“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.Continue reading Now accepting Orders for “Lanark County Routes”
Max Sutherland had no ancestors in Darling Township, but that did not deter his interest in the place he adopted as his second home. Max devoted many years of his life chronicling the history and the families of this place. He was also not adverse to trying to literally dig up where the pioneers were buried, climbing fences, crawling through brush, over rock piles with his shovel, along with friends to try to find where the old families buried their loved ones before there were organized cemeteries.Continue reading Wild Lands of the Crown – Essays on the History of Darling Township
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
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.
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
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.
A Tay Valley Township Signature 200th Anniversary Event, Saturday, August 20, 2016
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
For information on Tay Valley Township’s celebration and legacy activities, for our Perth Military Settlement’s 200th Anniversary please visit: www.tayvalleytwp.ca.