Destination CANADA

Learn about some of the many ethnic groups who immigrated to Canada, and where to find their records

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to Canada?
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Not all European emigrants chose to come to the United States. Many settled in Canada. Others made Canada a jumping off point as they headed to another New World destination. In this half-day event, representatives of the Irish, Norwegian, and Romanian genealogy groups will each present about why and how their ancestors migrated to Canada. This will be followed by insights from the Canadian Interest Group about where to look for immigration records in Canada. After the presentations, a speakers’ panel will answer questions from the audience. This session will be of interest to anyone whose ancestors spent time in Canada between the 17th and 20th centuries.
When: February 9, 2019 from 10:00 to 1:00
Where: Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
Vicki Albu has been researching her roots for almost forty years. She is especially interested in Romanian immigration to North America with a focus on the Twin Cities, and co-founded Romanian Genealogy Society where she holds the office of President. She is a past president of Dakota County Genealogical Society and a member of numerous genealogical organizations.
English       Romanian
Audrey Leonard Librarian of the Irish Genealogical Society, started her genealogy about 30 years ago. After researching her Irish ancestors (and at a point where no new information could be found), she embarked on her German ancestors. Along the way, she has developed excellent research skills that she enjoys sharing with others.
English       Gaelic
Joy Sundrum began searching her Norwegian roots about 20 years ago and has been involved with N-AGA almost as many years. Her ancestors are entirely from Norway, emigrating between 1850 and1904 from six areas in four counties. She participates in N-AGA seminars, volunteers at Norway Help mornings and tends to their library collection. She has written her family history and enjoys sharing it with relatives in the US, Canada and Norway.
English       Norwegian
John Vanek has been conducting high-level genealogical research for more than a decade, including two-and-a-half years as a professional genealogist. John has deep roots in Canada. His maternal grandfather was of fully French-Canadian heritage while his maternal grandmother had several Irish ancestors stop over in Canada on their way to the U.S. John has a master’s degree in American history and currently works as an exhibit developer for Split Rock Studios in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
English       French
To register for the conference click HERE
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Irish Genealogical Society International Norwegian-American Genealogical Association Romanian Genealogy Society Canadian Interest Group