GenTraveling to Lennox & Addington County


Hello, GenTravelers!

I’ve had a large project monopolizing my time and energy lately and I’ve missed reading all the sites I follow! But things have settled a bit {hallelujah} and I’m hoping to get caught up.

As I mentioned in a previous post (GenTraveling to Upper Canada), I went GenTraveling last month and stopped in at quite a few different archives/repositories.  It was a great trip! Today, I’ll highlight Lennox & Addington County in Ontario, Canada.  They have a terrific museum and archive and Lisa, the archivist there, was very helpful.

Yesterday, June 19th, was actually United Empire Loyalist day in Ontario. Here’s a snippet from the L&A County Archive’s facebook page:


Do you recognize any names?  I think my people migrated later, but don’t you LOVE that lists like this have survived?!? The museum and archives have lots of good material all collected into one central location. Plus, they have a really nice website, so you can do a bunch of research ahead of time on what research you will be able to do when you visit. Check it out HERE.

I can tell the people and leaders of Lennox & Addington County appreciate their history and are making it a priority to preserve it.  Good for them! Sadly, that wasn’t the case everywhere I traveled to last month.  I decided I wanted to help the struggling archives (the local historical societies, or small libraries, etc.). My wheels are spinning on how I can do that, and I have some ideas, so stay tuned for that! :o)  Now, off I go to read my feed and get caught up on everyone else’s genealogy adventures!


So, are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page.  GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!






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