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About 'McLeish Olmstead Families'
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SEND YOUR PHOTOS HERE BY EMAIL TO MY SPECIAL PHOTO EMAIL ADDRESS:   helen52-2685@tribalpages.com
 THE PHOTOS WILL GO TO AN ALBUM NAMED "EMAILED PHOTOS" AND I WILL RECEIVE A  NOTIFICATION AND I CAN ADD CAPTIONS AND MOVE THEM TO ANOTHER ALBUM OR CREATE A NEW  ALBUM. MANY PHOTOS MAY BE SENT TOGETHER IN ONE EMAIL USUALLY WITH A 10MB LIMIT. THERE  IS ROOM FOR ABOUT 5,000 PHOTOS HERE AND I ONLY HAVE ABOUT 300 SO FAR, SO START  SENDING THEM IN!

The first Earthship built in Alberta was built by our Kinney cousins on the Olmstead line. Here is a link to the story of how they built it: 
 http://waldenlabs.com/how-we-built-our-off-grid-earthship/?utm_content=buffer8dce9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

October 26, 2008:
 I have added the memoir written by James McKean, dated March 15th, 1843, in bits and  phrases to each individual. This memoir was likely written especially for his son,  George Adair McKean, who emigrated to the New World about this time, with his family,  not knowing if they would see them again. The McKean, Rudd, Adair and Bragg families  are on the McLeish side. If anyone would like a copy I can email it to you.

Send me your photos and I will add them to the site. Feel free to email me if you  have questions or have some info for me to add or change.

July 8, 2008, I added a link to some old folk songs, it's quite a list. You can  listen to people singing the lyrics or choose to listen to the midi tune. It also has  the words and variations of the songs. Enjoy.

WHAT IS AHNENTAFEL? 
 Click on your own name. Then click on Ahnentafel. You will get a page with all  your known ancestors! If you know something I don't know, tell me about it,  please and I will try to add it. Have fun.

October 4, 2007
 The website for Captain Jabez Olmsted of Ware, Massachusetts, site has changed.  Check it out, there are tons of photos of our OLMSTEAD relatives and all the  newsletters with a lot of stories are there to read. You can bookmark the Jabez  to read it anytime. It's a great site and some of our relatives have done a lot  of work and a tremendous job I might add!!!

June 21, 2007: Find Lillian Sephronia HELLEM LARSEN and read the submission by  Karen (OLMSTEAD) LARSEN. I have added some info on Lillian's family, who  immigrated from Norway and went to North Dakota, before coming to Canada.

Also see the link below, to the Captain Jabez Olmstead of Ware site, our  earliest OLMSTEAD ancestor who was born in Massachusetts about 1690. More to  add to this line.

And on the CROUCHILL side, back through the maternal line, there were stories  of an old letter, a missing will and an inheritance and something to do with  the Hudson Bay Company, and possibly being related to the explorer, Henry  Hudson. More on this later and more names to add.

Previous note:
 I am currently working on setting up this site in Tribal Pages. However I have  worked on our Family History off and on over the last 35 years or more. There  are many interesting and fascinating stories.

When I was young, in school, a friend showed me a page in our history textbook  that said that Champlain's astrolabe was found on the shores of Lake Olmstead!  Later I found out where our family came from and guess what, right from the  shores of Lake Olmstead, in Renfrew County, Ontario. There are a few more  lakes named Olmstead in other provinces too.

What really compelled me to begin the journey to find out more about our  history, was an old document that was transcribed in the late 1800's, by  Elizabeth McLeish, from an earlier document, which was given to my sister-in- law, (her namesake) by her grandmother, Lillie McLeish. The original author,  James McKean, had the foresight to write down the names, dates and place names  for several generations before him and also of his siblings and descendents.  This line goes back to the early 1700's. I have work to do to tie it in to the  correct generations, but it continues up the line from Anne Rudd McKean on the  McLeish side.

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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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