“Lanark County Routes” is the latest publication designed to assist people in researching their ancestors in Lanark County. Find out how to pre-order the two-volume set or either title separately.
This two-volume set of coffee table size books (12” X12”) is on the way to the printers.
Each volume will have sets of maps applicable to the townships covered in that book. The maps are ones that have landowner names applied as well as one modern map with all the Lots and Concessions marked. The volumes are designed to aid in finding where your ancestors lived.
The second component of each book is farm histories of various farms in each township as submitted by both members and by non-members of Lanark County Genealogical Society. A number of farms are still active. Some are not.
Some farms still have descendants of the early settlers on them. Others do not. While most of our ancestors did general farming, many farmers now specialize in dairy cattle, beef cattle, field crops, sheep, horses, etc. Along with these, we feature a lama and alpaca farm, a farm where sheep are milked. Some farms have become subdivisions. Many have more than one family living on the original lot.
Where possible we have identified the rural address of many of the farms to help people in situating where a particular Lot and Concession actually is. Many of the articles tell a brief history of the families who lived there in the early days. It has been particularly heartening to encounter several young couples taking on the challenge of farming currently. We wish them nothing but success because our future depends on it.
Vol 1 – East
Covers Pakenham, Ramsay, Beckwith, Montague and Smiths Falls
Vol 2 – West
Covers Lavant, Darling, North Sherbrooke, Dalhousie, Lanark, South Sherbrooke, Bathurst, Drummond, North Burgess, North Elmsley
The cost will be $55 for each volume plus shipping (if needed), or $110 for the set.
Order your copy by completing the form below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 613-257-9482 .