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Bugler, Scottish Women’s Hospital, Ostrovo, Balkan Front, September, 1916.© IWM (Q 32345).

Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Via Zoom, Kristen will be delivering the presentation Digging Up Stories for the Wellington County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Start time 7 p.m. From the branch’s website:

“Join us as Kristen den Hartog explores the fascinating resources she and her sister/co-author Tracy Kasaboski used to create The Cowkeeper’s Wish: A Genealogical Journey. The book begins in the slums of Victorian London and follows the authors’ family for nearly a century, ending in London, Ontario, in the 1930s. Kristen will 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 meeting is open to the public but guests will need to register ahead of time. Please see the link above for more details.

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.