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Once you finish the big commercial websites for researching your family history, it’s time to dig into the Canadiana and Héritage websites. These free websites contain a wealth of information, books, newspapers, government records, and more for researching your Canadian ancestors.

  •  What is Canadiana? Over 41 million pages of primary source documents, including Serials (Periodicals, Annuals and Newspapers), Monographs and Government Publications.
  • The Héritage Project is a collection of 60 million pages of primary source documents dating from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, making some of Canada’s most popular archival collections available.
  • This webinar prepares you for visiting these websites.
  • Learn the keywords to use in your search terms and what to search for.
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Kathryn Lake Hogan

Dive deep into the rich history of your Canadian family history with professional genealogist Kathryn Lake Hogan. She is the visionary and owner of her genealogy business, Looking4Ancestors.

Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, Kathryn’s lineage includes a mixture of Canadian, Loyalist and New England branches and roots connecting her to England and Wales. But her passion doesn’t stop at her own genealogy; Kathryn’s mission is to help others discover their Canadian ancestral connections. Kathryn’s dynamic presentations, ranging from society meetings to genealogical research institutes in Canada and the United States, have earned her a reputation as one of the leading voices in Canadian genealogy. Whether you’ve attended one of her sessions or tuned into her “Genealogy with a Canadian Twist” webinars, you’ve likely felt the excitement of Kathryn’s dedication.

Kathryn’s commitment goes beyond her business. She believes in nurturing and growing the genealogy community. Having served in leadership roles for notable organizations such as Ontario Ancestors, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, she continues to champion greater accessibility, inclusivity, and diversity in family history.