June 9, 2018

Genealogy Jamboree was held at Beckwith Park, 1319 9th Line Beckwith Township

Yes there was something for everyone.

Guest Speaker Chief Kirby Whiteduck spoke on the history of the Algonquins before the arrival of the European settlers. He brought copies of his publication and sold out. More copies are available. Contact  communications@lanarkgenealogy.com for information

Thank you to all community service groups who set up their displays: Archives Lanark, Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch, the Munro Family, Linda Seccaspina, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan – Chief Kirby Whiteduck .

May 5, 2018 

Lanark County Plowman’s Association, and the plowing matches that have been held in Lanark County, and the farming families involved. Guest Speaker  Doug Sturgess  

Doug highlighted the history of Lanark County Plowman’s Association. He will give recognition to some of the families involved and what is takes to plow a start row.

April, 7, 2018

The Witch of Plum Hollow by Reenactor Elaine Farley on Who was Mother Barnes?
Elaine Farley highlighted her research about local legend Elizabeth Barnes the Witch of Plum Hollow and debunk some myths about her. Refreshments will be served.

March 3, 2018

Speaker Local Author Bud Van Alstine

Bud is the author of A Short History of South Sherbrooke and spoke on some of the short stories he has written on the area, the contributions he has made to the Van Alstine Family history book

February 3, 2018 

Barrie Crampton spoke on the excellent research tool, The Lanark County Historical Mapping Project that tells the story of the settling of the Perth Military Settlement consisting of the original townships of Bathurst, Drummond, Beckwith and the Town of Perth.  Through the use of  digital mapping technology and resurrecting original maps of the original survey of 1815, the project shows the settlement of the soldiers and settlers by individual lot, concession, names of the original and subsequent families and land owners, and telling their stories for a lasting on-line legacy on the history of the current municipalities.

December 9, 2017 

Randy Boswell  spoke on his historical finds in the old newspaper.  Randy has a wide-ranging career with the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News, where he covered city hall, had a business column, wrote a variety of feature stories, served as city editor and developed a national history beat, he became a full-time professor at Carleton University in 2012.

November 4, 2017

Irene Robillard spoke on the wealth of genealogical and historical information contained in the “Tweedmuirs of the Women’s Institute in Ontario”, her presentation also explained how to find and access these collections, both in paper and in digitized format

October 14, 2017 

Master Builders of Family History – LCGS Annual Show and Tell

 May 3rd, 2017

Randy Boswell, professor of journalism Carleton University – News, History and Memory: Rediscovering the Past in a Digital Age

April 1st, 2017

Brenda Krauter, presented her research on “The Appleby Murder”

March 4th, 2017

David Taylor presented to us his research on the subject of “ The Mills of the Tay Watershed.