Reading Family History Stories at the Verdun Farmer’s Market

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Tracey Arial, Lucy Anglin, Dorothy Nixon and Janice Hamilton are four of the nine contributors to the forthcoming book Beads in a Necklace: Family Stories from Genealogy Ensemble. On Sunday, they read some of their family history stories at the Verdun Farmer’s Market as part of a series of cultural events sponsored by the City of Montreal.

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Tracey Arial talked about her ancestors who lived very close to the location of today’s farmer’s market.

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Lucy Anglin read an article about her grandfather who was an Anglican priest in Montreal.

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Dorothy Nixon talked about three generations of women in her husband’s family and what they fed their families.

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Janice Hamilton read about her ancestor who helped build the Lachine Canal in 1821-1824 to circumvent the nearby Lachine Rapids. This story will  be included in Beads in a Necklace.

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The Verdun Farmer’s Market is located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, across from  Nun’s Island.

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Tracey Arial organizes this market weekly. This was the last Sunday market for the season.

About Janice Hamilton

Janice Hamilton is a Montreal-based writer, genealogist and photographer.

Posted on October 1, 2017, in Genealogy, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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