Posted By:Christine Adams
Post Date:February 19, 1999 at 20:32:11
Message URL:
Forum:Chaffee Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:

Dear James,

I live very near to Chaffey's Locks on the Rideau Canal, about halfway between Kingston and Ottawa Ontario. There is quite some interest in the Chaffey family because of their connection to the early years of operation of the Rideau Canal.

For further information you might contact the Leeds and Grenville Co. Genealogical Society. They have a web page. You might also try the Rideau Canal Museum in Smiths Falls, Ontario (also have a web page) or take a look at Ken Watson's Rideau Canal web page on the net. Sorry I don't have URLs for you. The Rideau Lakes Union Library System undoubtedly has information in their local history files too. I believe they can be reached by e-mail, and I will ask our local librarian about this tomorrow and post it for you.

Hope this helps. There are also a couple of local history books in my own Library so I will see what they have to say on your family and let you know.

Christine Adams