Ottawa Branch OGS October Meeting

Are you interested in a presentation using DNA and a variety of records?

This Saturday, 15 October at 1 pm, Julia Scott will present Robert Harris: A (British) Soldier’s Journey, in a hybrid meeting of Ottawa Branch OGS.

“This presentation will tell the story of a young man, born in Barbados, descendent of an enslaved woman, who enlisted at age 15 in the British Army. Robert served as a drummer and then a private in the 100th (later the 99th) Regiment of Foot (Prince Regent’s County of Dublin Regiment), settling after the War in Hull with Philemon Wright, and finally in Shawville, PQ where he raised a large family. Julia will share her ongoing journey to solve a 50-year family puzzle, using all the tools available to family historians today. Overcoming past prejudices, assumptions, and inconsistencies, she has delved into DNA, muster rolls, historical records, and journals across the globe, to get closer to understanding who Robert was, why he joined the British Military, and how he contributed to the building of Canada.”

Julia Scott is formerly an OGS Director at Large.

Julia will present remotely to the meeting at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115) or via Zoom by registering in advance  at

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