Introducing Cheryl Levy, PLCGS

Cheryl Levy, PLCGS is one of our Directors of Canadian Studies. Cheryl has been with IIGS since 2010 when she began working on her Canadian Records Certificate. 

Hooked on genealogy since she was 17, Cheryl has continued researching her family history and gathering family stories for several decades.

Cheryl wears many hats with IIGS. She began by volunteering to monitor our social media accounts, then quickly moved into writing our blog posts, and moderating the GenealogyWise Social Network. Cheryl is a mentor for our Analysis and Skills students, hosts several monthly Virtual Meetings, and assists with our Graduation Ceremonies. Cheryl happily shares her vast genealogical knowledge whenever a question comes up. She is a valued member of the IIGS team.

Cheryl gives presentations and talks to various genealogical societies in her local area. These presentations range from how to begin genealogical research to collect family stories to specific topics such as military conflicts and transcribing old documents (palaeography).

Of the many IIGS course she has taken, Cheryl says that Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters - Tracing Women is her favourite.

She is currently taking Research: Mayflower Ancestors and is hosting the quarterly Virtual Meetings for this course. Cheryl’s research has revealed that she has two Mayflower ancestors! 

When she’s not immersed in studying or teaching genealogy, you’ll find Cheryl spending time with her family, reading or planning her next research trip. She loves butterflies and collects Christmas Angels for her tree. Each angel has a story, or a memory attached to it.

Fun Facts about Cheryl:

She is known as a “Cold War Kid” and lived outside of Paris, France when her father was posted there in the military during the 1950s. She still remembers doing Bomb Drills in school!

Cheryl has camped overnight in the famous Sherwood Forest and has explored the French Riviera.

Her bucket list includes sleeping in a castle in Scotland!

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