Sunday, 3 November 2013

A New Publication by One of Our Volunteers

Rush-Sleeth, Linda.  Roll of Honour.  Brant O.G.S., 2013 640 p. illus. 
ISBN 978-0-7779-4001-3.   

Roll of Honour – For the Brant County area men and women who made the Supreme Sacrifice from the Boer War to Afghanistan. 

Linda Rush-Sleeth, one of Brant’s dedicated volunteers, took on our Roll of Honour project, spending countless hours researching, photographing, transcribing and compiling a massive amount of information from the numerous war memorials in the Brant County area, and many other sources. Linda was asked to complete the project which had been started years before by Brant volunteers Shirley Sills, Audrey Elcomb and Frank Elcomb, himself a World War II veteran, but was put aside until more information could be gathered. 

The result is three binders totalling 640 pages, including a 160 page index, and a listing of the numerous sources.  Along with photos of Honour Rolls, war memorials and their location are those of service men and women, newspaper articles, and information about companies whose employees volunteered for service.

Linda’s research is an important documentation of area men and women who served and gave their lives for Canada and our freedom, and with Honour Rolls having gone missing in the past, a timely one that reinforces their importance.

 Thank you Linda for this important contribution to our Library.

Our Surname Database

Our extensive surname database is now available on our website:  

Charges for online queries. $10.00 per look up and $20.00 per hour for additional research. Copies per first page $5.00 and $1.00 per page for additional pages. Plus postage & packing and a 5% surcharge on US funds. This is effective November 1st 2013.

In library research, effect January 1st 2014: Non-members carrying out basic research a minimum cost of $10.00, plus the cost of photocopying at 25c per copy.