Tag Archives: Upper Ottawa River

The Alexander & Ellen Lineage vs. the Angus and Janet Lineage

When I started researching my father’s MacDonald surname, I had quite a bit of material to use to get started.  I had two family trees done by my Great Aunt Nellie, sister to my grandfather Ronald (R.S.).  The charts were … Continue reading

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Archibald McDonell Establishes Himself in Chichester!

Keith’s grandfather Archibald McDonell appears in the 1861 Canadian Census living in Chichester, Pontiac County, Canada East (Quebec).  He is living alone. The 1861 Canadian census is on microfilm and was studied at a Family History Center back in about 2000.  This … Continue reading

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Jack McDonald & Sarah Maria Burns!

Jack McDonald, brother to Ronald and Uncle to Keith, made his home in International Falls and lived a long life there.  His formal name was John Archibald but everyone called him “Jack.”  The photo of Jack was taken in his daughter’s home … Continue reading

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Archibald and Mary McDonald

Keith’s grandparents were Archibald and Mary McDonald.  Archie and Mary settled in International Falls sometime after 1905.  They had migrated from the Upper Ottawa River Valley to Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota.  Their children felt they were getting to old to … Continue reading

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