Glenn Wright was born and educated in Toronto, Ontario. Following graduation from the University of Toronto, he worked as a researcher for Pierre Berton before joining the Public Archives of Canada in 1875. Retired since 2006, he is a frequent speaker at family history and genealogical events and has been associated with television programs such as “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Ancestors in the Attic”.
He is the author of The Caroline and Her Passengers, 1832 (2002), Canadians at War, 1914-1919: A Research Guide to World War One Service Records (2010) and Controversy, Compromise and Celebration: The History of Canada’s National Flag (2017). Glenn has given numerous presentations at OGS conferences, Gene-o-rama, local genealogical and historical associations in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Subjects have varied from Mounted Police records, pre-1865 immigration sources, Ontario vital records and all aspects of our military history. His articles on family history and genealogical resources will be found in Families, Anglo-Celtic Roots, Family Chronicle, Legion Magazine and Ancestors.
Glenn resides in Ottawa and has a long association with the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) and served as President, 2010-2014.