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: One Province Becomes Two
Snippet: June 18, 1784 is a notable date for many genealogists with ancestors who lived in the Maritime Provinces at that time. That is the day a royal signature ‘moved’ thousands of people from Nova Scotia to newly created New Brunswick. Others were figuratively relocated to the province of Cape Breton. Although the smaller island province would not sustain itself, the two larger government entities would.
Prior to this date, these lands were one great territory called Nova Scotia. Approximately 20,000 people lived there. After the American Revolutionary War in the United States ended in 1783, the population more than doubled as those who remained loyal to the crown fled to Canada. Around 14,000 alone settled along the St. John River and Bay of Fundy area.
. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.