CIRRICULUM VITAE, Susan D. Young Chief Executive, Bedgeburry Park Executive Assistants, Susan D. Young


Academic achievements
1974 Grad., Humanities and The Liberal Arts, West Coast College, Westminster, California

1977 Diploma, Law and Business Administration, St. Catharines College, Mason's Hall Campus, Ontario

1980 Diploma, Realty Licensing, Niagara College, Welland Vale Campus, Ontario

1988 Certification, Law Clerk (Ontario), Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Ontario

Continuing Education
Rules of Evidence, Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall, Toronto

Communication for Managers, Harvard Business School (Distance Program), Toronto

Intellectual Property Law, Harvard Business School (Distance Program), Toronto

Corporate Liability, Harvard Business School (Professional Development Distance Program), Toronto

Experience
1990 to date Chief Executive and Professional Researcher, Ancestry Solutions (formerly The Family Historian), registered Ontario business

1984 to date non-member Librarian and International Research Specialist, Family History Centre, Church of Latter-Day Saints, St. Catharines

1984-1990:

Corporate Compliance and Legal Affairs Administrator and Office of Corporate Secretary reporting to CEO, CFO, LC and Board of Directors
  •     TecSyn Inc.
  •     Omnisport International Corp.
  •     Sportec International Inc.
  •     Novastran (1986) Ltd.
  •     Omnisport GmbH
  •     Tuftbond Carpet Mills Inc.


Corporate Compliance and Legal Affairs Administrator and Office of Assistant Corporate Secretary reporting to CEO, CFO, LC and Board of Directors
  •     TecSyn Canada Limited
  •     Omisport Australia International Pty. Ltd.
  •     Omnisport International (U.K.) Ltd.
  •     Polyloom Corporation of America Corp.
  •     Poli-Twine Inc.
  •     Ozite Canada (1981) Inc.


Corporate Compliance and Legal Affairs Administrator and Office of Second Assistant Corporate Secretary reporting to CEO, CFO, LC and Board of Directors
  •     Tecsyn International Inc.


1980-1984 Law Clerk (Family and Civil Litigation), for The Honourable Judge Donald J. Taliano, formerly partner Chown, Cairns, Barristers and Solicitors, St. Catharines, Ontario

1977-1980 employed at various other law firms in Toronto and St. Catharines across broad practice areas, including conveyancing, corporate, probate and criminal law

Research Experience
1983-2011:
England Use and analysis of all forms of documentation 12,303 hours
Scotland Use and analysis of all forms of documentation 5,311 hours
Ireland Use and analysis of all forms of documentation 3,213 hours
Canada Use and analysis of all forms of documentation 6,550 hours
U.S.A. Use and analysis of all forms of documentation 2,204 hours
Italy Use and analysis of all forms of documentation 5,234 hours
Germany Use and analysis of all forms of documentation 3,215 hours
Metis (Canada) Use and analysis of original or filmed documentation
(including preparation of all necessary documentation for successful registration of native status)
2,384 hours
 
  Total hours of practical research experience 40,414 hours

Publications  (by copyright date)
  • East Kent Families Database. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian - Ancestry Solutions, c2008. Data DVD and CD-Rom.

  • Compendium of Ontario records. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian - Ancestry Solutions, c2005. ISBN:  978-1-894216-14-2.

  • Evaluate your evidence!. (The Research Process Series). St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian - Ancestry Solutions, c2004. ISBN:  978-1-894216-09-8.

  • Glossary. (The Research Process Series). St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian - Ancestry Solutions, c2004. ISBN:  978-1-894216-12-8.

  • Navigating familysearch.org (The Research Process Series). St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian - Ancestry Solutions, c2004. ISBN:  978-1-894216-13-5.

  • Organize thy records! (The Research Process Series). St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian - Ancestry Solutions, c2004. ISBN:  978-1-894216-11-1.

  • The family interview. (The Research Process Series). St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian - Ancestry Solutions, c2004. ISBN:  978-1-894216-10-4.

  • Quick research guide: England and Wales. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian, c2002. ISBN:  978-1-894216-07-4.

  • Quick research guide: Ontario, Canada. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian, c2002. ISBN:  978-1-894216-04-3.

  • Quick research guide: Scotland. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian, c2002. ISBN:  978-1-894216-08-1.

  • English records: a guide. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian, 2002, c1999. ISBN:  978-1-894216-05-0.

  • Introduction to Genealogy, 4th ed.. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian, 2003, c1997. ISBN:  978-1-894216-01-2.

  • The I.G.I. DeMystified, 4th ed.. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian, 2002, c1993. ISBN:  978-1-894216-03-6.

  • Quick research guide: Ireland. St. Catharines, Ontario: Family Historian, 2002, c1993. ISBN:  978-1-894216-02-9.


Additional Experience
Performance of services for Canada Immigration, foreign Public Trustees, probate firms and solicitors in verifying claims of entitlement to entry into Canada, citizenship in both Canada and the U.S.A. as well as entitlement to legacies and bequests, respectively.

Conducted seminars and classes regarding various aspects of genealogical research and evidence independently and for several libraries and women's groups throughout the Niagara Peninsula.


Volunteer & Charitable Activities
Since December, 2006, County Administrator and Project Co-Ordinator, Kent Online Parish Clerks (www.kent-opc.org)

Since May 1983, Family History Consultant (non-member) and European research specialist at the Family History Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints groups at St. Catharines.

Continuing Supporter, Lincoln County Humane Society, Ontario S.P.C.A., World Wildlife Federation, Red Cross

Founding member, Animal Assistance Society (registered charity), St. Catharines

Founding member, United Animal Protection Society (registered charity), St. Catharines

Founding member, Unity Metaphysical Study Group, (registered charity), St. Catharines

Past Secretary, Effingham Heritage Association, Pelham