Our family is from all parts of Europe; England, Ireland, and Scotland. After the passing of my mother I decided to concentrate on her Harwood ancestors from Durham and Yorkshire, England. (For photos of Durham, see below or look under PEOPLE then select Stories). Whether it was personal, financial or economic strife, these early pioneers decided, with the offering of free land from Canada, to take a long journey to the unknown. It was in the 1880s that her great grandfather James and his family decided to 'cross-the-pond', as the saying goes, to Manitoba, Canada. This video shows the history of Canada during the late 1800s. See the Stories of Durham, Canada and Cleveland under PEOPLE.