Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Announcing Alex W Fraser MacDonalds of Loup, Lundie, Fraser line Version 3 on DVD


Announcing Alex W Fraser MacDonalds of Loup, Lundie, Fraser line Version 3 on DVD

This is an on going project.

Over the past almost 40 years, since September 1971, I have collected a mass of information on Glengarry people and their ancestry. This included my Fraser, MacDonalds of Loup, MacDonells of Lundie ancestry lines. The foundation of this work is based on the MacDoanld of Loup chart I have, Fr. John MacDonalds Diary of Deaths 1819-1866 and the local Church BMD, mainly from St Raphaels and St Finnans for the earlier stages. Obits in the Glengarry News has likewise been very helpful over the years.

Version 3 of the MacDonald of Loup has over 11,111 name entries as this index shows and will be available on CD in a web card format.
This web card format will be accessible with any web browser. there are 5600 more entries in Version 3
This present work is over 100 megs & the family notes folder [containing photos, family info files, etc. is over 667 megs. Total over 767 megs

In this process we have published over 24,000 pages on Material on Glengarry County & area. This is equivalent to between 100 & 150 single named titles

Name index with some dates for Version 3 of over 11,000 entries

This version 3 if printed out from this DVD would be some place at minimum  between 800 & a 1000 pages.

Surname list for Version 3

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Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Historic Plaque unveiled at Dalkieth, Ontario

Recently [ June 2011] the Dalkeith Historical Society erected &  had unveiled a plaque honouring the founding of Dalkeith by the Robertsons-- Robertson Mills

the above plaque reads as follows
Near this spot, John Robertson and his wife Janet McKay from Dalkeith, Scotland, built, owned and operated at various times throughout the 1800's, a sawmill, a grist mill and a carding mill in September of 1811, The Robertsons purchased lot 7 in what was then concession 18 of Lancaster township. The Robertsons are credited with building the community that was known as Robertsoin Mills, once the confederation was established Robertson Mills was then called Dalkeith, in honour of their Ancestral Roots in Scotland. The parents along with their two sons, William and John, and other outstanding community members, were instrumental in building and enriching a Thriving and self sufficient village.

the Robertson Mills plaque as erected

New entrance sign for Dalkeith, Ontario

Congratulations on the efforts of The Dalkeith Historical Society


Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC