Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
AKWESASNE “KAHWATSI:RE” GENEALOGY AND
HISTORICAL SOCIETY - “HERITAGE FAIR”
ST. REGIS MOHAWK SCHOOL -AKWESASNE, NY
THEME – HONORING MOHAWK IRONWORKERS
(Past and present)
On Saturday, November 19, Lousie Yelle et Ginette Guy Mayer attended the Heritage Fair in Akwesasne. Généalogie et archives Saint-Laurent had a table display and provided information to the attendees.
The Heritage Fair had a program of presentations and various displays.
The theme of this year`s Heritage Fair was the Ironworkers, Past and Present.
From left to right: Tom Cook, president of the historical society, Mr. Jack Leaf, and Delinda Comins.
Mr. Jack Leaf, 98 years old was an ironworker and has been a member of the trades union Local 6 from Buffalo, NY for over 70 years.
Mr. Leaf and Tom Cook, also an ironworker had lots of wonderful stories to tell about their times working in large projects.
Darren Bonaparte, author and historian also presented.
Lillian Barton – SRMT Archives. Talked on the Historical display Case travelling around Akwesasne. It is presently at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.
Sep 11, 2022
with Les Filles du Roy
On Sunday, September 11, a group from GASL took part in the genealogy day at the Ouimet Farms in Vankleek Hill. Hosted by the Société d'histoire des Filles du Roy.
Photo on the left shows Mike and Liliane Heagle at our table. The event was a great way to network with this group and learn about some of our ancestors.