Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Prof (Retired) Bruce Elliott

At Sunday's Westboro Beach Meetup Bruce Elliott confirmed that not only was he retiring from Carleton University, but has retired as of 1 July.

Read about his many academic achievements at https://carleton.ca/history/people/bruce-s-elliott/.

Touching genealogy and local history, he started his leadership with the Census of Canada, 1871, Ontario, heads of household name index, an early census index project of its scale. It became available in the mid-1980s.

In 1991 he published The city beyond : a history of Nepean, birthplace of Canada's capital, 1792-1990 .

Honorary life membership of the Ontario Genealogical Society in 1992.

In 2005 to the BIFHSGO Hall of Fame for “long and varied contributions to the Society and to the field of genealogy”

I'll stop. This isn't an obit. Bruce tells me he has plans for completing books and projects after he meets the challenge of moving mountains of paper out of this long-time office.


2 comments:

Unknown said...

Bruce made wonderful contributions to genealogy! Enjoy your retirement, Bruce.!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Bruce. I started tripping over his name on documents, and then his books, when I was first beginning family history research more than 20 years ago! He is very revereed, and appropriately so. Cheers, BT