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Brian W Hutchison

GEN-FIND Research Associates, Inc.

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As Chairman and C.E.O. of GEN-FIND Research Associates Inc., an international research & consulting company dealing with family history and forensic genealogy for a multitude of personal and corporate clients. Mr. Hutchison is a professional forensic genealogist with an action-oriented focus of over forty years of related experience. Familiar with extensive project & task management, Brian has a solid education history: a university graduate, professional accountant, postgraduate work in paralegal studies & Canadian history, genealogical certificate course-work (BYU) and a past Certified Genealogist with BCG. Brian remains active as a lecturer, teacher, and author of numerous manuscripts. Brian travels extensively for clients and has worked in numerous provincial/state and regional repositories throughout Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland. He also works frequently at the National Archives at Ottawa, the National Archives of Ireland at Dublin, the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. As a specialist in genealogical research for Scotland, Ireland, and Canada his interests are primarily in these areas with particular emphasis on research methodologies for successful contemporary investigations on forensic & heir searches. He has consulted extensively on complex pedigree developments for personal and corporate clients. Author of a myriad of publications treatises on genealogical research issues, genealogical how-to manuals, tomes on established genealogical pedigrees - he is also past Irish Department Head for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies thru the University of Toronto. Long-established in his fields of research, Brian has lectured extensively at many local/regional/international genealogical seminars & conferences and is a well-known Canadian philanthropist & advocate for genealogical, health, and wildlife causes. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and granted armorial bearings by the Chief Herald of Canada in 1994 & 2001 for his social contributions. To remain current on standards & practices, he is active with organizations such as the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and many other international genealogical bodies. He has been a long-time member of numerous genealogical societies worldwide and has served on many executive committees & board directorships over the past three decades. Please consult GEN-FIND website for additional information on services and products available thru this firm.

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Academic Degrees:
B.Comm. (Accounting and Finance) ; CPA CMA (Management Accounting)

Professional Learning
BYU Certificate - British

Research Specialty:
Adoption ; Emigration & Immigration ; Fur Trade ; Gold Rush ; Heraldry (coats of arms) ; Migration ; Heir Searcher ; Neighborhood Reconstruction ; Scots-Irish ; First Nations (Canada) ; Forensic

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century ; 21st Century

Geographic Specialty:
Australia ; Austria-Hungary ; British Isles ; Ireland ; Latin America ; New Zealand ; Sweden ; Ukraine ; Scandinavia ; Eastern Europe ; Canada - All ; Japan

Service Categories:
Bookseller ; Technology ; Instructor ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Project Management ; Author/Writer

Accepts Clients:

#101 - 5170 Dunster Road, Suite #521
Postal Code:
V9T 6M4
Day Phone:
(250) 390-1766
(250) 390-1787
Web Site:

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