Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Court Proceedings--Early Colonial Court Matters

court proceedings -- early colonial court matters

In going throughout some of our old correspondence, I came across the following from the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Inc of Glastonbury, Conn 06033 which was part of a article in the Nutmegger of March 1982 V-14 #4  [AWF]

One must be always mindful that the court proceedings are public records; therefore, available to us as researchers. The challenges to the genealogist are to discover the location of these records and then to search the pertinent documents for references to our people. Unfortunately we cannot identify a standard for all states as to the exact cases for which each court shall be responsible, or even, for that matter what the court shall be called. Each state possesses its own criteria for court jurisdiction; our job as a serious researcher is to become familiar with the state in which our research is centered. 

We can, however, list some of the matters dealt with in most early courts: 
Adultery 
Assault 
Being a Vagabond 
Calling the Deacon Bad Words 
Change of Names 
Corrupting Tar 
Cow, Hog, or Horse Killing 
Debt 
Divorce 
Embezzlement 
Infamous Writing 
Failure to Assist Marshall 
Lascivious Carriage Personal 
Property Disputes 
Quaker 
Refusing Court/Jury Duty 
Singing in the Tavern 
Smoking 
Theft 
Trespass 
Witchcraft 
Affronting of an Officer 
Bastardy 
Breach of Peace 
Card Playing 
Church Attendance 
Counterfeiting 
Cursing and Swearing 
Dishonest Behavior 
Drunkeness 
Fornication 
Failure to Take Oath of Allegiance 
Killing Deer 
Lying 
Profaning the Lord's Day 
Real Estate Disputes 
Sale of Guns or Liquor to Indians 
Slander 
Speaking Evil of Him That Dispenses the Word of God 

An interesting aside when discussing early colonial court matters is a study of the most frequent crimes brought to court in the Plymouth Colony and later Plymouth County, Massachusetts: 
I. 1660-1669 
Quaker 
Drunkeness and Fornication (tie) 
Assault 

II. 1686-1774 
Fornication 
Assault 
Theft 

It is imperative that the serious researcher has a general knowledge of the basic procedures of a civil court case from a genealogical point of view: 

1.  Counsel retained - PLAINTIFF employs 
2. Declaration of Complaint - Document describing complaint; filed by PLAINTIFF'S counsel 
p. 556A  Nutmegger

Enjoy
Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Magic Tom Auburn -- Do You Remember Him!!

Just received this interesting e mail concerning Magic Tom Auburn

Do you have a  story to  tell Ro about Magic Tom?

Hi,

My name is Rohinton Ghandhi, Ro for short, I'm a local historical researcher/writer doing a story on our own Magic Tom Auburn of Montreal (NDG), and I was hoping you may have some details of him or know of anyone who still may be able to provide some first-hand accounts! That would be so very cool to capture, before some of these stories all simply fade away...

Many of Mr. Auburn's information indicates that he came from Aultsville, Ontario. I have been in contact with Byron Auburn at the CTV News desk in Toronto, and unfortunately he could not confirm if his dad/family did in fact come from that town in Ontario.

Magic Tom and his wife are buried in the Cornwall region at the St. Lawrence Valley Cemetary near Long Sault/Cornwall yet they also could not confirm his birthplace as Aultsville, Ontario. They must have had some roots in the Aultsville stories validities, somewhere in the Auburn family history.
- Do you know of any existing Aultsville town registries or directories that could contain this information?
Magic Tom Auburn Gravestone. photo from Cornwall Roots

The Montreal Lovell Directory records Tom's father, William George auburn as first living at 162 Ethel St, here in Verdun, Montreal. He was listed as a toolmaker in 1915. 

From the internet, Wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aultsville,_Ontario, I understand that the town was flooded over in the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway, is that true? ...would be my very first question.
- And if so, is there anyway that I may validate or disclude that Tom Rochon Auburn was born in Aultsville, Ontario? As I truly hate conjecture, preferring to rely on existing factual information for my story on this once great man! We owe it to him to "get it right".

I’m hoping that you will be able to steer me in the right direction, as I've looked at the many Aultsville, Ontario sites that cover the St. Lawrence region like here http://www.ghosttownpix.com/lostvillages/aultsvilImg.html and your great site herehttp://www.glengarrycounty.com/gpssvfor.html specifically, yet there is no information at all on his father  William George Auburn nor any other Auburns in the region.

Do you remember Magic Tom, yourself as a Canadian? I had to ask as each bit of information is like a puzzle piece that could only add to the larger than life Magic Tom that we all still envision in our minds. Funny what we can clearly recall from our childhood, isn't it? 

Magic Tom is as Montreal as you can get. He was a great man and a perfect representative of our once world-class city. I would love to accurately write a story on this one local gentleman who was my childhood TV icon (on CFCF 12), to most of us in those great days that once completed each of our own Montreal experiences. I hope you are able to help in getting his story straight....

I have found so many photos and story write-ups of Tom Auburn the local Magician, the troops entertainer, the places he played in from 1931 to 1942 through the original pages of the Verdun Guardian Newspaper, digitizing them before they turn to dust. I also have the story and pick of “local Magician enlists” from 1942, with photo, and many more that I have catalogued and kept as Jpegs.

In fact, this Sunday, I have visited the archivist at St. Willibrord’s Church to see Tom Auburns’ graduation year’s records for 1936 and for years beyond, as the church ran Willibrord’s High school then! Will also look for photos of Delores Arlene Edwards his high school sweetheart as most accounts, included on the tomauburn website. 

Here's his Feb 20th, 1942 wedding announcement to Delores, I found in the pages of the Verdun Guardian. They were married on Feb 14, 1942, Valentine’s day the article states (attached). Also, a pic of the day he enlisted here in Montreal in 1941.

Thanks so much,  I hope you  will be able to provide many more details on this Montreal great.

I'm sure this ride will simply be just that...magical!

Ro

Rohinton Ghandhi
Crawford ParkVerdunMontreal

and/or

home 514-767-8978
office 514-877-9443 




http://www.Glengarry county.com/gpssvfor.html

What do you remember about Magic Tom Auburn? Do you have a  story to  tell Ro?

the above photos sent by Ro with e mail, except as noted

enjoy
take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC


Sunday, December 1, 2013

MacDonald Burying Cemetery UPDATE

Update on Some Glengarry Connections in the

MacDonald Burying Cemetery Westmeath Township discovery brings history to life



William MacDonald grave marker. photo from Ottawa Citizen


Bio of John McDonald

John MacDonald, photo by Stephen Cameron


Bio of Walter McDonald

http://www.1812veterans.ca/en/searchdetails.php?id=65
Walter MacDonald, photo by Stephen Cameron


see original article here
http://glengarrycountyareabooks.blogspot.ca/2013/06/cemetery-discovery-brings-history-to.html

Some additional links, references to this MacDonald Burying Ground

McDonald Burying Ground Unveiling

http://www.campbellmonument.com/the-mcdonald-burying-ground.html

McDonald Burying Ground Westmeath Township


McDonald Burying Ground
http://faysgenealogy.com/showmedia.php?mediaID=1454


War of 1812 Veterans in the Upper Ottawa Valley

http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/ur/story/755615

War of 1812 Veterans Graveside Project
http://www.1812veterans.ca/en/index.php

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC
http://glengarrycounty.com/cem.html
866 517 2113

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Legend of St. Andrews Grave Robbers.

  
The Legend of St. Andrews Grave Robbers.

   

There is a more detailed outline in the December 2013 Newsletter from the Cornwall Township Historical Society    Titled  "Grave Robbin Extraordinaire. The Grave Robbing of Jane McLaughlin[Burton] from St Andrews West Cemetery, January 1876." with the above photo heading the 3 1/4 page outline.


the e mail from Alvin Miller that was part of this post was deleted at his request.  AWF  12/18/13



take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC
http://glengarrycounty.com/awfrrbks.html

Thursday, November 14, 2013

UEL -- Lieut John Cameron Cemetery -- Corn 4C N6

just received this update on the Lieut John Cameron Cemetery of McConnell Rd Cornwall twp from Chris & Debbie Cameron
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Good evening folks, hoping all is well with you .

Thanks again for your interest in this Heritage site.
Cleanup remains underway about half way through ,There has been one delicate matter requiring gardeners hands, the iron fence of which has been buried amongst the weeds needs gentle persuasion , hoping there will be volunteers for this. 

I plan to finish cleanup this fall ,and possibly mark the graveyards borders.
During the fall and winter there will require much research and with the hope of a meeting on the horizon .
Steve Cameron from Green valley remains interested in having a meeting within a couple of months . He as well as his wife Joannehas done extensive research on this site , I'm looking forward as there will be much to learn form this heritage site.
There is a facebook address on this site, I encourage you to take a look ,and are welcome to provide and share information about the graveyard.
Restoration of Abandoned Cemeteries, Camerons Family, Fetterly ie.
Thanks for your interest , Please take the time to pass this around to interested peoples.
Take care
Christopher Cameron
ricodeb @ hotmail.com

Enjoy
take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

the following is from the SPICE Report of 1974

THE CAMERON CEMETERY


The half acre cemetery on Mr. Frank Cameron's farm, located on North McConnell Avenue (Cameron Road) is a perfect example of an abandoned resting place of early pioneers who settled this area.

For more than a century the Cameron cemetery has been reserved as a burial plot, although no one has been interred there since the late 19th  century. Evidence of early deeds stipulate that the land be retained for this purpose.

The cemetery is situated on a grassy mound, surrounded by a cornfield, a peaceful little spot for the remains' of many of the settlers who developed the region. There are only two actual stones with inscriptions on them in the entire graveyard, and recently they have been placed back to back for the sake of preservation. The other grave marker's are simply field stones, so it is impossible to decipher the exact number of people buried there. Conversations with some of the local residents revealed bits and pieces of information about the cemetery  -  for example, it is believed that nine small children were buried together in the Cameron cemetery. Apparently, they all died within a few  hours or days of each other from diphtheria . The last person to be buried in the cemetery was Donald McLeod, sometime in the 1880's. 

There are many cemeteries around such as the Cameron one, unfortunately so many of them are hidden away, known only by a few people in the area. These graveyards are usually in horrible .condition -  overgrown with grass and weeds and filled with holes and burrows made by ground hogs and other field animals. It is a shame that the resting places of so many of Ontario's early settlers have been so deplorably neglected and forgotten for so long. Most of these old, private  cemeteries pre-date the early church graveyards and therefore, contain a wealth of history that will be lost forever unless their locations are recorded, their conditions improved and their upkeep maintained.

It is impossible to stress sufficiently  how valuable and relevant the data concealed in these forgotten burial plots are to the preservation   of Ontario's  history.



INSCRIPTION  ON CAMERON CEMETERY -TOMBSTONE

Lieut John Cameron Cemetery, cornwall twp, cemeteries, gravestones

Lieut. Col. JOHN CAMERON, Clunes 
BORN May 3, 1779
DIED Jan. 29, 1862
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also his Father
JOHN CAMERON, Clunes,  U.E.L. 
DIED May 10, 1824
AGED 99 YEARS
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also his Wife
MARY CAMERON
DIED Nov. 3, 1830
AGED 91 YEARS

She was of Glennevis

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Laus  Deo  Doti

S.P.I.C.E.  Project 1974

photo of gravestone is from John V Bulloch, Cornwall, ont.

Monday, November 11, 2013

McDONELL, Ronald Alexander 1966 - 2013

Ronald McDONELL

Obituary
  • "My deepest sympathy to Ron and his family and friends. You..."
    - Bill Langdon

McDONELL, Ronald Alexander
After a brave battle with malignant melanoma, Ronnie McDonell left the world peacefully, on Friday, November 1, holding his wife Leanne's hand. A devoted husband, father, son, brother, friend and police officer, Ronnie packed more into his short 47 years than many do in an entire lifetime. Predeceased by his parents John and Shirley McDonell, he leaves behind his devoted wife Leanne (Berard), a beautiful two year old daughter Cameron and three brothers who were his best friends – Ian (Michelle), Glenn (Susannah), Scott (Eryn). He will be missed by father-in-law Leo Berard, mother-in-law Judy Berard and three sisters-in-law – Lisa (Jason Kilger), Erin (Chad Malette) and Jennifer (Richard Brunet), all from Cornwall, Ontario, along with countless cousins, uncles, aunts and friends. Uncle Ronnie will also watch over his 12 special nieces and nephews who he endlessly entertained with his love of life, fun and adventure. Born on August 27, 1966, Ronnie's easy smile and charisma won him many friends during his years growing up in Nepean, many that he has kept and cherished for over four decades. He followed his dream of becoming a police officer, changing careers at the age of 39 and loving every moment of his service to the community. He forged many special friendships during his eight years with the Ottawa Police Force and felt a deep sense of pride each time he put on his uniform. Ronnie's family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care he received during the final days of his life in the Intensive Care Unit at the Ottawa General Hospital, especially from the nursing staff and Dr. Andrew Seely. His passion for his family, friends, helping others, serving the community and living life to its fullest will live forever in his daughter Cameron who was his miracle and brought him incredible joy. Friends may pay respects at the 
Kelly Funeral Home – Carling Chapel
2313 Carling Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, 
K2B 7G3 613-828-2313
Monday, November 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, November 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, November 6 to St. Maurice Church (Perry at Meadowlands) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Interment St. Catherine of Siena Cemetery, Greenfield. In memoriam donations to C.H.E.O. or the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. www.kellyfh.ca
"Think where man's glory most begins
and ends, and say my glory was
I had such friends." William Butler Yeats
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2013
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=ronald-mcdonell&pid=167865989&fhid=6062#sthash.xlS5JtwW.CrIuERZM.dpuf

Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC
http://glengarrycounty.com/3AMcD.html

Thursday, October 17, 2013

William Henry Tapley and Mary Gourley, are you a descendant?

Greeting

I have a client, Mr Cullinane in California  who is looking for the full contact info for the following two people, both of whom are descendants of William Henry Tapley and Mary Gourley  married 1892, of Montreal area and occasionally in Glengarry

Wayne McNulty

Carole Tapley

They both did queries on  William Henry Tapley and Mary Gourley on Ancestry.ca  between 2003 and 2005

There is a thread on this Tapley/Tipley family on Ancestry.ca with no additional comments beyond the above two names and dates, tho other comments come up to 2013.

If you are aware or in contact with these two people or know of them feel free to pass this info on to them to have them contact me  Alex W Fraser, Courtenay, BC   jars924@me.com  or 866 517 2113

thanks you for this assistance

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC Canada

What's New
http://whatsnew-alexwfraser.blogspot.ca

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What's New Oct. 6 Week in Review -- Alex W Fraser - Glengarrycounty.com


What's New Oct 6th... The week in Review   GlengarryCounty web page activities
Sep 29 - Oct 6 /13

Getting closer in formatting St Raphael's BMD 1804-1835 work for printing. This work is 930 pages, made up of 2 volumes and on CD
http://glengarrycounty.com/strap0435.html

Add Cote St George BMD and cemetery to download page   at 

Added 6 titles for sale on our books wanted page
http://glengarrycounty.com/bkwant.html

Have over 200 Glengarry County & Area book images listed on facebook. A pictorial journey.  check them out at  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.331545886938781.77059.331057023654334&type=3

And in regards to our own efforts 75 book images are shown here  https://www.facebook.com/alex.w.fraser/media_set?set=a.1740323663364.2097865.1096847196&type=3

thanks for your continued interest and support

Comments are welcomed in the comment box below

Enjoy

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC
http://glengarrycounty.com/cem.html
866 517 2113

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Scotiabank matched funds from Dalkeith Historical Society

Scotiabank matched funds  from Dalkeith Historical Society Classy Cabaret (aug. 23)Ticket sales in the amount of $3000.00

From left to right
Clara Taylor, Douglas Irvine, Frances Fraser, Cory Olsthoorn, Roxanne Reid(staff), Maggie Dean, Jacques Lavigne, Audrey Kennedy(staff)

photo taken by Joelle Claudon

Thanks to one & All


Frances
Dalkeith Historical Society

http://acorn2011.com

Monday, September 2, 2013

Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum Meeting


What's New Sep 22nd ... The week in Review   GlengarryCounty web page activities
Sep 15 - 22/13

Rhoda continues her researching and logging on the family history of The Ross' of Martintown ---  Thomas 'Taylor' Ross connections on the Reunion family tree program, now just under the 25,000 name entries.

Alex continues to work on the MacDonalds of Loupe, Lundie and Fraser connections who are entertwined with the  Agent MacDonells, King MacDonalds and King MacDonells, Spanish John, Clan Ranald, Greenfield, Leek, Ardnabee, Collachie MacDonells, Sandfield MacDonalds and many more. now with just over 24,200 name entries.  Check out the christian & surname index of version 4 http://glengarrycounty.com/loupv4index.html

These two works have just under 50,000 name entries covering many of the Glengarry County & area families, with much documentation

SPECIAL OFFER           SPECIAL OFFER      SPECIAL OFFER 

Till Sept 30th 2013 there is a special on the St Raphael's BMD 1804 - 1835 on CD.  808 pages of BMD  & index under 24 headings

SPECIAL OFFER           SPECIAL OFFER      SPECIAL OFFER  

Updating the Download web page with news G of G titles images Vol 9, and 10 Added title Descendants of Angus John Donald Cameron http://glengarrycounty.com/download.html

Updated the MacD, B, N obit page with new entries  check them out at
http://glengarrycounty.com/3AMcD.html  or  http://glengarrycounty.com/b.html or http://glengarrycounty.com/N.html

Added 7 Glengarry County area books for SALE, namely  CHALKDUST IN MY BLOOD; The Kings' Royal Regiment of New York; Beck's Corners; Lochinvar to Skye 1794-1987; The Campbells and other Glengarry-Stormont and Harrington Pioneers; Historical Sketch of Kenyon Presbyterian Church Dunvegan;  The Story of Martintown, A Pioneer Village;  to my used book blog at http://usednewglengarryareabooks.blogspot.ca

Finished  working on The work Rhodes Grant did in 1972 in his recording of the plot inscription survey for St Andrews United Church Martintown. This work will be part of Gravestones of Glengarry Vol. 10 Martintown - Apple Hill  http://glengarrycounty.com/gofg.html

Working on formatting  Gravestones of Glengarry vol 9, 10, 11 in preparation for publishing of same
http://glengarrycounty.com/gofg.html

Also when the work of the Gravestones of Glengarry is finalized there will be a master index completed for the 12 volumes.


Thanks for this support.

Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

What's New Sep 15th ... The week in Review   GlengarryCounty web page
Sep 8 - 15/13

Finished working on Maxville Cemetery name index done by Clark Barrett ca 1980 in cross referencing names to tombstone/gravestones numbers from those we copied.
This work of 50 pages will be part of Gravestones of Glengarry Volume 11, Kenyon Township  http://glengarrycounty.com/gofg.html

Dealing with CD orders for St Andrews BMD 1779 - 1914 Williamstown, Ontario  Vol 1 & Vol 2.
http://www.glengarrycounty.com/standwmst.html
Thanks for this support.

Also CD order for the Combined B M D name index of over 9000 name entries for the St Andrews 2nd Concession church, Bainsville; Knox United  Lancaster, Salem United in Summerstown & St Andrews Presbyterian  South Lancaster.  
Thanks for this support.

Did some fine tuning on strap0435 web site and now have a introductory SPECIAL on ending September 30th, 2013 for St Raphael’s RC church BMD 1804  - 1835 with 24 heading index. Also offering various purchase options on these BMD records, by download, on CD, by year for set of BMD or by individual year, be it for baptisms, or for marriages or for deaths  see web page for details http://glengarrycounty.com/strap0435.html  

Working on book orders for As Others See Us & 2005 Fraser Genealogy combo  http://www.glengarrycounty.com/aosu.html  as well as for the Zion Church Burials of St Agness de Dundee Quebec. http://www.glengarrycounty.com/zionchurchburial.html
Thanks for this support.

Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC


The Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum
Is holding a

Community meeting
at the Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum, John Street, Williamstown

On
Saturday, September 21, 2013
At 10:30am


Join us for a report on the summer season, hear what has been happening, ask questions and get involved!
We are planning for Fall 2013 and the best season ever in 2014
Support your museum.

A light lunch will be served

For information contact the museum at
(613)347-3547 or email us at info@norwestersandloyalistmuseum.ca


Please excuse any cross postings.

Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum
19651 County Rd. 17 Williamstown, ON, K0C 2J0
(613) 347-3547

Sunday, September 1, 2013

What's New Sep 2013 in Review GlengarryCounty web page activities



What's New Sep 29th ... The week in Review   GlengarryCounty web page activities
Sep 22- 29 /13

The month of September is just about over. Hoping it was a good month for you.
Here is the last Whats New update  for Sep
tember

I continue to work on the last 4 or 5 volumes of  Gravestones of Glengarry series, taking the effort closer to finalizing and publishing
http://glengarrycounty.com/gofg.html

Also doing more fine tuning on St Raphael's 1804 - 1835 as it gets closed to being completed
This work will be available in printed copy, CD and as a download between 800 & 900 pages
http://glengarrycounyt.com/strap0435.html

Rhoda & I are working on some Quinn research, filling in gaps.

OFFERING A 15% DISCOUNT ON all title purchases listed on our download page
http://glengarrycounty.com/download.html

Sold a copy of  the KKRNY by Gavin Watt on the recent titles we offered for sale.   See remaining list at  
http://usednewglengarryareabooks.blogspot.ca/2013/09/the-kings-royal-regiment-of-new-york.html

Thanks for reviewing these What's New. Hope it is bring you some useful info

Comments  Welcomed, use the comment box below

Do you have a moment for a Survey  Click here to take survey

Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC
866 517 2113   jars924 @ me.com
http://glengarrycounty.com/churches.html

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What's New Sep 22nd ... The week in Review   GlengarryCounty web page activities
Sep 15 - 22/13

Rhoda continues her researching and logging on the family history of The Ross' of Martintown ---  Thomas 'Taylor' Ross connections on the Reunion family tree program, now just under the 25,000 name entries.

Alex continues to work on the MacDonalds of Loupe, Lundie and Fraser connections who are entertwined with the  Agent MacDonells, King MacDonalds and King MacDonells, Spanish John, Clan Ranald, Greenfield, Leek, Ardnabee, Collachie MacDonells, Sandfield MacDonalds and many more. now with just over 24,200 name entries.  Check out the christian & surname index of version 4 http://glengarrycounty.com/loupv4index.html

These two works have just under 50,000 name entries covering many of the Glengarry County & area families, with much documentation

SPECIAL OFFER           SPECIAL OFFER      SPECIAL OFFER 

Till Sept 30th 2013 there is a special on the St Raphael's BMD 1804 - 1835 on CD.  808 pages of BMD  & index under 24 headings

SPECIAL OFFER           SPECIAL OFFER      SPECIAL OFFER  

Updating the Download web page with news G of G titles images Vol 9, and 10 Added title Descendants of Angus John Donald Cameron http://glengarrycounty.com/download.html

Updated the MacD, B, N obit page with new entries  check them out at
http://glengarrycounty.com/3AMcD.html  or  http://glengarrycounty.com/b.html or http://glengarrycounty.com/N.html

Added 7 Glengarry County area books for SALE, namely  CHALKDUST IN MY BLOOD; The Kings' Royal Regiment of New York; Beck's Corners; Lochinvar to Skye 1794-1987; The Campbells and other Glengarry-Stormont and Harrington Pioneers; Historical Sketch of Kenyon Presbyterian Church Dunvegan;  The Story of Martintown, A Pioneer Village;  to my used book blog at http://usednewglengarryareabooks.blogspot.ca

Finished  working on The work Rhodes Grant did in 1972 in his recording of the plot inscription survey for St Andrews United Church Martintown. This work will be part of Gravestones of Glengarry Vol. 10 Martintown - Apple Hill  http://glengarrycounty.com/gofg.html

Working on formatting  Gravestones of Glengarry vol 9, 10, 11 in preparation for publishing of same
http://glengarrycounty.com/gofg.html

Also when the work of the Gravestones of Glengarry is finalized there will be a master index completed for the 12 volumes.

These three works; Ross', MacDonalds, Gravestones of Glengarry will have a combined name index of  of about 87,000 name entries as they presently stand.


Thanks for this support.

Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

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What's New Sep 15th ... The week in Review   GlengarryCounty web page
Sep 8 - 15/13

Finished working on Maxville Cemetery name index done by Clark Barrett ca 1980 in cross referencing names to tombstone/gravestones numbers from those we copied.
This work of 50 pages will be part of Gravestones of Glengarry Volume 11, Kenyon Township  http://glengarrycounty.com/gofg.html

Dealing with CD orders for St Andrews BMD 1779 - 1914 Williamstown, Ontario  Vol 1 & Vol 2.
http://www.glengarrycounty.com/standwmst.html
Thanks for this support.

Also CD order for the Combined B M D name index of over 9000 name entries for the St Andrews 2nd Concession church, Bainsville; Knox United  Lancaster, Salem United in Summerstown & St Andrews Presbyterian  South Lancaster.  
Thanks for this support.

Did some fine tuning on strap0435 web site and now have a introductory SPECIAL on ending September 30th, 2013 for St Raphael’s RC church BMD 1804  - 1835 with 24 heading index. Also offering various purchase options on these BMD records, by download, on CD, by year for set of BMD or by individual year, be it for baptisms, or for marriages or for deaths  see web page for details http://glengarrycounty.com/strap0435.html  

Working on book orders for As Others See Us & 2005 Fraser Genealogy combo  http://www.glengarrycounty.com/aosu.html  as well as for the Zion Church Burials of St Agness de Dundee Quebec. http://www.glengarrycounty.com/zionchurchburial.html

Thanks for this support.

Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC


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What's New Sep 8th ... The week in Review   GlengarryCounty web page
Sep 2 - 8/13

Dealing with 2 book orders this past week. A download of Fr John’s Diary 1819-1866 & mailing out a copy of St Andrews BMD Vol. 1, 1779-1804  Williamstown, Ont. My sincere thanks for this support.

Sep 7/13  Today, Marks the 42 Anniversary of the journey in Genealogy & Publishing in the preservation of Glengarry County and Area history in a few aspects which started September 7th 1971 on my sisters birthday. In this journey we have published more than 28,000 pages of material on Glengarry County and Area. This is the equivalent of about 175 single title books of 160 pages each. There is still more to come. Follow us on What's New blog post http://glengarrycountyareabooks.blogspot.ca/2013/09/whats-new-week-in-review-glengarry.html

Sep 6/13  Updated MacDonalds of Loup Lundie Fraser Connection page, clarifying overall content of work http://glengarrycounty.com/loupv4index.html
Updated  http://glengarrycounty.com/strap0435.html   page which now has full sample BMD & index format used in this work of over 800 pages Look for SPECIAL coming of St Raphael’s 1804-35 BMD ONLY on CD
Also up dated Gravestones of Glengarry Series web page for volume 9  http://glengarrycounty.com/gofg.html
         Working on Maxville Cemetery index done by Clark Barrett, ca 1980 for inclusion in Gravestones of Glengarry Volume 11 Kenyon township

Sep 5/13  More fine tuning of & finished indexing Angus McMillan's  "Deacon's Dairy" over 2700 name entries. Diary 106 pages, index 116 p.  Also did a lot & concession index of the same which is in pdf format and if printed will add about another 120 pages to the work

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The Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum
Is holding a

Community meeting
at the Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum, John Street, Williamstown

On
Saturday, September 21, 2013
At 10:30am


Join us for a report on the summer season, hear what has been happening, ask questions and get involved!
We are planning for Fall 2013 and the best season ever in 2014
Support your museum.

A light lunch will be served

For information contact the museum at
(613)347-3547 or email us at info@norwestersandloyalistmuseum.ca


Please excuse any cross postings.

Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum
19651 County Rd. 17 Williamstown, ON, K0C 2J0
(613) 347-3547


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What's New .... The week in Review   Glengarry County web page
Sep 1/13

August in Review


     We have had a busy summer as I am sure most of you did as well but where did the summer go, I can hardly  believe it is nearly September.  We were back to Glengarry County for a couple of weeks at the end of July to mid August. We stayed in my sons trailer at our beach but were so busy we did not get to sit and enjoy Lake St. Francis very much.  
     
We attended the Maxville Highland Games and the Williamstown Fair, there was a good crowd at both, we missed a few events that happened before and after we were in Glengarry but we will plan a longer stay next time. We also saw many old friends and relatives. 

      My husband Alex W. Fraser gave a talk on genealogy at the Glengarry Archives, Williamstown  and had an open house at the Dalkeith Historical Society Archives. We also spent a few days at the Cornwall Public Library doing genealogical research.    

     We drove around most of the back roads to see any changes made since we last visited and also took a drive around the Point Fortune, Grenville, Hawkesbury, Dalkeith area. 

     The weather was beautiful but the nights were a bit cool. If you are planning a trip to the Eastern Ontario area then the last week of July and the first half of August is the best time, in my opinion, to go.  We can help with your travel arrangements.

     The weekend we returned to Courtenay my daughter Lynn and her husband Garry had a Glengarry Reunion. We had about 18 attending in all (including some of the children and spouse's).  At least 10 were from the Curry Hill and Bainsville area of Glengarry. We had a great visit, we had not seen some of the folks for a number of years and and it brought back many memories of the good old days. I think we must make this an annual event as there were several from the area that could not make it due to other commitments. A Thank You to Lynn and Garry and all who attended to help make this reunion a success. Looking forward to seeing you again. 

from  Travel & Cruise News and Items of interest

               A Newsletter from Rosswin Travel, Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC

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CHURCH RECORDS
Completed  the 1st stage of the BMD & index for St Raphael's RC Church 1804 1835, St Raphael's West, Ontario, Glengarry County which is 808 pages and will be available in the following formats  
On CD in pdf format
Downloadable --- coming soon
printed form-- coming soon
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For the past 6 months I have been steadily working on the Gravestones of Glengarry Series Vol. 9 to 11, maybe 12 for completion from the info we have on file collection.

Vol 9   Salem & Precious Blood Gravestone inscriptions Summerstown & Glen Walter

Vol 10 is Martintown Apple hill
this includes St Andrews cemetery Martintown, St Williams Cemetery Martintown, North Branch Cemetery and St Anthony's RC Cemetery Apple Hill.

Vol 11 is Kenyon Township which may be in 2 parts
this includes St Elmo Gordon Church gravestone inscriptions, Maxville Community gravestone inscriptions, Greenfield St Catherine of Sienna Gravestone inscriptions, St James Gravestone inscriptions & Dunvegan Gravestone inscriptions. Also the possibility of Kenyon presbyterian church cemetery plot survey & index, Angus McMillan Deacon Diary & index as well as an earlier recording of the gravestone inscriptions & index.

Vol 12  Loney Stones
includes small, abandoned or isolated Glengarry County & area cemeteries

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Queries Requests Received
Also got queries to ponder upon. Here are 2 of them looking for more information & clarification

2 August, 2013  looking for McGibbons
Hello,

I was on your website and June and I thought there was a place that I could buy a name lookup?

My ancestors were only in Glengarry briefly.

I am looking for a man named James McKibbon (James McGibbon) who might be buried somewhere in Glengarry.

His wife was a widow on the 1851 census so all I know is that he died before 1851.  His children report that their father was born in Ireland.  His wife reports her religion as Church of Scotland (born in Ireland in 1797)

Their son Robert reports his birthplace as Hawkesbury (b. 1828)

His wife was Margaret Stewart listed as widow Margaret McKilbon on the 1851 census of Lochiel.

"Lochiel Twp, Glengarry County, Canada West (Ontario)
Margaret McKibbon Age: 55. Widow. Born Ireland. Also in household: James McKibbon. Age 28. Hugh McKibbon. Age 23. Esther McKibbon. Age 20. Ann Crookshanks. Age 6. All born in Canada. Schedule: A; Roll: C_11722; Page: 119; Line: 23."


By the 1861 the widow Margaret McKibbon was living over in Grenville County (Wolford Twp)

"Wolford Twp, Grenville, Canada West, Canada
Age: 64; Marital Status: Widowed. Church of Scotland. Hugh McKibbon. Age 34. Single. Anna Crookshanks. Age 16. Year: 1861; Census Place: Wolford, , Grenville, Roll: C-1026; Page: 35. Lines 47-49"


Can you tell me how to proceed with purchasing a query on the name James McKibbon (McGibbon)? Born sometime between 1780 and 1798 in Ireland?  Possible connections to Lochiel Twp and Hawkesbury?  Religion likely protestant?


Thanks,
Heather  
Heather Marshall hjm2 @ shaw.ca

2nd query  July 27 2013 Col. Archibald Mcdonell connections


Thanks for your reply.    Col. Archibald Mcdonell ( 3rd Great grandfather) to correct my mistake was born in Glengarry, Inverness Scotland in 1780 and died Dec.22 1853 in Metcalfe, Ont, Can. He married Catherine Mcdonald  Sept. 22, 1807. They had 13 children.


Alexander 1808-1880,   Duncan Archibald 1810-1888,   Margaret Amelia 1812-1871 (my Great Great Grandmother),   Anna 1814-1914,    Mary Jane

1816-1904,   John 1818-1886,   Catherine 1820-1927,   Donald Daniel 1822-1906,   Allen Samuel 1824-1906,   Janet 1828-1849,   Neil George 1827-1861,   Susan Elizabeth 1828-1915,   Charles Foster 1832-1895.


Col. Archibald's father was John Mcdonell 1755-1839.  His Mother was Catherine Macdougald 1764-1837.


Col. Archibald had 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Donald Almas 1795-1857,   James 1800- ?,  Duncan,  Angus,   Mary  1796 - July 15,1864  Elizabeth 1799-Dec.22, 1889.


Now the BIG QUESTION!  Is this family related to John Macdonell born 19 April 1785 at Greenfield, Glengarry, Scotland. He was the 4th son of Alexander and Janet Macdonell. They emigrated to Canada in 1792.  His cousin was Alexander Macdonell of Collachie.


John MacDonell was fatally injured at Queenston Heights 1812 and buried with General Brock. 
Would appreciate any input you can give me. Thanking you again.      Jean 
Jean Hughes ejhughes2010 @ hotmail.com

COMMENT; awf
This  Mary  1796 - July 15,1864 is not the right Mary as the sister of Col Archibald MacDonell of Osgoode. Col Archibald's had a sister Mary who died in Apr 1890. This is a good example of how easy it is to get names mixed up with out correct backing information.

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Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

sep 1/13