As part of the Strathroy District Historical Society, the Research Committee works on projects that impact the historical society directly or indirectly. Every Tales of Our Town article, Guest Speaker, and Strathroy Scrapbook issue requires many hours of research in order to inform our audience.
The Committee is working on a number of projects one of which is described below.
The Historical Society has recently made a presentation on post WW II Dutch immigration. The seminar explained some of the reasons why Dutch residents wanted to leave their home country.
Research on Dutch immigration is continuing. The Society is interested in identifying all of the early Dutch immigrants who settled in the area of Strathroy-Caradoc and surrounding townships. The Society would like to document their impact on the local area.
The Society is planning future seminars about immigration from other countries. Speakers for Portuguese and Hungarian immigration have been identified and presentations will be scheduled in the near future.
The Society is interested in any other nationality that may have settled in the area. Any information on this subject would be welcome. Please email the society at firstname.lastname@example.org