Do you have a family connection to southwestern Ontario?
The Arts & Cookery Bank, a culinary and heritage centre located in West Lorne, Ontario, has published a large-format family history book celebrating families that have long-time roots in this part of Ontario. The book's focus is on families in western Elgin County, but extending into central Elgin, and Kent, Middlesex and Lambton Counties.
Each family's entry consists of 2 pages, starting with the name of the immigrant family member, origin, and date of arrival. There are pictures, and stories passed down in the family, collating interviews with present-day descendants and some research in archival records. It is not meant to be a complete genealogy of the families, but rather a look at life in Ontario from pioneer times to the recent past.
One Hundred Years, One Hundred Families - Celebrating our Ancestral Roots, Publisher: The Arts & Cookery Bank, 242 Graham Rd, West Lorne ON, (c)2014
Aldred, Ashton, Axford, Baker, Bandeen,
Barber, Binks, Bobier, Braddon, Byler,
Campbell (4), Carroll (2), Clark, Davy, Degraw,
Downie, Elliott, Ford (2), French, Galbraith,
Garlick, Gilchrist, Gillies, Havens, Howard,
Humphries (3), Ill, Jamieson (2), Kelly, Lashbrook,
Lay, Leitch, Leslie, Lilley, Linderman,
Littlejohn, Livingstone, Lunn, McAllister, McCaffery,
McCallum (2), McColl, McDougall, McEachran, McGill,
McGregor, McIntyre, McKillop, McKinlay, McLarty,
McLean, McMurchy, McNeil, McNichol, McPhail,
McPherson, McTavish, McWilliam, Miller, Morrison (3),
Neil, Page (2), Patterson, Pearce, Pfeifer,
Quigley, Ross, Schnekenburger (2), Shaw, Shipley,
Simpson (2), Somerville, Stinson, Sutton, Tait,
Thomson, Timson, Tunks, Van Loon, Walker,
Watson, Welch (2), Wilson, Wilton, Woolner