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Virtual Event about Metis Research

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST

AFHS is excited to be teaming with the Calgary Public Library for a special virtual event about Metis Research featuring Christine Woodcock.

In the late 18th century, Scotsmen traveled to York Factory to work with the HBC. Being indentured for 3-5 years, these men often coupled with Cree women, creating the Metis Nation. HBC’s rival, the Northwest Company, sent their men to the Red River area to winter trap over the winter months. These men also coupled with the Cree women, adding French blood to the Metis. In this presentation, we will discuss

  • Western Metis Research
  • Canadian Census Records
  • Metis Scrip
  • Online and Offline Resources for Researching Western Metis Ancestry

Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator who enjoys sharing knowledge and opportunities with others to assist them in their quest to find their Scottish ancestors and to preserve their family legacy. Being a Scottish Emigrant, she is fascinated by the stories of others who left their Scottish homeland for opportunities in other lands. Her interest is in helping their descendants understand more about their Scottish ancestors and the lives they lived.

Registration is free to those with a Calgary Public Library card at https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs/programs/researching-hudsons-bay-company-hbc-and-western-metis-ancestors

For AFHS members who do not live in Calgary and do not qualify for a Calgary Public Library card, please email us at communications@afhs.ab.ca so we can send you the appropriate link.


March 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
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