Debra McAuslan

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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 [email protected] 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

Searchable Name index is here!

We now have a Master Name Index for Huron County in Resources tab! We have started with over 100,000 names in our cemetery indexes. This is just the beginning. We have had volunteers working on indexing the church records on our Huron Member’s site and those indexes will be added in a few months. We hope to add the indexes from the older local histories by the fall. This will be an ongoing project! If you have some time to […]