A Shipwreck from Two Hundred Years Ago

The Brig Trafalgar left Hull, Yorkshire, England “soon after” June 1, 1817. The passengers were immigrants bound for the New World to start a new life in either Saint John, NB, or Quebec City, QC. After being at sea for less than two months, the brig arrived off the coast of Nova Scotia. It sailed…

Genealogy for Beginners

Interested in researching your roots? Let us give you guidance on how to start your family tree or solve a puzzling mystery. Please pre-register by calling 902-885-2391. Date: Friday May 26, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Location: Sheet Harbour Library, Sheet Harbour, Halifax County, NS In partnership with Memory Lane Heritage Village Registration…

Lecture Tonight: Fort Point Frasers

I learned about this late last night from a fellow genealogists. The event takes place today… Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Public Lecture Topic: The “Fort Point Frasers” and the Great War Facilitator: Bruce MacDonald Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, NS This presentation provides an overview…

Genealogy for Beginners – Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

This notice just came across my desk. Genealogy for Beginners Interested in researching your roots? Let us give you guidance on how to start your family tree or solve a puzzling mystery. Pre-register by calling 902-899-2227 Where: Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library When: Thursday April 20, 2017 from 3:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

East Hants Historical Society

This announcement came across my desk today. The East Hants Historical Society will meet Tuesday April 11 at 7:30 pm at St. Bridget’s Church, Shubenacadie, NS. The monthly meeting will take plus plus the program “Mi’kmaq Cultural Landscape Districts – Truth or Fiction” by Roger Lewis and Ronnie Knockwood. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. To learn…

200th Brig Trafalgar Anniversary

In 1817, the Brig Trafalgar left Hull, Yorkshire, England with 159 immigrant passengers travelling to Saint John, New Brunswick, and Quebec City, Quebec. After about two months at sea, the brig was rounding the western point of Nova Scotia when it became lost in fog and grounded on Brier Island, Digby County, NS. No passengers…