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, Hurlburt, Hurd, 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.
I have added two more families to the web site. They are Hurlburt and Hurd. These families are the parents of my great grandmother Mary Elizabeth Hurlburt, wife of great grandfather James McClelland. The history of these families is very interesting as they were United Empire Loyalists. Some endured many hardships during the American Revolution and relocated to Canada to avoid persecution.
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.
In addition to this website, I also have two other web sites which may be of interest. The first is the Folliott Family of Canada at www.folliott.ca This site contains more information on other families on the Folliott side of our family. The other site is a history of the Matador Co-op Farm located near Kyle, Saskatchewan, Canada. This is where I spent the first twelve years of my life. It was a rather unique experiment to provide employment to soldiers returning from the World War II. It can be found at www.matadorco-opfarm.ca. Please note that clicking on either site will take you out of the McClelland Family website.