Richmond’s Settlers: Who Were They and How to Find Them

May 30th 2018 – Richmond’s Settlers: Who Were They and How to Find Them

presented by  Jim Stanzell
Ottawa Public Library – Richmond Branch
Wednesday May 30th 2018 @ 2:00 pm

We are pleased to have long-time Goulbourn Township Historical Society member Jim Stanzell share his expert knowledge about Richmond’s early settlers, their land grants, and the sources to uncover information about them. Mr. Stanzell has traced his own family connection to Richmond to his Great-Great-Grandfather Joseph Stanzel who fought in Napoleon’s army in Moscow (1812) and ultimately ended up settling in Ashton, in  Goulbourn Township.

Mr. Stanzell has conducted extensive research on Land Patent Holders in this region and it has been published by the Ontario Genealogical Society in its publication Land Patent Holders – Goulbourn Township and Village of Richmond (This publication is available in the GTHS research centre at the Library’s Stittsville Branch). A land patent is a record of the first transaction separating land ownership from the Crown to a person.

Jim also maintains a fascinating blog of his research at
Come and find out what resources are available for searching Richmond’s settlers at the Richmond Library (not a barrier-free facility). This is an official Richmond 200th Anniversary event.