Fonds 2019-092 - Donald Boyle family research

Identity area

Reference code

CA ON00156 2019-092


Donald Boyle family research


  • c.1860-2016 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

52cm of textual records
57 electronic files (152MB)

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Don Boyle was an enthusiastic family historian who was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1927 and died in Brantford, Ontario in February 2019. He was descended from James Boyle (1812-1900) who immigrated to Canada from Belfast, Ireland and settled in Belleville.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Douglas Boyle on behalf of the Boyle family in September 2019.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Family history research notes and photographs relating to the Boyle family of Belleville, Ontario, and their Alford, Armstrong, Blakely, Cooke, Corbett, Doolittle, Magarrell, Merriam, Rainbow and Thompson ancestors. Also includes a file on Walter George Bean, a home child from Kent, England. Electronic files contain Boyle family history information and family trees.

Box 1: Armstrong family, photos of tombstones
Box 2: Cooke, Corbett, Magarrell families
Box 3: Walter George Bean, Blakely, Corbett, Doolittle/Merriam, Thompson/Rainbow
Box 4: family photographs and reproductions of photographs

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places