Grant Karcich has been a past director of the of the Ontario Archaeological Society, the Oshawa Public Library and Heritage Oshawa.
He has been an administrator of several special and public libraries in Canada and the U.S. and he has advanced degrees in
anthropology and information studies from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) and the University of Western Ontario. He also
holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. In addition, Grant has an avocational archaeology license from the
province of Ontario and has worked on historic sites such as Fort Rouillé in Toronto, and to prehistoric sites from southwestern
Ontario to Virginia. He studied and practiced ancient DNA extraction of Indigenous populations in North America and is knowledgeable
in forensic osteology.
He is the author of six books in archaeology, local history, and genealogy and has published articles in: Arch Notes, Families,
Devil's Artisan, Ontario Professional Surveyor, and Database Canada.