This web site is dedicated to the preservation of our family history. This started as a casual 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 4,500 individuals, 1,413 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, Volynia in Russia in the late1880's and early 1900's.
The page 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 Histories links to the respective families. All family information, including notes, are found there.
Please note that I have not published many of the details for each family, either for privacy reasons or for simplicity in maintaining the web site. I have limited the family to three generations for publication purposes. However, I do have a lot of detail on family members up to the current generations. Please contact me directly for more information.
I added another format for the McClelland family called McClelland-ged format. This format contains links for family members which makes it easier to follow an individual family between generations. However, it does not provide a good print out of the complete family. For that, use the McClelland link.
I also plan to add a link for the Young_Freeborn family. My great grand aunt Jane McClelland married Johnston Freeborn and there is considerable information available. As soon as I can confirm some of the details, I will add the link.
I am currently trying to contact or identify all descendants of Percival Lorn McClelland, my grandfather . In other words, I would like to contact my cousins, second cousins, etc. Percy was born in Ontario in 1881 and moved to Saskatchewan around 1883 with his parents, my great grandparents, James McClelland and Mary Hurlburt. Although I am in close contact with a few cousins, there are many I have never met or have not seen since I was a young boy. My grandparents both died several years before I was born, so I have little information on them.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of any cousins, please contact me. I am especially interested in general information on families, family pictures, etc. Although I do have information on my aunts and uncles, I have very little on their children.
The same applies to descendants of great grandfather James McClelland. My ultimate goal is to one day produce a book or document on the history of our McClelland family.
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.
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