The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit (CANGEN) pleased to announce their inaugural conference, to be held October 21-23, 2016, at the Courtyard by Marriott, Brampton.
The Summit showcases Canadian genealogists who have an expertise in the record sets relating to the early settlers of Canada.
On October 21, we have arranged a day at the Ontario Archives. And better still, for those with UEL ancestors who are mind boggled with the documentation required for your UEL application, former Dominion Genealogist Kathryn Lake Hogan will be offering a workshop with the at the Archives. She will share her expertise on what documentation is required and how to access the documents at the Archives.
Our Opening Plenary speaker on Friday evening is genealogist and author Jennifer Debruin who will share with us some of the struggles of our 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.
Saturday's programming offers five streams of research. Registrants are welcome to mix and match:
• 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 sharing her extensive knowledge on Methodology. THEN she is providing each registrant with a certificate for a FREE course at the NIGS.
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.
Registration for the full weekend is just $159cdn ($125 usd). Registration for the Saturday only is just $119cdn ($93 usd)
All registrations include breakfast and lunch on Saturday, free access to Findmypast and admission to the exhibition hall.