Sometimes you want someone to talk to about your family history - the genealogy problem you're encountering, where to find records, or suggestions for getting past that brick wall. You know you can do the work yourself, but you need some guidance.

Perhaps you're interested in researching your family history but don't know where to start. You want some guidance to start you off in the right direction.

This is where GENEALOGY GUIDANCE may be helpful for you.

Kathryn Lake Hogan of Looking4Ancestors is a professional genealogist with 20 years of experience. She specialises in helping you find your ancestors in Canada - whether they have been here for generations, or just passing through.

A Genealogy Guidance session is an online virtual face-to-face meeting (like a video call) using a webinar software platform called Zoom. During your session you will have an opportunity to discuss your family history.

If you are interested in booking a session with Kathryn, then email her at
  • Include the name of your ancestor.
  • The location of your ancestor.
  • A brief description of your genealogy problem.

Kathryn will reply to you within 36 hours to let you know if she can take on your genealogy problem.

Genealogy Guidance Terms and Conditions 

Please review the terms of service outlined below. By scheduling and participating in this service you agree to these terms and conditions.

Looking4Ancestors offers genealogy guidance for 15, 30 or 60 minute appointments. These sessions will be conducted over the internet using a web-based software program which requires access to your web cam, microphone and speakers. The program also allows activation of desktop sharing between the genealogist and the client.

You are scheduling a genealogy consult with Kathryn Lake Hogan. You are paying for her expertise. Prior to your Genealogy Guidance session, Kathryn will review and research your particular genealogy question. During your session, she will share the results and offer suggestions, information and/or records.
There is no guarantee she will be able to solve your genealogy problem, answer your genealogy questions and/or provide you with the outcome you may expect.

Upon booking your consult, provide as much detailed information about your genealogy problem or question in the space provided. Kathryn will review your query to determine if she can accept or decline the consultation appointment request. If Kathryn declines your request, she may suggest another genealogist who may be able to assist you.

If this is your first consultation with Kathryn Lake Hogan, a minimum of 30 minutes is recommended to assess and discuss your genealogy question or problem.

All Genealogy Guidance sessions must be paid at the time of scheduling. Payments are processed through PayPal. 

Once your Genealogy Guidance session has been accepted, you will receive an email with further details to best prepare you for your scheduled appointment.
You will be asked to register for the meeting session. This will allow you to set the meeting time and reminders in your time zone which may be different. Once you have registered on the meeting/webinar platform you will receive a confirmation email. 
Reminders will be sent by email one day and one hour before your scheduled session.

If you have not used our services before, you will need to click on the link at least 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled session to make sure your computer/browser are compatible and if necessary, download the meeting software.

At the start of your scheduled Genealogy Guidance session, click on the link to start your meeting. It is important to begin and end your session on time. Kathryn may have other sessions booked immediately following your session. The meeting software will automatically end at the conclusion of the scheduled Genealogy Guidance session. A five-minute warning will be provided to wrap up your conversation.

No refunds will be provided if you do not show up for your scheduled Genealogy Guidance session.

You may reschedule or cancel your appointment up to 24 hours in advance of your scheduled Genealogy Guidance session.

Cancellations or rescheduling within 24 hours of your scheduled Genealogy Guidance session will not receive a refund.

If Kathryn cancels your scheduled Genealogy Guidance session for any reason, you will receive a full refund through PayPal.

You may schedule a follow-up Genealogy Guidance session with Kathryn as necessary.

By booking a Genealogy Guidance session with Kathryn Lake Hogan you agree to these Terms and Conditions.

Genealogy Guidance Sessions times and cost:
15 minutes - $15
30 minutes - $30
60 minutes - $60 
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