Glengarry, My New Home: Immigration to Glengarry 1945-2012

Since 1945, there has been a significant “third migration” into Glengarry County, which was neither Scottish nor French. Glengarry, My New Home: Immigration to Glengarry 1945-2012 is a collection of the memoirs of ninety-five local authors who were part of this migration, and made the county their new home.

The reader is taken on a vivid journey through the changing face of Glengarry over a period of more than sixty-five years.  Meet war brides who followed their Canadian husbands and raised families.  Encounter Dutch farmers and farmers “from away”, who contributed to the agricultural development of the county.  Learn why employment  beckoned doctors, teachers and skilled tradesmen. Read of the anguish of those who left Quebec for political reasons.  Discover why Glengarry is an ideal location, and rural living an irresistible lure for young and old.  Enjoy the tales of those who added to the cultural and sporting landscape of the county, and those who embraced the Glengarry spirit of helping others. The often humorous, sometimes tragic stories are grouped into thematic sections, each introduced by snippets of Glengarry history.

This limited edition of Glengarry, My New Home: Immigration 1945-2012 is the result of a partnership between Glengarry History (Glengarry Historical Society) and Glengarry Encore Education.   All stories submitted for the book will be on permanent loan to the new Glengarry County Archives in Alexandria, Ontario.

The financial support of the Federal Government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and the Glengarry Historical Society is gratefully acknowledged.

The book, at $20.00 per copy (plus shipping), is available from the following:

WIN Publishing
Box 1315
Alexandria, Ontario
K0C 1A0

Or from the following local outlets:

Alexandria: R&L Book Nook,  Glengarry Encore Education, Town & Country Flowers, Total Look Beauty Salon, Uptown Hair Salon, Glengarry District Memorial Hospital, Romeo’s Auto

Bainsville: Sangster’s

Cornwall: Life’s Little Pleasures, Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall Encore

Dunvegan: Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Dalhousie: Levac’s

Dalkeith: Dalkeith Historical Society

Fassifern: Johnson’s General Store

GreenValley: Basic Needs Grocery, Viau’s Ladies Wear, Green Valley Community Centre Brown House

Glen Robertson: Road House Restaurant

Glen Nevis: Church

Hawkesbury: P&P Used Books, Crooks & Crannies

Lancaster: Auld Kirktown, Glengarry Fine Cheese, C & N Interior Design, Senior’s Outreach

Martintown: Post Office

Maxville: Debbie’s Country Corner, Dora Bill’s B&B

Plantaganet: Plantagenet Physiotherapy

St. Isidore: Home Furniture

Vankleek Hill: The Review, Vankleek Cottage

Williamstown: MacDonald Grocery, Nor’Wester’s and Loyalist Museum, Anderson Books