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Red River Settlement, Rupert's Land (Manitoba, Canada)


Red River Settlement, Rupert's Land (Manitoba, Canada)

Meet descendants and learn more about where to find information on your Red River ancestors and their culture/history here. Includes fur traders, First Nations, Scots/Irish/Swiss Selkirk Settlers, and Metis.

Members: 44
Latest Activity: Aug 23


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anyone interested in Wills or Probates? 2 Replies

I have complied a list of wills and probates that are available to download from the British Archieves  and from Scotland People. List is mainly Hudsons Bay Traders and some men of the Red River.Both…Continue

Started by Carolyn MacKenzie. Last reply by Patti Flynn Heimsness Aug 23.

Henderson & Halcrow Connection

Hello, I am a descendant of George Henderson son of Peter Henderson & Anne Maria Halcrow!  Peter was the son of Peter Henderson & Eleanor Whitford.  Peter was the son of Peter Henderson &…Continue

Started by Rosemarie Teresa Truchon Aug 22.

The Donald and Margaret (Swain) Gunn Family 9 Replies

This discussion group is for anyone that would like to share information and family history on the Donald Gunn Line of the Red River Settlement.Continue

Tags: Settlement, HBC, River, Red, Swain

Started by Robert J. Park. Last reply by Allan Johnson Jan 9.

My Red River Connection 1 Reply

My name is Mike Melen and I am connected to the WHITFORD family from the RRSContinue

Started by Mike Melen. Last reply by Allan Johnson May 16, 2014.

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Comment by Patti Flynn Heimsness on February 4, 2014 at 12:36am

I would like to connect with other descendants of John Pritchard b1777 - d1865.

Is there a place we can search other RRSettler downlines?  Also, is there a place where we can submit our downlines? 

If there is a link to answer my questions, please post it here.Thank you.

Comment by Robert J. Park on October 19, 2013 at 1:54pm

Does anyone know how to contact the St. Clements Historical Committee.  Does anyone even know of this group, or someone that may be a member?

Comment by Elizabeth Campbell on November 1, 2012 at 2:41pm

Thank you - I will contact you privately. You might want to delete that post below with your address. Just in case!

Comment by Elizabeth Campbell on November 1, 2012 at 8:29am

In the meantime, perhaps you could set up a discussion group for descendants of Donald Gunn and his wife (Dicsussion Forum above) that way people who are interested don't need to keep scrolling through this section trying to pick up the various threads. Thanks!

Comment by Elizabeth Campbell on November 1, 2012 at 8:27am

I also know another researcher here in Kenora who has done work on the family (she is also a descendant). I'll try to get her to join here. You might be able to share some information with her...

Comment by Elizabeth Campbell on November 1, 2012 at 8:25am

Hi Robert!

I"m attaching Donald's HBC bio sheet for you, in case you haven't already seen it. Are you aware of the history of Manitoba that he wrote?

I'd be very interested in learning more/obtaining a copy of Joyce Anaka's book. Do you have contact info at all? gunn_donald.pdf

Comment by Cathie Morgan on October 31, 2012 at 3:11pm


Privacy laws in Canada prevent us from giving out lists of members of the Association.  Membership is $10/year and includes 2 or 3 newsletters, and lots of info.  You can email me at home and I will give you some email addresses for people to contact about membership, genealogy, etc.


Comment by Robert J. Park on October 31, 2012 at 2:37pm

Cathie - Thank you for responding.  I have a 1997 copy of "The Selkirk Settlers of Red River and their Descendants"  I am listed in the book (Robert James Park - #8040) as a descendant of Donald Gunn.  I am assuming that my cousin (Joyce (Gunn) Anaka must have provided the information to the Association as she has been doing quite a bit of Gunn research and has already written one book on Donald Gunn and his descendants.

If possible I wanted to get a list of members of the Association and possibly become a member myself.  I am assuming that being listed in the book does not automatically make you a member.  Also, I would like to get updates of possible additional descendants of Donald Gunn that may have been added after 1997.

Comment by Cathie Morgan on October 31, 2012 at 1:34pm

HI Robert,

The Lord Selkirk Association's website is undergoing changes.  We have to get that contact info changed.  What would you like to know about your family?  I can put you in touch with someone who can help you.  

Cathie Morgan Matula

Winnipeg, MB

Comment by Robert J. Park on October 31, 2012 at 1:18pm

I am new to this group and am interested in finding out more about my family line.  I am the great great grandson of Donald Gunn and Margaret (Swain) Gunn throught their son Donald Gunn and Caroline Ballendine.  Donald and Caroline's daughter Margaret married John Park and they are my grandparents.

Also, I have tried leaving messages on the Lord Selkirk Assoc. web site and have never received a response - Is anyone still there?


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