The Bromley Historical Society is pleased to present a genealogical talk on Sunday, Aug. 18 by well-known Douglas resident Jim MacGregor. This free presentation will take place at 2 p.m. in the Old Town Hall, Micksburg Road, Osceola.Since his retirement, Jim MacGregor has been researching and documenting information on his family, visiting the National Archives in Ottawa, the Perth Registry Office, and even travelling to Scotland to visit the Scottish Records Office in Edinburgh and the Stirling Genealogy Centre. He twice attended a Clan Gregor Gathering to meet other MacGregor descendants. He used the Canadian Census records, the Clan MacGregor website, and many books he has accumulated on the District of Bathurst, Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Renfrew County and Bromley Township. He also made use of his grandmother’s scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and ship lists containing his ancestors’ sailing from Greenock, Scotland that showed his ancestors were from Strathyre, Scotland. They landed in Quebec, Canada in 1818.Jim MacGregor spent his childhood years on the family farm, lot 6 con. 8, situated on the edge of the village of Douglas. He attended Douglas public school and Renfrew Collegiate Institute for his high school education and finally the Ontario Agriculture College in Guelph, graduating in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He was employed by the Ontario Government as an assistant agriculture representative for two years. From 1959 until 1988, he was a teacher at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. Following his father’s death in 1958, he resigned his position and returned home to take over the management of the family farm.This talk will be of interest to those interested in Douglas history and those who are researching their family roots. Refreshments will be served following the question and answer period. The event is open to everyone.