Ruth Burkholder is our speaker for this meeting. Her topic is "The Hudson's Bay Company" just a chain of stores? Hudson Bay Company records are some of the earliest documents recording native peoples and overseas immigrants, particularly those from Scotland. There is much history in this company which has been in continuous operation for over 344 years. Started by two Frenchmen in 1670 under an English Royal Charter, it is now owned by an American Equity firm....truly a multinational history of a multifacted entity.
Some further information is at http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_furtrade/fp_furtrade3.html
New to our meetings - TONI Tidbits from this huge database of over 3 million genealogical entries
& Brick Wall Bomb - a 15 minute brainstorming session on a problem from the audience