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Veterans of Dutton Dunwich Histories Wanted

Posted on April 10, 2024

The West Elgin Genealogical & Historical Committee is compiling a new book with photographs, documents and histories of all veterans from the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich who served during The […]

Podcast Episode 48 – Christmas in the 1920’s

Posted on December 28, 2022

It’s that wonderful time of year again, where we spread the historic Christmas cheer! It’s our Roaring Twenties Christmas episode.  While we are largely going to focus on the 1920s […]

Podcast Episode 24 – Red River Downfall

Posted on January 25, 2022

Today’s episode is about the Selkirk Settlers -A group of Scottish Highlanders who arrived at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Manitoba, led by Lord Selkirk and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transcription Tuesday XX: True friendship

Posted on October 12, 2021

Ariana Malthaner One of the most challenging aspects of transcription is a hand that is mostly readable, but with a few key words indistinguishable. There is hardly anything more frustrating […]

Transcription Tuesday XVIII: Lines on Mrs Fawkes

Posted on September 28, 2021

Ariana Malthaner This week’s transcription is from the autograph book of Jennie Dyke who, at this point, had become Jennie Fawkes. This is one of the most faded of the […]