The Resource Centre

Across the street from the Exhibit Hall, the Resource Centre houses the library and records of the Whitewater region. Visitors are invited to review books and manuscripts by local authors. Please direct any questions you may have to our Resource centre volunteers

Plan of the Village of Foresters Falls in the County of Renfrew. August 10, 1886

Records On file at the Resource Centre

Census Records, Renfrew County

Cemetery Records

Family History Shelf

Miscellaneous Records

Census Records, Renfrew County

Bromley Township


Cobden and Ross


Horton Township


Pembroke Town


Pembroke Township


Renfrew Town


Ross Township

1871 Census and Heads of Household
1891 Census of Ross Township

Westmeath Township



Cemetery Records

Beachburg Village
St Augustine Anglican Church
Beachburg Union Cemetery

Cobden Village
Cobden Union Cemetery

Horton Township
McLaren Cemetery
Crawford Family Private Cemetery

Portage Du Fort, Quebec
St James The Great Roman Catholic Church Cemetery
St Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery
Protestant Cemetery

Rankin Township, Wilberforce
St. Thomas Anglican Church History and Cemetery Record

Ross Township
Howard Cemetery
Ross Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Hutton Private Cemetery
Spenser Allen Cemetery
Zion Line Cemetery
McLeese Cemetery

Westmeath Township
Bethel Cemetery
Grace United Church, Perreton
Greenwood United Church
Our Lady Of Grace Roman Catholic Church
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Lapasse
Westmeath United Church, Westmeath


Family History Shelf

Ross Museum has several official historical records.

Our volunteers can provide some information for those seeking knowledge of their ancestors. However we recommend that aspiring genealogists make a prior search of the larger data centres at the Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group, since many of the local records no longer exist.

  • Barrett, Lawrence and Etta McCrum Barrett
  • Bennett, Family Tree
  • Bennett, Carswell, Dunlop, Tosh, by Norma and Helen Bennett
  • Bennett, Robert Dunlop Family
  • Bennett Family History - by Ruby Bennett Bulmer
  • Black, James & his wife Agnes Bryson from Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
  • Blackwell, George, Descendants of by Linda Gervais Bromley
  • Belaire, John
  • Breeze, John
  • Bromley, James, Descendants of by Linda Gervais Bromley
  • Brown, David and Descendants (Beachburg) by Barbara Brown Hare
  • Brownlee, Joseph, Descendants of by Linda Gervais Bromley
  • Bulmer, Christopher, Descendants of by Linda Gervais Bromely
  • Burke, Bourke, Bourk Genealogy by :Mary Bourk Gillan, R.N.
  • Burwell, William and Elizabeth Moore

  • Childerhose, The Family of Muskrat Lake
  • Church, Ben of Ross Township - compiled by Donald McLaughlin
  • Codd/Code, John and Elizabeth ca 1785
  • Collins - My Father the Storekeeper by Dr. Edgar Collins
  • Crozier Family - by Ivan A. Crozier
  • Curry, Ephraim

  • Davidson and Connections - Mansell Hill
  • Dunbar Family History - Clare (Dunbar) Stoppa 2008

  • Elliott, Thomas

  • Forrester, House of - Forrester Genealogical Society (2 copies)
  • Forrester, Descendants of - Canada and U.S.
  • Forrester Family - SS#6 School Clock - Foresters Falls.
  • Frair Families - Comings and Goings by Trevor William O'Brien

  • Gilmour Family by Ken Godfrey - CD attached
  • Gordon, Hugh
  • Gould Family of Ross Township
  • Guest, James Family Tree 1827-1978 by Elsie McBride

  • Herron, James and Rosie
  • Hill Family - compiled by Mansell Hill
  • Horner, Ralph , Evangelist by John Howze and Mary Ann Warrington
  • Howison, James - Howison's Hotel

  • Ireton, John

  • Jack, James - of Scotland

  • Kashubia to Canada - Shirley Mask Connelly (Kasaboski family noted)
  • Kirk Family

  • Ledgerwood Connections - Volume 26#3 OHS
  • Lee, Robert, Soldier/Settler - David James Lee (Astrolabe connection)
  • Lee, Edward George - Memories of my grandfather by Margaret Halverson
  • Livingston/McCue Family History Material

  • MacDonald, Elizabeth (Byce) 'A pot-pourrie of Memories'
  • Mathieson, Thomas/Jessie McLelland by Ruth Mathieson Wilson, 2007
  • Mathieson, William and Maria Bertha McLean - compiled by Ian and Murray Mathieson 1954 and updated 1976-77 by Stanley Mathieson
  • McDonald, John R. 'Reminiscences of Cobden & District' - David James Lee
  • McDonald - 'Some Early McDonald Settlers' Renfrew Co. - David James Lee
  • McLaren, Duncan, Descendants of by Linda Gervais Bromley
  • McLaren, James 1812 - 1871 - Foresters Falls Postmaster, Slide Master, McLarens Chute. Contributor - Jim Tripp
  • McLaren, James of Blair Tholl, Scotland - by Sharon Robinson Fisher
  • McLaughlins of Ross Township by Don McLaughlin, 2005
  • McLaughlin Family, 1820 - 1970 by W. C. McLaughlin
  • McLean Families - Scotland to Canada by Erma J. (Rankin) Francis (2007)
  • McLean of Zion Line - Family History compiled by John Wright
  • McNeely Family of Carleton Place
  • McLeese, J. M. - His Life Story - an autobiography.
  • Methodism, Dayton, North Carolina: Families with Renfrew County origins: Devlin, Wilson, Edwards & Ferguson

  • O'Brien Family of Westmeath and some notes on Jackson Family of Westmeath By John Gillis and Joe O'Brien
  • Orr, Hugh/Frances Robinson by Ruth Mathieson Wilson, 2007

  • Peever Saga, Compiled by Beulah Peever
  • Pettigrew, James and Mary Palmer

  • Rankins, McFeeters - from Ireland to Ross Township, Erma I. (Rankin) Frances, 2004)
  • Rathwell Family History by Ida Rathwell Lepack
  • Rathwell - family photos, records by Ida Rathwell Lepack
  • Roaches in Canada, The first generation of (James and Sarah) by Lacey Roach
  • Robinson, James and Margaret Good, a short history of the Robinson Family compiled By Desmond J. Robinson, January 1982
  • Ross, Arthur Edward, Brig. General - photos - Janet C. Miller
  • Ross, Family Tree submitted by Keith Ross of Winnipeg. Tree begins with William, his son John of Ross Twsp and descendents.
  • Ross, James Ross, and Elizabeth Galley, Descendants of - by Iva Oates
  • Ross, James and Elizabeth Galley, Three Children of - donor Laurel Anne (May) Bates
  • Ross, James of Scotland and Canada 1798-1884
  • Ross, John - Three Children of - by Laurel Ann (May) Bates, 1999
  • Ross, John Evans - compiled by granddaughters, June and Rosemary Graham
  • Ross, Mary Alice Fraser - Memoirs and Old Time Letters of - by Allan Fraser Ross
  • Ross, William of Ireland - Iva Oates
  • Ross, World Book of

  • Spotswood Family Album by Lorne Spotswood
  • Stevensons, The - by Eric Stevenson, Joyce Stevenson Elias

  • Thompson, David - Survey Report Ottawa River 1839 (Ross Township names)
  • Thrasher - Dennison Family History - Senator Lorna Milne

  • Veals, Reverend Howard J. - B.A.B.Paed, of St. Andrews United Church, Beachburg 'Three Score Years and Ten' - a biography.
  • Vineberg, H. &. H., Merchants of Foresters Falls - Nance Fyson

  • Wallace, Rankin, Olmstead Connections of Ross Township - George A. Wallace
  • Warnock Stopping Place
  • White, August and Margaret Ethel Hawthorn - Iva Oates
  • Williams, Robert - The Williams Stopping Place - Iva Oates
  • Wilson, John and Margaret McCulloch, by Ruth Mathieson Wilson, 2007

Jan 10/2008


Miscellaneous Records

Family Histories
Whitewater Region Township and Village Histories
School Histories
School Attendance Records
Birth Death and Marriage Records (original)