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Calendar Event
Event Date:
May 10/2023
Genealogy on Zoom

Start Time:
07:00 PM
End Time:
08:30 PM

Join us in welcoming genealogist, Kendra Gaede.

The long journey to a new home – Canadian Immigration documents for the family historian

Immigration records are well worth researching as they provide a wide variety of genealogical data for the family historian. Using ship’s manifests, land grants and supporting documents such as newspaper articles and census data, it is possible to paint a picture of our immigrant ancestors as they forged a new life in Canada.

Discussing the principles of Genealogical Proof Standard, Ms. Gaede will walk family historians through the process of locating and identifying key immigration documents from Library and Archives Canada and important regional archival centres then explain how to interpret these records once acquired. She will also discuss specialized collections like the Canadian National Railway Settlement Association’s colonist reports, which might help amateur genealogists discover further details and photographs of loved ones and their homesteads in Canada.

Presenter Bio

Kendra Gaede, PLCGS, BJ, BFA

Born in Alberta and educated in Saskatchewan, Kendra Gaede is a genealogist, writer and former journalist, living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kendra is a member of the Manitoba Genealogical Society’s Research Committee, and the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is particularly interested in Western Canadian genealogy and immigration, as well as Canadian and Commonwealth Military history/records. She has a passion for archives, databases, historical photographs, and oral histories.

For more information, please visit or contact her at   

What: Canadian Immigration Records

Where: Genealogy on Zoom

When: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 @ 7 pm

Fee: FREE for Genealogy Club Members

$10.00 for non-members

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