Old Photos are Worth a Thousand Words– McDonald- Lancaster


Family pictures, no matter who or what they are can give us an insight to the past. The backgrounds of photos especially give us a great glimpse to once was. Photographic images serve as powerful records of people, events, and places. They evoke ideas or emotions in ways that words alone cannot.

The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is always looking for photos for their archives to help keep the past of Carleton Place alive.

Lanark Archives  looks for information to research family roots and to learn more about where their ancestors lived. Local historians and genealogists, families, church groups and school children use the Archives.

Every picture tells a story


The following is a few pictures from the gallery of old photographs of the McDonald family.

Every research project has a starting point, and in this case, that point begins with Alfred McDonald and his wife Esther Lancaster. On their website, you’ll learn more about their story and other related branches of the family.


If you are looking for other family history documents or information, please visit The McDonalds website.


John Joseph Lancaster (center) – Carleton Place – 1914

162453444.LSVBRpuNJohn Joseph Lancaster with Graham Lusher – in Carleton Place – undated





 John Lancaster in Carleton Place in 1918 – father of Esther Lancaster (McDonald)


About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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