About Us

Mags Gaulden, BA, APG

About us? 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, MagMags Gaulden, BA, APGs 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.”    Eunices Childhood friend?

Memberships and projects…

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