Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Historical records, genetic analysis, and other records are helpful in obtaining information about a family. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives.
About our Genealogist:
Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in the Scottish records. She began researching her family history following the death of her mother and grandmother who were the storytellers of the family. Christine's mother was one of 21 children and although Christine and her parents emigrated to Canada when Christine was quite young, she grew up immersed in Scottish culture. Every summer saw family visiting from Scotland. Her home was the gathering place for fun, card games, parties, celebrations and Hogmanay. Christine was completely immersed in Scottish culture as her parents were keen to maintain as much of their heritage as they could.
Christine's foray into genealogy was putting together a family history book, a record of her grandfather's 349 descendants. This has become a treasured heirloom in the family. She also edited a family newsletter for 11 years to keep the family connected throughout the world.
When not organizing genealogy research tours to Scotland, Christine lectures on Scottish genealogy, hosts webinars, authors blogs and articles. She also writes and instructs courses on Scottish genealogy.
Christine is the editor for British Connections, a quarterly newsletter for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. She authored Moorshead Magazine's Special, "Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry" Issue which was published in May 2017.
Along with her business partner, Kathryn Lake Hogan, Christine is one of the co-founders of the Great Canadian Genealogy Summit, Canada's first national genelaogy conference and one that features all Canadian Speakers.