For almost 40 years, harvest excursions were organized in Eastern Canada to assist prairie farmers with the grain harvest. Thousands of men and women were recruited, no experience necessary, and transported out west to work in the fields, to ensure that Canada maintained its reputation as the breadbasket of the world.
That’s the opening paragraph of an article published in Legion magazine in 2001, authored by Glenn Wright. about a little-known aspect of Canada’s history.
Starting with Canadians on Vimy Ridge, April 1917: Resources and Research last Saturday, Glenn has three presentations in one month. A recording of that will become available to BIFHSGO members soon.
Early May has two opportunities to learn from Glenn.
On Monday 1 May, a special day, Glenn will present The Printed Page: Online Newspapers and Books during the Ottawa Public Library Genealogy Day at Ben Franklin Place. It’s a free event, no registration. More information here.
On Thursday 4 May Always Get Your Man: Researching the Men of the Mounted Police, 1873-1920 will be his presentation for the Ontario Genealogical Society monthly webinar. OGS webinars are free to view live.