Genealogy During the Summer
told us that we could have the first week of summer vacation to
ourselves. We did not need to listen for the alarm clock nor did we
need to go to bed at a set time. She also said we wouldn’t even be
required to help with the chores. This sounded great to us.
We started to make plans for the things we wanted to do. One idea was
to get Gord to accompany us on a hike to the Darling Land. Another on
the list was to ask Dad to take us to St. Martins to visit the caves
followed by a picnic on the beach.
Summer is also the time for family researchers to make plans for the
events they want to attend and the places they want to visit.
A Genealogy Session is being held at the Quaco Museum, St. Martins on
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Help will be
getting people started on the right foot in searching their family
history. Local residents and residents of the surrounding areas are
encouraged to bring in any old photos they have so they can be scanned
to add to the Museum’s collection. If you have genealogical information
that would enhance the genealogy database please bring that along. The
archivist, curator, librarian and president will be on hand as well as
the summer staff to assist. Guided tours of the museum will also be
available for a small fee. For more information, visit the website at
www.quaco.ca or telephone
An Historical and Genealogical Fair will be held on July 30, 2005 from
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Archibald Room of the Recreaplex, 122 Inch
Arran Ave. in Dalhousie. For more information, please contact the
Restigouche Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5453, Dalhousie, NB, E8C 3C2
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kings County Museum will be having a Genealogy Workshop on
Thursday, July 14, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the residence of
Kilpatrick, 266 Titusville Road, Titusville. There is no charge for the
workshop but if a chili and soup supper is desired, the cost is
$4.00. At 7:30 p.m. a Ghost Walk will be held at St. Peter’s
Anglican Cemetery, 2168 Route 820, Upham with musical entertainment by
Harry and Lois Beyea. For more information, phone 506-832-7740 or
The collection of the New Brunswick Agricultural Museum in Sussex
includes hundreds of artifacts from the rural way of life such as
agricultural equipment, housewares, and military memorabilia.
Plan to make a visit to the Kings County Museum in Hampton to see the
exhibit commemorating the "Year of the
Veteran". As well, you will find
a great variety of genealogical material housed there.
The Campbell Carriage Factory Museum, 19 Church Street, Middle
Sackville was originally built as a tannery in 1838. It was converted
into a carriage factory in 1855. The factory produced high-quality
horse-drawn vehicles, agricultural equipment and caskets until 1949.
The Museum houses over 6000 artifacts and is dedicated to "The Horse
Era of Tantramar".
The Central New Brunswick Woodmen's Museum, Boiestown consists of
twenty exhibit buildings depicting the lifestyles of the Miramichi
People. Lumbering, is the main focus but fishing and farming displays
are featured also.
The Steeves House Museum at 40 Mill Street, Hillsborough is a charming
Colonial mansion. The original cottage around which the mansion is
built was finished in 1812. In 1814, William Henry Steeves, who became
one of the Fathers of Confederation, was born here, being the oldest of
At the Fort Beauséjour National Historic Site, 111 Fort
Beauséjour Road, Aulac, you will step back in time to an era
when England and France were caught up in a tug-of-war for supremacy in
Acadia. You will also learn about the origins and history of the area's
The coastal communities of Maces Bay, Dipper Harbour and Chance Harbour
will be holding their Fishermans Days on August 5 and 6. Genealogical
material will be on display at St. Brendan’s Church Hall in Dipper
If you are searching for information on your New Brunswick ancestors,
plan to spend some time in the museums - some are open throughout the
years while others open their doors only during the summer months. I
also suggest you attend workshops, do some prowling through cemeteries
and “talk” to anyone who will lend an ear - you never know who may have
the missing piece of the puzzle.
- Buchanan: Thomas Slater, born 1828, married Nancy
Carleton, New Brunswick. Their son Thomas Slater married Kate Buchanan
of York County, New Brunswick.
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- Strayhorn: William E. Eastler born 1850 in Lepreau, died
Oct. 1894 in Saint John, married Isabella Strayhorn 16 Aug. 1877
in Portland, New Brunswick. I am looking for the names of his
parents. What is the connection to Robert Esler or Alexander
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