Arlene Stafford-Wilson: Your Family History: Going Beyond Traditional Family Trees

Join the North Lanark Historical Society on Sunday, October 15th at 2:00pm for a presentation by local author and genealogist Arlene Stafford-Wilson at the North Lanark Regional Museum in Appleton (647 River Rd). Arlene will be discussing how to create and use genograms in family trees. Genograms can be used to see patterns and behaviours in family members by their birth order, to establish connections in athletic ability, musical talent, common family traits, hereditary characteristics, and to document family medical histories.

Arlene is a Member in good standing of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and has assisted people in Canada, the U.S. and Europe discover their family histories. She has also done extensive research for American clients to prove their United Empire Loyalist status. She is the former Newsletter Editor of the Lanark County Genealogical Society, has authored articles for both Canadian and Irish Genealogical publications, and has published six books about local history. Her first book ‘Recipes and Recollections, Treats and Tales from Our Mother’s Kitchen” published in 2011, was a collection of her late mother’s recipes and anecdotes about life on a small farm in Lanark County. Arlene has published five subsequent books featuring local communities and stories about growing up in Lanark County:  “Lanark County Kid”, “Lanark County Chronicle”,“Lanark County Calendar”, “Lanark County Connections”, and “Lanark County Classics”

Admission is by donation and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call 613-257-8503 or email