Category Archives: Genealogical Research Tips

School Census for Cheney, Washington

I know that Vivian, Gordon, Miriam, Eddie and Jean all went to Cheney High School but not my father Keith, he went to Gonzaga which was a combination college and high school located in Spokane. HistoryLink.org has a short article … Continue reading

Posted in Cheney, Eddie L. McDonald & her Collection of Junk, Genealogical Research Tips, Genealogical Research Trip Spokane & Yakima 2002, Gordon McDonald, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Jean McDonald Davis, Keith B. MacDonald, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Miriam McDonald, Nellie McDonald (Ellen Elizabeth), Spokane County, Vivian McDonald McKanna, Washington State | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Scandal in Koochiching County circa 1918!

Koochiching County, Minnesota’s north boundary touches the Canadian border. Koochiching broke off from Itasca County and became its own county in 1906.  Keith’s father, Ronald (R.S.) was there to help plat the town of International Falls and at one point … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Bemidji, Brainerd, CANADA, Genealogical Research Tips, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Grand Rapids, Grande Prairie, International Falls, Itasca County, Keith B. MacDonald, Koochiching County, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Minnesota | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Alexander Thomas McDonald passes in 1955

I never met my great Uncle Alex.  He died with I was 7 years old and we did live quite a distance from each other. Photo:  The following photograph is of Alexander visiting with his nephews, Keith is on the … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander McDonald, Chichester, Forest Hill Cemetery International Falls MN, Genealogical Research Tips, Gilbert and Mary McDonald Louiseau, Gordon McDonald, International Falls, John (Jack) A. McDonald, Keith B. MacDonald, Koochiching County, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Minnesota, Quebec, St. Thomas Cemetery International Falls MN | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah M. (Burns) McDonald passes!

Jack had died in December of 1949 and Sarah, his wife, followed just shy of two years.  They are both buried in the St. Thomas Cemetery in International Falls.  This cemetery is part of the Forest Lawn Cemetery and there … Continue reading

Posted in Bemidji, Burns Surname - George & Katherine Burns, CANADA, Chapeau, Chichester, Forest Hill Cemetery International Falls MN, Genealogical Research Tips, Gilbert and Mary McDonald Louiseau, International Falls, John (Jack) A. McDonald, Koochiching County, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, Ontario, Pembroke, Quebec, Renfrew County and Renfrew City, Sarah Maria Burns McDonald, St. Thomas Cemetery International Falls MN | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment