Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Kristen speaks at the Wellington County Branch of Ontario Ancestors (The Ontario Genealogical Society), exploring the resources she and Tracy used to create The Cowkeeper’s Wish: A Genealogical Journey. She’ll give specific examples of where they found ancestors “wandering insane,” charged with crimes, dying in workhouses, and fighting in the First World War. She’ll also discuss the family archive, and talk about how personal resources were useful for building both The Cowkeeper’s Wish and the sisters’ first collaboration, The Occupied Garden, which chronicles the lives of their father’s family in the Netherlands in WW2. The talk is free and open to the public, and begins following the branch’s monthly meeting at Wellington County Museum and Archives, 7 to 9 p.m., 0536 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus, ON.
We speak on a variety of topics related to our books, and to the Victorian, Edwardian and WW1 eras. To date, we’ve visited book clubs and literary festivals, and presented to genealogy/history groups including the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, and the Toronto, London, and Halton-Peel branches of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Please get in touch using the form below.