The Guild Conference welcomes Peggy Chapman Posted 11 March 2017 by Julie Goucher Peggy has researched family history for more than twenty years becoming progressively more involved as time went by, and now culminating in the joys of more time for genealogy due to retirement two years ago. After more than forty courses successfully completed over time, she will finish spring 2017 studies through the National institute of Genealogical Studies in Canadian Records with the designation of PLCGS. She has already completed the Advanced Certificate in Methodological Studies. Peggy has conducted workshops in topics ranging from Making the Most of Online Services, Introduction to Genetic Genealogy, Atlantic Canada Genealogical resources, Strategies for Brickwall Busting and of course, Surname and One-name Studies on behalf of the Guild. She finds great satisfaction in assisting beginning researchers to learn strategies for independent research. A diverse educational and work background (some might say a lack of focus!) includes a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Sociology, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies and all seems to finally come together in her current genealogical activities. In Peggy’s one-name study, with origins in the Channel Islands, family reconstruction and social history are the primary attractions. Waves of Migration: Landing on the Shores of Canada and United States As your one-name study travels the world, chances are good that at some point your surname will land on the shores of North America. Peggy and Tessa will identify the ports in two of the largest countries in North America and explore the resources and records that will assist you as you extend your one-name study to North America. Peggy will be delivering a pre-recorded presentation at the Guild of One-Name Studies conference on Sunday 2nd April 2017 with Tessa Keough. Non-members are welcome and booking is currently still open. Presentations will be available to Guild members after the event.