Tammy and I got together in July and were talking about genealogy, one of our most favorite topics of course!
We are true believers that getting together with like-minded individuals and networking is absolutely the best way to learn the most about genealogy.
We talked about the possibility of a genealogy day. Next thing you know, we had it all planned in two hours.
Then the work began!
Shannon Switzer Cherkowski has been extremely involved in genealogy since 2000. Shannon joined The Recents website http://www.albertagenealogy-research.ca/ and provides research assistance to people around the world who need to obtain genealogical information from the Edmonton area. Shannon excels in adoption related genealogy searches helping to bring closure to people involved in the adoption triangle. A member and active volunteer of the Alberta Genealogical Society, she has co-chaired two previous successful 2-day conferences. Shannon hosts the Family Tree Trackers group held the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Strathcona County Library, which is now going into its 5th year. Shannon also provides genealogy presentations.
Tammy Lough has been studying with the National Institute of Genealogical Studies since 2011 and is near completion of her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) for England and Canada. Tammy has been helping people worldwide with their genealogy research and has recently joined Shannon's Research Services as an associate. Tammy is a volunteer at the Strathcona County Library in Sherwood Park as "Genealogist in the House" - a one on one assistance program to those needing help with their genealogy and is an active attendee at Family Tree Trackers
As you may notice, we are two active individuals!
It is our delight to announce that Shannon's Research Services and Shannon's Genealogy Friends on Facebook are co-sponsoring the Genealogy in the Park event featuring Dave Obee to be held at Wye Community Hall in Sherwood Park, Alberta on November 7, 2015. See posts for further details.