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    Dictionary of Glengarry Biography
    A comprehensive history of Glengarry County told through the lives of pioneers, fur traders, soldiers, farmers, railway barons, politicians, criminals; anybody and everybody who helped make Glengarry County Canada’s most storied and most celebrated county.

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Cancellation Notice

Please note the cancellation of the Glengarry History event for October 7, 2021.

The online edition of Dictionary of Glengarry Biography is now available

We are pleased to announce that the Dictionary of Glengarry Biography online edition is now available.  Creating an online version was one of the last projects initiated by Robin Flockton.  The original print version by Royce MacGillivray collects together in one volume, more than 1500 biographical sketches of notable people of Glengarry, from the first […]

Glengarry History Speaker Series

David Rayside, Professor of Politics at University of Toronto (retired) tells about Edith Rayside’s Village: Lancaster origins and the making of a nurse legend 7:30 pm.  Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Lancaster Branch #544           119 Military Rd,  Lancaster Admission –   Members: $5      […]

A Tribute to Robin Flockton

Tribute: Robin Flockton “Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.” Goethe. Several months ago I suggested the above quotation as being indicative of the ambitious drive of the man who contributed so much to Glengarry (and probably beyond). Glengarry is privileged […]

Glengarry History Financial Report 2019-2020

              Glengarry Historical Society                    ( incorporated January 6, 1962 )       Schedule of Assets, as of December 31, 2020.                                       […]

Glengarry History Update Report : May 2021

What has happened and what has not happened at Glengarry History during this pandemic-dominated 2020-21 season ? Besides or despite Covid-19. The October 2020 update newsletter made mention of the public events and activities that could not happen : the Speakers Series gatherings and the Annual General Meetings. Some undertakings have gone forth, however. You […]

New Heritage Plaques

Two new Heritage Plaques have been installed in Alexandria. They are described in the newspaper articles in the  Glengarry News and Standard Freeholder.

Note to Glengarry History Members – October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has stymied activity at Glengarry History.  Our last public event was that of March 5, 2020.  The anxiously anticipated feature “Memories of Our Grandfathers, Glengarry Country Doctors” by Elizabeth MacGillivray and Cloe Ann Baker scheduled for April did not happen; hopefully, we can re-schedule . The Annual General Meeting in May could […]

Annual General Meeting 2020 – Approval

Due to present circumstance of Covid-19 restraint our Glengarry History May 7, 2020 Annual General Meeting could not proceed.  Consequently, you will find enclosed: President’s Report ( Summary of GH 2019-20 activities) Financial Statement for 2019 (has been approved by the GH Board) As mentioned in the President’s Report  two new members have been proposed […]

May 7 Potluck and Annual General Meeting – CANCELLED

The May 7 Potluck and Annual General Meeting is cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic.