Hi Jill I am not sure you will actually get this but hey.. :-) My name is Derwyn Ross from the Northern BC area. In the 1960's (I think)I met with a gentleman named John Maclachlan in Northern BC which is appropriate as I understand his Father George Maclachlan ran what was call the Penalty Farm there owned by one Renee Denis. There is something about a small town called Smith, Alberta which is just a bit south east of Slave lake. Jill, does any of this make sense to you at all. If any of this fits then with a small amount of work and some help on people I could figure out if / how we are related as I have MacLachlan's in my family somewhere I am told...Maybe on the Flathers, Willford or Scott side.