Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tunney's Shantytown Presentation at the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

Good morning!
I am pleased to announce that this coming Saturday December 15th, I will be presenting at the December meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch (http://ogsottawa.on.ca/). My presentation will be on the subject of the Tunney's Pasture shantytown which I wrote about this past summer for the Kitchissippi Times. It will include a lot more detail and photos than I was able to squeeze into the newspaper article. I'll also speak a little to the research and genealogical challenges encountered while writing about a topic like this. My presentation is at 1:30 p.m. at the new City of Ottawa Archives building on Tallwood. It is free to attend, and open to the public. Please come out if you'd like to hear more!

1 comment:

  1. Have you any historical photos of the flowing shantys that were anchored mid river at Kitchissippi beach area and another next to the train bridge further down the river. These were large houses that were winter stored at the shore and placed mid river once the ice cleared. These houses disappeared at the same time as they stopped logs going down river.