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    Dictionary of Glengarry Biography
    A comprehensive history of Glengarry County told through the lives of pioneers, fur traders, soldiers, farmers, railway barons, politicians, criminals; anybody and everybody who helped make Glengarry County Canada’s most storied and most celebrated county.

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Commemoration Dinner for the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of the Chateauguay, 1813

The Jeanie Johnston Educational Foundation (JJEF) The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Montreal Commandery Knights Hospitaller St. John of Jerusalem cordially invite you to the Commemoration Dinner Thursday, October 17, 2013 for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Chateauguay, 1813 Canadian Grenadier Guards Armoury 4171 Esplanade, Montreal, Quebec (Street Parking or […]

Photograph of John A. “Cariboo” Cameron and Company

John A. Cameron, better known as “Cariboo Cameron”, was born September 1st, 1820 in Charlottenburgh Township to parents Angus Cameron and Isabella McDougal. In the 1850’s, Cameron was in California working as a gold prospector. Soon later, he returned to Glengarry County before making his way to the Cariboo in British Columbia, with his wife […]

Marie MacKenzie’s Bible

Sir Alexander Mackenzie was born at Stornoway, Ilsle of Lewis, Scotland in 1764. Mackenzie’s father Kenneth and his uncle John made their way to New York colony not long before the American Revolution began. During the war, they served as loyalists in the King’s Royal Regiment of New York. Because of the war, Alexander was […]

Royal Canadian Volunteers Flag

This flag is the King’s Colour, Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Volunteers flag which was raised in 1794 and disbanded in 1802. This is the first known flag to reference Canada as a political entity and to use the “Royal” designation in reference to a Canadian military regiment. This is most likely the oldest surviving flag […]


    The Daguerreotype was invented by French scene painter for the opera Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre. Daguerreotypes are greatly detailed images produced on a sheet of copper plated with a thin coat of silver and without the use of a negative. Daguerre partnered up with Joseph Niépce , the man responsible for producing the first known […]

Collection Highlight – Thomas Ross Tombstone

The tombstone reads, “In memory of Thomas Ross of Lancaster, a native of Kincardine, Rosshire, Scotland, who died/departed this life the 22 July 1794, aged 78 years, and Isabella Ross his wife who departed this life the 24 Sept. 1817, aged 74 years. This stone is erected by their affectionate sons Donald, Alex., John and […]