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TGP 6: Kathryn Lake Hogan – The Canadian Genealogist

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Kathryn Lake Hogan

Kathryn Lake Hogan

Kathryn Lake Hogan is the professional genealogist, author and educator behind LOOKING4ANCESTORS, the research business she started in 2007.

A graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Studies where she studied Canadian and English genealogy, Kathryn has earned the Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies. She has completed the ProGen Study Group, and has attended the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research annually since 2011.

Starting with her own family history research over 10 years ago, Kathryn has not only made genealogy her passion, she has also committed herself to helping others discover the joys of family history and how to locate their own ancestors.

Digging Your Canadian Roots by Kathryn Lake Hogan

Kathryn enjoys speaking both nationally and internationally at local, and provincial/state societies, and regional conferences. Her webinars featuring Canadian family history topics appeal to family historians from around the world.

Kathryn is the author of Digging Your Canadian Roots, as well as having written fifteen guides featuring Canadian research topics for Legacy Family Tree.

Giving back to the genealogy community is important to Kathryn. She was the branch genealogist for the Bicentennial Branch of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada for six years. Currently, she is involved with the Ontario Genealogical Society as a member and as the webinar coordinator.

You can check out Kathryn’s website at: www.looking4ancestors.com or follow her on Twitter: @Look4Ancestors.

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Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide by Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee

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  1. The thing most unique to me is, the fact that all four of my ancestor surnames came over during the 10 year span(1630-1640) called “The Great Migration.” The Stearns and Fletcher families settled in the Watertown/Concord Massachusetts area during the 1630’s and migrated north into New Hampshire settling several of the border towns Dunstable/Merrimack/Amherst/Milford moving to West/central part of the state around New London/ Goffstown areas. The Chase and Nelson lines settled the Newbury Massachusetss/ Hampton New Hampshire areas during the 1640’s and removed to the same West/Central towns. They all were either early proprietors or surveyors of roads. The long line of farmers forms my direct line. They were part of the Grange and Masons Societies from their early years. I have lived in the greater Boston Massachusetts area, the New Hampshire seacoast and the rural areas of New Hampshire, that my ancestors help settle. This gives me a unique view of the different cultures these communities have become.

  2. That’s quite a heritage you have June! I have often wondered what it would be like to live in the same place as my ancestors.

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