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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Research Centre also receives family trees and local history in digital formats:
- History of Charles Dixon, One of the Settlers of Sackville, NB Compiled by James D Dixon a Grandson, Sackville NB 1891
- Brief history and genealogical sketches by Marilyn (Wheaton) Keller – Lives Lived in the Second Westcock Hill by Marilyn (Wheaton) Keller, October 2021 and Lives Lived in Frosty Hollow by Marilyn (Wheaton) Keller, November 2021
- Genealogy of the Read Family by Robert Cutten Read (1902-1976)
- Genealogy of the Logan’s of Amherst
- Genealogy of the Purdy family tree prepared by Alec Purdy Information collected and organized by Clayton C. Purdy and Alec Purdy – Nov 2014 Ver 15.3
- Read Family History by Marilyn Keller
- Michael Fisher family tree by William Shives Fisher
- Genealogical Account of the Estabrooks Family Volume I and Volume II, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Compiled by Bruce T Estabrooks & Shirley E Anderson, Copyright 2000 current to 22 July 2021 . Contact Bruce Estabrooks <email@example.com> with any errors or omissions.
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 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.
- Isthmus of Chignecto – Map of a part of Nova Scotia 1755 (courtesy of Nova Scotia Archives)
- Map of surveyed parts of Nova Scotia by Capt Lewis 1755 (courtesy of Nova Scotia Archives)
- Map of the Bason of Chignectou by Capt Lewis 1755 (courtesy of Mount Allison Archives)
- Jeffery Map of 1755
- John Huston Township Grant Map of 1764
- Millidge Grant Map of 1791 (courtesy of Mount Allison Archives)
- Sackville Town Platt 1797 (Webster Collection)
- Walling Map of 1862 (courtesy of the Map Center Collection, Boston Public Library)
- Stewart Map of 1899 (courtesy of Mount Allison Archives)
- Goad Fire Insurance Plans 1899-1914 (courtesy of Mount Allison Achieves)
- Sackville – Pointe-de-Bute 1948 (courtesy of Mount Allison Achieves)
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.