New Brunswick Bound
Help for researching ancestors from across the ocean
at a conference in Moncton in August
Although Mum had lots to do with cooking and cleaning the house, she enjoyed having relatives come to visit. At this time the back pantry became off limits - just too many sweets to tempt us.
One of the regular summer visitors who came to stay for a week or more was Aunt Annie.She was a great talker and was at her best while sitting in the outside kitchen.
Cliff and I had picked a pail of peas and now we were helping Mum to shell them. We sat with a bowl on our knees and threw the pods into the white enamel dishpan on the floor. A goodly number went into our mouths.
Since Mum's home had been a two family house shared with Aunt Annie, she had lots of stories to tell us of years gone by. One I never tired of hearing concerned Mum returning a saucer and announcing that it didn't need to be washed as the dog had licked it clean. But today's story was of Aunt Annie's personal life. She told of coming across the pond as a young girl and working for a family before she was married.
I whispered a question to Cliff, "Where did she live if she came across the pond?"
He shrugged his shoulders and didn't give me an answer. The only pond that I knew about was in the field down by the brook.
The years have flown by and I have learned the "pond" really meant the Atlantic Ocean as Aunt Annie had lived in England as a child.
In doing genealogy, we sometimes get bogged down with our United Kingdom ancestors. To help solve our problems Wendy Anderson will be giving a presentation, entitled "People and Parishes over the Pond" some sources for genealogical research in the UK, at the New Brunswick Bound Conference 2001 that is to be held on August 3 to August 6, 2001 at the Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton.
Other speakers will be: Bruce Elliott on the "Eighteenth and nineteenth century English Settlement In New Brunswick" and "Looking At Gravestones with a Different Eye".
Wilfred Allan - "Cite Your Sources, Cite Your Sources" and "What To Do When Your Research Hits A Brick Wall."
Allen Robertson - "Charting A Course With Bluenoses"- researching family in Nova Scotia and "Corned Beef And Mince Pie"- searching for New England and British Ancestors In Nova Scotia (before 1784).
Marcia Melynk - "Sources For Researching In New England."
Dick Eastman - " Using The Internet For Genealogical Research".
Peter Murphy - "Researching In New Brunswick, Records and Repositories" and "What I Discovered While Searching My British Ancestor". Peter is one of the best genealogists of New Brunswick and a professional historian who is able to give shape and interpretive meaning to much of the genealogy of the region. His Master's thesis, Poor Ignorant Children and his book. Together in Exile have led him into many nooks and crannies of the province and elsewhere.
Rick Roberts -"Genealogical Computer Programs Overview".
Bradley Shoebottom - "Those That Came Before The Loyalists: New England Settlements on the Albert County side of the Petitcodiac River 1765-1800".
The computer programme sessions will consist of two parts: (1) Two lectures: "Computer Programs Overview" and "How To Select A Genealogical Computer Programme". (2) Three Genealogical Computer Program Demonstrations (tutorial sessions) followed each time by an opportunity for each person with their own work station to use a fully operational version of the programme with an installed database.
There will be a research room with materials supplied by the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick focusing on New Brunswick records. Much of this material is only available at the Provincial Archives. The conference provides a wonderful opportunity for researchers to gain access to this unique collection.
The "Marketplace" will consist of two rooms of research materials for sale (CD-ROMs, books, manuscripts, etc.). Exhibitors will include: genealogical supply companies, genealogical societies and private publishers.
The "New Brunswick Bound - Conference 2001", sponsored by the New Brunswick Genealogical Society will be held on August 3 to August 6, 2001 at the Atlantic Baptist University, 333 Gorge Road, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and is open to anyone interested in genealogy. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange information with other researchers.
The conference registration fee is $75.00, which does not include meals or accommodations.
For more information visit the New Brunswick Genealogical Society website at http://www.bitheads.ca/nbgs/conf.html
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Milton - Eddie: I am seeking information on the children and descendants of Boise (Boyce) Milton who was born in 1868 in Albert County and died 26 March 1949 in Saint John. I would also like information on the descendants of his niece Mrs. A. Bernice Milton who married William J. Eddie. They were residing on Douglas Avenue, Saint John in 1949.
-Gerry Fullerton, 81 Surrey Hill Dr., Hillsborough, NB., Canada, E4H 3C4. Phone (506) 734-2998. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
McPhee - Gordon: I am looking for an Alexander McPhee, born in Scotland and might have been in the New Brunswick Militia in the 1860s. He married Mary Jane Gordon and had 10 children between 1868 and 1885. If anyone has information on this party I would appreciate hearing from them.
-Cheryl Hopkins, 3817 Overton Drive, Richmond, IL., 60071, USA. E-mail SNTEMB@msn.com.
Walker Settlement: I am seeking the names and addresses of descendants of residents of Walker Settlement, Kings County. Some of the surnames are Anderson, Walker, Hawkes, Crothers, McEwen, Robinson, Adair, Buchanan, Hunter, Forsythe, Arnold, Ross, Richardson, Marshall, Wilkins and many more for reunion of Walker Settlement families to be held July 29, 2001 in Waterford.
-Chris Greer, P O Box 250, Guysborough, NS, Canada, B0H 1N0. E-mail to email@example.com.
Daniels: I am searching for information on the Daniel or Daniels Family. Two brothers, John and Henry Daniel came to Ontario from New Brunswick in 1814. Henry Daniel was born in New Brunswick in 1785 and died on August 15, 1832 at Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario. He was married to Esther before coming to Ontario. He had at least six children, one of them was a son William who was born on September 10, 1814 possibly in New Brunswick. Henry Daniel was Lieutenant in Oxford Militia, 1824 and Captain of Oxford Militia 1829, Oxford County, Ontario. John Daniel was married to Martha Beamer on March 23, 1819 at Burford, Ontario. Any information that would help me in my search would be greatly appreciated.
-Doug Coppins, 33 Rose Court, Paris, Ontario, N3L 3T9. Telephone 519-442-2861. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deed - Dee - Marr: Does anyone have any knowledge of Esther Job Deed or Dee in connection with the Alexander Marr family, Smiths Creek, Kings County in about 1790?
-Jim Marr, 49 McSweeney Ave., Moncton, NB., E1C 7C6. E-mail email@example.com. Phone 506 389 2783.
Ruby is a genealogy buff. Readers are invited to send their New Brunswick genealogical queries to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. When E-Mailing please put Yesteryear Families in the Subject line. Please include in the query, your name and postal address as someone reading the newspaper, may have information to share with you but not have access to E-mail. Queries should be no more than 45 words in length.