1907 Vital Statistics Book

This book is a compilation of newspaper articles containing vital statistics for Cumberland County, Nova Scotia as recorded by the “Amherst Daily News,” Amherst, Nova Scotia, from January 1, 1907 to December 31, 1907.

All vital statistics were transcribed in full as recorded in these issues. Entries were copied from microfilms housed at Mount Allison University, Ralph Pickard Bell Library, Sackville, New Brunswick. All individuals named within these articles, with the exception of ministers, have been cross-referenced for an easy search for your ancestors. At the end of each article in italics you will find the source of the article. For example: ADN Tues., Apr. 10, 1907 p.1 consists of the abbreviated name of newspaper, the publication date of the newspaper and the page number.

Get your copy now at 1907 Vital Stats Book or go to Products drop down box above and/or select other publications.

Black Heritage Month in Nova Scotia

Check out the link provided below to follow up on the Amherst connection to this fabulous article and the link to the heritage of an admired Amherstonian.

A Descendant From The Book! Dwayne Johnson-7 Generations of African-Canadian/Black Nova Scotian Heritage Traced From The Book Of Negroes.


JM Bowles | January 7 2015
jm.bowles@outlook.com

With the film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill’s book “The Book of Negroes”, making it’s debut in Canada on January 7th on the CBC and set to air in the US on BET, February 16th-18th, I thought it would be interesting to write about how the history of the original Book of Negroes, has a direct ancestrial connection to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

http://descendantfromthebook.weebly.com/

CCGS July Meeting

July 28 – Ottawa House Museum in Parrsboro hosted CCGS’ meeting with guest speaker, Clemm Larsen, who provided on PowerPoint, an informative Pictorial Tour of the Parrsboro Shore.

 

CCGS BBQ Event

.Thanks to Rick & Shirley King for hosting this event for our members, read more in the June Cumberland Roots newsletter

Thanks to Rick & Shirley King for hosting this event for our members, read more in the June Cumberland Roots newsletter

Show & Tell at January CCGS Meeting

Photo of Angus MacDonald

Marie (MacDonald) Trueman shows an heirloom photo of her paternal grandfather, Angus MacDonald.  The McDonalds originally came from Scotland to Fox Harbour, N.S. and later relocated to River Philip.

Before the miners strike in Springhill Angus had a confectionery store on Main Street in Springhill, NS.

Thanks Marie for sharing your story with us.

Old Photographs #41

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The couple in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #41″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #40

Old Photographs #40

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #40″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #39

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #39″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #38

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #38″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #37

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be a friend or family member related to the Benjamin Hatfield family of Advocate.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #37″ in the subject line.  If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.