Lanark – The Lanark County Genealogical Society welcomes Brenda Krauter at their April 1st, 2017 meeting.
Brenda Krauter grew up in Ottawa hearing her mother and aunts telling stories of early family history in the Ottawa Valley. That led to an interest in genealogy and, in particular a desire to know more about her Irish ancestors who came to Canada during the Potato Famine.
When Brenda first started attending the Lanark County Genealogical Society meetings, it was more as a means of offering support to a co-worker and two friends rather than due to any real interest in Lanark County.
It soon became apparent though that Archives Lanark was a gold mine of records for her Irish ancestors who had settled in Renfrew County and the search for family records began in earnest.
Brenda now describes her research methods as “Genealogy for Dummies” and has had great success in unearthing family history information in unexpected places.
Her topic is Mystery or Murder-The Applebee’s Murder–Brenda is local historian from Carleton County. She was shocked to find a murder in her family’s history. A lack of newspaper coverage led her to believe maybe the event was not all that newsworthy.
Upon further research she was surprised to find that it was recorded in newspapers from afar.
The April meeting will be held on Saturday, April 1st at the Brunton Community Hall from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. The hall is located at 1702 9th Line, corner of Hwy 15 and 9th Line, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place ON. Admission is free.
Visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page to view a variety of old photos and interesting tidbits.