What Was Yorkshire 2000?
The Tantramar Heritage Trust was pleased to be the host for Yorkshire 2000, a gathering of the descendants of Yorkshire settlers who immigrated from northern England to Nova Scotia (which at the time included present day New Brunswick) during the period 1772-1775.
Yorkshire 2000 was a celebration of this historic event 225 years after the immigration. It was held August 3-10, 2000, centered on the campus of Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., Canada, with events held throughout the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border area.
Map of the Chignecto Region
For detailed information on the original idea developed by Don Chapman (Mission, BC) please click on the following:
Background to the original proposal
Yorkshire 2000 – A Huge Success
Some 3000 people participated in the wide-ranging events of Yorkshire 2000. For a report see Yorkshire 2000 – A Huge Success.
The Legacy: Publications and Ongoing Studies
A Yorkshire 2000 Legacy Committee, under the Board of the Tantramar Heritage Trust, worked on a series of projects as a legacy to the Yorkshire 2000 gathering. See Publications and Ongoing Studies for further information.
The Legacy: Plaques and Memorials
Steps have already been taken to place historical markers preserving the memory of the Yorkshire settlers. See Plaques and Memorials for further information.
For a comprehensive listing of Yorkshire families, ship passenger listing and much more please access the following website developed by Gord Ripley: www.libris.ca/yrkfam/
- Abstract of Number of Families settled in Nova Scotia – August 1775
- Yorkshire Villages of Origin for some families in 1772-1775 Emigration
- Photos of original family homesteads in Yorkshire
- For a link for finding Yorkshire place names try the following website: genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/Where/ – (link does not work)
- Links to Family Websites
For information on the ships which brought the Yorkshire settlers see:
- Ships of the Yorkshire Emigration to Nova Scotia, 1772-1775
- “The Voyage Over”, excerpt from a Will R. Bird short story
- Ship Advertisements
- Information from Etherton’s York Chronicle
- The Voyage of the Albion
To continue Yorkshire Heritage discussions:
Organizing related to Yorkshire 2000 took place through an email discussion group. That early on-line group is currently evolving into a Facebook social networking group, called: “1770s Yorkshire Migration”.
Anyone interested in on-going exchanges about the general subject of the Yorkshire Migration is welcome as a member. If you wish to participate you will need to become a Facebook participant (no charge), by signing up at: http://www.facebook.com/
Subsequent to becoming a Facebook member and logging into Facebook, you may join the 1770s Yorkshire Migration group by searching for the group name on the Facebook site.
Early Settlement History of Tantramar:
- Annotated listing of dates and suggested reading list
- Article from Sackville Tribune Post, Wednesday, Sept. 9/98, Re: Yorkshire Settlement
- A Rose Across the Ocean: The Yorkshire Emigration, article in AYUP! The Online Magazine for Yorkshire
Links to Yorkshire genealogy, etc., in the Chignecto region:
- http://www.chignecto.org/ – link to the Atlantic Canada Genealogy Project
- www.rootsweb.com/~cannb/– link to the New Brunswick Genweb.
- www.rootsweb.com/~canns/ – link to Nova Scotia Genweb
- home.comcast.net/~montemac/yorkshire2000/– site developed by Robert McEachern to help advertise Yorkshire 2000 and includes photographs and maps of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
- www.rootsweb.com/~nbwestmo/ – for link to a Westmorland County Genweb site maintained by Tony LeBlanc.
- immigrantships.net/ – Ships Passenger lists on Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild site.
Links to Yorkshire, England, Genealogy, etc.:
- www.ayup.co.uk – Online Yorkshire magazine
- www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/ – for information on Yorkshire England and specifically historical and genealogical data.
- www.yorkshire.net.co.uk/ – link to Yorkshire Net.
- www.yorksview.co.uk/ – link to Yorksview (pictures of Yorkshire).
- Also www.yorksview.co.uk/trivia.htm – Yorksview trivia page (great tales of Yorkshire’s odd people and places; the Yorkshire anthem).
- www.moors.uk.net/ – link to North York Moors National Park.
- www.dalesman.co.uk/– link to The Dalesman.
- www.daelnet.co.uk/ – link to Daelnet in Yorkshire.
- castlehillbookshop.tbpcontrol.co.uk/tbp.direct/customeraccesscontrol/home.aspx? Castle Hill Book Shop (for books on Yorkshire).
- Web sites on Yorkshire Dialect:
- Sites on the villages of Thrybergh, Dalton and Ravenfield.
Links to the Tantramar Region:
- www.mta.ca – Mount Allison University.
- www.sackvilletribunepost.com/ – Online Edition of the Sackville Tribune-Post
- www.sackville.com – Town of Sackville, N.B.
- tantramarinteractive.com [deprecated] – links to the Tantramar website which hosts information on the region’s communities, businesses, travel and tourism.
- tantramar.com/ti/qtvr_gallery.html [deprecated] – for access through the Tantramar site to 360-degree pictures of the Chignecto area.
Links to Tourism Information:
- Tantramar Tourism Association [deprecated]
- gnb.ca – link for the Province of new Brunswick or try
- tourismnbcanada.com for a link directly to NB Tourism [deprecated]
- www.gov.ns.ca – link for Province of Nova Scotia.
- www.gov.pe.ca – link for the Province of Prince Edward Island.