New Publication “Seasons in the Wind: Tales of Lanark County”

Lanark County Genealogical Society Announces their New Book “Seasons in the Wind: Tales of Lanark County”

This 300-page hardcover book is a compilation of stories from early residents of Lanark County, histories of various places in the County, as well as tales of the past.

Some of the surnames included in the book

Miller, Lawson, Boag, Archibald, Cole, Scott, Campbell, Barrie, Dunlop, Munro, Manary, Ashby, Richards, McCord, Stead, Robertson, Snedden, Gallagher, Symington, Clarke, Paterson, McArthur, Naismith, Morrow, Phillips, Allan, Godfrey, Craig, Walker, Shipman, Guthrie, McCreary, Davis, Ross, Shields, Cairnduff, Graham, McDonald, Gemmill, Mussalum, Hart, Bowes, MacDonald, Legare, Marks, Weedmark, Luteman, Mitchell, Dockerel, Robb, Moore, Annabelle, Morris, McPhail, Deugo

Cost & orders

The book will cost $50 plus shipping.

Order your advance copy by completing the form below, emailing lcgspresident@gmail.com or calling 343-262-2772.

Seasons in the Wind book coverIf 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, with travel for interviews and story collection, research, as well as the writing and layout. Printing and binding costs have also increased significantly, resulting in a final price tag for the book that reflects all of these factors.

A book launch will be held when we have received our printed copies. (Check back here for date and place). Locally copies will be available at:

Order Seasons in the Wind

Stone Fence Theatre comes to Beckwith Township on Sunday, September 13, 2020 POSTPONED due to COVID 19

You’ll love this one.!  It’s happening in the arena recreation complex at Beckwith Park (1319 9th Line Beckwith Township) during the Lanark County Harvest Fest

This Showband, from Killaloe ON, performs Fine as Binder Twine,  a show full of comedy, fun, great music and memories of shows from the company’s many years of existence. Songs wrote by Ish and the Cast include “The Train,”  There’s Hippies Up the Line!,” “The Heart Institute,” “Say Moo!, ” Joan Finnigan’s Come from the Valley”, “Mac Beattie”, “Here to Stay”, “Valley Tales from the Summer Kitchen”, etc. 
Bring your singing voices,  there’s a special tribute to Ottawa Valley  Country Music Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Jamie McMunn.       

Fine as Binder Twine features an all-star cast of Stone Fence veterans: Peter Brown, Evan Burgess, Chantal Elie-Sernoskie, Ambrose Mullin, Fran Pinkerton, Derek Tolhurst and Ish Theilheimer.

Doors open at 2:00 pm. Show starts at 2:30 pm;  Harvest Stew Buffet begins at 4 pm; Parking is free.

Price

  •  Roadshow and Stew Dinner tickets (HST included) ($45 each) 
  • Under age 6 FREE

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Email your ticket purchase request to our Stone Fence Committee, communications@lanarkgenealogy.com
or  Phone (343)-262-2772

Payment options include: (3 options)

Wire/ E-transfers completed by email transfer from the purchaser’s bank account to the LCGS Bank. The email address for your ticket purchase to LCGS is lcgspresident@gmail.com. This option allows you to purchase an individual ticket or a group of tickets with only one transaction. Please reference Roadshow and the number of tickets purchased

Credit card, our society issues you an invoice that includes payment options of wrire transfer or payment by credit card. Once you process your payment it is directly deposited into our bank and you receive a receipt of payment for your records.

By mail:  LCGS accepts cheque or money order (CAD funds)
Cheque Payable to Lanark County Genealogical Society
Mail to:
Lanark County Genealogical Society
Stone Fence Committee
47 Lansdowne Avenue, P.O. Box 20028
Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 4K3

A High Five to an International Team of Young Students

We recently received a lovely note from an international (USA) educator:

“I’m a mentor and tutor for a small group of kids in my local area. My class and I wanted to give you a shout and send you some virtual “high-fives” on your page, Genealogy Research Links. We enjoyed your genealogy resources and bookmarked them for our family tree project. 🙂

“While looking for more resources, the kids thought it’d be a brilliant idea to send you a page they found: History at Home-A Guide to Genealogy. They figured it’d be a great resource to add with your other resources on your page. Do you mind adding it? They’d feel so accomplished knowing it would benefit your web visitors.

We were very pleased to add this new resource to our Links section, and are delighted by the interest from and cooperation with these local students.

How exciting to know that a love of local history and genealogy is being cultivated in young students.

Lanark County Genealogical Society Celebrates it’s 35th year

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.

 

 

2016 Lanark County Plowing Match and Settlers Heritage Day

A Tay Valley Township Signature 200th Anniversary Event, Saturday, August 20, 2016

2016 Lanark County Plowing Match Poster
Click to enlarge poster

The 2016 Lanark County Plowing Match will include an exciting 200th Anniversary component, the Settlers Heritage Day, a family oriented, entertaining celebration of the first settlers to the area, their lives and their contribution to the founding and development of this community, and the agriculture farm sector.

All ages of the family will enjoy a fun, interactive tour of our area’s 200 Anniversary, our history and our farm community. Come for the real-maple-syrup pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 9:00am, and stay on to enjoy the many activities of the annual Plowing Match, farm displays, historical and antique exhibits, family history research assistance, fence building, sheep shearing, blacksmithing, local entertainers, and presentation ceremony for the Legacy Farm anniversary certificates.  For the children there will also be wagon rides, the Paddling Puppeteer, miniature animal farm, Story Corner, First Nations Drumming, colouring table, and other play activities.

This event will take place at the Cameron family property, 2677 Scotch Line, in Tay Valley Township, five minutes south-west of Perth on Highway #10, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The annual Lanark County Plowing Match is organized by the Lanark County Plowmen’s Association.  Settlers Heritage Day in 2016 is presented by the 200th Anniversary Working Group of Tay Valley Township.

For more information

Contact: Tay Valley Township
Clare Dwyer (613) 267 5353, ext. 133 events&promotions@tayvalleytwp.ca
David Taylor at (613) 264 0094 deftconsult@storm.ca

For information on Tay Valley Township’s celebration and legacy activities, for our Perth Military Settlement’s 200th Anniversary please visit: www.tayvalleytwp.ca.