Some gift ideas for the family tree researcher
on your Christmas list
I overheard Mum telling Dad that all the Christmas presents were bought except for Gram’s. It appeared she was the difficult one to buy for, but finally they decided to get her a zippered case for her crochet hooks.
It seems things haven’t changed much over the years and the nearer Christmas gets the more desperate some of us become to get the right present.
If you are looking to fill the sock of a genealogist, I have some suggestions.
A great gift for the Irish researcher would be Peter Murphy’s, “Poor Ignorant Children” that is available at the Catholic Book Store, 83 Prince Edward Street, Saint John.
'Women at Sea in the Age of Sail' is on the shelf of the New Brunswick Museum Gift Shop at Market Square as well as at other local book stores.
The Miramichi descendent would certainly find lots of information in "Dictionary of Miramichi Biography" that is available from MIRAMICHI BOOKS. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“Loyalists All” is just waiting to be wrapped. Contact Frances Morrisey at email@example.com or write to the New Brunswick Branch, UEL Association, P.O. Box 6044, Station A, Saint John, N.B., Canada, E2L 4R5
“A Library of Stone Pages” would be a welcome gift to anyone with relatives buried in the old Methodist Burial Ground on Thorne Avenue in Saint John. Inquiries may be sent to Graeme F. Somerville, 84 Beach Crescent, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2K 2E4.
Ganong descendants might find an ancestor’s name in "A History of the Descendants of Jean Guenon of Flushing, Long Island" that is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gift that lasts all year would be a Membership for the Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society and includes four issue of the publication, Generations. The branch has also published “Rev. Gray’s Journal”, “Passengers to New Brunswick - The Custom House Records - 1833, 34, 37 & 38" and other titles. Send your inquiry to Saint John Branch, New Brunswick Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2423, 125 Rothesay Avenue, Saint John, N. B., Canada, E2L 3V9. website is www.nbgssj.ca
A visit to the Provincial Archives in Fredericton will find you
lots of books. Visit on line at
Dorothy Dearborn’s, “An Anecdotal History of Kings County, New Brunswick” could add interesting information to a Kings County family tree. You'll find the book in several local bookstores or send inquiries to email@example.com.
Make the root-digging person on your list happy this Christmas with some genealogical reading material.
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Lyon - Pickett: Request parents and lineage of Elizabeth Jane Lyon. She was listed as a niece, age seven, living with Munson and Fanny (Lyon) Pickett of Kingston Parish, Kings County in the 1851 Census. She is in the 1861 Census as age 17 with the same particulars. She was born about 1843 and died June 23, 1888 at Prosser Brook, New Brunswick. She married about 1864 to (Matthew) George Upham of Nova Scotia. They settled at Prosser Brook where 13 children were born.
-Bing Geldart, 20 Miller Ave., Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada, E4J 2N1. Phone (506)
372-9514 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruby is a genealogy buff. Readers are invited to send their New Brunswick genealogical queries to her at email@example.com. 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.