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A quick list of things I am looking for that you can click on to go to that section.



Postcards, stamps and covers (envelopes)

For anyone, anywhere in the world, my son is collecting postcards, stamps and covers (envelopes). If you have any you have received from friends or family or maybe found some while cleaning out your attic or a relative's attic, don't throw them out! Send them to me. They can be used or new, stamped or not, it really doesn't matter. If you have a large amount I will gladly reimburse you the cost of postage. If you are on vacation and would like to share your travels with someone, send a post card to me! I'm also looking for old letters and stamps of any nature. Envelopes can be of any type in any condition. Business, freindship, family, personal, war, merchandise, it really doesn't matter. What ever you have and would like to get rid of contact me using one of the methods listed at the bottom of the page.

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Surnames

Also from anyone in the world. I am looking for any information you may have on the surname Brydges, Bridges, De Brugge, Briggs, Burges, Burgess, Brycg, Warren, Hunter, Dodge, Bridget and do not very poor penmanship on the part of the census takers, the name could have be incorrectly written down as Brydger.
Birth, death, and marriage certificates or their whereabouts would be wonderful, as well as deeds, or any piece of paper with a reference to them could prove helpful. No matter how insifnificant you may feel the information may be it could be what I need to get over a hurdle. Even if there is no evidence that our lines are related it is important to know not to procede that path.

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Ship's Lists

Any direction as to where I would find a list of all ports the ship the "Earl of Buckinghamshire" would have anchored would be a great help. One article in particular has been evaded my searchs. The passenger list for the ship "Earl of Buckinghamshire" around 1821, containing any of the variants of Brydges and/or Bridget. I have a schematic of this vessel that gives me an idea of what their voyage across the Atlantic would have been like.

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Locations of importance in Great Britain

I can only guess that my ancestor that came to Canada sailed form Greenrock. Whether there are records there of these departures I have not uncovered yet and would be very interested to hear if anyone has ever researched this place.
Not knowing what line to persue I chose to set my sights on the peerage of England simply because that direction would yield the most information and even it is not my lineage, it still might point me in the right direction. Four specific areas related to this line are Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. I believe they were birth places or ancestral homes. Since most of this line were vassals of the crown I feel it is safe to assume that much of their lives were spent at court or parliament in London itself. Since I do not have access to high speed internet I have not attempted to search through so many documents. Until we are able to say goodbye to dial up my research in this area will slow if not non-existant. Should anyone have information in this area it would be wonderful to obtain copies from you.

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Locations of importance in Canada

My first ancestors landed at Montreal where there may some record of their landing. From there they followed the St. Lawrence to La Chine and from there to Prescot. From here they would have dispersed with their own destinations in mind. Mine located themselves in Ramsay Township in an area around Almonte. Information is very difficult to find here as the census records that would have supplied me with valuable information was lost to fire. From here descendents of those brave families moved to the Burnstown, Springtown, Calabogie, Ashdad areas. Information on them is still small but decidely more than usual. Unfortunately a good deal of very important information has been lost. Information in regards to the Protestant Cemetery in Springtown, a brown sheet of paper or cardboard that gave a complete diagram of all the graves there. It may still be sitting somewhere or possibly even copies of it and there would be many happy grateful people should it ever be recovered. Also lost in this area was more valuable information taken from a relative of mine. It had no monetary value an therefore can see no reason why anyone would have taken it or not returned it after discovering what it was.

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Photographs

Unfortunately our home, all our possessions and especially all of our family photos, burnt in 1965. I have barely any photos of our family from around 1960 back. If anyone would have any photos of the family of Sydney and Helen (Dodge) Brydges, or any relations thereof such as Dodge's from the Black Donald area and any other families as listed previously under Surnames, copies would be greatly appreciated.

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YEARBOOKS and School Photographs

I only have one class photo from my years as a student at St. Joseph's school in Calabogie. If anyone has any class photo of any year from that school I would dearly love a copy. There are many friends and relatives that would undoubtedly be in almost any year in any grade from that school. And since my sibling all attended the Calabogie Public school, class photos would also be very much welcomed. If you have access to a computer and can scan them, you can send them to me or alternatively you can contact me using one of the methods listed at the bottom of the page to make other arrangements. I can come to your home and scan them right there if that would be more convenient.
I was fortunate enough to be able to get and keep all my yearbooks from my high school years, 1976-1981, at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. Also from this school, a huge thank you to my sister-in-law for allowing me to copy her yearbooks for 1968-69, 1970-71 and 1971-72. Thanks Suzanne! As well I have my daughters books from her years, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08. I also have the yearbook for Algonquin College, UOVC (Upper Ottawa Valley Campus) in 1982. I only have the one year as our two year course was eccelerated by packing it all into one year. What I am looking for are any yearbooks for any other year at St. Joe's High. I also had a lot of friends, siblings, and my son, who attended Renfrew Collegiate Institute in the same town. I have his yearbooks for the years 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 and would love to be able to copy books of any year but especially the years of 1976-1981 and around the years 1961 - 67. The books that I have copied are available in jpeg format. Anyone wishing to have a copy can send me a postcard with the years they would like to the address listed below.

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Artwork

There are numerous paintings out there that I have done that I would love to have photos of. I had photos of all my art, which I took before handing it over to the new owner, but sadly some have went missing. If a piece you found is not shown on my art page, red orb below, then I would love a photo of it.

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Contact information

By email - Use the E-Scroll below or
castelleyn@brydgeskeep.com
By smail - Brydges Keep
Lance Brydges
Lone Wolf Way
1452 Brydges Road
Burnstown, ONK0J 1G0 Canada





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