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Vol I, Issue I – 2001 March

  • Clan Chattan & Gillespie Crest
  • Editorial
  • The Oldest Gillespie Settlers in Ontario – Part One
  • Passenger List of ‘The Titanic” en route to New York From England.
  • Biographies:
  • Malcolm Gillespie of Cannington, Victoria Co, Ontario
  • George Gillespie, merchant from Wiston, Scotland, s/o Alexander
  • County Distribution of Gillespie Households in Ireland early 1800s: Comparing Tithe & Griffiths Records
  • Map of Ireland Counties
  • More Irish Records:
    • County Antrim Tithe Applotment Records 1823-1838
    • Co Antrim 1851 Census
    • Co Antrim Marriages
    • Co Antrim Cemetery Inscriptions
    • Map of County Antrim Parishes
  • Genealogy Websites
  • Scottish Records:
  • Scottish Naming Pattern
  • Location of Major Scottish collections
  • Identification of English Gillespie locations in Ontario, Canada
  • Ontario Records:
    • City of Toronto 1901 census
    • Toronto Baptisms
    • Toronto Marriages
    • Toronto Deaths
    • Toronto 1842 Census
    • Toronto 1846 Directory
    • Toronto 1850 Directory
  • Can You Help?  Inquiries
  • Publications For Sale From This Office
  • Western Canada: Diary of Malcolm Gillespie of Cannington’s Trip To Manitoba to visit family.
    • 1901 Census British Columbia, New Westminister District
  • FEATURE: Gillespie Brothers PHOTO. James Gillespie 1720-? Fort George, Scotland to Canada
  • The Robert Gillespie Family by Clayton Gillespie, linked to Feature Article
  • The Tom & Eura Gillespie Family of Manitoba, linked to Feature Article
  • Grave Photos linked to Feature Articles
  • Map of British Isles
  • Map of Scotland Counties
  • Map of England & Wales Counties (prior to 1974)
  • Map of Upper Canada Districts 1825
  • Map of Canada West Districts 1845f
  • Map of Ontario Counties
  • Map of Ireland indicating ports of departure
  • Map of Ontario Counties showing Townships: Renfrew Lennox & Addington, Frontenace, Hastings.

Volume 1, Issue 2 – 2001 June

  • Obit Grosse Island 1847
  • Photo of my Dad, Samuel Gillespie
  • Index of This Issue
  • Poem of Struggling Irish woman in famine days
  • Editorial
  • Immigration & Passenger Lists
  • Ontario Vital Statistics:  Births, Marriages, Deaths
  • The Earliest Gillespie Settlers in Ontario – Part Two
  • 1901 Census Northumberland County
  • Biography Geo A of Peterborough, Ontario
    • Photos of early garage in Peterborough
  • Photo of James Gillespie Boer War Soldier with Hazaldean Friends
  • Military Records: Boer War South Africa
  • Poem “High Flight” by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee
  • RAF Word War II Reords & letter sent to family when soldier died
  • Ireland Records:
  • Co Arnagh Distribution of Households According to Tithe & Griffiths by Robert Gillespie of Pennsylvania
  • Co Armagh Tithe Applotment Records
  • Location of Co Armagh Gillespies in Ontario, Canada
  • Poem: A  Song of Lament
  • Map County Armagh Parishes
  • Scotland: Aberdeen 1881 Census
  • Canadian Maritimes: Listing of Researchers
  • Census 1841 & 1891 Prince Edward Island
  • Northern Ontario Aannouncements 1940-1949
  • Can You Help? Inquiries
  • Western Canada: 1901 Census Burrard District; Coast District & Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Memories of Saskatchewan by Ken Gillespie
  • Vital Statistics of Alberta
  • Address for Alberta Genealogical Society
  • Searching Our Roots by Norma McLean: Providing locations & address of main research centres in Ontario
  • The Genealogy Bookstore
  • History of The Name “Gillespie”
  • 1832 Emigrants Handbook for Arrivals At Quebec 1832

Volume 1: Issue 3 – 2001 September

  • Editorial
  • Table of Contents
  • Immigration & Passenger Lists
  • Ontario Vital Statistics: Births 1869-70, Marriages 1873, Deaths 1869-1873
  • The Earliest Setters to Ontario: Part Three
  • Surrogate Court Records Ontario Wills
  • Family History: Squire Malcolm Gillespie of Cannington, from Isle of Islay, Scotland
  • Isle of Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland Researchers
  • Military Records: The Great War – Ontario Gillespie Soldiers Who Died
  • Royal Air Force Canadian Prisoners of War World War II
  • Searching Our Canadian Roots – Getting Started
  • Maritimes Report: 1851 Census New Brunswick
  • Maps of Counties of New Brunswick, Prince Edward County, Nova Scotia
  • Western Canada Review: Jack Gillespie Family from Newcastle, Ontario/ Huron County to Paswegin area, Manitoba/Saskatchewan.
  • IRELAND: Co Down Records, Marriages, Deaths, Cemetery Inscriptions
  • MAP – County Down Parishes
  • Tithe Applotment Records for Co Down, Ireland
  • History of Sir Robert Rollo Gillespie
  • County Down Researchers
  • SCOTLAND: 1881 Census Isle of Islay, Argyleshire
  • PHOTOS of Isle of Islay
  • MAP of Isle of Islay, Scotland
  • Travelling to Islay
  • Baptisms & Marriages on Islay
  • FEATURE: Family History of Dugald Gillespie & Mary McEachern of Isle of Islay, Scotland to Beaverton/Eldon Twp, Ontario CANADA
  • Our Branch of the Family Tree by Richard Sheil – Islay roots to Ontario
  • Obituary of Gerald A Gillespie (Gillespie researcher of Kent County Gillespies of Ontario)
  • Family History of Archibald Gillespie & Mary McNivan from Islay to Kent County, Ontario
  • Homestead Hints
  • The USA: Key Genealogy Collections; New York Library Gillespie records
  • Inquiries: Can you Help Me?
  • Immigrants to Canada – 1832 Voyage to Quebec on the David of London.
  • MAP British Colonies in North America 1763-1775
  • MAP: Central Ontario Townships for Peterborough: Northumberland, Durham, Victoria, Ontario, York, Peel, Halton, Simcoe Counties
  • MAP: Ontario Province Counties

Volume I, Issue 4  December 2001

  • Obituaries
  • Editorial
  • Immigration & Passenger Lists 1811 to 1847
  • Ontario Births 1871-1875; Marriages 1874-1875; Deaths 1874-75
  • Ontario Census1851 Brantford Town, Napanee, Ontario
  • Searching Our Roots
  • The Canadian Maritimes: 1861 census New Brunswick; Newfoundland. Nova Scotia
  • Western Canada 1881 Census for British Columbia; Manitoba
  • Donald & Mary (McKaig) Gillespie Family History – from Ontario to Saskatchewan.
  • IRELAND: Important Websites for Research
  • Co Donegal Tithe Applotments 1823-1838
  • Inquiries: Can You Help Me?
  • Early Marriage of Robert Gillespie & Anna Kerr 1816
  • Homesteading Tips
  • SCOTLAND: Isle of Islay Immigrants to Ontario, Canada
  • More Scottish Immigrants
  • 1881 Census for Aberdeen & Argyll, Scotland
  • How Did They Do It? Herbs & Remedies – Old Fashioned Mustard Plaster
  • Old Fashioned Receipes – eg. Blueberry Jam
  • SUPPLEMENT: 1837 Directory of York & Simcoe Co, Ontario
  • FEATURE ARTICLE: The Family History of Thomas Foster Hilliard & Charlotte Gillespie of Co Armagh, Ireland – Family PHOTOS
  • Pedigree Chart
  • MAP:  Co Donegal Parishes
  • USA:  MAP From Natchez to Buffalo 1811
  • Handbook: Tracing Your Islay Ancestors by the Argyle & Bute Council
  • Ontario Form to request Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate
  • Index of the Gillespie Family History Newsletters 2001

Vol 2, Issue I – 2002 March

  • County Tyrone, Irish Emigrant re Noble Morrison & Jane Gillespie to Huntley, Ontario.
  • An Orangeville, Ontario photo re John Gillespie & Zilpha
  • Editorial:  Gillespie Crest
  • Jerked Meat Recipe
  • Advertisement in Britain 1869 enticing emigrants
  • Searching Our Roots, Genealogy Lesson 4
  • Tips From Pioneer Days
  • Map of Ireland Counties
  • County Fermanagh Tithe Applotment Records
  • Forced Irish Emigration to Australia records
  • Irish Emigrants to Canada by county location
  • Map of Scotland counties
  • Scottish emigrants to Canada by county location
  • 1860 Marriages, Glasgow Scotland
  • 1881 Census Lanark, Scotland, Part 1
  • Who’s Who in Canada
  • Gillespie families in Dufferin County, Ontario
  • Indian dyes
  • Ontario Vital Statistics,1876-1877
  • More Ontario Births/Baptisms/Marriages/Deaths
  • 1871 Census, Grey County, Ontario
  • Frustrating Quebe Birth Certificate Logjam
  • An American Searches Her Quebec Roots
  • In Memory: Obituaries Judith Gillespie, Jack Gillespie, Garnet Gillespie
  • Can You Help Me?  Inquries
  • FEATURE ARTICLE: The Gillespie USA Westward Migration by Dr Richard Gillespie of Texas
  • Maps: Ontario Counties re Dufferin, Wellington, Grey, Bruce, Waterloo, Perth
  • SUPPLEMENT.  1871 Census of Ontario

Vol II. Issue 2 – 2002 Summer

  • Editorial about upcoming events.
  • Clan Chattan. The Scottish Migration to Ireland. Websites for Genealogy
  • The Gillespies of Erin, Ontario by Marjorie McKee
  • Can you Help Me?  Inquiries
  • 1790 Census USA – North Carolina & NC Researchers
  • Family Tree Thomas Gillespie & Naomi Thompson, North Carolina
  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Planning a Trip to Ireland by Jim Bynes
  • Gillespies of Kircudbrightshire, Scotland – Tombstones
  • Isle of Islay – Tombstones of Kilnave Cemetery
  • Ontario Vital Statistics, 1878
  • More Ontario Deaths:  Gillespies Leave Post Office after 70 yrs
  • The Stone Church, Beaverton
  • Map North Caroline 1790 & Current
  • Map Ontario Counties: Wentworth, Welland, Haldimand, Oxford, Brant, Norfolk, Elgin
  • USA Colonial Roads

Volume II, Issue 3: Fall & Winter 2002 to 2003

  • Editorial. New additions to library. Updated family files
  • Genealogy conferences. Family History of James Gillespie
  • Genealogy Puzzle
  • More Websites of Interest
  • The Earliest Gillespies to York Region & City of Toronto
  • Emigrants & Exiles: Ireland Exodus to North America
  • Answers to Puzzle
  • Irish Emigrant & Canadian Settlement
  • Scotland: 70 years ago.
  • Ontario Wentworth County Records. Estate & Biography of George Gillespie
  • Biography of William Gillespie. Hamilton Census 1861, 1871
  • Hamilton Marriage & Death Records
  • Ontario Vital Statistics Index 1879
  • Creating Concrete Garden Pots
  • IN MEMORY: Shuttle Tragedy, Feb 3, 2003
  • USA: Trailblazers Lewis & Clark
  • Poem: We Are The Storytellers
  • Creating Your Own Web Site: How to Do It
  • More Tips From the Past – Making Soap
  • Dates of US Federal Census
  • Tips From Pioneer Days: Medical, Food Handling, Cooking, Household Fire
  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Descendants of John & Mary Gillespie (Cunningham) Scotland to Ireland to Guelph, Ontario Canada to New York City
  • Obituary: Gordon Gillespie, Victoria Harbor, Ontario
  • Maps: Ontario Counties: Huron, Middlesex, Lampton, Kent, Essex
  • Map of Ontario Province

2003 – Issues missing due to major computer crash.


2004 – Some issues missing

November:

  • Early Gillespie pioneers to Pennsylvania
  • Early Gillespie pioneers to New York
  • Map Counties of New York

2005 – some missing issues

December

  • Early Gillespies from Co Armagh, Co Tyrone, Co Armagh, Co Antrim and  Co Donegal, and where they immigrated.
  • Early Gillespie pioneers from Scotland to the USA and Australia
  • Current top research areas of interest for Gillespies.
  • My family update
  • Efforts to start a Gillespie One-Name Society world-wide.

2006 – some missing issues

  • In the News – current events
  • Recommended websites for family history research
  • Infobel website – finding people around you.
  • Mesa
  • Email-Directory
  • Ontario Marriage Records
  • Developments relating to my new website on Geocities
  • Project:  Taking photos of Gilllespie tombstones.

  • 2007 to 2008 – all issues lost in another computer crash

2009 

February:

  • Personal Family News with photos
  • Office News
  • My Dreams and Focus
  • Gillespie Crest
  • Latest discoveries & Arriving Material
  • Photo of me

May:

  • Update on medical situation re surgery
  • What’s New in Genealogy?

SPECIAL FEATURE:  My Family History by Bob Martin, Tennessee. His earliest ancestor arrived on the Mayflower, 1620.  Others from Belgium.

July:

  • Report on correspondence and listing of 593 inquiries transferred to archives.
  • Additions of books & videos to this library
  • History of the name Gillespie.
  • Association of Gillespies with Clan Chattan and Cluny MacPherson explained
  • Earliest Gillespies on Isle of Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland
  • GENEALOGY QUIZ

August 2009:

  • Current events: Clan MacPherson meeting in Quebec City
  • The search for American Aviator, Amelia Earhart by Richard Gillespie
  • Technology for the Genealogist – Adapx’s Digital pen
  • Recent discoveries in Ireland  – early settlers in 1766 in Co Cork, Ireland. Others in Co Down.
  • Irish websites of interest
  • Cemetery Records
  • FEATURE ARTICLE:  The Ill Fated Lane Grant of Captain Lachlan Campbell by Frank Gillespie (who explains the link to very early Isle of Islay, Scottish Gillespies in New York
  • This month’s Genealogy Quiz
  • Office Update
  • Poem of Interest to me

September 2009- Introducing the title Footprints

  • Announcing Gillespie Reunions
  • In Memory of Gillespies on the Titanic, with photos.
  • Death of Researcher in New Zealand honoured: Jim Yeoman
  • Formula of 8870 – to detemine the date of birth from a tombstone.
  • Family Histories Report:  Tennessee, Canada
  • The Night of the Big Wind, 1839: What pushed the Irish out of Ireland before the Potato Famine?
  • Ireland’s Lost Families,  Co Armagh- a study of the Tithe Records vs Griffiths Valuation to identify missing people.
  • Map: Early Pioneers to America.  Listing of Early Gillespie arrivals in 1700s. (1741-1798)
  • WAR:  Boer War, South Africa 1899-1902) & Gillespie soldiers
  • AUSTRALIA – marriages in the 1800s.
  • FRANCE: Leonard Gillespie, MD, an Irishman, one of the oldest physicians in the Royal Fleet and grand doctor to Lord Nelson.
  • Scotland to North America: History of the Scottish Clearances
  • Recommended Books:  e.g. by Lucille Campey re History of Scottish Pioneers to Upper Canada 1784-1855
  • Report on correspondence.
  • Additions to this Library
  • Technology Tips
  • Editorial “Attitude”

October 2009

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: What Happened to Maud?   by Margaret Cooper, Ontario
  • Irish Roots & Immigration from Co Donegal – a study listing over 200 Gillespie who left Northern Ireland for America between early 1700 to to early 1900s. Includes a study of the ships that were transporting Gillespie passengers during this period, and where they went.
  • Any Name Distribution Across the World
  • Robert Gillespie Reid from Perthshire, Scotland to Australia to Canada
  • Copyright Protection Explained
  • Look’n For Families – Your inquiries
  • The Chadron-Chicago Cowboy Race – a Gillespie winner
  • FEATURE ARTICLE: The Gillespies of Texas by Dr Rick Gillespie – Captain Robert Addison Gillespie

November 2009

  • In the News – current events around the world
  • The American Civil War – Gillespie Confederate Soldiers & The Major Battles They Fought. Lots of photos.
  • Look’n For Families – Your Inquiries

2010 April

  • In the News
  • In memory- Gillespie obits
  • Census 2010 USA – dates
  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Sir Robert Rollo Gillespie’s military career by Bernie Quigley – with photos
  • Our Family History – your postings
  • Gillespie Reunions
  • Understanding Septs & Clans, An Introduction
  • Irish Roots: Co Antrim Vital Statistics
  • Heritage Corner:  Recipes, Health, Dyes, Paint Remover, Ink, Ashes from the Woodstove & Making Soap
  • Dear Diary –  my recent move by the author
  • Poem

2010 July

  • In the News
  • Our Family History – your postings
  • Poem – The Elusive Ancestor
  • Irish Roots – Understanding Ireland’s Administrative Divisions
  • County Tyrone: Griffiths Valuation 1851
  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Our Gillespie Family, Scotland to Oxford Co, Ontario CANADA, by Ron Gillespie
  • American Genealogy – Tennessee focus
  • Poem: The Southern Ten Commandments
  • Canada records: Overview of settlement history
  • Map of Ontario counties
  • Gillespie burials in Victoria Co Ontario – Isle of Islay Scots
  • Recommended Reading
  • Heritage Corner:  pocket watch compass; clothes pegs; Preserving food; Recipes, Lack of refrigeration.
  • Remembering Dr Robert & Lois Gillespie of Massachusetts
  • Dear Diary – my early travels overseas
  • Wedding Announcement – My Nephew
  • In memory – Recent Obits
  • Famous Quotes

2010 December

  • In the News
  • Gillespie’s Disasterous BC Horse Roundup
  • Ireland – 1876 Land Owners
  • Inquiries – your postings
  • Editorial:  Saving the Kircaldy Old Kirk Parish Church, Scotland
  • In memory – more recent obits

2011 – March

 

 

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