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The Clachan – William Smith– The Buchanan Scrapbook

The Clachan – William Smith– The Buchanan Scrapbook

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

As they approached New Lanark they heard disturbing news of sickness and McDonald blamed the thick forests never hit by rays of the sun. In fact he wrote that he was basically appalled by the forests and its silence that he compared to a death like stillness only to change when they were agitated by storms. He was angry about the exertions required by the settlers in selecting their 100 acres, their distance from the markets and the impending fear of the dreaded Canadian Winter. Their was strangeness sensed and homesickness but eagerness to erect a shelter and clear land where the sun might shine. William Caldwell and  James McIlrath in 1820 and their families forged ahead even though neither of them had wielded an axe.

About two miles north of Hopetown the road crosses the Little Clyde River on a fine modern bridge. In 1922 Mr. William M Gibson a local farmer brought a drive of logs down the stream during the Spring high waters. The Scottish pioneers have always called this area The Clachan (hamlet in Gaelic) as the beauty of the hills and rocks reminded them of their Scottish homeland. William Caldwell and  James McIlrath both settled on either side of the third concession of Lanark and Caldwell named his new home “The Clachan” and they toiled over small fields of wheat and potatoes among the stumps.

William Caldwell and his wife Margaret McCallum, grandparents of the late T. B. Caldwell, a prominent resident of Lanark Village settled here as well as James McIlraith and his wife Euphemia Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Currie of the south corner of Brightside as well as three families from the Stewart clan were residents at the Clatchan.

Lower Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association— read–You Give me a Fever— Settler Swamp Fever

In 1904 William Smith who owned the farm which the little Clyde passed through died. At the age of 70 William had been ill for ten days and having no relatives to care for him, his last moments were attended by his neighbours who gave him what help they could.

The funeral was held at the Brightside church and interment followed in a private burial plot on the Smith property beside a drooping elm tree ( Lot 25, Con. 3 Lanark County) next to his late sister Mary. Willie left the residue of his estate ( several hundred dollars) to the Presbyterian Foreign Mission Society. His mode of life was not what most people would have wanted. He lived in a wee dark house where the only source of ventilation was when the front door was open. He lived alone for years and it was only when the neighbours were moved to do something that his home took on a look of freshness. Willie lives in a world all his own and the passers by often stopped by at the dark smoky place to have a chat with Willie. Willie’s world consisted of grand and great projects and the old man would tell anyone who listened of his proposed schemes that never happened.

When the highway was built the road in this area was straightened and now on the road that was once travelled new homes were built and the families are taking part in community affairs and are the present residents of the “Clachan”.

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

Name:William Smith
Birth Date:abt 1825
Birth Place:Ramsay, Ontario
Death Date:4 May 1904
Death Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Cause of Death:Heart Failure
Name:William Smith
Marriage Date:20 Mar 1849
Marriage Place:Canada, Bathurst, Ontario
Spouse:Jane Scobie

This is a picture of the Charles Coulter farm house, located on lot 25, concession 2 of Ramsay Township, recently owned by William Bolger. 

This is log building which has been covered by siding.  Recently the old building was taken down piece by piece and the foundation was repaired and the log building was re-erected and covered with white vinyl siding.  The interior of the house has been retained as it was originally. Rootsweb
  • William Smith Family Cemetery
    William Smith Family Cemetery
    PlaceGenealogical Resource       County/District/Region: Lanark County Historical Township: Lanark Current Municipality: Lanark Highlands Lot: 25 W Concession: 3 Transcription Status: Report 1994 Registration Status: Not Registered Additional Notes: 2 graves…The Ontario Genealogical Society
    OGS Cemeteriesclick here

The Little Clyde River is a river in the municipality of Lanark Highlands, Lanark County in EasternOntario, Canada.[1] It is in the Saint Lawrence Riverdrainage basin, is a right tributary of the Clyde River, and was named after the River Clyde in Scotland.

The Little Clyde River begins at the outflow from Tate Lake in geographic Dalhousie Township.[2] It flows east, then turns northeast, passes the community of Poland, enters geographic Lanark Township,[3] and reaches its mouth at the Clyde River. The Clyde River flows via the Mississippi River and the Ottawa River to the Saint Lawrence River.

Canoe Journeys – #11 Riven Lake and the Little Clyde River

Riven Lake and the Little Clyde River

#11 (Lanark Highlands)

This is a cute, easy paddle providing there is enough water in the river. All through the area, you will hear and see alder flycatchers plus many more bird species.
How To Get There: From Perth take County Rd. 511 past Hopetown and next left past County Rd. 16 at Lammermoor Rd. From Ottawa take Hwy. 7 past Carleton Place to County Rd. 15 to Lanark Village and County Rd. 511, then north to Lammermoor Rd. The Launch Site: 1/2 km on Lammermoor to double culverts. This is Little Clyde River.

The Paddle: Upriver as far as you can go (subject to beaver dams). For entrance to Rivens Lake, keep right. Small lake interesting to ircumnavigate. Good picnic area on rocky bluff. For downriver, go through the culvert at launch site.

Watch For: Nesting alder flycatchers and other marsh species. Portage beaver dams with caution. Downriver may be plugged at culverts.

Seasonal Information: River best in spring and early summer.

It was early June when we did this trip and there was plenty of water. In dryer times, you might find the river blocked in a few places by beavers. Depending upon your confidence, you can get over these dams easily and continue. Enjoy.

Related reading

You Give me a Fever— Settler Swamp Fever

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

Documenting a Lanark Highlands Building

Documenting a Lanark Highlands Building
This was the abandoned Lanark Highlands building in 1982–Tom Fournier 1982

Warren GartonI used to walk up to this store from the beach to get a treat.

Terry ClossAlthough it’s faint and blurry … the sign on the side has the name CLOSS on it!

Frank Wallaceisn’t this the store at the head of the lake belonging to cecil closs?

Wendy CooperYes that was your uncles place, I was by there yesterday with Noreen.

Frank WallaceWendy Cooper drank many a beer there with lola,vera and trixie in the early 70’s

Hope-k JayFrank Wallace, there used to be an old Coca Cola sign on the side…it disappeared years ago…this is the head of Dalhousie Lake, yes?

Elaine DeLisleFrank Wallace still there the road hasn’t changed a bit.

That was 2019, can anyone tell me about this building now??

Julie Phillips Bowden2 days

I was there a few years ago–the upstairs floor is sagging and the stairs were almost done–alot of damage inside –have pictures here or had somewhere—it must have been pretty once–now not so much

Kate Hurdis

It’s the old store. There was also an old wooden grain silo and a bunch of old cars in the back field.

We rented a cottage on the lake for years and knew the owner of the property so we explored many times. I have tons of pictures

Theresa Barr

I remember when we were kids in the 60’s we would walk from the beach to the store for a treat. Sad to see it blending into the landscape

GlenSr Newberry

It was Cecil and Vera Closs that owned the store went there many times when we were kids still remember getting ice cream there

Kelsey Hodgson

lavant mill road! I heard it used to be a shoe store once upon a time


-Both photos Laura Bond–Abandoned – Ottawa/Gatineau & The Valley
Photo-Wayne Bray

Related reading

Margaret Closs Lanark and Snow Road- Genealogy

James Closs of Lanark–Scotch Tree Plantation

Leanne WalkerSusanne Hough Yes it is. Taken in the 70’s I’m guessing. The picture was shared to me by Mrs Closs’s grandson. The original store:(

The Lanark County Back Roads Tour

The Lanark County Back Roads Tour

Some of you asked where Jennifer E. Ferris and I went a few weeks ago so she has graciously written it all down. Thanks Jennifer!

Left Carleton Place on hwy 7,took Ferguson Falls road, off onto Pine grove Rd. Turned right on Lanark concession 5,and left on Rosetta Rd. Followed it into Lanark village. Turned right on Paul Drive to George st. Went right then left on Robertson drive. Followed it around and branched left onto Lanark 2nd concession (2nd branch option) Stayed on that, past the ‘not municipally maintained road, use at your own risk’ sign, past the wee log house to the Easton’s back gate.

Turned around and came back out, took a right onto Storie Rd. Followed it to Sheridan Mills Rd. Stayed on it to Dalhousie 3rd line, and went right towards Watson’s corners. At the top of the gentle rise was Fiddlers Hill (spelled with one L on the old maps) Great view and wicked sensation as the road drops suddenly down the hill.

At Watson’s Corners, we kept on the 3rd line thru town heading north. But had to turn back as the road crew was working on a culvert. (yes we drove around the markers). Back to Watson’s corners, go left on Watson’s corners road, go left on Dalhousie 2nd line, go left on Sugarbush Rd. Turned right briefly at Hood (corner of Watson’s corners road and Sugarbush) to see the old abandoned St James United Church in the trees.

Back to sugar bush and headed west to the 4th line sign you took the pic of. Kept on the 4th line to the end. Saw the farm w the hops (old rose farm a few decades back). Came back out 4th line and Sugarbush to Dalhousie 3rd line again and went left (north) to South Lavant Road. Observed some stopping points along the way (ducks Unlimited pond, old log barn, some cool apple trees, the dump etc). Right on south lavant road to hwy 511.

Talked about the old cut road straight ahead and the corduroy road across the swamp at the bottom of that hill, the went left up 511(north)to Tatlock Rd. Stayed on that til Guthrie Rd, go right, all the way down to the tatlock quarry lookout and back out. Went right on tatlock Rd again thru Tatlock to darling Rd.

A quick left turn to go find the wee stump chair I finally found again on the weekend, then back south down Darling to Galbraith road, right on Galbraith to middleville. Straight thru over Wolf Grove Rd and then right onto Herron mills Rd. Along it to Rodger road, went left on Rodger to hwy 511. Left on 511 to Lanark for lunch.

Stopped at Fitz fries for a bite of lunch, the back o to McDonalds Corners Rd out of town to head that way. Passed Northern Gothic house just at the bridge (before) and up on the left. Stayed on this road to McDonalds Corners town. Stayed on the same road thru town to the little orchard just past the church. Turned around and back to hwy #8(Watson’s corners road again heading north). Followed that past sylvania Lodge at Dalhousie lake (pictures), noted Purdon conservation area as we passed Dalhousie 8th line. Kept on down Watson’s corners road to Watson’s corners town again. Went right on 3rd line (south), to Sheridan Mills road, slowed to see the abandoned house in the trees, photos of the barn with WH Olive on the post. Stayed on this road to Sheridan mills.

Went thru and turned around at top of hill. Came down to see the view of the Mississippi river from up there, slowly across the two steel bridges, and right onto Iron mine road. It was being gravelled so a bit dusty but nice and curvy too. Past Pinehurst cemetery (I think) back to McDonalds Corners road. Went right to Playfairville road and left on it. Noted the historic church right there and kept on thru Fallbrook.

Kept on to the stop sign at Bell’s corners, and left on Keays Rd to Balderson. Straight over 511,down prestonvale Rd thru Prestonvale to Ferguson Falls Rd again, and right on it back towards CP. Turned off onto Upper Perth road, took Lanark 10th line (a left) at Quinn Settlement. Stopped briefly at The Tennant Family cemetery, but way too buggy to get out. It’s tucked back in the woods and is well kept. Will visit one day. Followed the 10th line til it became Miller’s road, stayed on it to Upper Perth road again, went left. A short jaunt and stayed right to stay on our road to Wolf grove road, passing Robertson cemetery near Wolf grove. A bare right then left on Bowland Rd to enjoy the beautiful flower beds there, and on down to Clayton road. Then a right back to Union Hall. Straight thru to Tatlock Rd towards CP and back home. Was a busy but fun day! I think we did a few loop de loops. Lol

Stories From Fiddler’s Hill

Don’t Take the Beaver Off your Medallion!

Pollock and Dora McDougall’s Rose Garden — 47 years later …..

The Church On the Hill in the Middle of Hood

The Bi Way Tour Margie Argue- Pakenham #1 and #2

The Bi Way Tour Margie Argue- Pakenham #3 and #4–Maps

So…. We drove by Kangaroo Crescent

The Seven Wonders of Lanark County

The Lakes of Lanark County

The Lakes of Lanark County



I always question where is where and people have to help me out. Thanks to the school books from Doris Blackburn we have this great map of  reference where we know which lake or body of water is where in Lanark County.





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        Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte


        Tales from Lake Park– A Disabled Motor and Manslaughter

      4. Adventures at Dalhousie Lake at the Duncan’s Cottages —- From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

      5. Family Photos– Mississippi Lake– Darlene Page

The Wizard from Lanark Highlands

The Wizard from Lanark Highlands


The first of a series of stories I have been told…..

On a cold November night three young men approached a strange, dilapidated house that rested on a hillside far from neighbouring homes. In it lived a man the neighbours feared, a huge, black-bearded man of mystery, a wizard, who could cast spells and who they believed was in a league with the Evil One.

All three were bound on a singular mission. They sought to pluck two hairs from the wizard’s head, with which they could destroy his most potent spell. A light gleamed through a window of the  wizard, and they knew he was home. Cautiously, whispering among themselves, the three men knocked at the door. A huge head emerged from a window to welcome them, and in a few moments the grim, black-bearded man had invited the visitors into his lonely home.

The blaze was low in the fireplace and the man with the black beard stepped outside and brought back an armload of wood. As he turned toward the hearth, a signal passed among the three men and in an instant they were upon him. They began a struggle, one man against three. They beat him with the logs, leapt upon him and instantly were thrown aside. The black-bearded recluse seemed to possess the power of a demon, but finally one of his assailants seized a chair and crashed it upon his head. The struggle ended. The mighty man lay dead. They say his power of witchcraft had been broken that night.

The men who had gone on this strange mission had driven to their destination in an automobile. Yet it was belief in witchcraft that had urged them on, and their leader was a man who professed the power to cast out spells and to remove curses. The homicide was discovered two days later and within six hours three suspects were arrested, imprisoned, and charged with the murder. When they first told their story to those that listened no one would not believe it. Witchcraft! It was unbelievable–but many knew this tale was true and that there were many others out there.


More to come..

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte



The Devil You Say in Carleton Place? Updates!

The Boy Who Disappeared From Beckwith–Gordon Taylor

The Witches and Spirit Communicators of Montague

Different Seasons of Witches in Lanark County

Hocus Pocus –Necromancy at Fitch Bay

The Witch Hollow of Lanark County

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

My Grandmother was Mother Barnes-The Witch of Plum Hollow

A Bewitched Bed in Odessa

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

Plum Hollow Witch and The Mountain Man of Pakenham

Different Seasons of Witches in Lanark County

Local Miracle Story– Woken From a Ten Week Coma

The White Witch of Lanark County–Having the Sight

Barnes Buchanans and McCarten Family Photos–Doug B. McCarten

The Witches of Rochester Street

Hocus Pocus –Necromancy at Fitch Bay

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

The Witch Hollow of Lanark County

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

Sometimes You Just Need to Remember– Reggie Bowden

Sometimes You Just Need to Remember– Reggie Bowden



-Photos from the Canadian and Gazette files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Author’s Note- Everyone deserves to be remembered– and so many remembered Reggie. If you have any more info to add about Reggie -leave a comment or email me at sav_77@yahoo.com


Dawn Jones– The late Reggie Bowden from Tatlock. He lived on the Darling Road (formerly 8th line Darling Twp) now Lanark Highlands. He was a well known trapper and hunter in these parts. He used to stop when I was wee and show us some of his efforts of trapping.



Ray Paquette Unfortunately, I never met him although my late wife was able to regale me with stories of Mr. Bowden who she met during her nursing stints at the Almonte General Hospital. Seemingly, he was quite a character…

Dawn Jones He was a character for sure. I knew his family well. He was unique–trapping fishing and hunting to sustain his family and his lifestyle. The mould was broke after Reg was made and respected by many.

Mary Hurdis I remember in his later years his art work was special.

Beware of the Lanark County Fairy Rings

Beware of the Lanark County Fairy Rings

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Die to the damp weather lots of mushrooms have been spotted through Lanark County and even the rare Blue Mushroom have been seen. If you do not know the history of the Blue Mushroom be careful around them as they are said to be food for the Leprechauns. Leprechauns eat some nuts, different types of wild flowers and mushrooms.

Did you know that under European law Leprechauns are a protected species? So if on your wanderings you happen to spot a leprechaun, you can take a picture, but you must leave the little fellow alone– even in Lanark County.


Right Next to Giant Tiger in Carleton Place


Right Next to Giant Tiger in Carleton Place

There is a said to be a  Leprechaun colony located in Portland, Oregon. The journalist who first said that it was a leprechaun colony—these leprechauns could only be seen by him—wrote about the adventures of the leprechauns who lived here. They say the leprechaun is the poor cousin of the fairy — but if you see any out and about or any fairy rings– please let me know.

Perfect Fairy Ring


Right Next to Giant Tiger in Carleton Place–There was a semblance of a fairy circle there but someone had kicked them all over. NO leprechauns for us!

fairy ring, also known as fairy circleelf circleelf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The rings may grow to over 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or even in the Lanark Highlands.

Fairy rings are the subject of much folklore and myth worldwide—particularly in Western Europe. While they are often seen as hazardous or dangerous places, they can sometimes be linked with good fortune.

Of course it can take a darker turn when the fairies curse those humans who dare to intrude upon their circle. Locals in Somerset, England, used to give fairy rings the forbidding nickname “galley-traps” as late as the twentieth century. They believed that when a man who had committed a crime passes through a fairy ring, he is doomed to hang within the year.

In Scandinavia, you didn’t have to be a criminal to fall victim to the curse: anyone entering a fairy ring would be haunted by illusions forever after, unable to tell reality from imagination. The curse may be related to a specific aspect of life, like food: one tale warns that after taking part in the fairy’s dance circle, a man will crumble to dust at the first taste of non-fairy cooking. Other folk tales warn of more general punishments such as disease, bad luck, or an early death.

In all these tales, a ring of toadstools marks off a space distinct from the human world. Therein lies its fascination, and its peril. Whether the curious human escapes with only bruises or whether his time in fairy territory addles his brain permanently, he cannot stay with the fairies. They are beautiful and intriguing but ultimately unknowable.


How to forge ahead with wild edibles in Lanark County—Sarah Cavanagh–Hometown News-August

The world is your oyster! Well maybe not your oyster in Eastern Ontario but quite possibly your leek, your berry, your apple or your fiddlehead. We are blessed in our region to have a plentiful bounty of wild edibles right outside our door.

If you have ever considered trying your hand at the 100 mile challenge, from May to October in Lanark County is the time to do it. The 100 mile challenge refers to consuming only foods grown, raised and produced within a 100 mile radius of your home. The idea was first described by J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith in the book The 100-Mile Diet. The book spurned a Canadian TV series based in Mission, British Columbia that followed six families who agreed to consume only foods grown, raised and produced within a 100 mile radius of their home for 100 days.

You might be saying to yourself – I live in town, it’s not like I have access to a 100 acre farm! Alas, there is no need. This afternoon, I had a delightful bowl of wild berry crumble foraged from my backyard right in the heart of Carleton Place. You don’t need to go into the depths of the wild to find wild edibles (although it certainly offers more variety). Many can be found in backyards, parks and along public trails.

Now a word of caution to the novices in our midst. Never eat anything you aren’t 100 per cent sure is edible. Ask a local, sign up for a foraging seminar or grab a copy of the Peterson Field Guide. Many poisonous plants are mistaken for edibles and some are only edible in certain stages of growth or have certain parts of the plant that can be eaten. All wild mushrooms are a bit of a forager’s Russian roulette so study up. The reward is some delicious (and free) meals for the summer.

There are some great local resources for the foragers among you. The Valley Wild Edibles Facebook page as over 900 members, all discussing wild edibles and sharing tips and tricks.

In the past few years there have been a variety of “wild food” walks in our area hosted by groups such as the Lanark Wild Food Club. Bodywork for Women, a local company that hosts workshops and offers therapies for myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, Chinese therapeutic massage and reflexology,  hosted two talks this spring at the Carleton Place arena. You can find their page on Facebook at: facebook.com/getherfixednow/if you’d like to keep an eye out for their 2018 offerings.

These are great opportunities to learn from experts and hone your food hunting skills. The Wild Garden (www.thewildgarden.ca) hosts learning walks and online resources for the new forager. The company also offers monthly herb boxes that the website describes as an “opportunity to connect with and learn about the wild edible and healing plants of the Ottawa bioregion.” There is a theme each month and edibles are delivered to your door. Typically the boxes contain a loose tea blend, an infused honey/syrup or vinegar, a seasoning blend, a preserve, salve, incense etc.

Another great online resource is www.ediblewildfood.com, which provides recipes and blog posts on how to survive on wild edibles at various times of the year.

You may find you are not such a novice once you get reading up on the practice. There are some classic spring favourites like dandelions (which can be used in salads, as a coffee substitute or to make syrup), wild leeks, asparagus and fiddleheads that many of us local Lanark kids have harvested, eaten or at the very least heard about.

Once you hit the sweet spot between mid-June and late July the berries are plentiful – we have classics like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, but also some lesser known treasures like the gooseberry. These are commonly foraged items and most of you, like me, probably spent many childhood afternoons filling your faces with every sweet thing we could find growing in the fence line.

Once mid-September hits, we’ll be filling our baskets with apples that are ripe for the picking down most backroads.

There are some less common but equally delectable options – alfalfa, bull thistle, cattails, sunflowers and milkweed are all wild edibles. In fact nothing is quite as astonishing as the versatility of a cattail.

Something to remember if harvesting wild food, specifically in spring, is to never over harvest. If you want the crop to return next year you have to leave some behind and be weary of the roots. Only take what you can use. Also it’s a good to pay attention to where you are foraging to make sure there are no obvious area pollutants or bad water sources that could make the food unsafe for you to consume. Basically avoid chemical spray zones, factories or right along a big highway.

This article was first published in the August issue of Hometown News. For more articles from our August issue, pick up a print copy at a local retailer or read their digital version.

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)


The Faeries of McArthur Island- Dedicated to the Bagg Children

The Sugar Bush Fairy at Temple’s Sugar Bush

The Dreams of a Sugar Plum Fairy

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Calling all Lanark Geneologists for any information please!





Update-Thanks to Claudia Tait we found it.

King Cemetery


George Allen Chenier Sr. emailed me a few days ago and is wondering about a certain grave in the Lanark Highlands. This is what he wrote:

“Just a bit north of where we live back here in the Lanark Highlands, there is a lot of community forest and this is where I found an interesting grave sight. It appears as if maybe the township may have taken care of this over the years. It has a falling down rail fence surrounding it and a white metal gate and one lone head stone that reads”:



DIED JAN. 22, 1895 AT 79 YEARS


JOHN APRIL 24,1850



PETER SEPT. 26, 1866

MARGARET FEB. 26, 1871

I found this to be very interesting because of the location, and the years, I am curious to know. Thank you.

Anyone have an information?


You can always count on the members of the Lanark  County Genealogy Society.