The Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society was saddened to learn of the passing of David Mackenzie on Thursday, October 4th in Brockville, Ontario. David was a former Branch Chair and former President of the Society. 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 Monday, December 24th, re-opening Wednesday January 3rd, due to the closure of The Brockville Museum during that time.
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.