Feb. 28, 2009
I have relatives who immigrated to Balgonie/Regina just before and just after 1900. Georg and Katherine Zacher lived in Balgonie and Regina until his death in 1926.
I am trying to find someone in the area who just might have information about the Zachers who lived in the Balgonie, Vibank, and Odessa area in the early 1900s, especially Georg and katherine, since they had no children/no descendants.
Some of my relatives here in the U.S. spent time with Georg and seem to remember that Georg raised foxes.
Any help you might give me will be apprecated. I have been in contact with the Catholic church in Balgonie and in Regina, but did not get very far, other than dates of death for the couple.
Thanks in advance,
Feb. 26, 2009
Having spent my formative years in Cobourg, I feel it's the most wonderful place in the world!! There is a peace that comes over me when I visit my "hometown". The people are friendly, funny, accommodating, and the atmosphere is upbeat. Thinking of moving there? Don't waste time - do it.
Feb. 22, 2009
very Friendly village. Most young Adults move to the larger population centers
Feb. 18, 2009
I would like to know the dates of the 100th anniversary?
Mary Craig Low
Feb. 16, 2009
I am trying to get my American passport to travel to Canada to see friends and am having difficulties.
My father's parents were running the Beaver Brook Station in the early 1900's and perhaps earlier.
My father is said to have been born at Beaver Brook and I am having a problem validating that to the satisfaction of my passport requirements... I am American born.
His parents were named Boudreau and my father, Joseph Cleopathas Boudreau, was born in 1904. He was a telegrapher for the CNR and I believe his father was the telegrapher at Beaver Brook Station.
I was 7 years old in 1943 when staying at the station overnight with my grandmother and her huge cat. I do not remember my grandfather.
Is there a place in Beaver Brook where old birth records are kept and a way for me to contact them ?
I would appreciate any help or guidance offered and ask that anyone able will write to my email
Thank you and God bless,
Feb. 15, 2009
I have been going to Bob's Lake in Tichborne since 1963. Bob's Lake is truly the moste beautiful I have ever known.
Feb. 13, 2009
Feb /2009- I've been all over the globe and I think Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, is the most beautiful place on earth. If I had one day left on earth I would want to sit on the beach at Partridge Island looking at the ocean, the ever changing Bay Of Fundy, it has a extensive panaramanic view of the area with the world renoun highest tides in the world. I collect heart shaped stones, precious stones, and drift wood, and the odd piece of old pirate's money, all found there on the beautiful breaktaking beach. Also in view are a few log homes/cabins, a functional turn of the century working fish weir, and the famous Ottawa House By The Sea, a must see historic museum with really good ice cream and great staff. This museum was once the summer home of Sir Charles Tupper a Canadian Prime Minister. GO NOW DON'T DELAY.
Feb. 12, 2009
My Great Grandfather David R Anderson died at the edge of Nottingham Is on 24 Sept 1911, he was the Engineer on the 'Seduisante' a Dundee whaling ketch, which crashed into rocks whilst in full sail chasing walrus in a snow storm.
He was 51 yrs old. Only 2 bodies were recovered, one being my g grandfather...He was buried at Nottingham Is.
Feb. 3, 2009
Hi .... I lived in Cote St Luc in the 60's and seem to remember an apartment complex (one of the few at the time) on Cote St. Luc Road .. I am thinking south of Cavendish and north of the Cote St. Luc shopping center .. I think it might have been called "the Gardens". Someone told me it had been torn down during the 70's or 80's - anyone remember it?
Feb. 1, 2009
BOUCTOUHE IS THE CLEANESS PLACE THAT I EVER BEEN
I WISH TO RETURN SOMEDAY TO LIVE THERE I WAS BORN IN BOUCTOUCHE 1967
AN MOVED TO BOSTON BACK IN THE 1980'S
AND I ALWAYS HAVE MY FAMILLY COMES AND VISIT
BEST PLACE TO LIVE ROY LEBLANC
I believe that my Great Grandfather was a farmer in or around Cowley towards the end of the 19th c and in the early years of the 20th c, his name was William Nickerson, any information about him would be greatly appreciated.
Jan. 31, 2009
I would like to know what types of accomodations are available or real estate agents for the village of Raleigh.
I am thinking of moving to this quaint area of Canada. If you have any contacts, please advise.
I lived in Vernon Bridge until I was 13. It would be interesting to connect with some of the people that attended school with me & my brothers Cyril & Frank.
AS A BOY, 12 TO 15 YEARS OLD, I LIVED ON HAWES ISLAND hawkes harbour, DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN WHALING WAS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. THE WHALING STATION WAS OWNED BY CHRISTIAN SALVESEN AND CO. FROM LEITH SCOTLAND. I HAVE MANY PHOTOS FROM THERE AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY WRITING TO ME AT : ESPANORAMA@YAHOO.COM IT SURE WOULD BE INTERESTNG IF SOMEONE HAS AN INTEREST IN THAT PLACE. ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING ITEMS WAS A WHALE WITH TWO HEADS, WHICH WAS FOUND INSIDE A MOTHER WHALE. THIS WAS RECORDED BY THE CANADIAN INSPECTOR ROBERT L. STEVENSON WITH PHOTOS.
THE WHALING COMPANY WAS CALLED POLAR WHALING COMPANY AND THE HQ. WAS IN HARBOUR GRACE NFLD.
Jan. 27, 2009
I lived in Hazelton (Two Mile) for five years from 1950 - 1955. I first attended a one room school on the bench, overlooking Old Hazelton. I seem to recall a bit of a steeple (without the cross) so perhaps it was an old church at one time. It had a long wood burning drum type stove in the middle of the room to heat the place. I think I went there two or three years before the new school was built in the old town, BC's first Amalgamated school it was called then, with kids of all races attending. (Haven't we come a long way!) I would really like to have a picture of that one room school if anyone has one. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 25, 2009
Ceepeecee is not on the Skeena River. It is in Esperansa Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. I grew up near Ceepeecee at a place called Zeballos. Went to Zeballos in 1940 and left there in 1958. Anyways, its great to see people interested in the small out of the way places.
Jan. 24, 2009
this town in the 40s and 50s when i lived there as akid was a large railroad and lumber town of about 300 people,now there is 34 as the railway has scaled down and also the lumbering but was it ever fun to grow up and live in this village,our 2 room schoolhouse closed down in 1949 and we were bussed to stanley regional highschool where i graduated in 1954,i loved it harry
Stony Plain has an overzealous bylaw officer....watch out.Just got a ticket for going through a red light which was flashing red when I got there,so I stopped and no one else was there.so proceeded through.I got half way through the intersection and the light turned to red from flashing red, thats when I see our bylaw officer accelerating at good rate over the tracks...Can you say money grab?
Jan. 20, 2009
Looking for info about George Samuel Fertig and George Thane Fertig and Gray Joy Fertig who lived there in 1905-1920s
Jan. 19, 2009
I grew up in Englishtown, and some people may have called it boring but i had a blast. Living beside the ocean
was the most exciting thing for me. I loved to look out over
saint ann's bay from the bottom of kelly' Lane. .We use to live in the Morrison House,it was a beautiful view . One that I now miss. I'm sitting here in northeren ontairo trying
to explain to someone from turkey were i grew up . When I went to show him I seenthis blog so hello all from david williams
I am researching my family history and am stuck in Colchester County, N.S in Tatamagouche and Denmark, my g.g grandfather was a blacksmith in this town and I am trying to find his newspaper obituary for the date May 24th 1918, his name is DAVID MCLEOD. If anyone can help me please e-mail me at email@example.com
Kim in Ontario
Jan. 15, 2009
I knew a few of the old timers from about 1962. One of the old timers was my mentor. William Silver McLean. When Igot to be a helicopter pilot for Okanagan Helicopters I was into Alice Arm many times. Was on the initial power line construction into Kitsault from the Nass country. Saw the Kitsault Moly Mine from start to finish. I still have a cabin that belonged to Bill McLean, its run down now, but the property is valuable. They have been doing some exploration and diamond drilling on some of the old properties up the Kitsault River. Miss that country.
Jan. 14, 2009
Youngstown is a very special town. It is full of very caring people and it is a great place to live. The winter that I spent there is a very special memory.
I've not been to Odessa for many years. My mothers maiden name was Mary Eve Hoffart. I have first cousins in Odessa that are sons of my Uncle Joe Hoffart, who I dearly loved...and perhaps relative of my Uncle Steve Hoffart. I used to visit when the train still ran on the track there, and when they had sports days....I am now 78 years old and looking great, here in Portland, Oregon.
Jan. 13, 2009
I lived on Read Island from 1929 to 1941 when I left to go to school in Vancouver. We lived on 160 acres of rock, my father built our house and he died 7 years after we moved there leaving my mother with a son and 5 girls.
I am told there is now a "no trespassing" sign on the property. I visited it in 1997 to take my grandchildren there to see how their grandmother spent her early days.
I have recently written my memoirs, or part of them.
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