Simcoe County Branch – My Ancestors in the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trade with Janice Nickerson

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Date(s) - 07/08/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Speaker: Janice Nickerson

Before there was a country called Canada, First Nations people were trading furs, food and labour with men from England and Scotland who came to the “New World” as employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company. One of the things the “Company men” did best was to keep records. The archives of the Hudson’s Bay Company at the Provincial Archives of Manitoba are vast and rich with information. And much of their records are now accessible online, if you know where to look and are willing invest the time. In this lecture Janice will introduce you to her ancestors — English mariners and fur traders, First Nations women, and their ‘country-born’ children — and the records she used to discover their stories.