ABOUT THE SOCIETY
The former Huntley Township, was first amalgamated with Fitzroy and Torbolton Townships to form the Township of West Carleton. In 2001, the former Township of West Carleton was amalgamated into the City of Ottawa. More details of the history of Huntley Township can be found on the History page.
As part of its mandate to publish and display related materials, this web site has been created. The interest in the site and the Society that has been shown by the quantity of e-mail that it has generated, shows that it is fulfilling its goal. Most of the respondents are interested in tracing their family roots in Huntley Township. Others are simply trying to find lost family. Schools have used our site as a basis for projects. Private industry, Provincial government departments, and various departments of the City of Ottawa have requested information for planning and for legal purposes.
We hold our monthly business meetings on the first Tuesday of the month and our General meeting generally on the third Sunday of the Month. We also publish a monthly Newsletter which is generally mailed or posted in the members area of this web site by the Monday following the business meeting. A list of proposed meetings can be found on the Upcoming Meetings page.
The Society has published a number of books and pamphlets on the history of the Township most of which are still in print and available for purchase. These are described in some detail on the Publications page. Note that the "out-of-print" publications are now available in digital format on CD.
We also are active within the community giving presentations at the local schools, sponsoring prizes at the Carp Fair and manning a booth at the Carp Fair, Gene-o-Rama, and other local events. We are also members of the Ontario Historical Society and the Council of Heritage Organizations of Ottawa
We are now offering two types of membership:
- 1. a paid membership which gives you
- a subscription to our newsletter,
- allows you to vote at meetings,
- and gives you access to the members area of this website;
- 2. a free membership which allows you
- access to the members area of this website only.