Don Glendenning’s Website
quite some time, Mum had been sitting at the kitchen table, writing
with her fountain pen. As I watched her, I was confused. She seemed to
be copying the letter she had just written. I figured she had made a
mistake and maybe was rewriting the letter.
Finally, my curiosity got the best of me and I asked, “What are you
She put down her pen and stretched her fingers before answering.
“I am writing letters to my four cousins who live in the States.” “To
make certain, I don’t forget to tell one something that I told the
other one, I am copying the letters word for word.”
Cliff suggested, “Why don’t you use the black carbon paper in the
drawer and write with a pencil?” “That way, you will need to write the
letter only once.”
In 1997, Don Glendenning developed a newsletter as a way to pass along
family information to his siblings. Some friends and other
relatives became aware of the newsletter, which he titled “The Family
Chronicle” so he developed an electronic mailing list. The next
step was posting the newsletters, to a website where any interested
person could read them. Today you can browse the entire 103 from 1997
to 2005 at http://don.glendenning.net/.
The Newsletter is devoted to genealogy. More specifically, it deals
with the genealogy of his father, Elmer Alton Glendenning, and mother,
Jane Elizabeth Jardine Watling. Its purpose is to share as well as seek
information and is published from time to time. More recent issues
include his recollections of life in Black River when he was growing
up. He is also interested in the relationships among families in
the community, especially before World War II, and the resulting
movement of people from rural to urban areas.
In addition to Watling and Glendenning, his ancestors include people
named Harley, Peters, Sealey, Beattie, Rae, MacDonald, McAskill,
MacNaughton, Leach and Jardine.
Don’s introduction to gathering information, on the Glendenning side,
was more than forty years ago with a look at the family Bible of his
Great-grandfather, John Glendinning where it had been recorded that he
emigrated from Scotland in 1830 and was born in Callister Hall,
Scotland on April 2, 1807, the son of John Glendinning and Mary
Rae. His death was documented in the Bible as, “In Memory of John
Glendinning who died May 15th A.D. 1877 in Canobie, Parish of New
Bandon, County of Gloucester. A native of Scotland, Dumfries. Born
April 2nd A.D. 1807. Died May 15th 1877. Aged 70 years.”
The educator’s trait in Don surfaces as he shares information about his
family, community and the times in which he grew up.
Visit his website at http://don.glendenning.net/.
If you have information to share with him, he would be very pleased to
hear from you. His E-mail address is email@example.com.
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