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Update May 31,  2004 

New Section:  Genealogy requests


Date: 5/2/2004
Name: val cartier
Location: Antigonish NS
E-Mail: valcartier@na.sympatico.ca

Comments: Hi: Rod and I spent many years in Yarmouth, loved it, Time came to move on, however,met many great people over the years that we shall not forget. Yarmouth is a great place but we have come to love Antigonish as well. Val

Date: 5/2/2004
Name: John Hunt
Location: Ocala, Florida
E-Mail: jphunt33@mfi.net


Date: 5/2/2004
Name: Kurt Surette
Location: Rio Linda,  California
E-Mail: k-surette@comcast.net

Comments: Sure would like to go there one of these days.

Date: 5/2/2004
Name: Sherry Bourque
Location: Asheboro, NC
E-Mail: spoiled_rotten4good@yahoo.com

Comments: I am very interested in learning more about the history of Nova Scotia because my husband is originally from there. Thanks so much for the web page providing pics and information that is so easy to search through.

Date: 5/2/2004
Name: Delphis Surette
Location: Citrus Heights, Calif.

Comments: Always wondered what it was like where my grandfather Joseph Delphis Surette was from.  Hope to someday visit.  I understand that there may be one or two Surette's still in the area.  Take care, Del

Date: 5/2/2004
Name: Darren LeBlanc (Pierce)
Location: Fredericton, NB
E-Mail: superspiker_69@hotmail.com

Comments: Just wanted to stop in and say hello to the hometown, hope all the old crew are doing well and I'll be home for a visit in June or July, you know who you are so see ya then. 

Date: 5/3/2004
Name: Ed F. Shaughnessy  (Butch)
Location: Folsom, Ca
E-Mail: irish42ed@netscape.net

Comments: Hello
My grandfather,Joseph Delfist Surette, was borned in 1885 in Nova Scoia, he still has family there. He died in 1962.

Date: 5/4/2004
Name: Mike Smith
Location: Amiraults Hill
E-Mail: mikeandshelley@eastlink.ca

Comments: Great site and the new 47.7 comes in clear out our way.

Date: 5/5/2004
Name: Jazmyne
Location: Ontario
E-Mail: hugznkissezxoxo3@hotmail.com

Comments: im doing yarmouth for a research project in school if you want to send me any information about yarmouth that would be so extremely helpful! send it to me at hugznkissezxoxo3@hotmail.com    thanx


Go to the following site: http://www.yarmouth.org/villages/index2.htm

Date: 5/6/2004
Name: Karen Ketchabaw (nee Sweeney)
Location: sudbury  ontario
E-Mail: gram_kketch@hotmail.com 

Comments: I was born in Deerfield, was moved to Ontario when I was three.  But my dear dad left his heart in Nova Scotia he too being born in Yarmouth County, George Sweeney, son of Percy and Eva.  He was raised by his grandparents, Oscar and Mabel most of his life but had much contact with his parents and 2 brothers hugh(gard)and bernard.  My dad longed to go back to Yarmouth area. Sadly he waited too long... he has been ill for several years with Alzheimers Disease. He lived with me and my family for nearly 3 years and now is just 15 minutes away in a nursing home...a dreaded thing to have to do to any human being.  He is 84 years old this year and knows me as someone of great importance to him... but show him a picture of Cape Forchu or ask him where he'd like to go for a trip and he's right back down home.  Some of us left in the Sweeney clan are embarking on searching out more about our roots in the near future..we have a ton of photos, little info as to identification, but he did do some journalling and spent untold hours painting and sketching maritime scenes.. would like to share some of his talents and legacy sometime after what they call "The Long Goodbye " as the illness is appropriately labelled. 

Date: 5/8/2004
Name: James C (Jim) Jeffery
Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario
E-Mail: jcjeffery@unitz.ca

Comments: Great job. Hope you keep the email addresses up to date.

Date: 5/8/2004
Name: Beverley Crosby
Location: Brisbane Australia
E-Mail: bpcrosby@bigpond.com

Comments: Really enjoyed all this site has to offer. Hope to visit this beautiful place one day. My interest in Yarmouth is due to finding that my husband's great grandfather, Edward Andrew Crosby was born there. Edward's parents were Edward Crosby (son of Ebenezer Crosby 2nd.) and Margaret Scott (dau of John Flavel Scott). They had 10 children, Edwin James Crosby b. 1825, Samuel Crosby b. 1827 (Moved to US), Ebenezer G Crosby b. 1829, David Richardson Crosby b. 1832, Margaret Elizabeth Crosby b. 1834, Mary Jane Crosby b. 1837, Edward Andrew Crosby b. 1839 (moved to Australia), Rosanna Crosby b. 1843, Charles W Crosby b. 1845, Walter R Crosby b. 1848.  I look forward to hearing from anyone who may be related to my husband through this branch of the family.

Date: 5/8/2004
Name: Valerie (Hurlburt) Kinney
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: kylaangel@msn.com

Comments: Came across this site by accident , very nice I must add. I'm trying to locate a girl I went to school with, she moved to Vancouver when we was about 9 yrs. old..Her name was Sharon Surette , she had 3 brothers Joey , Steven and Robert...I would love to hear from her and see hows she is.

Date: 5/8/2004
Name: K. Kositzke
Location: Redding, California
E-Mail: katzndale@aol.com

Comments: My husband is over in Maine, and on eBay just happen to come across 21-acres of land for sale on Pickney's island/Yarmouth, NOva Scotia.  Looks beautiful.
Hopefully one day we'll be able to travel there when/if we can find time. 

Date: 5/8/2004
Name: Matthew Gavel
Location: Massachusetts
E-Mail: superduperguy75@hotmail.com

Comments: I assume based on my last name my family is orgionally from Gavelton. I was curious if you know where i fit in the family tree. Thank You

Webmaster Comment: 
It is not that simple "superduperguy" but a search at   Google  may provide some clues.  Good Luck.

Date: 5/9/2004
Name: John Hunt
Location: Ocala, Florida
E-Mail: jphunt33@mfi.net


Date: 5/9/2004
Name: Suz
Location: Massachusetts
E-Mail: Suzdecarolis@comcast.net

Comments: Hello,
My mother's maiden name is Surrette and her mother's name was irene Surrette. Her great great grandfather's name was Frank Pothier. I have the book he wrote in 1757.

I'm looking for the Rappi Pie recipe. : - ) 
Anyone willing to share?

Webmaster Comment:
Hope someone else will also give you the recipe, I usually buy the mix already made or grated.
Anyway this may work. 

Peel and grate potatoes.  (no set amount 5 pounds + should be enough.
The finer you grate them the better.  Then squeeze all the water out or as much as you can.
I have ripped several pillow cases trying this. You may find a better way.  Save and measure water from potatoes and replace it  with equal amount of fresh water, or chicken broth, or a combination of both.  Discard water from grated potatoes. This eliminates some of the starch I guess. 

Next you add whatever spices you like. Onions, garlic, sage,  { Salt and pepper are key ingredients} You can be creative. This Blend can be fried into Rappi pancakes.  Or you can go one step and bake it. Chicken I find is the best. In fact a boiled stewing hen in sage or tyme etc. is in my mind the best flavour. Even if it takes a long time to cook.  Here is where a pressure cooke comes in handy.

In which case you could replace the water with chicken broth, or both to equal amount removed.  Note:  Liquid must be very hot when you blend it into the potato mixture.  Mix chicken and rappi. Grease pan pour in mixture. My next door neighbor has a pan that is almost two feet square and for inches high,  but any high sided pan or pie plate will work.

Cover top of pie with pork fat {I prefer}, or bacon. 
Bake in oven at about 350 -375  for about 3 hours, top should be brown.

The consistancy of the pie is determined by the amount of broth ratio, size and thickness of pan and then time and temp cooked.  But in my mind there is no way to rune it.  On of my favorites was to make it really thick so that when cools it was stiff enough to cut into 1/2 inch slices and I would then fry it like bacon for the rest of the week.  However, I do not know anyone else that likes it that way.  Some people like it very runny. 
Have fun 
Good luck... If you have time please drop back to the guest book and let us know how you did.

:-)  G.J.LeBlanc

Date: 5/10/2004
Name: kendal
Location: kemptville
E-Mail: kendalblaedow@hotmail.com


Date: 5/10/2004
Name: Liz
Location: Vancouver BC
E-Mail: liz_carr@telus.net

Comments: Greetings!

I just discovered that my great (times 7) grandparents lived in Tusket and I have enjoyed learing about your part of the world-it looks wonderful!

Best, Liz

Date: 5/10/2004
Name: Frank Taft
Location: Clifton Park NY
E-Mail: taft@att.net

Comments: Planning a motorcycle trip in July. I have looked forward to this for a long time, it looks like such a beautiful a place.

Date: 5/11/2004
Name: Jason LeFrense
Location: Cape Breton
E-Mail: jlefrense@syd.eastlink.ca

Comments: Hello, Just doing a little research into by family  tree. My mothers madian name was Fells (Starla). If anyone has any information can you please contact me at my email address. jlefrense@syd.eastlink.ca

Date: 5/12/2004
Name: Michael
Location: Yarmouth,NS

Comments: I Want the Birth date Aaron Flint churchill the first.......

Webmaster Comment:  Check http://www.yarmouth.org/villages/darling/

Date: 5/12/2004
Name: Bob Comeau & family
Location: Kaaawa, HI 
E-Mail: noshore@juno.com

Comments: Just surfing through checking out 'comeau' roots.


Date: 5/13/2004
Name: Karin
Location: Millet AB
E-Mail: summercandy352@hotmail.com

Comments: HEY!!!....LOL HAHAHAHAHA...Ian..call me

Date: 5/13/2004
Name: Robyn
Location: Millet AB
E-Mail: summercandy352@hotmail.com

Comments: HEY Ian d'entremont.... give you little baby boo a call! she misses you!!! aka tht little baby boo is KARIN! CALL HER

Date: 5/14/2004
Name: Sharon
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: info@sharonhodgson.com

Comments: Just came to this beautiful place to visit my folks. It's wonderful here!

Date: 5/15/2004
Name: Harold W. Smith
Location: Cincinnati, OH
E-Mail: hsmithcd@aol.com

Comments: visiting New England this summer and planning excursion to Nova Scotia

Date: 5/16/2004
Name: lisa fraser 
Location: halifax
E-Mail: bjorche@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments:  hi my realy name is terri lee Gautreau  and Im looking for my mother annett Geatreau please if any one know  email me . 

Date: 5/17/2004
Name: Lynn
Location: Cape Forchu

Comments: Nice site!

Date: 5/17/2004
Name: Sue Lewis Lowery
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
E-Mail: shl9622@cox-internet.com

Comments: We are looking forward to coming to the Ardmurchan Club in July and we are researcing all we have available to us.

Date: 5/18/2004
Name: Donna Joe
Location: Kempt
E-Mail: alanna_leblanc69@hotmail.com

Comments: This is Wack brotha. I love what youève done with the place

Date: 5/19/2004
Name: Valerie (Hurlburt) Kinney
Location: Yarmouth N.S
E-Mail: kyla_angel@msn.com

Comments: messed up the email address last time so here is the correction..

Date: 5/20/2004
Name: sarah hamilton
Location: wedgeport
E-Mail: sarah_hamilton19@hotmail.com


Date: 5/22/2004
Name: stephen surette
Location: portmaitland
E-Mail: sbsurette@eastlink.ca


Date: 5/22/2004
Name: Louise Bent
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: louisebent@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: interesting.......you learn something everyday!

Date: 5/22/2004
Name: Jen
Location: B.C.
E-Mail: -------------------------------------na


Date: 5/22/2004
Name: Michel Boudreau ( à Cyriac )
Location: Gatineau,Quebec

Comments: C'est beau !

Date: 5/23/2004
Name: George d'Entremont
Location: Toronto, ON
E-Mail: lobster.george@sympatico.ca


Date: 5/23/2004
Name: lisa fraser
Location: halifax ns
E-Mail: bjorche@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: hi every one please I need your help my realy name is  terri lee Gautreau and Im looking for my mother annette Gautreau maybe cautreau please if any one knows any info about my mom or any Gautreau family in yarmouth please email me I need your help with any info .
 thankyou all and god with you all.

Date: 5/23/2004
Name: terri lee Gautreau
Location: halifax ns 
E-Mail: bjorche@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments:  please any one  knows any info about annette Gautreau or annette cautreau please let me know and thankyou 

Date: 5/24/2004
Name: Vicki
Location: Middlesex, Vermont, USA
E-Mail: vicki27@peoplepc.com

Comments: I hear so much about Nova Scotia, where can I get pictures of the Yarmouth area?
Webmaster Comment: Link to www.yarmouthvillages.com

Date: 5/24/2004
Name: philip
Location: dc
E-Mail: loanstarman@cs.com

Comments: I am going to belfast to check out properties. How far are you from stockton springs?
Webmaster Comment: Stockton Springs is a quiet town in downeast Maine.   As the crow flies we are about 100-200km away on the other side of the Bay of Fundy.

Date: 5/24/2004
Name: John Stevenson
Location: Ottawa
E-Mail: jsds373@sympatico.ca

Comments: Enjoyed the "Kemptville" pages as my Grandparents were James & Faye Prout.

More history of the area would be great.


Date: 5/25/2004
Name: Angie Joyce-McKinnon
Location: Toronto
E-Mail: ajoyce@ilercampbell.com

Comments: I have just discovered this website, so not much to say at this time. 

Date: 5/25/2004
Name: John Stevenson
Location: Ottawa

Date: 5/26/2004
Name: Phyllis Hindle
Location: Oakville Ontario
E-Mail: phyllishindle@cogeco.ca

Comments: I am related to the family of Moses . The early families settled in Ohio. The first one was William Moses who was married to Sarah Tinkler and their family.One of which was Edward, married to Ruth Pitman. Then came James Matthew married to Matilda Perry They had a large family that included Renfred Lee married to Bessie W. Raymond. One of their children Fletcher Wade was my Father. i was hoping to find more information on your site about the family, but was glad to see the pictures of the old sawmill. i will visit the site again to see any updates.

Date: 5/26/2004
Name: Brandi 
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: jcwshaw@hotmail.com

Comments: You should definaltely check out the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives on 22 Collins Street!! Its really awesome!!
Webmaster Comment:  Been there many times.    I many ways you haven't been to Yarmouth if you haven't been to that museum.

Date: 5/26/2004
Name: Ash
Location: Lower Sackville
E-Mail: saphryne2@hotmail.com

Comments: I am originally from Tusket and absolutely love it there, and all of Yarmouth County.

Date: 5/28/2004
Name: wini
Location: lome
E-Mail: wini@nugu.com

Comments: guys offfffff

Date: 5/29/2004
Name: Grayden Porter
Location: Dartmouth NS
E-Mail: grayden000@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Hello to everyone in yarmouth 

Date: 5/31/2004
Name: Donna Flemming
Location: Ottawa
E-Mail: flemmind@pwgsc.gc.ca


See you in July 2004.

Date: 5/31/2004
Name: hubert comeau
Location: melbourne
E-Mail: hubert.comeau@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: very interesting

Date: 5/31/2004
Name: glenn w boyd
Location: trenton ns
E-Mail: boyddickson@eastlink.ca


Date: 5/31/2004
Name: Evie Garner
Location: Roxboro, North Carolina
E-Mail: eviego@charter.net

Comments: I am anticipating a wonderful visit to your city while attending a wedding on Saturday.  Thanks for the info on the website.....

I've had difficulty getting weather updates on NS and PEI.  Any suggestions?

Webmaster Comment: Weather



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