“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”
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
Our Annual General Meeting and Potluck Luncheon was held in the Centennial Hall 152 Church Street Franktown ON (GPS Coordinates: 45.042956, -76.055936).
Guest Speakers: Claudia Smith and Linda Seccaspina
Claudia’s presentation celebrated and honored the wealth of heritage barns in Lanark County. She shared farm histories and anecdotes collected over the past 25 years, as well as photographs from her book that document the changes in agricultural life over the decades from early settlement to the 1950s. We learned about different barn styles and how people went about getting a barn constructed, how barns were filled and how they were used on a day-to-day basis from choring, to milking, to getting cows used to the brightness of electric lighting. You will never drive along a country road again without seeing the barns in a new light.
Linda Seccaspina shared short Christmas tales from her blog writing on our Facebook page and her website https://lindaseccaspina.wordpress.com