Monday, November 23, 2015

Registration Now Open for Great Canadian Genealogy Summit

There's a new genealogy summit for family history researchers in 2016. Registration for the Great Canadian Genealogy Summit is now open.

The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit is the brain-child of Christine Woodcock, Mike Quackenbush and Kathryn Lake Hogan (me.) We saw a lack of family history conferences headlining and promoting great Canadian genealogists. So, we decided to create one.

The Summit features a programme appealling to family historians who have roots in Canada with French Canadian, Loyalist, English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
An optional trip to the Archives of Ontario gets the weekend started on the Friday. Those with Loyalist ancestry can add a hands-on workshop to their programme with the Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada.
The opening plenary session Friday evening features Canadian author, Jennifer DeBruin. This is followed by an informal social event for attendees and speakers to hangout and have some fun.

On the Saturday, five sessions are planned for the day. Attendees can choose one of two presentations each session. The market place will be open with a variety of vendors. The day wraps up just before dinner. Attendees are free to visit local restaurants for supper, hang out at the hotel and take advantage of the free weekend access to Find My Past website.

Sunday starts with a session on advanced methodology with Louise St. Denis of the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, followed by our closing plenary session with Lynn Palermo, The Armchair Genealogist. The Summit concludes just before noon allowing attendees plenty of time to travel home.

Don't miss out! Register NOW for the Great Canadian Genealogy Summit!

Copyright by Kathryn Lake Hogan, 2015.