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Date: 12/31/2006
Name: Richard E. Cox
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
E-Mail: richardecox@aledobb.com

Comments: I am researching the Durkee family history.  My wife is descendant from James Durkee and Elizabeth Sarah Dennis.  I was checking to find information on the Durkee Family Library as it contains an extensive genealogy of the family that is supposed to contain my children's names.

James was born in Cherboque.


Date: 1/1/2007
Name: Nancy Neal Campbell
Location: Richmond, TX
E-Mail: ncampbell756@houston.rr.com,

Comments: I recently received some information on our family history from one of my aunts (Myra Gray Neal Johnson)who, unfortunately, passed away a few months ago.  My paternal grandmother was Veta Blanche Grey, born 10/06/1886 in East Kemptville.  She married my grandfather, Archie Neal, on 8/12/1911 in Lynn MS.  I never knew my grandmother, as she passed away when my father was only two years old.

Since the Gray's were such a large family, I would imagine that there are still some living there.  Can you tell me how I could find this out?

Thank you. 

Date: 1/2/2007
Name: aurel mooney
Location: milton highlands
E-Mail: mooneyaurel@eastlink.ca

Comments: doctors lake is not connected to lake milo  as stated but second lake is north of milo and the third lake is doctors
lake there is an error in the information which should be corrected thanks
information in article by j leblanc re hebron is incorrect !!!!

i was looking at information by j leblanc re hebron they

Webmaster Comment;  I could not located J LeBlanc but I made the corrections for her.Thank you G.J.LeBlanc

Date: 1/5/2007
Name: Lynn Hemeon
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: yarmouthbands@gmail.com

Comments: I am looking for pictures or music of Yarmouth Bands to include on the following site.


Date: 1/6/2007
Name: fogbound
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
E-Mail: fogboundf@hotmail.com

Comments: Just browsing around Yarmouth sites and I came across this Wellington page. It was home to me for nine years and I enjoyed my time there. I have alot of good memories of my life there. 

Date: 1/7/2007
Name: carl w goodwin 
Location: southing5on conn.
E-Mail: coolgrampe80@sbcglobal.net

Comments: looking to connect john goodwins family to other goodwins thank you

Date: 1/7/2007
Name: jim
Location: pickering  On
E-Mail: jcrowell@actiontrucks.com

Comments: I lived in yarmouth most of my life. I enjoy my visits back. Its great to check out home on line, there is no place like home. Take care 

Date: 1/7/2007
Name: Shirley Marshall
Location: Florida
E-Mail: shirley@brevard.net

Comments: I found this entire site very interesting since my grandfather came from Brazil Lake.

Date: 1/9/2007
Name: Casey
Location: Masset
E-Mail: mtravel@mhtv.ca

Comments: Thought it was a little far fetched but we do have small blue sharks here

Date: 1/9/2007
Name: Tyler Muise
Location: Hubbards Point
E-Mail: t


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Date: 1/9/2007
Name: Tyler Muise
Location: Hubbards Point
E-Mail: t_muise@hotmail.com

Comments: Hey Anyone Add My Msn. ohh and also kewl site..lol


Date: 1/12/2007
Name: NancyRoussanoglou.
Location: Dick|Briand,CapeAuget

Comments: This is truly special.To be able to put images to my thoughts I remember.

Date: 1/14/2007
Name: Durkee
Location: Yarmouth  N.S.
E-Mail: aldurk@hotmail.com

Comments:    This is very interesting as I was brought up in Overton with many fond memories of living there. Being next to the ballfield I can remember many a ballgame featuring the Overton Outlaws. It is sad to see the field now not in use and is getting overgrown. One other tidbit is Ralph Jeffery was also my great uncle and remember many a visit from him at our house .Thanks for the page I love it

Date: 1/14/2007
Location: janvrins harbour
E-Mail: wallace.george@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: its very nice web page but what about janvrins harbour there is nothing about it .its part of isle madame too.

Date: 1/15/2007
Name: basil
Location: newell
E-Mail: basilnewell@yahoo.ca

Comments: I really enjoy my monthly visits to this site. It's the next thing to being home. Thank you

Date: 1/17/2007
Name: RICK
Location: BRITTAIN
E-Mail: rpercybrittain@hotmail.com



Date: 1/18/2007
Name: Marty Zuliniak
Location: Dundas Ont.
E-Mail: carpcounty@hotmail.com

Comments:    I would like to invite all the Nova Scotians, to Hamilton Ont. for the World's Oldest Organized Carp Derby, the Carp County Open. Then you can enjoy a stubby Beer for $3.00 All you can drink at the Dundas Ravine Bash's 40th Anniversary in June 2007.    See you there!  Marty Zee!

 Date: 1/18/2007
Name: David R. Surette
Location: Massachusetts
E-Mail: info@davidsurette.com

Comments: I have a poem about my visit to Surette's Island in my book Young Gentlemen's School (Koenisha 2004).  It's also on my website www.davidsurette.com

Date: 1/19/2007
Name: Lorraine M. (DuLong) Donovan
Location: Billerica, MASS., USA
E-Mail: Lmdonovan@aol.com

Comments: I am trying to trace my heritage.  I know that my father, Joseph Nelson DuLong was born on June 5, 1913 in Comeau's Hill, Nova Scotia.  My granparents each came from the are and they had returned to visit relatives when my father was born.  My grantmother's maiden name was Virginia Jacquard.

Most of my relatives that would have any information on my heritiage have passed away and I wondered if you could give me any sites there that could help me.   Thank you.


Date: 1/20/2007
Name: christie sproul
Location: oshawa
E-Mail: marksproul@rogers.com

Comments: I very much enjoy your villages of yarmouth nova scotia. my parents are both born and raised in and around yarmouth. i'm 39 and spent many summers down in your area and i miss it !!!!! hope to be back soon with my husband and young daughter. my mother lives in Glenwood overlooking the ARGYLE RIVER.  please e-mail me when you finish constructioning the glenwood area!!!


                     Christie Sproul

Date: 1/21/2007
Name: verna robinson
Location: toronto ontaria
E-Mail: vernarobinson7@yahoo.ca

Comments: very interesting beautiful town i also have lots of connections there,lots of family stil there,at this moment i am doing my family tree.

Verna Robinson
Pickering Ont

Date: 1/22/2007
Name: Doug Hamilton
Location: British Columbia
E-Mail: Doogie54@hotmail.com

Comments: I use to live about a mile or two from the county line of Digby and was wondering if I can get any information on any of my relatives that may still live in that area with the same last name. Our farm was located across from a lake with the river in behind and my Uncles (same last names) use to have the farms from there to the county line.  I was last there over fourty years ago and am looking to see what has changed and if our old farm is till there and possibly for sale. Thanks

Date: 1/22/2007
Name: shirley campbell
Location: Kemptville
E-Mail: tugboat@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Just looking in to see what Kemptville village is like

Date: 1/23/2007
Name: Rodney Leblanc
Location: Mississauga
E-Mail: freebird_1967@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Aunt,
Saw your website and it is very interesting.  Tell Lisa to e-mail me at above e-mail.
I got to go now, my boss is harassing me.
See you.
Rodney (black duck)

Date: 1/23/2007
Name: Don
Location: Trenton, Ontario
E-Mail: mccumberdon@hotmail.com

We have now settled in our 137 year old stone home in the hills between Trenton and Brighton.We enjoyed living in Yarmouth for the past year. We had a great time supporting Neil Leblanc in his bid for Premier of Nova Scotia.
I also enjoyed running Richard Hurlburts' campaign office during his re-election to office as MLA.I wish him well in his portfolio as Minister of Economic Developement.I can tell you that he and his staff work hard for the betterment of the residents of Yarmouth and area. It was a great year with family and meeting old friends. The dance with the Ghost Squad brought back many old memories and was great to see an old friend Senator Jim Munson in attendance from Ottawa.
I would like to THANK everyone we met in Yarmouth for your great hospitality.
We spent 67 days on our boat this past summer, back in Ontario and  decided that we would like to spend time boating around the St.Lawrence River and Thousand Islands.
We will miss Nova Scotia, however I'm sure we will be back to visit in the near future.
Lynn, keep up the good work! Nice to have met you after all those years.Your site with the Yarmouth bands also brings back fond memories.
Anyone visiting the Trenton area, please give us a call as our number is in the directory.Please bring hammers and paint brushes.
Happy New Year to all!! 
webmaster comment:  All the best Don.

Date: 1/23/2007
Name: linda shaver
Location: burlington ontario
E-Mail: lshaver@sympatico.ca

Comments: My spouse-Bert LeBlanc comes from Wedgeport.
I hope to be able to visit someday.

Date: 1/25/2007
Name: oldman
Location: Ottawa
E-Mail: oldman@sympatico.ca

Comments: It is cold here in the Nation's Capital today but "JJ" (CJOH weatherman)said even though it was minus 27C with wind chill, it was a dry cold! Yea sure JJ, it is still damn cold outside. 

Date: 1/26/2007
Name: Keith D. Allen
Location: Russell, Ontario

Comments: After growing up and attending Carleton schools,I left there in 1967 to pursue my career.  Each year my return to Carleton and Yarmouth area is very interesting and fulfilling. Boating on Lake Fannie (Carleton), hiking the woodlands and meeting local people (including relatives) is always a pleasure. Carleton remains a very tranquil place.
Keep up the interesting work.

Date: 1/26/2007
Name: Will Cole
Location: Connecticut
E-Mail: falconsview@comcast.net

Comments: Happy New Year !! May the chickens come home to roost, may the grand county of Yarmouth prosper this year.

Date: 1/27/2007
Name: amanda
Location: usa
E-Mail: amanda_d_0@hotmail.com

Comments: hi...i have friends in the yarmouth  area and was told you had a storm coming through last night in to this morning...did you get it or did it pass on by? thank you

Date: 1/28/2007
Name: Katrina
Location: Nanaimo, BC
E-Mail: just-kat@excite.com

Comments: Got this email from a friend in Mission, B.C., today (Jan. 28/07)pretty much word for word as the one on your site. Thought it was a fantastic story so I googled the name of the ship and shark and found several links (including yours) stating the facts.

Date: 1/28/2007
Name: Dave Ellis
Location: Van.Isle B.C.

Comments: Sure is a great place to grow up!Miss all those good times at the beach.

Date: 1/30/2007
Name: Turkey Vultures
Location: Chebogue Road

Comments: January 30th. 12:45 pm. There were 8  vultures on the ground feeding at that time.   S.J.H. 

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Date: 2/4/2007
Name: Nelson (Nels) Allen
Location: Thunder Bay Ont.
E-Mail: bnallen@tbaytel.net

Comments: Born and raised in Nova Scotia. Went to the 1 room school in Deerfield. Served in RCAF WW2. Last trip to Deerfield 
was in 2005. 
Went to Ontario in 1947 and still live here . Go to NS as often as possible.
Drop me a line, I will answer all mail.

Date: 2/4/2007
Name: Loretta (Francis) Hurlburt
Location: Yarmouth, N.S.
E-Mail: autumnnites@hotmail.com

Comments: I check into your site on a regular basis and must say I enjoy reading the comments. I am now working on a different "branch" on my family tree and thought I'd try my luck here. I'd be very happy to hear from anyone else working on the LYLE or TROTT families. It's very hard to find out much about them, it's almost as if they never existed. Thank you for the time and work you put into this site and may it continue to thrive. God bless.
Thank You

Date: 2/14/2007
Name: Anne BT
E-Mail: serenity@klis.com

Comments: Happy Flag Day to all.  This is a time to show pride in the country by flying the colours. 
Are we supposed to remember that spring is next month?  I certainly am ready for it.  It will mean that we are closer to everyone coming back to enjoy Yarmouth once again.
A very happy hello to all--thanks for keeping the site clean and for keeping the welcome mat out to all who call Yarmouth home!

Date: 2/14/2007
Name: Muriel
Location: normand
E-Mail: mcnyankee@comcast.net

Comments: I'm a volunteer researcher for the American Canadian Genealogy Society in Manchester Nh. Have a client looking for marriage of a Josehua(?) Alexander Leblanc (White) to a Marie Anne Doucette.  His parents are Gregoire Seraphin Leblanc dit Cook!!! and Anne Catherine Miuse(d'entremont) Hers are Simon and ???. Alternately, Marie Anne was born in 1847/1851 in Tusket, her birth or baptism might yield her mothers name!  Thanks so much, there is so little available on 19th century acadian genealogy
Muriel Normand

Date: 2/15/2007
Name: Lynn Hemeon
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: yarmouthbands@gmail.com

Comments: If you are interested in Yarmouth music check out my site for a musical journey.



Date: 2/16/2007
Name: juanita
Location: miramichi 
E-Mail: rjgraham@nbnet.nb.ca

Comments: just wanted to get away from this cold weather and snow ,so decided  to take a trip back in time and visit yarmouth and surrounding areas ,keep up the good work 

From: "Bruce Frost" 
Subject: The Ardnamurchan Woody
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:52:49 -0600

Laurent, I Just read your account of the Ardnamurchan Woody on the Argyle website. It certainly brought back memories of the Argyles. I was born in Glenwood and brought up in Argyle at what used to be called Frost corner and as a boy saw the woody go by many times ferrying passengers from Yarmouth to the Club.  I was pleased to here that it was still mobile (in 2000) and hope that it still is going strong. Thanks again.

Date: 2/17/2007
Name: Joseph Muise
Location: Bristol England
E-Mail: jam2006@tiscali.co.uk

Comments: My Wife and I are coming to Yarmouth some time in May to visit relatives we have discovered live on Surette's Island

Date: 2/18/2007
Name: Bill Olsen
Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
E-Mail: wfodab163@verizon.net

Comments: I have been looking at your web site with great interest because I believe my Great Grand Parents came from that area.  They show up as living in Ohio, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in the 1881 Canadian Census. 

Here is what I know about them:

My Great Grandfather WILLIAM H. CROSBY was born around January 1850 in Digby, Nova Scotia, and died between 1920 and 1930 in Massachusetts in the USA. 

He married LEILA A. THOMAS about 1875 in Canada.  She was born around December 1854 (that may have been 1856) in Digby, Nova Scotia, and died after April 3, 1930 in Massachusetts in the USA. 

In the 1881 census of Canada WILLIAM H. CROSBY is listed as a farmer and a Baptist speaking English, living in Ohio, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

WILLIAM H. CROSBY’s middle name may have been HARRIS as his son; Ralph Robert Crosby named his first son William Harris Crosby.  Ralph Robert Crosby was my Grandfather.

There was a boy named Bradford Crosby about 3 years old living with them so he was born about 1878.  He may have been their son and if so he may have died before they came to Massachusetts in the USA about 1890 as he does not show up in any US Census. 

WILLIAM H. CROSBY’s wife’s name is listed as LEILA A. (THOMAS) CROSBY.  There are several variations of her name I have found listed in the various censuses, they are: Lealeah H.; Leila H.; Laheah; Lalia; Lalah N.; and Lillian N. Crosby

There was also an ANNA E. THOMAS, age 16 in 1881 living with them, she may have been a younger sister of LELIA.

Children of WILLIAM CROSBY and LEILA (THOMAS) Crosby, born in Canada are:
i. BRADFORD2 CROSBY, b. Abt. 1878, Canada.
Bradford Crosby is shown in the 1881 Canada census, age 3.  He does not show up in the US Census, he may have died before the family came to the USA.  Could Bradford & Ernest be twins?

 ii. ERNEST F. CROSBY, b. Abt. 1878, Yarmouth N.S

 iii. BLANCHE M. CROSBY, b. January 1880, Yarmouth N.S. 

 iv. LETTIE E. CROSBY, b. September 1880, Canada

 v. ANNA M. CROSBY, b. July 1882, Canada

 vi. MYRA CROSBY, b. November 1885, Canada

vii. HILDA CROSBY, b. January 1888, Canada

They had other children but they were born in Massachusetts in the USA.  Does anyone know of this family?  Such as who were the parents of William and Lelia?  Does anyone know of any relatives of this family still living in that area?  I also noticed that your Mayor is a Crosby.  Could he be a relative of mine?

Thank you for any help that you can give me.

Bill Olsen
Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Date: 2/19/2007
Name: James ( Tony )  Goodwin
Location: Amherst ,Nova Scotia.
E-Mail: jag001@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments:   Hello Yarmouth, My grandfather Edmond (Frenchy) Ellis was born in the Yarmouth area. He had one daugther Annie, (my mother) by Florance Whynott of Bridgewater NS. He died some time around 1970 and is buried in Metaghan NS. His parents were a one armed fisherman - Ellis and Mary Surrette Ellis. If anyone has information or knows of relatives in the area I would like to hear from you. PS. I married a girl from Yarmouth,Ruthann Brittain 

Date: 2/19/2007
Name: Liz Scheidt
Location: Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA
E-Mail: geoliz@mchsi.com

Comments: We are hoping in the next few years to visit.  My father (a Moffat(t)) was born and raised in Yarmouth.  We would like to do some geneology searches and visit the area in which he grew up.  Any suggestions of where to start as far as researching family members born in the 1830's or before?  We look forward to visiting some of the places he has told us about.

Date: 2/24/2007
Name: Dickson Raynard
Location: Pontypool Ontario
E-Mail: raynard@porchlight.ca

Comments: i was born in yarmouth and came to Ontario when i was 5. have made many trips back to see relatives with my parents now many years later we are interested in the region and family still left there. we are planning a trip again this year and are looking for an ocean front camping area close to Yarmouth and we have a tiny house trailer.

Date: 2/25/2007
Name: Tim
Location: Calgary
E-Mail: badderboom@hotmail.com

Comments: Me and 2 of my brothers are coming for a first-time visit in May/07. Any information about the area would be appreciated. Thank you.

Date: 2/25/2007
Name: Ty Muise
Location: Tusket
E-Mail: t_muise@hotmail.com

Comments: this is a kewl site..i love being here in yarmouth county. its soo fun..me and my friends go to the yarmouth mall alot and just hang out. well kewl site..



Comments: I took these pictures of Yarmouth so others can see the character, beauty and charm that we have to offer. There are many former Yarmouthians who miss home so I hope these bring back memories. 
Webmaster Comment:  Thanks again for the pictures Lynn.   This sites contains lots of interesting and beautiful pictures of the Yarmouth area.  Well worth your viewing time. 
Name: Lynn Hemeon
E-Mail: yarmouthbands@gmail.com
Comments: If you are interested in Yarmouth music check out my site for a musical journey. http://yarmouth-bands.blogspot.com/
Lynn Hemeon Comments: If there is anyone who wishes a picture of your street or old residence , please email me. I may have it or will get it for you. Only pictures of Yarmouth as I have very few outside of town, but you never know.
This is only for those who have moved away and miss good old Yarmouth and it's FREE.
E-Mail: imissyarmouth@gmail.com
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