About Linda


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Linda J. Hauley is a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Studies (www.genealogicalstudies.com) through the Continuing Education Program, University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada obtaining her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical NIGS LOGOStudies, PLCGS, in Methodology, English and Canadian studies (over 100 courses); however, she has been involved in researching her own family history for more than 40 years.  She has also received a basic certificate in German studies and has pursued alternate genealogical educational courses through the National Genealogical Society in the US and Pharos Tutors in London, England, to round out her qualifications.

Education is an ongoing requirement of Genealogical Research.  Linda's focus will be on learning more about the repositories available in the United States and completion of her Certificates in US studies.  As there are always more and more records becoming available and knowing where one can access them and what they are able to reveal is a top priority for a Professional Genealogist & Family Researcher. GOONS LOGO

During the research on her own family, Linda started collecting all records of her maiden surname, Vodden and its variants, subsequently becoming a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and The Surname Society, both of which support studies in individual surnames.  

Linda is a member of the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (OCAPG), a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society as well as other societies and groups that can help her in doing research for you.  Her fascination with establishing positive identification of family lines in her one-name study has prompted membership in FamilyTreeDNA.

As part of her research into DNA, Linda made some unusual discoveries to do with her father's ancestry which is outlined in her blog: tracemyancestree.blogspot.com.


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