinar:
This week I'll be doing introductions, creating our community, and then, I'll be demonstrating how I use some popular websites to find Canadian records.

There are a limited number of spots available during the live webinar. It will be recorded and made available for 48 hours afterward.

I look forward to seeing you there!


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

Friday, July 28, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: OGS and NYG&B Partnership

The following was written by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the Ontario Genealogical Society:
Today the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) announced a new partnership offering reciprocal membership at a discount to all members. The two societies hope that this will allow their respective members to gain access to even more records and resources.
NYG&B President, D. Joshua Taylor noted “The NYG&B is delighted to partner with OGS. Numerous New York families had connections with Ontario and we look forward to working together to provide resources that help share and tell their stories.”
OGS President Patti Mordasewicz said: “We are excited to announce this expansion in our advantages of OGS membership for our members and to partner with the NYG&B. Our respective members should benefit greatly from enhanced access to resources for researching their Ontario and New York family histories. This is of particular importance when traditional migration and settlement patterns are considered.”
To get more information on this partnership and how to sign up for membership in either organization, please visit or
About the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS)
The OGS, the largest such organization in Canada, was founded in 1961 with the vision of being recognized as the authority and leader in all aspects of Ontario related family history research, preservation and communication. The mission of the OGS is to encourage, bring together and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history and to preserve Ontario’s genealogical heritage. OGS has 30 geographically based branches throughout Ontario together with 4 special interest groups (British Home Children, Scottish, Ireland and Irish-Palatine). The OGS has published numerous books and pamphlets to assist Ontario researchers, provides its respected journal, Families, to its members, and publishes a weekly online newsletter highlighting events of interest to Ontario researchers. OGS Branches have transcribed the majority of Ontario cemeteries and published numerous indices which are the foundation of family history and genealogical research in Ontario.
About the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B)
The NYG&B has been helping people find their New York family and tell their stories since 1869. As the largest genealogical society in New York, the NYG&B operates, which includes digital collections, articles, research aides, and other essential tools for those researching New York State. The NYG&B has thousands of members across the globe, and publishes the Record each quarter, a scholarly journal devoted to New York genealogy and biography as well as the award-winning New York Researcher, which provides the latest news and updates for those tracing their New York ancestors. The NYG&B is also the publisher of the award- winning New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, offering more than 800 pages of detailed resources related to New York and New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians. Each day the NYG&B engages with the dynamic, fast growing, rapidly changing field of family history through accurate, thorough research and the highest standards of scholarship.