Showing posts with label Eastern Ontario. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eastern Ontario. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

British Home Child Day

British Home Child Day will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Brockville Museum, 5 Henry Street, Brockville, Ontario. 

There will be lectures, displays, open mike sessions where participants can tell the story of their Home Child, along with other events. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation. 

The morning program will repeat in the afternoon. There are on site lectures with side Cemetery tour to see the monument to the Fairknowe children buried in the Old Brockville Cemetery and an outside look at Farirknowe 

The agenda is as follows - 

9 –10 am Lecture Genealogical Resources / Cemetery Tour 

10 – 10:30 Open Mike 

10:30 –11:30 Lecture: William Quarrier Children / Fairknowe

11:30 – noon Open Mike

1:30 –2:30 pm Lecture Genealogical Resources / Cemetery Tour

2:30 –3 Open Mike

3 – 4 Lecture: William Quarrier Children / Fairknowe

So, if you are in the Brockville area, you are invited to go to the British Home Child Day.


The Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) has a group called the British Home Children

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) has a Home Children site (complete with indexes) and is at is at

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Celebrate War of 1812 in Eastern Ontario

If you go to, you will come across the St. Lawrence War of 1812: Bicentennial Alliance.

There were military actions at Gananoque and Clayton, Brockville and Morristown, Prescott on the Ontario side, and at Ogdensburg on the American side. There were naval bases at Kingston in Ontario, and Sackets Harbor across the St. Lawrence in Upper New York State.

From October 1813 to February 1814, two major battles were fought at Châteauguay River in October and Crysler’s Farm in November.

There is a newsletter called "News From the Front," plus a blog which carries stories about the War of 1812 along both sides on Lake Ontario.

If you belong to a group of The St. Lawrence War of 1812 Alliance, or would like to start a group, you can have have your own page at

There are numerous forums on the site, plus a 1812 Related Events page which will tell you of the events which will take place close to home to those of us who live in the Ottawa area. They look very exciting, so make your plans to attend.

For the address for the 1812 Events, go to

They also have a Facebook Page at

For more websites, you can go to -

For Wellington in the War of 1812: Guarding the St. Lawrence

War Along the Upper St. Lawrence and the Canadian Regiment, 1812-1814

The War of 1812: St. Lawrence Google Maps

The Google Map highlights the various battles that took place around Eastern Ontario, Upper New York State, and Vermont.