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Letters Patent: Alexander McDonell – Bristol Township, Pontiac Co., Quebec

Land was given to Alexander McDonnell who is buried in the St. Alexandre Dex Chenaux Cemetery in Clarendon. He was married to Janet MacDonell of Barrisdale. Could this be the grant that was given to him. Bristol and Clarendon are … Continue reading

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Land Petitions for Pontiac County: A brief How To!

Quebec genealogy is a challenge and it has taken me a long time to understand it. I would not say I am an expert but somehow I manage to make progress. Genealogical research has improved in Quebec since I started in … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Culbute Locks in the Ottawa River north of Allumette Island…

Archibald McDonell, my great-grandfather was the locks master for the Culbute Locks.  I wrote about his involvement with the locks in the post: “Archibald McDonell as the Culbute Locks Master,” June 9, 2011 My Aunt Miriam, sister of my father … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Waltham, Sheen, Mansfield & Chichester 1848 Petition

In my post of July 10, 2014 titled “A 1848 Group Land Petition from Waltham, Sheen, Mansfield & Chichester,” I shared about a petition that was done by the citizens of those townships. I found the petition at the Library and Archives … Continue reading

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