Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS

It all started when Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS, was a Girl Guide leader wanting the girls in her group to learn about their heritage. Why not teach them about researching their family history? To do so, Kathryn had to first learn how to research her own ancestry. That was over 18 years ago, and today, Kathryn is an author, educator, speaker and professional genealogist specializing in your ancestors in Canada. She is the owner of the Canadian-based genealogy business, Looking4Ancestors.
The author of Digging Your Canadian Roots, as well as fifteen mini-research guides featuring Canadian genealogy, Kathryn has also written articles for FamilyTree magazine, and The In-Depth Genealogist. Kathryn is the past Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, and a past Director-at- Large with the Association of Professional Genealogists. Currently, she is the Canadian virtual chat coordinator with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, as well as one of the founding partners of The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit. A native of Ontario, Canada, Kathryn continues to reside there with her family.
Canadian Research
Friday, 31 March 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
(F31) Find Your American Ancestor Using Canadian Records.  When you hit a brick wall in your research it’s time to consider your ancestor may have been in Canada. Whether your ancestors were there for a day or for many years, he/she left behind records. Learn how and where to find the Canadian records to help you fill in the missing pieces of your ancestor’s life.
3:00-5:30 p.m.
(F32-33) I’ve Got a Loyalist in the Family!?  During this workshop you will learn what is involved in researching your lineage from yourself to your American Revolutionary War Loyalist ancestor with the Dominion Genealogist of The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada. Everything you need to know about how to complete a successful UELAC certificate application will be discussed. Questions will be answered about which documents are acceptable. (NOTE: this is a 2-hour session, with a break).
7:00-8:00 p.m.
(F34) Canadian Ports of Entry: Ship Passenger Lists, Immigration Records, and Border Crossing Records.  It can be frustrating when you can’t find your ancestor's name on a ship passenger list, an immigration record or border crossing record. Using examples from the presenter’s own family history, explore reasons why our ancestors may have come to Canada. Learn strategies for where to find, and how to search, ship passenger lists, immigration records, and border crossing records.