Fair - Saint John
September 18, 2004
really was no need for Mum to write in big bold letters FAIR on the
September 18 date on the calendar as a reminder. It seemed each member of
the family had a particular reason for wanting to attend. Cliff and I were
looking forward to the games we could play for a nickel. Dad was anxious to
see the trays of vegetables. All Mum could talk about was the different kinds
of jams, jellies and pickles that would be lined up on the tables. Gramp
was interested in the showing of the Ayreshire cattle, while Gram and Sadie
looked forward to the crocheting, knitting, quilting and sewing handwork that
would be on display.
I hope all the folk who have been thinking of getting started researching
their family history, as well as those who have already worked on their genealogical
research will mark Saturday, September 18 on the calendar with the words
GEN FAIR, as this is the day a Genealogy Fair, sponsored by the
Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, will be held
from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Millidgeville North School, Boar's
Head Road in Saint John. No admission will be charged and no registration
If you are wondering what could be at the Genealogy Fair that would assist
you in your research or help you get started, read on.
The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick will have many reference books,
such as census records, cemetery records and vital statistics from newspapers.
A demonstration will be given on how to access their website with a click
of the mouse. This is a great opportunity to learn about the 1,235,096 records
that are online.
Copies of the 1862 Walling Map of Saint John and Kings County as well as
other maps will be on display and available for purchasing.
There will be French connections back 15 generations in France with Canadian
beginnings at Port Royal.
The family trees of some of the people of Maces Bay, Chance Harbour and
Dipper Harbour will be on display.
Lots of interesting facts can be found in the database of Kings County Land
Registers to 1835.
You will also find information on families connected to the early
settlement at the Fort LaTour as well as families with links to the
At the New Brunswick Turnbull Chapter of Canadian Aviation Historical Society
table, you will find facts on early aviators of New Brunswick. If you happen
to have an aviator in your family, bring along your information.
PRUDE will be in attendance with information on cemeteries in Willow Grove
and Elm Hill and would be pleased to receive any facts you might have on individuals
If you happen to have a Civil War veteran in your family tree, members of
the Civil War Re-enactors, Company I of the 20th Maine will be on hand, in
uniform. This group is seeking information on the grave sites of the veterans.
If you are interested in beginning to trace your family, pay a visit to
the “How to get started on your family tree” section. There will be
three sessions, 11:10-11:40 Researching in the Saint John area by
Ruby Cusack, 12:00-12:30 Researching in the Annapolis area of
Nova Scotia by George Sabean, and at 1:00-1:30 Researching in Prince
Edward Island by David Fraser.
There will be a variety of genealogy books for sale, including the newly
released, “Old North Esk on the Miramichi” by W. D. Hamilton, “Bloomfield
Remembered” by David Keirstead, and “Greer Descendants from Ireland to St.
Martins and Beyond” by Newman Greer.
At 11:00 a.m. Graeme Somerville will be having a book signing of his newly
published “The Tabor Papers”.
Space does not permit me to tell you about all the displays, reference books,
and the people who will be at the tables to answer your questions and to share
I suggest you bring your pen and paper as well as your family research notes.
This Gen Fair is a golden opportunity to view the produce of the genealogy
gardens that will be on display.
There is limited space available on a first come, first serve basis, if
anyone would like to reserve a table. Contact: Joan Pearce 652-1551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, please take a moment to drop by my table to chat, as well as
take a look at some photos from the days of yesteryear when Cliff and I were
Cameron - Jardine: Mary Cameron of Glenelg, New Brunswick (1828
- 1905), married George K. Jardine (1828 - 1912) on 09 February 1854,
in Chatham, New Brunswick. I am interested in finding out the names of Mary's
parents and siblings and their place of origin. George K. Jardine is buried
at St. Stephen's Cemetery in Chatham.
MRS. EDITH (PARKS) LYNCH
14 Aberdeen Avenue, Saint John
Smith - Folkins: I am looking for information on Joseph Richard
Smith, who married Sara Elizabeth Folkins on 4 August 1851in Studholm Parish,
Kings County, New Brunswick. Any information about him or his parents would
JOSEPH W. SMITH
287 W. Sabal Palm Place