The New Brunswick Genealogical Society's
20th Anniversary Conference begins July 30, 1999
Being a kid meant playing the Waiting Game. I waited for the 24th of May to come. I waited for school to close on the 30th of June. I waited for Vacation Bible School to be held during the first week in August. And while this was a week of doing crafts, playing games and mingling with new and old friends, I always found myself waiting for the picnic on Friday.
Many genealogists and family historians from various parts of Canada and the United States have been waiting for months for July 30 to arrive. Maybe you are asking, "What is so important about that date?" Read on for some exciting news. From July 30 until Aug. 2 (1999) the New Brunswick Genealogical Society is presenting its 20th anniversary conference. It is going to be all about "New Brunswick Ancestors Arrivals and Departures." It will be held at the Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton.
Speakers from New Brunswick, Ireland and Scotland will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics. The program will also include "Ask the experts" panels, a genealogical marketplace, research rooms, opportunities for private consultation and a computer laboratory. Representatives from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick will be there with archival material.
John Grenham will fly over from Ireland. His topic is, "To the Auld Sod Finding Your Ancestors in Ireland."
Marjory Harper hails from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She brings knowledge of "Bridging the Atlantic Scottish Emigration to New Brunswick."
Ruth Legge will be coming from Nova Scotia to help us with "Preservation Techniques for Your Genealogy Treasures."
Allen Robertson lectures on genealogy for the Elderhostel program at Dalhousie University and advises on "How Do You Know It's True? Evaluating Genealogical Evidence."
Kathryn Hilder was a reference librarian at the Harriet Irving Library and will enlighten us on accessing "The Inventory of the Loyalist Collection: A Unique and Original Database."
For more information on the conference, write to New Brunswick Ancestors, P.O. Box 7102, Riverview, N.B., E1B 4T8; visit the NBGS website at: www.bitheads.com/nbgs/
The conference is open to anyone interested in genealogy. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange information with other researchers.
This is your chance to attend Vacation Genealogy School.
- Query 98-421
Blizzard: I am looking for information on the descendants of William Henry (Harry) and Escloe Charlotte Blizzard. Their children were Frederick Emery, born in Saint John on Oct. 11, 1884; Melville Reginald, born at Maugerville on May 22, 1886; Kenneth Lee, born in Saint John on Jan. 13, 1889; Deborah, born in Saint John on April 4, 1895; and Florence Hazel, born June 10, 1896.
Terrence Shaw, 162 Bay St., Cobourg, Ont., K9A 1P6. Or E-mail email@example.com.
- Query 98-422
Worden - Anderson - Orser - Stanley - Fowler - Garrity - Barnes - Flewelling - Carpenter - Belyea: Gabriel Worden and wife Sarah Anderson came to New Brunswick in the spring of 1783. They had the following children: Gabriel married Ann Carpenter and died in New York about 1780. Jeremiah married Phoebe Orser and obtained land in Grand Bay, but left New Brunswick in 1802 and went to Kingston, Ont. He died there about 1818. Jarvis married Mary Stanley. He died in New Brunswick in 1842. Sarah married Joseph Fowler and later Andrew Garrity. Anderson married Martha Barnes. He died in 1837. Phebe married Joseph Flewelling. Isaac married Mary Carpenter. He died in 1855. Finally, John married Mary Belyea. He died in 1847 in New Brunswick. I wish to communicate with anyone who has this family line.
Debby Worden, 3417 West Dr., Port Huron, MI, 48049. Or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Query 98-423
Farland: My grandmother was Dora Farland, the daughter of Joseph and Josiphine Farland. She had brothers George and Joseph. I would like to hear from anyone with information on this family.
Doreen Frend, 10 Ascension St., Blackstone, MA, 01504. E-mail to email@example.com.
- Query 98-424
Sullivan - Kelly: I am looking for the descendants of or information on a Robert Sullivan who was alive in the latter half of the 1800s. He was a relation to Mary Sullivan Kelly. Robert was a policemen in Portland (Saint John), N.B. Thank you for any help.
Rev. Bernard Vanasse, St. Peter's Church, P.O. BOX 53, Dighton, MA, 02715. E-mail to Vanasse@webtv.net.
- Query 98-425
Lamoreaux: I am doing research on my great-great-grandfather, Henry Lamoreaux. I believe his father, James Lamoreaux, was born in Saint John, N.B., in the early 1800s. Any help would be appreciated.
Susan Cary, 1877 N. Cochise Way, Ivins, UT, 84738. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Query 98-426
Wisely - Lindsay: Does anyone have any information on Peter Wisely and his wife Sarah (Lindsay) who were in New Brunswick about 1830?
Charlene G. Deutsch, HCR62 Box 114, Flippin, AR, 72634. E-mail email@example.com.
- Query 98-427
Harrigan - Harrington - Donovan: John Patrick Harrigan was born July 26, 1836, in County Cork, Ireland. He married Catherine Harrington who was born May 20, 1836, in Saint John. Her parents were Cornelius Harrington and Ellen Donovan. Their children were: John Patrick (1864); Mary Elizabeth and Ellen Teresa (1867); Catherine Ann (1868); Cornelius Laurence (1871); Daniel (1875). Patrick Harrigan left Saint John in the 1880s for United States. He never returned. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
Pat Pedersen, 7026 N. Warren, Fresno, CA 93711. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Query 98-428
Surette - Cormier: My great-grandfather, Edouard (Edward) Surette, was married to Macrinne Cormier in the mid 1800s in a place called Irish Town, New Brunswick. I need the location of Irish Town and information on these families.
Shelley Derian, Box 461, Wembley, AB, T0H 3S0. E-mail email@example.com.
- Query 98-429
Alcock - Nalty: Thomas Alcock and Sarah Nalty were married in Gananoque, Ont., on Oct.19, 1875. Thomas was 40 at the time, and was living in Saint John, N.B. His parents were John and Mary Alcock and he was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was a railway official for the GTR. Sarah was 28 and born at Creemore, Ont. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Nalty. Thomas and Sarah had two sons, Thomas and James. I am assuming that since Thomas Sr. lived in Saint John at the time of the marriage, they may have returned to live there. I have not found any trace of them in Ontario. Any help on these people would be wonderful.
Helen Blackburn, R.R.# 1, Nottawa, Ont., L0M 1P0. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruby Cusack is a genealogy buff living in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Readers are invited to send their New Brunswick genealogical queries to Ruby 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.
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