Appin Cemetery Memorial

Appin Cemetery Memorial

Every July, the historical society pays tribute to our ancestors. This year we are remembering the people in Appin CemeteryApprox 1000+ burials (dates: 1914 – present)

Time: 2:00 p.m. on July 28, 2023

Location: Appin Cemetery, Thames Road (Concession 2, Lot 12)

Please bring a lawn chair.  There will be a program featuring music, poetry, and history of the cemetery. 

Afterwards we will share refreshments and fellowship and and wander among the stones to reflect on those who have gone before us.

Link to interactive G&DHS Cemetery Map.

From Glendon Drive turn north on Thames road as you leave Appin. Well marked entrance on your RH side between Glendon and Falconbridge. Cemetery is located up a long straight laneway.

Please be aware of highway traffic when entering and leaving. There will be ample parking on cemetery lanes. If inclement weather is an issue, we’ll  cancel.

Last year, the  Cemetery Memorial Service was held at the Kilmartin Cemetery

“Beyond the gates of the cemetery lives an historical account of our past, a rich heritage populated by friends and relatives.  Loved ones who can no longer be with us, but whose memories live on.”  – Josh Kekosz.   

Crofters from Argyllshire, Scotland

Tonight: Ancestral Odyssey – The Family Ferguson

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Ancestral Odyssey: A Voyage of Discovery of Our Scottish Ancestors

Jan 17, 2024.   7:00 p.m.  Eastern Standard Time.  

Doug Ferguson traces his voyage of discovery in tracing his Scottish ancestors from Argyllshire and Inverness to Aldborough, Mosa, and Ekfrid, including a memorable visit to Scotland.

Doug grew up in Brooke Township and is a lawyer in London. He taught for many years at the Faculty of Law at Western University, and was president of Covent Garden Market when it was rebuilt in downtown London. He has many connections to Glencoe, including drinking underage at the McKellar House.

Live in person and shared via zoom.  

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Gough Cemetery

July 28, 2019.  Community Memorial Service.  Gough Cemetery, 5018 Scotchmere Drive, Glencoe, Metcalfe Township, ON.  2:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. No rain date.   In case of rain, the event will relocate to The Archives, 178 McKellar Street, Glencoe, ON.

The Archives in Glencoe, Ontario, Canada

Open House!

May 15, 2019. Open House at The Archives! 178 McKellar Street, Glencoe, ON. Come and  see what we are all about.

10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting at 11 a.m.  Re-dedication of Rotary Memorial.  Refreshments and tours.  Draws for free memberships.

Main Price – Ancestry DNA kit.

(4:00 p.m.  Guy St. Denis is presenting his new book at the Glencoe Library.  Then he is coming to do a Q&A at The Archives.  Books available for purchase) 
6:30 p.m.  Author Guy St. Denis signing his new book: The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock
Take your lunch break with us. There will be coffee and goodies. This is a fantastic new public space that is yours to enjoy. Buy a membership. Do your family tree. Borrow a book. Bring us your family documents to preserve.

McKellar Family Celebrates 180 Years


This story printed with permission from Marie Williams-Gagnon.

The descendants of Archibald and Nancy McKellar gathered together, Saturday, August 25, 2018 to celebrate the milestone anniversary of their arrival and settlement in Metcalfe Township. The reunion was held at A.W. Campbell Conservation Area at Alvinston. Although it was a rainy and inhospitable day, about 100 interested family attendees enjoyed food, games, contests, stories and photos, and exchanged genealogy information.

The McKellars, both natives of the parish of Kilmicheal-Glassary, Argyll, Scotland, migrated to Canada in 1831 and eventually made their way to Metcalfe Township in west Middlesex County. This was certainly a time of hardship and toil for the early pioneer family.

The original homestead farm located at Lot 24, Concession 6, was purchased and carved from the forest in 1838 and has been continuously in the family since then, handed down, inherited and purchased by direct descendants. The current owners are sixth generation, Hugh McKellar and his wife Andrea Boyd.