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UEL Association of Canada – Governor Simcoe Branch (In-Person and Virtual): March 2023 Meeting

March 1 @ 7:30 pm

“Murder & Mayhem, Settlers & Sinners, Colonists & Criminals: More Thrilling Stories from New France” — Presentation by Carol Ufford and Dawn Kelly

Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30pm – on Zoom; Register here

The meeting will take place in the downstairs meeting room at St. David’s Church, 49 Donlands.
If you plan to attend in person, RSVP to Anne Neuman at or 905-888-1278.

Carol Ufford and Dawn Kelly return with more fascinating stories from New France — unusual deaths, illegitimate children, and of course a little witchcraft and murder. As they tell the stories, Carol and Dawn will show some of the resources they used to trace their family histories.

Dawn Kelly is a veteran radio newscaster. In 1998, after 13-years moving town-to-town, up-and-down the dial in private radio, she signed on as a national newscaster at The Canadian Press. Dawn has won multiple national awards for her broadcasts as well as a Finalist Award from the New York Festival for Outstanding Achievement. She started searching for her Irish ancestors many years ago only to discover she has deep French-Canadian and Acadian roots.

Carol Ufford is a retired librarian and has been researching her family history off and on for over 30 years. Since retiring in 2016, she has been able to devote more time to her hobby and has made great progress on her family history story. Her family has deep roots in Ontario, but she is jealous of her husband’s deep French-Canadian roots on his father’s side, which include 35 Filles à Marier and 34 Filles du Roi. Carol is currently Chair of the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogy Society.

In 2021 Carol and Dawn won the Members’ Choice Award from the Toronto Branch of Ontario Ancestors for their presentations on New France.


St. David’s Anglican Church
49 Donlands Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4J 3N5 Canada
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