Column: Scottish Post Office Directory

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 Post Office Directory

Snippet: John Arnold, a shipmaster, lived on McNeill’s land at the foot of Virginia Street. Thomas Brackenridge, a smith and change-keeper, lived on Smith’s Lane. These men lived in Scotland in 1805 in the same region as Miss Kerr who lived on land owned by the Allisons on Innerkip Street.

The descendants of these individuals might have travelled wide and far, perhaps even to Canada. Time and miles separate them from the past, but thanks to various fundraisers, it’s now possible to search Scottish Post Office directories to locate their ancestors. The “annual directories include an alphabetical list of town’s or county’s inhabitants, called general directory, enabling you to easily find out where people lived at a certain time.”

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

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