About the Author

William Coderre
Blurbarian Since November 2010
Name William Coderre
Location Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Gender Male
My Occupation Retired Physicist
My Bio William (Bill) Coderre (1942-2012) spent his working life as a scientific researcher, manager and marketer, then as a technology transfer specialist, policy maker, science diplomat and corporate developer. In his private life he was a genealogist, cross-country skier, marathoner, singer, dancer and writer of Gilbert and Sullivan topical humour.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
My Family - My country
Anecdotes about my ancestors in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. These include the first Quebec explorers and builders, French, Irish and English Acadian farmers; Orkney fur traders; Ontario railroad builders; Irish builders of the Rideau Canal; early settlers of Manitoba; and various United Empire Loyalists including the families of the Dutch founders of New Amsterdam, the German Palatines, Hessian soldiers, and the founders of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.