Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Two Web Sites for People Researching Ancestrors in Durham (Region)

Wesley Johnston of Clovis, California has created two web sites that may be of interest to people seeking genealogical information in Durham. He offers both for consideration.

From Cornwall to Canada in 1841:
This is a web page about a detailed narrative of the voyage of four ships with 600 Cornish people who settled in and around Oshawa, Columbus (English Corners) and nearby areas in both Old Ontario County and Old Durham County.

Columbus St. Paul's Anglican Families:
This is the first of several web pages that will use the cemetery stones in the Columbus church cemeteries to reconstruct the families of the area (which includes many in Darlington as well as East Whitby Township) and show their cross-relationships. It is far more than just another cemetery page. The research behind each stone takes many hours -- or even days and weeks in some cases. The connections with areas to the north (Orillia, Prince Albert, Port Perry, Little Britain) are strong, and there is also a connection to the Staffa area in the Huron tract, but he has not yet figured out how to make these explicit.
These pages have some 'broken links'. Worth visiting if 'your people' were there. Email Wesley with any comments, questions . . . from his website:

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