Sunday, October 16, 2016

October meeting at Knarsboro Hall now known as May Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

The May Funeral Home  in Markdale was built by Dr. Thomas Sproule in 1883. He was a medical doctor and entrepreneur who turned to politics and was first elected as a Conservative MP for Grey East in 1878. He fell in love with Mary Alice Flesher and had this beautiful Italianate home built for her that he called Knarsboro Hall. Come and learn more about the history of this marvelous building and Dr. Thomas Simpson Sproule.
Location: 63 Main Street East, Markdale

If the meeting has to be changed due to a funeral, the blog and Facebook will be updated. An email will be sent to our mailing list. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

British Home Children - September meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Lori Oschefski is a Genealogical Researcher and Advocate whose work is recognized world wide. In December of 2012, Lori founded the first national organization in Canada for the British Home Children, British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association. (BHCARA) Ms. Oschefski became involved with the Home Children when, in 2010, her mother, at the age of eighty six, revealed that she had been adopted. Ms. Oschefski soon discovered that her mother was, in fact, a Child Migrant of the Salvation Army brought to Canada in 1924. Many children were brought to Grey County by Dr. Bernardo.

Location: Grey Roots, 102599 Grey Road 18, R. R. #4, Owen Sound

Everyone is welcome to come learn more about the British Home Children.