Genealogy of Early Tantramar Families and Historical Maps

The Research Centre has created a single family tree entitled  ‘Descendants of Early Tantramar Families’ which contains many early settlers of the Tantramar area. Here is the link to view ‘Descendants of Early Tantramar Families‘ on Ancestry. Note that it needs an Ancestry account to view the family tree (accounts can be set-up for free without a paid membership).

This basis of this family tree was donated by local resident Ken Tower who along with his father compiled over the years an extensive research tree. The tree boasts an outstanding 55 thousand people/settlers of the Tantramar area and is always expanding. Since then additional family trees done by volunteer researchers have been merged into this one all-inclusive tree.  Please forward any corrections and suggestions to tantramarheritage@gmail.com.

The Research Centre also receives family trees and local history in digital formats:

Genealogy Research at Mount Allison University

Selected Sources for Genealogical Research at the Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives  provides a list of resources for conducting genealogical research at the Mount Allison University Libraries & Archives. Second edition compiled by Cheryl Ennals in 1995.

Historical Maps

Historical maps also play a key roll in researching family history and family trees.

For example, these historic maps, in chronological order, are useful resources for researchers.

  • Captain Lewis Map of 1775
  • Jeffery Map of 1775
  • Huston Township Grant Map of 1764
  • Millidge Grant Map of 1791 (courtesy of Mount Allison Archives)
  • Sackville Town Platt (Webster Collection)
  • Westcock Landing Survey of 1804
  • Walling Map of 1862 (courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection, Boston Public Library)
  • Stewart Map of 1899
  • Goad Fire Insurance Plans 1899-1914 (courtesy of Mount Allison Achieves)

* digital version may be made available in the future

The Research Centre has a few historical maps, but we are very fortunate to have access to the Mount Allison University Archives.

This guide lists all maps, surveys and plans found in the Mount Allison University Archives holdings dating from 1686 to the 1960s. Guide to Maps, Surveys and Plans.