Category Archives: Ottawa (Bytown)

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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Ottawa Lumber Kings — Alexander & Janet (Young) McDonell

Years ago Elaine sent me a newspaper from Chapeau and in that newspaper was a very interesting article about early settlers in the Chapeau and Chichester area.  Elaine would be interested in the Jewell Family and me, well I was … Continue reading

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Ottawa and Gatineau Archives!

It was Thursday June 7,  2012 and I arrived in Ottawa around 5 pm.  My goal was the Albert House Inn on Albert Street just before Bronson. At the red light I managed to sneak this photo as I entered Wellington Avenue … Continue reading

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Ottawa: A Pub and the Rideau Canal!

On Sunday night, May 27th I wandered down Rideau Avenue in search of the Highlander Pub.  While planning this trip I was studying the various restaurants and pubs in Ottawa and getting a big kick out of the names.  I … Continue reading

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