Lanark Lookups

Lanark County

Volunteer Look-Ups

This page represents generous people who have offered to do free look-up information.

Please restrict your requests to no more than two persons per request.  Our Volunteers are not "people who do this as a profession, but do it to assist people with their Lanark County roots", through their good graces.

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What Comments Who
(listed in individual townships)
These 131 cemeteries include names, dates, and relationships to some 51,300 + entries and include a lot of the original PIONEERS of Lanark County.

More cemeteries will be added as time permits.

Keith Thompson

Web Site

A Pioneer History of the County of Lanark by Jean S. McGill. This history of the county includes an index of settlers. Includes information on the early settlements, Rideau Settlement, Beckwith Settlement, settlement in Ramsay township, Peter Robinson's Irish Emigrants, lumbering, pioneer churches and ministers and the military depot at Perth. Christine Spencer
A Narrative of the Rise and Progress of Emigration from the Counties of Lanark and Renfrew to the new Settlements in Upper Canada. Originally published in 1821, reprinted in 1878 by Canadian Heritage Publications Contains, in addition to the proceedings of the Glasgow Committee, letters
from early settlers back to Scotland.
Christine Spencer
Soldiers of the King This is a book pertaining to the Upper Canadian Milita 1812-1815 written by William Gray. Christine Spencer
The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada. "Glengarry & Beyond" by Lucille H. Campey. Lots of info and sailing lists. Christine Spencer
Marriages and Baptisms First Presbyterian Church, Perth, by Rev.
William Bell 1817-1857
. Cathy Garvin
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Perth, Marriages 1830-1887, Baptisms
. Cathy Garvin
Methodist Church Baptismal Records 1844-1875 Lanark County, Ontario . Cathy Garvin
Early Settlers to Bathurst District Arriving Prior to 1822 . Cathy Garvin
1871 Census for Beckwith and Carleton Place.   Cathy Thomas
1871 Census for Almonte and Ramsay Township.   Cathy Thomas
Various Church Records



Almonte Baptist membership 1863-1869

Almonte United - Auld Kirk 1833-1869; St. Johns marriages 1858-1869 and Methodist marriages 1858-1869

Clayton United Church 1852-1869

McDonald's Corners Knox Presbyterian 1847-1869

Mississippi Circuit of Baptisms 1829-1843

Perth Baptist 1840-1869 members & marriages

Perth St. John the Baptist RC records 1823-1869

Rev. Wm. Bell 1817-1857

Smiths Falls Baptist members 1859-1869

St. Andrews Presbyterian Perth 1830-1869

St. Paul's United Perth 1829-1869

Westminster Presbyterian Smiths Falls 1835-1869


Dan Walker
The Lanark Era Vol # 1 - 1895 to 1911 - Birth Marriages & Deaths. By Peter Anderson Christine Spencer
Births, Marriages & Deaths - Abstracts from the Almonte Gazette - 1867-1890

Almonte Gazette newspaper microfilm - 1861 - April 1888.


Surname, Given Name or Names and general idea of the date of the event.

The Almonte Gazette newspaper micro-film will also be looked at to see if there is a write-up in the newspaper to cover the event.

Generally this will take about a week, to attend the library and view the film or possibly longer in the summer months.

Annie Stanley
Lanark County Census Indexes 1842 - 1891 for most townships Lynne Rooney
Lanark Era newspaper Volume 1 to 3 Peter Anderson Gwilanne Parker


Extracts from:

Bathurst-Perth Courier 1834-1932.

Perth Independent Examiner & Bathurst District Advertiser - 1829-1830.

The Carleton Place Herald - 1850-1853.

The Smiths Falls Review & District Advertiser - 1863-1877

Some Land Claims

There are some 60,000 entries containing 152,000 names. 

Please provide name, location, spouse's name, dates, etc. If known.

Glenn Couch

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