- OTTAWA DIOCESE:
The Ottawa Diocese covers counties adjacent to the Ottawa
River, plus Stormont, Dundas and Glengary, Lanark -- and a chunk
of Western Quebec. Baptism, marriage and burial records are computer
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa,
71 Bronson Ave.,
Ottawa, ON, Canada. K1R 6G6
(613) 232-7124 ext. 234
With any luck there will soon be a web site for general information,
including a listing of the years for which information is available
for each parish.
- TORONTO DIOCESE:
Mrs. Mary-Anne Nicholls,
Diocese of Toronto Synod Office,
135 Adelaide Street East,
Toronto, ON, Canada. M5C 1L8.
The price information below is from the Archives brochure: There
is no charge for the use of index volumes and finding aids, including
the computer index to parish registers (when used on-site).
Please check their website for current fees for their services.
Photocopying of Parish Records - Not permitted.
PIONEER ROMAN CATHOLIC FAMILIES INVENTORY
The Roman Catholic Pioneer Families (RCPF) database was established
in 1996. Currently, Details on over 21,000 persons linked to 116
pioneer families are stored in this database.
The database primarily covers Roman Catholic pioneer families that
settled, during the period 1800-1925, in the townships of Fitzroy
& Huntley in Carleton County; and Darling, Pakenham & Ramsay
in the northern part of Lanark County. It also includes many descendants
who moved and settled elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A. Persons
of other religious persuasions who married into these pioneer families
are also registered in the inventory.
from or provided by the following sources are being used to enhance
the information stored in the database: Canada Census reports; Belden
atlases; parish records of baptisms, marriages, and burials; clergy
diaries; cemetery monument inscriptions; newspaper articles, death
notices and obituaries; parish anniversary publications; land registration
records; local history books; published family histories; and information
supplied by individual family researchers. The source(s) for each
type of data are recorded and stored with the family information.
The names of researchers working on the same family lines are noted
and, with their permission, will be released.
Persons who wish to know if the database contains data relevant
to their particular research activities should contact the database
by EMail: email@example.com
or by mail to:
Mr. D. W. (Don) Kelly,
271 Jamieson Street,
Almonte, ON. K0A 1A0.
The request for look-ups must clearly indicate how he/she is related
to the person(s) about whom information is being sought. The
easiest way to meet this requirement is to include, within the request,
the direct ancestral line viz. the names of parents, grandparents,
great- grandparents, etc. The full maiden name of female spouses
should be given when known. It would also be very helpful to state
in which township the pioneer family resided.
IMPORTANT, requests that do not provide the outlined information
may not be answered.
There will be no charge for checking the database to see if an
individual is registered, however,
a stamped self-addressed reply envelope must be supplied
with any enquiry submitted through the mail. E-mail type requests
THE McCABE LIST - OTTAWA VALLEY
Rita Meistrell -- email: PVMeistrel@aol.com
In 1829 a petition was circulated among the Irish settlers of the
Ottawa Valley. The 635 signers of the petition declared that they
were doing quite well in Canada (this was to quell rumours that
settlers were starving) and if the signer had relatives, he could
recommend them for future Crown assisted emigration. I would be
happy to look up names of Irishmen for people, if they seriously
think they were in the area around that time.
Perth Historical Society -
Visit it at - www.perthhs.org
The website already has an excellent,
in-depth selection of documents, reports, photographs and maps that
will meet most interests many of which have never before
been made public. Under the heading of Local History,
the major subjects covered include the Town of Perth,
Neighbouring Townships, Tay Canal and River,
Perth Museum, Walking Tours, Genealogy,
and the Photo Gallery.
More specifically, examples of some initial documents are History
of Perth and Neighbouring Townships, Life in early Perth,
Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee,
History of the Tay Canal and its Tow Path, and
Source History Books. The first packages of photos in
the Photo Gallery include, amongst others, the Isabel Hardie Collection
on Perth and area ca 1900, 'Present Day Area Mills' by the Lanark
County Camera Club, photos of Perths Designated Buildings,
and the Original Canal at Port Elmsley.
The website provides descriptions
of other local sources of historical materials and photos, with
details of their holdings, and a comprehensive list of links to
other sites that offer further information.
Members of the website committee for the Historical Society advise
that, given the nature of the subject, the site will always be changing
as new materials are continually selected and added and viewers
are encouraged to follow its development. The Society would welcome
comments and suggestions on the site, and also offers of documents
and photographs that might be copied and added to the collection.
In particular, materials and photographs of the neighbouring townships
are being sought.
For further information contact
David Taylor - (613) 264 0094 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Perth Historical Society
Researching and popularising the rich heritage of Perth and Area