Category Archives: CANADA

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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Quebec Notaries – Sigh!

The other part of Quebec genealogical research is consulting the notaries. They are considered members of the legal profession in Quebec. This article was rather helpful in explaining the difference between notaries in Quebec versus a notary public which most of … Continue reading

Posted in Centre Régional D'Archives De L'Outaouais (CRAO), Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec Genealogical research tips, Société de généalogie de l'Outaouais (SGO), Trip to Ontario & Quebec 2012 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Letters of Patent: John McDonald – Grand Calumet Island

When I was in Quebec in 2012, I visited the Grand Island of Calumet and it was lovely and I wish I had time to dally and explore.  I drove along the eastern road to the little town where a cemetery was … Continue reading

Posted in Grand Calumet Island, Janet McDonell's Family - The Lundie Connection, John Mor MacDonell & Flora McLellan, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Ottawa River MacDonells, Quebec, Trip to Ontario & Quebec 2012 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bristol Township, Clarendon Twp. Pontiac County, Janet McDonell's Family - The Lundie Connection, Ottawa River MacDonells, Ronald & Janet McDonell, St-Alexandre Des Cheanux Roman Catholic Cemetery Clarendon Twp., Trip to Ontario & Canada 2014 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments