The Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society regrets to announce the passing of former Branch Chair and former OGS President David Mackenzie on Thursday, October 4th in Brockville, Ontario. David’s contributions to family history in Leeds and Grenville and Ontario will be honoured for years to come. Our condolences go out to David’s family.
Our upcoming meetings are now listed on the Calendar. You’ll also see the meetings listed under ‘Upcoming Events’ at the right side of page.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada / Acc. No. 1991-12-46 / Gift of Joan and W. Ross Murray, Whitby, Ontario.
Merry Christmas from Leeds and Grenville Branch. Our Archives will be closed December 23rd to January 1st inclusive, due to the closure of The Brockville Museum during that time. We will be open for visitors on January 1st, 2018 during the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee from noon until 2 pm.
We wish you all the blessings of the holiday season, and a happy, healthy and successful New Year! Enjoy time with family and friends, and make some family history memories to cherish!
DATE: Monday, December 11th
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Brockville Museum
Library and Archives Canada, acc no 1957-101
Presenter Peggy Stewart will talk about Daniel McKenzie, a Wintering Partner of the North West Company, whose grave is located in Blue Church Cemetery in Augusta Township. Mr. McKenzie was imprisoned at Fort William by Lord Selkirk in 1816. He subsequently successfully sued Lord Selkirk. Mr. McKenzie’s life is an interesting story, connected with fur trader and cartographer Peter Pond and with Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the namesake of Canada’s Mackenzie River. Ms. Stewart is a descendant of this notable Canadian.
Come and join us at 7:30 pm on Mon. Dec. 11th at the Brockville Museum to hear about this fascinating character.