Presentations and Workshops
Designed from case studies, an array of research topics listed below are presented to the audience in an enlightening, innovative and interactive approach. Workshops and conferences open doors to new resources, enrichment, friendship, but most importantly to self-discovery.
For further information and availability contact Lyn.
What the audience receives
Lyn’s charmingly eclectic works-in-progress include her case studies about the singing, dancing Swedish bachelor, the restless three Greek immigrants and the heartwarming story of the Yorkshire matron who owned one of Edmonton’s earliest nursing homes for polio victims. Other topics focus on immigration, military, specialty archives and libraries, working with databases, building evidence, forensic research, researching your country and city ancestors and so many more. Spiked with personal anecdotes, Lyn delivers an arsenal of tactics for sidestepping common mistakes.
Each presentation broadens the attendee's awareness to the vast amount of information available on the Internet, through libraries and archives and venturing off the paper trail. All sessions are specially prepared for the visual, auditory and tactual audience. The PowerPoint presentation is accompanied by a splendid display of how-to, specialty and historical books, plus artifacts from Lyn’s private collection to share with the genealogical enthusiast.
What you take home is a wealth of knowledge from an experienced library professional and researcher! Lyn's email—should you have any follow-up questions, plus an information package filled with new resources for your next research challenge. Laptops and tablets are welcome for note-taking. Bring your questions, your stories, your experience and share with others.
Presentations and Workshops offered by Lyn
Databases of all types have opened new avenues to the 21st century family enthusiast versus the finger scrolling through a card catalogue. Don’t settle for basic searching; improve your chances for success!
Join Lyn, and learn how to keep focused by setting goals, thinking through purposes and procedures, too writing self-instructions piloting you along your research path to success!
Learn how to navigate local and overseas library catalogues, discover print sources, take a virtual tour of a library’s electronic genealogical tools, and find out about other services public libraries can offer the genealogist
Norwegian Ole Trulsen Green had a vision as he embarked on an 1868 journey to the American Midwest. Did he (and countless emigrants like him) seek land, wealth, a woman?
Keen on researching your European ancestors, but unsure how to confront language barriers and other international obstacles? Get your virtual passport ready for a trip across two continents from Sweden to Canada.
Databases of all types have unlocked new avenues to primary source documents, images and a variety of genealogical research aids the world over to the twenty-first century family enthusiast
To build evidence, genealogists must evaluate each piece of information separately asking who furnished this information and why. Join Lyn, and learn the GPS of Information Processing.
Don’t know where to begin with your Canadian research? Unlock the uncertainties. This presentation electronically introduces you to the Library and Archive Canada (LAC) collections
Researching in heavily populated areas requires delving into civic records. Learn as Lyn shares her strategies for pinpointing urban ancestors using dominion, city and telephone directories, burgess rolls, maps and land records.
Exploring rural ancestors and the world in which they lived requires pinpointing small communities and legal land descriptions. Join Lyn as she shows you how to combine federal, provincial and municipal records to trace your kinfolk.
Whether starting an Irish genealogical library or researching your family tree, join Lyn and acquaint yourself with books, periodicals, maps and electronic resources that will help you overcome the hurdles imposed by such tragic loss