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Requests on this page:  || Samuel Brown Sr   || George Gavel ( records from the Loyalist settlement to the 1840-50's)   ||  Ross Pitman  ||  HELEN MORRISON-McDORMAND  ||  Mackinnons  |John Mackinnon | george andrew surette   |   |   |

Yarmouth Guest Book  Volumn #113 Sept-Dec, 2007
Date: 8/13/2007
Name: Gil Dares
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: harboursedge@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Good Day - I am putting together a book of all the former Yarmouth County residents who have left to join the RCMP. So far I have a list of 93 names, but I think there are prabably some of the earlier ones that have not been identified as yet. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks - Gil

Date: 10/2/2007
Name: me tiger hanna may @ cheesepuf
Location: alberta


Date: 10/2/2007
Name: Phil Parmley
Location: Vancouver Island
E-Mail: parmley@shaw.ca

Comments: I am trying to trace my loyalist ancestor Samuel Brown Sr whom i believe came first to Nova Scotia and then Ontario. I have found a record on the LDS site stating his son Samuel Brown Jr was born in Central Chebogue 15 Mar 1795 and married Mary Haley born Central Chebogue 1800 and raised their family of 12 children there before moving to Ontario about 1850. Are there any geneologists there who could help me out.It would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 10/2/2007
Name: Judith MacQueen
Location: Prince Edward Island
E-Mail: judith@peispa.com

Comments: I stopped in to look up an old friend, Dale Mullen, his father was Tom Mullen of 47 Chestnut St., Yarmouth.

Date: 10/2/2007
Name: Michaelle Jean
Location: Nagoya
E-Mail: Michaelle_Jean@Hotmail.com

Comments: I love Yarmouth, i love all the people of Yarmouth... <3 Loves and Kisses


Date: 10/5/2007
Name: Kara Vega
Location: Elko, Nevada
E-Mail: kvega@usgold.com

Comments: I am a fisherwoman and a shark lover and wanted to know a little more about the story so I googled and your site came up. I know nothing about the areas they were talking about so nothing about the towns really tipped me off that this was a gag. The sotry itself warrented more investigation. It goes to show you can't believe everything you read on the internet. I'd sure like to know the real fishing story(Are there real fishing stories?)that involved that shark. I bet it was a blast!
Webmaster Comment: I have been recording the spread of this or the past few years. Results on www.yarmouth.org at: Urban Legend based on 2004 Shark Scramble Catch.

Date: 10/9/2007
Name: Dorothy
Location: Manchester, CT
E-Mail: dorothyleblanc@cox.net

Comments: Looking forward to moving back to NS and Port Maitland! I need someone to cut my field. 

Date: 10/10/2007
Name: Kerrie Pinkney
Location: Dartmouth NS
E-Mail: pinkneyk@hotmail.com

Comments: What a great site if you're looking to get a feeling for the history of the area. I think the maps should be more accurate so one can actually visit these places with some confidence given highway names, modern village names, etc. Otherwise, what a nice, quaint site. (The webmaster aught to respond to his/her email!)
Webmaster Commment:  Sorry...  I checked throught the last few months of email (over 15,000) in case I missed your email, but I did not find one.  Please send again and put YARMOUTH in the subject line.   If you made a request in this GuestBook: I post the request but do not usually answer as I hope others will.  )

Date: 10/11/2007
Name: Heidi
Location: Portland, Oregon
E-Mail: hiediho333@yahoo.com

Comments: Apparently this story will never die, I just received it yesterday from my dad.  The story said it was from Ocean Shores, Washington.  My co-workers and I were suspicious so we googled it, and found your website.

Date: 10/11/2007
Name: Nancy Surette
Location: Saugus, MA
E-Mail: nancsur@hotmail.com

Comments: Greetings!
I guess we're related.  My first grandfather was Reginald Surette - grandmother remarried in the early 40's to Peter Muise.  I am interested in Surette Island and my history.  My father worked in Canada in the 70's & 80's, but I never was able to get there.  He is in his mid-70's now.  Also recently found out about the Surete de Quebec - interesting to discover that I have an entire additional family in Canada that I'm just now discovering.  So, what is the best month to drive up there from Boston?  Any special routes you could recommend?  Looking forward to getting up there - hopefully soon!  Kind regards all

Date: 10/11/2007
Name: richard r.moses
Location: Toronto 
E-Mail: I lived there for 13 years parent still live there


Date: 10/10/2007
Name: Robert Samson
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: rsamson@eastlink.ca

Comments:  Excellent site, keep up the good work!

Date: 10/16/2007
Name: Gordon Surrette
Location: gfsurrette@yahoo.com
E-Mail: My fathers mother spelled her name with 1 r 


Date: 10/18/2007
Name: Bill Boudreau
Location: Oklahoma City
E-Mail: billboudreau@flash.net

Comments: Godfrey, keep up the good work. Bill

Date: 10/23/2007
Name: MaryAnn Mouritz
Location: Perth, Western Australia
E-Mail: kimmouritz@iprimus.com.au

Comments: Thanks for your site, as I am researching my family connections and the relevant history in Nova Scotia and the U.S., and Canada from the settlement of the Loyalists in Nova Scotia to the 1840-50's when my ancestor left your shores. I am researching my great, great grandfather George Gavel's journeys at sea, as his uncle's? ship's second mate? (midshipman) and his life after he reached our shores in Australia. I am looking for ships records from the Loyalist settlement to the 1840-50's from Yarmouth and other ports of Nova Scotia which were trading throughout the region and further afield. 

Date: 10/24/2007


Date: 10/27/2007
Name: Chris Pitman
Location: Maine
E-Mail: cnbpitman@yahoo.com

Comments: My family came to Yarmouth from Mass in 1729+/-.  My Great Grandfather was Ross Pitman who lived in Pembroke shore.  I'm looking for some pictures of his pond that so many people used to visit.  I can remember helping him put the little boats in the water as a boy.  Who owns the property now?.....Wish I could buy it. 

Date: 10/27/2007
E-Mail: titusgirl28@hotmail.com

Comments: Hello all.I'm the grand-daughter of the late Helen McDormand of Freeport Island Digby Co;I am writing to see if anyone would have information about my grandmother.Helen's maiden name was Morrison before she married,I do believe she was brought up and lived in Weymouth where she had most of her children.I have been trying for 6 years with nothing in return on finding information about Helen.I would like to know where I came from and also give my father,my siblings and my children some information.Anyone with any information or pictures about HELEN MORRISON-McDORMAND can e-mail me at any time.Please help me find out about my family

Date: 10/28/2007
Name: deborah K Kabela Rogness
Location: bellingham,washington usa
E-Mail: K.of.monarch@gmail.com

Comments: I was just looking and came upon your website and curious if you may have anything on the Mackinnons? My line is John Mackinnon (Ranald oldest brother) and I am trying to find photos of the areas in which the old homested would have been located for John (not Ranalds) if you have any information on this please email me at K.of.monarch@gmail.com and my name is Deborah.
Webmaster Comment;  I personally do not know.

Date: 10/30/2007
Name: Melvin D.Chute
Location: 10511 Forence Ave. Thonotosass
E-Mail: chutepara82@yahoo.com

Comments: Evelyn Doucette:
Hi Evelyn:
Was nice seeing you last summer at your home there on the Richmond Road.Would have enjoyed seeing your sister Freda as well. Maybe next summer when I come down to visit with Gerald Crosby.
Have a nice winter and say Hi to Freda for me..
Your friend from the 40's 50's..
Mel Chute

Date: 11/5/2007
Name: Pete & AliceSurette
Location: Aberdeen,,Maryland USA
E-Mail: psurette@comcast.net

Comments: We will be visiting Surette Island in early July 2008.  Would enjoy hearing from anyone who would like to suggest places to see or things to do on the island.

Date: 11/7/2007
Name: Emily
Location: cape breton

Comments: i am doing A project o yarmouth county and u need to put on all of your sites what the population is 

The Town, with a population base of approximately 7200 people
26843 Yarmouth County
About 70,000 people who live in the tri-counties of Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne.

Date: 11/14/2007
Name: Shawn 
Location: North Carolina
E-Mail: carolinacanuck@gmail.com

Comments: Hi, I just put up a 1939 home movie of Yarmouth on Revver.com. This film was digitally transferred so you can see it online. I am certain the fishermen in this film can be identified by the name of the boat they are fishing from. The name of the boat is "Wedgeport" from out of Yarmouth. In the film you can see them fishing for tuna. This film is a time machine and I hope you enjoy it! Here is the link to watch it:

Date: 11/16/2007
Name: Bernadette & Laurie Dalrymple
Location: Sutton, Ontario
E-Mail: canoe21@rogers.com

Comments: It was nice to visit Mother's home town [Blanche Hines Dalrymple] it is to bad the township did dot look after the Round Hill Cementery as it contains a lot of history.

Date: 11/17/2007
Name: Mark
Location: Near Seattle, WA

Comments: I just got the "Ocean Shores" version from a friend and was skeptical, then I noticed the phone number on the hoist.  Typing it into the Dogpile search engine brought me here (#1 hit).

Good 'un

Date: 11/19/2007
Name: Ed & Barbara Perreault
Location: Fremont,N.H. , USA
E-Mail: Perreault832@aol.com

Comments: Great site . Can you help us to get an address for Ste. Anne Parish in Yarmouth County . I'm trying to get a Baptism Certificate for my mother . Take care Barb Perreault

C.P. 700 t: (902) 648-2315
NÉ B0W 2X0 f: (902) 648-2342
Père Crépin Nzita Khonde, administrateur

Date: 11/21/2007
Name: Gerald William Surette
Location: 78 Kilby street Woburn Mass
E-Mail: famsurette@comcast.net

Comments: Nephew of:
Paul Beniot Surette
James Lester Surette
Joseph Oswald Surette
Father's name:
Henry Gerald Surette

Date: 11/23/2007
Name: berry 
Location: alberta
E-Mail: divamomsis@yahoo.ca

Comments: would like to wish all my peeps in yarmouth that i no a merry xmas and hope all stay well

Date: 11/23/2007
Name: Bruce Brannen
Location: Ottawa
E-Mail: brannbru@aol.com

Comments: I am from Cape Island and was a loyal member of Uncle Bob's Birthday Club (although I no longer have my membership card) on CJLS. Uncle Bob always said in his program......" And many happy returns of the day." I don't think I figured out what he meant until I was 30 years old.

Later I had my first job as junior at the Royal Bank on Main Street and lived at Ellis Lodge 555 Main Street with a whole bunch of interesting characters, Bobby Cushing, John Cooper and others.

I 'learned' to play golf at the Yarmouth Golf Club and had a lot of fun playing badminton at the HS.

My favourite memories are of Friday night pizza parties at the penthouse on top of the Post Office building in the early 60's.

Date: 11/23/2007
Name: Bruce Brannen
Location: Ottawa
E-Mail: brannbru@aol.com

Comments: Does anyone know Gerald Hurlbert? He would be in his early 60's. Orginally from around Carleton. He had at least one brother Bob/Bobby.

Date: 11/23/2007
Name: Gregory Turnbull
Location: Tulita NWT
E-Mail: turnbullgregory@gmail.com

Comments: My Mother grew up in Yarmouth and I have many fond memories of spending summers on the farm of Gertrude and Clarence Rose in Darlings Lake. I think Yarmouth is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I miss the old sign that crossed the road at lake Milo that announced you were entering the township of Yarmouth.  Wish I was there now! 

Date: 11/25/2007
Name: Wayne & Wendy Shaw
Location: Sooke BC,Vancouver Island
E-Mail: wshawsooke@shaw.ca

Comments: We are looking to put an offer on a house on Happy Hollow Road and just waiting for the Realtor to get back to us.Looks like a great place to retire and open up a B&B if all goes as planned.
                                                         W&W Shaw

Date: 11/25/2007
E-Mail: lblackwoodpike@netscape.net

Comments: Hope you get it up and running soon. Look forward to pics.

Date: 10/28/2007
Name: deborah K Kabela Rogness
Location: bellingham,washington usa
E-Mail: K.of.monarch@gmail.com

Comments: I was just looking and came upon your website and curious if you may have anything on the Mackinnons? My line is John Mackinnon (Ranald oldest brother) and I am trying to find photos of the areas in which the old homested would have been located for John (not Ranalds) if you have any information on this please email me at K.of.monarch@gmail.com and my name is Deborah.

Date: 12/1/2007
Name: tibby Martin
Location: Miramichi  N.B.
E-Mail: mjm@klis.com

Comments: to all the people of Pubnico and all my friends at Comeau Seafood merry Christmas and thanks for everything you are super people and thanks again ... Mary and tibby martin

Date: 12/1/2007
Name: Carla Allen
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: yourgogirl@hotmail.com

Comments: I am the photographer who shot the picture of that shark on the forklift three years ago and have watched the wildfire circulation of my work with both amusement and alarm. It's been an excellent example of the unimportance connected with who shoots a notable image.
I have tracked down all unauthorized uses of it on the Internet (at least two dozen that I know of) and contacted webmasters requesting they add my name as the photographer. Thankfully, almost all have complied, including the owner of this website. Why are things like this important to photographers of powerful photographs?
I own the original high res version of this file and continue to be contacted for its use by publications and film companies. It has appeared in Maxim, the L.A.Times, Prank Patrol and several sports fishing magazines.
This shark continues to live.

Date: 12/4/2007
Name: thomas surette
Location: Rumford Maine
E-Mail: tumamuin52@yahoo.com

Comments:  hello ,,im looking for my surette family tree i have some but now im lost can you help me. my grandfathers name is george andrew surette and his fathers name is andrew surette and his father was maximin surette thats all i have for now . any help is good ,,,..thank you. thomas surette.

Date: 12/6/2007
Name: Rebeka Fox
Location: Surrey, BC
E-Mail: gd07rebeka@vfs.com

Comments: I grew up in Quinan, with my Mother and two brothers.  It was my Grandparent's property, we had a lot of fun.  Watch out for them there mooseticks!

Date: 12/9/2007
Name: Bert Woodall
Location: Prescott, Arizona USA
E-Mail: bertwoodall@yahoo.com

Comments: Came across your site via GoogleEarth, was working my way down Canada's Atlantic coast.
Now about that sea spruce ... Are you guys just yanking my chain or what?
Cheers, dear brothers and sisters to the north.
--Bert Woodall
Prescott, Arizona, USA
......................  yes we are....................

Date: 12/11/2007
Name: ruthanne marobella
Location: kemah texas
E-Mail: ninoofthe9@yahoo.com

Comments: my grandparents were born in nova scotia the de coste and deveau family...

Date: 12/15/2007
Name: Gail Saunders Hannas Hausler
Location: Summerville, SC
E-Mail: bghausler@earthlink.net

Comments: Granddaughter of  Captain and Mrs. Josiah Cann Saunders of Hebron, Nova Scotia.

Date: 12/20/2007
Name: Anne BT
Location: Rockville and N>H>
E-Mail: serenity@nhvt.net

Comments: A very Merry Christmas to all the wonderful people in Yarmouth and to those who still call it home no matter where they 'winter over'.  So much to do this time of year---but--always time to say I miss you and Merry Christmas.  Best wishes for a good/safe New Year and may everyone's dreams come true. 

Date: 12/28/2007
Name: Gary Porter
Location: Yellowknife, NWT
E-Mail: porter@internorth.com

Comments: I read your guest book often and enjoy doing so. I grew up in Rockville back when we went to the two room school before the new school was opened in 1958 in Arcadia. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER ME OR MY FAMILY.

Date: 12/28/2007
Name: Joe Rydant
Location: Wildwood, Florida
E-Mail: jrydant@gmail.com

Comments: My great grandmother was a Kavanagh of Grandique Ferry. My great great great grandfather, Daniel Kavanagh Sr had two land grants at what is now Louisdale, right along the river and extending to Lennox Passage.  he then purchased land at what was to become Grandique Ferry and he was the originator of the Ferry to Ile Madame. I have visited there during my genealogical research and Grandique, and Lennox Passage are just beautiful, as is Ile madame and the entire area. We met many friendly people there and do hope to make a return trip there someday. 

Joe Rydant (formerly of Millbury, Massachusetts)

Date: 12/29/2007
Name: Shirley Mius Winter
Location: North Vancouver, BC
E-Mail: s.winter@shaw.ca

Comments: It is wonderful to see so many names of people that could be my relatives.

Date: 12/30/2007
Name: juanita  graham (hurlburt )
Location: miramichi 
E-Mail: rjgraham@nbnet.nb.ca

Comments: want to wish all a Happy New Year and the best in the coming year. I come back here often and read the guest book,it brings home closer when you cant visit



Link to:  Old postcards from Yarmouth Area  by Larry & Shirley Stephens 

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
Obscure Places By Tim Gregory:   "Checkout our Navigation Maps for beaches, golf courses, lighthouses, museums, and unique places, to see places  you can travel to in Southwestern Nova Scotia."


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