The Genealogical Adventures of Lois Long (Ottawa)
City of Ottawa Archives
Title: The Genealogical Adventures of Lois Long
Speaker: Janet Uren
Details: Lois Long was nearing the end of her long life in June 2017 when she realized that, after 40 years of genealogical work, she had just one ambition unfulfilled – and that was to write a book synthesizing her many discoveries over the years. In the few months remaining before her death, she hired a writer, confided her huge research collection to the care of the Archives of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and entrusted her executors with the task of supervising the project. When she died in August that year, the work was just beginning. It continued over the next two years and resulted finally in the publication of a major work, over 600 pages long, about one of Ottawa’s earliest rural families. Janet Uren, the writer Lois Long hired in 2017, will tell Lois’s story both as a member of Ottawa’s rural community and as a notable amateur historian.
When: 10 Dec 2022 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Coffee,tea and cookies available at 12:30)
You are invited to a Hybrid meeting. We will be live in the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115) but will also be using Zoom to webcast if you cannot join us in person. Register in advance for this Zoom presentation:
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