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New August 18, 2017: Famine Immigrants sent from the Fever Sheds of Montreal, Quebec to Hamilton, Ontario, 1846-47 Other Recent Updates Added a direct link to the Drouin Institute Records in Montreal People Who Sailed from Killala, County Mayo, Ireland and Were Buried on Grosse Île, Quebec, Canada in 1847 Two maps of Ireland (1) A Map of Ireland in 1848 and (2) A map showing Major Landlords by County in 1881 The Great Famine in Ireland -- Migration to Canada, 1845-1854 - also known now as "The Great Hunger" or 'An Gorta Mór’ Note: This web page is now replaced by a new and very active Facebook Group regarding the Great Famine. ... Al Patrick SULLIVAN and Catherine BLAKE - County Meath, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada in 1842 Migration from Canada to Wisconsin, USA in the 1800's Famine Immigrants sent from the Fever Sheds of Montreal to Hamilton, Ontario, 1846-47 County Kilkenny, Ireland -- Emigration to the Ottawa, Canada area beginning in the 1820's - Added a link to Famine Emigration from Castlecomer, County Kilkenny New Brunswick, Canada, Immigration and Emigration before 1881 (part of our Great Famine project), found good book at the OBOGS Library: A Chronicle of Irish Immigration to Saint John , New Brunswick - 1847 Nova Scotia emigrants to the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area before 1881 (218 persons) John BONELL and Margaret MOORE, Shropshire, England to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1834 Added excerpts from a paper called Lord Palmerston and the Irish Famine Emigration under date of May 9, 2017. Lists of Famine immigrants sent from Montreal to Toronto, Hamilton and The Niagara District during the great Irish Famine Early Residents of the Township of Gloucester, Upper Canada, now part of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ... Added a link to the 1851 Gloucester Township Census Some Emigrants from Ireland and Canada to New York State, USA in the 1800's Michael McDERMOTT and (1) Mary CONNOLLY and (2) Catherine FITZGERALD Land Surveyor in Bytown, 1842 to 1849, also Sir William LOGAN Art History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, area -- The Interplay of Art and Local History / Genealogy Irish Famine Immigrants to the North Shore of Lake Ontario, Canada, 1845-1847 Mount Saint Patrick, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada - Pioneer Families Kansas and Nebraska, Emigration from the Ottawa, Canada area in the 1800's Walk to the Black Rock Famine Monument in Montreal on May 28, 2017 Art History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, area -- The Interplay of Art and Local History / Genealogy Added a new e-mail adress to the list on the page. Book The Irishman in Canada, by Nicholas Flood Davin, 1877 - online version from the University of Toronto. Williamsburg, Ontario, Irish Immigrants who landed there during the time of the great irish famine, 1845-1847 The Great Famine in Ireland, 1846-1854 -- affects on Central Canada Added a map and a picture of the Williamsburg Canals. Thomas HUTCHINGAME and Johanna FLYNN, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada Allumette Island, Calumet Island and Morrison Island, Ottawa River, Province of Quebec, Canada, Pioneer Settlers and the Algonquin Nation The Pioneer CHAUVIN family in Bytown (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), from the 1840's Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, 1800-1855 Williamsburgh, Ontario, Irish Immigrants who landed there during the time of the great Irish Famine, 1845-1847 Mount Saint Patrick, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada - Pioneer Families (added marriage records for Mount St. Patrick for 1846-1851) James Henry BURNS and Elizabeth HARNEY, also Lawrence BURNS and Bridget McCABE. One of my colourful families. Here are the names of persons who travelled from the famine sheds in Montreal to Belleville, Ontario between 1845 and 1847. It is likely that most of these settlers went to the hinterland of Belleville in Hastings County. KEWLEY Family, British Home Children to Eastern Ontario, Canada (Updated e-mail address for Ed Murphy) BONELL, John and Margaret MOORE, Shropshire, England to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1834 (Added obituary for my Aunt, Verna BONELL, from today's Ottawa Citizen). Census of Canada Records - added a link to search the 1825 Lower Canada (Quebec) 1825 Census. First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area ... Added an invitation to a book launch at Octopus Books happening tonight, March 23, 2017. The CAMPBELLs are coming! to Bytown, starting in 1829 (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area) We have updated almost 150 individual newspaper clippings sent in by Carmen Rochon... Hannah Brockville, Ontario, Canada -- Early History and Settlement Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada -- 1800's: Conections to Oka, St. Columban's and Ste. Scholastique, Quebec, Canada Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada -- Early History and Pioneers - (Added more info about the upcoming gathering between Carnew, County Wicklow, Ireland and Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada) The Story of Ireland, by Standish James O'Grady, Digitized by Google Scholar, original book written in 1894. One of the most important books on Irish History available for free at Google Scholar, original book written in 1894. Download a .pdf file from our Bibliography page. Merrickville and Burritt's Rapids, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Immigration from the Famine Sheds of Montreal, 1845-54 (Black '47) (added more names) Pakenham Village, Lanark Township, Ontario, Canada Thomas BOLGER and Catherine GORMAN -- County Wexford, Ireland to Osgoode Township (and some to Renfrew County ?) Thomas Darcy McGEE -- Father of Confederation in Canada, 1867, Member of Young Ireland in 1848, Assassinated in Ottawa, Canada in 1868 Brockville, Ontario, Canada -- Irish famine emigrants who went to Brockville during the period 1845-1847. An update on the colourful seven Slavin / Slevin brothers who worked on the Rideau Canal. 100th Regiment of Foot Historical Society, Third Annual Meeting, (disbanded at Richmond, Upper Canada in 1818) Prescott, Ontario, Canada -- famine emigrants who went to Prescott during the period 1845-1847. L'Institut Canadien Français d'Ottawa - Upcoming events in Ottawa Cornwall, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy (Stormont County), formerly called Johnstown - added names of immigrants during Black '47. Updated two web pages with names of Famine Immigrants, 1845-47: Smiths Falls, Ontario and Perth, Ontario Patrick O'REILLY from County Cavan, Ireland to Onslow Townhip, Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada Index to Historical Newspaper Clippings in the Ottawa, Canada area We regret to announce the passing of Beatrice (Betty) Daley on February 16, 2017. Wilno, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada: Settled in 1859 - First Polish Settlement in Canada added a nice print from the Wilno Tavern and Restaurant in Barry's Bay, Ontario Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" - Added one new book - Easy reading for the weekend Social Violence in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (the Shiners Wars), beginning in the 1820's Lumbering in the Ottawa and Gatineau Valleys, Ontario and Quebec, Canada Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada -- Early History and Pioneers -- added some names of Black '47 folks from Montreal to Smiths Falls Bartholomew DIGNAN and Mary MACNAMARA / McNAMARA - from County Leitrim, Ireland to Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, before 1830 John McMULLAN / McMULLEN, Ireland to Quebec, Bytown and Renfrew County Index to Historical Newspaper Clippings in the Ottawa, Canada area These clippings have all been posted to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/bytownorbust William MOONEY and Catherine HODGINS - Talbot Party Settlers from County Tipperary, Ireland in 1818 -- ancestors of suffragette and feminist Nellie McClung Black History in the area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - February is Black History Month. London Oxford settled here in the year 1800 with Philemon Wright, our first black neighbour. The Pioneer Garland family from County Kilkenny, Ireland to the Ottawa Canada area Patrick SLOAN, from County Down, Ireland and Josephine ROUTHIER Arnprior, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy -- added a new link to the Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Archives Low, Quebec, and the construction of the Paugan Dam in the 1920's Pioneer BROPHY family from Ireland to Nepean Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada John FERMOYLE and Margaret BERRIGAN / BERGIN, Ireland to Nepean Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the 1840's The Great Famine in Ireland -- Migration to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada, 1845-1854: Added a new link to a new book by Mark G. McGowan to this page. Thomas HUTCHINGAME and Johanna FINN or FLYNN, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada (added new obit for Frank Hutchingame) Index to Historical Newspaper Clippings in the Ottawa, Canada area ... Hannah added to our Facebook page Thomas Darcy McGEE -- Father of Confederation in Canada, 1867, Member of Young Ireland in 1848, Assassinated in Ottawa, Canada in 1868 Some Pioneer Families of Hull, Quebec and the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada Added photographs and inscriptions for seven cemeteries in the Gatineau Valley by Cliff Seibel and Bill McGee. The Tay Canal, from Perth, Ontario, Canada to the Big Rideau Lake From Facebook today: "CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN CEMETERY - (OPEN SECTION), BURRITT'S RAPIDS - Carleton County , Ontario was recently completed by Cliff Seibel with the assistance of Bonnie Bowkett, Sandra Lindsay and Lorne Shunk. There are 400 photos and 1032 name entries". There is a link to these records on our Merrickville and Burritt's Rapids web page. Bill McGee has sent along a nice .pdf file containing the burial records of St. Stephens Church at Chelsea, Quebec, Canada. See a link to these records on Bill's page. William TRACEY / TRACEY and Rachel DAGG / DAGUE, Ireland to March Township by 1830 La Petite Nation Seignory in Western Quebec, Canada, History and Genealogy, Including Montebello and The Weskarini Algonquin First Nation Added a nice photo montage, by Martin Dozois, showing the evolution of the location of the Famine Sheds in Montreal, 1853-2004 - see The Great Famine in Ireland -- Migration to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" (History and Genealogy in Eastern Ontario, Canada and Western Quebec, Canada) Added one new book to our bibliography. Westport, Ontario, Canada -- Early Settlement and Genealogy -- Also Portland and Newboro in the Rideau Lakes. Added an example of searching the digital archives of the Boston Pilot newspaper to find Mr. John Madden whose wife reported him missing from Westport, Ontario. Emigration from Killinure Townland, County Wicklow, Ireland, to the Belleville, Ontario, Canada area, also to Camden East Township, Ontario The Ridge Road Settlers in Gatineau Park 1834-1907+ -- an excellent reearch paper by Bill McGee Some Pioneer Families of Hull, Quebec and the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada Irish Language Speakers in the Ottawa area at the time of the 1901 Census and earlier Emigration from Counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick, Ireland to Canada, 1823-1855 Patrick FALLON (from County Mayo) and Bridget KENNEDY (from County Tipperary) to Bytown, Pembroke and North Dakota. Thanks to Taylor Kennedy. Manotick and Manotick Station, Ontario, Canada (now part of the City of Ottawa, Canada) Protestant Churches in Canada and the United States (mostly in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley) Martindale Irish Pioneer Cemetery, Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada -- added a link to newly-photographed tombstones for this church (the cemetery across the road from the church). A Story of Emigration: Southwest County Wicklow, Ireland, to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada Mayo, Quebec, Canada, History and Genealogy -- uploaded link to cemetery photographs by Canadian Headstones. A Story of Emigration: Southwest County Wicklow, Ireland, to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada, 1847-1854 -- Another group famine emigration example. March Township, Carleton County, History and Genealogy, (now part of the City of Ottawa, Canada) Added an interesting newspaper clipping from The Ottawa Journal, Saturday, March 25, 1899, courtesy of Carmen Rochon. Index to Historical Newspaper Obituaries in the Ottawa, Canada area -- 48 new images posted to our Facebook page Michael Leonard and family came from County Sligo, Ireland, in 1846 to join his sister who already lived in Osgoode Township. John O'GRADY and Hanora MEARA / O'MEARA - County Tipperary, Ireland to Nepean Township (O'Grady Orphan children at Grosse Isle in 1848). See documentation and details at www.facebook.com/bytownorbust under today's date The Great Famine in Ireland -- Migration to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada, 1846-1854 Thomas Darcy McGEE -- Father of Confederation in Canada, 1867, Member of Young Ireland in 1848, Assassinated in Ottawa, Canada in 1868 Index to Historical Newspaper Obituaries in the Ottawa, Canada area Using the Free Windows Snipping Tool to Capture Genealogy Images from Facebook The Great Famine in Ireland -- Migration to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada, 1846-1854 Added 48 new newspaper clippings (mostly historical obituaries) to our Bytown or Bust Facebook Page. Labour History in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada Transcriptions from the Old Sandy Hill Cemetery (now McDonald Park), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Augusta Township, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy This winter I will be researching the Irish Potato Famine and its affects on our region. A preliminary draft web page is now at The Great Famine in Ireland - Migration to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada, 1846-1854 The French Line, Lavant Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada Sister Elizabeth Bruyere and the Grey Nuns -- Sisters of Charity -- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from 1845 Added some new photographs. Emigration from County Mayo, Ireland to Canada and the USA, 1818 to 1855 (This page needs to be re-organized ... Al) Added Paul (Napoleon Charles) Sabourin (1897-1959) to the Canadian Forestry Corps page. John TRAINOR and Catherine DALEY / DALY, County Armagh, Ireland to Peel County, Ontario, Canada in 1825 Index to Historical Newspaper Obituaries in the Ottawa, Canada area -- by Carmen Rochon (Have added more names to the index -- 192 in all, now) Michael STARRS or STARR, from County Tyrone, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada. Also the GOULDEN family Roman Catholic Inhabitants Of The Half Barony Of Ikerrin, County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1750 Some Pioneer Families of Hull, Quebec and the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada Added a new interpretation of the naming of the Gatineau River. John and Honora MEEHAN, (Peter Robinson Settler) in Huntley Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1823 George ROBB and Belle / Annabelle CAMPBELL
, Aberdeenshire, Scotland to the Ottawa, Canada area

also John ROBB and Ann MORRISON
and George ROBB and Margaret COLLIER Michael PLUNKETT and Bridget O'REILLY, from County Louth, Ireland - also James McCAFFREY and Margaret McCAULEY John BROWN and Marjory MacDONELL, Isle of Tyree, Scotland, to Ottawa, Canada, Bagpipes Played at Culloden in 1745 The Richmond Military Settlement, 1818, Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada added a map from 1863 showing Richmond property owners The Orange Order in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec -- added a newspaper clipping about the oldest Orangeman in 1893 in Carleton County Martindale Irish Pioneer Cemetery, Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada -- added three more obituaries from Carmen Rochon atrick CHRISTOPHER from County Waterford, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada Thomas Darcy McGEE -- Father of Confederation in Canada, 1867, Member of Young Ireland until his "escape" in 1848, Assassinated in Ottawa, Canada in 1868 Thomas ACRES and Elizabeth BASKERFIELD / BASKERVILLE -- From County Tipperary, Ireland, to March and Huntley Townships (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March Township, Carleton County, History and Genealogy, (now part of the City of Ottawa, Canada) Emigration from County Mayo, Ireland to Canada, 1818 to 1855 DNA Matching in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec for Genealogical Research Thomas LYNCH and Mary DALY, County Waterford, Ireland, to Pontiac County, Quebec DNA Matching in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec for Genealogical Research Michael DALEY and Elizabeth McGUIRE, King's County, Ireland to Osgoode Township Musical Heritage of Ottawa and the Valley Ompah, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy - Renfrew County Upper Canada Land Grants etc.: Early Documents at canadiana.org and at Library and Archives Canada Richard DALY / DALEY and Mary McCRANK, also Joseph DALY and Elizabeth DEMPSEY, all to the Gatineau Valley New Brunswick emigrants to the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area before 1881 Westport, Ontario, Canada -- Early Settlement and Genealogy -- Also Portland and Newboro in the Rideau Lakes St. Martin's RC Church at Martindale, Quebec -- Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1884-1900 Martindale Irish Pioneer Cemetery, Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada John MULVIHILL and Julia (or Judith) RYAN -- County Tipperary to the Gatineau Valley David MYLES / MILES and Catherine RYAN, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada and to the Gatineau Valley German Immigration to the Ottawa, Canada, area in the 1800's Nova Scotia emigrants to the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area before 1881 Out of Ireland: The Story of Irish Emigration to America, Full Movie Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, South Gloucester, Ontario, Canada A Story of Emigration: Southwest County Wicklow, Ireland, to Ontario, Canada, 1846-1855 (the Famine Years) Ompah, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy Patrick EARLY and Ellen O'HORA / O'HORO and their daughter Ellen BURNS, Oxford Township to Osgoode Township Owen MOONEY and Catherine BLANCHFIELD, Ireland to Mooney's Bay and Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada The REILLY / RIELLY pioneer family in the Ottawa / Gatineau area. See also Reilly's Hotel and Bill Reilly, Ottawa riverman. Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy - 1881 Census records: see Fort William and Port Arthur The pioneer BARBER Surname in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. This family seems to be connected with some of the very early families who came with Philemon Wright and also to some families in Goulbourn Township. John STRATFORD and Catherine STRATFORD from County Longford, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada by 1829. An example of a pioneer headstone in danger of being lost. New McCabe List petitioner of February 1829 -- John O'DONNELL, ML# 164 on the McCabe List, County Mayo
Ireland to Pontiac County, Quebec The Seigneurial System in Lower Canada and Migration to the Ottawa / Gatineau area in the 1800's Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, 1800-1855 Philemon WRIGHT and his pioneer settlers from Woburn, Massachusetts, USA in 1800 Lawrence BURNS (BYRNE) and (1) Margaret DOYLE and (2) Bridget JORDAN Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Henry MELLON and (1) Bridget BOLGER and (2) Bridget RONAN, County Tyrone, Ireland to Allumette Island area of Quebec, Canada Taylor Kennedy has posted three new photographs and an annotated map showing where the steamboat Fay was photographed (original photograph posted yesterday, also to our Rideau Canal web page. Thanks, Taylor. ... Al Patrick DURNING and Julia GALLAGHER, County Donegal, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada, 1820's Royal Sappers and Miners disbanded at the Rideau Canal, Ontario, Canada, in December 1831 Historical Commercial and Industrial Development in and around the City of Ottawa, Canada, 1800's SPRATT family pioneers in Gloucester Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, James SPRATT, ML# 516 Throughout all of the "historical literature" from 1827 to 2013, most of the social ills were blamed on the Irish Catholic canal workers. Here is an example of four of them being hired by the Authorities to maintain law and order and prevent trespassers from illegally poaching timber in North Gower Township. During the construction of the Rideau Canal, Colonel John By rented 1,000 acres of land in North Gower Township to the four Murphy brothers, James, Patrick, Edmund and Michael. Their role was to control timber poachers in North Gower Township. See document below.
Four Murphy Brothers in North Gower Township, c. 1830 Source: Rent Records at the Rideau Canal from ancestry.ca.
John HAMILTON and Anne "Jane" PLUNKETT, County Mayo, Ireland to Fitzroy Township, Ontario, Canada, also other early HAMILTON families in Ottawa and the Valley Holiness Movement in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Maurice / Morris John DEWAN and Alice PROUT, County Tipperary, Ireland to Concession 2, Osgoode Township Gabriel FOUBERT and Marie Josephte HOULE, Fur Trader and Pioneer Settler in the Ottawa, Canada area Gideon OLMSTEAD and Esther ANDREWS, also the surnames SCOTT and FOSTER -- Pioneers in Bytown and Hull Morris John DEWAN and Alice PROUT, County Tipperary, Ireland to Concession 2, Osgoode Township Michael TERRY and Margaret TIERNEY- County Waterford, Ireland to Bytown / Ottawa, Canada c. 1828 (added Michael Terry image from the McCabe List of 1829) John O'ROURKE and Mary BURNS - Concession III, Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada in the 1800's Thomas Darcy McGEE -- Father of Confederation in Canada, 1867, assassinated on Sparks Street in Ottawa in 1868. The 12th of July is historically celebrated by the Orange Order. Thomas and Margaret BORTHWICK -- Scotland to Gloucester Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Includes some nice photographs and a painting. I'll be doing some research on the Canal Workers at the Rideau Canal, the Lachine Canal and the Beauharnois Canal over this summer. Some of the labourers from the Ottawa area worked on canal construction at all three sites. Some of my research sources will be added to the Canal Workers Research web page. Miles McBRIDE, From County Monaghan, Ireland to Canada in 1828 Added two new books today to the Bytown or Bust Library: 1. Title: "A history of old Bytown and vicinity now the city of Ottawa", *EBOOK*, by Andrew Wilson, 1875 2. Title: "Common Labour: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals, 1780-1860", by Peter Way, Cambridge University Press, 1993 Free access to the McCabe List at ancestry.ca until, July 3, 2016: see more info at http://www.facebook.com/bytownorbust Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" Emigration from Scotland to the Ottawa, Canada area in the 1800's Traditional Birch Bark Canoe Builders in Canada - The Barriere Nation Cree Band at Rapid Lake, Quebec and the Algonquin Nation Band at Maniwaki, Quebec and also at Golden Lake (Pikwakanagan), Ontario The Glebe - Evolution of an Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Neighbourhood Daniel O'CONNOR and Margaret POWER, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland to Bytown (O'Connor Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Samuel BINGHAM, Lumber Baron and Mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1897-) Antoine MORIN and Domithilde BLAIS, from Quebec to the Ottawa area in the 1800's The Early Jewish Community in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Louis CAILLE / CAYER and Elizabeth SHANNON, also Joseph ST. DENIS and Mary SHANNON Alexander FLEMING and Elizabeth (surname unknown yet, from County Wicklow, Ireland to the Ottawa area) There are five McBRIDE men on the 1829 McCabe List. They are all from County Monaghan, Ireland and are likely all related. Thomas BURNS and Mary MAHONEY - County Wexford, Ireland, to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada The McCabe List (1829): Early Irish in the Ottawa Valley Terrence McGee from County Armagh, Ireland to Bytown / Ottawa by 1829. A McCabe List signor. Labour History in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Journal Digital Archives -- Search using Google and Ancestry.ca, also various other local newspapers Sister Elizabeth Bruyere and the Grey Nuns -- Sisters of Charity -- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Township Maps of Western Quebec, North of the Ottawa River, in the 1800's Canadian Forestry Corps - Persons Recruited from the Ottawa, Canada area Bytown and Ottawa City Crests -- Designed by Mr. John Henry WALKER A Working Class Ottawa, Canada Neighbourhood, 1880-1950, Italian and Irish Catholic Immigrants Immigrants from Vietnam to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in the 1970's - Project 4000 There are a lot of events happening at the St. Brigid's Centre during this month (June 2016). The latest update of events can be found at http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a2c6d990eb9d50fd3e2d1cabe&id=b0ddcde5e2&e=dbd5895323 Archibald McNab (The Laird of McNab Township) - Scottish Settlers in 1823 near Arnprior, Ontario, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Evolution of an Ottawa Neighbourhood -- Uppertown / Parliament Hill Archibald McNab (The Laird of McNab Township) - Scottish Settlers in 1823 near Arnprior, Ontario, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Evolution of an Ottawa Neighbourhood -- Uppertown / Parliament Hill Long Island Locks, Chapman's Mills, Dawson's Chapel and Black Rapids, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Long Island locks and dam was a major settlement of Rideau Canal Labourers, 1826 to c. 1860. The McHugh family , Ireland to Gloucester Township and Renfrew County, c. 1840. Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, 1826-1855 Another 1829 McCabe List signor: Peter SKEFFINGTON, County Meath, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada in the 1820's, also to Bureau County, Illinois, USA The WEBB and FARLEY families, Ireland to the Ottawa / Gatineau area, 1830's -- Some later to Michigan and Wisconsin, USA Selected Excerpts from the McCabe List, 1829 - Irish Workers on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada John CUNNINGHAM, from Ireland to the Ottawa, Canada, area, c. 1830 Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Brudenell Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada -- added a translator from Latin to English for common genealogy terms Roman Catholic Church Records for the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area at ancestry.ca and at familysearch.org, also at the National Library of Ireland (added a translator from Latin to English for common genealogy terms). The Pioneer ALBERT family in the Ottawa, Canada area, from Rigaud, Quebec to Ottawa, Canada, c. 1830. Art History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, area -- The Interplay of Art and Local History / Genealogy Wiliam Wilfred CAMPBELL, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1860 to 1918, Confederation Poet Drummond Township, Lanark County, History and Genealogy (Heritage Day, 2016) James Culhane LATCHFORD - County Limerick, Ireland, to Hull / Ottawa, Canada (Latchford Bridge in Renfrew County). German Immigration to the Ottawa, Canada, area in the 1800's Mount Saint Patrick, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada - Pioneer Families Nicholas SPARKS and Sarah (Sally) OLMSTEAD Nicholas Sparks came from County Wexford, Ireland (Sparks Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - June 12, 2016 will be the Anniversary of his 200th Arrival The JEWELL and KENNEDY families, Ireland to Allumette Island, Pontiac County, Quebec Traditional Birch Bark Canoe Builders in Canada - The Barriere Nation Cree Band at Rapid Lake, Quebec and the Algonquin Nation Band at Maniwaki, Quebec and also at Golden Lake (Pikwakanagan), Ontario John Alfred McGUIRE and Ann BOBIER, from Ireland to Goulbourn Township and Pontiac County, 1800's Murtagh BURNS (BYRNS) and Sarah GRIER, Ireland to Pontiac County, Quebec, 1800's James Culhane LATCHFORD - County Limerick, Ireland, to Hull / Ottawa, Canada Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Brudenell Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada Archaeology in Eastern Ontario, Canada, and Western Quebec, Canada -- including the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau History of Chaudiere Falls and Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Black Donald Graphite Mine, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada The Bytown Gazette, Transcription of Miscellaneous Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1836-1843. Also some from the Ottawa Free Press. Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, 1826-1855 Riceville, Ontario, Canada, South Plantagenet Township -- History and Genealogy Some Pioneer Families of Hull, Quebec and the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada Lumbering in the Ottawa and Gatineau Valleys, Ontario and Quebec, Canada Patrick McKINLEY and Grace McKENLY, County Antrim, Ireland to Plantagenet, Ontario, Canada, area Irish Canadian Cultural Centre -- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- Upcoming Events Bathurst District Licenses, 1839 James QUAIL (from County Down, Ireland) and Mary McGOVERN and Anne BRADLEY, to Cornwall and then to Osgoode Townhip James SAVAGE and Roseann SCULLION, Belfast, Ireland to the Gatineau Valley ARMSTRONG, LEWIS and GRIMES, also SCOTT (a Lacrosse Player) The POTVIN family -- Pioneers in the Ottawa, Canada area Sgt. William SHEA and Cecilia KELLY -- Military Settlement at Richmond, Upper Canada Art History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, area -- The Interplay of Art and Local History / Genealogy Royal Sappers and Miners disbanded at the Rideau Canal, Ontario, Canada, in December 1831 Bradish BILLINGS and Lamira DOW -- Billings Bridge -- First settlers (1813) in Gloucester Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada The Settlement of Billings Bridge in Junction Gore, Gloucester Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada a href="lyonsalbertrobert.htm">Albert Robert Michael LYONS, a British Home Child in Wakefield and Denholm Township, Gatineau, Quebec Historic Alligator Warping Tug Boat comes to Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada Royal Sappers and Miners disbanded at the Rideau Canal, Ontario, Canada, in December 1831 The Pioneer FLANSBERRY family in the Ottawa and Gatineau Valleys The Holiness Movement in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Birch Bark Canoe History in the Ottawa, Canada area. Updated our Barrack Hill Cemetery web page. Black History in the area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The pioneer FLANSBERRY family Patrick MURPHY and Anastasia WELSH, from Ireland to the Gatineau Valley The Pioneer HODGINS family from County Tipperary, Ireland to Goulbourn and Huntley Townships, Ontario, Canada (also to Pontiac County, Quebec) Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, 1826-1855 Traditional Birch Bark Canoe Builders in the Ottawa, Canada area - The Barriere Nation Cree Band at Rapid Lake, Quebec and the Algonquin Nation Band at Maniwaki Dow's Lake, Hartwell's Lock and Hog's Back, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Formerly Dow's Great Swamp) Obituary for Mr. John Jocko from Calabogie, Ontario. On our page at Fishing in the Ottawa area. Ramsay Township, Ontario, Canada -- Early Settlement and History Jerard CHAPMAN, Vermont, USA, to Nepean Township, Ontario, Canada (Chapman's Mills) Mount Saint Patrick, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada Pioneer Families Traditional Birch Bark Canoe Builders in Canada - The Barriere Nation Cree Band at Rapid Lake, Quebec and the Algonquin Nation Band at Maniwaki, Quebec and also at Golden Lake (Pikwakanagan), Ontario Social Violence in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (the Shiners' Wars), beginning in the 1820's John CUNNINGHAM, from Ireland to the Ottawa, Canada, area in the 1820's, (Cunningham's Inn in Gloucester Township) Jean Jacob FINK and (1) Eleonor LaHAISE and (2) Esther CAMPEAU Richard FLEMING and Mary ROSE, Settlers in Franktown, Beckwith Township, Ontario, Canada Beckwith Township, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy Thomas TROY and Mary FOX, from Ballingarry, County Kilkenny, Ireland, to Nepean Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, c. 1838 The Traditional Birch Bark Canoe in Canada The Barriere Nation Cree Band at Rapid Lake, Quebec and the Algonquin Nation Band at Maniwaki, Quebec and also at Golden Lake (Pikwakanagan), Ontario (added a new video from Jocelyn Legault today and a photo of a canoe builder in 1927). The Great Depression and its Affects on Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, History and Genealogy Nicholas SPARKS and Sarah (Sally) OLMSTEAD Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" - added one new book today Fur Trade in Ontario and Quebec in the 1800's -- from Montreal, Quebec to Thunder Bay, Ontario Birch Bark Canoes in Eastern Ontario and in Western Quebec - Their History and Construction Archaeology in Eastern Ontario, Canada, and Western Quebec, Canada -- including the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau Gabriel FOUBERT and Marie Josephte HOULE, Voyageur, Fur Trader and Pioneer Settlers in the Ottawa, Canada area The Fur Trade in Ontario and Quebec in the 1800's -- from Montreal, Quebec to Thunder Bay, Ontario Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, 1826-1855 Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" (History and Genealogy in Eastern Ontario, Canada and Western Quebec, Canada) Terrific new resource for local historians now open at the Carleton University Library! See http://carleton.ca/history/2016/macodrum-library-officially-opens-ottawa-resource-room-what-this-means-for-local-historians/ Archive CD Books Canada Monthly Newsletters Traditional Birch Bark Canoe Builders in Canada - The Barriere Nation Cree Band at Rapid Lake, Quebec and the Algonquin Nation Band at Maniwaki, Quebec and also at Golden Lake (Pikwakanagan), Ontario (added several reference books to this page) First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area Musical Heritage of Ottawa and the Valley - new video added today Patrick Burns and Catherine Dunn Charles James ROWAN and Mary Ann FARRELL, Ireland to Bytown, Upper Canada, 1830's William SAMPLE and Matilda McCULLOUGH, County Antrim, Ireland to Goulbourn Township, Upper Canada Fishing in the Eastern Ontario, Canada area -- in the good old days Man fights bear on the Manotick Station road, 1916 Gloucester Township Osgoode Township Migration to Iowa, USA from the Ottawa area of Ontario, Canada, in the 1800's -- Iowans: now that the primaries are over, Call Home! John Bower LEWIS, Pioneer in Richmond, South March and Ottawa, Member of Parliament and Mayor of Ottawa The Richmond Military Settlement, 1818, Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada George PLAYTER, United Empire Loyalist (UEL), England to the United States to Canada Patrick HENNESSEY and Margaret MURPHY, also Michael HENNESSY and Mary RYAN GENE-O-RAMA, 2016, the annual conference of the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is approaching! Saint Brigids Centre Upcoming Events Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V12#09 - 19 January, 2016 Patrick BARRETT and (1) Sarah BURKE and (2) Ann FLYNN, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland to Bytown and Western Quebec, Canada The Irishman in Canada, by Nicholas Flood Davin, 1877, Canadian Historian and Member of Parliament in Ottawa La Petite Nation Seignory in Western Quebec, Canada, History and Genealogy, Including Montebello and The Weskarini Algonquin First Nation Links to Protestant Church records in Canada and the United States Westport, Ontario, Canada -- Early Settlement and Genealogy -- Also Portland and Newboro in the Rideau Lakes Henry McDONALD / McDONELL and Anne McQUADE, 99th Regiment of Foot The Rideau Canal, Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, History and Genealogy Rideau Canal and Bytown Property Records, 1835 and other years Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" Some Descendants of Patrick SULLIVAN and Catherine BLAKE, from County Meath, Ireland to Lot 8, Concession 2, Osgoode Township, Upper Canada Patrick WATTERS and Mary COLLIGAN, also the ALBERT family, pioneer families in the Ottawa area The Nick Adams Road -- settled by early Irish, Franch and Polish families. We are adding more material every day to our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bytownorbust. Yesterday we discussed J.Edgar Hoover's connection to Osgoode Township (now part of the City of Ottawa). Today we are back in the Manotick Station neighbourhood talking about another connection of my colourful ancestors -- with Jimmy Hoffa! J. Edgar Hoover of the F.B.I. visits the Pokey Moonshine Settlement in Ottawa in the 1920's. Manotick and Manotick Station, Ontario, Canada (now part of the City of Ottawa, Canada), Historic Villages Some Descendants of John HODGSON / HUDSON and his First Nation wife, Ann The Historic Madawaska River System, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada - From Algonquin Park to Arnprior Great research by Taylor Kennedy! Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" -- added one new book Irish Canadian Cultural Centre -- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- Events beginning in January 2016 Fort Coulonge, on the Ottawa River in Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada - History and Genealogy Francis McCOOL and Mary STACKPOOL (STACKPOLE ?) - Ireland to the Upper Ottawa Valley (McCool's Logging Camp on the Schyan River) Jerard CHAPMAN, Vermont, USA, to Nepean Township, Ontario, Canada (Chapman's Mills Subdivision in Ottawa) The Dumoine River Valley - the Boundary between Pontiac County and Temiscamingue County, Quebec, Canada, including part of the Ottawa River and the Villages of Stonecliffe, Des Joachims and Rolphton The Rideau Canal, Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, History and Genealogy The Thomson Family in the Westboro - Ottawa community in the 1800's - Maplelawn Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Bytown, 1826-1855 - added a link to a terrific paper by Jacques Gagné The DEPOCAS dit JOANNIS (variants DEPOCA, DEPOCAT and JOANIS family in Bytown Protestant Churches in Canada and the United States - added a paper on Religious Historiography Social Violence in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (the Shiners' Wars), beginning in the 1820's The Diary of Hugh Falls in 1847, Provincial Land Surveyor - he surveyed parts of the Upper Ottawa River. Lighthouses in Canada - on the Ottawa River Fort Coulonge, on the Ottawa River in Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada - History and Genealogy Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" The Ottawa River from its Headwaters to Montreal, Quebec, Canada -- Seven Hundred Miles of History Uploaded a link to a very good podcast by Mr. Peter di Gangi of the Algonquin Nation Secretariat. First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area Some Descendants of John HODGSON / HUDSON and his First Nation wife, Ann - Thanks to Mr. Robert Herman for the latest information. William TRACEY / TRACEY and Rachel DAGG / DAY / DAGUE, Ireland to March Township (now part of the City of Ottawa) Daniel O'CONNOR and Margaret POWER, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland to Bytown (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) in 1827 (O'Connor Street in Downtown Ottawa, Canada). Musical Heritage of Ottawa and the Valley Added a new web page with links to some sources for interesting academic papers. Patrick MULDOON and Margaret BALLARD, ancestors of the late Jim Robinson North Plantagenet and South Plantagenet Townships, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy The Dumoine River Valley - the Boundary between Pontiac County and Temiscamingue County, Quebec, Canada La Petite Nation Seignory in Western Quebec, Canada, History and Genealogy, Including Montebello and The Weskarini Algonquin First Nation The Ottawa River from its Headwaters to Montreal, Quebec, Canada -- Seven Hundred Miles of History North Plantagenet and South Plantagenet Townships, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area, added a link to LAC William Burnett and Mary Gleeson / Gleason - also John H. COSTELLO and Margaret BURNETT Emigration from County Tipperary, Ireland to the Ottawa, Canada area, 1818-1855 March Township, Carleton County, History and Genealogy, (now part of the City of Ottawa, Canada) Philip CHUGG and (1) Deborah ROUTLIFFE and (2) Cathrine DAVIS - Aylmer / Deschenes, Quebec Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Journal Digital Archives, also various other Ontario newspapers online Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Bytown, 1826-1855 -- added a podcast by Library and Archives Canada about the Irish Famine Immigrants and their integration into Quebec's French-speaking community. Patrick NEVILLE, from Ireland to the City of Ottawa, Canada, 1800's Chaudiere Falls and Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Henry MELLON and (1) Bridget Bolger and (2) Bridget RONAN, from County Tyrone, Ireland Unidentified photo from C. 1890 from Hastings County Accessing Census of Canada Records Patrick CHRISTOPHER and family from County Waterford, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada The LAVERDURE family: Pioneers in Bytown and the Ottawa Valley (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Irish Canadian Cultural Centre -- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- Upcoming Events Found new information for my direct ancestors Lawrence BURNS (BYRNE) and (1) Margaret DOYLE and (2) Bridget JORDAN - Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1828 British Home Children in Canada, 1869-1930 Eganville, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, History and Genealogy Starting to post more material to our Facebook page. The Tay Canal, from Perth, Ontario, Canada to the Big Rideau Lake History and Geneology in Perth Ontario perth.htm Saint John's (Church of England) In The Wilderness Cemetery, Aylwin, Quebec aylwin1.htm CRAM family of Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, from Perthshire, Scotland to Beckwith and Ramsay Townships, Ontario, Canada Robert MANWELL and Margaret SCOTT, from Scotland to Pontiac County, Quebec Samuel COLE and Mary Ann MARTIN, Ireland to Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada, in the 1820's Lighthouses in Canada, on the Ottawa River and Elsewhere Emigration from County Clare, Ireland to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada Emigration from County Tipperary, Ireland to the Ottawa, Canada area, 1818-1855 William FITZSIMMONS and Elizabeth LAWSON -- County Armagh, Ireland to South Gloucester, Ontario, Canada Johnstown District, Bathurst District and Carleton County, Ontario, Canada - maps showing the evolution of these administrative districts over time. John and Mary McCOSHEN - Austria to Renfrew County ... Added a new e-mail address Patrick NELLIGAN and Catherine BUCKLEY, 1823 settlers, County Cork, Ireland with Peter Robinson, then to Gloucester Township (Mooney's Bay) Bridget RYAN - 1796-1899 - County Tipperary to South Gloucester Emigration from County Mayo, Ireland to Canada, 1818 to 1855 - added a new 1900 photograph from Ballina, County Mayo Nicholas ADAMS, from Poland to Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Joseph FITZSIMMONS and Maria SCHARFE (a family connection to President Ronald Reagan). Terrence McGEE and Ellen HUGHES, Keady, County Armagh, Ireland to Bytown in 1826 -- added a new photo from Keady. Thomas LANGRELL, Town Alderman, Contractor, Chief of Police in the City of Ottawa Roman Catholic Church Records for the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area and beyond Emigration from County Armagh, Ireland to Canada, 1800 - 1855 Nicholas SPARKS and Sarah (Sally) OLMSTEAD ... Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa Emigration from County Mayo, Ireland to Canada, 1818 to 1855 British Home Children in Canada, 1869-1930, National Remembrance Day Ceremony, November 11, 2015, in Ottawa Early Residents of the Township of Osgoode, Upper Canada, (Ontario, Canada) John CURRAN and Catherine FOX -- Ireland to South Gloucester Montcerf / Maniwaki Pioneers (Quebec, Canada) - History and Genealogy Archive CD Books Canada Newsletter, V12#05 - 16 Roman Catholic Church Records for the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area John O'DOHERTY / DOHERTY and Charlotte SPARROW Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" Goulbourn Township - The Upcoming Bicentennial of the Settlement of Disbanded Soldiers from the 99th / 100th Regiment of Foot Jeremiah / Darby KEALEY, Queen's County, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada before 1829, also the surname LAWLESS Accessing Census of Canada Records Lower Canada (Quebec) Land Grants -- Early Settlers of Templeton, Buckingham, Lochaber and Chatham Townships. Note: Some of these pioneers in Lower Canada received grants even before they came to the Ottawa area. Some Pioneer Families of Hull, Quebec and the Gatineau Valley, Quebec, Canada William BURNETT and Mary GLEESON / GLEASON, County Tipperary, Ireland to Jockvale, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Last week we made a bus trip to Maniwaki, Wakefield and to the Kitigan Zibi Anashinabeg in Maniwaki. We also updated our history and genealogy web page for the Gatineau Valley. The Orange Order in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Antoine VILLENEUVE and Isabelle CHAPMAN, a new page by Bob Wright VILLENEUVE and DUBRUEIL / DUBROY Pioneer Families in the area of Ottawa, Canada Riceville, Ontario, Canada, South Plantagenet Township -- Settlement in the 1800's Sports History in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and in the Ottawa Valley (added two nice photographs of the Ottawa Football Club in 1919 and 1925 from Mr. Bob Wright). The CHARIVARI or "SHIVAREE", a thankfully long-gone ritual in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1881 The POTVIN family, early settlers in Ottawa, Canada, also Henry BROWN and Alexina POTVIN Pioneer HAWLEY Families in Bytown (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Olivia has been working on our Facebook page. Black Donald Graphite Mine, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area New Edinburgh neighbourhood, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, founded by Thomas McKAY Immigration to Iowa, USA, from the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, region in the 1800's The Orange Order in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" Ottawa Historical Association: Lecture on September 22, 2015 The William MORTON and the William HIGGINSON families from County Antrim Ireland to Goulbourn Township Munster Hamlet in Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada --City of Ottawa Goulbourn Township, History and Genealogy CUMMINGS Island, Cummings Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Robert CUMMINGS and Frances SPRATT Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada -- 1800's: Connections to Oka, St. Columban's and Ste. Scholastique, Quebec, Canada North Plantagenet and South Plantagenet Townships, Prescott County, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" Archive CD Books Canada Newsletter Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Bytown, 1826-1855 Researching your Rideau Canal worker ancestors -- an update Ceremony for Captain William Brown BRADLEY, War of 1812 Veteran, at Beechwood National Cemetery Beechwood National Cemetery of Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Baskin's Beach and Twelve Mile Island, a historical place on the Ottawa River, Canada Ottawa Historical Association: Lecture on September 23, 2015 My Granddaughter is developing a Facebook page for Bytown or Bust. Thanks, Olivia! William BRYMNER, R.C.A., 1855-1925, well-known Canadian Artist born in Scotland The Early Jewish Community in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Darling Township, Lanark County -- History and Genealogy Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Bytown, 1826-1855 James Culhane LATCHFORD - County Limerick, Ireland, to Hull / Ottawa, Canada Liquor Licences issued in the Bathurst District in 1839 and in Bytown in 1842 Royal Sappers and Miners disbanded at the Rideau Canal in December 1831 The Temperance Movement in the Ottawa, Canada Region in the Mid 19th Century William ROBINSON and Margaret RYAN Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Bytown, 1826-1855 Possible Heritage Buildings Threatened by Development in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area John STACKPOLE and Julia O'CONNOR, County Cork, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada French River, Ontario -- an Historical River during the Fur Trade and during the Lumbering Industry Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" Notre Dame Cathedral, Bytown (Ottawa, Canada) -- Marriages beginning in 1829 Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Bytown, 1826-1855 Eastern Ontario, Canada: Wills and Probate Records - including an example of how to locate your ancestor's will John STACKPOLE and Julia O'CONNOR, County Cork, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada Perth, Ontario, Canada: Early History and Genealogy Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" (History and Genealogy in Eastern Ontario, Canada and Western Quebec, Canada) The STEWARTON BRIDGE over the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada The fur trade country along the French River Working Class Culture and the Development of Hull, Quebec, 1800 to 1929 - A Book on CD by Michael Martin Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F) Communications Site near Manotick during WW 2 Westboro, History of an Ottawa, Canada Neighbourhood The Thomson Family in the Westboro - Ottawa community 1800's - Maplelawn British Home Children in Canada, 1869-1930 -- added an important primary document from John The Pioneer ALBERT family in the Ottawa, Canada area Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Bytown, 1826-1855 -- This page has been re-organized The Pioneer ALBERT family in the early Bytown / Ottawa area David BASTIEN and Flore LANGEVIN, an early family in Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada Michael DALEY and Elizabeth McGUIRE -- King's County, Ireland to Osgoode Township in 1830 Robert COLE and (1) Rose FLAHERTY and (2) Anne WHITE, also the DOXEY family Michael MOLOUGHNEY and Ellen MURPHY, County Tipperary, Ireland to Nepean Township, Canada in 1850 Malaria on the Rideau Canal; Cholera Epidemics in Bytown - Other Nineteenth Century Diseases The Temperance Movement in the Ottawa, Canada Region in the Mid 19th Century Connections between Oka, St. Columban's and Ste. Scholastique in Quebec and Osgoode Township in Ontario BROCK, RALPH and BEGGS Families from Prescott County, Ontario, Canada The Seigniory and Township of Longueil, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy - including the village of L'Orignal Microhistory: Research using the web site "Bytown or Bust" (History and Genealogy in the Ottawa, Canada area) Michael NEELIN and Jane MONTGOMERY, County Cavan, Ireland to Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada Early Settlers in Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada, and area Migration from Canada to Wisconsin, USA in the 1800's First Nations and French Canadien Records from Lake of Two Mountain (Oka), 1721 to 1750 - During the French Regime First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area James QUAIL (from County Down) and Mary McGOVERN and Anne BRADLEY, to Cornwall and then to Osgoode Townhip Social Violence in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (the Shiners' Wars), beginning in the 1820's First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area, added a link to "THE OTTAWA RIVER ALGONQUIN BANDS IN A ST. LAWRENCE IROQUOIAN CONTEXT", by James F. Pendergast, 1999. Joseph LITTLE and Margaret Ann EASON, Scotland to New Brunswick, Canada, then to Gloucester Township, Ontario, Canada Early Residents of the Township of Gloucester, Upper Canada, now part of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Some Descendants of John HODGSON / HUDSON and his First Nation wife, Ann This is an interesting genealogy of a Hudson Bay Company employee whose famiy migrated from Hudson Bay to the Red River Settlement in Manitoba and then to Pontiac County on the Ottawa River. The Fur Trade in the Ottawa and Gatineau Valleys Lost River Township and Village, Argenteuil County, Quebec - History and Genealogy Emigration from Scotland to the Ottawa, Canada area in the 1800's Early McGOEY Surnames in Western Quebec, Canada Drouin (Roman Catholic Church) Records for the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area at ancestry.ca and at familysearch.org Les squatters de la rivière Gatineau entre 1812 et 1870, pour l'obtention du grade de Maître des arts (M.A.) par Mathieu Sabourin à la Faculté des études supérieures de l'Université Laval, 2010 Emigrants from the Ottawa, Canada area to North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba John O'NEIL and Elizabeth BARRETT, County Wicklow, Ireland to Goulbourn Township Eganville, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy Robert LOWREY and Catherine O'BRIEN, Ireland to the River Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Drouin Records for the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area at ancestry.ca and at familysearch.org (Roman Catholic Church Records) William MITCHELL from England and Mary MURPHY from Ireland, to Bytown then to Osgoode Township Anthony DOYLE and Elizabeth MURPHY - County Carlow, Ireland to Osgoode Township in 1847 Kemptville, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy Bibliography of Reference Material for web site "Bytown or Bust" Hough / Howe in North Gower and Nepean - also Slavin and Bolger / Bulger and Michael MULLIGAN from Fitzroy Michael WALLACE and Catherine MURPHY, North Lot 14, Concession 2, Osgoode in 1879 Henry DIAMOND and Mary KENNEY, Pioneers in Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada Anthony DOYLE and Elizabeth MURPHY - County Carlow, Ireland to Osgoode Township in 1847 North Gower Township, Carleton County, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy The LaPLANTE and KELLY families, North Gower and Osgoode Townships, Ontario, Canada, in the 1800's Westport, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy Grenville County, Town of Prescott, Ontario, Canada -- Early History and Settlement Kemptville, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy The Richmond Military Settlement, 1818, Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada TheShipsList Website -- and other Passenger Lists Records William MITCHELL from England and Mary MURPHY from Ireland, to Bytown, Hog's Back and Osgoode Township St. Lawrence River Watershed, 1825 - 1867 ... Transportation and Settlement Experimental Graphical Interface for Ottawa Neighbourhoods in 1863 (started map for the South Gloucester area) The Pioneer SPRATT family in Gloucester Township Military Obituaries from the Bytown Gazette, 1836-39 The SHANNON Family who Settled near Innisville, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, also William SHANNON in Augusta Township Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada: Early Settlers and Geography Maurice O'REILLY and Johanna SHEEHAN, County Cavan, Ireland to Pontiac County, Quebec John TURNER and Susan WHELAN, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Canada Early Residents of the Township of Osgoode, Upper Canada, (Ontario, Canada) The Dumoine River Valley - the Boundary between Pontiac County and Temiscamingue County, Quebec, Canada, including part of the Ottawa River and the Villages of Stonecliffe, Des Joachims and Rolphton Thomas and Margaret BORTHWICK -- Scotland to Gloucester Township, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada CUMMINGS Island, Cummings Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada MASSON surname, Scotland to Nepean Township, Ontario, Canada 1850's Experimental Graphical Interface for Bytown or Bust - Try it out Canada Geese on Mississippi Lake near Carleton Place James McNEELY and his wife Agness, from County Antrim, Ireland to Carleton Place in 1822 Long Island Locks, Chapman's Mills, Dawson's Chapel and Black Rapids, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy

Thomas Henry STAPLETON and Maria Jane NEELIN were early settlers in Goulbourn Townhip. Thomas (Ebb) RIELLY's Blacksmith Shop - Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy The Early Italian Community in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- A New Book about the history of St. Anthony's church James ABRAM / ABRAHAM and Ann DOYLE baptize Martha Anne in 1874 Patrick COLEMAN and Catherine McDERMOTT -- Ireland to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Osgoode Township) James JORDAN and Bridget LAUGHNAN, County Mayo, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" -- added a McGill University Thesis from 1960 John and Catherine STRATFORD. An example of following the migration of three generations through three different churches now within the City of Ottawa. Congratulations to Michael and Betty DALEY on your 65th Wedding Anniversary James MANTLE, also Robert MANTLE and Martha DEVEREUX -- Rathcormac, County Cork, Ireland to Osgoode Township Patrick BURNS and Catherine DUNN, Ireland to the Manotick Station Road by 1862 Thomas DEVEREAUX and Margaret WHELAN, Ireland to Osgode Township John O'BRIEN and Annie HOGAN, Ireland to the Ottawa Valley (connections to the Gatineau Valley) Osgoode Township, History and Genealogy First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area -- added a link to Project Naming, an initiative by Library and Archives Canada to identify thousands of photographs of Inuit people. Introducing William Pittman Lett, Ottawa's First City Clerk and Bard, 1819-1892, added new book by Bryan D. Cook to our bibliography page. Chinese Immigration to the Ottawa, Canada area Some Descendants of John STRATFORD and Catherine STRATFORD from County Longford, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada by 1829 Maurice O'REILLY and Johanna SHEEHAN, County Cavan, Ireland to Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada Michael STARRS or STARR, from County Tyrone, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada, some also to Buckingham, Lower Canada Early Authors and Poets in Ottawa, Canada and Area William Pittman LETT, 1819 - 1892, a new book by Bryan Cook Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada -- 1800's: Connections to Oka, St. Columban's and Ste. Scholastique, Quebec, Canada Buckingham, Quebec and Lochaber, Quebec, Canada region, Immigration and Settlement in the 1800's The Rideau Canal, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario, Canada Researching Irish Catholic and Francophone Rideau Canal Ancestors, 1826-1832 at the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Emigration from the Borrisokane area of County Tipperary, Ireland to Canada, 1818 to 1855 La Petite Nation Seignory in Western Quebec, Canada, History and Genealogy MOORE Family (Dudley, David, Benjamin, etc.) -- Early settlers in Gatineau / Hull, Quebec (added two photos of Cecelia Pelletier) Drouin Records for the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area at ancestry.ca Francophones Working on the Rideau Canal, 1826-1832 Gabriel FOUBERT and Marie Josephte HOULE Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" (added two new, OK old, books) La Petite Nation Seignory in Western Quebec, Canada, History and Genealogy, Including Montebello and The Weskarini Algonquin First Nation FORREST / FORRESTER and KENNEDY in Huntley Township, Ontario, Canada, (Richard FORREST was a Peter Robinson Settler in 1823) Arnprior, Ontario, Canada -- History and Genealogy Edward DODGE and Rosaline D'AMOUR POTVIN The Thackray and Davidson Lumber Operations in Ottawa, Canada, a large research paper by Taylor Kennedy (updated) South Sherbrooke Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, History and Genealogy Edward DODGE and Rosaline D'AMOUR POTVIN James ABRAM / ABRAHAM and Ann DOYLE -- Ireland to East Lot 20, Concession II, Osgoode Township Munster Hamlet in Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada, History and Genealogy, (now part of the City of Ottawa) Unknown McAMMOND and Margaret HERRON, to Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada, then to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan John McCARTIN and Margaret HUGHES, County Armagh, Ireland to South Gloucester, Ontario, Canada, (added another family picture of the O'Callaghan family and also additional information from Michael Daley ... Al) CARSON surname: Gloucester and Rideau Townships, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Jean Jacob FINK and (1) Eleonor LaHAISE and (2) Esther CAMPEAU, Germany / Austria to Ottawa, Canada, 1840's Martin QUINN and Helen (Ellen) QUINN), County Waterford, Ireland to Renfrew and Lanark Counties and many to the USA Brudenell Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada Brian DOYLE -- Up to Low, A unique theatrical event filled with music and heart -- in the Gatineau Valley James JORDAN and Bridget LAUGHNAN, from County Mayo, Ireland to Osgoode Township Francois RHEAUME / REAUME and Christina NEWTON, Buckingham, Quebec area in the 1800's Gabriel DUNLOP and Ellen McCLOSKEY, Ireland to Chelsea, Quebec in the 1820's The pioneer STACKPOLE family, County Cork, Ireland to Bytown by 1828. Then to Osgoode Township in the 1840's. The Nevins family from County Meath, Ireland to Bytown (Ottawa, Canada) in 1840 Four KEWLEY Home Children,From Isle of Man to Fairknowe Home in Brockville Ontario British Home Children in Eastern Ontario First Nations Reserves in the Ottawa, Canada Area ... Thanks to Peggy Fraser for new material Regarding the Ardoch First Nations Peoples in Renfrew County. Aylwin Township, Ottawa County, Quebec, Canada (in the Gatineau Valley), History and Genealogy The French Line, Lavant Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada Lancelot JACKSON, ML# 662, from County Wicklow, Ireland to Eastern Ontario, Canada First Nations Portage Trail from Lac Deschenes on the Ottawa River to Long Island on the Rideau River First Nations History in the Ottawa, Canada area Licences issued in the Bathurst District in 1839 and in Bytown in 1842 Some early Corcoran families in Bytown and area The pioneer Neville family in Bytown and Ottawa Francis NEVINS / EVANS and Mary CORRIGAN, County Meath, Ireland to Hog's Back and to Osgoode Township Royal Sappers and Miners disbanded at the Rideau Canal, Ontario, Canada, in December 1831 March Township, Carleton County, History and Genealogy, (now part of the City of Ottawa, Canada) Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada: Early Settlers and Geography - Bob Bourke is researching the Keon family from the Pontiac Moses BLACK and Mary UNKNOWN -- Belfast, Ireland to Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada, c. 1845 Edward John LEWIS and Dorothy Levenia COLLIER, London, England to Ottawa, Canada (my Grandparents ... Al) Pembroke, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada - History and Genealogy -- added a nice example of photo restoration by Robert Bourke Carleton Place and Mississippi Lake Thomas BOLGER and Catherine GORMAN -- County Wexford, Ireland to Osgoode Township Labour History in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Bibliography of reference Material for web site "Bytown or Bust" Archive CD Books Canada Newsletter The Early Italian Community in Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- We learn that the Prescott Hotel was originally called The Preston Hotel! March Township, Carleton County, History and Genealogy, (now part of the City of Ottawa, Canada) Bytown Volunteers (militia), Enrolment List for 24th February 1838 First Nations History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area -- added map showing the location of OKA Early French Canadian Pioneer Families in Bytown, 1826-1855 Joseph LaBRECHE dit DUGAS and Genevieve VIVARAIS, from the Seigneury of Argenteuil, Quebec, to Hog's Back Eastern Ontario, Canada: Wills and Probate Records, including how to get at them -- with an example from 1842 Bibliography of Reference Material for Web Site "Bytown or Bust" -- added one new book Early Cemeteries in Ottawa / Bytown and Hull / Gatineau -- Ontario and Quebec The pioneer STACKPOLE family from Glanworth, County Cork, Ireland to Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada in the 1820'a Patrick WATTERS and Mary COLLIGAN, also the early ALBERT family - added photo of the heritage Patrick Watters home in Barrhaven, Nepean Township Ottawa Carleton and other City Directories available online. Thanks to Taylor Kennedy for this. James JOHNSON / JOHNSTON and Bridget McGEE, also James JOHNSTON and Rose HOGAN, Ireland to the Ottawa, Canada area Eastern Townships, Quebec, History and Genealogy CHAMBERLIN / CHAMBERLAIN, SPALLIN, and MOREHOUSE, pioneer surnames in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada Thomas Bolger / Boulger / Bulger and Catherine GORMAN, County Wexford, Ireland to Osgoode Township,Ontario, Canada Watson's Mill at Manotick, Ontario, Canada -- new , OK old, photographs -- Mills built by Moss Kent Dickenson William Edward FARMER and Margaret Ann HEMPHILL, also the EVOY, HOBBS and LYON families, Ireland to the Ottawa, Canada area The Pioneer FAULKNER family of Goulbourn Township Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada (now part of the City of Ottawa) Murtagh BURNS (BYRNS) and Sarah GRIER Dane JUNKINS and Jane MacCONNELL, County Fermanagh, Ireland to the Ottawa area, # 556 on the McCabe List Rideau Canal and Bytown Property Records, 1835 and other years -- Thanks to Pauline Johns for this link! The MASSON family, from Scotland to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Old Cemeteries in the Ottawa and Gatineau area - Added a link to the Canadian Headstone Photo Project Eusebe VARIN and Margaret WILLIAMS, Eusebe Varin came from St. Jacques l'Achigan near Joilette, Quebec The Hough / Howe families in North Gower and Nepean - also Slavin and Bolger / Bulger - new e-mail regarding the Hough family Les Travailleurs francophones pendant la construction du Canal Rideau, Bytown Freemasons / Masonic Lodges in early Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and area History of the Kemptville, Ontario Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a paper by Ian White Oxford Township Pioneers, Ontario, Canada History of the Hazeldean Masonic Lodge. Thanks to Ian White for sending along this paper. The Grey Nuns of The Cross, The First Religious Order of Women in Ottawa (1845) - Read a 27 page paper by Taylor Kennedy. Goulbourn Township -- History and Genealogy The Dumoine River (west of Ottawa), important during the fur trade and in the Lumbering Industry. The 1847 Diary of Hugh Falls, Surveyor (Trip up the Ottawa River in 1847) Eusebe VARIN and Margaret WILLIAMS, Eusebe Varin came from St. Jacques l'Achigan near Joilette, Quebec The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario, Canada Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation uploads 200,000 old photographs of Ottawa - Read today's Ottawa Citizen article. Obituary for Reverend Francis McEVOY. Read it here: St. John's Church at Enniskerry in Osgoode Township (City of Ottawa) List of Bytown Volunteer Militia Members in 1838 - added an original document Patrick CHRISTOPHER and (1) Catherine LANDRIGAN and (2) Mary FITZGERALD - to Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Canada John FINAN and Catherine McGEE FINAN - to Osgoode Township, Ottawa, Canada Samuel de Champlain visits the Ottawa area. William MOORE and Margaret BOWES, from County Antrim, Ireland before 1845 Jewish History and Genealogy in the Ottawa, Canada area The Orange Order in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Merrickville, Ontario, Canada History and Genealogy Westport, Ontario, Canada History and Genealogy L'Institut Canadien Français d'Ottawa (corrected link updated - thanks to M. Paul Antoine Lavoie). Bibliography of Reference Material for the web site Bytown or Bust -- added new book on history of the Orange Lodge Art History in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, area -- The Interplay of Art and Local History / Genealogy The Seigneurial System in Quebec and Migration to the Ottawa / Gatineau area in the 1800's John W. Dafoe from Combermere in Renfrew County became the influential editor of the Winnipeg Free Press. William McFADDEN and Anne BOUCHER -- 99th Regiment of Foot, County Tyrone, Ireland to Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada The CARR, LARRETT, STYLES and HARRIS families -- early settlers in Fitzroy Township, Ontario, Canada Eastern Ontario, Canada: Wills and Probate Records -- Estate Files, 1793-1859 The Hugh Davidson family home in Bridlewood (Ottawa, Ontario); another fine old home demolished Hastings County, Ontario, History and Genealogy Patrick ALLEN and Mary Catherine DURICK, from County Down, Ireland to the Ottawa Valley (Bristol Township)in 1845 Newsletter from Archive CD Books, Canada James McGREGOR and Ellen O'BRIEN, from Scotland and Ireland to the Ottawa Valley

William and James WILSON, to Pontiac County, Quebec in the 1820's The MASSON surname, Scotland to Nepean Township and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Australia and New Zealand James GRAHAM and Mary Ann UPTON in Gloucester Township, Ireland to Gloucester Township, 1830's Peter Robinson settlers from Ireland to Canada in 1823 on the Ships Stakesby and Hebe - Surnames A to G The Holiness Movement in Eastern Ontario and Western Ontario. Bibliography of Reference Material Michael STARRS or STARR from County Tyrone, Ireland to Ottawa, Canada and area; also Charles GOULDEN and Rosanna STARRS Digital Searching of the Upper Canada Land Petitions and Records. Uper Canada Land Records, including those digitized by Library and Archives Canada. Events occurring at the Irish Canadian Cultural Centre Andrew LUCAS, from County Kilkenny, Ireland to Beckwith Township, Ontario, Canada. Our Bibliography The 1823 Peter Robinson Settlers from County Cork Robert Turner, from Ireland to Eganville, Ontario and Aylmer Qebec in the 1800's. Eganville, Ontario, Canada (in Renfrew County) Philip CHUGG and (1) Deborah ROUTLIFFE and (2) Cathrine DAVIS - Aylmer, Quebec Sandy Hill: Evolution of an Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Neighbourhood Garrett BYRNE and Elizabeth PIERCE, County Wicklow, Ireland to Ontario, Canada... Long Island Locks, Chapman's Mills, Dawson's Chapel and Black Rapids, Ottawa... George NEWSOME, from County Wicklow, Lockmaster at Kilmarnock, Rideau Canal Peter AYLEN, King of the Shiners, (Aylen Lake in Algonquin Park, Ontario) Timothy BRENNAN and Ann KENNEDY, Settlers in Nepean Township in 1856 Miles FOX and Bridget KENNEDY -- County Sligo, Ireland to Osgoode Township... Archibald McNab (The Laird of McNab Township) - Scottish Settlers in 1823 near... Early Funeral Parlours and Memorial Engravers in the Ottawa, Canada area Early Cemeteries in Ottawa / Bytown and Hull / Gatineau -- Ontario and Quebec Francois RHEAUME and Christiana NEWTON, to the Buckingham, Quebec area in the... Buckingham and Lochaber, Quebec, Canada region - History and Genealogy George ROBB and Belle / Annabelle CAMPBELL and other early ROBBs in the Ottawa... Shannon Lectures, 2014 at Carleton University -- Lecture Numbers 2 and 3 Ezekiel COLE and Mary LA ROCK / LAROQUE / LaROCHE -- to Goulbourn Township and... Samuel COLE and Mary Ann MARTIN, Ireland to Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada, in... ... Al

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