Derek Hopkins is a retired engineer, with hobbies of genealogy, computers and photography. He is a Vice-President of the Quebec Family History Society (QFHS), a board member of QAHN. and a member of the Society of Genealogists (SOG) of London, England, and the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO).
Educated at Loughborough College of Technology (University) in England, Derek Hopkins is the co-author of a number of indexes to church and cemetery records. for Quebec, and author of an index to Abney Park Cemetery in Hackney, London, England.