Welcome to Memories of Glengarry
You may have heard the stories from your Great Grandparents or Aunts and Uncles. If you have come to explore the roots of MacDonald Clan Ranald of Glengarry, welcome!
Thought du jour
“I said, ‘It is most extraordinary weather for this time of year.’
‘Ah, it isn't that time of year at all.’”
— Oliver St. John Gogarty,
Irish writer (1878-1957)
If you find yourself looking for a few nostalgia minutes, please look to the menu on the left to see what we now have available on this site!
Especially please check out:: Our Ancestors
and the hot topic‘Turn of a Phrase’.
This is not the only site available by any means! Over the last few years many descendents of Ranald MacIsaac McDonald and Janet Cameron have made great efforts to tie in the family lore and geneology. In no particular order:
MacDonald Clan Ranald of Glengarry County
MacDonald Clan Ranald of Glengarry County is a facebook group that hopes to find extended family members that may be interested in meeting other descendents of Ranald and Janet at the Maxville Highland Games in Maxville Glengarry County, Ontario. The Games are the largest Highland Games in North America, held annually the first weekend in August. To join or view our group on facebook, please click here.
Balaster Ranald MacDonald
Balaster has a facebook account that he wishes to share as a common collection of family lore. If you aren't already friends with Balaster, then please add him to you friends list. He especially likes it when you view or add to his Photo Albums.
Geneology Kayhome is a site created and maintained by Damien Kay. This site contains the most thorough Family tree that I have seen yet. As it does extend into current generations, this site is password protected. If you are interested, please contact Damien or Allison for the password. If you don't know Damien or Allison, perhaps you could ask a family member that has been following geneology for a few years. We are getting to know one another :-) (Then again, if you are truly resourceful you can find my email on his page!)
Tribal Pages - ranaldmacdonald
Don't miss this one! Diane Purser has created an online family-tree that includes pictures and stories. This site has recordings well back into the mid-1700's. From Lochiel Scotland to Glengarry and then spread far and wide across North-America. Again a password is required. If you are having trouble please contact any of the computer savy relatives you know.
This site has been slowly evolving since my mother got a computer and discovered on-line geneology. As of November 2007, we are tracking stories and pictures of descendants of Ranald and Janet through their grandchildren: Ranald J., Annie and John Vincent. So stick around and click on Our Ancestors :-)
On the aside
When we first started exploring our matrilineal roots, we had no idea that we would find resources and extended relationshops dating back to the 1700's. Although this site was originally focused on Anne Isabelle (Annie), we heartily welcome her siblings and their descendants as well.
Think we can go back any further? (Isn't this a can of worms?)