Welcome to the Genealogy and History web site of Dan Buchanan.

Coming Events!


The Brighton History Open House 2014 begins on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 pm at King Edward Community Centre, Brighton. Dan Buchanan will present "The Dr. King Story". At intermission there will be a formal unveiling of "The Dr. King Collection", assembled by Roger McMurray of Brighton and dealing directly with the Dr. King Story. There will be an announcement of Roger's intent to donate the collection to Proctor House Museum. Admission is FREE!

Then, on Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 pm., the Open House will continue with extensive displays of local history, including goodies from The Heritage Tea. Admission is FREE. Hope to see you there.


The Municipality of Brighton, through the Brighton Heritage Advisory Committee, will be using the Hilton Township Hall as a Heritage Centre. Details are still in the works but we hope that 2014 will see a series of history and heritage events at the Hilton Hall Heritage Centre.

We have lots of ideas for events but it you have one, please let us know. We want to have participation from folks in the community to make this a fun place for everyone.

History Books about Brighton & Area

Florence Chatten's book "Brighton Township" is available from Florence at 613-475-1244. It can also be ordered online through the publisher's web site http://essencebookstore.com/. (Look under the "Other" Category.)

Susan Brose has produced three small booklets focussed on the churches, schools and cemeteries of the Brighton area. They are available from Susan Brose.

Susan Brose's book "The History of Brighton Businesses 1816 to 2009" provides lots of interesting info re businesses over the years in Brighton Village and surrounding area. It contains 424 pages with 140 business ads and 576 pictures. It is available in Brighton at End of the Thread and Family Realty on Main St., Hair Sensations on Elizabeth St. or call Susan Brose at 613-475-1028.

"That's Just The Way We Were; Brighton Memories", published by The Municipality of Brighton in 2006 is available at the Brighton Municipal Office.

Bonnie Browne's books about life in Brighton are available from the author. Call Bonnie at 613-475-0915

More in the "History" Section"

Check out the History section for new history items to download.

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Send me an email at  danbuchanan@cogeco.ca.