- experienced genealogist, working on my own family history for over 20 years
- a graduate of the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Canadian Certificate Programmes in Genealogical Studies, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
- author and instructor of "Canadian Immigration" - a course offered by the National Institute of Genealogical Studies
- member of Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston, Toronto and Kawartha Branches
- member of British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHISGO)
- successfully proved my United Empire Loyalist lineage, identifying a previously undocumented daughter.
- author of the recently published book Don't Forget to Write - a look at the Canadian YMCA through historical postcards