Next Meeting

Meeting Date and Place

  • Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • Time: 6:45 - 9:00 PM (6:45 social time, 7:15 program begins)
  • Location: Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Road 18, Fergus, Ontario
  • Topic: Digging Up Stories - The Cowkeeper's Wish: A Genealogical Jouney

    Speaker: Kristen den Hartog, Author

    Note: The March Meeting has been cancelled.



Meeting Details

Note: The Wellington County Branch March meeting has been cancelled.

Join us in April as Kristen den Hartog explores the fascinating resources she and her sister/co-author Tracy Kasaboski used to create The Cowkeeper’s Wish: A Genealogical Journey. The book begins in the slums of Victorian London and follows the authors’ family for nearly a century, ending in London, Ontario, in the 1930s. Kristen will give specific examples of where they found ancestors “wandering insane,” charged with crimes, dying in workhouses, and fighting in the First World War. She’ll also discuss the family archive, and talk about how personal resources were useful for building both The Cowkeeper’s Wish and the sisters’ first collaboration, The Occupied Garden, which chronicles the lives of their father’s family in the Netherlands in WW2.

For further information email wellington@ogs.on.ca