I am very happy to announce that Jen Baldwin, genealogist, researcher and social media specialist, will be our 5th Kitchener Public Library Genealogy Fair keynote speaker! Jen has been involved in professional genealogy since 2010, specializing in Western United States, gold rush history, and fraternal societies. She is the host of the popular bi-weekly #genchat on Twitter, which brings genealogists from across several continents together for a fun-filled hour of genealogy topics, ideas and collaboration. Jen is currently the Data Licensing Manager, North America for Findmypast. She also lectures, writes, and consults on a variety of genealogy and social media related topics, and was part of the research team for Genealogy Roadshow, season two, on PBS. As a founding member and Outreach Coordinator of the NextGen Genealogy Network, Jen works to build connections and fosters engagement among young genealogists around the world.
Remember to mark your calendars for the KPL Genealogy Fair being held on Saturday 5 November 2016 at the Central Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener!
Applications for speakers, exhibitors and vendor will be going out in early March. If you would like to receive an application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get one to you!
Hope to see you there!