Find your Ancestors in Lanark County, Ontario Canada

Taking mapping to a whole new – or old – level

One 200th Anniversary project built a lasting online legacy. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of CGIS Spatial Solutions of Perth and a dedicated group of citizens, a digital historical mapping project for the Perth Military Settlement has taken shape. The map shows the original lot boundaries for Perth, Drummond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley and Beckwith that were granted to European arrivals and disbanded soldiers from the War of 1812, along with various types of land grants (e.g. military, settler, clergy, Crown) and information about the original settlers, such as where they were from, how many were in their families and more. Digital mapping helps to tell the story of the Perth Military Settlement by resurrecting the original maps of the survey done in 1815. It shows the settlement of the soldiers and settlers by individual lot and concession. The data was collected and converted to a digital format, then processed and hosted by CGIS. This treasure trove of information is available to the public online for family and historical research, as well as for genealogical tourism.

Looking into your family history?

Many early settlers call Lanark County home. Four communities here celebrated their 200th anniversary in 2016. Yes, we are older than Canada.

Click here to view a searchable list of historic allotments …

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Note: To search for a specific lot, please follow the sequence of information including spaces and commas as shown in the following example: BATHURST CON 1, LOT 1

If searching for a family name, a transport ship (eg. Maria), country of origin (eg. Ireland) or any other detail, just click on the search icon and enter the family name, ship name or country name.

Also, check out the Lanark County Archives. Genealogical Societies are listed at the following link: Genealogical Societies 

You can also search online for Lanark County Cemeteries or print your own list of cemeteries. Tay Valley Cemeteries are described at the following link: Tay Valley Cemeteries

Looking for your Perth, Ontario relatives? Elmwood Cemetery volunteers can help. Contact 613-267-7450.,


Check out historical names in our book, the Lanark Legacy ($30.00 plus tax & shipping), email to request your copy.

To request research, click HERE.


1816 Perth Brockville Routes
1816 Perth Brockville Routes
Champlain Sea Routes
Champlain Sea Routes