Glenn Wright from Ottawa will be the special speaker at the Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society on the topic “Ship’s Lists from England to Canada”.
The meeting will be held September 12th at the Brockville Tabernacle (the former Shrine Hall) on the Second Concession at 7:30 pm. Their website is at http://www.leedsandgrenvillegenealogy.com/meetings.html
Glenn says that ''Our ancestors packed a lot into a single suitcase - the future of an entire family. They left behind everything they knew and traveled thousands of miles across the ocean to a land they had never seen. Two men came for every woman, and more than 4,000 ships brought them here. They came for all reasons – to own their first piece of land, to find gold, to escape poverty and to discover a new life”.
If you can make the meeting, please do so - it would be very educational, and informative.
Glen will also be at Vankleek Hill at their Family History Fair Day on October the 1st http://www.vankleek.ca/PDFs/famhistory2011.pdf and I hear that he will be one of the speakers at the OGS 2012 Conference in June 2012! The Conference website is http://www.ogs.on.ca/seminar/conference2012.php