Sher Leetooze

Storyteller, Historiographer, Family Researcher 

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 Meet Sher........

Sher Leetooze began writing local history in 1994.  It was the year of the bicentennial of the settling of the township where Sher lives.  Her research and subsequent book was her contribution to the bicentennial celebrations.  But it had one drawback!  It was habit forming, and Sher just had to keep researching and writing.  She went on to write a "brief  history" of all the townships of the former Durham County in Ontario, Canada, plus an expanded index of all six books which included map transcriptions, names from all the county cenotaphs, postal records, and many updates for each township.  Following is a list of these books, as well as an indicator of what is still available....

  • Along the Gravel Road, A Brief History of Cartwright Township - First edition still available
  • The Trail Through The Bush, A Brief History of Manvers Township New! Second Edition
  • Irish Orange and Proud, A Brief History of Cavan Township -   First edition still available
  • The Durham County Companion, An expanded Index - First edition still available
  • The Durham County Companion, Second Edition All the same valuable lists, but the indexes are now in the township books.

 Note:  Please click on the book titles for further information about each one.

In between these books, Sher gathered stories from Senior Citizens across Ontario - things they remembered from their youth, or tales from their own area - and published 36 of the best stories in a book called, The Crew of the Flagship, Stories of the People who Built Ontario.  This book is still available  

During the Millenium Year in 2000, Sher had another project for which she travelled to England to do the research.  In the fall of 2000 Sher published, Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Devon and Cornwall Ancestors, A Sourcebook for Family Researchers. This book is still available in limited quantities and describes how to locate information in Devon and Cornwall about people and life in those English Counties in bygone times.  Includes street addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses where available.

Please click this link to go to the order form. 

NOW.... Click Here to go to another of Sher's projects..




Before you click the link for GENEALOGY, click here for a link to Devon Genealogy .......

DEVON, GLORIOUS DEVON 

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Besides an interest in Devon, I have family roots in Ireland, and so, to that end I had to find my way around Irish research.  Ireland, and especially Ulster, are very different places, and as such, finding your way around their record system can prove difficult. Click here to take you to my Ulster page.....

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The Town of BOWMANVILLE in south central Ontario where I live is celebrating it's Sesqui Centennial - 150th  Anniversary !

click here to see two new books about the people of Bowmanville, Ontario  .............................

 

This website is under construction, but when finished, will reflect the work and multi-talents of author, Sher Leetooze.   Check back often to see new additions.