Category Archives: Pembroke

Land Transactions involving Alexander J. McDonell of Chichester, 1874 to 1884

Three land transactions took place involving an Alexander J. McDonell.  They took place in 1874, 1880 and then again in 1884. Written on the left side panel: No. 3512 Deposited and entered the seventeeth day of September Eighteen hundred and … Continue reading

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Archibald McDonell’s Land Transactions in Chichester 1872 and 1877

Archibald McDonell, my great grandfather, lived in Chichester.  I have shared in a past post that he had land patents.  He  had several land deals that he participated in during the course of his lifetime.  These may not be all … Continue reading

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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

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Ottawa: Libraries and Archives Canada!

After arguing with myself over this, I took a stand and said “DO IT.”  Just go and visit and see what the Libraries and Archives Canada has for you. If you don’t you will regret it.  So I poured over the … Continue reading

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Pembroke, Ontario: The Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group & Library

It was Thursday, May 24, 2012 and the Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Library was open from 12-4 pm (also on Tuesdays 12-4 and the 3rd Saturday of the month).  I had been looking forward to visiting this archive having been a member of the … Continue reading

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