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Update Aug 30,  2004 

New Section:  Genealogy requests

Date: 8/2/2004
Name: Stephen J. Di Fede
Location: NYC
E-Mail: sdifede313@aol.com

Comments: Looking for info. on visiting Yarmouth. Activities for teens(boys) for a couple of days. Any suggestions? 
Webmaster Comment:  I guess that depends on their intrests. Check out 101 Things To DoYarmouth

Date: 8/4/2004
Name: Lyntschi
Location: Montreal, Quebec
E-Mail: klassi_kats_pers_him@hotmail.com

Comments: My husband and I are visiting all the sites we can find about Port Maitland as there is a property for sale which appears to be exactly what we are looking for.  There is nothing like down home.  Thanks for your nice and informative site.

Date: 8/4/2004
Name: Kristi Muise
Location: New Mexico
E-Mail: miroshkerigwen@yahoo.com

Comments: For that guy who was looking for someone from the Muise family, there are some of us here in New Mexico, although we have spread out some into Arizona, Nevada and Cali.

Date: 8/4/2004
Name: Allison Ryan
Location: Montreal
E-Mail: dreamsofancientsun@hotmail.com

Comments: My mother's family (Thompsons) is from Port Maitland, and it's wonderful to see this community represented on your website!

Date: 8/4/2004
Name: d nickerson
Location: raynardton
E-Mail: ds.nickerson@ns.sympatico.ca 

Comments: Interesting article, powerdam was completed by 1929, black bat on the old schoolhouse was made by my great-uncle who lived there the bat was made of tarpaper

Date: 8/5/2004


Date: 8/5/2004
Name: Tricia Collier
Location: Salem NH

Comments: Taking my first visit to Surette Island Aug 2004.  My Mom is a Surette, and we are going to the Surette Picnic.  Take Care

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

Comments: As many of your guests have said, you have a great www. Yarmouth county has a long and interesting history. One of it's accomplishments is the development of Nova Scotia,s Provincial dog. It is curious this is not important enough to include as a seperate item on your home page. I realize it's already quite busy, and the dog is covered on the Little River site but it is an accomplishment that anyone from Yarmouth county can be proud of. In the last 15 or 20 years, these little red dogs have found homes all over the world. You can bet that many want to know about the birthplace of the breed, and will be looking on the internet for Yarmouth. They will hit your home page first. Give them an excuse to surf the rest of your site. They may not know about Little River.
I know one couple from Belgum has already visited Yarmouth specifically to visit the birthplace of their beloved Tollers. I took them out to visit Andy Wallace on the Richmond road, who hunts with these dogs.

Date: 8/6/2004
Name: Matt
Location: Birmingham, England
E-Mail: m_richings@hotmail.com

Comments: The site is brill, I am visiting Yarmouth to visit relatives in one months time, it is my first time that i will be leaving England behind, so as you can probably imagine I am very nervous to say the least because everything will be new to me and not a bit like home but on the other hand I am very much looking forward to it, this site has given me a lot insight of the area

Date: 8/6/2004
Name: Gary Muise
Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts
E-Mail: gmuise@aol.com

Comments: I can't wait to see what will be added to the Springhaven website!  I am the son of Eli and Bernadette (Doucette) Muise, who were born in Springhaven, and now live in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

Date: 8/6/2004
Name: Traynter
Location: West Palm Beach, Fla
E-Mail: ttmarine@bellsouth.net

Comments: Hope to live there some day, T

Date: 8/7/2004
Name: J. & J. Macdonald
Location: Ontario

Comments: I was delighted to find your website and revisit many fond memories of living in the Yarmouth area some 17 yrs ago. My children were especially excited to see the photo of the 10 little "A-Frames" in Milton Highlands as I had told them that "A-Frame" #3 was where my husband and I lived for  2 yrs shortly after we were married. (He was employed with the East Kemptville Tin Mine, and I worked Cameron's Irving station, and later, at Tim Horton's. Hi! Dave and Liz!

Date: 8/7/2004
Name: john byrne
Location: oshawa  ontario
E-Mail: jordanrb@rogers.com


Date: 8/7/2004
Name: anne deveau
Location: kingston nova scotia


Date: 8/9/2004
Name: Sara
Location: Hillsdale,NY 
E-Mail: realtyduo@yahoo.com

Comments: We just came back from Yarmouth on the Scotia Prince. I fell in love with the Lupine and my husband with the Digby scallops. Have a great summer!

Date: 8/9/2004
Name: Sara
Location: Hillsdale,NY 
E-Mail: realtyduo@yahoo.com

Comments: We just came back from Yarmouth on the Scotia Prince. I fell in love with the Lupine and my husband with the Digby scallops. Have a great summer!

Date: 8/10/2004
Name: Gudny Maria Johannsdottir
Location: Iceland
E-Mail: gudny_maria_johannsdottir@hotmail.com

Comments: Just happend to find this website. My family lives in Yarmouth and I have been there once. It is a very beautiful town and all the people I got to know were very friendly. I hope to be in Yarmouth again in October:)
Best regards
Gudny Maria

Date: 8/10/2004
Name: Terry Banister
Location: Chicopee, MA
E-Mail: terrybanb@netscape.net

Comments: I will be visiting Nova Scotia Aug. 28-31 on a Scotia Prince cruise.  I am visiting this website to find out some activities we can do in Yarmouth, such as deep sea fishing, etc. 

Date: 8/10/2004
Name: John Monaghan
Location: Edmonton AB
E-Mail: janos@telus.net

Comments: A first cousin of my Wife, (Janet Gillis) Descended from Duncan John Gillis who left Pleasant valley around 1899   for Boston and subsequently married Johanna Shea and moved to Edmonton Alberta is looking for her roots. This is the reason I looked up your Website. It's an Excellent Site thank you. 
"Still the blood is strong the heart is Highland" 

Date: 8/13/2004
Name: Dawn
Location: United States
E-Mail: hobogram@yahoo.com

Comments: I am about to view your website, know it will be very special.  Would like to fly to the east coast, cruise to Yarmouth and eat lobster, great tasting NS vegetables, bread, Macintosh apples.  Oh, and cherry pie made with pie cherries.  Hoping to find a cottage to rent and stay for a month.

Date: 8/13/2004
Name: Karen Ann Bunner-Edwards 
Location: Florida
E-Mail: KAE11217@aol.com


Date: 8/14/2004
Name: Larry Churchill
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
E-Mail: Lchurchill@cox-internet.com

Comments: I thought that the story was very interesting.

Date: 8/14/2004
Name: Kathy Jacobs
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
E-Mail: ontillmorn@aol.com

Comments: Will be visiting in Bar Harbor, Maine, later this month.
Considering taking the ferry to Yarmouth.
Your website makes me want to hop on the ferry for sure!!

Greetings from the South, y'all,

Date: 8/15/2004
Name: Robert (Bob) Newell Jr.
Location: Halifax, NS
E-Mail: RNewell66@hotmail.com

Comments: Not a bad site, Yarmouth! I just dropped in to ask if anyone who frequents this site knows Yvette LeBlanc from Morris Island? If so could you pass on my email address, she may want to contact me back. Thanx

Date: 8/15/2004
Name: Darlene 
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: wdeviller@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: My parents and my grandparents are buried in that graveyard.  Thanks for letting me look.   Darlene
webmaster comment: Which one were you refering to?

Date: 8/17/2004
Name: bruce raynard
Location: massachusetts
E-Mail: bruce@villagereporter.com


Date: 8/18/2004
Name: Bob and Jackie Stewart
Location: Carleton
E-Mail: res@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Comments: enjoyed the pictures of Mexico and will return when I have more time to really look them over. Enjoyed our visit with you.

Date: 8/19/2004
Name: ruth
Location: USA
E-Mail: rbnurse@aol.com

Comments: I am looking for a local florist.  I recently visited a friend there and would like to send her a rose bush.  Can you help me?
Webmaster Comment: Link to Florist

Date: 8/19/2004
Name: Eleanor
Location: Comeau's Hill
E-Mail: ejacquard@hotmail.com

Comments: great site......

Date: 8/19/2004
Name: frances fenton
Location: yarmouth


Date: 8/19/2004
Name: Charles G. Fells (HUMPER)
Location: Canada Hill (Shelburne Co.)
E-Mail: fells156@hotmail.com

Comments: Very good site I would think many people should visit this site Enjoyed looking

Date: 8/19/2004
Name: Jim
Location: Northern Ontario
E-Mail: jcjeffery@unitz.ca

Comments: I am submitting this from the OVERTON site. I spent the first 25 years of my life there.
There is a reference on this site stating that the name Overton comes from the fact that this village is "over-from the-town". I have seen this reference many times before, but I would like to see the evidence that it is correct. Personally, I believe it is UNLIKELY to be true. Overton is a family name, like Churchill, Doucette or Bain. In the early days of Yarmouth county there was a British General stationed in Halifax by the name of George Overton. It's more likely that the village of Overton got it's name from him or some other Overton family member. I have made this public challange before, but it always seems to fall on deaf ears and blind eyes. I would think some knowledgeable Yarmouth history student would find it fun to present the evidence to prove me right or wrong. 

Until that day comes I will cringe every time I see the reference to Overton as over-from-the-town. I guess that name must have given someone "from Town" a greater sense of importance or something when that term was coined.

Date: 8/20/2004
Name: Erin
Location: Comeau's Hill
E-Mail: tilhellfreezes@yahoo.ca

Comments: you didnt get my house lol....lots of big attractions down here aint there?

Date: 8/20/2004
Name: Frank Hasty
Location: Brunswick, GA, USA
E-Mail: hastyf@adelphia.net

Comments: I spent most of a summer in Yarmouth in the 1960's working on a project at Cosmos Imperial Mills Ltd. I lived in The Grand Hotel and has a lot of wonderful experiences. Met a lot of great people. The Mill manager was Donald M. Cain, his brother Hugh also worked there. The head of the electrical group there was Hubert Cunningham. I have many pleasant memories and some 8mm movies which I hope to have transferred to CD's.
 Kind regards,

 Frank Hasty

Date: 8/21/2004
Name: Tyler Allen
Location: Yarmouth/N.S
E-Mail: ReggyPooh@hotmail.com

Comments: HEy about the e-mail address...thei is Amy his brother just seeing if I get any feed back from , maby his friends or someone who knew him.....real nice sight too...

Date: 8/22/2004
Name: Brian  O'Connell
Location: Miramichi New Brunswick
E-Mail: shabocaa@nbnet.nb.ca

Comments: Very nice to find something about "home' Good 'ole Pembroke. Sure do miss the crashing waves and many bon fires held there on the beach . Great job on the web page  .

Date: 8/22/2004
Name: Frank NItti
Location: Sackville N.B.
E-Mail: embrksp@mta.ca

Comments: YArmouth rules so get drunk

Date: 8/22/2004
Name: Brenda Shiers 
Location: Windsor, Nova Scotia
E-Mail: brenda.shiers@nslegalaid.ca

Comments: I was down to visit Yarmouth a couple of weeks ago, I attended the Muise family reunion in search of my brother Joseph Emery Muise. I am happy to say that I have since found Joey in England and he is planning to come to Nova Scotia to visit his family of 8 siblings (that he did not know about).  I enjoyed your town and I will be back in a couple of months with Joey.

Date: 8/22/2004
Name: Diane (Rankin) Britt
Location: Somersworth  NH
E-Mail: dbritt102@comcast.net

Comments: Hi!  My gggrandfather, Hugh Rankin, and his descendants lived in Yarmouth (Argyle).  He was lost at sea in 1868, according to book by Jackson Ricker.  Still searching for more info on them. 

Date: 8/22/2004
Name: Ellen Surette Morrow
Location: Southport NC
E-Mail: rmorrow1@ec.rr.com

Comments: My father was P. Ernest Surette born in Surette's Island in 1899.  Died in 1980.

Date: 8/22/2004
Name: lisa jorche
Location: halifax  nova scotia
E-Mail: bjorche@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments:  hi my realy name is teery lee cottreau Im looking for my realy mother annette cottreau  please if any one have any inf about annette cottreau she born in yarmouth 1949 now she 55 years old. I was in yarmouth for four days with my husband we lovedyarmouth very much people there are very nice .

Date: 8/23/2004
Name: Linda Denton
Location: Victoria, B.C.
E-Mail: lind@pacificcoast.net

Comments: My great grandfather, Adoniram Judson Denton was principal of the school in Ohio, Yarmouth County from 1878-1880.  He married Isabella "Bella" Gates (daughter of Enoch Gates) on the 4th of August 1880 in Middleton, Nova Scotia.  Does anyone know anything about them?  Or is there anyway of finding out more?  I am enjoying all the information that you have on this web-site.  Thanks, Linda Denton

Date: 8/24/2004
Name: Steph
Location: England
E-Mail: steph_smith_81@hotmail.com

Comments: I am coming to Canada to live in October I will be living on Lake Vaughn so I am grateful for the information on this site and information on attractions would be recieved gratefully xx

Date: 8/24/2004
Name: Denise Pinsonnault
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
E-Mail: florida2@tampabay.rr.com

Comments: I am coming to Yarmouth tomorrow, 8/25/04 and hoping to find some relatives of the Bourque and/or Saulnier families.  My grandfather was Dennis Saulnier, my grandmother was Celeste (Sara Celestine) Bourque.  My grandmother left for Lynn, Mass. as a young girl and brought her sisters, but her brothers remained their entire life in Yarmouth.  They are (were) Joseph Alcide (married to Cora Penney, Jean Louis, (married to Agnes Moulaison),Clarence (married to Mary Deveau), and Kenneth, who never married.  I'm leaving this noontime, but if anyone out there knows of anyone in this family I would appreciate an answer. 
When I arrive in Yarmouth on 8/26 I'll be staying at the Best Western.  I would appreciate any info. 
Thanks in advance!!!


Date: 8/24/2004
Name: MatthewJ T Ryan 
Location: Lunenburg,Ma.01462
E-Mail: mattjt@aol.com

Comments: Hi everyone, I thought I would check in, I received a note via E-Mail from Jimmy Jeffrey formally of Overton & now in Ont. I also noticed the name of a David Reside, I had a friend of the same name when I lived in Yarmouth, I think he lived on either Forest St. or Cumberland St.If it's the one I know drop a line. I was brought upin Yarmouth since the age of one(born Sydney, Capr Breton) and I lived on Cliff St.I moved to the States many years ago and now reside in Lunenburg,Ma. 01462. Married 37 years with four Children and six Grandchildren. Maybe you remember "The Ferrari's," It was fun, but if I had it to do all over again  I wouldn't, it's a hard life, always on the road. I finally listened to my Dad and at the age of 48 I went to college(Psych. Major, class of 91, am now retired after 30 years on the Lunenburg Police dept..It's been nice chatting with everyone..please drop a line. I have to drop Jim Jeffrey one as I haven't been on the computer for a while.
                  Matthew J T Ryan(Terry) 

Date: 8/24/2004
Name: Kimberly Lynn Derusha  kimmie
Location: Winder Ga
E-Mail: seannkimberly@juno.com

Comments: Hi, I am looking for my father Richard John Derusha. He sometimes goes by the name Dick. He was born September 3rd 1949. I haven't seen him since my mom and him divorced, and i was about 18 months old. I am 34 years old and If anyone knows anything about my father please e-mail me. I have been searching for months and can't seem to find him. At onetime he lived in Fort Edward New York. Thanks Kimberly

Date: 8/25/2004
Name: Sandra/Sandi
Location: Unionville, TN
E-Mail: sandisdriver@msn.com


Date: 8/26/2004
Name: Fred Morton
Location:  Chegoggin
E-Mail: vfmorton@eastlink.ca

Comments: You have a great site. Both my wife( Vicky Mc Gray) and I were born in Overton,after living in Ontario for 30+ years its great to be living back in the Yarmouth area. 

Date: 8/26/2004
Name: Maxine
Location: California
E-Mail: maxineruth@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Just checking to find a Bed and Breakfast: Waterwood.

Date: 8/27/2004
E-Mail: vincentjarvis@yahoo.com

Comments: Dear LEOTRA, This is another of your relatives.I am originaly from Lynn Mass.I can remember as a teenager Everett sitting in our living room talking with my father.I have never been to Nova Scotia.However I seem to remember another family member by the name of Ralph?He also visited my father and stayed at our house.I have a son Christopher Vincent jarvis.My sister Roberta married a Mitchell.And in the mix are Clements.Bill Clements visited Nova Scotia very often.He married Sylvia from N.S.Too many details.What a wonderful effort.LOVE FROM YOUR COUSIN

Date: 8/27/2004
Name: Dale Carvery
Location: Winnipeg, MB
E-Mail: dcarvery@shaw.ca

Comments: I am looking for my husband's geneology. His name is Herbert Milton Carvery, Jr., and he was born in Africville, NS

Date: 8/28/2004
Name: Phil & Mardee
Location: Nickerson
E-Mail: nicke@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Just plopped on here folks, but appreciate your witness for salvation through the Lord's Christ. 

It's good to be saved from the judgment bar of God for sin(s) and to know of a surety that one hundred years from now, most of us at least who have been blood bought, will have been in heaven for a long bit.

The Lord bless thee & keep thee 

Date: 8/29/2004
Name: Mr mhong
Location: BKK Thailand
E-Mail: mr_mhong@hotmail.com


Date: 8/29/2004
Name: Doris LeBlanc
Location: D'Escousse, C.B.
E-Mail: leblancdoris@hotmail.com

Enjoy visiting Yarmouth.  Hope to visit again in the near future.

Webmaster Comment:  Hi mom.. Thanks for dropping by.  Will see you next week

Date: 8/30/2004
Name: jj
Location: nm
E-Mail: djennings1856@rogers.com


Date: 8/30/2004
Name: Eric E
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
E-Mail: ericed@sympatico.ca

Comments: Could the submitter on the information regarding Pleasant Lake please contact me ASAP.

Date: 8/30/2004
Name: linda Mason
Location: ottawa, ontario
E-Mail: bryan.mason2001@rogers.com

Comments: We have just bought 4 acres on the ocean.  I cannot wait to move back home

Date: 8/30/2004
Name: Deborah Gavel Bennett
Location: Pescadero, California
E-Mail: debbiebennett@starband.net

Comments: Just looking for facts on my Dad's family and came across this site.  I would love to attend a Gavel family reunion in Gavelton.  I missed one years ago and have always wanted a second chance.  I don't know how to get hooked up directly with the folks who put these on.  Can anyone help me?

Date: 8/31/2004
Name: Monica
Location: Alberta
E-Mail: mrsh787@hotmail.com

Comments: I'm living in Alberta, born in Halifax,N.S.
I would love to move back to N.S. - I'm interested in knowing what job opportunities are like in Yarmouth, the cost of living etc.  I haven't been home since I left in 1978, so I am out of touch!  I have office experience, as well as retail and customer service experience.  What are the prospects?  I need to know if it's do-able.  Any info or links you can provide would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Date: 8/31/2004
Name: di
Location: ycmhs

Comments: interesting

Date: 8/31/2004
Name: Amy Davidson
Location: Toronto, Canada
E-Mail: amy.davidson@invista.com

Comments: Great site....I going to have to come back when I have more time.  I was trying to find some photo of this this great little restaurant I went to the last time I was in NS. (name escapes me)...Amy 

You must be refering to: Cafe Chez Christophe 



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