Friday, October 23, 2015


21-23 OCTOBER 2016 | Courtyard by Marriott Brampton 

Derived out of a passion for family history, three Canadian genealogists banded together to develop a conference structure which has a mission to promote Canadian genealogists by providing them a platform to showcase their talents as well as share their knowledge and passion for genealogy with others.

Those three Canadian genealogists are:

Christine Woodcock of Genealogy Tours of Scotland

Kathryn Lake Hogan of Looking4Ancestors, and Dominion Genealogist, UELAC

Mike Quackenbush, professional genealogist specializing in English and Canadian research

The summit will feature five research tracks of interest to Canadian family history researchers: Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian. Other options include a pre-summit day at the Archives of Ontario and a Loyalist workshop with the Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada.

Opening Keynote Speaker is Jennifer Debruin, author of the soon to be published book Daughter of Conflict.  
With deep ancestral roots in New France/Quebec, Upper Canada/Ontario, and colonial America, Jennifer is interested in exploring the human story within this rich history. Combining her passion and experience in writing, education, history, and genealogy, she writes fact-based historical fiction.

In addition to Christine, Kathryn and Mike, session speakers will feature:
Ruth Blair, PLCGS of Blair Archival Research. Ruth is a Canadian professional genealogist specializing in Irish research.

Louise St. Denis, PLCGS is the Director of the National Institute for Genealogical Research. Louise is home-grown French-Canadian and specializes in genealogical methodology and French-Canadian research.

Closing Keynote Speaker is
 The Armchair Genealogist. Lynn is a popular blogger, writer and author known for her passion for writing and sharing family history through stories.

All the details about The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit can be found at