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Weekend Highlights – January 1 & 2

Posted on December 30, 2021

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great Holiday! Due to the rising numbers in Covid-19 cases in the county not a whole lot of events are going on this […]

Podcast Episode 22 – 1861/1871 Agricultural Census

Posted on December 29, 2021

I thought it would be interesting to follow the Leslie Patterson family and the Andrew Backus family through the census records to watch a developing farm from the earliest records through to the 1871 census.      Information […]

Weekend Highlights – December 25 & 26

Posted on December 23, 2021

Weekend Highlights is back! Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates! We hope everyone stays safe during the holidays and has a wonderful time with family. Remember to follow your local […]

Podcast Episode 21-Christmas in the 1850’s

Posted on December 22, 2021

In the 1850’s, the majority of people living in our area were of Irish, Scottish, English origins or had come here after living in the United States first.  Their Christmas traditions would […]

Weekend Highlights December 18 & 19

Posted on December 16, 2021

Welcome back! Are you ready for Christmas? Only 9 day away!!! For some this weekend might be full of last minute shopping, we’ve all been there before. But if you’ve […]

Weekend Highlights December 11 & 12

Posted on December 9, 2021

Welcome back to another post of Weekend Highlights! Boy does this weekend have a lot in store! Let’s jump straight into what the community of Elgin County has for you […]

Podcast Episode 19- George Henry Backus

Posted on December 8, 2021

The information in this podcast is compiled from old documents, letters, and telegrams kept and labelled by Ruth Gilbert, foster sister of George Henry Backus.   George Henry Backus, also known as […]

Weekend Highlights- December 4 & 5

Posted on December 2, 2021

Welcome back to Weekend Highlights! With Christmas fast approaching, expect a lot of festive activities the next couple of weeks. Let’s jump straight into what this weekend has to offer! […]