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Name: Kelly McGiverin <flintonexpress@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-12-07
Comments:
Hi, I would like to know if anyone has any info on my
ancestors from my fathers side,O'Brien,McGivern,Foley or Smith.My dads past on now as well as mom.I regret not asking
more about our history so if anyone has anything I would so
appreciate it.My dads father was Mark Sylvester Everett McGiv-
ern his mom was Rose Mary O'Brien my dads name is Foley Melo
McGiverin. Please email any time,thank you
Kelly K McGiverin

 

Name: Dick Fraser <rfraser52@comcast.net>
Date: 2014-09-01
Comments:
I'm not sure how to access your "free find" search site since I don't have a URL website, just an email address. My 3 times great grandfather came from Glasgow in 1815 and settled in Bathurst twp, Lanark. My grandfather was born there in 1874 and I am sure that I still have relatives there and would like to try and locate some of them.
 

Name: RON FOX <aerostockcanada@aol.com>
Date: 2014-08-20
Comments:
LOOKING FOR BIRTH RECORDS OF SARAH LODENA POWERS WHO WAS BORN OCT. 30, 1899 IN DRUMMOND TOWNSHIP TO PRESBYTERIAN PARENTS. THE ONTARIO ARCHIVES HAVE NO RECORD OF SARAH. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

 

Name: Tamra K. Ryan <tkryan@studiobistro.com>
Date: 2014-04-06
Comments:
My husband's gg-grandfather's family lived in the Pakenham area at least between 1844 and 1881. I appreciate your site and all of the volunteer efforts with indexing, cemetery pictures, etc. I will be back when better prepared! Researching surnames Ryan, Mooney and possibly O'Grady.
 

Name: Karen Prytula <karenprytula33@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-02-25
Comments:
We are writing a history about the ABC Hall in Bollngbroke. If anyone has any information on it, newsapaper clippings, stories, photos etc. that you would like to contribute please contact me karenprytula33@gmail.com
Thank you

 

Name: Karen Prytula <karenprytula33@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-08-01
Comments:

Geez Keith : Don't let these get away : re: microfiche mentioned below :

Karen Prytula
Country Scribe
countryscribe1.blogspot.ca

Hi Keith;
I have microfilms that I would like to donate to the site or whomever you deem appropriate. They are as follows: CP Herald Microfilm # N 164 reels 1,2,3 - covering 1855-1873 or so. Almonte Gazette (with extracts# N 299 reels 1-8 beginning @ 1868 #?# and ending 5/1898. I am willing to ship these at my cost to whomever you can find a good home to. My email is ayocums@earthlink.net, phone #after 6 est is best) 860-355-9349) - let me know.


 

Name: ANNIE STRUTHERS YOCUM <ayocums@earthlink.net>
Date: 2013-07-14
Comments:
Hi Keith;
I have microfilms that I would like to donate to the site or whomever you deem appropriate. They are as follows: CP Herald Microfilm # N 164 reels 1,2,3 - covering 1855-1873 or so. Almonte Gazette (with extracts) N 299 reels 1-8 beginning @ 1868 (?) and ending 5/1898. I am willing to ship these at my cost to whomever you can find a good home to. My email is ayocums@earthlink.net, phone (after 6 est is best) 860-355-9349) - let me know.

 

Name: Ian L. Wilson <ilwott.two@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2012-09-01
Comments:
I was most interested to see the photos of the Wilson family stones near Clayton, Ontario where the family settled in 1815.
 

Name: doreen stanton <daviddoreen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-07-26
Comments:
i am looking for info on my gg grandparents john dunn and margaret campbell who came to canada from scotland in the 1840s. thanks
 

Name: Levaughn Virgoe <levaughnvirgoe@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2012-05-30
Comments:
I am starting a search. Looking for information on my ggg grandfather Henry Hudson. He was born in Lanark (Darling) Ontario in 1824. Married Mary Brown in 1857. Died in 1904. I would like to know any information on his parents or grandparents.
 

Name: Nouman Ameen <info@topcointl.com>
Date: 2012-03-28
Comments:
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Name: Wendy (Rodger) Dooley <kentwendy@shaw.ca>
Date: 2012-03-06
Comments:
Hi again, Keith,
As previously reported the search feature on this site is not working. Just clicking in the search window gets me...
Let your visitors search your website Add a site search engine to your website today. Get your search engine for free, or select an ad-free professional version..etc etc etc..
HELP, PLEASE!!!

 

Name: Wendy (Rodger) Dooley <kentwendy@shaw.ca>
Date: 2012-02-27
Comments:
When I type the first surname letter into the search window I am 'jumped' to .....FreeFind Let your visitors search your website Add a site search engine to your website today....

i.e. your search feature is not working! H
How do I access a search feature for the Lanark County site?

 

Name: Tracy Munro <macyco@telus.net>
Date: 2012-02-24
Comments:
I just discovered my Lanark connection last night when researching my Munro family. My paternal g g grandfather was Alexander Munro (1841-1911). I am hopeful that someone may be able to direct me to more history and photos of the Munro family. I did find the Away Back book on line and it has oodles of good stuff. Thanks in advance!
Sincerely, Tracy

 

Name: Earle Gilchrist <earleg6@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-15
Comments:
Looking for information on my ggGrandfather and ggGrandmother Archibald Gilchrist and Ellen Taylor married April 10, 1838 at Lot 28,Conc. 10 of North Elmsley by Rev. William Bell.Children William, Barbary, Barbara Margaret.
Barbara Margaret was married to Lupton J Wrathall son of George Robinson Wrathall

 

Name: Marge Kapas <mkapas@telus.net>
Date: 2012-02-01
Comments:
Am researching this region also, but due to illness have been off line for a year & hope to be in full stride now.
-- Andrew Munro etc

 

Name: Robert McConnell <mcconnellrd@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-05
Comments:
I am currently researching my family history. Several sources indicated that my Irish ancestors settled in Lanark County. Potential residents include Henry McConnell and Johanna Brislan. I am from Adams, Massachusetts, and I am now looking to focus my family research on Lanark...
 

Name: Christina O'Sullivan <mrscmlathrop@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-29
Comments:
Hello! My father, grandfather, and <a href="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~snaylor/OntarioGraveMarkers/Lanark/Beckwith/PineGrov/502954.jpg">great-great-grandfather (with great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother)</a> are buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Beckwith Township.

I learned today that I have a great-aunt I never knew of before, a Lillian DeCoster (b. 1910) who married a D. Reardon. She is listed in a August 5, 1926 item in the Carp Review about returning from visiting friends, immediately above William Munson (g.g.grandfather) and his grandson Forest (my grandfather). I don't suppose anyone knows anything else?
I'd be happy to learn of additional descendants or ancestors of William H Munson (1861-1950, married in 1881 in Nepean) and Caroline Keyes (1857-1934).

 

Name: John H Lumsden <tlumsden@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2011-11-10
Comments:
Keith, impressive site. I think I have found our connection through Emma, sister of my grandmother Isobella Perrin. Along with others with DNA connections to Dublin, Scotland, Virginia and Oklahoma we are trying to find origin of John Lumsden, married in 1836 in Perth to Anne Leach. Children farmed in Montague with many descendents. Based upon immigration patterns and origin of many of the Leachs, we presume John came from Ireland, probably Wexford area. Many of John's descendents documented but unable to cross the Atlantic.
 

Name: George Buchanan <kinggeorge65@msn.com>
Date: 2011-11-04
Comments:
My Buchanan line began in Lanark co. in 1829. My great great grandfather and grandmother are buried in Tennnyson Cemetery and it is experiencing serious erosion.I would like to replace it. What is the procedure and how can I make contact with a gravestone maker.
I p;lan on visiting their this summer, but would like everything worked out before. Also where exactly is the Tennyson cemetery?

 

Name: Sherry <alreadydid3@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-02
Comments:
Your search engine keeps redirecting me to Free Find and won't let me search
 

Name: Beverly Salkeld <beverlysalkeld@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-23
Comments:
Keith great site would it be ok if I copied a couple of your photos to possible republish ... they are located in the Gibson family burial site... if you would like I have a two page copy of their story .. and I will happily send that in exchange for permission to use the photos. Regards Beverly Salkeld
 

Name: Donna Rekve <dkrekve@telus.net>
Date: 2011-08-05
Comments:
Great work. Haven't found my ancestors yet, but sites like this sure help. Thanks for all your time and effort.
Donna

 

Name: Marvin M. Smyth <mmsmyth@juno.com>
Date: 2011-06-23
Comments:
My ancestor was William Horricks (1789-1880)who was a military settler of Lanark County. William was in the British army serving in the war against Napoleon and then in 1814 shipped to Canada to fight the Americans in the War of 1812. He served in Drummond's army at Fort Erie. After his military service he was granted 100 acres in Drummond Township, Lanark County. He married Isabella Jackson (1799- ) (an emigrant from Scotland) in 1823 and they had 13 children.
 

Name: Joyce Andersen <joysea34@telus.net>
Date: 2011-04-27
Comments:
Looking for information of McCabe Family & Grace Family.
 

Name: Joyce Andersen <joysea34@telus.net>
Date: 2011-04-27
Comments:
Looking for information of McCabe Family & Grace Family.
 

Name: Noreen W. Charron <storytym@rogers.com>
Date: 2011-04-04
Comments:
Postscript to recent visit - My grandmother Moreau (Clementine Leischman) is supposed to be linked in roots to Paisley in Scotland, ..... any more info?
 

Name: Noreen W. Charron (Moreau) <storytym@rogers.com>
Date: 2011-04-04
Comments:
Visiting Lanark county guest book again after success in 2006 (after writing my first book The Flowered Box Stories - now looking for my Grandmother Moreau's background - She was born Clementine Leischman in or around Braeside, Ontario and lived with my Grandfather Moreau in Arnprior(born in Almonte on State st. house) until the early twenties when she moved to Belleville Ontario. Noreen W. |Charron storytym@rogers.com !
 

Name: Noreen W. Charron (Moreau) <storytym@rogers.com>
Date: 2011-04-04
Comments:
Visiting Lanark county guest book again after success in 2006 (after writing my first book The Flowered Box Stories - now looking for my Grandmother Moreau's background - She was born Clementine Leischman in or around Braeside, Ontario and lived with my Grandfather Moreau in Arnprior(born in Almonte on State st. house) until the early twenties when she moved to Belleville Ontario. Noreen W. |Charron storytym@rogers.com !
 

Name: William Eugene Watson <watsoninbeacon@verizon.net>
Date: 2011-03-19
Comments:
Yours is one of the best sights that I have been on, however am a bit confused over contributors using your comment section as a message board.
 

Name: Roger E. Givens <rogergivensafam@gmail.com >
Date: 2011-02-26
Comments:
I was surprised not to find the Andrew Givens family listed in the Lanark pioneers section. they settled in Lanark Co. in 1822
 

Name: Elizabeth Vogelsang <eakings11@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-02-24
Comments:
I would really appreciate it if you could find anything on GrGrfather David Williams b. 1838 Lanark Ontario Presbyterian Farmer or his family. I believe that his father immigrated from Lanark Scotland.

Married possibly in Ontario and moved to PEI





 

Name: Elizabeth Vogelsang <eakings11@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-02-24
Comments:
I would really appreciate it if you could find anything on GrGrfather David Williams b. 1838 Lanark Ontario Presbyterian Farmer or his family. I believe that his father immigrated from Lanark Scotland.

Married possibly in Ontario and moved to PEI





 

Name: L Zuccari <lzuccari@frontier.com>
Date: 2011-02-23
Comments:
I have researched the family of Michael and Katherine Tovey, who left Lanark after coming there from Ireland in the 1830s. They ended up in Oklahoma when it was Indian Territory. I am looking for information about their lives in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Why did they leave?
 

Name: Vern Evenden <silverspurs23@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-21
Comments:
Was looking for Plant and Haley family members in Ontario. My great grandfather and great grandmother moved to North Dakota in the 1800's. Am enjoying the site and thank you for your help in making all information possible. Keep up the good work! Looks like both sides of my family history has roots in Canada. The other name is Tetrault and Brunelle with a little American Indian blood throw in.
 

Name: w garvin <wgarvin@telus.net>
Date: 2011-02-07
Comments:
Researching mother-in-laws family. She was
born in Carleton Place 1900. Family name Hopper.

 

Name: Gordon R Thompson <gordon15@sccoast.net>
Date: 2011-01-11
Comments:
Anyone have information on Mary Jane Parks, born 01/19/1870, married Thomas Strong. After his death married Wilfred Newton, lived in Maberly, Ontario. Six children were born to Mary and Thomas, 1. Austin 2 Stella 3 Sarah 4 Douglas 5 Evelyn (my mother) and Edna.
Thanking you in advance for any information. Peace.


 

Name: William McArthur <wmmcarthur@rogers.com>
Date: 2011-01-07
Comments:
My father Archibald McArthur came to Canada in the 1920's. He had an older brother John, a minister, who came out to Canada 1934 living in Hamilton Ontario and went back to Scotland in 1935. My father also had a younger brother James. I believe his father's name may have been John and his mother father was a minister. My father insisted my middle name should be Irvine. He visit the Isle of Man.Enjoyed watching the rangers and Celtics play.
 

Name: Howard McIntosh <howardmcintosh@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-10-29
Comments:
My Great-grandmother - Caroline Elizabeth Caldwell, was born in Bathurst, Lanark, Canada 3 Nov 1826. Her father name is David Caldwell. We are hoping we could a birth Date and place for David Caldwell

Thank you,

 

Name: Donald Smart <ldsmart@tlb.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2010-09-06
Comments:

Does anyone know where I can find the old copies of the Arnprior Watchman.I would like paper of April 4,1919.
There is supposed to be wedding (Smart-Grant) on page one.

 

Name: Donald Burroughs <donald.burroughs@live.com>
Date: 2010-05-12
Comments:
Hello
I am currently researching my 3rd great grandfather Edward Burroughs (maybe Burrows sp?). I am looking for the place of burial and my only lead is his son James who was born in 1834 in Perth County, Morrington (Mornington?) Township, ON.,Canada. His son left there to Manitoba in 1880. There is no mention to my knowledge that his father Edward and mother Jane Ballard (sp?) went with them. Might someone have knowledge which could help me locate Edward's last whereabouts?
Thanks, Donald Burroughs

 

Name: Arnold Irvine <airvine@vianet.ca >
Date: 2010-05-10
Comments:
Hello: I am looking for detailed information on the children of Samuel Crampton and Ann Rathwell. They had ten children and interested particular in Samuel Cramptons Jr. Family and Mary Crampton's family she married Charles Stewart and his sister married my great great grandfather George Crampton. I have a 1000 pages on this family but wanted more details on the ones highlighted. Thank you

Arnold Irvine
R. R. # 2,
EMO, ONT
POW 1E0

 

Name: Arnold Irvine <airvine@vianet.ca >
Date: 2010-05-10
Comments:
Hello: I am looking for detailed information on the children of Samuel Crampton and Ann Rathwell. They had ten children and interested particular in Samuel Cramptons Jr. Family and Mary Crampton's family she married Charles Stewart and his sister married my great great grandfather George Crampton. I have a 1000 pages on this family but wanted more details on the ones highlighted. Thank you

Arnold Irvine
R. R. # 2,
EMO, ONT
POW 1E0

 

Name: Glen Street <glenhandy4@me.com>
Date: 2010-04-29
Comments:
I am looking for Families who came to Lanark, Montague, between 1797 and 1810. There does not seem to be any records for these people. I am Looking for John Hutton a son of William Hutton. John died about 1801. Jesse McIntier b1743 - 1834. His son Victor McIntier b 1769 - d 1806 at
Lanark, Montague, Ont. 1802 Cencus of Leeds & Grenville, shows these families in Montague Township.

 

Name: Anne Thomlison <annethomlison@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-28
Comments:
Many thanks for all your hard work.
 

Name: Arnold Irvine <airvine@vianet.ca>
Date: 2010-04-27
Comments:
Do you have much data on Big Samuel Crampton and Ann Rathwell. particular the two Stewart Connections and the Atcheson connection. Thank you.

Arnold Irvine.

 

Name: Ann Martin <anmartin1@rogers.com>
Date: 2010-04-16
Comments:
Great site, Keith has done a wonderful job.
Question, could anyone tell me anything about the history of Laidley Cemetery in Maberly? I have spoken to the manager and he was very helpful but we can't seem to locate where our great grandparents are buried. William Moss died in 1925 and his death certificate states he was buried in Maberly, nothing more. Elizabeth Moss, his wife, died in 1937 and the service was held at the United Church in Maberly. There was nothing to indicate where she was buried. Two of their children are buried in Maberly as well as a sister and brother of William. Does anyone know if this cemetery was previous called Maberly United?
Is there an R.R. number of Laidley. Interestingly, the son of William and Elizabeth, John Moss, who provided the information on the death certificate for William, resided at R.R. 2 Maberly.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

 

Name: Robert R. Dolan <cougar5vers@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-13
Comments:
Have many relatives who immigrated from Ireland to this area. Most settled in Pakenham. Surnames of Dolan, Mantle. I believe my gggrandfather and mother (Dolans) immigrated in 1846 to Bytown after landing in Montreal area, (Michael and Martha Dolan and son John) according to book, "Canadian Immigrant Records, Part 2). Browsing your site for first time.
 

Name: Donald <ldsmart@tlb.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2010-03-24
Comments:
This is a great site

I am looking for an Angus Grant, I believe born in the Lanark area about 1852. He later moved to Minnesota, USA and married Anna Hill.Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you

 

Name: John Lewis Laughlin <dr.john_123@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-02-09
Comments:
William Horricks had 14 not 13 children
 

Name: Earl Mather <earl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-12
Comments:
In Greenwood cemetery listing my brother Glen Mather and his family David and Stephanie are listed under the surmane Wilson. Glen Wilson Mather is the proper name
Wilsonis was his second name

 

Name: Rob Miller <vu_Miller4092@dangerbase.com>
Date: 2009-10-13
Comments:
cool site
 

Name: Claudia Sylvah <claudicious1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-12
Comments:
I was looking for my great grandmother's obituary in the Perth Courier around November 4-7, 1921 for Bridget McCann (Donnelly). I had the info. once and lost it. I have deep roots in the Lanark Co. area. Thank you for letting me look at your site.

Claudia

 

Name: Gordon R Thompson <gordon15@sccoast.net>
Date: 2009-07-29
Comments:
If anyone has genealogy info. on the Strongs/Parks/Wilfred Newton families that lived in the Perth, Maberly area I would appreciate hearing from you. My mother Evelyn Selna Strong was the fifth child of six children born to Mary Parks and Thomas Strong. I would like information on my mothers brothers and sisters.
Thanks a lot.

 

Name: margaret regan gerritse <buns_hun@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-06-30
Comments:
my great great grandfather came there , from ireland with the peter robinson settlers. margaret regan gerritse
 

Name: Betty Jane Durham Bailey <Bbailey415@aol.com>
Date: 2009-06-12
Comments:
Hello! I am the Durham family historian/ "genealogist". My great, great grandfather, John Durham, is buried in Barrie in Simcoe County. Among siblings I've found so far, was a brother, James Blanchfield Durham, who married Harriett C. Saunders. I'm certain the Blanchfield came from a family name (probably the maternal side); however, I haven't been able to find any info about the Blanchfields. Can anybody help me?
 

Name: Robert Cameron <bcameron516@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-06-07
Comments:
My family roots are in Almonte and I would like to visit in July. Can anyone tell me how to find Auld Kirk Cemetary and Tennyson Cemetery. I beleive Tenny cemetetary is in Drummond Township. Thanks for any help, Bob Cameron
 

Name: Keith Sly <kasly@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2009-05-01
Comments:
I was directed to your site by the webmaster at LCGS. I am trying to locate the transcription of the records from the Perth Military Settlement which I believe was available on the old LCGS site. I have consulted it a number of times in the past but can no longer find it. Perhaps I am mistaken about the location. Are you familiar with this transcription and its location?

 

Name: Johanna Cumberbirch <Jo_cumberbirch@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-04-07
Comments:
We have just purchased a home in North Sherbrooke and I assume we are now part of the Lanark highlands. We are looking forward to exploring.....
 

Name: Donald Fournier <donaldfournier@rogers.com>
Date: 2009-03-03
Comments:
Finally checked the whole guest book. Not a Fournier in the book. Can't believe no one looking for Dixon, Lalonde, Desjarlaise, Stoot[Stock, Stout], Kirkham, Jackman, Foster.However if anyone knows anything about Elisabeth Stoot, married Augustin Fournier on Dec 3, 1833 at St. Andrew's, Perth, please let me know. The same about Sarah Jane Foster, married Augustus Fournier. Jan 4, 1865
 

Name: Donald Fournier <donaldfournier@rogers.com>
Date: 2009-03-03
Comments:
Finally checked the whole guest book. Not a Fournier in the book. Can't believe no one looking for Dixon, Lalonde, Desjarlaise, Stoot[Stock, Stout], Kirkham, Jackman, Foster.However if anyone knows anything about Elisabeth Stoot, married Augustin Fournier on Dec 3, 1833 at St. Andrew's, Perth, please let me know. The same about Sarah Jane Foster, married Augustus Fournier. Jan 4, 1865
 

Name: Donald Fournier <donaldfournier@rogers.com>
Date: 2009-03-03
Comments:
Finally checked the whole guest book. Not a Fournier in the book. Can't believe no one looking for Dixon, Lalonde, Desjarlaise, Stoot[Stock, Stout], Kirkham, Jackman, Foster.However if anyone knows anything about Elisabeth Stoot, married Augustin Fournier on Dec 3, 1833 at St. Andrew's, Perth, please let me know. The same about Sarah Jane Foster, married Augustus Fournier. Jan 4, 1865
 

Name: charles wiseley <wiseleycha@aol.com>
Date: 2009-02-19
Comments:
Great site.
Looking for information on various Lennox family members ca. 1860-1885, particularly, James Gordon Lennox. who was married to Samantha Bishop. One of their daughters, ie Sarah Melissa Lennox was born October 09, 1863, in either Sherbrooke or Lavant Township. This is not the ancestor that I am looking for but it might help me with James Gordon Lennox and possibly his father. Thanks

 

Name: William Bourque <wmbourque@Sympatico.ca>
Date: 2009-02-18
Comments:
My mother Gladys Easton was born in Smiths Falls but this is one branch of the family that I haven't really focused on. My immediate families are Bourque's, Burke's, Easton's,Pask's and of course Easton's Corner's is one location that I have my eye on. My computer skills are limited but I don't give up easily at 82.
 

Name: Herbert Noble <herbertnoble@cs.com>
Date: 2009-02-14
Comments:
Joseph Laforty's maternal descendant, who served in the 1812 war in the Canadian Fencibles and received a Crown Land Patent in Leeds. "Bud" Noble 905 716-1106
 

Name: Bonnie <george.bonnie@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2009-02-11
Comments:
My great grandfather and grandfather were born in Smiths Falls..yet you have nothing on Cassell..1847-1900 and before 1847??? Any queries about them?
 

Name: peggy babineau <pb24@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2009-01-24
Comments:
Keith, you and your wife have done a remarkable job, and i love the fact that you included the wives maiden names, which really helps. I know it has been a tremendous job, but i have one question. Will you or is anyone taking pictures of the Crawford cemetary, the whole place, as i have lots of relatives buried there as well. Would love to hear back from you when you get the time. Again, keep up the great work, sure has made my family tree fill in some gaps.
 

Name: Bruce Ballantyne <bballantyne@cyberus.ca>
Date: 2009-01-03
Comments:
On one of your obituary pages from the Perth Courier (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onlanark/NewspaperClippings/Spencer/PerthCourierEleven.htm) you include the notice of the death of my great great grandfather, Francis Ballantyne (d. October 9, 1874) of Kitley Township. There are two question marks in the entry. I can confirm both. He came from Newcastleton Scotland, a village in Roxburghshire in the Borders region. He and his family came to Canada in 1840 as indicated in the notice.

Best regards,
Bruce Ballantyne
Kanata ON

 

Name: L.P. Hammond <http://lanarkgavins.blogspot.com/>
Date: 2008-12-13
Comments:
I am researching Robert Gavin and Sarah Miller of
Dalhousie Twp, Lanark County. They lived around Poland.
Please refer to my blog -
http://lanarkgavins.blogspot.com/

 

Name: Mary Rowlands <maryjoycester@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-04-02
Comments:
Well organized site .
 

Name: Doreen Dean <o.dean@sasktel.net>
Date: 2008-03-05
Comments:
I am looking for ancestors of Arthur Lang/ William Lang which includes Bairds and Neilsons. Can someone help out. This is in Lanark and Carleton Place areas when they first came to Canada from Scotland. Thank You
 

Name: Sheila Stewart - Lafleur <flowers99@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2008-02-10
Comments:
what a GREAT website, so chucked full of valuable information I have spent days exploring and learning. Thanks kindly for helping people like myself trace their roots and learn valuable Canadian History. Keep up the good work!!!
 

Name: Darlene Watkins <d-watkins@shaw.ca>
Date: 2008-02-06
Comments:
I am trying to trace the family of my Grandfather William Newton Lee who came west about 1900. The family and those they married seem to all have come from the counties of Lanark and Leeds-Grenville and my mother used to hint of a connection to Ireland. Any usefull hints as to where to look would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Sandi Farmer <sandifarmer@shaw.ca>
Date: 2008-01-17
Comments:
Miceal McGoran married Mary Foley b in Ire. they had 4 or 5 kids one Johanna McGoran my husband gr grandmother she b in Ont she married Charles gerald Quinn b. in Ont his father Patrick b. in Ire mom ?
Johanna and Charles Quinn 1st 3 kids born in Almonte Harry
b 1875 , Lawrence b 1877 , Margret b 1878, 6kids b in mich
they moved to montecalm mich. in 1880 then moved to Vancouver BC 1918

Would be nice to find some Quinns and McGoran or Foley family from Ont so I can finish the family tree.
Thanks buy for now Sandi

 

Name: Daniel Nedoroski <dnedoroski@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-13
Comments:
I'm trying yo research my great grandparents JAMES QUINN and Mary DENEEN
who livred near Packenham for 14 years before they emigrated to Wisconsin
in 1869. My grandfather Maurice was born 11 April 1856. Can you help me?

 

Name: Daniel Nedoroski <dnedoroski@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-13
Comments:
I'm trying yo research my great grandparents JAMES QUINN and Mary DENEEN
who livred near Packenham for 14 years before they emigrated to Wisconsin
in 1869. My grandfather Maurice was born 11 April 1856. Can you help me?

 

Name: Olav H. den Ouden <2ulips@rogers.com>
Date: 2008-01-10
Comments:
If Keith Thompson has the opportunity to read this, could you contact me, you email address @netscape.ca has bounced back twice now. - Olav
 

Name: Elizabeth Jackson Schroeder <lizandwally@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2007-12-19
Comments:
My Grandfather, Albert Jackson, grew up in Innisville, a son of James Jackson and Elizabeth Ireton.
He married Gertrude Haines of Collingwood, ON. They owned and operated the Lavant Station Hotel. They had four children while there, one being my father John. They left Lavant in 1919 when they purchased a Hotel in Cobden ON.
Would appreciate hearing from anyone connected to the Jackson or Ireton families, even anecdotal.

 

Name: Andrea Boesen <dreabozn@AOL.com>
Date: 2007-11-26
Comments:
Just getting started searching for the Borlands. My maternal family line started in Scotland, came through Darling township, Lanark county, Canada until it final arrived in Fayette county, Iowa, USA. This happened sometime between 1855 and 1857. Being a history buff, I am digging deep. ~ Andrea
 

Name: James Tower <jdt20165@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-11-09
Comments:
I am researching our family in the Lanark area (the Wright and Dunn) families. I would like to contribute pictures to your website. How do I go about doing that? Jim Tower
 

Name: Mary-Lynne Haley <paulandmary-lynne@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2007-10-22
Comments:
I am a descendent of William Knight and Margaret Pretty. I found your site through ancestry.ca.
 

Name: Elizabeth George <bgeorge425@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-11
Comments:
I am a g-g-g grandaughter of a John Harrison who, having retired from the British Army, was given land in Lanark Township, Lot 25, Concession 5, consisting of 100 acres, in 1821. He was married to Ann or Nancy McIntosh. He fathered many children: Henry was born in 1824 in Lanark; Jane was born at Perth in 1825; Angus in 1826; Peter in 1828, Duncan in 1829; Donald in 1831; Isaac in 1832. This is a partial list as there were 17 children in all. Is anyone familiar with this family?
 

Name: Andrew Houliston <andrew.houliston@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-19
Comments:
Thanks for a great and useful site.

I'm researching the Houliston / Holliston (and other variants) family worldwide.

My website has info on the pedigree of the Holliston family in Ontario in general including Adam Houliston/Holliston who married Margaret Rothwell and then Jane Donohue.

Children of Margaret/Adam:
Adamina (Ada, Ad or Adamenia) married James Francis Corbett
William married Jessie Young
Son of Jane/Adam:
Robert

http://houliston.lisaandroger.com

Feel free to make contact!

Andrew
Cape Town, South Africa

 

Name: Wanda Leclerc <bcampbell@igs.net>
Date: 2007-08-11
Comments:
Looking for information about the Allans of Balderson, Drummond township.
 

Name: Wendy D. Bishop <wrwillis@kos.net>
Date: 2007-08-02
Comments:
I am trying to find a town called "Curryville" My ancestors apparantely lived there.
 

Name: karen lawson <kllawson@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-22
Comments:
Great site. I am looking for any info on my family who have lived in Lanark County since 1820 or thereabouts - Sheil (also spelled as Shail or Shiel), Meredith, Bennett, Kidd, Pounder, Ireton.
 

Name: Gordon R Thompson <gthompson15@sc.rr.com>
Date: 2007-04-15
Comments:
Anyone have genealogy information on Mary Jane Parks, born 01/19/1870/ Married Thomas Strong and upon his death she married Wilfred Newton. Lived in Maberly, Ontario. Six children were born to Mary and Thomas. 1. Austin 2. Stella 3. Sarah 4 Douglas 5 Evely and 6 Edna
Appreciate any help.

 

Name: jomugujojo magajojo <jomugujojo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-29
Comments:
i dey maga good work
 

Name: Helen W, Mercer <hwmerc@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2007-03-22
Comments:
What a great site. I keep finding something new. I am searching the family of Richard Brunton from Fife Scotland and this site has given wonderful information.
 

Name: Karen Lydick <karenfamilyroots@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-13
Comments:
I am looking for information about William and Jane (Fallen) Woods who lived in Pakenham during the late 1880s. Their daughter, Janet Woods, married John Carter Wilson and moved with him and their children to Forest River, North Dakota. Their son, James Henry "Harry" Wilson, was my grandfather.
 

Name: Kendra Kerr (Nee: McJuray) <rkkerr@sasktel.net>
Date: 2007-02-05
Comments:
Wonderful site! I am a descendant of the MAJAURY family. My GG grandparents were Henry and Jennie(CRAWFORD)MAJAURY. My G grandfather was Charlie MAJAURY, my grandfather was George(Henry)McJuray and my father is Ken McJuray. Where and why the name changed is unknown, any information would be appreciated.
I'm just starting to put a family tree together, and this site has been very helpful. Thank you!

 

Name: HEATHER ANDERSON <hsanderson44@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2007-02-02
Comments:
enjoys web site but would like to find pictures on the Anderson and Amell family my great grandmother was Mary Amell and Thomas Anderson from Perth Ontario or Larkard Ontario. Would you know the email for Mark Grantham who purchase the family bible in 2001 it would help me so much.
Thanks
Heather Anderson

 

Name: Ernie Cardinal <cardinal@sasktel.net>
Date: 2007-01-13
Comments:
very good
 

Name: Abbie Gourgon <alstromaria@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-10
Comments:
First off, great website :)

Secondly, I want to post a follow-up to another post in here made by Rosemarie Connah searching for Gload and Connah fammilies in Pontiac. I'm from the same Gload family and if you read this please e-mail me and I'll happily pass along what I have. I tried e-mailing you but the address here is invalid now. Happy researchign to everyone out there!

 

Name: Kathy Sheppard Penne <kmpresearch@aol.com>
Date: 2006-12-29
Comments:
Looking for Great Grandmother in Smiths Falls Lanark County Canada. Her Name was Whilamina Eliza Jane McGillvary. Father name Thomas McGillvary Mother Wilhemina. Whilamina Eliza Jane McGillvary b. Smiths Falls Ontario Canada Dec. 30th 1870. Can anyone help with finding if this is right. And inf on the McGillvary Family. Thank You Kathy
 

Name: Michael Thompson <mgthompson@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-12-28
Comments:
Greetings from Almonte:

Just searching for Thompson History and lo and behold your name popped up, so close to home. My relatives homesteaded on the Indian River Road near Pembroke and I have been trying to trace them back into Ireland with little or no luck. Any suggestions. My phone # is (613)256-2593

Mike Thompson

 

Name: Annette Code <codeannette@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-06
Comments:
Hello Keith: Took me ages to find this website to pass it along to one of the Halpenny's who is researching that family. I had the pictures in my favourites, but no website. I recently returned from Ireland and have some records from there. I also purchased the Cantwell Memorial CD with 'readable' grave stones recorded by Church. I also purchased a CD 1798 Restitution Grants which by County list those who received money for damages during the Uprising. I still haven't sent you the Code gravemarkers I photo'd while in Ontario 9/05, they are on a computer that quit but amazingly are still there. My printer/scanner has quit too. Annette Code(Codd/Codde/Coad)
 

Name: Daniel Nedoroski <dnedoroski@aol.com>
Date: 2006-11-21
Comments:
My greatgrandparents James Quinn and grandfather Maurice Quinn
emigrated to Wisconsin from Packenham, Lanark County,Ontario
in 1869 after living in Packenham for 14 years.

 

Name: Jo Ann Goldwater <jogold@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-10-14
Comments:
Thanks for a great web page and an unexpected find. I was able to find the record of the marriage of my great uncle, Israel Goldwater in 1898 Now I have a taste of searching for roots I have to find more of these interestesting facts.
 

Name: Bernie Buechman <cassy@nrtco.net>
Date: 2006-10-04
Comments:
A Super WebSite! A Lot of work has gone into your site And It has Been a Great Help.Keep It Up.

Bernie Buechman Pembroke,Ont.

 

Name: Connie Johns <c-johns@excite.com>
Date: 2006-08-31
Comments:
I moved away from Almonte some time ago, but have had great fun exploring my family tree from this site. Many thanks to Keith Thompson for his hard work and information he shares with us all.
I found the headstones of my Guthrie relatives (4 Times G grand dad ( postmaster at Tatlock, no less ) totally facinating stuff!!

 

Name: Steve Watt <swatt@ixiacom.com>
Date: 2006-08-30
Comments:
found family references, very interesting.
 

Name: Joan Molyneaux <molynbj@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-25
Comments:
Great to find the "little extra's" that can bring a family that's gone, back to life!
 

Name: Jane Blanchfield <j.blanchfield@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-08-16
Comments:
I still haven't found the Julian brothers in the 1901 Census - found all but one in the 1911 Census. However, a chance contact with a cousin and our combined information have located the parents and other ancestors of the "orphan" brothers (Walter, Thomas, James). Anyone of the Julian family is welcome to contact me for more information.
 

Name: Virginia Cullen <bagwell@mchsi.com>
Date: 2006-08-01
Comments:
no comment
 

Name: Hazel Dean <hdjdsprgvly@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-24
Comments:
I was thrilled to see the headstone of my GGGgrandfather & grandmother Hugh McIntyre in the Rosetta Cemetery. Keep up the great work.
Hazel Dean

 

Name: Ally Dunham <allycat_wise@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-06
Comments:
Amazing sight. The articles and other things you've managed to compile is amazing. Thanks so very much for the use of this site and the information.
I have a lot of unknown family in the Perth/Ompah area, and all the help I can get, I NEED!!
Thanks again and this is a great site.

 

Name: karen BYERS HINDS <doug.hinds@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-05-24
Comments:
Thanks for all your hard work.
Karen BYERS HINDS

 

Name: John Lewis Laughlin <johnllaughlin@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-15
Comments:
One of the very best sites on the internet. I have made many connedtions through its help. Searching Lewis, Quinn, Plunckett, Barr, Eady, Fanning, Ferguson.
 

Name: Tui (Susan) Menzies <penamenz@nexicom.net>
Date: 2006-05-10
Comments:
3 x great granddaughter of Thomas Cavers and Arthur Lang,
Lanark County pioneers, with links to the Nielsons.
Love this website

 

Name: Ron Conlon <ron.conlon@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-05-04
Comments:
Hi: I just got referred to the site - looking forward to using it - Born and raised in Perth - left in 1958 for university and never returned except to visit family.
 

Name: Kelly <misskelly1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-20
Comments:
Does anyone have any information on how to find adoption records from before 1900. I require information on William Kennedy who was adopted by Thomas and Sebina (Sevina) Kennedy. William was born on October 11, 1885. I require information on his birth parents. I have been told who they are but cannot find any proof of it.
 

Name: Leah <gopher@primus.ca>
Date: 2006-04-20
Comments:
I have supplied Henry with the website link for Lanark County
http://www.county.lanark.on.ca/site3.aspx

 

Name: Henry Baier <hennaco@ncf.ca>
Date: 2006-04-11
Comments:
I came to this site hoping to connect with members of the County administration, particularly Sylvia Cobourn. Sadly, the site appears not to provide a "contact us" facility.

Henry

 

Name: Gwen and Rob <canadagwen@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-26
Comments:
Amazing site thank you for your help in research. From all the site we have visited yours is the best.
 

Name: Donald Smart <donald.smart@tlb.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-03-17
Comments:


Just droped in to check on any " Langs or Smarts from
Lanark or Ramsay, and to give my new address.
This is a great site

 

Name: Gwilanne Parker <lmcarlos@rogers.com>
Date: 2006-03-15
Comments:
Hello:

I am looking for info on my grandmothers family. She was born in Lanark in approx 1918. Her name was Elizabeth Daisy MacFarlane. Her father was Adam MacFarlane and her mother was Nette (Burns) MacFarlane. They had 2 boys and 4 girls- John, James, Julia, Isabelle, Maggie(Margaret) and Elizabeth (Bette) Nette and Isabelle are buried in the same grave outside of Lanark. I believe quite possibly pinegrove cem. by grandmother either on same gravesite or close by. I know Maggie lived in Lanark up until 1986 I believe she is still there and has a daughter named Heather. If anyone has any info, please contact me at my email. Thanks

 

Name: Debbie Carey <dc34@golden.net>
Date: 2006-03-10
Comments:
Congratulations Keith on your Award of Excellence! You deserve it for all your hard work in posting everyone's research and adding your own. You have really helped alot of people. Also a BIG THANK YOU to all those who have contributed. Great job!
 

Name: starlight ferguson <crazysexy88@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2006-03-02
Comments:
just found this site and realized my gramas side of the family is manion and majore pretty kool. keep up the work
 

Name: Marvin Thibeault <thibeaultmcm@eyesurf.net>
Date: 2006-02-26
Comments:
revisit
 

Name: Marvin Thibeault <thibeaultmcm@eyesurf.net>
Date: 2006-02-26
Comments:
Thank you, Lanark County & more importantly Darling Township are of interest in my search of Manion/MacFarlane/Major/Ranger surnames to establish my Mothers family history
 

Name: Charles Chamberlain <charchamberlain@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-02-26
Comments:
Looking for any information about the Chamberlain family that settled in the Carleton Place area. <br> <br>My grandfather was James Chamberlain
 

Name: Jacie <JMehetable@aol.ocm>
Date: 2006-02-25
Comments:
The following is an obit on Edwin Caswell. He married my gg aunt, Sarah ALTON nee Simons. <br> <br>The Rideau Record, issue date Thursday, March 10 1904 <br>Death of Edwin Caswell A familiar figure is removed from Smith's Falls by the death of Mr. Edwin Caswell which occurred at an early hour yesterday morning. Mr. Caswell <br>suffered from a stroke of paralysis about twenty years ago. It left him lame and his health had been impaired since that time but he been able to go about until about three months ago when he was taken very ill. He had been <br>confined to his bed the greater part of the time and gradually became weaker and weaker until for some weeks past all hope of his complete recovery had been given up. Mr. Caswell had the agency for several well known works of <br>literature and made quite a success of that business. Deceased was the second son of Mrs. James Caswell, Main street. Except for a few years spent in Cleveland, Ohio, he had lived the whole of his life in Smith's Falls or <br>vicinity and was known to nearly every person hereabouts. He was 58 years of age and is survived by one son William, of Cleveland, besides his mother, four brothers and three sisters.
 

Name: Janet Dowdall <Brijandowdall@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-20
Comments:
Sorry for any inconvience for anyone who has tried to contact me. This is my current e-mail address. <br> <br>Janet
 

Name: Evelyn Leroux <evelynleroux@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2006-02-10
Comments:
Researching Green/Service/Wiseman
 

Name: Evelyn Leroux <evelynleroux@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2006-02-10
Comments:
Researching Green/Service/Wiseman
 

Name: Linda J. Lokay nee Sheridan <Cookyladi3@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-06
Comments:
Living in Florida has limited how many places I can visit to find my relatives near Perth. Your site has been a joy to visit. Thank you.
Linda Sheridan Lokay

 

Name: Richard Garrett <RGGarrett@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-01-25
Comments:
Researching family of James Foster (1787-1889).
 

Name: Carolyn L. <.@.>
Date: 2006-01-21
Comments:
And well deserved it is, too !!! Thanks for your excellent website. -------------------------
" Lanark County Award of Excellence 2005 Heritage and Volunteerism presented to Keith Thompson"

 

Name: Art <sandartrob@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-19
Comments:
This info is for Keith Thompson. Thomas R. Gibbons 1805--1862 buried at Flackville NY.
 

Name: M <looking_4_kin@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2006-01-12
Comments:
Found some good information here
Have added a link to your site on mine
Looking 4 Kin Genealogy Links & Chat
http://www.looking4kin.com

 

Name: don andrews <don_andrews@rogers.com>
Date: 2006-01-05
Comments:
as i am originaly fom almonte,i view all the valley sites, i also have relations from that area,late 1800's and early 1900's,they all have moved on or decease,very impressed with your site and i will be visiting it very often,when i go to almonte,i generally,go north at perth.stop in balderson for ice cream and cheese,then on to middleville,clayton and almonte,it is all beautiful courty, i hope to return to the area in a few very short years.
keep up the good work on the site
don andrews

 

Name: Marianne Tripp Punshon <mipunshon@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2006-01-01
Comments:
What a great website. I live in Australia and a few months ago I had never heard of Lanark County. I had to buy a map to get an image of where it was. Today I found the graves of some of ancestors in the cemetery pages. Thank you for a very informative, easy to use source of information.
 

Name: Larry Jones <larry.jones@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2005-12-30
Comments:
My first visit to you web site
 

Name: Lansing G. Affleck <strandboard@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-25
Comments:
G'day, g'day, I'm from the Valley. I was raised in Lanark Village and born in the G.W.M. Hospital in Perth, Ontario on July 23, 1935. My dad was Publisher/Editor/Owner of the Lanark Era as well as being Reeve of the Village and Warden of Lanark County. I currently reside in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and am in Timmins, Ontario for the Christmas Vacation. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all.
 

Name: Marty Stephens <nostars@wowway.com>
Date: 2005-12-21
Comments:
I'm researching the descendants of John and Nancy (Walker) Craig.
 

Name: Helen Blair <upaboveseeds@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2005-12-19
Comments:
Excellent source of info. Have already e-mailed the web site address to my sister in Vancouver. A Robson man originally from Perth was once the premier of BC. The man is buried in Victoria. She came upon the grave quite unexpectedly.
 

Name: Paul Dulmage <paul@dulmage.ca>
Date: 2005-12-14
Comments:
Keith:

This is a great site. I have visited it before but never
signed in. This site can hold your interest for hours at
a time. Congratulations on award. keep the good work.

 

Name: nancy leeder <stranberg@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-07
Comments:
thanks for the look about. Looking for any information about kehoe family they lived in drummound or robert and maude hill (lane) from smiths falls
 

Name: sharon Clark <sclark05@sprint.ca>
Date: 2005-12-01
Comments:
GREAT SITE !! CONGRATULATINS ON YOUR WELL DESERVED AWARD
 

Name: Jayne Munro <jmunro@magma.ca>
Date: 2005-11-30
Comments:
Keith:
A well deserved award!
Congratulations!
Thanks for presenting Lanark County and our history to the world!
It's a great place live!
We would be lost without your dedication and countless hours maintaining this website.
You have successful rescued from scrapbooks, files, and shoeboxes the history of Lanark County and its' family connections & photos, historical articles and newspaper clipping.

Again, congratulations and many thanks
Jayne

 

Name: Eileen <eileenb@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2005-11-28
Comments:
Hello Keith.
Kudos on this richly deserved award for the invaluable service you provide anyone even remotely interested in Lanark County history. Your generosity in sharing this information--- for many years--- has benefited so many of us whose ancestors migrated to this County in distant times.
Congratulations, and again, many thanks
Regards, Eileen

 

Name: Donna Lowry <penlow@trytel.com>
Date: 2005-11-28
Comments:
Congratulations on receiving our County award for heritage and volunteering. Your website is a wonderful source of local history. I am very glad that you have been recognized for your contribution and thank you for giving the rest of us such a priceless resource.
Sincerely,
Donna

 

Name: Roz <swan_feather52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-11-26
Comments:
Hi again Keith,
I want to congratulate you on your award. Itis nice to see that you have been recognized for all your hard work.

 

Name: Roz <swan_feather52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-11-23
Comments:
Hi Keith,
As always I enjoy your site...I can't wait to enjoy all the new and then re-enjoy the old everytime I check out your site.
I have a few more pictures I'd like to send to add to what I have already sent, but I can't find your email address. Would you please post it here or send it to me. Thanks Keith

 

Name: Marie Mosher <patseanmorton@verizon.net>
Date: 2005-11-22
Comments:
I have been so grateful for these sites!!! Looking for information on relatives new to me, these sites are invaluable, thank-you, from a hungry searcher, looking for a way home. God Bless you all!
 

Name: Keith Zempel <k.zempel@mchsi.com>
Date: 2005-11-09
Comments:
Dear Keith,
Your web site helped me past a roadblock researching my mother's ancestors, the MILLER's and RADFORD's. Because of your site, I traveled to Canada in September and met 5 relatives I never heared of before this past May. THANKS!
Keith

 

Name: Wendy Frantz <wmacfrantz@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-08
Comments:
looking for info on my ancestors in the township of Ramsay (Ramsayville) about 1854

Sims (Syms) David born in Ireland 1834 and wife Margret born in Ireland 1828
Children:
James born 1854,Ramsayville.wife: Mary Ann, Rutledge, born 1860, Quebec

David J. born 1863, "

Isabella born 1866, Married John Wright
,

 

Name: Wendy Warwick <wwarwick@porchlight.ca>
Date: 2005-10-18
Comments:
I am interested in sharing and learning about several families that lived in Bathurst township: Warwick, Blair, Gamble, Truelove, Cameron. Also the Sample family from Stittsville area, and the Kennedy and Corrigan families from Arnprior area.
 

Name: Terry Neilson <coreskier@mac.com>
Date: 2005-10-17
Comments:
This site may be my only hope to fill some gaps and resolve inconsistancies in my family tree
 

Name: thorndyke <valjanebrooks@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-09
Comments:
I am trying to contact the manager at Laidley Cemetary, in Maberly, Ontario, canada. My 86 year old mother has ancestors in this cemetary and wished to be burried there as well. I have tried in vain to speak with someone that could help me and to this date have been unsuccessful. Perhaps you could help me. Thanks for your time.
 

Name: Lulu Matheson-Clark <elbis4@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-09-26
Comments:
My family tree "begins" in Ontario. Roderick Alexander Matheson (born 1854) was a barrister Perth, Ontario in the late 1800's and early 1900's. (His father was a Roderick A. Matheson, mother was Letiticia McIntyre Matheson) He was married and had 6 children. His wife left him (her name was Mathilda), moved to Columbus, Ohio, with her children, Roderick Garnet Matheson, Harold Alexander Matheson, Ruby Matheson. Tilly Matheson, Minnie and Ella (Ella died young). She raised her remaining children in Columbus. She divorced Roderick and remarried a man by the last name of Taylor.

Harold A. Matheson married Effie (Francis) Dolby and they had one daughter, Mildred.


Roderick G. Matheson married Beatrice Lovella Lowe and they had three children: Mary (Mabel) Katherine Matheson (1908-199?), Roderick Joseph Matheson (FEb.18, 1910 -Feb 2002), and Harry Edwin Matheson(1912-1938).

Roderick J. Matheson married Carolyn Agnus Trueax in 1935, Columbus, Ohio. They had 4 boys: Roderick Louis Matheson, Edwin Joseph Matheson, Louis Richard Matheson, and Gerald Leon Matheson. I am the daughter of Edwin Matheson.

Looking for info on Roderick and Anna Letitial McIntyre Matheson or any other kindred connections of this family.


 

Name: Arlene Smith <arleneasmith@rogers.com>
Date: 2005-09-26
Comments:
Looking for info on McFarlane, Major, Laframboise(Rosberry) families. Very interesting Site. Thanks for the tour.
 

Name: Lorraine Brown <forb6428@telus.net>
Date: 2005-09-18
Comments:
I am researching my Brown Family Tree. Robert Brown and Margaret Wayne (married) and their son George Brown and wife Isabelle McNichol. Any info greatly appreciated. Alexander Brown, son of George and Isabelle was my great grandfather. Lorraine
 

Name: William George Cookman <cookman@canada.com>
Date: 2005-09-12
Comments:
Found this site from reading Patrick Wohler's Family History Column in the Smiths Falls EMC newspaper for Friday September 9, 2005.
Looks great and as a good number of my relatives from both my parent's families came from Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Drummond and Perth I feel this site will be invaluable to me as I continue my genealogical research

 

Name: Evelyn Leroux <evelynlash@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-31
Comments:
Searching for any Greens related to the Greens who settled in Goulbourn beginning of the 1800s.
 

Name: John A Maguire <jamaguire@magma.ca>
Date: 2005-08-09
Comments:
Excellent Website! I am trying to find the birthdates of Leonard, Charles Howard, and Harry Hugo Maguire, my Uncles, who were born in Carleton Place ca 1860-1890.
 

Name: John A Maguire <jamaguire@magma.ca>
Date: 2005-08-09
Comments:
Excellent Website!
 

Name: Carol Ritchie <callie@rogers.com>
Date: 2005-06-23
Comments:
Great site, finding lots of leads.
 

Name: Kim Watchorn <kgailwatch@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2005-05-09
Comments:
Looking for information on grave sites of my ancestors Watchorns. I am also on any information on Joseph Baye and Ellen Slack. Joseph was born in 1855 and died in 1926. I am interested in finding Joseph's nationality and heritage. Any information would be helpful.
 

Name: Keri Cotton <tkcotton@msn.com>
Date: 2005-04-27
Comments:
I have queries posted on the Lanark County Site with an incorrect name and email address. They are for BAILEY, BARTON and WOOD. Can you help me to get them changed to Keri Cotton tkcotton@msn.com. Thanks.
 

Name: Kim Watchorn <kgailwatch@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2005-04-17
Comments:
Thanks for all the information. It has been a great help, It has saved me valuable time in tracking down family history. I hope to see where some of my ancestors are buried when I come to visit Ontario. Best wishes from the East Coast of Canada.
 

Name: Dave Alle <task-master@shaw.ca>
Date: 2005-04-11
Comments:
A Great site!! Visit it every month & always find something new & useful. Great work by all the people involved.
 

Name: Stephanie Cristina <scristina@rogers.com>
Date: 2005-03-28
Comments:
Hello again,
Just to clarify my previous entry - the Armstrongs/ Floyds I am searching for resided in Beckwith Township.

Wonderful site - thanks!

 

Name: Stephanie Cristina <scristina@rogers.com>
Date: 2005-03-28
Comments:
I am researching Armstrong relatives who I believe were in Lanark county between 1821 and 1860. I am trying to determine whether the William Armstrong listed at Con. 3 in the 1851 census is the son of Thomas Armstrong listed at Con. 8. I am also looking for birth records for William Armstrong (born Ontario 1828), Jane Floyd (born Ont. 1829) or a marriage record for the two. Also looking for a birth record for Samuel Armstrong, born to William Armstrong and Jane Floyd in 1864 or 1865). Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Name: Gloria MacKenzie <gloria.mackenzie@lac-bac.gc.ca>
Date: 2005-03-03
Comments:
Please note the first two links on the Beckwith portion of the site for early history will not open they produce an error code. Settlers (1816-1822, 1816-1824)

Nicely done, keep up the good work.GM Franktown ON

 

Name: tracey aubin <aubin01@allstream.net>
Date: 2005-02-20
Comments:
I am a Flinn descendant, grandaughter of Sarah E. Kinsella, and Leonard C. Hagan. Am looking for info about the Hagans. Henry was a plumber, and he and wife Annie E. Bellamy lived at #7 George St. Smiths Falls.
 

Name: Jane Blanchfield <j.blanchfield@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2005-02-03
Comments:
to Lorraine Brown who posted a message in 2003 and whose email at that time is no longer valid
"Researching Alexander McNichol and Jean Bremner and their family- especially their daughter Isabella who married George Brown. They are my gggrandparents."

I am the 4th great grandniece of Jean Bremner. Jean Bremner's sister Isabella Bremner married William Livingstone. I am descended from there.
I am willing to share information so contact me. Maybe we can fill in some gaps on each other's tree.


 

Name: Jane Blanchfield <j.blanchfield@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2005-02-03
Comments:
I have been spending hours here and keep finding more information to add to the family tree. Great job. I am now particularly looking for information on 3 brothers, Walter (my great grandfather), James and Thomas Julian. I have been unable to locate them in the 1901 Canadian census. They were orphan children when they came to Canada from Wales. Other names in my tree - Watson, Hudson, Southwell, Livingstone, Cochrane.
 

Name: Kathleen Hannum <katalina2@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-02-03
Comments:
This web-site has been a valuable resource to study my ancestors - their struggles and success - as emigrants from Scotland.
My gggGrandfather was Peter Campbell, b. 1784. Location: Rhenachuleigh, Loch Tayside, Perthshire, Scotland.
Peter Campbell married Margaret Campbell, daughter of Peter Campbell of Dalchiorlich, Glenlyon and Jean McDiarmid.
Peter and Margaret (nee' Campbell) Campbell, with their first born daughter Mary, b. 04 September 1816,
emigrated from Scotland in 1817 (ship's name: Prompt) to Drummond Twp., Concession 7.
Mystery: Who were the parents of my gggGrandfather Peter Campbell?
Yours in kinship,
Kathleen

 

Name: Murray Quigley Foster <kmqfoster@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-02-02
Comments:
We are searching the family name of Quigley, Ogden born 31-5-1852, his father, John R.Quigley, b.1826 - and his father, Ogden Quigley, b 1790 from the Kingston - Picton area of Ontario. Would apprecite any information known -
 

Name: James H. Campbell <eac@1st.net>
Date: 2005-01-23
Comments:
Looking for decendents of the Thomas Henry Royse family. Located in Carlton Place, Lanark Ontario. Also a possibility of living at Pakenham, Lanark Ont. Birth 1831, Death abt 1893. Family: Jane Seymour Boyd B: 1840. Children: Jane Augusta Royse 1876, Martha Gibson Royse 1873, William Freemont Royse 1864, Ethel Eliabeth Royse 1878, Mary Seymour Royse 1867, Annie Eleanor Royse 1869, Margaret Maggy Royse 1862. They appear in the 1881 Census: Royse household #179 FHLF 1375869 District 112. No other records were found. Our pictures show them to be living at Carelton Place, Beckwith.
 

Name: Diane Dorrien <eurodd@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-21
Comments:
searching for Dorrien family in canada during 1800's G Grandfather james Thomas born 1858 Ontario. Father John Dorrien born Scotland. Reported to have departed canada in 1862 for the united states.
 

Name: Robyn 'Armstrong' Olszowy <rolszowy1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-14
Comments:
Thanks for the information on this site. It has helped me but I am still trying to confirm information on my GGGrand Parents.
James B Armstrong b. 1832/1835 in Smith Falls, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada. m. Maria A Marks McLaren (b. 7 Nov 1824) 8 June 1887? in Perth, Ontario, Canada.
Children: John, George Henry, Kathryn Allen, Thomas James (my GGrandfather) and Helen.

Any hints on how and where to look will be greatly appreciated.

 

Name: Roz (nee Moreau) <swan_feather52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-01-09
Comments:
Curious if anyone has information about the Cram family from this area? I am interested in Agnes Cram who married Ruben (?sp) Bond. I believe she had a brother named William Cram. I have seen on this site pictures of David, John and Albert Cram...and they have to be relatives as these faces show up today in faces in my family...so if there is anyone out there who may know some information about this family I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thanks...just love this site!
 

Name: Mary Jean Hosie Campaigne <campaignew@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-06
Comments:
I have already commented on the wonderful site, but forgot to say that if anyone has any information on William Hossie, Hosie who came from Scotland 5 March, 1831 to settle on the Scotch Line, Lanark, C1 L17. C1 L23, West of Glen Tay it would be greatly appreciated. Have some problem with dates that don't jive. Thank you.
 

Name: Mary Jean Hosie Campaigne <campaignew@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-06
Comments:
I am doing some family research and this has been a wonderful site to get some new information. Thank you.
 

Name: Brien Mathews <kaa2aon@alltel.net>
Date: 2005-01-05
Comments:
Happened to run across this page. Would like to become a regular, as I have relation in Perth. Any one with information on the GREER Family in Perth I will appreciate it. Tahnks, Brien Mathews - Hannibal, NY
 

Name: rose Mc/Parsons <grandma_nono@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-21
Comments:
Just to let you know this site just keeps getting better and better. Even people from British Columbia just love it. Way to go people from our lanark county!!

<<Rose>>

 

Name: Dave Crampton <dave.chris@shaw.ca>
Date: 2004-12-16
Comments:
Very interesting site. I live in B.C. My great,great,great grandfauther come to Innisville from co. Wexford ireland in 1819 his name was John Crampton, has anyone got any information about him?

Many Tanks Dave Crampton

 

Name: Rene Stock <rene@stockfamily.ca>
Date: 2004-12-10
Comments:
I have recently become interested in my family's history. Many of the names I have come across originated in this region - Stock, Hussey, Hearsnep, Dalton.

Thank you for the thoughtfulness in presenting this information!

 

Name: Marie Payne <payne1@bigpond.com>
Date: 2004-12-03
Comments:
Very helpful. Thank you.
 

Name: Blair Greensides <bsgreensides@sasktel.net>
Date: 2004-11-25
Comments:
Very nice site; well-constructed.
I found my great great great grandparents headstones in Franktown public cemetery. They were Dennis and Lucy McCarthy

 

Name: Scott Anderson <sanders03@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-11-14
Comments:
This is a terrific site! If anyone has any information on the Bowland, McKay, or Stedman families, please let me know. I am the great-grandson of Kate Bowland and Joseph McKay. I have just started researching my family tree, and any advice/information would be very helpful. Thanks!
 

Name: Gerry Perry <missgerry@cox.net>
Date: 2004-10-27
Comments:
Love your website. It has helped me find information on MANY of my ancestors. Keep up the good work.

Gerry Perry, Henderson, Nevada, USA

Researching BARR, ELLIS, ENGLISH, PARK and related lines.

 

Name: Dianne Kehoe Lawrence <diannelawrence@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-10-01
Comments:
Congratulations! An absolutely fabulous site.
 

Name: Shirley Mirabelli <squeaky1939@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-26
Comments:
I am very impressed with this site. I have found a few names that may be of help to me in my search for my birth father. Thanks for all your efforts in providing an excellent site. I'll be back.
 

Name: Muriel M. Davidson <muriel_davidson@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-09-15
Comments:
Many thanks from the Lanark County Genealogical Society for the 30 signatures received on a petition for the Senate of Canada -- I know Senator Lorna Milne will be very pleased, as many are responding.
Muriel M. Davidson -- co-chair, Canada Census Committee
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~downhome/post1901census.htm


 

Name: Matt McCallum <fatss@295.ca>
Date: 2004-09-07
Comments:
Excellent site. I'm currently living in an 1870 Red Brick one room schoolhouse in Beckwith Township on the Cuckoo's Nest rd and was wondering if you have any pictures or articles about the old school. If so, please drop me a line as I'd be interested in any info I can find out about it's origins...

Thanks
Matt

 

Name: Margaret Thorsell <dm.thorsell@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-09-01
Comments:
Wonderful website.
Husband's family: Sven & Ella Larsen who were the owners of Lake Park Lodge on Mississippi Lake.

 

Name: Don Dobbie <jasd@shaw.ca>
Date: 2004-08-30
Comments:
Thx fornthe help, Keith
 

Name: Keith C. Hobbs <keith.c.hobbs@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-08-27
Comments:
Amazing! Will come back later to surf your website.

Keith Hobbs,
Ottawa

 

Name: Mary Connors <mconnors@countryroadswv.com>
Date: 2004-08-03
Comments:
Your website is simply wonderful and so professionally constructed. I have some wonderful old (1800's) pictures that I will send to you when I can get them scanned. My grandmother came from S Sherbrooke and had 13 children. (Thomas and Diana Clarke. The girls married Flood, Quinlan,Aiken,Donahue, Kane and O'Malley.
Keep up the good work, Mary Kane Connors

 

Name: Brian Pearce <brian.pearce4@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-08-02
Comments:
Your site has been of great help in the search for my family history.
 

Name: jorja komoroci <jokomus222@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-01
Comments:
I am hoping to find some information about my family
 

Name: Roz (nee Moreau) <swan_feather52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-07-20
Comments:
I enjoy this site so much...I come here time and again to see what is new.... a really terrific site... hope to contribute more in the future.
 

Name: Terence T. Quirke <T2quirke@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-04
Comments:
Great site.
 

Name: Nancy Whyte <winwill@kelcom.igs.net>
Date: 2004-06-28
Comments:
What a wonderful website! Thank you for providing it. I am researching the names White/Whyte, Shipman, Manery, Nevill, Whitten, Boyce.
 

Name: elaine mclellan <thomas.mclellan@tesco.net>
Date: 2004-06-15
Comments:
I was interested in visiting your website as I am from Lanark in Scotland.
 

Name: jessie_engan <jengan@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-03
Comments:
Very nice web site. I will be exploring it this week.
 

Name: lee KREBS <Karmalot@aol.com>
Date: 2004-05-26
Comments:
Have looked for and found family MCMANUS/GRIFFITH in Lanark and Renfew Co. Did most people come to that area usually THROUGH ONE PORT, and if what was the port tha ship would have gone to? Thanks Lee
 

Name: Lorraine Hubbell <lorhub@adelphia.net>
Date: 2004-05-14
Comments:
Thanks for the great site. The Perth newspaper clippings have been most helpful for me in searching my Dodd and Marshall ancestors. Thanks to all of the contributors.
 

Name: Donna Mae Coulter-Nanton AB <coulterd@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2004-04-25
Comments:
Just went through the guest book.
I might as well ask about Thompsons as well.

My GGGrandfather FRANCIS THOMPSON and wife MARY (PERRY) THOMPSON, settled in Sullivan Township Grey Co. with a grown family in the mid- 1860's. I have been unable to locate them previous to this time. I believe they came to Canada in the mid 1840's from Tipperary Ireland. (Mary Perry was from Scotland) Three girls were named Ann, Susan and Mary. The boys were Frank, Henry and James.
I would appreciate ANY help .

 

Name: Donna Mae Coulter-Nanton AB <coulterd@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2004-04-24
Comments:
Many thanks to your Host- and volunteers It is a wonderful site. I have passed along the word to our Alberta Family Histories Society.http://www.afhs.ab.ca
 

Name: Andrew Byrne <2andrewbyrne@rogers.com>
Date: 2004-04-19
Comments:
Excellent!
 

Name: David Carruthers <d_carruthers@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-31
Comments:
Just found your site. Looking forward to doing some research on my family, (Rowe, Sturt)
 

Name: Bonnie Brooks <sweetpeabrooks@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-03-19
Comments:
Thank you for all the hard work on this site. It is a very helpful tool.
 

Name: Dave Allen <task-master@shaw.ca>
Date: 2004-03-09
Comments:
Good site. Hope the site continues to grow & prosper.
 

Name: Donald <donald.smart@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2004-02-13
Comments:


I check this site very often and it gets better every time.
Keep up the good work.

Am researching 'Smarts and Langs' of Ramsay
thank You


 

Name: Beverley Stewart Robinson <brobins@becon.org>
Date: 2004-02-12
Comments:
My father was John E. Stewart born April 14, 1908 McNabb Twp
Grandfather John Stewart, born 1858,McNabb Twp.
Greatgrandfather Alexander Stewart, born 1826, Scotland..He settled in McNabb, (1881 Census) had come to McNabb from Beckwith. He married Isabella Stewart, (no relation), who was born in 1824, and came from Goshen. I need to find Alexander's father and mother, and where they came from in Scotland.

 

Name: Stephen A. Thurlow <Thurlows_Page@Yahoo.Com>
Date: 2004-02-01
Comments:
I like what I have seen keep up the good work.

My Great Gandfaher was born in Lavant Lanark Co. Ontario Canda in 1828 to George and Mary (Ballantyne)Thurlow . His name was Hughie Knatchbull Thurlow.
My Grandfaher was also born in Lavant Lanark Co. on March 17,1881 his father was Hughie Knatchbull Thurlow and his mother was Jane (McInnis)Thurlow,they were married June 16,1874 she died June 10,1892 .
I have very lettel information on whair they are buried other than that they were buried on thair property.
Is there any way I or you can find out this informatation?

 

Name: Les Horn <leshorn@ythanonich.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2004-01-20
Comments:
Excellent Web-site. Best Wishes from Argyll in the old country.
 

Name: Stewart (Bud) Comba <bud@comba.ca>
Date: 2004-01-19
Comments:
Keith: Maybe you will recall ourearlier contacts re your Cemetery Listings. I thought then that you had a ramarkable list of information, but now, looking at your web I am completely floored. Congratulations on a tremendous job. I may contact you later re some info on the Steen line, the branch that joined with the Comba branch (ie Matilda Lucy and John William), married in 1869 at Pakenham. By chance my daughter married a Steen, and I'd like to trace the connection. Best regards. Bud.
 

Name: Mike Henry <flinthead@juno.com>
Date: 2004-01-14
Comments:
I am researching the Tovey family, who came from Perth to Harrisville, MI, in the mid-1800s.

I'd appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks,
Mike Henry
Fife Lake, MI

 

Name: Wendy Brown <wkbrown@chartermi.net>
Date: 2004-01-08
Comments:
What a wonderful site. You have all put in a great deal of time and effort and I sure appreciate what you've made available!
 

Name: Sally Somers <salsomers@shaw.ca>
Date: 2004-01-06
Comments:
Thanks for providing those of us who live a distance away access to the information.
 

Name: Eric Inwood <inwood@cyberbeach.net>
Date: 2003-12-28
Comments:
Looking for the correct birth date for a George Inwood, born in Drummond Tsp.Lanark County in 1858 or 1866
Thanks Eric

 

Name: Beth White <im2short@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-11-29
Comments:
I am thoroughly enjoying your site - what a great job you are doing.
 

Name: Karen Prytula <karenprytula@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-11-23
Comments:
Hi Keith.

Love your website, please keep it up. It's always very useful to me.
Does anyone know the story about the Model A Ford's (or Model T's) that fell of a train into the bog south of Maberly? They were never recovered, I'm told. Len McKay who hangs out at the Middleville Museum told me this story as we watched a neighbor start up his steam engines for the Lanark County Plowing Match. Len admits he doesn't know the whole story, and legend has it the cars were never recovered....sank in the bottomless bog. These train tracks are very narrowly blasted into the Frotenac Divide, I believe it's called. Making for a huge crevasse in the rock. Very interesting and beautiful, but dangerous place. Would love to hear more about it. Thx. Karen

 

Name: Joe Shaw <jshaw1@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2003-11-22
Comments:
Shaws of Marble Rock Gananoque and Lansdowne. Also Cook, Boulton and McNish in my line. Cousins include McNickle, Phillips and Storey.
 

Name: Tina Carson <teence58@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-16
Comments:
do you have a map of lanark county in 1995 ??
 

Name: Lorraine Brown <lordon@island.net>
Date: 2003-11-08
Comments:
Researching Alexander McNichol and Jean Bremner and their family- especially their daughter Isabella who married George Brown. They are my gggrandparents.
 

Name: Darlene Watt Lawlor <darlene_lawlor@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-11-06
Comments:
Hi Keith. It's good to see that you are back up and running after the crash of your system. I have changed my email address.
 

Name: MUGU <MUGU@MAGATONY.COM>
Date: 2003-11-04
Comments:
I DEY BROTHER!
 

Name: Arthur W Bond <awbond@idirect.com>
Date: 2003-10-29
Comments:
Very pleased to view your excellent site - I am researching the Reuben Bond family of Whitelake, On. and the Scharf family of Carp, On. I will be pleased to contribute what I can.
 

Name: George Anton <ganton100@aol.com>
Date: 2003-10-14
Comments:
Keith: What a fantastic website, I know it's taken many people countless hours to put it together. Just came across the website today. Have been researching the area for a while. My wife is a Descendant of Timothy O'Brien and Katherine O'Leary, who were part of the Peter Robinson Settlers of 1823 onboard the "Stakesby". On the Cemeteries page I located the Headstones and Inscriptions for Timothy and Katherine and the Parents of Timothy's Sons Wife Hanora Dowling {David}. Thank you for providing all the information on your site. I'll be back often, to find more information.
Thank you,
George,
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

 

Name: Patrick J.Lyons <plyons01@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2003-10-07
Comments:
I did not find anwers to my Questions yet.
 

Name: Patrick OBrien <patrick_obrien@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-09-30
Comments:
Hi,
My friend and I are considering the purchase of a couple of surplus deer tags for the November deer season (the 2nd week) for the area known as wildlife management unit # 63B
This is because inquiries to the ministry indicate that these surplus tags for that area are available and that the area has a great deal of deer.
However we are not familiar with the area and wish to inquire if we could get a list of "bed and Breakfast" places in the area, ones that preferably are part of a rural farm setting, who will also give us hunting permission for their property? or neighbouring huntable property with good deer population...
Alternatly if there is a landowner with a good huntable property (with a deer population) who is willing to allow us hunting privilages (for a price even) we couls camp on said property.
Can you assist? my tel # is 905-831-5198
Thanks Patrick...

 

Name: Kathy Bradford <kmr@sasktel.net>
Date: 2003-09-27
Comments:
Jayne Munro, you have done a wonderful job -- your pictures are excellent. Have just spent quite a while reading about the Munro and McKirdy families. Also found some references to my Mother's family (Tripp and Meredith)
 

Name: Jan Wegert <jlwegert@bigpond.com>
Date: 2003-09-23
Comments:
Excellent site which I visit regularly to see what's knew and browse the newspaper articles etc. I live in Queensland, Australia and my Alcorn/Dunn ancestors were born in Ireland, married in Scotland their children born Lanark, Canada of which 3 sons came to Queensland by the 1860's. Thanks for the great work being done to make so much available on the net.
Many thanks
Jan W

 

Name: HENRY O. BLAKENEY <blakeney@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-09-22
Comments:
I am interested in the area known as Blakeney and how it got the name. My wife visted the area last weekend and found it very beautifull
 

Name: Ron Fenwick <ron.kay.fenwick@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-09-18
Comments:
This is an excellent site for us to use.
Hats off to all who contributed .
Thanks Ron Fenwick

 

Name: Ivy Mohrhardt <ivym@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-09-18
Comments:
While researching my MOORE ancestors I took a photo of a tombstone in Elmwood Cemetery in Perth ON. It is William Andrew MOORE b Perth May 5/1856 and d in Hamilton Nov 4/1939? and his wife Helen Myra STEAD b Dalhousie Apr 11/1860 and d in Hamilton Mar 16/1936. Also 2 young children Lorenzo 1880/7 and Mabel Clare Apr 1883/July 1884. Can anyone help me find which Moore family these people belong to.
 

Name: Sharon <maburke26@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2003-09-15
Comments:
Great site. I have lots of info to add!

Always looking for any information regarding the Ferrier family. They settled in N. Burgess on the Scotchline in spring of 1816 after emigrating from Scotland in 1815. Any info or later family photos would be much appreciated.

 

Name: Louise Gibson <gwgibson@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-09-10
Comments:
Your search engine is great. I found 4 references to the Couroux family.

Thank you,
Louise

 

Name: Lena Bobier <lbobier@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-09-02
Comments:
Looking for descendants of Ann James and John Scarf(1831 - ?) Carleton County.
 

Name: Patrice Dugan <pdugan@dbscorp.net>
Date: 2003-08-20
Comments:
I'm interested in the surname of Jordan. Andrew married Sarah Catherine Stewart. I would like to hear from anyone with information.
Patrice Dugan

 

Name: Cathy Cousens <cacousens@perth.igs.net>
Date: 2003-08-11
Comments:
Looking for information on HANDS family -Perth, NICHOLS family - Carleton Place and Kemptville. VAN BUREN family - Kemptville.
 

Name: Lena Bobier <lbobier@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-28
Comments:
Very interesting and informative site. I'm researching John James who came from Ireland on the Maria arriving at settlement Beckwith L 9, C. 6 Aug. 12, 1819 and his wife Martha Rathwell.
 

Name: Lena Bobier <lbobier@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-28
Comments:
Very interesting and informative site.
 

Name: Lawrene Malone <LMalone@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-07-26
Comments:
Find your genealogy information helpful.
 

Name: Marnie Oliver Ingvaldson <ingvaldson@telus.net>
Date: 2003-07-24
Comments:
I am researching the following names from Lanark County:
Manahan, McGregor, McIlquham, McLaren, Headrick, Jarvie, Whiting, and Bechtel.

 

Name: Virginia Geffros <virginiag@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-07-12
Comments:
Hi Keith: Hope you're having a pleasant summer. Regards, Virginia
 

Name: lisa bingley <branco@porchlight.ca>
Date: 2003-07-08
Comments:
I enjoyed looking up various articles on your site and will
be visiting it again.

 

Name: Emerson McCallum <michael-emerson@rogers.com>
Date: 2003-06-30
Comments:
Great site, I can well imagine the work you have put into it. Keep up the great job
 

Name: Joyce Hunt <jbhunt@execulink.com>
Date: 2003-06-29
Comments:
Excellent site! Looking for information on one Annie May/Mae Darcy/D'Arcy born in Perth, Ontario July 6, 1885. She died in Alemeda, California on March 15, 1969. Annie was married to Rev. Morley R Hartley on August 8, 1915 and they both became naturalized US citizens in 1927 in New York. I do not have any other information on her other than that her mothers' last name was Waite. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Name: Noreen W. Charron <storytym@magma.ca>
Date: 2003-06-20
Comments:
Have recently found this website and found one of my many cousins - both of us great grandchildren of Elmer and Catharine Moreau, who owned the old home on State Street - anyone else out there a cousin??????????
 

Name: Ross Deachman <ronan@worldpath.net>
Date: 2003-06-01
Comments:
The map is great. thanks
 

Name: Ivy Mohrhardt <ivym@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-06-01
Comments:
I've been loaned a bunch of old photos such as Innisville public school, Carleton Place High school and family groups connected to Willows, Code, Hammond, White/Whyte etc. if anyone has interest I can scan & email.
 

Name: V. Weil <victoriaweil@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-23
Comments:
Great website & concept. I'll be using it to research my ancestors. Let me know more.
 

Name: Bob Phillips <verbob@durham.net>
Date: 2003-05-15
Comments:
Working on the phillips family geneology & scrapbook. This family started in wales 1750, then to Wolford Twsp & to Lanark in the Smiths Falls area. The search is almost complete, and a book has been published. Still looking for odds & ends. Anyone interested in Phillips Geneology, drop me a note.
 

Name: Brian Mazurek <bmazurek71@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-26
Comments:
I did not find what I was looking for in my short visit to your site, but I will be back. Some of my ancestors came from Lanark County. Specifically, Catherine Rose Dickson, born at 'Cedar Hill', Pakenham, Ontario on Dec 26, 1843 (m. John M. Riddell of Fitzroy, born Dec 21, 1841). I hope to find some great information here (if not specifically to John and Catherine).
 

Name: Jim Robertson <arropaca@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-24
Comments:
I live in B.C. and looking for history and relatives of those Robertsons who moved to Perth/Drummond twp 1816-1818.
 

Name: Don Mutch <donmutch@aol.com>
Date: 2003-04-06
Comments:
Very interesting site. I have roots in Forgie, Gemmill and Simpson families who settled in Lanark County 1821-1830. I am compiling a family history not yet ready to publish.
 

Name: Darryl James <darrylandsue@mailandnews.com>
Date: 2003-03-23
Comments:
Looking for info about Henry James who moved to Lanark from Ireland about 1825 (?)
 

Name: Darryl James <darrylandsue@mailandnews.com>
Date: 2003-03-23
Comments:
Thanks for helping out.
 

Name: Kay Buchholtz <kayrb@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-22
Comments:
My gg grandfather (John Hamilton) & his brother (Francis) along with their family were part of the Lesmahagow Emigration Society (1820) that settled in Dalhousie Township. My great grandfather (John Millar Hamilton) was born 7 Feb 1822 in Dalhousie. Eventual John M. moved to Somerville Township, Victoria North County and in 1878 moved to the USA. Need info on them. Thanks
 

Name: Gary Maher <garymaher@juno.com>
Date: 2003-03-07
Comments:
Hello everybody!

I'm researching Elijah KILBORN and Frances E. BARTLETT, both of Smith's Falls, who were married on May 16, 1832 by William Bell of the Perth Presbyterian Church. They had at least four children: Frances H., Harriet Louisa, Mary Ellen and Jacob Lester.

I know where they went from there -- in 1835 or 1836, they moved to Union City, Michigan, USA. And I have plenty of information on Elijah's ancestry -- he was the son of Jacob and Hannah (ALDEN) KILBORN of Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA.

What I really want to pin down is Frances' ancestry. She was born c. 1814 in Canada, according to US census records.

There apparently was a Russell BARTLETT who came to Smith's Falls around 1831 "from New England". Does anybody have more specifics concerning where Russell came from and who his parents might have been?

Thanks for any assistance you can offer!

Gary Maher
New Jersey, USA

 

Name: Robert Weekes <rhweekes@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-05
Comments:
very informative site. Thanks for your efforts.
 

Name: Pat Robinson <PQuinnRo@AOL.com>
Date: 2003-03-01
Comments:
Greatly enjoyed looking at your site. I'm searching for the decendents of Maurice O'Connell and Margaret McIntee. They arrived in Lanark County in the late 1850's. Children born in the US were John (1849),Johanna (1848), Margaret (1852), Michael (1857). Children born in Ontario were Alice (1857), Thomas (1859) and Peter (1859). Margaret married Joseph McSpadden, and Johanna married George Duggin.
 

Name: margaret gerritse <buns_hun@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
Comments:
my ggggrandfather and family came to lanark on the peter robinson settlers
 

Name: Sharon <stanley.oconnor@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-02-03
Comments:
Found site excellent. Hope you keep up the good work. Found info on McFarlane, Majore/Majoury, Morrow. Am researching these and also the Thomas Family and any extended family so found your site interesting. Madill is another name that was from Lavant Station.
Sharon

 

Name: Sharon O'Connor <stanley.oconnor@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2003-02-03
Comments:
Love your site it is very informative and very well done.
Congratulations, I found info about things that I heard my Grandmother talk about.
Thank you
Sharon

 

Name: Richard Labelle <rlabelle@ncc-ccn.ca>
Date: 2003-01-20
Comments:
I am looking for a map that covers Stittsville to Lanark arena
 

Name: Erik McNeely <fathermcneely@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-16
Comments:
just looking at mcneely's, lowe's, porter's and thompson
 

Name: Ramona Park Fennema <ltbl@MSN.COM>
Date: 2003-01-14
Comments:
Thank You!! I just found where one of my ancestors was buried. I am so happy to have found this site.
 

Name: Rose Ulch <gypsy10@bmts.com>
Date: 2002-12-17
Comments:
My ancestors also came from Lanark Co. (Beckwith Twp, Ramsay Twp) There names were McFadden and Lowe. I found John and Jennet(McNeely) Lowe in the 1861 census for Beckwith Twp. and Joseph and Sarah McFadden in the 1871 Beckwith Twp census. Both families had lived most of their lives there. The McFadden's had started with William McFadden b: 2 Sept 1785 Tyrone Co. Ireland, until his death 22 Sept 1881. He had lots of children...Of which I would like to hear from, to gather more pieces to his and the McFadden puzzle. My ggrandmother was Ann McFadden who married John James Lowe 17 February 1874 in Ashton. I would love to hear from descendants of either of these families. Or anyone that knew them or of them. I can be reached at: email: gypsy10@bmts.com
Thanks for such a great site...and keep pluggin as most of us are thirsty for knowledge. :)

 

Name: Donald Lake <dlake@ispnook.com>
Date: 2002-12-16
Comments:
Searching for a name.
 

Name: Alicemae HANNEGAN Abbott <0k2can@telus.net>
Date: 2002-12-05
Comments:
What a wonderful work in progress! Keep up the good work. We need people like you. Alicemae Abbott
 

Name: sheila <sheilagh66@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-12-01
Comments:
Looking for surname information that will provide dates of birth and deaths plus any other pertinent info
 

Name: angela dalton nee st.pierre <redhotdaltoin@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-26
Comments:
Very interesting site.
 

Name: Rick Brown <rwbrown_lchs@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-10-16
Comments:
Wonderful site, even though I didn't find who I was looking for.
 

Name: Darlene Watt Lawlor <gorgon@attcanada.ca>
Date: 2002-09-28
Comments:
Hi Keith

It's been a while since we chatted, and since I checked you home page. WOW. You have done a lot of excellent work. Everything looks great. The obituary's are wonderful. I just received 2 scrapbooks of obits from my Grandmother who recently passed away. I would gladly share what I have. They cover the Ryder and Morrow families of Lanark County. Keep up the great work.

Darlene

 

Name: Darlene Munro Nicolaas <djnicol@attglobal.net>
Date: 2002-09-19
Comments:
Just going in to have a look at the guestbook. The site looks very interesting....thanks
 

Name: Joan Lepage <jlepage@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-08-26
Comments:
Great site. Lots of family found in St. Stephens Anglican Cemetary in Brook. I like the way it list everyone buried there. Maiden name (Warwick)
 

Name: Thomas & Carolyn Young <tcy2rchus@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-21
Comments:
Direct descendant of John & Katherine Young, who came to Lanark in 1823 (Stakesby). Would like to contact any Youngs still in the Lanark area. thank you.
 

Name: Marlene Grantham <mgrantham@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-08-12
Comments:
Thanks for being there!

I'm searching for members of the LANE, Watson, Wilton, Simpson, Cassell connection and have some traced back to 1818 land near Perth, and also Smiths Falls and Montague Twp. The Cassels also spent time farming in Goulbourn Twp. Carlton Co. and near Eardley Quebec. These ancestors seem to have come from England and Ireland. I'm still exploring your site. Too bad I'm not closer to search in person but your site is helping. I'm in Halifax. Thanks again and keep up the good work. Marlene

 

Name: John R Vickers <jvick6@juno.com>
Date: 2002-08-11
Comments:
My 3rd Great Grandfather was William Borrowman who settled in Middleville when he immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1820. Anyone descended from him please contact me via e-mail at:

jvick6@juno.com

 

Name: DOREEN LEES GEMMELL <DODOLEES@ROGERS.COM>
Date: 2002-08-10
Comments:
I AM USING YOUR DATA BASE TO GET SOME INFORMATION REGARDING FAMILY FROM PERTH ONT., AND RIDEA FERRY, AND SURROUNDING AREAS. GEMMELL, KELLOCK, MCLAREN, ROBERTSON'S FAMILIES. MY UNCLE BOB WAS THE MAYOR OF PERTH FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I AM PLANNING A TRIP TO PERTH, TO TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE OLD CEMETERY, OF WHICH I DO NOT KNOW THE NAME, BUT THE APROXIMATE LOCATION, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
 

Name: Gordon Saunders <gfs@eagle.ca>
Date: 2002-08-09
Comments:
This is my first time at your site
so far all is well

 

Name: Christine <chorodenka@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-07-18
Comments:
I am looking for confirmation that my gggrandfather, Thomas Bryce was a farmer in this county in the late 1880s.
 

Name: Sandra Bellamy <sandra.bellamy2@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-07-08
Comments:
Dear Keith
Now that I have found your site, I check it out often. I am doing research on both my family trees, which is the Cameron's, from Wemyss, Bathurst Twp.(My family) So far I haven't found out to much about them from here, but I have found quite a bit on the Bellamy side, from Clayton, Ramsay Twp. which I have added to the research I am doing on this side as well.(My Husbands side) We hope to be in touch with you in the future, in regards to adding pictures to the United Church cemetary in Clayton... Thanks for all the work and time that you have put into this site.

 

Name: doug smith <dousmith@enoreo.on.ca>
Date: 2002-07-06
Comments:
This is an important development. Shiela must find $'s to assist in this vital project.
 

Name: Dopug Smith <enoreo.on.ca>
Date: 2002-07-06
Comments:
This is an important development. I hope Shiela has some $'s to assist in this vital natinal project.
 

Name: Allen L. Workman <ajworkman@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-07-02
Comments:
We will be visiting your are in the next month and would appreciate any information on historical or sites of other significanes within Lanark County.
Thank You

 

Name: Bernice Millar <malberngpk@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-07-01
Comments:
We have family that moved to Smith Falls around 1872 from Howick Quebec.John Miller(ar) married Elizabeth Rutherford in Ontario & had four children, Margaret,William,Alexander & Elizabeth.
We hope to connect them to our family tree.

Bernice Millar

 

Name: Rosemarie Connah <roseconnah@rogers.com>
Date: 2002-06-17
Comments:
You did a great job on your website, one of the best I've seen yet for information on ancestors. Still looking for one in Pontiac County, haven't come accross a site that can hold a candle to yours. My surnames I'm looking for are Connah/Gload and Mousseau/Lavoie. As for the Connah's I can't get passed my grandfather.
Great site keep up the good work I'm sure anyone finding what they seek are very greatful for all the wonderful work you've done.
Take Care
Rosemarie

 

Name: Roz <swan_feather52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-06-14
Comments:
Good to finally see a mention of at least one member of my family, James Moreau of Almonte, Ontario. I have a picture of him in front of his store in Almonte. I love to look at the old pictures. I just know I will come back again and again to view your site. It is a good one!
 

Name: Donald Smart <donald.smart@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-05-31
Comments:
This is a very good webpage.I am doing a Smart family tree.
I am looking for a Benjamin Arthur Smart that disappeared around 1900 and was never seen or heard from again.He was supposed th have gone to the Carleton Place, Perth, Almonte area.Any info on this or any Smart would be appreciated

 

Name: Max Sutherland <saffron@magma.ca>
Date: 2002-05-30
Comments:
Keith;
I just reviewed in detail the microfilm of Alex. McMillan's 1836 list of Society settlers who sought their deeds (reproduced in typescript on one of your pages under "Land". I have some constructive comments to make about a few words which (because of the difficult handwriting in the original) misled the transcriber. May I write to you using your normal e-mail address?

 

Name: Keith Thompson <keithomp@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-05-29
Comments:
To: Janet Dowdall

I wanted to send you some information on your families, but your e-mail address <mattdowdall@hotmail> will not work.
Please send me your correct address.
Thanks.

 

Name: Keith Thompson <keithomp@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-05-29
Comments:
MY REPLY TO TERRY HOWARD
Regarding no dates on the obituaries that I have posted.

Hi - Terry

I see you are not happy with me posting all these obituaries on my site with out any dates ......
These obituaries were gathered by three very elderly ladies, who have all passed away.
We who appreciate genealogy are grateful to these ladies who had the forethought to clip newspaper obituaries for future generations.
These ladies are my wife's mother who passed away on the 10th of April 2002 and my wife's two grand-mothers who passed away several years ago.
You are the ONLY one that has complained about this....EVER.
These obituaries provide a lot of information for people doing research - I would think that they would give you some clue as to the dates - unless you don't know anything about your family. You can easily find this information
yourself, but it would appear that you want someone else to do all the work for you and hand it to you on a platter.
Maybe I should remove these from our site - just because you object........
Regards. Keith Thompson.

 

Name: Terry Howard <tch6535@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-29
Comments:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~onlanark/NewspaperClippings/Book2/NewspaperClippings10.htm

Robert Houston

Just as the New Year dawned, there passed peacefully to rest one of the community's most highly respected citizens in the person of Robert Houston, at his residence in Carleton Place. Mr. Houston, eldest son of the late Andrew Houston and Hannah Galbraith, was brought up on the old Houston homestead where Mr. Neil Stewart now lives. Though crippled from childhood Mr. Houston was one of the most cheerful and happiest of mortals. Some time ago he had a stroke of paralysis and since then, gradually became weaker. He was tenderly nursed by his sister, Mrs. Phoebe Turner and his aunt, Miss Nellie Galbraith. Death came as a happy release from suffering. The funeral, which was very largely attended was conducted Rev. De Witt Scott, assisted Rev. A. Raeburn Gibson. interment was made in the Houston burying ground on the 8th line of Ramsay. The pallbearers were six cousins, Chas. Black, Gordon Black, Frank Paul, John, William and Boyd Cram. The late Mr. Houston was 48 years of age. He is survived by four sisters and four brothers, namely Jessie, Mrs. Dan. Aitken, Ochre River, Man.; Annie, Mrs. Wm. Douglas, Peachland. B. C.; Mrs. Phoebe Turner, Carleton Place; Laura, Mrs. Lorne Barr, Adair, Sask.; Daniel, Vancouver, B.C.; Arthur, Winnipeg, Man.; Archie, Regina; Roy, Edinburgh, Scotland.

IT WOULD GREATLY HELP IF THE DATE OF THE NEWSPAPER WAS ADDED TO THESE OBITURIES.

 

Name: David Edwards <simcomserv@msn.com.au>
Date: 2002-05-29
Comments:
Great! You have managed to answer three of my questions and shoot down a theory all in the space of a few minutes of browsing. Thanks very much for the site. I am not through here yet.
 

Name: janet dowdall <mattdowdall@hotmail>
Date: 2002-05-28
Comments:
research several old lanark county families, dowdall, fleming, norris, will share information
 

Name: Kyle Rath <poopers_parents@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-05-28
Comments:
Keith, and Mary:

Thanks so much for all the hard work. It has made my job much easier.

Kyle Rath

 

Name: Gordon R Thompson <giftworld@usadatanet.net>
Date: 2002-05-25
Comments:
A few months ago I asked if anyone had information on the Strong family, lived in Maberly, Ontario. My mother, Evelyn Selna Strong family lived in Maberly. Mr. Wilfred Newton married into the family. Does anyone have ganealogy information that they would share with me?
Also, I received a e mail message from a person who bought some land that was owned by a Wilfred Newton. Would this person please contact me again.

 

Name: Judy Palmer <hammer3611@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-05-25
Comments:
Dear Keith: I have only recently started researching genealogy but have spent many, many hours on the internet. You have, without question, the most informative, valuable site that I have come across in the world. Many THANKS, Judy
 

Name: Steve Hannah <shannah@umn.edu>
Date: 2002-05-23
Comments:
Great that you folks go to all this work. I'm still looking for my gggrandparents between 1820-1828 in Lanark County.
 

Name: John McCarney <mccarneyclan@peoplepc.ca>
Date: 2002-05-19
Comments:
Keith,this is a great site.
Iam presently gathering information on my Grandmother Rita(Hudson)McCarney,born on Wilson St.(1895?) in Perth.Her parents were Daniel J.Hudson and Elizebeth E. Patterson.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank You

John McCarney

 

Name: TW <toastedweasel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-05-16
Comments:
Does anyone have info on a Carol "Buzz" Williams, from Carleton Place, that played professional hockey in the late 1920's and '30's?
 

Name: Audrey Viken <audrey@telus.net>
Date: 2002-05-11
Comments:
I've been delighted to see photos of people in my Family Tree so thank you very much for that.
 

Name: Pamela Sayeau Bullock <bullockpamela@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-05-03
Comments:
This is the most organized site I've seen in a long time. It's just great. I'm looking for an obit for Mary (Fulton) Sayyeau who died July 13, 1975, and her husband's Percy Sayyeau who died October 9, 1941 obit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


 

Name: Pamela Sayeau Bullock <bullockpamela@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-05-03
Comments:
This is the most organized site I've seen in a long time. It's just great. I'm looking for an obit for Mary (Fulton) Sayyeau who died July 13, 1975, and her husband's Percy Sayyeau who died October 9, 1941 obit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

Name: Tom Marks <tmarks@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2002-04-28
Comments:
Great site Am Researching my my family tree.do you have any info on a robert marks who was married to lucy ? thanks
 

Name: Tom Marks <tmarks@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2002-04-28
Comments:
Great site Am Researching my my family tree.do you have any info on a robert marks who was married to lucy ? thanks
 

Name: Lula Holeman <arearep@artelco.com>
Date: 2002-04-23
Comments:
I have no reason to think that your Shaws and mine are connected, but if you turn up any in AL about 1850 -1880 then in AR. Let me know. That is as far as I can go with mine.
 

Name: LORRAINE Hubbell <lorhub@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-04-22
Comments:
On the cemetery page the links were not working for me. I am looking for burial info on my Gr.Grandparents, Abial and Charlotte Marshall, who are said to be buried in the old Weslyan Methodist Cemetery, Ramsay, Almonte. I noticed two of their children's headstones are listed. Could you direct me to a person who could help me. Thanks
 

Name: Susan Orr <liriel44@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-19
Comments:
Love your site! Lots of searchable info. I went through all the newspaper clippings and found a ton of info on my husband's grandmother's family. Living in Edmonton, it's hard to get a lot on the net but your site kept me going for a few weeks. I like checking back to see the updates. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: ted wettlaufer <twttlfr@shaw.ca>
Date: 2002-04-15
Comments:
Very Interesting. Did not find anything but enjoyed the looking. Am interested in Christofer Wynn(e) from Montague twp. ca. 1844
 

Name: Diane <cdjohns@onlink.net>
Date: 2002-03-23
Comments:
Hi Hugh: You have a marvelous site here. I just have to ask you. I am also of Thompson descent. My 4th great grandfather came to Perth in the early 1820's. His name was Philip Thompson. He married Mary Gibbons in 1828 in Perth. They were married by Rev. Bell. Would you by chance have a Philip Thompson in your family of Thompson's??

Again thank you so much for your time & helpful info. I wish a few more counties had the info you do.

Have a great day & happy Easter.
Diane

 

Name: Ronald MacFarlane <ronald.macfarlane@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-03-20
Comments:
My perants came from the franch line in Lanark,and i enjoy your site a lot. wish i could find out more on my Great grand father from ther. His name was Angus also know as Dancing jack (Angus MacFarlane or Mcfarlane) my family spelled it both ways,why i dont know.
 

Name: Ron Walsh <rwalsh@nrtco.net>
Date: 2002-03-18
Comments:
Great site!! You both have done a great job. Very much improved over the last two years. I would say one of the very best sites I have visisted in the last five years. Keep up the good work Mary and Keith.

Researching: Hammond, Magwood, Brown, Toye, Graham families all from Lanark County.

 

Name: Brian Berrigan <bberrign@renc.igs.net>
Date: 2002-03-18
Comments:
Just getting started in family histories. I am looking
for early Bergin/Berrigan ancestors, who it is rumoured
may have first settled in Lanark county before moving
to Pontiac county. Any help greatly appreciated. BB.

 

Name: Dianne Stretch-Strang <dsstrang@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2002-03-05
Comments:
I am researching the Stretch family: John Stretch married to Mary Cook c. 1829. They are my ggrandparents. I think your site may have given me info that John's father was Thomas Stretch who was a military settler, but am not sure. Also researching the Camerons as my ggrandfather James R.Stretch married a Diana Cameron, who may be the daughter of Robert Cameron and Harriet Bolton, whose grave stones are pictured on this site. Keep up the great work! Thanks.
 

Name: Bill Cannon <wgcannon@tbaytel.net>
Date: 2002-03-04
Comments:
Researching families from Lanark County. CANNON, CLOSS, PRENTICE, MOONEY, LEGARY.
 

Name: Jean Lawson <j.lawson@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-03-03
Comments:
Neat Stuff , as usual. Grannie.

cheers
Jean

 

Name: Deann Edwards <bobdeeben@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-28
Comments:
Found this website in the search for ancestors. Looking for more info on Alexander and Elisabeth(McNee) Ferguson and Mathew andMary(Fitzgerald) Stanley. They were parents of Peter Ferguson and Sarah Stanley who were married in 1862 and then emigrated to Minnesota.
 

Name: Barbara Majaury Lacroix <7893@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-02-19
Comments:
Hi, I have been researching the Majaury family descendants, and certainly have gotten a lot of information from this site.
 

Name: Avis Wiskow <awiskow@wiktel.com>
Date: 2002-02-10
Comments:
Hi, very interesting site, lots of work-Thanks. I am researching my husband's maternal ggrandparents--Alexander McFarlane and Ann McCulloch McFarlane, They settled on Concession 10, Lot 1 in Burgess Township. Children: Mary, Ann, Janet, Alexander, Maisey, Elizabeth, and Catherine. I found one place on another site that listed the Scotch Line Cemetery-a grave for Mrs Alexander McFarlane died in 1860 of natural causes. I couldn't find her listed on your page for the Scotch Line Cemetery. We also have found the family listed on some of the census lists-1817-1822, but can't find any of them after that. Wondering if anyone might have info on any of the girls getting married or if the family moved . Young Alexander moved to Grey County, but haven't found any record there of the rest of the family. Any information greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Name: Dorothymae Lyke Graves <graves.dorothymae@mayo.edu>
Date: 2002-01-31
Comments:
Starting to look up my husbands family...Muir and McLean. Your site was helpful. Thanks.
 

Name: John Salter <jsalter@optonline.net>
Date: 2002-01-30
Comments:

I am researching a Salter family that settled in Montague about 1820 on Lot 19 Con 10 from Ireland.

The parents of this family were Peter Salter(abt1800-1940) m Marcella Connors (abt1801-1862).

There children were.

1. Catherine Salter (1823-) m Francis Griffith

2. Francis Salter (1825-)

3. Margaret Salter (abt1826 - ) m Thomas White (abt1819 -1848) - I have descendents

4. John A Salter (1828-1917) m Eleanor Garland (1837-1917) - I have descendents, this is my line

5. Mary Ann Salter (1828 -1917) m Douglas McTavish or Griffith

6. Alice Olive Salter (1833 - 1881) m Henry Leach (1833 - 1907) - I have descendents

7. Eliza Salter (1835 - 1908) m Henry Alfred Hawkins (1838 - 1863) - I have descendents

8. Peter William Salter (1837 -) m Jemima Leach ( 1836 -) - I have children

I do not have the parents of Marcella Connors (abt1801-1862) but (some of) her siblings may have been Abner, Joseph, and Melissa.

The parents of Peter Salter (abt 1800 - 1940) may have been John Salter (Saulter) m Ann Griffith and the parents of this John Salter may have been William Salter (Saulter) maybe m Martha Edwards (1755 -) . This would have been Marta Edwards second marriage. Her first marriage was to Robert Lewis.


 

Name: Dave Renaud <Dave.Renaud@Sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-01-30
Comments:
Great site. Would like to find any information on Frederick Beverly Wilkinson who was a public school teacher in Ramsey in 1876 ,his wife was Amanda Matilda Hough.Their daughter was born there and was my grand mother.Her name was Kate Matilda Beverly Wilkinson.Any news would be greatly appreciated
 

Name: Karen Prytula <chelseaa@sprint.ca>
Date: 2002-01-28
Comments:
Looks like you are doing alot of maintennance right now. Quite a few times today, the page I was viewing "Land Transactions" disappeared. Now I just clicked on 'generate list of names', they were there, had to get out of the page ,only for one second, then went back, now it's under maintennance. Are you going to be long?
Really love your site and spend alot of time on it.
Karen

 

Name: Brenda <bjrutz@sk.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-01-27
Comments:
I have infromation on baptism and marriages of the Turcotte family from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Perth, Lanark Co., Ontario; time period is 1865 - 1873.

Does this church still stand? I would love to see a photo!

 

Name: Keith Thomson <kemartho@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-01-24
Comments:
Keith, great web site. I am looking for the decendants of William Thomson of Lot 6, Concession 6, Dummond Twp. and Edward Free of Perth. Keith Thomson, Woodstock Ont.
 

Name: Maureen Jamieson <maureenjam@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-01-16
Comments:
Hi Keith and Mary

You have a wonderful site here, lots of good information. I am researching the Jamieson family that came to Lanark with the Lanark Society Settlers. Looking for infor especially on Robert Jamieson who married Isabella Smith approx, 1829. His 2nd marriage was to Mary Dunn. Willing to share info.
Keep up the good work.

 

Name: Rona <waynenrona@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-01-13
Comments:
was exiceted to find the cemetry plot markers in the Lanark site. It was very helpful in my search.
Thanks, Rona

 

Name: virginia winters <vwinters@peterboro.net>
Date: 2002-01-09
Comments:
researching surnames ring and laronde as well as orum and macginnis.
 

Name: Robert E. Smith <biffer1@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2002-01-06
Comments:
Enquiring About mt great Grand parents who lived in Westmeath. Their Names Were Charles Morrow ,Wife Was Margaret LaFleur . Charles Birth date Approx.1841,Margaret wasprobably a few years later . 5 children,Harry Albert ,Joseph,Louisa &Charles. all Adopted. I can go into greater detail no room here for that
Regards Robert Smith

 

Name: Karen Prytula <chelseaa@sprint.ca>
Date: 2002-01-06
Comments:
Hi
I loved your website. I literally spent all day today reading it. I am most interested in the past residents of South Sherbrooke township. While most people are doing a geneaology on their families , I am doing one on my land and the other lots in the area. I'll just mention that the land was given by the crown to Franklin M. Adams, and other owners have been: Henry Moorhouse, William Davidson, Dodds Bros., John Hargrave, Hon. David L. Mcpherson, George Kirkpatrick, The Cooke Extract Co which I dont have any info on at all, the Ontario Concentrated Tannin Co. of Perth, also which I have no info. on.

William Mahon/Mahan, Henry Morrison, and the Strong/Newton families were also previous owners.

I can't believe the amount of work you have done. If you ever need any help , send me an email. I would love to wander the countryside photographing or typing something up , or research or whatever you need!

Thank you

Karen

 

Name: Karen Prytula <chelseaa@sprint.ca>
Date: 2002-01-06
Comments:
Hi
I loved your website. I literally spent all day today reading it. I am most interested in the past residents of South Sherbrooke township. While most people are doing a geneaology on their families , I am doing one on my land and the other lots in the area. I'll just mention that the land was given by the crown to Franklin M. Adams, and other owners have been: Henry Moorhouse, William Davidson, Dodds Bros., John Hargrave, Hon. David L. Mcpherson, George Kirkpatrick, The Cooke Extract Co which I dont have any info on at all, the Ontario Concentrated Tannin Co. of Perth, also which I have no info. on.

William Mahon/Mahan, Henry Morrison, and the Strong/Newton families were also previous owners.

I can't believe the amount of work you have done. If you ever need any help , send me an email. I would love to wander the countryside photographing or typing something up , or research or whatever you need!

Thank you

Karen

 

Name: Alex Shea <andrewford352@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-01-04
Comments:
Hi! Great site! I have come looking for information (or places to look for information) on my ancesttors. They are Robert and Mary (Fowler) Shea, and they settled in Lanark County after emigrating to Canada in 1823 as a part of the Peter Robinson settlement. They came from Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland. I am eager to find a book or site that would help me track them and their children down. They definitely had a son, Simon, who emigrated with them, and 3 other sons who lived to adulthood: Robert, Thomas, and Dunhan. A Peterborough County book also has 2 daughters listed in 1833-1834 - Mary, and Ellen.
Would you, dear reader, or anyone you know, possibly have a link to this family? Would you know of a site I could check out? The Peter Robinson settlers site pays more attention to the 1825 settlement.
I am glad to have found this site, as this is the root of my family in Ontario!
Thank you for your help!!
Alex Shea

 

Name: Beryl Pine <bpine@compuserve.com>
Date: 2002-01-04
Comments:
Searching for Campbell, Lockhart and Trout
 

Name: Sally Munck <SallySloan@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-04
Comments:
This is my first visit to your site and I know I will be back again and again. What a great resource for those of us who are far away but researching families in Lanark County. My next visit will be to post my KNOX, LANGDON & SLOAN families to the inquiries section.

Thanks for all your work,
Sally Munck in Los Angeles

 

Name: Mike Bartlett <barbbartlett@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-01-04
Comments:
You are providing fantastic information.
 

Name: Gale Duarte nee: McTiernan <gduarte@sprint.ca>
Date: 2001-12-31
Comments:
Mary & Keith,
WOW what a great website!!! I just stumbled on it and now have added it to my favs. I LOVE what you have done with your digital camera. For people like myself that are not near the area but may have roots to it??? I want to thank you for helping us find our way. Keep up the great work and I will definately be back.

 

Name: Drake Shaw <DRAKESHAW@AOL.COM>
Date: 2001-12-31
Comments:
I have come back to this site time and time again and seem to find more information each time. Keith & Mary: You have done such a fine job of putting together a truly useful web site for family tree research. Many thanks to you!

Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Drake Shaw
Researching the "SHAW" family
12/31/01

 

Name: Wish Walters <wish walters@monarch.net>
Date: 2001-12-14
Comments:
Have seen some of the work you have done on Lanark , dont know how you do it ,but please dont quit.
 

Name: Bruce Pringle <bpringle@aei.ca>
Date: 2001-12-12
Comments:
Relatives names:
McArthur, Peacock, Monroe plus others

 

Name: Virginia Geffros <virginiag@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-12-10
Comments:
Hi Keith: It's been a month or so since my last visit. I see you've been busy photograhing cemeteries. I've still had no luck finding the graves of any of my Simpson relatives. Isn't there an old cemetery in Smiths Falls for the townsfolk?
 

Name: Eleanor Aldus <eleanoraldus@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-12-09
Comments:
Keith and Mary, just a great Hurrah to one of the best sites on the internet. Just looked at the St. George's Cemetery photos. Your work and effort, give a great pleasure to those who live a distance from Lanark Co. Every time I click on I feel as though I am back in the valley. Keith , say hi to Marion, Isobel, and the family, all the best over the holiday season . Hope to see you folks in the New Year at the Algonquin Library.
 

Name: William N. Thompson <william.thompson1@att.net>
Date: 2001-12-07
Comments:
My grandfather John Samuel Thompson was born in Perth, Ontario May 27th, 1890. My g-grandfather was Robert Thompson (d. 1918), my g-grandmother was Ellen Simpson.

I'm currently doing a family tree, and looking for information on the Thompson family, as well as the Surnames of Cameron and Campbell, apparently related.

The Thompson's moved to Everson, Washington, USA around 1889 or 1890.

 

Name: Dorothy McAuliffe Payne <dcpayne@shaw.ca>
Date: 2001-11-30
Comments:
Wonderful site. Look forward to visiting again soon. Would like to connect with someone who has a Jeremiah Francis McAuliffe in their tree. Jeremiah married Catherine Ann Maley in 1896 in Pakenham, Lanark. His sister, Mary, married John Curtin, Almonte, Lanark around 1887. Jeremiah and Mary's parents were John McAuliffe and Margaret Fitzgerald and other children were, Cornelious, William, Malachi, Catherine and Hannah.
 

Name: Dr. robert boyd Jackson <RBJAXON@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-30
Comments:
I have early families in Lanark Village, Boyd's and a few other places in Lanark Co., ONT. Appreciate your service by being on the Web.
 

Name: Khristina L. Bills <KBills1@Juno.com>
Date: 2001-11-29
Comments:
Great Site! Am researching CODE/CODE and MORRIS ancestors in Lanark County in early 1800's. I am the 3rd great granddaughter of George Codd/Code and Jane Morris, his wife. Am searching for their siblings, parents. Have found much information on other CODE family members in your site. Thanks for doing such a great job!
 

Name: Jennifer <gary.cullen@symaptico.ca>
Date: 2001-11-28
Comments:
Enjoy this site very much and visit often. Connected with two "cousins" through this site. Thanks!!
 

Name: AL HEARTY <alhearty@superaje.com>
Date: 2001-11-25
Comments:
JUST BEGINING
 

Name: Joseph Jarbeau <tonto_316@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-11-20
Comments:
This site has some great links and lots of information.

thanks

 

Name: Maureen Walters-Gonek <mlwgonek@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2001-11-18
Comments:
Keith,

Thanks for all the hard work, is is greatly appreciated. For researchers many miles away this is a great link back to our roots.

 

Name: shirley willoughby <shirlw@recorder.ca>
Date: 2001-11-15
Comments:
excellent site-would like to find some info on my GrGrGrandfather Francis Hall-came from Scotland about 1854-first set up his shoemaker's shop in Almonte-then moved to Appleton-married Margaret Hamilton-her brother Gavin was the Reeve for Ramsey 1881-1896
 

Name: Jackie Downen/Kenneth Mills <jjd@uia.net>
Date: 2001-11-06
Comments:
Hello, I am trying to find a family that were farmers in or near Perth, Ontario. In July 1941 a girl abt 20-21 yrs. of age gave birth to a boy and she named him KENNETH MILLS. I would suppose from this that her name was MILLS. So I quess I would be looking for the MIllS family of Perth, Ontario..probably Lanark county? I hope this is correct. Anyway, she gave the baby- Kenneth- up for adoption. She stayed in the Salvation Army Home for unwedded mothers..and supposedly gave birth to Kenneth in a hospital in Regina. I am looking for the oldest hospital in the Regina area..and also the schools in the Lanark Co. area for 1930-40's..Hoping someone out there can help me. Supposedly the father of Kenneth dated his mother and they had known each other for some time.He also was a farmer or his family were farmers. She had two other sisters and 3 brothers that had worked or lived outside the home in 1940. Kenneth was given up for adoption in New York City, to a family by the name of JOHNSON. They named him DENIS (ONE N) McINTIRE JOHNSON. Perhaps, somehow the Johnsons were related to the Mills family?? Hoping someone can help me..is the Salvation Army Home still in existant? Name of schools in the area would be wonderful...any help would be great and most appreciative. Thank you very much.
Kenneth % Jackie

 

Name: Rose Mary (Richards) Sarsfield <bsarsfield@sprint.ca>
Date: 2001-11-02
Comments:
The work you have done is phenomenal! I spent all last evening reading the Drynan family history. I was so interesting to follow all those people I knew and see the relationship among so many that I had no idea were related to the Drynans. I expect to spend lots more time at your site. Thank you for all your work!
 

Name: ronald milford <ronald_milford@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-23
Comments:
Excelent information except for one point. I understood my family came here between 1820 and 1823 with one child born in 1820. You show them on your 1821 census as being here with three children? Now we need to back everything up by about three years, back to the drawing board. Thanks Ron
 

Name: Sylvianne Penner <syl.penner@shaw.ca>
Date: 2001-10-19
Comments:
NEW EMAIL AND WEB PAGE ADDRESSES:
EMAIL Old: syl.penner@home.com to syl.penner@shaw.ca
WEB PAGES: http://members.shaw.ca/syl.penner
This page has the CARDIFFS, COXFORDS, DRYSDALES, FORSYTHES, MOORES , MOULTON, MATERIS, RIPPLINGERS.
CLAN FORSYTH OF CANADA WEBPAGE: http://members.shaw.ca/syl.penner/clan_forsyth

 

Name: Margery Clark Kapas <mkapas@telus.net>
Date: 2001-10-18
Comments:
Having just learned of this site, I am astounded & greatly impressed with the rather fast glimpse I've taken through the vast amount of information. I will return soon!

My direct ancestors arrived on the 'George Canning' in 1821 - John Munro & the Patersons whose daughter Janet married John a few yrs later; lived at Ramsay tp. I am anxious to contact other descendants. I am also related to Russell Ford who recently passed away - his ancestor Jane Munro was a sister of my grt grdf Andrew. Also related to John Irvine who has posted Paterson on this site.

 

Name: Gordon R Thompson <giftworld@inteliport.com>
Date: 2001-10-06
Comments:
A few weeks ago I inquired if anyone knew the Strong family who lived on the Strong Road in Maberly. I have a new e mail address, and would really like to find out information on this family. My mother's maiden name was Evelyn Selna Strong. I have a great deal of information on my father's family but nothing on my mother's. Thanks a lot..
 

Name: John M. Johnson <jmjohn458@MSN.com>
Date: 2001-09-19
Comments:
I came across Your neat web site, while looking for information about Thomas Lyle and Mary Jack. The Wifes Great Grandmother was Christine Lyle. I have Looking for this Family in Canada for Years. Christine moved with Her Parents to Dakota Territory in the early 1880's. Thanks for the help.
 

Name: Gordon R Thompson <giftworld@usadatanet.net>
Date: 2001-09-15
Comments:
Anybody have information on the Strong family who lived in Maberly. I believe they lived on the Strong Road. Evelyn Strong was my mother and I would like to get some information on her family. Thanks a lot.
 

Name: Pauline Wright <polly_wright@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-04
Comments:
Great information on your site. Interested in the following families:
Griffith, Leach (Leitch, Leech), Curtis, Boyd, Wright, Cassel (Castle) and Phillips .

 

Name: ian g swan <igswan@quista.net>
Date: 2001-08-03
Comments:
good luck from lanark scotland
 

Name: Max Sutherland <saffron@magma.ca>
Date: 2001-08-03
Comments:
Have the use of my daughter's machine for a eyar, and am learning - slowly - how to use it. I may just 'phone oy, as I'd be glad to give you some pictures of headstones. My apologies if this is scrambled - I can't find out how to "sign" the guest book. Clicking on it below doesn't do anything.
 

Name: Barbara cline <jlazyb@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2001-07-29
Comments:
this site has been great!
 

Name: Bob Labron <jblabron@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-20
Comments:
Great website willbe in touch later.
 

Name: Robert Wesley Phillips <robert.phillips@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-07-20
Comments:
Good Stuff...I'm Finding some of my family Heritage Little by little. I don't see a listing for Hillcrest Cemetary, Smith Falls?
 

Name: Dawn (Burns) Moore <dwmoore@sprint.ca>
Date: 2001-07-18
Comments:
This is a great site. Thanks for all the information.
I have made a web site for the Burns family from the Lanark area, with information supplied by a cousin. This dates back to Walter b. 1779 and Agnes b.1785.(grandparents of)
Walter Burns III b. 1838(married Elizabeth Dherty b. 1841), James Burns b. 1840(married Jemima Couch b. 1844/46) , John Burns b. 1843(married Margeret Skiffington b. 1848), Agnes b. 1844 (married William Gardner Jr.), Robert b. 1846 (married Ellen Ross) Samuel Norton b. 1848 (married Mary Gillies), Alex 1815, Rachel b. 1853 (married James Cameron, Mary Ann b. 1858 - (married Thomas McVeety), George b. 1857 (married Victoria Stuart b. 1866)
Hoping other decendants out there can help us keep this family tree - and web site going with information.



 

Name: Carol A. McKay <camckay@telus.net>
Date: 2001-06-18
Comments:
Look forward to a change on your web page so that I know you are busy keeping it up. A very informative site. Have enjoyed it very much. My father was born at Balderson's Corners in 1899.His father & grandfather were pioneers of the town of Perth,On. My father was James Forbes Clarke; my grandfather was James Forbes Clark; my gggrandfather was Alexander Findlay Clark; my ggggrandfather was John Forbes Clark and my gggggrandfather was John Clark from Perthshire,Scotland.Very nice to learn about the area where my Dad came from even tho' they moved west in 1902 to Wapella,Sk. It was important to him to make sure we knew where he came from. Keep up the good work. Much appreciated!
 

Name: Mary Mueller <mueller@cybertap.com>
Date: 2001-06-14
Comments:
As a beginning researcher, I was becoming very discouraged about trying to find my gggrandfather who immigrated from Ireland around 1830. Keith, you sent me a list of Dopsons and their burial sites along with dates, and closest relatives. this was a great help as I think I have pinned down my gggrandfather's first name as well as his home town in Ireland. Many thanks!!
 

Name: Liz Hartle <ejhar@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-06-09
Comments:
Beautiful Website!
"Needle in Haystack," trying to find my great grandfather,
John Gorman, & grandfather, James J. Gorman, b. 1870 in Perth. Great grandfather, John and wife Mary, came from Ireland, County Clare. Help from anyone greatly appreciated. Many thanks!

 

Name: Liz Hartle <ejhar@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-06-09
Comments:
Beautiful Website!
"Needle in Haystack," trying to find my great grandfather,
John Gorman, & grandfather, James J. Gorman, b. 1870 in Perth. You've given me a "lead." Many thanks!

 

Name: Leo Simpson <reiver@istar.ca>
Date: 2001-06-05
Comments:
Very interesting site.
 

Name: Carolyn Gorra <molsen@nrtco.net>
Date: 2001-06-03
Comments:
Hello , my name is Carolyn Gorra I live in the Lanark area and am planning to visit all the cemetaries in the area , I am offering to list and photograph as many as possible for your site if you'd like .

If you send me a list of what places you'd like done I would be happy too be of assistance too you.

I am researching the name Mathie, Gavin, Thurlow, Elliott, Closs, Crawford, Majaury, Haskins, Umpherston, Gorra.

 

Name: Larry Smith <LSmith77@AOL.COM>
Date: 2001-05-31
Comments:
Just found you. I have ancestors that landed in Lanark County in 1820. Hopefully there will be information to share.
Larry in Hamilton, Montana

 

Name: John Simms <j3m1simms@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-14
Comments:
Great Website. Looking for help from anyone who may have info/or any ideas on research. I am trying to locate any info on grandfather (William Norman (White) Mccallum) He was born 1891-died 1963. His parents were John (T.G.?) White (1854- 1891?), father- Thomas White and Ellen Cram (1857-1891) daughter of David Cram and Ann Nicholson. All were from lanark, mainly Beckwith and carleton Place. Any information or assistance would be greatly appreciated
 

Name: Jim Johnston <jimj@nbnet.nb.ca>
Date: 2001-05-13
Comments:
Great site. I have digital pictures from Hopetown, St Declan's and Lanark Village cemeteries. I can forward them along if you wish. Mostly Bullochs & Larocques.

Jim Johnston

 

Name: Don Shannon <donbari@pipcom.com>
Date: 2001-05-06
Comments:
Great site. I appreciate the information on the Coady burials that you sent me.
I'm looking primarily for Maley (Melia, O'Maley, O'Malley, Mealey) as well as the Coady families. Another line is the Mantil (Mantle) families.

On my father's side I'm looking into the Shannon's of Renfrew County, Westmeath and Ross Twp.

 

Name: R.Culbert-Keen <culbert_keen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-04-30
Comments:
You have a great site.

I'am looking for Cubertson or Cuthberson that came to Canada around 1830 and settled in Beckwith. I'am also looking for a Duncan Mclaren from Beckwith he married a Naomi Cox. Any information will be greartly appreciated. Thank you

 

Name: Virginia Geffros <virginiag@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-04-29
Comments:
As a novice genealogist, I am overwhelmed by all the information available on this site. However, my family is noticeably missing. I suspect they were very poor and so fairly invisible. Henry & Catherine (McAllister) Simpson came to Smith Falls around 1858 from Dundalk, Ireland. Their three children were born in Smith Falls: Joseph Henry, June 1860, William G., March 1874, and Katie, Sept. 1878. On December 5, 1885, my great-grandfather, Joseph Henry married Julia Emilie Lane, daughter of John Lane and Margaret Wilton . Joseph & Julia had ten children: Bella, Robert, Katie, Daniel, Joseph Henry Jr., Pearl, Emma, Zeta, Kingsley, and an unknown girl born in Smith Falls. Around 1906, the entire clan pulled up stakes and moved to Hamilton, Ont. If anyone comes across any of the above-mentioned names, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks, Virginia - Hamilton, Ont.
 

Name: Virginia Cullen <bagwell@theinter.com>
Date: 2001-04-27
Comments:
Looking for my grandmother, Genevieve (Jenny) Eva Badour.
Born in Canada in 1880. Great site. Keep up the good work.

 

Name: Bob Campbell <bcambel@cyberus.ca>
Date: 2001-04-20
Comments:
checking for anything new (to me)
 

Name: John Irvine <ec265@freenet.carleton.ca>
Date: 2001-04-15
Comments:
Researching James Paterson (Strathaven and Kilbride Soc) and decendants.
Impressive site with an overload of info.

 

Name: ANNABELL THOMS <DON.THOMS@SYMPATICO.CA>
Date: 2001-04-09
Comments:
GREAT PAGE ALSO LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON mCDONALD CATHERINE OR COSTELLO
 

Name: Sue DeLuca-LeGresley <legresleydeluca@home.com>
Date: 2001-04-08
Comments:
I am looking forward to doing a lot of research on your sites.
My interest lies in two families that were, as I believe, among the first settlers of Lanark or Watson's Corners, The William Hoods and the James Park families.

 

Name: Sherry Thompson <shethomp@kootenay.com>
Date: 2001-04-06
Comments:
Keith and Mary you have done a wonderful job on this web site. I am really enjoying reading the newspaper clippings to learn about my husband's Thompson relatives. My father-in-law's father was William Howard Thompson, son of Welland (Wellington) Thompson. I believe Welland was the only son of Mary Jane Bain and John Thompson who left the Lanark area and moved to Saskatchewan. You have just done a super job!

Regards,
Sherry

 

Name: WANDA LINDSAY (JORDAN) <wallylindsay@telus.net>
Date: 2001-03-31
Comments:
What a great website. I am interested in descendants of Robert Jordan (born 1796 Ireland) through to John Jordan
(born 1864 Lanark). John was my grandfather married Margaret Craig 1890.

 

Name: Johm H. Day <johnhday@magma.ca>
Date: 2001-03-26
Comments:
I am still learning my way around such sites, but can see that it will be very useful. Iam would like to find all available on the Day families.
 

Name: R.Culbert-Keen <culbert_keen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-03-25
Comments:
HI
Great Web Page
Looking for Lautie Curtis she is
looking for information concerning the Cuthbertson, or Culbertsons from Lanark. I'am looking for that family name also, Thank You.

 

Name: Pat <tish@cablelan.net>
Date: 2001-03-14
Comments:
Your pictures come through very nicely. I do not know any of them, but it was certainly interesting to see them all. I have a similar group, posed very much in the same way - and I also, do not know who they are, but were in photos left to me by a dear aunt. I will consider doing something similar. Thank you for sharing.
Sincerely,
Pat

 

Name: Suzanne Pescitelli <suzipescitelli@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-03-11
Comments:
Great web page. Looking for info on John Kerr and George Kerr. Lived in Perth and also at Tarra Cottage. They were military men. Any info? These men are my husbands Great Grandfather and Grandfather, respectively.Thanks, Suzanne.
 

Name: S MANN <richard.mann@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2001-03-10
Comments:
Great site. we were looking for the family of Hugh and Catherine DICKSON found their children births at the Methodist Church records thankyou so much.
Nopw need the parets of Hugh Dickson and Catherine BERRY
Thankyou again
Sally from New Zealand.

 

Name: John Wilson <Beejay688@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-03
Comments:
Stumbled on your site and since I came from Lanark, Scotland was just being nosy.

John Wilson, Florida. USA

 

Name: Mary S. Scot <rmgascott@Yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-02-26
Comments:
Looking for information on Edward JAMES and his wife, Jane KINCH. Edward's brother, Benjamin JAMES, was living in Lanark County. Thanks for making internet searches possible.
 

Name: Bob Burnett <bburnett2@auracom.com>
Date: 2001-02-21
Comments:
Mainly interested in the Hugh Keyes family of Drummond Centre.
 

Name: Sheila Spence <bspence@saltspring.com>
Date: 2001-02-08
Comments:
Thanks for the great site!
Am searching for information on GGgrandfather David BALLANTYNE (Ballentine / Ballentyne/etc.) and Mary Bell who emigrated from Lanark, Scotland to Lanark. ONT. in 1820. with infant son Matthew. Son, Matthew BALLENTYNE and wife Elizabeth Ann Todd (Married 30 March 1849) lived in Lanark village. Children - John (William John?), Jane, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, David, Matthew, Sarah, John (my grandfather), Samuel, Agnes.

 

Name: Sandra Rattray <SRatt14210@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-05
Comments:
Great site. Excellent work Keith and Mary.
Researching the family of Matthew Anderson, Blacksmith, Franktown, Ontario. My great-grandfather, James Anderson was his son. Did try to contact Bob Ahrens who is also listed on this site but no such address.
Other families I am researching:
Skiffington/Skeffington Lanark Township as well as branch in Osgoode and Carleton
Jones, John, Lanark Village and former member of the Sappers and Miners
McKerrow - Dalhousie Township
Dunlop - Dalhousie Township
Horne - Lanark Township
Burns, Walter settled 1820 Dalhousie Township
Rattray, William settled 1822 Beckwith Township
Tackaberry - settled Beckwith Township/Carleton Place circa 1870's
Morris - two separate families - both Drummond Township and Beckwith Township (Innisville area and Scotch's Corners)
McNeely, Raney & family
Burchill, Samuel - Merrickville area



 

Name: Eileen <ebasha1@sprint.ca>
Date: 2001-02-04
Comments:
Sincere kudos for the work both Mary and Keith have done to make this such an interesting vehicle for Lanark County information. Thanks for all your efforts. Eileen
 

Name: Don Rose <darose@yosemite.net>
Date: 2001-01-28
Comments:
Searching for info on Andrew & William McBEATH...

27th July 1847 - at Lanark, on the 3rd instance, Mr. Andrew McBeath, in the 103rd year of his age. He was born in Sutherlandshire, Scotland in the memorable year 1745. At the time of his birth his father was absent in the army of Prince Charles Stewart, who on his return home after the defeat of that Prince, was presented with the subject of this notice, then three months old He was for many years Forrester to the Duchess of Sutherland; subsequently he removed to Glasgow, where he resided 10 years previous to embarking for this county (Lanark County)with the Society Settlers in the year 1821.

 

Name: Jean Eustis <je301@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-28
Comments:
I am looking for Mahoney/Mahonys that I know lived in Spencerville, Ontario in 1848-195?. This is my family. Any help?
 

Name: Michelle Lowry <MLOWRY@flemingc.on.ca>
Date: 2001-01-17
Comments:
This is an excellent site to gather information on the history of lanark and the families. I was wondering though is there any information on the Lowry or Penman families?
Thanks for keeping the generations informed!

 

Name: Diane <cdjohns@onlink.net>
Date: 2001-01-16
Comments:
Just wanted to let you know that your website is fabulous. I wish some of the other Ontario sites were as informative and helpful. Just a quick question Keith- do you have any Thompson relatives that originated in Perth from England? I am doing my family Thompson tree. Your time and much work are very appreciated. Thanks for your dedication.
Cheers
Diane

 

Name: murray ruddy <ruddy@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-01-13
Comments:
I have been researching the Renfrew dist, for the Ruddy name now I've started to research the Lanark area.
 

Name: Barbara Bowles <barbb@telus.net>
Date: 2001-01-07
Comments:
I am searching for Balmforth and Hedderson surnames. The originate in Carleton Place, Ontario. Anything at all would be helpful.
Warmest Regards,
Barb Bowles

 

Name: Kathryn Kern-Levine <kkernlevin@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-07
Comments:
My grandfather was Ernie Shaw of Cody, Wyoming. Am searching for his ancestors.
 

Name: Trudy Holman <glenholman@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-01-06
Comments:
Very nice, I enjoyed browsing the site and finding tit-bits of info on lost family in the Lanark county
 

Name: Wray Thompson <Wrayt@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-01-05
Comments:
I just uploaded my family tree (back to Thomas Thompson 1787-1861 who lived in Bathurst Twsp, Lanark Co.) onto Rootsweb http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=wrayt after recently discovering it. After poking about I also found your site. One of the St Andrew Presbyterian church records confirmed the wedding of Jane to William McDonald in 1847. Any suggestions how I might confirm a few more people in the tree. Is the info in my tree of any help to others? I have other info including family pictures from the late 1800
 

Name: Linda Wright <linda.wright2@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2001-01-05
Comments:
Hello someone sent me your site because I have been trying to find my ggggrandparents. William Ross who was born in 1788 and Margaret Eveleigh . They were married in Mtl. at St. Gabriel's Presbyterian Church in l8l8. But I cannot find where they were born. Someone who is an expert with Eveleighs said that some settled in your area. Have you ever seen the name. Also I have enjoyed your site very much.Linda
 

Name: Margaret Fyfe <mfyfe@altavista.com>
Date: 2001-01-01
Comments:
Johanna McLeod was born May 20, 1862 in West Zorra Twp. Ont. On Oct 15, 1879 at Knox Church, Harrington, She married my grandfather Alexander McCallum Gordon, born Mar 10, 1851 in Lanark Co. He Died Oct 15, 1910, baried at Weyburn, Sask. Johanna died Mar 9, 1924, baried Harrington
I am interested in tracing back on the grandfather's ancesters

 

Name: Shane Edwards <cr975@ncf.ca>
Date: 2000-12-28
Comments:
Enjoyed your website very much, especially the photographs. I am in the process of having some of my grandfather's pictures scanned so that they can be displayed on a website.

I had transcribed an article about a 1905 fire in Carleton Place onto my webpage at:

http://www.ncf.ca/~cr975/content4.html

and hope to include copies of the buildings prior to the fire and the "new" building built as a replacement.

I am also trying to find out if anyone in the county is involved in the "Digitizing Canada's Collections" program. More information is available at:

http://collections.ic.gc.ca/E/cdc_cfp.htm

I would hope that many of the photographs depicting our local history could be preserved and made accessible.

All Good Things,
Shane Edwards

 

Name: Nancy Lee <Nancypants92@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-26
Comments:
My grandmother was born in Port Dalhousie Ontario back in the 1800's. Her maiden name was Fero. Any info is appreciated, and she did migrate to Buffalo New York.

Thanks!

 

Name: Pat Templeton <pat@pattempleton.com>
Date: 2000-12-24
Comments:
Hi there - Merry Christmas.

Do you have any information on something called Crystal Palace - I was told be a friend that it was something in the City of Perth. I am going to try and find a site for the City.

Thanks for your trouble.

Pat Templeton, Cambridge

 

Name: Jason Porteous <jporteous4@home.com>
Date: 2000-12-22
Comments:
Nice job on the web site. I like the input you are getting from the people and families from the County. Keep it up.

interested in families below

Saunders - Beckwith and Montague
Ferguson - Numogate (previously from Dalhousie Twp)
James - Beckwith
Porteous - Beckwith and Montague
Smith - Merrickville
Black - Gouldbourn
Edwards - Beckwith and Montague
Pendergast - Montague
Lewis - Beckwith and Gouldbourn

 

Name: Rev Barbara J. Silk <LadyPhoebe@juno.com>
Date: 2000-12-15
Comments:
Looking for information on Charles T. James born in
Smith Falls possibly 1875. He emigrated to USA Massachu-
setts (Allston/Boston). He also married a woman named
Lotta L. Riggs. He enlisted in the Massachusetts Volun-
teers in Apr 1898 to fight in the Spanish-American War
and was later transferred to the Regimental Band.
He was my grandmother's father.

 

Name: Bob Alderson <clanfolk@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-12-08
Comments:
Hope to be back into the family history thing soon. I am a descendant of Duncan McDairmid & Alexander Ferguson of Beckwith (Prospect). When I took a sabbatical from the research, the internet didn't exist so I have a lot of catching up to do.

Slaithe,

Bob Alderson

 

Name: Marg Hunter <hunter@total.net>
Date: 2000-12-07
Comments:
WONDERFUL site! Congrats!

Lots of content... easy to navigate!


 

Name: Lynn McEwen <mcewen@cyberus.ca>
Date: 2000-12-01
Comments:
Great site - Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Mary Swank <mc.reswank@pe.net>
Date: 2000-11-30
Comments:
Keith,
I love the layout of your site. I am anxiously waiting
for more cemetery transcriptions to be placed on the
internet. They have been a great help to me. I noticed
that the picture for White Cemetery did not load when I
checked it out.