Papers from the Yorkshire 2000 Conference
edited by Paul A. Bogaard
This publication makes available for the first time all 15 papers presented at a two day conference held at Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., in August, 2000. The conference was part of a week-long celebration held in Sackville in honour of the more than 1000 immigrants from Yorkshire, England, who settled in Atlantic Canada (most in the Chignecto Region) between 1772 and 1775.
The conference brought together noted academics, genealogists, and local historians, and the proceedings include an introductory essay by Dr. William Hamilton.
This publication, along with Jim Snowdon’s Footprints in the Marsh Mud (also available from the Trust), will be of great interest to all who are interested in the early settlement history of eastern Canada. It is especially relevant to an understanding of the immigration and impact of those hardy settlers from Yorkshire who were seeking a new life in Nova Scotia.
220 pages. Publication launched May 31, 2012.