About the Author

Leslie Van Gorkom
Blurbarian Since December 2012
Name Leslie Van Gorkom
Location Chemainus, B.C., Canada
My Occupation Retired
My Bio Born in San Francisco, CA. I came to Canada with my husband in 1969. I had no idea I was actually at least as connected to one country as the other! My interest in family history began when my 70 year old father asked me to try and find cousins he knew lived in B.C.
Joining a genealogical society I sleuthed until I found my roots...and have accumulated many new cousins that have become friends.
I have always wanted to share my findings, thus book form became my mode of choice.
I am now retired and have dedicated my time to sifting through all the long years of research to distil into story. I hope others will also be interested in times and places past.