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Name: Bette Daraskevich <>
Date: 2014-08-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McMillan
There is an Archibald McMillan listed in the 1838 Antigonish (Dorchester Township) Census Records. I believe he died before the 1861 Census. I can find only one other reference to Archibald in a marriage record at Saint Ninian's Cathedral; a marriage between Alexander McRae and Margaret McMillan on February 21,1871. Margaret's parents are mentioned as Archibald McMillan and Sarah McEachern; Alexander's parents are Duncan McRae and Jessie Chisolm. I'd love to find some more info on these four parents.

Name: Nancy Hoffman <>
Date: 2014-03-06
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Gillis
Looking for anything regarding the Hugh Gillis family. My great grandfather was Michael Gillis born 5/16/1832 died 9/29/1895 in Fond du Lac WI. His daughter Elizabeth is my grandmother.

Name: Katherine Louise James <>
Date: 2013-04-15
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacFarlane
You have a very interesting site and I will be back. I am looking for names within "The Planters" and the "United Empire Loyalists". I have a relative we can not find as a parent to my Great Grandfather Alonzo MacFarlane (1855 - 1928)

Name: Catharine Mellor <>
Date: 2013-01-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacIsaac
Jack MacIsaac was my grandfather from Antigonish,
his father (my great grandfather)was a cobbler -turn of the century 1890's - 1930
Just wondered if there was any record or any artifacts,
Business Notes ?


Name: Emily Diamond <>
Date: 2012-02-01
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Gillis and MacDougall
I would love any information on James D Gillis and his wife MaryAnn MacDougall and their ancestors. My husband is their Great great grandson.

Name: Stan Fraser <>
Date: 2011-07-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish kennedy
Great site thanks.

Name: David Doyle <>
Date: 2011-04-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Rogers
Any info on Annie Rogers born 1870 daughter of Augustus

Name: Pam Crist <>
Date: 2011-03-16
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald, Foley, MacMillan
I am a descendant of Ronald Gow MacDonald and Catherine Foley MacDonald on my Grandmother's (Josephine Marie MacDonald MacMillan) side and Donald and Mary MacMillan on my Grandfather's (Charles Hugh MacMillan) side.
I am looking for any connections.


Name: Sue B <>
Date: 2011-02-16
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McLaughlin
I have found possibilities on four of my ancestors here. Looking for info for; parents of "Duncan McLaughlin" b.1822 (Scotland) m.Christy Ann Fraser. His son "Lauchlin McLaughlin" b.1863 (Nova Scotia) m.Annie Chandler Chase.

Name: Steve Oakley <>
Date: 2011-02-14
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Oakley
First time on this site. Curious and wanting to check it out.

Name: Ninette Atwood <>
Date: 2010-02-07
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald " Mor"
I'm enjoying this site. I never realized there was so much on line.

Name: Jim McCusker <>
Date: 2009-10-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McDonald, Gillis, McAdam, Cameron, McGillivary
Excellent Site... helped me find 4 of my Great Great Grand Parents!

Name: Bernard Murdock Cross <>
Date: 2008-12-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Cross, Croix
Looking for some family history.


Name: Vincent Webb <>
Date: 2008-01-23
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish webb
Havre Bouche area

Name: Florence Evans <>
Date: 2007-12-19
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Pitts DeCoste Boudrot
Found my Great Grandparents at this site. What an experience. Thank You

Name: Cathy Balzan (MacKenzie) <>
Date: 2007-08-16
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacKenzie, DeCoffe
Just looking for any possible links to the above names, will be visiting Antigonish this fall to find headstones of my relatives.

Name: Walter carr <>
Date: 2007-05-26
*HI* i cant believe this web site lots of imformation very well done. I live in (Ontario) ca born in antigonish county *Thanks*

Name: Corwin Perro <>
Date: 2007-05-22
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Perro, Boudreau, Landry
I am trying to get as much information as possible. What I do know is my greatgrandfather was Cyril Perro who married Anastasia Boudreau from Pomquet in the late 1800's. Her parents were Gilbert Boudreau and her mothers name was Mary Landry. Does anybody have any more? Thank you

Name: John Mountain <>
Date: 2007-01-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McNair,Wilkie,McPhee,Ballentyne
Thsi site is very informative.

Name: Katherine Grant Goodman <>
Date: 2007-01-07
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Grant, Frehill, and MacKinnon
My Grandparent were from Antigonish, I am interested in researching the Grant line back to Scotland.

Name: Phil and Andi Sweet <>
Date: 2006-10-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Cameron, MacDonald, MacDonnell
Finally we are making our way to your beautiful country this Oct. 19th. My wife is a 2nd great granddaughter of Donald Allan Cameron and Catherine (McBride) MacDonald of Uppper South River.

I have a file posted on rootsweb under "redondophil'. Hopefully we will be able to file in some of the blanks.


Name: Bill McDonald <>
Date: 2006-05-05
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McDonald
Looking for information on my grandfather, Hugh Matthew McDonald who immigrated to the Boston area from Antigonish County in the 1890's.

Name: Bernice McKilligan <>
Date: 2006-03-06
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Hector MacDonald Flora MacEachern
They are my ggrandparents from Cape George, later settled in Maryvale where they are both buried.Hector born 1851.Flora born 1856. Trying to find Hector`s father,Hugh.

Name: Jack Sweeney <>
Date: 2006-01-29
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Levangie /Levendier
Looking for ancestry of Lida Killory, formerly of Wollaston, Massachusetts, Braintree or Brockton area, and her mother was from Nova Scotia (Antigonish County?)


Name: M <>
Date: 2006-01-12
Found some good information here
Have added a link to your site on mine
Looking 4 Kin Genealogy Links & Chat


Date: 2006-01-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish mceachren
cape george maceachern or mceacherns

Name: Catherine MacGillivray <>
Date: 2006-01-09
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacGillivray
For the past couple of years I have been researching the history of Maryvale. Needless to say, I am particularly interested in the MacGillivrays of Maryvale. Any tidbits of history would be gratefully appreciated.

Name: joane hazeltom mcisaac <>
Date: 2005-12-27
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish kelly
i miss home,anyone out there that remembers me email me ,,,remember dunmore so many good times i love it now....not so much back then,we take so much for granted!oh my GOD i miss it

Name: joane hazeltom mcisaac <>
Date: 2005-12-27
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish kelly
i miss homw\

Name: Monica McInnis <>
Date: 2005-10-31
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacInnis
Researching the line of Niel MacInnis (emigrated from Scotland) - son, John (buried at Arisaig Cemetery) - son John (buried at St. Patrick's cemetery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) - son Ralph McInnis (buried at Holy Cross cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin). I am trying to find which militia Niel served in since he was granted Crown land, lot 29, Arisaig, Nova Scotia in 1817.

Name: Jay Underwood <>
Date: 2005-10-08
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacIntosh
I am researching two train wrecks in Heatherton and Havre Boucher, ca. 1920. In the first one,a Laurie MacIntosh of Truro, an engineer, died in a winter derailment.
In the second a flange car worker was killed when the car was derailed in the winter, possibly the same era, same accident.
Does anyone have details of such an event(s) in the 1920s?
Help much appreciated.


Name: Sandi (McGlashing) McIntyre <>
Date: 2005-08-20
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MCGLASHING & MCKINNON
Hello: I'am doing genealogy on my grandfathers family - John Ritchie McGlashing his wife Elizabeth (McKinnon) Elizabeth born in Antigonish but died in USA 1942. Their children - Chalmers - Lloyd - William - Fred - Electa(Daisy) and Bessie. All moved quite a bit through Nova Scotia Tidnish - Amherst - Glace Bay - Pugwash are just a few of the areas. Would appreciate any help. Thanks

Name: bonnie macdougall <>
Date: 2005-07-23
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish mcdougal/macearchern
my sister and I have a John Alexander McDougal (ggf)who lists himself in US 1880 census father born in Nova Scotia, mother in Scotland. lists his birth as 1852 in Connecticut.

Name: Priscilla <>
Date: 2005-06-24
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Whalen, McInnis
looking for william j whalen who married annie mcinnis

Name: Richard Montague <>
Date: 2005-06-09
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Kennedy
Nice site, it's been helpful

Name: Jennifer Sargeant <>
Date: 2005-05-02
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Carpenter/Charpentier
I would very much like to get in contact with any of my distant Carpenter relations. I am aware of several who live in Havre Boucher. Please pass my email address to any you meet so I can tell them about all their relatives in PEI,Ontario,Manitoba etc. etc. There is a computer centre in the town that allows the residents to use their computer there. I have tonnes of info on the Charpentier travels from as far back as 1719. Thank you so much in advance!

Name: Michael Mac Dougall <>
Date: 2005-04-25
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Mac Dougall
Excellent web page,lots of information to digest.Keep up the good work.

Name: JoAnne MacDonald <>
Date: 2005-03-13
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald's of Giant's Lake and Antigonish
This is an update on the query I posted last June. Angus son of Angus Ban moved his family from Giant's Lake to the St. Andrew's area of Antigonish after the death in 1873 of his wife Sarah. Eight children. Angus remarried an Elizabeth. I believe she was a widow. Several of the children moved to the Boston area. Two sons, John and Alexander, made their way to the Sheet Harbour area. One of the daughters married a J p Laming. The youngest son John Angus returned to Nova Scotia and died in St Martha's hospital in 1938.

Date: 2005-03-03
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish RESEARCHING FAMILY TREE


Name: pippy long shlong <>
Date: 2005-02-15
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish joe
i cant believe u dont write back!!!!!!

Name: Roy Lipsett <>
Date: 2005-01-11
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish GRACE,DUGGAN,CARRIGAN
I am researching in particular the GRACE family who resided in Upper South River, Antigonish County, NS. I would appreciate help with names and dates etc. Thank you.

Name: Wm. H. Hall <>
Date: 2004-12-25
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Wynn
My grandfather was Alexander Wynn, also listed as Alexander Wyman, he died at age 29 leaving my grandmother Eunice (also spelled Unis) Hunt with four children. He is buried in Nova Scotia, I am assuming in, or near, Antigonish. My mother was born in Antigonish, about 1899 and moved to Massachusetts at about age 8.

Name: joanne mcisaac(hazelton0 <>
Date: 2004-11-11
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish kelly
i moved from antigonish 27 yrs ago just looking for old friends

Name: allan j. gillis <>
Date: 2004-10-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Boyd, MacFarlane
An excellent site!

Name: Thomas F. Cameron <>
Date: 2004-10-15
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Donald Cameron
I am having a blast checking on possible family members.

Name: neil gaffney <>
Date: 2004-10-15
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Leblanc (Felix and Sophy)
My grandmother, Elizabeth Ann White was born, according to her death certificate in Harve Bouche. That certificate also lists her parents as Felix and Sophia (Curney) White. We have reason to believe that when Elizabeth and her Brother? John immigrated to Massachusetts, the last name was changed to White. The 1901 Canada census lists a Felix and Sophy Leblanc living in Linwood with their two children, Peter and Lena. The birthdates of Elizabeth and John fall precisely within the sequence of birthdates of Peter and Lena. A very good fit. Any help or guidance would be appreciated. And thanks!

Name: David Doyle <>
Date: 2004-09-03
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Rogers
I am Annie Rogers grandson. Her father was Augustus Rogers. There are family in Heatherton, Antigonish County

Name: Jean Kell <>
Date: 2004-07-05
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Kell and Rogers
I would love to find records for an Aunt, Bessie Kell, sister of Bill Kell who worked at The Casket Office as a typesetter. Their father was a carriage maker, mother's name was MacDougall. Also for a grandfather Rogers, first name is Fred or Alfred, he had a brother Peter. He also was the father of Charlie, Elizabeth, Edward, Sarah, Joseph,& Edmund. He may be buried in Antigonish.

Name: JoAnne MacDonald <>
Date: 2004-06-02
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald
I am seeking information on Angus Ban MacDonald pioneer. He could first have arrived in PEI in the company of Lauchlan MacDonald and family ( about 1790 ). They later moved to Antigonish. Lauchlan settled in Lower South River I'm not certain of the relationship between Lauchlan and Angus Ban. Lauchlan may have been father or brother. Lauchlan was the father of Christina ( married to John Cameron ). Their son Bishop John Cameron may have been the cousin of Angus son of Angus Ban. By 1853 Angus ban and son Angus were living at Giant's Lake , Guysborough. I believe Angus Ban had other children. Angus ban would be my great great great grandfather.

Name: jamie durley <>
Date: 2004-05-08
hey antigonish i will be home soon get the wildcat ready

Name: Geoffery Taylor <>
Date: 2004-05-05
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Taylor, James
Thanks for the info and all the hard work. I wish I could help with your effort.

Name: Keith J. McNeil <>
Date: 2004-04-17
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McNeil
Nice, well organized site

Name: Dennis Ryan <>
Date: 2004-03-16
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Mac/McDonald;MacMcLean;Mac/McKinnon
Always refreshing to scour the hills of Antigonish County.

Name: Carmen <>
Date: 2004-03-05
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacEachern, MacGillivary, Cameron,MacInnes
Great Site! Interesting to see names I'm also researching. Also tips from your guests,ie. monastery site.

Name: Laura Straw <>
Date: 2004-02-27
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Hierlihy, Herlihy, McGuigan
You have a great website with lots of information. I am looking for information on Hierlihy/Herlihy and McGuigan families. I found a little information on Timothy Hierlihy one of my ancestors but not as much as I would have liked. Does anyone know where I could find more information on him, his brother Phillip or any McGuigans?

Name: Laura Straw <>
Date: 2004-02-27
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Hierlihy, Herlihy, McGuigan
You have a great website with lots of information. I am looking for information on Hierlihy/Herlihy and McGuigan families. Unfortunately, I didn't find any here.

Name: sheree <>
Date: 2004-01-30
I'm doing a project on this place, maybe you can give me info

Name: Kathie Gallaher <>
Date: 2004-01-25
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McDonald / MacDonald, Carrigan
Great Site,
I sure hope I can find something on my family names, I have been having such a hard time finding anything on them.
I am looking for Margaret McDonald/MacDonald b.1880 in Antigonish, N.S. and d. June 16th 1970. she married Stephen Brooks on April 24th 1901. Her parents were Allan McDonald/MacDonald and Margaret (Carrigan) McDonald/MacDonald. I am looking for information on Margaret's parents (Allan and Margaret) and her brothers
and sisters. I have obituaries that name all kinds of MacDonalds and Carrigans, but I can't seem to place them in the family.


Name: Stan Thomson <>
Date: 2003-09-29
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Thomson
I found my Grandfather and Great Grandfather on the 1881 Census for Antigonish Nova Scotia:
James Thomson born 1833 (My Great Grandfather)
Sarah J. Thomson born 1842 (My Great Grandmother)
David born 1864
Edwin born 1866
Emma born 1868
Arthur born 1871 (this is my Grandfather)
Sophia born 1874

If anyone out there reading this can give me any help in tracing these folks down I sure would appreciate it.


Name: Jewel Brown <>
Date: 2003-09-20
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Livingstone
Looking for family of my GGG Grandfather John Livingstone who came to cape Breton and settled in Low Point N.S. in 1806 from Scotland. John married a Christie Mcphee in 1806.

Name: James W. Somers <>
Date: 2003-09-07
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Martin Somers
Hello, just found this informative web site. I am looking for any info on Martin Somers or Summers? Married to a Margaret LNU? Died around 1839. Martin settled in Antigonish around 1806. I don't have any info on where he or Margaret are buried. I believed some records were lost in a fire and no luck on searching local grave yards. Four children that we know of, Patrick, Moses, James and Nancy(Ann)

Name: Ray M. Lyons Esq. <>
Date: 2003-07-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish WHEATLEIGH
You have a great site. Lot of work
put into it. It's very informative.
Thanks for the visit.


Name: Bruce MacDonald <>
Date: 2003-07-09
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McDonald, Clarke, Frazee
This is good stuff

Name: Marleen (MacDonald) Hubley <>
Date: 2003-06-25
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald, MacLean, MacInnis, MacPherson
Hi Folks,
We just moved back to Antigonish and opened a new B&B called Rose & Thistle on the South River Road. If you are interested in coming to do research and want a great place to stay let us be your hosts.


Name: Bob Gallagher <>
Date: 2003-05-16
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish DeCoste, Bouchie
Very nice WebSite!

Name: Dan <>
Date: 2003-05-13
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Chisholm
Looking for information of the family of Wm. Chisholm b. 1835 and his wife Mary b. 1841. Children Anne b. 1871, Isabella b. 1873, Alex b. 1876, Catherine b. 1880.

Name: Dan <>
Date: 2003-05-13
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Chisholm
If there is anyone near St. Andrews, Antigonish who could visit the Old St. Andrews Cemetery (Pioneer Cemetery) I would like to see if there is a stone for my gr-grandfather Finlay Chilsholm b. abt. 1831 died 19 October 1921. He is listed as buried in the "Old St. Andrews Cemetery." His wifes name was Elizabeth. She was born abt. 1848. I don't have her date of death.


I understand there are two stones for Finlay Chisholm in the old Pioneer Cemetery but I don't know if one of them is for my gr-grandfather. I'd like to know what the stone says.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!!! If you find his stone, I will gladly pay for a picture of it.

Tks. very much!!



Name: Brenda Myette <>
Date: 2003-05-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Myette
Awesome site

Name: Eric B. Worsdell <>
Date: 2003-05-11
Researching the former Ladies High School at Mt.St. Bernard. My wife attended school there in 1942. Have 2 questions:
When was Mt. St. Bernard founded?
What order of Nuns taught there?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Marcus <>
Date: 2003-04-22
is there anybody who can tell me something about the deep of the water in the tracadie harbour west arm? I want to anchor with a cape islander between the Petitpas-Island and the Island with the Bowman Head (Westside of Tracadie Big Island). There are two access to the open atlantic there and I want to go around the petitpas island with my fishing-boat.
Is it possible to swim there (especially between the petitpas island and the south oceanfrontside of the Bowmanhead-Island)?

How are the low and the high tides there?


Name: Trudy M. Shofner < bills>
Date: 2003-04-04
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacGillivray Smith MacDonald Gillis Cameron--Antigonish area
Seek living "cousins" of ancestors above. My grandparents:
Laughlin MacGillivray/Margaret Smith-both of Antigonish back-ground, lived and died in Boston MA area. I am Boston
native, but not living there. Have 2 books--Rev. Rankin's
History of Antig. Co, Raymond McLean's 2 vols of similar
title. A lot of Boston cousins, but no updated names and
addresses. Need Antigonish contact. Thank you. T.(MacG.)Shofner of AZ, USA


Name: Margaret Anne O'Donoghue Enright <>
Date: 2003-03-29
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish O'Donoghue / Roach
Your doing a great job, keep up the good work

Researching the following families of Antigonish -
Sylvester O'Donoghue - November 24, 1837 - March 25, 1903
1st wife Catherine Spruhan of Halifax 1844 - died abt. 1887
2nd wife Sarah Roach O'Donoghue
Nicholas Roach 1822 Newfoundland died Antigonish abt. March 25, 1892
Mary - wife of Nicholas born 1827 died May 16, 1902


Name: Margaret Anne O'Donoghue Enright <>
Date: 2003-03-29
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish O'Donoghue / Roach
Your doing a great job, keep up the good work

Name: Peter DILLON <>
Date: 2003-03-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MCDONALD
Robert MCDONALD 1805-1889, son of Finlay/Philip MCDONALD & Elizabeth ANDERSON
1833 = Catherine MCDIARMID.

Robert arrived about age 19 from Lairg Sutherlandshire to 'New Scotland' . He worked at his uncle Hugh MCDONALD's store at Lower South River then moved to Cape George where he cleared land for the beginnings of a farm. In the 1891 census he is listed as Postmaster, Deacon in the Church, Justice of the Peace, merchant, farmer and one of the first citizens of Cape George. He was considered a successful businessman. He spoke the Gaelic and, as well, his mastery of the english language was excellent, as was his penmanship. There were 11 children . Robert's property was part of an original land grant to John GRAHAM, The house was the location of the Post office for 79 years, beginning with Robert MCDONALD. Robert sold his property to Captain Hugh MACEACHERN, and moved to Antigonish, buying the house on College Street, later occupied by John PUNCH. He moved to Antigonish circa 1885 and died soon after.

Issue :

1. Elizabeth MCDONALD = Captain John Reuben GRAHAM
2. Hugh Philip MCDONALD
3. Christina MCDONALD = Rev Charles ROSS
4. Ellen MCDONALD = Rev James D. MURRAY
6. Annie/Anne MCDONALD = David SINCLAIR
7. Sophia Caroline MCDONALD
8. James William MCDONALD = Anne Jane MACMILLAN
9. Katherine (Kate) MCDONALD = Adin Storey BABSON
10. Henrietta (Ettie) Janet MCDONALD = John George MACMILLAN
11. Robert Norman MCDONALD

For further information see Peter's Genealogy Pages at


Name: John & Gail Baxter <>
Date: 2003-02-22
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Gutro/Guthro
Have been to Antigonish on several occasions. Next trip planned for August to research in Frankville. Nice web site.From Warren, Maine

Name: Karen Somers <>
Date: 2003-02-20
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Brown
Looking for birth family of Gary Robert Brown. born in Halifax in 1969


Name: Helen Hayes <>
Date: 2002-12-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Livingstone/Arbuckles
Looking for information on John Livingston(e) married Ann Arbuckles both are buring at Murray Point Cemetery.

Name: Mike Avery <>
Date: 2002-12-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MACGILLIVRAY; SOMERS
Excellent site, and a help in my research which is just beginning. I believe that I have located my ggrandparents, Martin SOMERS and Catherine MACGILLIVRAY, before they were married, in the 1871 census for Antigonish County. I will be back!

Name: Ben MacDonald <>
Date: 2002-10-12
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish McDonald/MacDonald
The below MacDonalds were in this group of disbanded soldiers after the American War. I like to hear from anyone related to any of the below MacDonalds, in particular, to those related to John through his youngest son, Hugh (Ewen)

"When these disbanded Highlanders of the 84th Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment discovered that the land they were granted at Kennetcook could not support them, they wrote to the Governor of Nova Scotia, John Parr, and petitioned him for land in Pictou County."

From the webpage of Pictonians at home and abroad and the Early Settlers of the East River

"In 1784, a settlement of disbanded soldiers (of the 84th Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment) was made further up the river. They came to Pictou at the close of the American War. They were, originally, from the Highlands of Scotland.

Situated on the west side of the East River at Glencoe, Pictou County, is a memorial Cairn bears this inscription on its North face:


John McDonald (Iain Mac Eoghainn Oig) was born at Glenurquhart and belonged to the Glencoe MacDonalds. At the time of the Glencoe Massacre, 1692, one of the MacDonalds fled to GlenUrquhart and settled there. John MacDonald was a grandson or great grandson of that man. He was about eight years in the Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment, and three of his sons fought with him in the Revolutionary War on the Loyalists' side.
He was married twice. By his first wife Jannet(?), he had Duncan 20 Feb 1740-Loget), Alexander (26 Nov 1742-Loget), Mary and Christy. By his second wife, Margaret Grant, he had James, Ewen (Hugh), Ann, and Helen (Ellen), twin girls born on 2 July 1772 at Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart, Inverness-shire.


Name: Melissa Conran <>
Date: 2002-09-25
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Melissa
I realy like your web site it realy helped me out in my school project!!!

Thank-you so much!



Name: steve macpherson <>
Date: 2002-09-25
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish macpherson
I'm looking for any information on the the family of John Angus macpherson born about 1873. He had a brother Bill and I believe two sisters[Sarah and Annie]. Their parents may have been Stephen who married Annie Davis of Port Hawkesberry. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You


Name: Jane Wood <>
Date: 2002-09-07
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish GILLIES, GILLIS, CAMERON
Hi: A very informative site.
Looking for info on Presbyterian Cameron and Gilli(e)s families. John Gillies, b ca 1820 Scotland, married (probably around 1840)Christina Cameron b ca 1823 in Nova Scotia. Children were: Margaret Emily, John Cameron, Mary Ann, Isaac, Martha C,Isabelle, Murdock J., and Annie. Would like to find parents/siblings of John and Christina.


Name: Joe DeBassio <>
Date: 2002-08-29
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish DeBassio
Like everybody else, looking for info on my ancestors. Seems like all Scots and one DeBassio.

Name: Betty J. Hays Woods <>
Date: 2002-08-26
I just want to leave a message to let everyone know, We met one of your very own young people at the Alaska State Fair Aug. 25, 2002. He was in the lumberjack Competition.
One of the nicest people you could ever meet, a credit to Nova Scotia and a complement to his parents.
His Name is Ryan McCarron.


Name: Patricia Cote <>
Date: 2002-08-26
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Delaney/Mac/McDonald
I am looking for anyone who is related to Hugh Delaney and Margaret Mac/McDonald of Pleasant Valley, N.S. I think I found some of Hugh's siblings names but I don't have anything on Margaret. Any help I can get would be appreciated. Thanks Pat

Name: Patricia M. Walter <>
Date: 2002-08-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Campbell, Chisholm
Am interested in discovering the parents of Archibald Campbell who arrived in Pictou from Scotland aboard The Good Intent in 1816 and settled in Antigonish. Was a blacksmith; died 13 March 1898 Antigonish. Married Mary Chisholm at St. Ninian's, Antigonish in 1839.

Name: Margaret Donovan <>
Date: 2002-08-03
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Donovan, Foley, Robinson, Mc Gean, Whitty, Brewer
I am a Donovan by marriage - doing research for my children.
would be interested to communicate/share information.


Name: dillan tate <>
Date: 2002-08-01
its a cool site but if you want to action go to

Name: paula jean kane <>
Date: 2002-07-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish glasgow maceachern macinnes
great site!!!!!! lots of resources. thank you.

Name: paula jean kane <>
Date: 2002-07-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish glasgow maceachern macinnes
great site!!!!!! lots of resources. thank you.

Name: Kaitlyn Flynn <>
Date: 2002-07-01
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Fairmont
I would like to find any info on fairmont (antigonish county) anyone has thanks

Name: Robert MacPhail <>
Date: 2002-06-23
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Auld,Barrie,Johnson,McDonald
I'm looking for info on these names as they all are related through marriage to the Aulds and this is the connection I'm looking for,thank you to anyone who can help me.

Name: bill mac donald <>
Date: 2002-06-18
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish mcdonald
searching for family of Hugh McDonald born Arisaig 1832.
My ggrandfather


Name: Winn (Manson) Campbell <>
Date: 2002-06-17
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Manson +
Alexander Manson/Jane Waters moved from Caithness, Scotland to NS @1818 and first settled in St. Mary&#8217;s District of Sydney County. They had 12 children. Sons John, Gilbert and Allan moved to Wisconsin @1838. The family later settled in Lochaber. Son George/ Elizabeth McLaughlan had seven children and moved to Sherbrooke @ 1867 after gold was discovered in Goldenville. He set up a carriage building shop. His eldest son Alexander/Catherine Cameron remained in Lochaber where he ran a carriage shop and later became the Post Master. Alexander had six children. Sister Christy married John McDonald and they had 11 Children
Surnames Manson females married in the area include Inglis, Stewart, Whidden, Cunningham, Hudson, Johnstone, and Williams + I would be interested in any information regarding this Manson family. Thanks. Winn


Name: wellington <>
Date: 2002-06-13
hello to all friends.

Name: Larry Macdonald <>
Date: 2002-05-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Macdonald
My grandfather came to Antigonish from Glasgow, he was DanielMacdonald, my father was born there his name was Colin Rudolph Macdonald, his mother was of Swedish descent from the Calgary Alberta area. They were also related to some Chisholm families. The family moved to Rhode Island in the late twenties or early thirties and settled in the village of Appanaug in town of Warwick. I am looking for records of birth or marriage in Antigonish

Name: Larry Macdonald <>
Date: 2002-05-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Macdonald
My grandfather came to Antigonish from Glasgow, he was DanielMacdonald, my father was born there his name was Colin Rudolph Macdonald, his mother was of Swedish descent from the Calgary Alberta area. They were also related to some Chisholm families

Name: Mary Ferguson <>
Date: 2002-05-29
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Delorey
Just wanted to let you know the transcription of the 1871 census for Tracadie looks great. The layout is very clear and easy to scan for names, etc. Great job Tracy! I look forward to seeing more in the future.

Name: Gregory MacDonald <>
Date: 2002-05-01
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald/MacIsaac
Wish to thank all those people who work on the research and documentations done. It will save me much time and expense and hopefully help me in my own continuation of My late father's research.

Name: Tracy Floris <>
Date: 2002-04-16
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Smith and McDonald
Great site Linda.

Name: Beverly Pietrowicz <>
Date: 2002-04-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Maggie Levandier
This would be my grandmother-not sure if her real name was Margaret Hariet LeVangie but have found her Catholic first communion paper that has her listed as Maggie Levandier.

Name: scott keefe <>
Date: 2002-04-05
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish carrigan/ macdonald
my grandmothers family came fron antigonish and moved
to east providence, rhode island, usa sometime prior to 1940. Her name was mary and had three sisters. elizabeth, delia and jean. her mothers maiden name was annie macdonald. Annie was born @1872-1876, both parents were Macdonalds and came from scotland, when? I don't know. The father always said their name was pronounced
" Corrigan". Sound familiar to any one? Thanks.


Name: Janine Cicchese <>
Date: 2002-03-21
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacPherson
I have found your site very informative.

Name: Charles Pelletier <>
Date: 2002-01-28
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Campbell, Partridge
Looking for my Campbell's from cape George & Livingstone Cove. My great-grandfather, Colin Campbell is buried at St. David's united Cemetery, and my Grandmother, Mary Catherine Campbell, was born in Livingstone Cove.

Name: Don MacDonald <>
Date: 2002-01-28
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald,Gillis and others
a very informative site Linda. Nice to observe after
knowing you on Lists.


Name: Mimi Mandile <>
Date: 2002-01-23
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish DeCoste

This is a distant DeCoste relative. My grandfather's mother was Rebecca Angelique (aka Jennie) DeCoste. My Mother-in-law was Mary Frances DeCoste! She was born in Grosvenor. Both families are from the same area. My husband and I have just discovered we are related after knowing each other for about 35 years! We are 4th cousins once removed! Would love to hear from any relatives out there!
Mimi and Jim Mandile
Derry, NH, USA


Name: Alexander Kennedy DeBassio III <>
Date: 2001-12-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish DeBassio Kennedy
what a great job your doing

Name: Bernie G Delorey <b>
Date: 2001-12-02
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacPherson (keppoch)
I`am trying to find Dougall MacPherson ,wife Annie (MacLean)
Keppoch area


Name: Ron Levangie <>
Date: 2001-12-02
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Levangie/Lavandier
I wish to apologize to Linda if I insulted her with my comments. Just to let you all know she is trying her best on her own to maintain this web site, and update it. My own ignorance prevailed by not seeing the site under construction.
Sorry agin Linda


Name: Allan J. DeBassio <>
Date: 2001-11-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish DeBassio
How did an Italian come to Antigonish?

Name: Ron Levangie <>
Date: 2001-11-29
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Levangie/Lavandier
I am inquiring if your web site is for Antigonish County? Is Havre Boucher and Tracadie part of the county? Just wondering as there is little to no French history included in your county web page, and since it is a recognized geneology site, I was wondering why it is left out?
Ron Levangie


Name: Ed Brown <>
Date: 2001-11-24
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Delorey
I have been able to get a lot of information thru the
family web pages and inquiries and links.
Thank you.


Name: Kathy Castillo <>
Date: 2001-10-22
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Slattery
I'm researching Duncan Slattery.

Name: Sharon Kirksey <>
Date: 2001-10-12
I was visiting Antigonish this summer. What a beautiful area you have there. It was so peaceful and calm.
I was there 2 months. I went came back across the border on
Monday the 10th of Sept and they closed it Tuesday Sept. 11.
What a drive home! But it was worth it to see what a beautiful country you have. Thanks for the hospitality
Sharon Kay Kirksey


Name: Marleen Hubley (nee:MacDonald) <>
Date: 2001-10-08
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacLean,MacInnis, MacGillivray Of Ohio (St Joseph's)
Just found your great site! I have just begun looking for family. I believe that I have the names of the first settlers (1805)and back to the late 1800's. Property in the area was held by family until the 1980's. Anyone who can give me info would be appreciated. I live on Vancouver Island.

Name: Joe Mac Gillivary <>
Date: 2001-10-07
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Mac Gillivary
Just got on your web site tonite could not bring up before.
Very good work ,I do not know many people in the 1800 I hope it will go to the 1900 to . Keep up the good work.

Joe Mac Gillivary
Antigonish, N.S.


Name: Hugh Conway <>
Date: 2001-10-07
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDougall/Fraser
My mother's maiden name was MacDougall father Hugh, mother Ellen Fraser, her father was Angus a telegraph operator at Port Hastings but he was originally from Antigonish. Can anyone help with information? Hugh Conway

Name: Kelvin MacKavanagh <>
Date: 2001-09-22
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish WEBB, POWER
These county links are great. Visited Antigonish County in July while on vacation from New Jersey.

Name: Catherine <>
Date: 2001-09-04
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Sparks
Researching Margaret Louise Sparks who possibly originiated from NS. Would be approximately 70 years old now. Father was an engineer, mother a housewife. Had 2 sisters and 4 brothers.
Anyone with additional information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Great web site.


Name: Tracy Floris <>
Date: 2001-08-13
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Dougal Smith and Mary MacDonald
If anyone has any info on this family, I would appreciate some help. Anything would help right now.

Name: Wanda Cummings Arsenault <wanda&amp;>
Date: 2001-08-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Cummins/Cummings/MacAuley
This site is well planned and presented! Thanks for the work you have done. I'll send you info on my families as I find it, should you wish to post it on the site.
thanks again for making the information available.

Wanda, In New Brunswick


Name: Wanda Cummings Arsenault <wanda&amp;>
Date: 2001-08-10
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Cummins/Cummings/MacAuley
My 2x great-grandfather was Allen Cummins/Cummings a Scottish emigrant from Perthshire. He lived for a long time in Springfield or close to what it now known as the Polson's Brook Road, before being granted land in Eight Island Lake in 1867. He was married to Annabella MacAuley, the daughter of Ebenezer MacAuley a Scottish emigrant from Ross and Cromarty. Does anyone have any information about any of the MacAuley people or the Cummins/Cummings? There are no people in the Upper South River area today with these last names today. Any help would be appreciated and I am willing to share the information that I have gathered.

Wanda in N.B.


Name: Maureen DeCoste <>
Date: 2001-08-06
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish DeCoste, Briand, Petitpas
Wow what a great site. You've done quite a bit. I enjoyed perusing and look forward to coming back again.

Name: Michael Gillis <>
Date: 2001-08-05
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Gillis
I am interested in the family of Angus Gillis (my ggg-grandfather) 1st. marriage (unknown) ch. John, Catherine and, Ann.
2nd marriage Ann MacDougall ch. Hugh, Andrew (my gg-grandfather) , James, Margaret, Flora,
Sarah, Christy and, Betsy

I have some information on Andrew (b. abt 1810 d. July 1890 ) and his family. 1st. marriage Flora MacKinnon ch. Mary, Angus, Catherine and, Alex
2nd marriage , Annie MacDonald ch. John, Allen, James, Flora, Andrew,Francis A.(my gg-grandfather b. abt 1863 d. May 1952) and, Dan.

My gg-grandfather, I think, was born Georgeville I'm not sure of the exact date. He married Mary Gorman of Tracide in June 1890 and moved toSydney Mines in 1908 as stationmaster.


Name: Jody Champlin <>
Date: 2001-08-05
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Leadbetter
I am trying to locate a Peter Leadbetter supposedly born in Antigonish in 1817, who later married a Susan Worth. Anyone with any information on this family please contact me, this bit of elusive information is something I've been trying to prove since 1979. I'd surely appreciate any help I can get. Sincerely,
Jody B. Champlin


Name: Bill Davis <>
Date: 2001-07-31
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald; MacLeod; MacIntyre; Gillies
just a note to say hello and look through your website. I am presently into a project searching my wife's family ; ancestral names above from Scotland (durilng the purge, or cleansing of the land) who migrated to various parts of Nova Scotia, then eventually migrated in Massachusetts with Big Jack S. MacDonald and his wife Mary Anne MacIntyre. I almost forgot to mentions the MacEachen family is part of my squest, so your web site should prove quite interesting to me. Thank you for such fine work.

Name: Bill Davis <>
Date: 2001-07-31
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald; MacLeod; MacIntyre; Gillies
just a note to say hello and look through your website. I am presently into a project searching my wife's family ; ancestral names above from Scotland (durilng the purge, or cleansing of the land) who migrated to various parts of Nova Scotia, then eventually migrated in Massachusetts with Big Jack S. MacDonald and his wife Mary Anne MacIntyre.

Name: anne mckinnon <>
Date: 2001-07-28
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish mc/mackinnon
Looking for info re family of Mackinnons who settled in Glencoe about 1833. They were Neil, John, Anne and Janet, the children of Duncan Mackinnon of the Isle of Canna, Scotland. Thanks.

Name: Tracy Floris <>
Date: 2001-07-17
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Smith
Looking for Collin Smith, born Aug 1,1878. Found two Collin's on the 1891 census. Not sure which one is my great-grandfather.

Name: Peter Fraser <>
Date: 2001-07-06
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Fraser
One Hundred Thousand Thanks-
The site and all the preparation that went before reflects a dedication of spirit we all appreciate, especially those of us who live far away.
The site will help all those who are just beginning their search, who have a head start and those who continue.
I hope to contribute to its growth.
Thanks, once more from California.


Name: Bonnie Elsten <>
Date: 2001-07-03
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Slattery
This looks like it is going to be a great resource. I live in California, USA so any materials made available through the internet help me a lot.

Name: Barbara Venedam Pumyea <>
Date: 2001-07-03
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Venedam, Boussard, De Young, Broussard, Boussard, Landry, Benoit, Doiron
I am researching and trying to find out anything with regard to my father. My greatgrandfather Charles [born March,1857] married Mary Jane Boussard [born January`1862]. They marries on April 23, 1882 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bost were born in Pomquet, Antigonish Co., Nova Scotia. I am looking for information on their forbearers and the descendents of all these ancesters.
Thank you if you can help.
Barbara Venedam Pumyea


Name: Debbie (McGillivray) Hanela <>
Date: 2001-07-01
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish macgillivray
Thanks for all the wonderful work on the site. Looking forward to using it and watching it grow.


Name: Alee Lane <>
Date: 2001-06-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Chisholm, Somers
Extremely well done! I look forward to visiting often. I may have already found a "Captain Alex. MacEachern" who was a guest at my grandparents wedding of Sept. 22nd, 1902 in Gloucester, Massachusetts from your family listing of MacEacherns! I find this exciting!

Name: Ray MacDonald <>
Date: 2001-06-30
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish MacDonald, Kenney
Great site - I hope it flourishes.

Ray MacDonald


Name: Marjorie Kenty <>
Date: 2001-06-28
Surname(s) Researching in Antigonish Kenty/Canty
This is a great web site and I wish every one well, may you find all your family, soon,