Amable Dusang and Sophie Solomon were a truly unique couple in Upper Canada. They were from very different backgrounds, but their marriage brought together the worlds of fur trading and interpreting with that of an early merchant at Montreal and Fort Michilimackinac. He was of French extraction and she was half Chippewa and half Jewish. The fascinating story of their lives and families, discovered in several different genealogical and historical resources, follows the family through the 19th century and finally ends near Penetanguishene.
Speaker: Linda Corupe, U.E., has authored over 50 books on genealogy and history over the past 40 years. The descendant of a United Empire Loyalist from the Napanee, Ontario area, Linda earned her B.A. from McMaster University and is a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada and the Ontario Historical Society. She is also on the recommended researchers list at the Archives of Ontario, where she loves to spend time delving into the history of our province and its people.
Mini-presentation: Genealogical Inferences from Uranus—What’s In A Name?
Unique names should make it easy to find people in the records—but as Michael Nettleton will show, that is not always the case.