Column: Search Irish Vital Records for FREE

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: Search Irish Vital Records for FREE Snippet: No one really knows when the first Irish immigrant arrived in Canada. It was probably in the 1700s,…

Column: Can You Discuss Genealogy Without History?

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: Can You Discuss Genealogy Without History? Snippet: Speaking with other genealogists, I’m sometimes surprised when I learn they are not interested in history. Their goal…

New Genealogy Mailing List for Guysborough County

Genealogy mailing lists have been around for about a decade and a half. I’ve followed several since the early 2000s. These lists put researchers in touch with others researching the same area. They allowed me to connect with others interested in Lunenburg County, Guysborough County, Halifax County and Newfoundland (where my mother is from). Genealogy…

Nineteenth-century Cape Breton: a historical geography

“This thesis is an historical geography of Cape Breton Island in the nineteenth century. It aims to provide a geographical synthesis of the Island over a hundred years, elucidating the changing relationship between the Island’s population and their environment. “The Island is considered as a region and the scale of enquiry is at the regional…

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics Update

The annual accrual of Historical Vital Statics is now available on the Nova Scotia Genealogy website. Time Frame for Records Births: 1864 to 1877, 1908 to 1914 (including delayed registrations from 1830 to 1914): 300,334 records Marriages: Bonds from 1763 to 1864; Registrations from 1864 to 1939: 235,854 records Deaths: 1864 to 1877, 1908 to…