24 posts

Kae Elgie

Session: Importance of, and techniques for, learning your family’s pre-contact history Kae Elgie is the author of This Land: the story of two hundred acres in Kent County, Ontario (Fountain Street Press, 2019, ISBN 978-0-9812776-3-9), a work which benefited greatly from Kae’s membership in the Kent County Branch, Ontario Genealogical […]

Christina Han

Session: Spatial Genealogy of Early Armenian and Italian Industrial Workers in Brantford As a historian and curator of East Asia at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Christina Han has extensive experience in academia and museum curation. For over 15 years, she has served as a Curatorial Consultant […]

Jen Baldwin

Session: Findmypast Day Jen Baldwin has been working in the realm of professional genealogy since 2010 but has been pursuing her family history since she was ten years old, enjoying her grandmother’s stories – and her cookies. She is currently the Research Specialist and North American Content Manager for Findmypast. […]

Alison Norman

Session: Six Nations Women in the Early Twentieth Century: Using Genealogy to Better Understand a Community Alison Norman is a historian, researcher and historical consultant. She is faculty in the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies & Indigenous Studies at Trent University. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, […]

Eva Kujawa

Session: Eastern Europeans in Ontario Eva Kujawa was born in South Africa to German immigrant parents. She has always been interested in her ancestors. She herself, has immigrated twice, from South Africa to England, and after 8 years to Canada and then back to England where she currently resides.  She has […]

Gordon McBean

Session: Facial Recognition in Genealogy, Not Just CSI Anymore Gordon has a passion for photography and has an extensive photo collection of old family photos. The earliest photos being from the 1860s. He has delivered presentations and workshops on technology and genealogical research as well as photography and media creation. […]

Sara Chatfield

Session: Explore Your Roots: First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation Genealogy at LAC Sara Chatfield has worked at Library and Archives Canada for over 20 years in various roles within the institution. During her time at LAC, Sara has worked with the Regional team, as the LAC blog Project Manager and […]

Sher Leetooze

Session: The Bible Christians and How They Built Ontario Sher Leetooze started her genealogy when her children were small, so you can imagine that she didn’t find much time to put into it in those days. But nearly 50 years on she is still digging into the family’s past and […]

Bill Darfler

Session: Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Haldimand Proclamation: A Proposal Bill Darfler has been the co-chair of Brantford’s Heritage Committee and was the researcher on a series of heritage videos shown on TVO. He sits on the board of the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre and is active in […]

Lorie Pierce

Session: The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph – an English language resource for non-Quebec families Blessed with having known three of her grandparents and three of her great-grandparents, Toronto-born Lorie Pierce indirectly gathered family lore her whole life. Upon retirement, Lorie began family history research in earnest through DNA matching and online access to […]