Sadly, it is time for us to say good-bye to a dear friend to many of the members of the Colonel John Butler (Niagara) Branch of the UELAC, as well as to many members of other branches, and those at the Dominion level. CJB branch genealogist Rod Craig passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Rod had been a most valued member of the UELAC and our branch for many decades and may have aided more members in verifying their ancestry than any other genealogist in the organization. Rod will be greatly missed by all who knew him - he was an association genealogy legend in his own time. Rod, along with his wife Beverly Craig UE, loved helping members attain their goals of receiving UELAC certificates. His selfless service and dedication will never be forgotten.
Battle of Chippawa Commemorative Ceremony
Niagara Parks and Chippawa Branch 396 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a commemorative ceremony in honour of all those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice on the grounds of the Chippawa Battlefield.
July 5, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Usshers Creek at Niagara Pkwy.
Niagara Falls, ON
Battle of Lundy's Lane Commemorative Ceremony
The Lundy's Lane Historical Society's Annual Commemorative Service for
The Battle of Lundy's Lane will be held Thursday, July 25, 7:00 p.m. at
Drummond Hill Cemetery, Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON, on the site and date of the battle. You will hear the cannons "roar" as they did 205 years ago.
Following the Service an event is being organized by the Niagara Falls History Museum in the lower section of the Cemetery.
Van Valkenburgh Family Reunion
This September 15-19, 2019, the National Association of Van Valkenburgh Families (NAVVF) is having their annual family meeting at the: Four Points by Sheraton Fallsview ,
6455 Fallsview Boulevard Niagara Falls, ON, Canada L2G 3V9
This is the first such event in Canada, all previous held in the USA. Set-up is September 15, 2019, events start September 16, 2019.
Van Valkenburghs families are also Vollick, Follick, Falcon, Flack, Fraelick, etc. and can still be found all over Ontario.
Click HERE to get more information about this exciting event!
President: Dale Flagler, UE
Vice President: Wendy Broda, UE
Past President: Carol Cox, UE
Treasurer: Linda Prytula, UE
Secretary: Tim Lowrey, UE
Membership: Errol Wilson
Genealogist: Wendy Broda, UE
Director at Large: Eugene Oatley, UE
Program Chair: Janet Hodgkins, UE
If you are interested in applying for a certificate for your Loyalist ancestor, contact
CJB Branch Genealogist Wendy Broda.