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Hannah Harrison collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-006
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1970

Collection comprises:

  • album with 128 photographs of family scenes taken by Hannah Harrison of 64 Emily Street, Belleville, Ontario
  • mounted photograph of the house at 64 Emily Street, c.1900
  • photograph of six young women in naval costumes (Hannah Harrison bottom right), c. 1900
  • Methodist Church annual ticket for 1902-1903 in the name of Hannah Harrison
  • Canadian National Railways passes for David Harrison, blacksmith, 1935-1942
  • 'Happy Birthday Sweetheart' card addressed to Hannah Harrison, 1939
  • Wharf Street Debating Club membership card in the name of D. Harrison, 1941
  • photographs of Hannah Harrison holding a baby, c.1970.

Harrison, Hannah Mary

Wedding Invitation, Clara Frost to Harry Roblin

  • CA ON00156 2018-070
  • Item
  • 1902

Invitation from Mr. and Mrs. George E. Frost to attend the marriage of Clara Ethel Frost to Harry A. Roblin at 206 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario on 11 June 1902.

Glanmore information booklets

  • CA ON00156 2014-19
  • Collection
  • c.1980

Two booklets on the history of Glanmore House in Belleville, Ontario. One is called 'Glanmore' written by Sheila Chapline, written for the general public, the other is a compilation of information aimed at guides of the museum and includes information researched by Kerry Abel and Nick and Helma Mika.

Glanmore National Historic Site

Clarke Chronicles

  • CA ON00156 2004-18
  • Item
  • c.1999

'Clarke Chronicles: the Life and Times of William Samuel Clarke 1829-1910 of the Norfolk Clarkes of Hastings County' by Perla M. Pidgeon. Photocopy of a manuscript history of the Clarke family of Hastings County.

Williams, Perla M. Pidgeon

Research notes on Forneri and Sutton family members

  • CA ON00156 2018-104
  • Series
  • 2010-2019

Files of research notes, photographs, and correspondence relating to members of the Forneri, Sutton, and Geen families of Belleville and Madoc, Ontario, including their service in the First World War. Program for the dedication service of 28 July 2019 adding the names of David Alwyn Forneri, Agnes Florien Forneri and Ellis Vair Reid to the Belleville Cenotaph was added to this collection in September 2019.

Geen, John

Maribeth Bird photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 1981-03
  • Collection
  • c.1880-1947

Photographs of members of the Winsor, Holgate and Searle families of Hastings County, Ontario and the Cannifton Mills of Charles Arthur Holgate.

Bird, Maribeth Lillian

The Doyle Family History

  • CA ON00156 2011-24
  • Item
  • 2005

Printed history of the Doyle, Noble and Hoey families of Prince Edward and Hastings Counties.

Doyle, Theodore Joseph 'Ted'

Memoirs by Rose and Richard Gosse

  • CA ON00156 2011-45
  • Collection
  • c.1980

Self-published family memoirs:
1) Papa Was A Preacher by Rose Gourlay Gosse
This volume describes the life of the writer's father, Reverend John J. L. Gourlay, who worked in Dauphin and Thornhill, Manitoba; Lloydminster and Namao, Alberta; Leed's Village, Quebec; Lunenburg, Stormont, Lancaster, Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie and Trout Creek, Ontario.
2) I'm a Newfie, And That's No Joke! by R. E. Gosse
A memoir of life growing up in Petites, Newfoundland.

Gosse, Rose Maud

An Immigrant Story

  • CA ON00156 2011-29
  • Item
  • 2010

Family history of John McIntosh (1865 – 1925) and Henrietta Calder (1867 – 1950), immigrants from Scotland to Canada who settled in Belleville, Ontario.

Saylor, Randy

Donald Boyle family research

  • CA ON00156 2019-092
  • Fonds
  • c.1860-2016

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

Boyle, Donald James

Vandervoort family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.16
  • Collection
  • 1917-c.1930

Scans and digital photographs of images relating to Dr Elgin Vandervoort and his family, taken from an album belonging to his family and loaned for the purpose. Include pictures of May Vandervoort and her husband, Hugh Rothwell, who met her when he was installing electricity to Deseronto. They married on September 1st, 1917 in Deseronto.

Materials relating to the Hill, Powless and Smith families of Deseronto and Tyendinaga

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.19
  • Collection
  • 1892-1918
  1. Photo of Lucinda Hill wiith her children (from left): Susan, Elizabeth and James, and her grand-daughter, Elsie (Elizabeth's daughter). Lucinda was born on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in around 1843, the daughter of Isaac and Catherine Hill and she married another Isaac Hill. By the time of the 1871 census she was a widow, living with her three children (Elizabeth, 10, James, 8 and Susan 5) in the household of her nephew, William Claus. Elsie was 15 at the time of the 1901 census, when she was living in Deseronto, Ontario with her mother and grandmother. In the photograph, she looks about five or six years old, which would date the portrait to around 1892. The photo was taken by Herbert A. Osborne, who was active in Deseronto in the mid-1890s. The image has damaged edges and is broken into two pieces.
  2. Mounted photograph of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer and the Manse in St. George Street, Deseronto, Ontario. Taken by James Fairbairn, photographer (born 1866) in around 1910.
  3. Photo of Deseronto High School
  4. Photo album – none of the images identified. Inscribed “To Lizzie from a little fried Weber Featherstonhaugh Deseronto Ont”
  5. Bible
  6. Bible
  7. Martine’s Handbook of Etiquette
  8. Common Sense in the Household
  9. Searchlights or Light on Dark Corners
  10. The Victory Readers Book I
  11. Pocket Ready Reckoner
  12. Photograph of Cyril W. Bird [married in Belleville 1891, evangelist – died in Africa, 12 Feb 1896]
  13. Letter from James Hill to his sister, Susan Maracle, 1904
  14. Various loose papers: permit to leave Canada for William Smith, 1918, Christmas Card, newspaper cuttings of marriages and obituaries; ‘In Memoriam” 1898 publication on the death of Frederick Sherwood Rathbun; instructions on removing afterbirth from cows[?]; marriage certificate for William Smith and Lydia Claus, 1902; stub of marriage certificate of David Powliss and Harriet Baptiste, 1917; embroidery reading “Thou Art my Hope”

Osborne, Herbert A.

Digital materials relating to the McGreer family of Deseronto and Napanee

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.07
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1973

PDFs of:

  1. McGreer family history by Eric McGreer of Calgary, Alberta, November 1973
  2. Family tree report on the descendants of Daniel McGreer (1719-1805) of County Antrim, Ireland

8 low-resolution JPEGS of McGreer family members, St. Mark’s Church exterior and bayview of Deseronto:

  1. Aunt Annie Mrs Thomas Stanton (born Anne Portt, lived 1837-1918, her mother was Mary Anne McGreer) ,Mr & Mrs Egar
  2. Aunt Annie Mrs Thomas Stanton Mrs Egar
  3. Aunt Rose Mrs Thomas Stanton Aunt Annie
  4. Deseronto Church [St. Mark's Anglican]
  5. Mrs Thomas Stanton
  6. Nephews and Nieces of Mrs Thomas Stanton 1882
  7. Stanton McGreer and Mrs Thomas Stanton abt 1910
  8. View of Deseronto

Digital copies of photographs relating to the Poitras family of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.04
  • File
  • 1885-1896

Scanned photographs and newspaper cutting relating to the family of John Poitras, who lived in Deseronto from 1875 to around 1896 and worked for the Rathbun Company as a superintendent.

  1. Herbert 'Bert' Poitras, part of a Deseronto sports team
  2. Poitras home on St. George Street, north of the Presbyterian Church
  3. Same house from a more oblique angle
  4. ‘Sol Markle’
  5. Grace Poitras (b.1883) and her brother Bert as small children
  6. Deseronto Tribune article about the Poitras’s cottage and summer camp at Butternut Cove, Aug 24, 1894
  7. Grace Poitras in a nurse’s uniform, 1904, taken in Watertown, NY
  8. Man on an ice-boat
  9. Man on an ice boat, labelled ‘Tom Tierney, 1896’

Wanamaker records

  • CA ON00156 MG 27
  • Fonds
  • 1778-1984

The Wanamaker fonds consists of textual records and graphic materials of genealogical histories of various families. The fonds also contains records, brochures, pamphlets, publications, books, and other textual records from towns and cities throughout Ontario, predominantly from the Quinte Area and Hastings County.

  • Family Photographs of the Sayers family, Ralph Wanamaker's family, the Hodgen family, of Loral Wanamaker's family, Parliament family, Van Cott family, Post family, as well as loose photographs of the Parliament family, the McTaggart family, various snapshots and negatives of scenery and views, as well as 2 boxes of slides
  • 1 box of Books and Binders with genealogical records, as well various records of various towns in Ontario ca. 1816 - 1957
  • Genealogical notes, histories, birth records, death records, pages from family Bibles, receipts, and other textual records for over 40 individual families
  • Genealogical charts, and ancestral charts
  • Genealogical correspondences
    *Newspapers, and News clippings from Hastings County, Hastings County Museum, Historical Society, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward County, Trenton, Tyendinaga, and United Empire Loyalists
  • Legal documents, seals and original deeds, and land records ca. 1803 - 1848
  • Genealogy forms, research materials, reference materials
  • Various artworks and postcards (of Hastings County, the Quinte Region, the British Military and Navy, the Belleville Art Association, and travel)
  • Quinte region, Belleville, Trenton, and Prince Edward County miscellaneous publications, newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, notes, directories, histories, records, and tourism guides and publications
  • Ontario, New York , and Canada pamphlets, magazines, calendars, and an Ontario Liquor License Act, 1891
  • Land Abstracts for Prince Edward County
  • Maps and plans: 1778-1779 Blue Print Surveys from General Washington, New York Historical Society; 1784 Ontario (printed by Ministry of Natural Resources), 1984; 1860-1861 Hastings County, 1860-1861 from the Hastings County Directory; 1928 Lloyd's Map of Hastings County; c. 1930 Belleville Post Office Carrier Route #8, North Front and North Park Streets
  • Scrapbooks ca. 1958-1972
  • Miscellaneous Publications (almanacs, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous pins belonging to Loral Wanamaker, blue print surveys)

Genealogical family research names:

  • Allison
  • Alyea
  • Babcock, John
  • Bailey
  • Belnap
  • Benson
  • Blair/Snider/Mumby/Spenser
  • Brickman, Lewis
  • Brighton
  • Canniff
  • Clapp
  • Cole
  • Cunningham
    *Davis
  • Embury
  • Finkle
  • Fraser
  • Gallagher
  • Gerow
  • Giraud/Gero-Gerow
  • Hodgens
  • Johnson
  • Loveless, Absolam
  • McTaggart
  • Meyers, John W.
  • Mitchell, Alfred
  • Orser
  • Parliament
  • Peck
  • Redner
  • Roblin
  • Scott
  • Spencer
  • Sprung
  • Van Cott, John
  • Vander Woort
  • Waite (see also Sprung and Putnam)
  • Wallbridge
  • Wanamaker
  • Wanamaker, Judge George Washington
  • Wanamaker
  • Weese
  • Whitney
  • Williams and Schermerhorn
  • Yarrow

Wanamaker, Castello Loral Roy

Van Blaricom papers

  • CA ON00156 Fonds 12
  • Fonds
  • c.1920-1967

Genealogical research materials on members of the Van Blaricom family, United Empire Loyalists and early settlers of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties in Ontario.

Van Blaricom, Earl Winfield

Leona Riggs records

  • CA ON00156 MG 2
  • Fonds
  • 1822-1994

The collection consists of financial papers, genealogy books, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, postcards, business cards, music books, horoscope, poll book, address books, ledgers, notebooks, birthday cards, letters, photos/photo album, cartoons, highschool entrance exam, recipe book, stamp book, programs/brochures/concerts, dance cards, yearbooks, certificates, reciepts, invitations, membership cards and text book/teaching book.

Riggs, Leona

Redner family history

  • CA ON00156 2016-80
  • Item
  • 2016

'Tracing a United Empire Loyalist Family Story Rooted in the Quinte Area: Unfolding one branch of the Redner Tree'. Illustrated family history of the descendants of Johannes Ridenour (Redner), inhabitants of Prince Edward County and Belleville, Ontario.

Theobald, Clarke

Local recipe books collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 653
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Contains four recipe books:

  • 'Our Best to You' by the residents of Quinte Living Centre (1982)
  • 'Chefs of the City' by the City of Belleville Staff (1999)
  • 'Recipes from the Hearts of Canadians' compiled by Volunteers and Information Quinte (2000)
  • 'Quinte Cuisine' by the Canadian Federation of Univeristy Women Belleville and District (2005)
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