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The Family of James Harvey and Christina Chambers of Kings County, New Brunswick


Sisson Family of New Brunswick and Roe Family of Nova Scotia, Plus Related Families (Sources and further details are available upon request. Corrections and new information are always appreciated.)



Added by Carol Sisson McLeod on November 6, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Kneeland Family Photo

Can you identify any of these people?

This photo taken c. 1908 at Silver Ridge Plantation, Maine, is of the extended family of Sylvanus "Vene"  and Lillian Ainsley (Kneeland) Kneeland.  Positiely identified are: Sylvanus Kneeland, seated male with silver hair; Gertrude Kneeland,…


Added by Diane Stefane on August 9, 2012 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

Faulkner {Fawkner] 1872

Thomas Jennings Fawkner arrived into Maine app 1862 b 1841 Clovelly Devon

Married Annie Mc Bride from Ireland in Machias Maine 1875[familysearch]

First daughter Lilly {mary ELizabeth] shows up as being born in Boston 1972 on board the S.S,China entering Boston 1876{ From M.A Archives] coming from WHERE?

NO birth M.A for the above 

Margareta born Portland Maine 1875.[familysearch]

From then on I have lost this family

Believe that Annie may have died…


Added by Patricia Jensen on July 30, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Found my Canadian/English Ancestor

Stephen Sackley took land in 1822 for his service in the 37th Hampshire Reg. at Gouldbourn.  The regiment has been called 37th North Hampshire and the 37th Hampshire Regiment of Foot, which I believe would be infantry.

I am not seeking to find both about his service and his time in Gouldbourn until the late 1830's or early 1840's when he moved to New York.

Added by Fran Ellsworth on June 24, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Woodworth's Tavern

Does anyone know who the Woodworth was who had this 1812 Tavern, which sat near the corner of Middle and Boynton Sts.?   It was at one time  the house of Peavey who donated the land for the library.

Added by Elaine (Selwood) Inkster on March 8, 2012 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

The Family of James D Murphy (1785-1856) and Martha Patty Couillard (1791-1857) Sources and further details are available upon request. Name: Martha Patty COUILLARD (COULYARD) Surname: COUILLAR…

The Family of James D Murphy (1785-1856) and Martha Patty Couillard (1791-1857)

Sources and further details are available upon request.…


Added by Carol Sisson McLeod on March 6, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Surnames I am researching.

I am researching the surnames: Balmer, Benson, Bridgham, Cheney, Daggett, Guptill and Harvey.  The locales are Grand Manan, NB and Cutler, Eastport, Little Machias, and Poland Maine. 

Caleb Benson arrived on Grand Manan without his wife Ruth Bridgham.  She died in Cutler, Maine after the birth of Harriet Benson 1798.   I would like to be able to prove this.  Where is she buried? 

I am a descendant of Stephen Frye who was born in Little Machias Maine, who died 11 Jul, 1829.  Who…


Added by Trish Johnson on December 14, 2011 at 1:45pm — 4 Comments

RICHARD TURNER (1793-1874) and His Family



Added by Carol Sisson McLeod on October 8, 2011 at 10:03am — 14 Comments

The First Sisson in New Brunswick

The First Sisson in New Brunswick


Date Added: October 7, 2011…


Added by Carol Sisson McLeod on October 7, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Hi there!

Anyone out there know anything about Sanford,Maine...I have photos of my grandmother,Adele Landry and her friends when she worked there in the early 1900...and I would like to share them with never know....might have relatives...

Added by Giselle LeBlanc on August 23, 2011 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

The Nathaniel Smiths Aboard the brigantine "Albion"

Nathaniel Smith (1720-1791), my Fifth Great Grandfather, was one of about a thousand Yorkshire emigrants who arrived in Nova Scotia, Canada between 1772 and 1775 as part of the British resettlement. Along with his wife Elizabeth, daughter Nancy, and sons Robert, John, and Nathaniel with his wife Rachel, left Hull, England in March 1774 on board the brigantine "Albion."…


Added by Pam on August 15, 2011 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

From Miramichi, New Brunswick to Maine

   Many of my ancestors lived in the Miramichi, New Brunswick area. This includes the area along the Miramichi River. Some originally came from Essex County, Massachusetts before the revolutiionary war.  Their surnames were Mooer, Mitchell and Mountain. They were involved in farming and lumbering along the Miramichi River. They were there during the great Miramichi fire of 1825.  After the fire, they managed to put their lives back together, but a few years later the economy took a nose…


Added by Kyla Sandberg on June 24, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

my search for "Call" family

 I am basically looking into my dad's family ..the original name was "call"  but my grandmother change the name on the birth certificates to "mccall"  I have my dad's original certificate and you can see the penciled in Mc... my dad and his twin sister were born to Charles & Cora Call.  they were one of several children ...I have found charles, dorcas and mable obits in charlotte county nb..I knew aunts myrtle, etta and uncle john ...I know there was an uncle garfield and levi but didnt… Continue

Added by jean silvia on June 14, 2011 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Elizabeth May Rapley ... or is she?

I wanted to share some information regarding "Elizabeth May Rapley", Lillian and Myrtle Mabel Cooks mother (wife of George Cook). I tell you, she was a tough genealogical nut to crack and I am about 99% confident that my information is correct. I will need to try to confirm my findings by securing some additional records, more importantly ... Her birth certificate! Anyway, this is what I found out ...
All along, I thought she was born and grew up in New Brunswick ... Actually…

Added by David Weston Mac Leod, Jr. on February 19, 2011 at 8:16pm — 4 Comments

Late 1880s Autograph Book of Bertha Clements of Waldo Center, Maine

I've been featuring the autograph book of Bertha Clements of Waldo Center, Maine on my blog Heirlooms Reunited for several posts now.  Most of the signers were from the Waldo, Maine area, though there is one from Whiting, Iowa, and another from Pictou, Nova Scotia.  The genealogy has taken me in all directions, as you can imagine.


To see a list of the signers and images of most of the…


Added by Pam Beveridge on December 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Elizabeth May Rappley

I'm back here in Massachusetts visiting my family for Christmas. I went into Boston to the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics to do some research and I found a little tidbit of information ... All along, I had Elizabeth Rappley (b. ABT 1862 & d. ABT 1898; married to George David Cook) shown as being born in Deer Island, New Brunswick but unfortunately, I was not able to find any Rappley's there. I pulled Mable Myrtle Cook's death certificate (which I made a copy) and it shows her…


Added by David Weston Mac Leod, Jr. on December 26, 2010 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

1879 Sophomore Prize Declamations, Maine State College, Orono, Maine

Reprint from

Folded program for 1879 Sophomore Prize Declamations at Maine State College, Orono, Maine. Outer card stock piece contains inner thin piece.

Maine State…

Added by Pam Beveridge on October 20, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Tintype of Rachel D. Dresser, b. Bangor Maine abt 1848; married Meldon Nealley, Brewer

Reprint from Heirlooms Reunited at

Tintype of a young girl identified on reverse as Rachel D. Dresser. The first name…


Added by Pam Beveridge on October 13, 2010 at 7:31pm — No Comments

c. 1900 photo of Mr. Freese driving the Louis Moore Childs family of Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Katahdin Iron Works

From blog Heirlooms Reunited, at

Here is a wonderful old photograph that I paid a pretty penny for, but I…


Added by Pam Beveridge on October 7, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Visit the blog Heirlooms Reunited, which features orphan heirlooms, many of them from New England and the Maritimes

Find Your Family's Orphan Heirlooms

Use the keywords option in Advanced Search to search for surnames/locales listed by private sellers on these online sites. 

Case in point, I found my great grandmother Watt's Bible online!

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