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.
Tracey Arial talked about her ancestors who lived very close to the location of today’s farmer’s market.
Lucy Anglin read an article about her grandfather who was an Anglican priest in Montreal.
Dorothy Nixon talked about three generations of women in her husband’s family and what they fed their families.
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.
The Verdun Farmer’s Market is located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, across from Nun’s Island.
Tracey Arial organizes this market weekly. This was the last Sunday market for the season.