A Little Technology Goes A Long Way

Building on her mother’s genealogical research, supplemented by archaeological artifacts discovered by her father and brothers on the farm, deeds written on vellum, two-hundred-year-old land registry records, her grandparents’ love letters and detailed financial records, Kae constructed a fascinating tale of the various peoples and many families who lived on this land. 

Keeping track of all her research was a formidable task. Fortunately, as a professional librarianKae had many tools and techniques at her disposal. But after her retirement, her access to expensive sophisticated technology was limited.  The tools she used had to be simple and easily available.  

Her presentation will share the techniques which worked as well as the ones that did not, and why. 

More about Kae

Kae Elgie is the President, Architectural Conservancy Ontario where she puts her interest in heritage and passion for making it accessible to others into practise. Her pre-retirement work as Manager, Information Technology for Region of Waterloo Library and her ongoing learning about how data is organized greatly help her family history and genealogy research work. Kae is a member of the Kent County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

Author’s rural roots inform epic tale

May 2018 Presentation to Kent Branch OGS

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