About Lanark County Genealogical Society
Lanark County Genealogical Society, founded in 1981, is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization with the purpose to promote the study of genealogy and preserving Lanark County Ontario’s heritage for future generations. More specifically… Read more >
Genealogy Society Successful Publication “Lanark County Routes” Results in a Sequel to be Published in 2023
Lanark County Genealogical Society continues to celebrate our farming community and the pioneers who cleared the trees and rocks built their homes and planted around the stumps. Our two-volume set published last year Lanark County Routes, East and Lanark County Routes West was a great success.
We tapped into the history recorded in the local Tweedsmuir History books and collaborated with several of the present farmers in the County to tell the stories. We tell the story of who the early settlers were and what is known of their family, and the subsequent owners up to the present day, noting the changes in farm life, from the days of oxen and horses to that of big machinery and robots.
But many stories are yet to be told. We are now beginning to work on a sequel.
LCGS is happy to tell the stories of all the properties and the people who have lived on them, whether they were successful or not.
If your farm was not included in last year’s books and you are interested in your farm history being recorded for future generations, please get in touch.
In corresponding with our organization we encourage you to send your email message to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 613-257-9482
“Recollections” from the Pen of Noreen Tyers – Writer, Noreen Tyers grew up in the 1940s in the Eastview section of Ottawa. She has authored many stories related to that time from her truly clear memories of situations and how she experienced life at that time. In her early adulthood, when her children were small, the family moved to a century farm in Lanark Township. This resulted in new adventures to write about as she learned to live in the country. We occasionally, through our various social media avenues, have shared Noreen’s memories attracting a volume of readers inquisitive about Sammy Sap Man, the adventures of Ruffy, and those who can recall similar experiences in their own life. The cost is $30 each plus shipping if applicable.
To Order your copy complete the online form available in the orange bar on the top of our front page, or by email to Rose Mary via email@example.com or by phone at 613-257-9482
Lanark County Routes – This 2-volume publication focuses on the history of early farm families in Lanark County. The publication includes early maps that document and communicate important geographic knowledge our ancestors needed to survive and the cemetery locations where they were laid to their eternal rest. $55 each or both volumes for $110. Order your copy online or by phone at 613-257-9482
Wild Lands of the Crown – Essays on the History of Darling Township by Max Sutherland is essential for anyone whose ancestors lived in Darling Township. $40. Order Details.
The Lanark County Legends publication is a celebration of the lives of over 80 people from Lanark County who made a difference. They were ordinary people who achieved extraordinary accomplishments. Some of them were people whose foresight built their community here in the County. Others left as opportunities presented themselves and went out to make their mark upon the world. $55. Order your copy.
Seasons in the Wind – Tales of Lanark County. Some copies are available by contacting our corporate secretary Rose Mary Sarsfield,firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-257-9482. Price: $50 plus shipping. Order your copy.
Communities of Lanark County, Ontario
Did you know that North Burgess is now part of Tay Valley? Getting geographical place names right will help with your family research.
Find out about the communities covered by the Lanark County Genealogical Society. Review our listing of original townships mapped against present day communities across the…
LCGS maintains an online resource library which includes transcribed documents, as well as surname listings and online queries posted by members of LCGS.
Transcribed documents include: Articles Family Bibles Family Histories Personal Letters Marriage Certificates Mostly Names Mostly Photographs 1905 Old Home Week
Lanark County Genealogy Queries
This online query service is available to members of the LCGS. Queries may only pertain to the County of Lanark in Ontario. A query is defined as a request for information in the form of a question e.g. “Seeking information on John Doe, born in Winchester, England on 1 July 1810. Married Jane Dodds in 1819 and lived in Ramsay Township, where he died.