Welcome to my Web site!
This web site is dedicated to the preservation of our family history. This started as a hobby to preserve information we had in the family. Over the years and thanks to the help from relatives and others around the world, our family tree now contains over 4,600 individuals, 1,400 marriages, 10 generations and 1,148 surnames. On my side of the family, information for my gg grandfather John McClelland dates back to 1818, while gg grandmother Margaret Blackburn dates back to the mid 1700's. On my mother's side, the Folliott and Boynton families date back to the early 1700's. All my immediate families settled in Ontario initially.
On my wife's side of the family, the Schwab's and Herman's emigrated from Hussenbach and Wulka, Volhynia in Russia in the late1880's and early 1900's. They are often referred to as the Volga Germans, as they lived along the River Volga in the region of southeastern European Russia.
Navigating My Website
The web site is set up with a Family Backgrounds section that gives a brief history of the McClelland, Folliott, Grieve and Schwab families. This is followed by Family Details section for the respective families. All family information, including individuals, are found here.
Please note that I have published only the basic details for each family. I have not included specific notes on each individual, either for privacy reasons or for simplicity in maintaining the web site. However, I do have a lot of detailed information on family members. Please contact me directly for more information.
I have not shown my generation or the preceding generation if I am aware of living family members in that generation.
Disclaimer: In many cases, birth, death, marriage, etc. dates are not confirmed by official documents. Many dates have been passed down through families over the years or have been provided to me personally. In some cases, birth dates have been derived from Census reports, which are known to be inaccurate at times.