Join the Leeds & Grenville Branch, Ontario Ancestors and the Colonel Edward Jessup Branch, United Empire Loyalists of Canada, on Monday, November 14th at 7:00 pm for an online presentation by Stuart Lyall Manson. In the presentation, titled “British North America Preserved: The 1813 Battle of Crysler’s Farm,” Stuart will focus on the context, impact, and aftermath of that important battle on the history of Canada. His PowerPoint slides associated with this presentation will be peppered with interesting images such as maps, documents, paintings, photographs and artifacts. Stuart will delve into aspects of the subject matter that are not well known to the general public.
The presentation is open to everyone, but you will need to register. Click this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvd-utrzwsH9RuQNdpsas5SA15qMDfBSXD
Stuart is a professional historian and co-owner of an Ottawa research company called Public History, which specializes in Indigenous issues. He is also the author of the book series Sacred Ground: Loyalist Cemeteries of Eastern Ontario, the first volume of which was published in 2021, and the second volume is expected in 2023. Stuart also produces the historical newsletter The King’s Colour: A Broadside of Early Upper Canada, available on his website stuartmanson.wordpress.com.
Note: There is a memorial service held to commemorate this battle at Crysler’s Farm National Historic Site on November 11th. Stuart Lyall Manson will be the guest speaker in 2022.
Leeds & Grenville Branch March 2021 Presentation
Please join us online on Monday, March 1st at 7:00 pm for a presentation from military historian Glenn Wright entitled Advance! Suggestions for Researching Our Military Ancestors in 19th Century Ontario.
Advance! is the motto of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa and in this presentation, Glenn hopes that his suggestions for researching your military ancestor in the 19th century will lead you to new discoveries. We will look at the most important resources for military events such as the War of 1812-1815, the 1837 Rebellion, the Fenian Raids, 1866-1870, the Northwest Resistance, 1885 and finally, the South African War, 1899-1902. The role and the relevant records of the Militia, the British Army in Canada and Canada’s Permanent Force will also be described.
To register for this presentation, please click here!
Glenn Wright has given numerous presentations at OGS conferences, Gene-o-Rama, local genealogical and historical associations in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Subjects have varied from Mounted Police records, pre-1865 immigration sources, Ontario vital records and all aspects of our military history.
Date: November 13, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Brockville Museum
Book cover: Too Young To Die
Dan Black, co-author of the book Too Young to Die, will speak on young soldiers of the 2nd World War.
Meeting, Monday, June 13th, 2016, 7:30 PM
Terry Findley – Ancestors with Unknown Military Service
Many people have ancestors who served in the military and their service is unknown to their descendants. Learn some tips, tricks and sources to find those ancestors and discover what they did. Featured case studies are: an ancestor who fought in the Rebellion of 1837-1838; and some relatives who fought in the First World War.
Terry Findley, BSc, MBA, a native of Ottawa, served in the Canadian military for over 36 years. A past BIFHSGO Director Programs & Conference, he has written and lectured extensively on basic and advanced genealogy research, photo restoration and tracing Irish roots. Currently he and his wife Tad publish a new magazine called Many Families.
The Brockville Rifles will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary in 2016. They are inviting the public to join them in their celebration of 150 years with the community, comrades and country. For more detailed information about their planned events for the year review the website www.thebrockvillerifles.com or write to The Brockville Rifles, 144 King Street East, Brockville ON K6V 1C2.
The City of Brockville has proclaimed 2016 the ‘Year of the Rifles’.