We need you!

We need someone to be our Treasurer and someone to be Membership person in 2022. Must be member of our Branch and be willing to use OGS Email system to keep information secure. We have approximately 5 Council meetings a year which can be attended via Zoom when needed. Treasurer would need to go to our bank in Huron Co and make deposits, write out cheques and get them co-signed, pay bills, make draft budgets and submit accounting to OGS […]

Wanted – stories of Dutch immigration to SW Ontario

We are compiling stories of those of Dutch heritage coming to SW Ontario, especially Huron Co.  They can be half a page to 30 pages. Please submit by 31 Dec 2021. Stories describing…life in the Netherlands, deciding when and where to immigrate, the trip to Ontario, challenges faced here, how they coped, and how they have maintained their culture, etc Please submit any stories, comments or questions to Deb McAuslan at huronchair@ogs.on.ca or P.O.Box 1559, Clinton, ON  N0M 1L0.  Huron Branch, […]

Dutch Roots?

Post WWII saw a significant immigration of people from the Netherlands to Huron Co (and SW Ontario) and their contributions to Huron are well known. We are pleased to have a webinar on 8th of January 2022 for those searching their Dutch roots in the Netherlands!

Treaty people

On July 10, 1827 Upper Canada Treaties signed Treaty #29 with Wawanosh, Osawip, Shashawinibisie, Puninince, Negig, Cheebican, Mukatwokijigo, Mshikinaibik, Animikince, Peetawtick, Shawanipinisse, Saganash, Anottowin, Penessiwagum, Shaioukima, Chekateyan, Mokeetchiwan and Quaikeegon, Chiefs and Principal Men of that part of the Chippewa Nation. In 1836 Treaty #45 1/2 was signed with the Saukin peoples. To read more https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1370372152585/1581293792285#ucls21

German settlement in Hay Township and area

We are looking for someone who can present on the German settlements in Huron County. Are you well versed in how and why these groups came to Huron County? Do you know someone who is? Please contact huronchair@ogs.on.ca

The Attawandaron: Huron’s First People by David Yates

Under resources – County History – read David Yates article on the early Indigenous people of Huron County area, read a pdf “Great Lakes Aboriginal History in Cultural Context” by Darlene Johnston, and find a link to the Treaties active in Huron Co.