More About Ian Hadden

I was born, raised, and educated in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My wife, Ellen, and I currently live in Pickering, Ontario, which is located just east of Toronto.

As a young man, I was puzzled and curious about my family's roots. I knew my family origins were Scottish on my father's side and Irish on my mother's. All of the Hadden families listed in the Toronto telephone directory were related to my family but what of other family members, particularly those left behind in ancestral lands? I knew that all families have a story to tell but I didn't know mine. And so began my now 30-plus year quest to discover my roots.

I have discovered acts of heroism, struggles through tough times and tragedies, and the occasionally 'skeleton in the closet.' I have expanded my research to include the richness of my wife's family history and discovered along the way ancestral connections between us that continue to amaze.

I am a member of the Ontario (Canada) Genealogical Society, the Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Ontario (Canada) Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Genealogy is not a hobby - it is a passion!

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