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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Brian Tackaberry

Brian Tackaberry was born and raised in Trenton, and graduated from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mathematics and, in 1979, with a Bachelor of Education degree. He lives in Almonte, Ontario where he has taught for 30 years, retiring in 2009.

Mr. Tackaberry is very involved in community activities in and around Almonte. He has been conductor of the Perth Citizens' Band since 1986 and has served as a director with the North Lanark Highland Games in Almonte since 1984. He is also a member and researcher for the North Lanark Historical Society.

He is currently a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada and the Ontario Genealogical Society.

His first book published his researches on the McMasters family entitled James McMasters and Family: To Quinte and Beyond and he has done extensive research on the Bay of Quinte region, doing several local cemetery and census transcriptions.

He has done extensive research in the military history of the Almonte area and was co-author of the publication The Lost Generation of Mississippi Mills: WWI Casualties to mark the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War 1.

His second book, Forgotten Heroes, dealt with Valour Award Recipients from the war.

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