AfriGeneas Canada Research Forum
A Must Read for the Queen's Bush area of Ontario
Linda Brown-Kubisch published a wonderful book, "The Queen's Bush Settlement: Black Pioneers 1839-1865" in 2004 (Natural Heritage Books, Toronto) which does a wonderful job of detailing this area that straddles Wellington, Waterloo and Grey counties. Sadly, Linda died shortly before her book was published. She spent years doing research and took the time to list a brief biography of many of the black pioneers in the area at the time (including many of my family members).
The preface of the book starts with:
I will be happy to lookups if you had any relatives in the area, but I encourage anyone doing research in the Queen's Bush to purchase this book. Linda and I worked with one another for several years, via email, sharing information back and forth, and I had no idea that she was battling cancer at the time. I regret that I never had the chance to meet her in person -- to thank her for this legacy.
An amazing woman, a phenomenal book. Our ancestors are smiling because of the work Linda has left behind for us.
Be well, and good luck in your search.
- Lisa B. Lee, PLCGS