County GenWeb Site
the homework project assignment of making a map of New Brunswick was
worth 20% of the final Geography mark, I set out to do a really great
job. First I marked off the map in the text book into little
squares. Then I drew squares on a piece of plywood so I could draw an
accurate map. I did a lot of erasing and finally Dad came to my rescue.
Mum made some flour and water paste to which we added little pieces of
newspaper and I built up the mainland, leaving indentations for the
main rivers and lakes. Aunt Ethel brought me a set of paints so each
county could be of a different colour. Night after night, I worked with
Cliff’s help. The names of the counties were glued on and I used
toothpicks to place the names of the shire towns. Finally my
masterpiece was finished and ready to be taken to the kitchen for a
By the look on Mum’s face, I knew I had down something wrong.
She pointed to Carleton County and asked, “Where did you get that name
for the shiretown of Carleton County?”
I was close to tears as I mumbled, “I overheard Gramp tell Dad,
he was going to get some seed potatoes shipped down from Spudville, up
in Carleton County.” “Since lots of potatoes grow in that county,
I didn’t bother to look in the book. I just figured the shiretown would
be called Spudville.”
Although to many, Carleton County is known for its crop of potatoes,
the folk doing genealogy will think of it as having almost as many
facts and links on the Carleton County GenWeb site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nbcarlet/
as there would be barrels of potatoes in the potato house.
These are some of the things you will find or there will be links to:
* The Founding of Woodstock by W.O. Raymond -
contributed by John J. Noble
* The Loyalists and their First New Brunswick Winter
- contributed by John J. Noble
* The Birth of Carleton County
* Place Names of Carleton County
* Seventy Years of New Brunswick Life
* Short History of the Orser Family
* Mayors of Woodstock, 1856-present
* Carleton County Family Trees
* 1830 Census of Madawaska
* 1851 New Brunswick Census, Victoria County
* Transcription of escheated land in York County in
* Captain Jacob Smith - Founder of Woodstock
* Hon. Charles Connell, MP.
* Index to Woodstock Journal 1856 to1861
* Index to the Carleton Sentinel newspaper 1867 to
* Index to the Dispatch newspaper 1910
* Index to certain issues of the Woodstock Press
* Cemetery Records - Many with pictures of the
* Photos of churches, homes, schools and much more
* Drawings of John Campbell of Historical Homes,
Schools, Businesses, Flood etc.
* Collection of Old Newspaper Articles - Courtesy of
* Woodstock - First Nation's History
* Carleton County Men Who Served in World War I
* Bounty for Raising Bread Corn on New Lands, 1817 -
* Old Medical Terminology
* Carleton County Death Records
* Carleton County Colloquialisms
* Carleton County Vocational School - Graduating
By the way, Carleton County is located in western New Brunswick
adjoining the State of Maine and is partitioned by the Saint John
River. The county was established from York County in 1832. Until 1850,
Carleton County covered the area of the present day counties of
Carleton, Victoria and Madawaska.
Lezlie Carson maintains the Carleton County GenWeb site and welcomes
family photos, family histories, old family letters, Bible records etc.
Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will learn lots more about Carleton County and the people who lived
there, when you pay a visit to http://www.rootsweb.com/~nbcarlet/.
To make your search easier they have a search engine that will search
the entire site.