Friends of Up To Rawdon: Hello Again!
Here I am writing to announce yet another update of UP TO RAWDON - the fourth one in 2018. I know that people do not like to be spammed with messages (so don't be offended) but I am excited about the material that you, as fans of Rawdon genealogy, keep finding and sharing. Will I do another update soon? That depends on the mail I receive. Will it have your amazing Rawdon ancestor stories, photos and your latest discovery? Surprise me.
In Canada, we are proud of our diversity. Rawdon was not racially diverse but there was nothing uniform about the settlers who represented many different counties of Ireland, England and Scotland plus French Canadians and Americans. One of my objectives has been to locate where the immigrants from the United Kingdom and America last lived. There were many different accents and approaches to life.
Religion and language were where the differences lay – initially Anglican, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic – English, French and Gaelic. I hope to soon add an essay with more information about the first churches that is in progress.
With warm regards for a happy summer,