Saturday, September 10, 2011

Haldimand's Volunteers

A very good write-up appears in THE CHRONICLE, a newspaper that serves the
Haldimand area of Ontario. It is entitled “Haldimand OGS thanks volunteers”

Their website is

Congratulations to all of our volunteers!

The Haldimand County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society website is

Ship’s Lists from England to Canada

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

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 and I hear that he will be one of the speakers at the OGS 2012 Conference in June 2012! The Conference website is