Column: Scottish Directories

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Scottish Directories

Snippet: When I began researching in the 1980s, I focussed on the German line because that was my birth surname. I delved into hundreds of records at the archives, searched thousands of sites online for more information and read stories of how families left the Palatinate area and trekked across borders to reach Rotterdam to board boats for the New World. I studied how the Protestants were over-wintered in Halifax in 1751-52, and then shipped to the South Shore of Nova Scotia where they established Lunenburg.

Researching the German line took almost two decades. While focussed on this surname, I tried to find information about other family lines, too, the Scottish, the English and possibly the Irish connections, but it seemed I never had enough time. Now that I’ve researched the German family extensively, right down to the first piece of property they owned in the New World, it’s time to focus on another heritage: Scottish.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


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