Category Archives: Loyalists

Ontario Musings: Brock University and the Loyalist Collection

On Monday, September 8, 2014 I visited Brock University’s Special Collections.  They have a Loyalist Collection there.  My goal was to seek out information on Solomon Goss, my 4th great-grandfather who, according to the Pennsylvania history books was held prisoner at … Continue reading

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Ontario Wanderings: Loyalists and the Niagara Region Part II

Once I had completed my visit to the statue of John Butler the next goal was to find the graveyard which was not too far. I tried Aberdeen Lane N. but it was chained off and I had to retrace my … Continue reading

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Ontario Wanderings: Loyalists and the Niagara Area, Part I.

My dad’s ancestry goes back into Pennsylvania and into New England.  The Goss family was in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania at the time of the Revolution.  I have been trying to find more proof that Solomon Goss my 4th … 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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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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