Wednesday, 27 April 2011

HSO April Meeting: Mike More presentation

The next meeting of the Historical Society of Ottawa features a presentation by Mike More, Chair of the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, on "The Descendants of Roger Billings of Milton, Mass".
The Billings family arrived in Canada soon after the American Revolution and took up land NW of Brockville, Upper Canada. From there a son, Bradish Billings, made his way to Gloucester Twp on the banks of the Rideau River becoming one of the first settlers in what is now the capital of Canada. Mike, who is a distant Billings relative by marriage, will speak on the project he has underway for the City Archives.
The meeting on Friday, April 29, starts at 1pm at the Routhier Community Centre, 172 Gigues Ave in Ottawa.
If not able to get to the meeting you may still be interested in the information available on line on the extended Billings family at Mike's compilation is from a variety of sources, many derivative. He warns that not all have been verified and researchers should check the originals whenever possible.

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