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The History Guy's main web site is There is a link to on the main site or you can go to it directly as always.

Farmers' Market Season!

Summer is winding down and we have two more months of farmers markets to enjoy. Sales have been excellent at both Trenton (Saturdays) and Codrington (Sundays) farmers markets and I will continue until the end of the season.

A slight variation in September is that I will be a vendor at the Cobourg Farmers Market on Saturday, September 4th and again on the 25th - instead of Trenton. Hope to see you at the market!

Changes re

The data from has recently been removed from It was there for a year or so as an experiment to see if it would work and to provide the searching capability in on my data. In the end, I decided that my data does not fit in First, it is simply too big. Second, the links to web-based documents are not created automatically, leaving blank reference spaces when, on my site, the actual details from transcriptions of the right documents are available. See the section called "Methods and Habits" under Genealogy on this site for more info re my approach to the work, Feel free to provide feedback. Thanks.

Books by The History Guy

"HMS Speedy: The Tragedy That Shook Upper Canada", was released August 18, 2020 and is widely available at book stores, libraries and in ebook - and from me at the farmers markets. Price is $23.95.

"Murder in the Family: The Dr. King Story", published July 25, 2015 by Dundurn Press. I sell them for $20.

"38 Hours To Montreal: William Weller and The Governor General's Race of 1840", released June 30, 2018, self-published and produced by FriesenPress, Vancouver, also $20.

Check my main web site for details re the books and related activities.

Guest Speaker

The History Guy is available to be a guest speaker at your virtual or physical event at any time. Check out the main web site for more info.

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