Do You Have Canadian Roots? Plan to Attend the Great Canadian Genealogy Summit

Christine WoodcockGenealogy Blog

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, Brampton from Oct 21-23 2016.

On October 21, we have arranged a day at the Ontario Archives. And better still, for those with United Empire Loyalist ancestors we are offering a workshop with the Dominion Genealogist at the Archives. She will share her expertise on what documentation is required and how to access the documents at the Archives.

Friday evening is our Keynote Speaker, author Jennifer Debruin. Jennifer will share with us some of the struggles of our early Canadian ancestors. This energetic talk will be followed by a social time. A time to get to know fellow Canadian genealogists, to get to know the speakers better, or to browse in the marketplace.

On Saturday, there is a full day of learning. We have five streams for you to choose from (yes! You can mix and match). On offer:

Ruth Blair – who will talk on researching Irish ancestors

Mike Quackenbush – who will talk on researching English ancestors

Louise St Denis – who will talk on researching French Canadian ancestors

Kathryn Lake Hogan – who will talk on researching Canadian ancestors

Christine Woodcock who will talk on researching Scottish ancestors

Sunday starts with Louise St Denis, Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies sharing her extensive knowledge on Methodology.

And we wrap up an intense weekend with Lynn Palermo who will help us to get a better handle on writing our family stories so that our work can be preserved for future generations.

Breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday.

All registrants get a free course from the NIGS

The hotel will be providing a discounted rate from Thursday to Sunday for anyone attending the Summit.

The hotel has free WiFi and Find My Past is providing FREE access for all registrants for the entire weekend!!

Full weekend registration is $159 cdn ($115 usd). Saturday only registration is $119 cdn ($91 usd). Saturday only registration includes breakfast and lunch!

Check out the topics, sponsors and programme: http://www.cangensummit.ca/

 

Scottish born, Canadian raised, Christine had the best of both worlds, growing up immersed in Scottish culture. Realizing that others of the Scots diaspora were not as fortunate, she started her business, Genealogy Tours of Scotland to allow others researching their Scottish roots the opportunity to return to the land of their ancestors, conduct family history research and deepen their sense of belonging to their ancestral kin.