My Bio

Kenneth G. Aitken

Local and Family History Lecturer, Instructor and Researcher

Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Telephone:(250) 490-3353




Kenneth G. Aitken is a popular genealogy speaker and educator in western Canada and the US He is Director of Student Recruitment  of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, a distance learning institution affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Ken holds a BA in Linguistics, and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of British Columbia. He has also undertaken course work in local and family history with Brigham Young University and with the University of British Columbia.

Mr. Aitken is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Ken has been a professional genealogist afor over 25 years, a genealogy librarian for over 20 years and an adult educator for more than 40 years. He is currently focusing on genealogical education.

Active in genealogical organizations for many years Ken was charter president of the Hambrook Family History Society and served for 15 years as editor of the journal of that society. With the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society he served as a branch chairman, a director and as second vice-president of the Society.

Articles by Kenneth Aitken have appeared in genealogical and family history journals and other scholarly journals in Canada, Australia, the U.S. and England.

As a lecturer, Kenneth has spoken at conferences, seminars and workshops of the National Genealogical Society, BrighamYoung University, Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, Alberta Family Histories Society, Alberta Genealogical Society, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Ontario Genealogical Society, British Columbia Genealogical society, Kamloops Family History Society, and the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society as well as to local genealogical groups in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia , Washington State and England.

Over the past two decades he has been involved in family and local history Mr. Aitken has taught classes for libraries, community colleges, church and community groups. For many years he regularly taught  local and family history classes at Regina Public Library.


3 responses to “My Bio

  1. Ken,
    Had to check out your credentials. Very impressive.
    See you soon,

  2. Hi Ken,
    I have heard so much about you, but haven’t had the opportunity to meet you yet.
    I am working at the Airdrie Public Library and we have just started a genealogy interest group on a monthly basis.
    I have been doing my own family history since the early 80s and am passionate about libraries and genealogy! (Currently working toward an MLS!)
    Will be in touch…..

  3. We are sad to report the news of Ken’s passing and invite you to send your thoughts, wishes, and condolences to the family via this blog or through email

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