Category Archives: Miriam’s Notes

Monday, May 21, 2012: A Tour of The Upper Ottawa, First Pembroke’s Marina

The time had come for me to visit the locations and towns that I had been first introduced to by my Aunt Miriam’s notes back in about 1986.  It was not until 1999 that I finally started the search for my family … Continue reading

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A Discovery: Archie’s brother John McDonell, living next door in Sheen?

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Ontario, I am studying the records and searching in Pontiac Co., Quebec and other locations. When I first started working on the family history back in 1999 you had to go to the … Continue reading

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World War I – My McDonald Cousins Serve!

Over there, over there! Send the word, send the word, over there! That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, The drums rum-tumming ev’rywhere! So prepare, say a prayer, send the word, send the word to beware! We’ll be over, … Continue reading

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The Legend of Uncle Angus McDonald!

As a young girl I fancied that Angus was off in the woods somewhere. No one ever talked about him. Of course, my family never talked. My Aunt Miriam called us “dour” Scotsman. I know that Angus and his son George were … Continue reading

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The Family of Angus McDonell, Eldest Son!

Angus Lawrence McDonell was the oldest living son of Archibald and Mary McDonell.  According to his brother Jack, who stated in a direct and simple manner:  “Angus left home!”  From what I can figure from the Canadian Census he left home after 1881 and … Continue reading

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