PHS Research


Township of Puslinch Crest

As part of our ongoing mandate to not only preserve our heritage and history but also to make it accessible to the public we have created this online research portal. Below you will find a wealth of information on the history of Puslinch categorized for easy search. Simply choose a topic below to begin your search.

Rural townships were divided into school sections when public education first began in the mid-nineteenth century. Each area soon became a community of its own and people in Puslinch would say, for example, “We’re from Badenoch.” Immediately other residents would know that they lived in southeast Puslinch. The school sections in the Township were numbered S.S. 1 to 12.

In 2015 the Puslinch Historical Society offered public viewings of their compilation, The Communities in Puslinch. This was presented over 3 evenings, with four of the twelve school districts offered each night.

There have been many requests to see this presentation by people who were unable to attend, so it was decided to post the document on our website. Since the files are mostly pictures – making them large files to download and view – the complete file has been divided into four parts.

FAMILY INQUIRIES

The Puslinch Historical Society Archives contain family histories/genealogies for the following families:

  • Amos Family
  • Bond
  • Braun/Brown
  • Bulger
  • Descendants of Johann Callfas & Eva Catharine Rau
  • Cameron Family Vol. l, Vol. 2
  • Wm. Cameron Family
  • Descendants of Roderick and Christiana Cameron
  • John & Elizabeth Cameron
  • History of Ralph Edward Cameron & Margaret Ellen Cameron family in Scotland, Canada and North Dakota
  • Descendants of Robert Carter
  • The Clark Family of Badenoch
  • Cockburn Family of Puslinch
  • Genealogy & History of the Puslinch Branch of the Cockburn Clan
  • Crow – Ardyne Farm
  • Family of Neil Currie & Elizabeth MacLean of Killean, Argyle, Scotland
  • The Dickie Family
  • Families of Durst, Moser, Knectel & Kruspe in North America 1830-1994
  • The Ellis McDonald Connection
  • The Fahrner Family (2)
  • James Gow Family, Bayne Johnstone Family, Mark Thomas Howery Family
  • Our Fixter Family
  • From Whence We Came (3 Vol), Giles, Lynch, Clair families
  • Gilchrist
  • Grant Family of Badenoch & Crieff
  • Haist Family
  • Hanning Family
  • Descendants of James Howatson Haining
  • Kennedy Family Treee-1765-1993
  • Kerr
  • Genealogy of the Kerr Family
  • From England & Arkell, (Lewis and Thomas King)
  • The Kirby Family, Vol 1,2,3,4.
  • Laing Family Genealogy
  • Our Leslie Family Tree 1680-1998
  • Leslie Family Tree 1928 edition
  • John Martin & Isabella Simpson
  • Maltby-Hunt Family of Aberfoyle
  • Our Marvellous M(a)cDonalds 1788-1988
  • More Marvellous M(a)cDonalds 1776-1990
  • The MacEdward of Badenoch, Puslinch Genealogies, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3
  • The Descendants of Duncan MacEdward
  • MacLaren Family Tree
  • MacLennans
  • McAllister Diaries Vol 1, Vol.2
  • Argyll Threads-Descendants of Alexander McCallum 1782-3 to 1845 of Campbelltown, Argyll, Scotland
  • The McCormick Family
  • McCormick (McCarmaig)
  • McCormick Family Genealogy
  • Alexander McGregor
  • McKay
  • McKellar Family
  • McPhatter Family
  • McPherson Family History Vol 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3
  • The McPhersons
  • McPherson Family
  • McMillan Family
  • Peter McNaughton
  • McShannock
  • The Mast Family – Puslinch Pioneers
  • Morlock Family
  • Descendants of Nicholas Munch
  • The Ord Family of Puslinch Township
  • Paxton Family
  • Penrice
  • The Legacy of Wm. Reid and Helen Gillespie
  • The Roach Family
  • The Simpson Family
  • From Perthshire to Puslinch-Stewart Families of Wellington County
  • Family of Roszell in Canada
  • Schulz Family History
  • Genealogy of the Robert Snowball Family of St. George, Brant County
  • Scott and McKellar Families
  • Sorby
  • Travels with the Stahls
  • The Stein Family-Morriston Villagers
  • Stewart Family Tree
  • Henry Wakefield Family
  • Wakefield, George & Louis Family History
  • The Watson Family & the MacIntyre Family, Book 1, Book 2
  • Descendants of Paul Winer (2005)


Our files also contain correspondence from descendants of Puslinch families. Often included are further pieces of information, documents and pictures relating to the family. Contact Marilynn Crow if you think a file may be of help to you.

Further information may also be available on Clarks of Tomfad website.

Anderson
Ball
Barrett
Barth
Bearinger
Becker
Beirnes
Blue
Black
Cameron (several households)
Campbell (Dugald)
Cargill
Casemore
Cassin
Charlick
Clay
Clair
Collins
Cook (Charlie)
Cowan
Cober
Crane
Crimless
Cross
Currie
Daniels
Dawson
Dickson
Dixon
Dooley
Dunn
Eagle
Fischer/Hohenadel
Forbes
Foster/Cassin
Fraser
Galbraith
Gordon
Gordier
Graham
Hart
Heslop
Hogg
Hohenadel
Hornbostle
Howitt
Huether
Iles/Bardwell
Ireland/Eagle/Howitt
Hume
Jackson
Jacobs
Jarmy
Kernighan
Kidd
King
Kirkland
Kitchen
Kube
Laird
Lehman
Linfoot/Kirton
Little/Meldrum
Lynch
MacRobbie
Mason
McBride
McCallum
McCormick
McCrory
McCurdy
MacDonald
McEdward
McFarlane (David)
McFarlane (several households)
McGibbon
McGinnis
McGregor
McIvor
McKay
McKellar
McKenzie
McKenzie (John)
McKillop
McLaren
McLarty/Lamphrey
McLean
McLean (John & James)
McLean (Neil)
McLean (Nora from Alberta)
McLellan
McLeod
McLeod (Donald)
McLeod (Robert)
McMaster/McLarty
McNabb
Menzies
Metzger
Miller/Mueller
Mitchell
Mollison
Mooney (Puslinch & Freelton)
Moran
Morrison (R.B.)
Munch
Munroe
Nettney
North
Paddock
Parker
Patterson
Phelan
Porter
Ramsay/Glover
Reid
Reid (Hugh)
Reeve
Rev. Rick (Stewart/Ord et al)
Ricker
Ritchie
Ross
Roszell
Schlegel
Scott
Smith (Aberfoyle)
Smith (George)
Smith (Samuel/McKenzie)
Stappler/Paxon/Marshall/Simpson
Stephenson
Strachan
Tawse/Heath
Taylor
Taylor (Samuel)
Thompson (both English & Scottish)
Watson
Watt
Weir
Wingfield
Wingrove


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Membership

Membership in the society is open to anyone interested in the history of Puslinch Township giving you access to the archives, assistance with your research from committed voluteers, a newsletter and occasional events of historic interest.

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Contact Us

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

29 Brock Road South
Aberfoyle, Ontario

MAILING ADDRESS:

Puslinch Historical Society
c/o Puslinch Library
R.R. #3, 29 Brock Road South
Guelph (Aberfoyle), Ontario N1H 6H9

Click here for full contact information including email addresses and telephone numbers.


This is the work of volunteers in the community.
If using any of the content, please acknowledge the Puslinch Historical Society as the source of the material.