Beginnings is an "Opportunities for Youth " project, sponsored by the Department of the Secretary of State, Canada. This edition is a reprint of the original volume with new information included in the Appendices as described below.
Contents include discussions and descriptions of the history of the township including stories of the first residents, the Big Fire, the agricultural development in the area, including the Carp Fair, the early municipal history, employment, religion, education, transportation, the Huntley Women's Institute, and the liquor problem.
The book is illustrated with an abundance of early photographs of buildings and people of the township. A copy of the earliest map of the township is also included.
The appendices include copies of the 1821 and 1822 military censuses as well as the 1829 Huntley Militia list. These were not included in the first printing of the volume.
The names of many former residents are mentioned in the book. These are all listed in the index, however, there are too many names to be listed here. A complete listing of these names will be included in the master listing of names in the 'Members area' of this web site.