Guysborough County Community History Website

The Guysborough County Community Access Centre (GCCANS) is a community-based program that “aims to provide local citizens with free access to wireless Internet and technical skills required to use it effectively”. One of the projects completed over the years at the C@P sites was the gathering and assembly of community history in six sites: Goshen,…

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…

Private John Angus McNeil

John Angus McNeil was the second of six children—four sons and two daughters— born to Donald “Brown” and Sarah (Grant) McNeil of Malignant Cove, Antigonish County, NS. Donald passed away around 1886 and the couple’s two youngest children—daughters Catherine and Isabelle—died before 1891, leaving Sarah to care for four young boys. While Sarah’s eldest son,…

Private Henry Scott Hart

Henry Scott Hart was the fourth of six children—three sons and three daughters—born to George Wilberforce “Will” and Ella Blanche (Smith) Hart of Canso, NS. A native of Guysborough County, Will served with the 66th Regiment, Princess Louise Fusiliers, rising to the rank of Major before retiring to Canso, where he established a mercantile business.…

Private Dennis Simon Levangie

Dennis Simon Levangie was the second of three children—two sons and one daughter—born to Philip and Bridget (Gerroir) Levangie of Port Felix, Guysborough County. According to family sources, Dennis spent several years in Boston, Massachusetts prior to the First World War. The 1911 Canadian census lists Dennis as a boarder in the New Glasgow, NS…

St. Mary’s Mailing List

There’s a new genealogy mailing list in town. It’s called St. Mary’s. More specifically it’s for the St. Mary’s Municipality in the county of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Anyone with a connection to the municipality, whether they were born there, live there now, lived there at one time or had ancestors live there, is…

Guysborough County Genealogy

This week Barry Potter sent a link to his relatively new website. It’s called Guysborough County Genealogy. The opening page of the site states: Guysborough County is located on the northeast corner of mainland Nova Scotia, Canada.  Border on the northeast by Canso Strait and Chedabucto Bay, on the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, on…