As a young man, I was puzzled and curious about my family’s roots. I knew my family origins were Scottish on my father’s side and Irish on my mother’s. All of the Hadden families listed in the Toronto telephone directory were related to my family but what of other family members, particularly those left behind in ancestral lands? I knew that all families have a story to tell but I didn’t know mine. And so began my now 35-plus year quest to discover my roots.
I am a professional genealogist, and a member of the Ontario (Canada) Genealogical Society, the Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, in addition to being a former member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Ontario (Canada) Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Genealogy is not a hobby – it is a passion!
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