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History
Publications and links to sites of historical interest


New Brunswick itself was formed as a province in 1784.  Prior to that, however, New Brunswick was part of the province of Nova Scotia. 

Heritage Maps

Homestead Maps - Reprints of land maps from the 1800s. These are invaluable for use in genealogical and historical research. Vist their website for pricing and availability. 


Downloadable Documents

Walter Wilmot's Whaling Experience - contributed by Jane Wood, transcription of an article in the Daily Times. This is a Rich Text Format document which can be downloaded.

1890 Moncton Town Council Meeting - contributed by Jane Wood, an example of a Moncton Town Meeting as printed in the Daily Times. This is a Rich Text Format document which can be downloaded.

1890 Resignation of Marshall Thibideau - contributed by Jane Wood, reprinted from the Daily Times. This is a Rich Text Format document which can be downloaded.

1890 Daily Times Article - contributed by Jane Wood, reprinted from the Daily Times. This article lists several residents of the town. It is a Rich Text Format document which can be downloaded.

1898 Salisbury Methodist Circuit Pamphlet - contributed by Jane Wood, membership list of the Methodist Circuit of Salisbury in 1898.

1907 Moncton Phone Book - contributed by Jane Wood, listings of the 1907 Moncton Phone Book.

Yorkshire Emigration - a web site which includes some passenger lists of ships from Yorkshire to Westmorland County, family lists, etc.

A Rose Across the Ocean - The Yorkshire Emigration - a brief history of Yorkshire Emigration from the British Perspective.

1764 Land Grant   (contributed by Bonnie Swingle).  One of the earliest land grants we have is that of 1764, when land was granted to a group of settlers in the Chignecto area of present-day Westmorland County (N.B.) and Cumberland County (N.S.).

History of Sackville, N.B. by Dr. William Cochran Milner - this is a transcription of a book written by Dr. Milner and published by Tribune Press of Sackville in 1934.  It was obtained from the former Chignecto site, which in turn obtained it from Carol Lee Dobson on 8/23/98.  It is saved as a text (.TXT) file, which means it must be downloaded, saved to your system, and you may then use your favourite word processor to view or print it.  This file is approximately 387K in size; at 28.8K, it will take between 4 and 5 minutes to load.

Chignecto Isthmus; First Settlers by Howard Trueman - this is a transcription of a book written by Howard Trueman, published in 1902, and transcribed in 1998 by the Gutenberg Project.  It was obtained from the former Chignecto site.  It is saved as a text (.TXT) file, which means it must be downloaded, saved to your system, and you may then use your favourite word processor to view or print it.  This file is approximately 395K in size; at 28.8K, it will take between 4 and 5 minutes to load.

Records of Chignecto by Dr. William Cochran Milner - this is an article by Dr. Milner which appeared in the Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume XV, Halifax, N.S., WM. MacNab and Son, 1911.  It was obtained from the former Chignecto site.  It is saved as a text (.TXT) file, which means it must be downloaded, saved to your system, and you may then use your favourite word processor to view or print it.  This file is approximately 170K in size; at 28.8K, it will take between 2 and 3 minutes to load.

History of Port-Elgin-Melrose Parish (contributed by Kelly Dorcas & Barb Trenholm) unknown author (possibly the parish priest), mainly concerning the Catholic Church and Irish-Catholic families in the area, written about 1927; 10 original pages including photos.  This is a Microsoft Word 6 document; about 1.6Meg including photos.  A version WITHOUT photos is about 28K, and is available for download here.

The Story of Melrose (contributed by Barb Trenholm), written by E. Savage about 1897, concerns mainly the Irish Catholic founding families; 32 original pages including name index.  This file is in Microsoft Word 6 format, and is about 125K in size.

History of Charles Dixon (contributed by Barb Trenholm), written by James Dixon, a grandson of Charles, about 1891.  Ms. Trenholm has included a surname and place-name index at the end of this file.  This file is in Microsoft Word 6 format, and is about 433K in size.

A History and Story of Botsford (contributed by Barb Trenholm), written by W. M. Burns about 1933.  It includes genealogical sketches of 68 families of Botsford Parish, is about 119 pages, and includes a surname index added by Ms. Trenholm.  This file is in Microsoft Word 6 format, and is about 282K in size.

Journal of a Voyage to Nova Scotia (contributed by Barb Trenholm), made in 1731 by Robert Hale of Beverly, Mass.  This document described conditions around Fort Beausejour, and originally appeared in Acadiensis in October 1906 by W. O. Raymond.  This document is about 7 pages, in Microsoft Word 6 format, and is about 25K in size.
 

 
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