Welcome to our web site. This
site is intended to provide information about our Heritage Book 'North
of 7...and Proud of It' released in the Spring of 2003.
The book is celebrating the history and heritage of Bancroft, Ontario
and the other communities within North Hastings. It will be a must
for anyone interested in Bancroft history, Ontario heritage or genealogy
research. The book will also be at home in the library of book
collectors or as a coffee table book for anyone interested in Bancroft
and the Algonquin area.
Throughout the book, you will find intriguing stories about our past
including, our first settlements, pioneer farming, mining and forestry industry,
railroads, schools, businesses and more. Bancroft, known for being the Mineral Capital of Canada has been the
home of numerous gemstone mines, uranium mines, sodalite and other
You will also be treated to a great deal of photos of days gone by,
alongside memories captured by long-time residents of Bancroft, Maynooth,
Coe Hill, Gilmour, Cardiff, Bird's Creek and other communities.
Please take a few minutes to go through the site to find out how you
can bring home these memories. Should you like to put in an order,
simply go to the 'Order the Book' section
and fill out the form or print it to send in with your cheque or money-order.
If you would like to be listed in the book as a sponsor, visit the 'Be
A Sponsor' section to find out more information and related costs.