Pre-order “Seasons in the Wind: Tales of Lanark County”

Lanark County Genealogical Society Announces a Book Launch Party for their newly released publication on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 1:30 pm until 4 pm at the Beckwith Township Administration Complex, 1702 9th Line Beckwith, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2. Ample free parking. There is be a short program
and some refreshments. Bring your friends. All are welcome!

100 copies available at the launch party.

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:

Pre-order Seasons in the Wind

AGM & Potluck Luncheon Saturday, December 3rd

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

Barns: A Reflection of Changing Times book coverFascinated by old barns or have fond memories of being in a barn,  Claudia Smith’s presentation of her book: Barns — A Reflection of Changing Times.

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