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Nancy Hartford Email
08/12/11

Where are you from? Massachusetts

What surnames are you researching? no names

Comments:
I am researching if any photographs exist of a fishing wharf or pier that was situated in Kingsburg until the second world war. My son's home is right in front of it and the only thing that remains are the rocks jetting out into the bay. Where can I look?

Nancy Borman Email
08/03/11

Where are you from? Ridgway, Colorado, USA

What surnames are you researching? McCarthy

Comments:
I am trying to form a link between Daniel McCarty(McCarthy) born about 1807 in County Cork Ireland, Mother, Mary Carty, Father Unknown and Martin McCarty (McCarthy) born about 1806 in County Cork Ireland. I understand that there may also be another sibling, Michael. It would be good if I could find out Mary's spouse's name and both his and her parents names and ancestry records.

Daniel had a son, Martin James who immigrated to the United States. I am descended from that Martin. The Martin, born in 1806, apparently tried to emigrate and due to a shipwreck found himself in Nova Scotia. I do not have any further information about Mary or her son Michael.
Thank you for your time

Lisa Packard 
07/22/11

Where are you from? Massachusetts

What surnames are you researching? Mackay, Mckay, Mackey, MacKay

Comments:
I am trying to find out any information about my husband's great grandfather, William Donald(?) Mackay. The information that I have on him is that he was born March 1864 and immigrated to the US in 1888. He married a Myra Dewolfe Lantz on 25 September 1894 in Worcester, MA. He supposedly came from Lunenburg County, but where exactly I am not sure.
I would appreciate information on his birth parents so that the line can be extended back further.
Many thanks in advance.

Doyle F.Brown Email
06/27/11

Where are you from? Lafayette,Louisiana USA

What surnames are you researching? Francez

Comments:
Found a Simeon Francez that popped up on a inquiry and I
cannot find anymore information other than he was born in
1863,became a servant for Susan Smith at some point in
time.He lived in Lunenburg and a was a Lutheran.
Can you please check any old Protestant Church records,
see if his name comes up.He may have been in the 1881
census,not for sure about that. I am coming up to Nova
Scotia around July 10th and was hoping to bring back any
ancestor information,that I could locate.
Any help would be appreciated such as death,moving to
USA,marriage or etc.
Thank You and God Bless

Doyle F. Brown SFO

Lynnett Palindat Email
04/26/11

Where are you from? Edmonton, Alberta

What surnames are you researching? Beck, Peck, Peke, Kuntz, Contze, Coontz

Comments:


Comments:
I am trying to find out how and when my 5G-Grandfather left Lunenburg and ended up in Fort Cumberland. He was 17 when he arrived with his brother Michael aboard the Pearl in 1752. By 1755 he was at Fort Cumberland as "the King's Baker". He married Johanna Kuntz in 1758. She arrived with her family aboard the Ann in 1750. It appears that her family did not settle in the Lunenburg area.
If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Lyn

Lynnett Palindat 
04/26/11

Where are you from? Edmonton, Alberta

What surnames are you researching? Beck, Peck, Peke, Kuntz

Comments:
Comments:
I am trying to find out how and when my 5G-Grandfather left Lunenburg and ended up in Fort Cumberland. He was 17 when he arrived with his brother Michael aboard the Pearl in 1752. By 1755 he was at Fort Cumberland as "the King's Baker". He married Johanna Kuntz in 1758. She arrived with her family aboard the Ann in 1750. It appears that her family did not settle in the Lunenburg area.
If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Lyn

Marci D. Email
04/22/11

Where are you from? USA

What surnames are you researching? Myers

Comments:
Looking for information on the family of Martha Annie Myers (b.abt.1853 - d.1875) daughter of James and Jane Myers (per her marriage notation). It also lists James Myers as a sea captain. She was the first wife of James Samuel Wilson of Lunenburg and had one daughter, Cora, before she died.
I would like to nail down which Myers clan she belonged to. Any information is appreciated.

Christopher Emerson Email
04/14/11

Where are you from? Dartmouth Nova Scotia

What surnames are you researching? Armstrong

Comments:
Looking for any information on Odiaor (Odea) Armstrong, her parent were Henry and Angeline, DOB abt 1880, possible married William Privitt around 1900. Any info appreciated.

TY

Lynnett Palindat 
03/29/11

Where are you from? Edmonton, AB

What surnames are you researching? Beck, Peck, Peke

Comments:
I am trying to find out how and when my 5G-Grandfather left Lunenburg and ended up in Fort Cumberland. He was 17 when he arrived with his brother Michael aboard the Pearl in 1752. By 1755 he was at Fort Cumberland as "the King's Baker". He married Johanna Kuntz in 1758. She arrived with her family aboard the Ann in 1750. It appears that her family did not settle in the Lunenburg area.
If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Lyn

Sydney Parnell Email
03/19/11

Where are you from? Gatineau Quebec

What surnames are you researching? Parnell/Pennell

Comments:
Re-Posting Message because there was no return email address:
I am looking for any information you can provide regarding John Parnell (Pennall) spouse Elizabeth Crane and their son Robert Watson Parnell. They lived in Mill Village in the early 1800's. Where did John and Elizabeth originate from?

Sydney Parnell 
03/18/11

Where are you from? Gatineau, Quebec

What surnames are you researching? Parnell/Pennall

Comments:
I am looking for any information you can provide regarding John Parnell (Pennall) spouse Elizabeth Crane and their son Robert Watson Parnell. They lived in Mill Village in the early 1800's. Where did John and Elizabeth originate from?

steve hartlen Email
03/16/11

Where are you from? liverpool nova scotia

What surnames are you researching? parnell pennall

Comments:
Looking for information on a John Parnell married Elizabeth Crane early 1800 in Mill Village N.S.
CAN'T SEEM TO FIND HIS PARENT ANY HELP ON THIS ONE
thanks
steve

John Gervais Email
03/03/11

Where are you from? Halifax

What surnames are you researching? Beeler, Drew, Hammond

Comments:
I am researching any and all native heritage related to the Beelers, Drews and Hammonds from Indian Grant, Elmwood, Bridgewater.

Thom McCabe Email
02/09/11

Where are you from? Nova Scotia

What surnames are you researching? Dauphinee

Comments:
Looking for information on Peter Christopher Dauphinee born Lunenburg about 1794/5 died Feb 10 1887 Ingonish Cape Breton.

Appreciate any information offered.

Thom

Rick White Email
01/24/11

Where are you from? Niagara Area Ontario

What surnames are you researching? Guigne

Comments:
Looking for Information on The Guigne Family from Montbeliard that arrived on The Speedwell in 1752
They seem to have disappeared except for Margrette

Mary Duggan Email
01/01/11

Where are you from? St. John's Newfoundland

What surnames are you researching? Duggan, Risser, Lohnes

Comments:
Mary Duggan
08/27/09 at 07:27 PM
revised January 1, 2011

Where are you from? St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

What surnames are you researching? Duggan, Risser, Lohnes

Comments:
Seeking information on James Patrick Duggan originally from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, married Lily Riser in 1896, had four girls from that marriage, Gladys, Ina, Catherine, Noreen. Married Ella Lohnes in 1925, no children. Lived on York Street in Lunenburg. Would like to find families descendent from the marriage of James and Lily. James was a member of the Blunose crew in 1933. Our family are second cousins to the family of James Duggan.

Any information would be helpful.
My thanks
M. Duggan
e-mail address:
marycduggan@nl.rogers.com

DK McLaren Email
12/02/10

Where are you from? Sussex, New Brunswick

What surnames are you researching? Vaughan, Pulsifer

Comments:
Would some kind soul check in the actual Chester Township Books to see if the following entries--taken from Don Shankle's Lunenburg Co. BMD posted on this site--are as actually what is written in the Books:

"VAUGHAN","John & Virtue Mary Wood","Ann Nancy","1769-07-19",,"CTWP",,,"B"

"VAUGHAN","John & Virtue Mary Wood","Benjamin","1771-11-16",,"CTWP",,,"B"

"VAUGHAN","John & Virtue Mary Wood","Dinah","1774-05-29",,"CTWP",,,"B"

"VAUGHAN","John & Virtue Mary Wood","Waight","1776-07-08",,"CTWP",,,"B"

(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~downeast/2U.htm)

I suspect that a researcher with pure motivations but bad instincts has written "Mary Wood" into the Township Book entries, and thus rendered the birth records incorrect. John Vaughan married Mary Wood in 1755 in Rhode Island but she died without issue soon after. In 1759 John married, second, Virtue (Waite) Tripp in Rhode Island and she bore all of the Vaughan children. My guess is that someone who didn't know that Mary Wood had died and that John Vaughan had married a second time was trying to help out fellow researchers of the Vaughan family.
Would someone please check the books and help me out?

Flora Rhodenizer Email
09/27/10

Where are you from? Avonport, Nova Scotia

What surnames are you researching? Allen, Bear

Comments:
Hi again. I am also looking into these names Allen esp Sarah Ann Allen married to Johann George Acker and her sister Sophia Allen married to Johann George's brother Johann Jacob Acker. Thank you for your assistance.

Flora

Flora Rhodenizer Email
09/27/10

Where are you from? Avonport, Kings County, Nova Scotia

What surnames are you researching? Woodworth, Feindel, Mailman

Comments:
Hello my name is Flora and I could use some help with researching my family. At my mother's funeral Aug 2009 the family was told that our great grandmother was native. I have a portrait of her and she definitely is native looking. Her name was Angeline Sarah Elizabeth (or Elizabeth Sarah) Woodworth born July 12 1847 died Aug 19 1936. She married Josias Joseph Acker Oct 6 1844 - Oct 29 1931. Angeline was the daughter of "Dan" George David Woodworth Aug 21 1819 - Sept 13 1892 who married Lucinda Louisa Feindel May 24 1826 - Sept 13 1892. It appears that "Dan" and Lucinda both died on the same day can anyone verify this for me. Lately I was told again that Angeline was full blooded Mi'Mkaq. I am trying to find out if it is true and thru what parentage it came down through. "Dan George David's mother was Sophia Dorothea Feindel 1777 - ?. Sophia would be Lucinda's great aunt. So I am leaning towards the feindels' having the native blood in them in order for Angeline to be full blooded. Please help me in trying to figure out this riddle.

Another dilemna I have in my research is that O f my paternal grandfather Wilbert Bert Mailman 1880 -1954. he was adopted or taken in by Rufus and esther (Whynot) Mailman. I am trying to find his birth mother and or father. His marriage certificate says he was born in Cherryfield, NS. Anything you can do for me I will appreciate. Thank you for your efforts Flora

Patricia Markham Email
09/15/10

Where are you from? Bristol, Pennsylvania

What surnames are you researching? Charles Lohnes and Freda Lohnes

Comments:
Charles and Freda were my great grandparents. They had 2 sons Max E.Lohnes and Curry A. Lohnes. I know that both sons left there when they were very young infact 15 and 13. My sister and I are foster parents and are trying to adopt some Native Indian children. But to do so you have to be part of a Native American Tribe. In our younger years we remember our Granddad and Uncle Max telling us that we had Mi'kqmac Indian In our heritage. Is there any one out there that can help us prove this. We really would appreciate any help. Just do not know where to look or who to ask.
Thank u most kindly,
Patricia Markham
Cmarkham4@aol.com

Dennis McLane Email
09/07/10

Where are you from? Boise, Idaho, USA

What surnames are you researching? Murphy

Comments:
I am looking for someone who might be able to do a look-up for me in Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867, Vol. I, I would like any and all information available for a Miles Murphy, arrival year: 1804 at Nova Scotia, source publication code: 8750.40 on page 440. I am making a trip to Ireland on Sep. 18 and the information may be important to my research there. I appreciate anything you might be able to do.

Barbara Savage Email
08/14/10

Where are you from? Montreal PQ

What surnames are you researching? Mason

Comments:
My great grandmother was Rose Anna Mason ( married John Morrison) from Lunenberg, direct descendant of Frederik Mason ( born in Montbilaird France.. I found a website that showed all the families from him,but have lost it, do you know of any sites that are available

Sherrill Oomen 
07/03/10

Where are you from? Ottawa

What surnames are you researching? Allen

Comments:
I am wishing to find out origin of Esrom Allen. He is my ancestor on my Mother's side.

Sherrill Oomen Email
07/03/10

Where are you from? Ottawa,ON

What surnames are you researching? Selig

Comments:
Jacob Selig arrived on ship Murdoch June 25/1751 from Rotterdam. I am wanting to find out what tow/city he started out from in Germany. He is my ancestor on my father's side.

Anne Purdy 
06/20/10

Where are you from? Hacketts Cove, NS

What surnames are you researching? (Knickle) Mason/Masson

Comments:
I am looking for Maria Barbara Knickle born around 1772 in Lunenburg. Daughter of Johann Knickle and Eva (Schaefer) Knickle. She married George Frederick Mason/Masson. I am looking for her date of death.

Carolynn Keizer 
05/31/10

Where are you from? Illinois, United States

What surnames are you researching? Keizer

Comments:
I am searching for Martin Keizer. I found a Martin Keizer in the Vital Statistics born to James Keizer, living in Chester, on Winsdor Road. It looks like James was married to Ellen (could be wrong - name was hard to read and I could not read the last name). James and (Ellen) were married in Septermber 1859. This Martin was 3 Mar 1870. Any information about these Keizers or any related would be greatly appreciated.

Brian 
05/30/10

Where are you from? Wisconsin

What surnames are you researching? Elliott

Comments:
NEED 1851 CENSUS LOOK-UP, PLEASE

Hello, if anyone is able to, could you look up for me the 1851 Census for the family of George A. and Susan Elliott, New Ross, Mill Road, Lunenburg Co.? I would be very much appreciative if you could help me with this.

Kind regards,

Brian

Ward Cunningham Email
05/18/10

Where are you from? Pubnico, NS

What surnames are you researching? Selig, Fancy, Walters, and others

Comments:
I have two Lunenburg relatives listed as born in Fredericton, Lun. Co. they were born in the 1850-60 era. I wonder if there was a community called Fredericton at that time. The rest of the family appears to have been born in the Middlewood, Italy Cross area.

Leslie Email
05/14/10

Where are you from? Fayetteville NC

What surnames are you researching? McGinnis and Eisnor

Comments:
Adding e-mail for response.

Leslie 
05/14/10

Where are you from? Fayetteville NC

What surnames are you researching? McGinnis and Eisnor

Comments:
Looking for the family of my great-grandfather William McGinnis. He was born in Nova Scotia in 1860 and immigrated to the United States in 1884. I believe the names of his parents are: William McGinis and Sophia Eisnor.

Penny Email
05/12/10

Where are you from? NY

What surnames are you researching? Bezanson, Borden, Wilkens, Weaver

Comments:
I guess I should have added my email if I hope to have any help :)

Penny 
05/12/10

Where are you from? New York

What surnames are you researching? Bezanson, Borden? Wilkens, Weaver

Comments:
Trying to make a tree for my husband's grandmother. I have info on her mother,Rachael Bezanson, but having a hard time finding her ancestors.

Carol Janc Email
03/05/10

Where are you from? HalifaX, NS

What surnames are you researching? Melvin

Comments:
I am looking for information on "George Melvin". He was born 28 Aug.1830 in Chester, Lun.co,NS. He married Mary Elizabeth Hutt on 05 Mar.1854. They married in St. Stephen's Ang. Church in Chester, Lunen. Co. NS. I want to know who his father and mother were and perhaps any brothers or sisters he may have had.

Tamara Stevens Email
03/04/10

Where are you from? Annapolis Valley. NS

What surnames are you researching? Silver ( Vieno)

Comments:
I have been searching for information on a relative in my family tree her name is Minetta Silver 's Parents
however there is no information about her parents or her birth. she doesnt appear on the cense until she is 8 year old

this has been a big secret in the family -- no one talked about her it was a something everyone refused to discuss i have no idea there are different speculations but nothing really
solid
so i am on the hunt i have her obituary which baiscally just tell about her life married with my great great grandfather

but nothing else
here it is
D: I22471
#

# Name: Minetta SILVER
# Sex: F
# Birth: 8 DEC 1874 in , Maitland, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada
# Death: 27 DEC 1961
# Burial: ABT 31 DEC 1961 , Blockhouse, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada
# _OBI:
Unknown Paper Published: Thu, 28 Dec 1961, "Obituaries", Source: Web Page -- http://www.nsobits.ca/

Mrs. Minetta Veinot, widow of Hibbert B. Veinot, passed away at the Fishermen's Memorial Hosptial on Thursday, December 28th at the age of 87. In uncertain health, the end came unexpectedly. Mrs. Veinot was known as Gramma Hibble by many. She had a retiring nature but was always ready to lend a helping hand to those who needed her. Her quiet, dignity was a constant inspiration to family and friends. Mrs. Veinot usually spent the winter months with her son James, Mahone Bay but this year she was with her daughter Ida (Mrs. Harold Langille) at Northwest. She was one of the oldest members of St. James Church and attended church until October; she was very devoted to her family, church and a faithful member of the Women's Institute, Blockhouse. Surviving are four daughters, Edith (Mrs. Charles F. Joudrey), Bridgewater; Gertrude (Mrs. Fred Begin) Mahone Bay; Ida (Mrs. Harold Langille) Northwest; Pauline, on the Teaching Staff, Lunenburg Academy; four sons, Robert, Hantsport; Harry, Blockhouse; James, Mahone Bay; John, Somerville, Mass.; 27 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; 9 great, great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. A son George and infant Stephen predeceased her; on sister Flo (Mrs. Eben Mader, Cambridge, Mass. Funeral service was held at St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay on Sunday, December 31st at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Harry Corbin officiating, preceded by family prayers at Freeman's Funeral Home. Interment in Blockhouse Cemetery. (hand written on obituary - 1961)
# _UID: 98B948B8D62D427C8D6C7BC3D90B0690C3B4

- so if anyone is looking for a challenge -- this is a case for you :) lol
thanks so much Tamara
tam.familytree@gmail.com
fundybaygal@gmail.com

linda swinamer Email
01/26/10

Where are you from? windsor n.s

What surnames are you researching? swinamer

Comments:
i am looking for a george swinamer who married an elinor trider. he was from lunnenburg and i believe she may have been also. the names are spelled differently for sure. thanks

Shirley Bent Email
01/10/10

Where are you from? Nova Scotia

What surnames are you researching? Rafuse,Clark

Comments:
According to written history Johannes Rafuse was granted a lot in Lunenburg,corner of Prince & Lincoln streets. Could anyone tell me which corner. Story has it that a plaque marked the lot. Is this still there? Does anyone have pictures. Is there a record of people who lived in this house. Did Johannes build a house? Thanks, would love any information.

anne collins 
11/08/09

Where are you from? Vermon

What surnames are you researching? Mehlman, Mailman

Comments:
I am looking for a Frederick Mailman or Mehlman born 1809 in Lunenburg County, Midville. Had a son Solomon Mailman or Mehlman 15 Oct 1835.
Need to know Fredericks father.
Thanks,
Anne

steve hartlen Email
10/05/09

Where are you from? liverpool nova scotia

What surnames are you researching? parnell pennell hirtle wamboldt

Comments:
Looking for information on John Parnell married Elizabeth Crane. Wondering if this John Parnell is really John Pennell born in Gold River Lunenburg County Nova Scotia in the mid 1700's.
any info on this would be greatly appreciated
thanks in advance
steve hartlen

Darin Knox Email
09/11/09

Where are you from? Halifax, Nova Scotia

What surnames are you researching? Knox, Woodworth, or Knock

Comments:
Looking for any information on Alfred W Knox, and
Phebe Woodworth. Phebe was born in Hemford NS in 1840. Not sure where Alfred W Knox came from Halifax or Lunenburg county, he was born around 1847.? Alfred or Phebe may have been related to the Nickersons of Great Hill. They owned land on Great Hill Queens County,that was left to them by Sarah Nickerson b.1821 in Great Hill.Alfreds parents were George and Amelia Knox. Knox
could also be Knock, if they came from Lunenburg. Any information would be great!!!

Thanks!!

Eleanor MacIsaac Email
09/02/09

Where are you from? Nova Scotia

What surnames are you researching? Bailey

Comments:
Searching for some one who may have info on the family Baileys from the Lunenburg Area. Especially a Jessie Lillie May Bailey and her sister Dorothy. Dorothy married a Warren Shankle and we'd like to connect to this family so perhaps they can enlighten as to what happened to Jessie or family photos perhaps. These people are gone now but the descendants may still be in the area. Please please think about it and email me. It's not for me but another family is looking for them and asked me to query for them. Thank you so much

Mary Duggan 
08/27/09

Where are you from? St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

What surnames are you researching? Duggan, Risser, Lohnes

Comments:
Seeking information on James Patrick Duggan originally from NL, married Lily Riser in 1896, had four girls from that marriage, Gladys, Ina, Catherine, Noreen. Married Ella Lohnes in 1925, no children. Lived on York Street in Lunenburg. Would like to find families descendent from the marriage of James and Lily. James was a member of the Blunose crew in 1933.

Any information would be helpful.
My thanks
M. Duggan

Barbara Devaney 
08/20/09

Where are you from? Ontario

What surnames are you researching? Coulan/Coolan/Coolen

Comments:
I've just gone thru the 1770 Census for L'Burg & (if I am not mistaken) the list I searched (p. 1-14) did NOT shown any of the above surnames mentioned above. They were part of the Montbelliard immigration & was curious why the name does not appear.

Earl Acker Email
08/09/09

Where are you from? Bear River

What surnames are you researching? Acker

Comments:
I have published a book on the Acker family 1723-2009 if anyone is interested.
earlacker@eastlink.ca

Lara Email
08/03/09

Where are you from? Germany

What surnames are you researching? Barry

Comments:
Looking for information on the Barry family in or around Chester. Particularly Thomas Barry (wife - Sarah? or Dolly?). Thomas Barry father of James Barry born ~1847 in Chester.

Joan Boudreau 
07/02/09

Where are you from? Moncton, NB

What surnames are you researching? FELIX

Comments:
Is anyone researching the family of Johann Isaac Felix who arrived on the Pearl in 1752 from Germany? I am trying to establish a link to the Felix family in Port au Port Newfoundland.

Sandi Email
05/31/09

Where are you from? USA

What surnames are you researching? Eisenhauer - Eisner - Manuel - Wheeler - Cameron

Comments:
Hello: We're continue our research on the above names from Chester Basin.

I would like to hear from anyone who may remember the Garden Crest Motel (boarding house) in Chester Basin.

This was run by my grandmothers aunt - Nettie (Eisnor)Manuel & her husband Arthur from @1899-1950's.

Thanks to all.
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