“Lanark County Routes”.
This is the newest book undertaken by Lanark County Genealogical Society.
Volume I Pakenham, Ramsay, Beckwith and Montague
Volume II Bathurst, Dalhousie Darling, Drummond, Lanark, Lavant, North Burges, North Elmsley, North Sherbrooke, South Sherbrooke.
Each volume has sets of maps applicable to the townships 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. These 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. Some farms are still active. Some are not. Some 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 at this time. We wish them nothing but success because our future depends on it.
Cost & orders
Each Volume book will cost $55 plus shipping.
Order your copy by completing the form below, emailing LCGS or calling 613-257-9482.
If the order needs to be shipped, please include your mailing address to receive shipping costs.
The work of the Society to create this publication was extensive. As noted above, this book has involved many authors and thousands of hours of research with references being carefully noted. Printing and binding costs have also increased significantly, resulting in a final price tag for the book that reflects all of these factors.