Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year



Wishing everyone a

A Very Happy New Year


all the best in the coming year

Rhoda Ross     Alex W Fraser

Rosswin Travel, Courtenay, BC

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Major Donald McDonald died Jun 1850

Just got this e mail looking for ancestors

Name: Dennis Greene

E-mail: digreene007 @

surnames: Major Donald McDonald , Cornwall 1837-43

query: Donald McDonald, came to Stormont circa 1834 with following family Isabella Anderson wife.; Alex. St. John b. June 24; Donald, 1822: Colin 1824; John 1825; Peter 27; Isabella; Maria; Jessie 1833.

He served in the Peninsular War became Ensign 1812; Lieutenant 1815; half-pay 1816 Waterloo medal and 10 clasps, Capt. and Major in Glengary Militia.

Purchased land in Glengary ? and Died & buried in St. Andrews, West.

There seems to be a paucity of info re this family...Do you have any info Father?, Mother? specific clan? of Donald 1786-1850)

Thanks much. I would like to purchase Father John's Diary of Deaths, if you think that would help

Love and Cheers, Dennis Greene, Donald is my GGGrandfather.

Major Donald McDonald died Jun 22 1850 St Andrews West  added by awf

Any assistance would be welcomed contact Dennis. Thank you
Alex W Fraser

Friday, December 7, 2012

the MacDonalds of Loup are growing, version 4 coming

The MacDonalds of Loup, Lundie, Fraser
connections are growing, version 4 will be launched in early January 2013.

Do you have a Glengarry family connection. Is it a Mac, O'Connor, Weir, McNaughton, Fraser, McDougald, Kavanagh,  O'Brien, etc.

The MacDonalds of Loup are growing. Version 4 has now grown to over 20,080 entries. This version 4 includes many church records of baptisms, marriages

Version 4 has over 8,900 new entries from Version 3.Total entries over 20,080. will be available on CD.

This work is a excellent GUIDELINE, not the absolute unshakeable truth on a particular family. Use it as a Guideline & your perspective on your family. Is it perfect, NO!, will it be useful to the viewer, certainly, from a little to a lot. It will raise questions as well as provide answers. Is all the information accurate. That depends on how accurate the information was to begin with. We all know from experience that ages of a person are very seldom constant or given accurately.

This work deals mainly with the Macs of Glengarry County over the past 200 years and their connection by marriage. There are a number of couples who married as 2nd or 3rd cousins. This aspect along can assist in fine tuning the accuracy of the information included, provided that this info can be deduced and found as well as properly interpreted.

More information
check out the surnames for version 4 at

 Check out the name index in  version 4 at

There is a pre launch special on til December 31, 2012.

Comments are welcomed enter them below


take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC
866 517 2113     or 250 338 6334