Category Archives: Upper Ottawa Valley

Touring the Upper Ottawa River: Pontiac County, Quebec – Allumette Island and Chapeau

My tour on Monday, May 21, 2012 continues.  I headed east back out of Pembroke turning onto Hwy 148 east of the town by the Esso gas station. There are three bridges that take you to Allumette Island and cross over Cotnam and … Continue reading

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Sunday May 20, 2012: Renfrew County, Ontario

My plane touched down at about 4:20 pm Ottawa time.  There was the usual events that unfold when you depart an airplane such as baggage claim.  This time there would be a slightly different twist, because I had customs to go … Continue reading

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Nellie’s Charts – Her Mother Mary McDonell’s Family!

Ronald’s sister Nellie prepared the family genealogy in 1932 almost 20 years after the death of her parents Archibald and Mary McDonell.  Nellie (Ellen Elizabeth) had not been to Canada since 1901 when she immigrated with her parents and brother … Continue reading

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Nellie’s Charts – Her Father Archie McDonell’s Family

In a past post about Nellie (Ellen) McDonell, it was mentioned that there was a McDonell/McDonald descendants chart that Nellie created about 1932. This chart was in the possession of her niece Miriam, sister to Keith, until about 1967 when it was shared with Keith’s … Continue reading

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