Connected Families - Descendant Journals

The Journals are listed alphabetically on the navigation bar above.
The name on the bar is the surname of the oldest ancestor in that family.
All Families are "connected" to the Principal Families shown under Katherine WATSON on our Home Page with particular emphasis on the Families in and around Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario

We have embarked on a new research project: "Finding Florence"
The search for Florence METCALFE's biological parents, click on the above.

Notable People
Not related but 'connected' .... arn't we all!

Sir Frederick BANTING (1891-1941) Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine

Wm. Avery "Billy" BISHOP (1894-1956)
WW I Flying Ace, Victoris Cross recipient.

Henry CARGILL (1839-1903)
'Founder' of Cargill and Federal MP

Isabel Valancy CRAWFORD (1850-1887) Well known Canadian Poet

John George DIEFENBAKER (1895-1979) Former Prime Minister of Canada

Major John GILLIES (1828-1889)
Provincial MPP & Federal MP for Bruce

Robert Leith HANBIDGE (1891-1974)
Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

Lt. Col. John McCRAE M.D. (1872-1918) Wrote In Flanders Fields

David Brown MILNE (1880-1953) Renowned Canadian Painter

Alice Ann MUNRO née LAIDLAW Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature

John NORQUAY (1841-1889)
Premier of Manitoba from 1878 to 1887

Peter Eric James "Jim" PRENTICE (1956-)
Premier of Alberta, Oct. 2013 to May 2015

John STEWART 'The Rebel' (1808-1893)
Took part in the Rebellion of 1837

Barney & Allan STANLEY
Both won the Stanley Cup in Hockey

Bishop Isaac O. STRINGER (1866-1934)
"The Bishop who ate his boots"


How we are'connected' :
Follow the surnames that have an asterisk BISHOP* from Jounal to Journal until you come to one of the Principal Families listed on our Home Page. (underconstruction)

Please note:
The majority of the data has been compiled from many different sources on the internet and the information is only as good as what has been input. I corroborate the info where possible.
You may copy what you like from these Journals but please verify the data for your yourself. If you find errors or want to question what you find do not hesitate to contact us.

How to Read the Journals

Each Journal is a compilation of all the identified descendants .of the Captioned Couple. The Opening Page typically contains a link to the Pedigree Chart of a direct descendant who is either living today or recently pasesd.

The Journal always begins at First Generation as it pertains to the particular couple identified at the top of page one. Each generation is a new Chapter.

  • The first person identified is always #1 and the spouse is not numbered.
  • The first child is #2; the second is #3, etc. All direct descendants in the Journal are numbered.
  • Next to the numerical identifier is either M or F denoting the sex of the individual.
  • The roman numeral denotes the number of children in this specific family.
  • The plus sign (+) in front of the numerical identifier denotes this child as having children and will be repeated in the following Generation. Those without a plus sign will not go forward.
  • The small number at the end of a date and/or location identifies a source. Sources are listed in Source Citations at the end of the Journal.
  • The italicized names immediately after the individual's name denotes his ancestral line.( Alexander, Thomas, Edward Alexander being the subject's parent, Thomas his grandparent and Edward his great-grandparent back to Generation One.

The Journal has a list of Source Citations  (on Table of Contents) where you can find the sources that were used to compile the database.

The Journal has an Index of Names (on Table of Contents) where you can look up any subject and find the page(s) they are featured on.

To return to the Home Page of your Journal click on Home on the navigation bar

You will find the person who these Journals were intended for will be repeated in every Journal, as will their own descendants. We hope you enjoy reading this as much as we enjoyed preparing it. ………..

Case & Kathy


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