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URGENT:Province of Ontario Seeking Descendants of Those Buried in Barrack Hill Cemetery

A forgotten burial site, The Barrack Hill Cemetery, located in Ottawa, has recently been unearthed, exposing human remains and some casket materials. The Province of Ontario is actively seeking the descendants of those buried here so that their remains may be relocated with respect and dignity.

Click here to read the full story from CBC News.

If you know or think you may have had ancestors in Ottawa between 1828 -1845, particularly Rideau Canal workers, that may have been buried in Barrack Hill Cemetery, then please contact the Ontario Registrar of Cemeteries, Michael D’Mello OR Corina Burnel, before March 21, 2014:

Ministry of Consumer Services

Registrar of Cemeteries

Toronto, Ontario

Tel: 416-326-8393

800-889-9768 ext 6-8393

Fax: 416-326-8406

Email: michael.d’


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2 Responses to “URGENT:Province of Ontario Seeking Descendants of Those Buried in Barrack Hill Cemetery”

  1. angela ludwig says:

    Good Morning Michael;

    I have just heard that you are looking for descendants of people who may have worked on the Rideau Canal.

    I do have some descendants who I know worked on that canal in the 1820′s. However, I don’t know where they died. I know of perhaps 3 or 4 cousins or Great Uncles who simply disappeared from our knowledge.

    My GGGG Grandfather was Hugh McCutcheon and he worked on the canal in 1829. He survived but 2 of his male nephews and perhaps a male uncle also worked there. We don’t know what happened to them and have never been able to trace them.

    What information do you require?

    Angela Ludwig

  2. admin says:

    Hi Angela, We have posted this notice as a public service and to make sure the message gets out there, obviously it worked which is great! We do not have any direct link to the Registrar of Cemeteries, but I can provide Michael D’Mello’s email so that you may pass on your information directly to him: michael.d’
    Good luck!

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