Welcome to our McDonald Family Tree Site! ..please see announcements below.
We finally got off the ground and up into cyber-space Jan21st 2008! This site may now be directly accessed for limited viewing without a membership at http://LakefieldMcDonalds.MyHeritage.com. This is a place where we can share family heritage on-line and collaborate in publishing a growing tree that everyone can easily access. It is ideal to post a picture in your personal profile so that your pretty face will show up in the branches of the tree. Also we encourage families to create an album and post lots of pics to help all get aquainted better.
If you have any comments or feedback about the site, or if you would like to help build it, but need help, please click here to contact me. The site was last updated on May 17 2013, and it currently has 88 registered member(s).
Visitors please "say hello" in the guest book. It is under the ACTIVITIES tab!
Maureen, the eldest daughter of Malcolm and Linda McDonald, was married at South Monahagn Ontario to Spencer Budd on September 10, 2011. The bride was walked down the isle by her Father and son Ethan Budd (5)
Iain McDonald, eldest son of Linda and Malcolm McDonald, was married to Meghan Marsaw at Ottawa on Sunday September 6. The bride is a Lieutenant Commander in the Canadian Navy and Iain is a coach of competitive swimming with the Nepean Swim Club. They will live at Nepean
"My husband is a descendant of William McDonald and Frances Robinson who married in Argenteuil in 1827." ...."I found William and Frances in an agricultural census in Stanley, Manitoba in 1850 where son Samuel was born. Then in 1870 they are in Hartland, Pierce Co, Wisconsin, where they lived until their deaths. From childrens’ birth places, it looks like they moved to WI in 1867/68. All before that were born in Canada, all 2 year olds were born in WI."
Thanks for contributing more accurate info on the William McDonald branch. We believe that William's brother John moved to Vermont USA, but so far we have no contact with his branch. It is great to have you with us, claire.
Sat. ,June 14 there was a large gathering at Ed and Beth Carter's home to celebrate his safe return from Afghanistan. He had volunteered to do a one year stint as a heavy machinery mechanic. In other words he kept the tanks etc in good running order. It was not fun and it was not easy, but he wanted do his part. The party comprised work colleagues, neighbours and family. Myrna and Lee Tomalty and their gang were there as well as my crew. The little ones had great fun in the pool. Lee and Ed cooked up heaping batches of hamburgers and hot dogs. Beth and her family supplied the lovely salads and desserts. Ed modeled his very heavy bullit proof vest and helmet for us. Several other folks including my daughter Anne got her picture taken in it.
For those who don't know Ed is my half brother. His parents were Iona Woods McDonald Carter and Red Carter.
As I was organizing my book shelf I came across a very interesting book. I think I must have retrieved it from Dad's. It is tiltled THE SWORD AND THE TROWEL, A RECORD, Combat with Sin and of Labour for the Lord. Edited by C. H. Spurgeon and published in London in 1882. It appears to be an annual record of some religious group but is an average hard cover book Behaps some sect that had more too much money on their hands. On the back cover was written in childish handwriting and pencil was LauraMcDonald. That is something we as children often did when we played school with Dad's book or maybe Aunt Laura wrote it. Inside the book I discovered a small chit that reads:The Methodist Church, Quarterly Tickets for August 1987, Breathern pray for us. - 1 thess. 5:25, Pray without ceasing. - 1 Thess. 5:17. Below that in hand writing is the name Eliza McDonald and the initials WCJ. So my question is, who is Eliza McDonald?
here is a link for a free PDF google book that chronicles the history of the mcdonnells (which includes us) from away back. It's a free download at this link (download is at right hand side of page) enjoy ........Keith
P.S. if the link doesn't work, just go to GoogleBooks and search for mcdonnell Antrim. Let me know if you have trouble with it. Another tip - when reading the book on-screen use PDF reader and if you find the white bacjground hard on the eyes, just click your mouse in the page and it will change to blue background ...much easier to read. km
I really wonder how stable this Heritage Software is. It seems to change in a randon fashion. For instance it seems that we have lost (at least for now) our slide show feature. It also handles or mishandles new photos in unexpected ways. I am hoping they work thru' it and everything returns to a more predictable web site. :) Keith
"The sheep supplied wool which could be spun and woven into cloth. Mrs. Emslie of Lachute assisted by her mother, Mrs. Stephens, [Maud Boyd McDonald's Grandmother] converted the wool off a lamb's back into a pair of trousers for her husband, all in the space of a day, through using cotton warp that had previously been set up in a loom"
the system shows most recent photos that have been loaded...so go ahead and load some new ones...they will be displayed automatically. The slideshow seems to be random so these should rotate to some extent, not sure how the software selects these. There are a few quirks in the sw still, so we are still learning how it behaves (or how it misbehaves) :) keith - PS. Happy Valentines Day to all!