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Don't forget to visit the Amherst Island Beacon Newspaper ONLINE!


Special Thanks to:

Sharon Compeau
Mike Norris
John S. Foley
John A. Foley
Sean Driscoll
Scott Manning
Louise Daley
Gerry Ross
Robert Little
Pat McAvoy-Costin
Mary Crandall
Brenda VanDerScheer
Bruce Devine
Thelma Moye
Stuart Keill
Brenda Allbee-Woodman
Bill & Nan Dixon
Wendy Renaud
Neil Connolly
Melvina Langlands
Diane Leonard
Wolfe Island Library
Brian Woodman
Geraldine Chase
Ralph Harris Nye
Ruth Haddow
Barbara Brown McCusker
Shirley Stone
Aaron Reid
Sheila Johnston
Gerry White
Jerry Vaughn
Gerald Stevenson
AM Benson
Mildred King
Dean Snider
Theresa Broeders
Jeannette Woodman
Debbie Armbrust
Stace Wills
Mary Lourdes O'Neill
Anne Shaw

for their help & many great submissions to the Islands pages.

Below are memorial pages for people who have helped by submitting items to this site or people of interest. They will be missed. If you see I have missed anyone please email me.

Remember Chris Morrell

Remembering Chris

In Memory of Wilfred Garrah

In Memory of William "Bill" Collins Dixon 3rd

An off site Tribute to Victoria Stewart "Farewell Buttercup" written by Brian Johnson


Linda Corupes Genealogy Books at Genealogy Publications of Ontario and Quebec Includes civil marriages transcriptions for Frontenac to 1885 and L&A to 1910! Plus much more!

Russ Wallers Genealogy Books still for sale!
You can still buy Russ's transcriptions and family connection
books for the islands. Mrs. Waller has told me she will
continue to sell his books as long as they are wanted.
See his web page at: Russ Wallers Genealogy Books

This genealogy and history web site is devoted to any and all
types of information concerning Wolfe Island, Howe Island,
Garden Island, Simcoe Island and Amherst Island.
This site is a repository of information on these islands.
This site had been closed since 2008.
But was reopened in Sept of 2012. Jen Wylie no longer has the time it takes to
keep the site updated so she asked me if I would take it over until she is able to work on it again.
My name is Thelma Moye & I will add some information about me at a later date.
Please feel free to use the information here for your personal research.
My apologies for any links which no longer work, or any errors please let me know if you find any & I will try to correct them. Thanks for your support!

This site has been reopened for updates & new data. Please e mail me with any questions or anything that needs to be added at

Pages Last Updated:Oct. 9, 2016

Scroll down to see a list of what is new and recent on the site.

Notes from the Webmaster:


March 23, 2016...Rootsweb was down for a few weeks as it was having problems with its server. When it came back up I had lost everything I added from June of 2015 til now. I hope to be able to recover some of it from email's I saved. if you see something you had sent in to be added that is no longer here please let me know. It will take some time
May 9,2016...I had to add a new visiter's counter. The old one was deleted when Rootsweb went down. I have no idea how many visiter's we had in the past but it was thousands. I have updated some emails that were sent me if your email has changed & the old one is still on site I will add your new one if you let me know. I also see the guest book was deleted if you signed it in the past please resign a new one when I can add one. Will try to get one on site today if I can. I had so many with a lot of information, what a shame they were lost..
Oct. 2, 2016....As you can see I changed the color on the main page and will change some of the others as I can. Also spread it out more, I hate wasted space. Want to add some pictures to brighten the page up. If you have any suggestions email me. Is there anything you think we should add here that we don't have. I also need to update your email address if you are listed on the researcher's page. I do have people who are helping me to answer any queries you send in so if I can't give you an answer I will forward your email to them. I need some new article's, pictures or anything of interest that we can add here. I did find some broken links I will fix as many as I can as soon as possible. If you find any let me know.
Oct. 8, 2016....I added a couple new pictures on this page. I tried to find a map that showed all the islands. So far this is the best one I found. Please let me know how you like it. Feedback is always good. Will be adding more in the next few days.

Oct. 9, 2016...I was able to fix some of the broken links. The one to the message boards in the side bar were not working I think rootsweb and Ancestry combined their boards. I still have a lot to do, I am thinking of using different colors on some of the other pages They are easy to change so can always change them back.


Look for our page on Facebook. Also there are a few other pages on Facebook about Wolfe Island.


The Wolfe Island Historical Society was founded on Dec. 5, 2005, by Victoria May Stewart
If you are interested in becoming a member go to:WOLFE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

I am happy to announce that the Frontenac County Schools Museum is now up and running once more.
The museum is now located in Barriefield just east of Kingston, north of Highway 2 (on the opposite side of Highway 2 is Old Fort Henry) at 414 Regent Street.
There are also new hours. July and August: Tuesday to Friday 9am 4pm, and Saturday 11am 3pm. During the rest or the year September June: Monday and Wednesday 9am -12pm. or by appointment.
Phone Number: 613-544-9113. There is also information on the new web site which is


Please don't forget that you can search THIS SITE using the Freefind search engine at the top left. Unfortunately, there is no Soundex search so be sure to try various name spellings. The transcriptions on this site are as accurate as possible in spelling, and we all know how terrible some of our ancestors, and those who wrote down records, were in the past! Best of luck!


Last Newsletter: Jan 2007
I hated to discontinue the newsletter but I now maintain this site and add new items as I receive them. Sometimes months go by without new items. If you check the update section above you will find what I have recently added. The old newsletters are still on site.

Newsletters Archived on site!

The original counter was deleted when the web site was down so we have to start over. I have no idea how many visiters we had from Jan 2000 to May 2016 but it was in the thousands. Thank you for visiting
Visitors since May 2016

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