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(To make the webmistress' job easier, we've moved the site directory to it's own page.)
The Ancestors are from whom the Children of Fort Langley descend, Native and non-Native.
Archibald McDonald's Report 25 February 1830 is  an excerpt from Archibald McDonald's 1830 Report To The Governor and Council, with the names and marital status of each man who was employed at Fort Langley as of 25 February 1830.
Brigade Days 2008 is about the celebration of the fur trade days that's held every year at the Fort Langley National Historic Site.  This year the Children of Fort Langley have been invited to hold their third reunion during Brigade Days, on Sunday Aug 3.
Children of Fort Langley Sesquicentennial Reunion  We did it 2001, we did it 2002.  Let's do it in 2008!  It's been 150 years since British Columbia officially became British Columbia.  Aug 2-4 2008 is the annual Brigade Days celebration at Fort Langley and Fort Langley has invited us to have a reunion on Sunday, Aug 3rd 2008.
A Cyber-tour of the Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada  In June of 2000, our webmistress and her brother went to Fort Langley and through their pictures, we present this pictorial tour of the Fort.  Soon to be updated to show the new Events Building, where the C of FL held their 2001 reunion.
The Employees is the list of employees who worked at Fort Langley between 1827 and 1895, as compiled by BC historian Bruce Watson.  When known, information includes place of origin, position, and years of employment.  Surnames are presented as they came from the Hudson's Bay Company archives.
The First Twenty-five is a list of the twenty-five man founding party, as it appears in Morag MacLachlan's Fort Langley: 1827-30
 The Fort talks about the 42 men who set out from Fort Vancouver in November of 1824 to explore Puget's Sound and Fraser's River, an expedition led to the founding of Fort Langley, some of whom joined the Founding Party 3 years later.
Fur Trade Fort Links Fort Vancouver was the first, followed by Fort Langley, and many other fur trade forts along the Pacific Slope.  This contains links to the other fur forts in what was once called The Columbia District, Oregon Territory, and/or Washington Territory.  Some of these forts have their own brigade days celebrations, the details of which can be found on their web sites.  Come learn about the pre-history of the Pacific Slope.  If you know of a fur trade fort web site that isn't on this page, drop us a line and let us know.
The Local Folks is another excerpt from McDonald's 1830 Report To The Governor and Council, in which Archibald describes the First Nations peoples who interacted with Fort Langley by the names that were used then.  

We one day hope to present the point of view of the First Nations peoples and how they feel about the whole thing.  Though the arrival of HBC and all that followed was a wonderful thing for those who came to British Columbia, it was the end of reality as the First Nations people had know it for thousands of years.   If you can tell any of these stories, please drop us a line and let your voice be heard.

HomeComing 2001  The first reunion of The Children of Fort Langley, held on the 4, 5 and 6 of August 2001, was --according to those who attended-- a whole lot of fun.  For those of you on dial-up internet connections, this is a graphics heavy page and will take a bit of time to load.
Norman Morison passenger lists  These two passenger lists --1849-50 and 1852-53-- come from the appendix of Notes on the "Norman Morison" by A.N. Mouat of Victoria, B.C., from a copy courtesy of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.  Gavin Hamilton was on the 1852-53 voyage.  Other Fort Langley/early BC names also appear on these two lists.
Period Clothing 101  Ever wonder how those re-enactors and historically dressed interpretive guides at the historic sites know how to dress?  Interested in getting into historic reenactment?  Want to put together a period correct wardrobe?  Are you an educator looking for ways to put a little zing into your history class?  Period Clothing 101 gets you pointed in the right direction.  Links to resource sites.
Queries  If you have a fur trade and/or Pacific Slope question, drop us a line and tell us about it, even if it doesn't have anything to do with anyone at Fort Langley, and we'll put it here where someone else might see it and answer it.  Or you can sign our Journal.  Or you can do both.
Recommended Reading, References, and Links is book titles and reference material that many of us have used in our genealogical research, along with links to some other forts in Canada and the US.  Additions to this list are heartily welcome and encouraged.

St. George's Anglican Church and the Old Pioneer Cemetery  Bob and Sheila Puls are writing a book which commemorates the first 100 years St. George's Anglican Church in Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada, built in 1900-1.  One chapter of this book is devoted to the Fort Langley folks who are buried in the old Pioneer Cemetery on the grounds of St. George's.  Though the cemetery records and fort journals from the pertinent time period have gone missing, Bob and Sheila are seeking help determining who is really there.  If you can help, let us know.  Publication date of their book will also be announced here.

 

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moved 28 July 2002
updated 21 July 2013