Mags Gaulden

1419 Lepage Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8M8

Business Phone: 613-714-0788

Contact between 9AM to 5PM Eastern


  • Mags is a Professional Genealogist specializing in Genetic Genealogy
  • McElmoyle DNA Project Administrator
  • Leader Dunnahoo Name Study
  • Leader McElmoyle Name Study
  • Leader Templeton Name Study
  • Leader of the WikiTree DNA Project
  • DNA Support for the WikiTree Adoptions Angels Project
  • Leader of the WikiTree British Home Children Project
  • Leader of the WikiTree First Peoples Project
  • Leader of the WikiTree Native American Project
  • Leader of the WikiTree Ontario Project
  • Leader of the WikiTree United Empire Loyalist Project
  • Leader of the WikiTree US Southern Colonies Project

  • Lectures:

  • RootsTech 2015 Demo Stage - WikiTree
  • RootsTech 2017 Demo Stage - WikiTree
  • WikiTree and Surname Studies, Slides from the Febraury 2016 presentation giving to The Surname Society.
  • WikiTree and Family Search, June 2016 presentation given at the Ottawa Stake Centre – Voices from the Dust – Ottawa’s RootsTech.
  • Swab-A-Thon, August 2016, Ottawa Ontario - Event to answer questions and get people to DNA test.

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Requires Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Will Supply Masters for Handouts
  • Will Develop and tailor (to event or organization) New Lectures when Requested
  • Is not limited by Location or travel

  • Previous Engagements:

  • Breakfast with Public Historians, Building a History Business”, Panel discussion, University of Ottawa,March 6, 2017

  • Bio:

    Mags is a Professional Genealogist specializing in Genetic Genealogy as a founder of Grandma’s Genes in Ottawa. Growing up in a family full of family historians, Mags was primed to become a Genealogist. After earning her Bachelors Degree from Columbia College, she began to work her own Genealogy as a “hobby”. This 16 year (30 year including breaks) “hobby” eventually lead her to a Leader role with WikiTree where she currently leads the The DNA Project, The US Southern Colonies Project, The United Empire Loyalist Project, The First Peoples Project (Indigenous and aboriginal peoples worldwide) and the British Home Children Project. She also leads the Templeton and McElmoyle One Name Studies and the McElmoyle DNA Project. In her own words… They have been at a great feast of languages and stolen the scraps.’ – William Shakespeare. My favorite quote, >ever. If I were a color I would be cobalt blue. In tense situations I try to diffuse the tenseness with humor (sometimes this approach works, sometimes not). When it rains I feel calm and restive. When it snows I am an ecstatic child expecting a snow day (living in Canada I am ecstatic often). I am happiest when I am doing something, anything, outdoors. People in my family have had names like Goolie and Nimrod (the last one handed down for generations). I thrive when I am helpful to others. I thrive when I am problem solving. I am a Carolinian at my core and I am deeply rooted in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains where I grew-up. If you cut me I would bleed the sound of bluegrass music.”

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