LCGS expects to take delivery before month end November 2023 of our new publication Lanark County Routes Vol. 3 East and Vol. 4 West.
This sequel is a follow-up to Vol. 1 East and Vol. 2 West of the same title published in 2021. These farm history books are a great source of information regarding ownership of rural properties since the time of settlement. Many have detailed information regarding the people who lived on the farms in the past. In some cases, the land records may be the only place where a person’s ancestors are found since they did not all remain in Lanark County.
We have taken the information found in the local Tweedsmuir histories and tried to update it if the information was available. Several families have participated in sharing their farm stories.
Each book is again in the 12″ x 12″ format so that the maps included are readable. Both books are more than 200 pages each.
The books have an index of names. The West volume has about 2,800 names and the East volume about 3,000.
The books also include the 1890 Farmer’s Directories for each township in that book. (These names are not in the index.) The directories tell the Lot and Concession for each person, what their post office was, and whether they owned the land or were a tenant. The books include the 1863 Walling Maps for each Township, maps of the cemeteries in each township, as well as a modern map showing the location of each lot. There are also a few bonus maps in the West book, designed by one of our members.
Plans are underway for a book launch at the Almonte Public Library. Details will be shared when we know them. They will again be available locally and by post from the Society. The price will be $65 each. Shipping costs are extra.