Want To Discover Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors?

Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and have come online in recent years.

Join experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research. Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been doing research for years, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

Researching Irish Ancestry

Date: Tuesday, 22nd March

Location The Debert Hospitality Centre, 130 Ventura Dr., Debert, NS B0M 1G0

More information about the seminar can be obtained:

By phone: 902-454-0322

By e-mail: info@novascotiaancestors.ca

At the website: http://www.novascotiaancestors.ca/cstm_conferenceReg.php

Staff from the Ulster Historical Foundation – Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt – will present a seminar on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy for beginners and active family historians. Mullan is Executive Director of the Foundation, an educational nonprofit organization which specializes in historical research and publications. Hunt is Research Officer with the Foundation.

This seminar provides very practical and detailed information on how to trace your Irish ancestors. The presenters are from one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organisations and publishing houses and they will give advice on what to do and where to go next. These sessions will help the beginner and the seasoned genealogist alike.

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day itself, than by making a start on your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestral quest? Your Irish genealogy is waiting to be discovered.

With over 55 years’ experience of serving Irish people everywhere, let the Ulster Historical Foundation help you discover your family’s story.

For more information on the work of the Ulster Historical Foundation and our Irish & Scots-Irish genealogy lecture tour across North America, please email enquiry@uhf.org.uk

Old Photograph #42

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo could possibly be a Rector or Scott from Cumberland County, NS.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #42″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

1907 Vital Statistics Book

This book is a compilation of newspaper articles containing vital statistics for Cumberland County, Nova Scotia as recorded by the “Amherst Daily News,” Amherst, Nova Scotia, from January 1, 1907 to December 31, 1907.

All vital statistics were transcribed in full as recorded in these issues. Entries were copied from microfilms housed at Mount Allison University, Ralph Pickard Bell Library, Sackville, New Brunswick. All individuals named within these articles, with the exception of ministers, have been cross-referenced for an easy search for your ancestors. At the end of each article in italics you will find the source of the article. For example: ADN Tues., Apr. 10, 1907 p.1 consists of the abbreviated name of newspaper, the publication date of the newspaper and the page number.

Get your copy now at 1907 Vital Stats Book or go to Products drop down box above and/or select other publications.

CCGS July Meeting

July 28 – Ottawa House Museum in Parrsboro hosted CCGS’ meeting with guest speaker, Clemm Larsen, who provided on PowerPoint, an informative Pictorial Tour of the Parrsboro Shore.

 

CCGS BBQ Event

.Thanks to Rick & Shirley King for hosting this event for our members, read more in the June Cumberland Roots newsletter

Thanks to Rick & Shirley King for hosting this event for our members, read more in the June Cumberland Roots newsletter

Show & Tell at January CCGS Meeting

Photo of Angus MacDonald

Marie (MacDonald) Trueman shows an heirloom photo of her paternal grandfather, Angus MacDonald.  The McDonalds originally came from Scotland to Fox Harbour, N.S. and later relocated to River Philip.

Before the miners strike in Springhill Angus had a confectionery store on Main Street in Springhill, NS.

Thanks Marie for sharing your story with us.

Old Photographs #41

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The couple in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #41″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #40

Old Photographs #40

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #40″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #39

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #39″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #38

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #38″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.