A History of the County of Grey

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A History of the County of Grey. (1931)Another wonderful history of an Ontario County. This one is a little unusual in that it has been sponsored by the "Grey County Council" and so has something of the stamp of official authority.

As you might expect it contains the history of the county from it's earliest settlement. The author has devoted the first two chapters to "The Indians" and "Indian Legends and Customs" this being a discussion of the initial interactions of the First Nations peoples with the fur-traders, explorers and missionaries and an account of what was learned from these early interactions. From this starting point the development of Grey is followed from the making of the first treaties, which made settlement possible, through the establishment of organized communities as we recognize them. There is a genealogist's "gold mine" in the appendices. The Archive CD Books Project exists to make reproductions of old books, documents and maps available on CD to genealogists and historians, and to cooperate with local libraries, museums and record offices in providing money to renovate old books in their collection, and to donate books to their collections, where they will be preserved for future generations.

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