Category Archives: Ontario

Ontario Wanderings: Revisiting Kingston in Ontario

After I left St. Catharines, I headed west to Hamilton and visited that city briefly stopping at the Hamilton Cemetery.  The first part of this trip was emphasizing my mother’s side of the family and her Boardman, Brown and Ward … Continue reading

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Sources to use for Untangling McDonell, MacDonald, MacDonell & McDonald families….

Mr. Duncan Darby MacDonald of the MacDonald Research centre in Brockville was the author of many books on Glengarry, Stormont and other counties in the Eastern area of Ontario. Around 1999 and 2000, I emailed the MacDonald Research Centre about … Continue reading

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Revisiting: Ronald (Ranald) and Janet McDonell – The Lundie Family Connection!

Today, I am revisiting one of the children of Alexander John McDonell and Rachel McPherson.  This child is Ronald McDonell (Ranald) who married Janet McDonell. According to Neil McGillis who found this blog, Janet, is a member of the Lundie … Continue reading

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Some Sheenboro Families that migrated to Saskatchewan…

When I was traveling in the Upper Ottawa Valley on both the Ontario (Renfrew) and Quebec (Pontiac) sides in 2012,  a nice lady found and commented on this blog.  She was very enthusiastic and was involved with the Sheenboro history. … Continue reading

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Alexander John and Ellen McPherson McDonell a possible marriage!

There is a marriage of an Alexander McDonell to a Nellie McPherson in the records of the St. Andrews parish registers for a St. Raphael marriage?  These two people are my 2nd great grandfather provided I have the lineage correct. … Continue reading

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