Travel 2017 | Day 4 | Finding Ol’ Blue Eyes

Hide in plain sight they say. That’s just what I have been doing. It was kind of entertaining to observe that old stubborn lady from Longueuil trying to catch me.

Well, well, well… Seems like she finally laid hands on that Description Book from the Glengarry Fencibles Regiment. Ain’t that funny! She was looking for it in the Canadian Archives, but it was here in England. Even worse, it’s available for everyone to review it on the UK’s National Archives Website. Continue reading

ChallengeAZ 2017—A Bangle Dictionary | O for Ontario

Before ending up in Terrebonne around 1786, and after joining the King’s Royal Regiment of New York as loyalists during the course of the Revolutionary War, in 1784, the Bangles settled in a military camp located along the Saint Lawrence River, in Charlottenburgh, Glengarry County, Ontario, which is one-hour drive from Montréal today. We have the proof that Adam (wife Marie and daughter Catherine) as well as sons William, Henry and Peter were present in this camp. We know that Peter Bangle died in Montréal in 1790 but we have no evidence up to now as to Henry’s fate.

The Bangle Files

The 2017 Challenge A to Z is proposed to the French community of bloggers by Sophie Boudarel of La Gazette des ancêtres

The Bangle Files: #10 | From Palatine to Terrebonne

BANQI must admit I am quite ambivalent about this post. You see, I like to write about documents which I have found and read myself. As for the Ontario Loyalists, I didn’t. Or more precisely, I couldn’t do it yet.

I have this big project coming up. Next September, I plan to spend some time at the Ontario Archives, in Toronto, and at Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa. I even aim to visit both locations before September so that my fall trip may be as successful as it can be. Continue reading