Gloucester Township in Carleton County disappeared from maps in 2001 when amalgamation
absobed all ten townships of Carleton County into the "new" City of Ottawa.
Robert Serré, residing in the former Gloucester Township has written several books
to document the pioneer families of this area including villages and neighbourhoods
He is already at work on Sandy Hill, Hurdman’s Bridge, Blackburn and Janeville.
For its Annual General Meeting on June 19 2007, the Ontario Genealogical Society
Ottawa Branch has invited Robert Serré to speak about his latest book, entitled
Pioneer Families of New Edinburgh (Gloucester Township), Volume One: 1830-1870.
The speaker has gathered information about the early history of New Edinburgh and more than ninety pioneer families. Travel back to the early days of Bytown, just after the opening of the Rideau Canal, and witness the development of a planned industrial suburb that was to welcome the country’s new Governor General in the most appropriate private residence available in Ottawa at the time of Confederation: Thomas McKay’s former home, Rideau Hall.
BIO: Robert Serré recently joined the Ottawa Branch Board of Directors as Secretary. After retiring in 2001 from a career as a translator, he pursued his long-time interest in genealogy, then switched to research on early villages and neighbourhoods of the Ottawa area. New Edinburgh is the fourth community on Robert’s list of recent publications, after the Gloucester Quarries, Glen Ogilvie and Cyrville. He is already at work on Sandy Hill, Hurdman’s Bridge, Blackburn and Janeville.
Available $10 + $2 postage (outside Canada US $12) payable to Gloucester Historical Society send order with payment to Robert Serré Secretary 1057 Riviera Drive Ottawa ON K1K 0N7.