“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.
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“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.
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Lanark County Legends”.
The research and publication of this book were undertaken by Lanark County Genealogical Society. It 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. This book has involved many authors and thousands of hours of research with references being carefully noted.
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35th Anniversary – Saturday, October 1, 2016
The 35th Anniversary Celebration included an exciting 200th Anniversary component, the donation of an early settler’s Family Heirloom to the Beckwith Heritage Committee for perpetual keeping.
The Kerfoot Family Bible
Time sure does fly when you are having fun! Waterfall BBQ catered lunch was enjoyed by all. The many activities included historical and antique exhibits, family history research assistance, readings by local authors Arlene Stafford Wilson and Linda Secasspina, and the awards and recognition presentation ceremony for the Lanark County Pioneer Families Humanitarian Award, Long Standing Community Service Recognition, Dedicated Volunteer and the Honorary Life Memberships Awards.
This event took place at the Beckwith Township Municipal Office Complex, five minutes south of Carleton Place on Highway #15
The 35th anniversary celebration was organized and presented by the society’s Board of Directors and sponsored by the Beckwith Township Council.