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From: Sher Leetooze <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Historical Atlas symbols help
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:51:48 -0500
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Steve and others with an interest:
Subscription is what paid for these atlases to be made. At the back of
each one is a listing, by township, of the people who subscribed to the
atlas - if your ancestor's name isn't there, then he/she didn't
subscribe. Most people didn't - why should they pay good money just to see
their own name in print - who'd want to buy an atlas to see THAT? Thank
goodness those few who DID subscribe, did so! These atlases are so
valuable in research today, not just genealogical research, but historical
At 09:25 PM 01/12/2010 -0500, you wrote:
>For some reason my reply of yesterday bounced.
>"I found the record in the on-line Atlas, using the people search function.
>After narrowing the search to the township, and using M as the last
>name, I got lucky, as he was top of the list.
>The lot and concession matched.
>I can't remember the contents of the County Atlases, so do not know
>if these people are also listed.
>But the "Lumber constantly on hand. Lumber planed to order" seems
>almost like an ad - I'd bet that William helped subsidize the original book.
>Thanks for the hint on the atlas downloads - will go troll for a few right
>I downloaded a couple of the atlases, and examined the SDG volume.
>Since the only land for Malloy is so small it only has his initials -
>McGill had to have a source for the lot and concession
>I expected to find Malloy listed as a patron, but it seems this
>downloadable volume is missing a few pages of patron names.
>I have not poked around in McGill so cannot say if they have those
>At 12:59 PM 11/30/2010, Nat Skuce wrote:
> >Hi Steve,
> >Could you tell me what page you found that on? I've found a downloadable
> >copy of the Atlas on archive.org (yay me!) and would love to see it.
> >On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Steve Ostrom <> wrote:
> > > The land in question did not belong to the Dewars, note that their
> > > total package is 198 acres.
> > > This 2 acre lot at the corner in the road belonged to William Malloy,
> > > Proprietor, Saw and Shingle Mill. Lumber constantly on hand. Lumber
> > > planed to order
> > > This info is from the record in the Atlas.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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