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Muskoka, Parry Sound Genealogy Group


General Inquiries

General inquiries can be sent to Janine McIntyre for inclusion in the club newsletter. Please remember that not all club members have internet access and depend on the club newsletter for inquiries and responses. If you have an inquiry posted on this page, please check to see if it is correct.

General inquiries will be posted in chronological order of their submission date. The most recent inquiries will be at the top and the oldest at the bottom. This makes it easier to identify new submissions. If you want to post an inquiry regarding surname interests, then go to the Surname Inquiry Page.
Diane Shaw
Would some kind soul look up an obit for me in either Huntsville Forester or Parry Sound Northstar. I live in Australia.

Buried Humphrey Tsp Foley Memorial Cemetery.

Elva M Fraser [Lashbrooke]
1915-1991
Husband: Richard

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Keith Rhodes
I am researching the history of the Taplin family, starting with Albert Taplin, b. Draper in 1917, still living in Draper in the 1921 census. He joined the Canadian army that fought in Korea in the 1950's, married a Canadian girl called Helen Park in Vancouver, where they had three children.
I would appreciate any information of his family during his early years

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Eddy Bennett
Hi,

I found this entry on your website:

Family History - The Belanger Family
by Marion Belanger

The third child of Alexis and Catherine was Andre "David" who married Josephine Lamore in 1886, one of the French families from Three Rivers. They had sixteen children with the youngest few still living in Britt. David died in 1943 and now this generation of pioneers was almost gone

My wife is a descendant of one of the Lamore families from Byng Inlet. What I'm particularly interested in is the part about "Three Rivers" in Quebec. I've noticed mention of this on many Byng Inlet records. Do you know where it is in reference to? It does not seem to be the first logical conclusion which one would make which would be Trois-Rivières Quebec. Would you have any hints about where "Three Rivers" actually could be?

Regards,

Ed

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Elizabeth Ariss
I am looking for information re a burial in Torrance cemetery in Sept. 1943. Donald McDonald was killed in a railway accident at Bala and as noted in the Gravenhurst paper "the funeral was held at Torrance ce metery". There is no marker or information in cemetery lists of this burial, and his two sons were serving overseas in 2nd world war so no personal information. His wife and children are now deceased and some burial is in Orillia. His wife and 2 sons are noted on that headstone (1 son was killed in France after D-day and buried in France.) His daughter married and had 1 son - who provided the marker in Orillia. He does not live locally so I am trying to find where his grandfather rests.
Perhaps you could provide me with the person's name in charge of this cemetery and he should have records of all burials in that cemetery.
Thank you for any information that you can give me - the web site does not provide any contact info.
E. Ariss

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Drew McKerlie
William Thomas Bell
Birth 14 May 1854 in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Death 10 Oct 1924 in Huntsville, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

Death record indicates he is buried in Presbyterian Cemetery near Huntsville. I'm trying to figure out if this would St Andrews which is north of Huntsville or another. From what I have been able to discover is there is a stone reading 'Bell' within the cemetery but no other names or dates given

Drew

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Beverly Noddle
I want to search historical copies of the Amalguin Newspaper that was produced in Burks Fall. Does anyone know where the microfiche might be located. I have placed telephone calls to the Library in Burks Falls, thinking it would logically be located there, however, the persons I spoke to didn't know and the person who may know never returned my telephone enquiries. I live in Wasaga Beach so can't just pop by and check in person. Thank you for your assistance.

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Darcy Sullivan
Can you please tell me who Rankin Lake was named after? I know that a Charles Rankin surveyed a LOT of land in the area and further away ... however my ancestors, Matthew Rankin and his sons, James, William, Samuel, Henry, Frederick, etc. were involved in a LOT of what went on in the early stages of Foley's/Parry Sound/Barrie's settlement.

Respectfully,

Darcy Sullivan

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Rod Brazier
Good day.
I am a volunteer with the Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society, and I have been writing a series of articles for the Society magazine on Railway History in Muskoka. I am interested in connecting with anyone who might have information, stories and/or photos related to this subject.
Thank you.
Rod Brazier

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Brad Shortt
SS#5 Bear Cave School? Was dismantled and moved. Anybody know who it was sold to and where it went?
I was told it was moved south to Goodwood.

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