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Update Sept. 30,  2004 

New Section:  Genealogy requests


Date: 9/1/2004
Name: Jean Marie (Surette) Marttila
Location: Hampton, NH 03842 USA
E-Mail: jeanmarttila@aol.com

Comments: Missed the reunion by one day. Enjoyed the fog and a visit with my aunt.

Date: 9/1/2004
Name: Russ Edwards
Location: Cambridge ont.
E-Mail: russ@counselinvesting.com

Comments: I am looking for someone who is familiar with the history of Pleasant Lake-maybe the one who wrote the bit about the village on this site. My father,Thomas George Bradley was born at Pleasant Lake on August 18 1896 and I would like to find out something about his family. can you help me? Russ Edwards

Date: 9/1/2004
Name: Melody
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: melodyp@gmail.com

Comments: This site is great and I hope it continues and hopefully more people will use it. 
Thank you

Date: 9/2/2004
Name: Tom " Big Daddy" Magin
Location: Columbus Ohio
E-Mail: TMagin0049@Wideopenwest.com

Comments: My e-mail address changed from Magin1@AOL.com to TMAGIN0049@Wideopenwest.com 

This is so that there was no confusion on my last sign in.

Tom Magin (Ohio)
aka Linden David Doucette 

Name: steve
Location: windom texas usa
E-Mail: sajones748@aol.com

Comments: just say hi

Date: 9/3/2004
Name: steve
Location: windom texas usa
E-Mail: sajones748@aol.com

Comments: just say hi

Date: 9/5/2004
Name: Jim
Location: Grant
E-Mail: jimandsandygrant@shaw.ca

Comments: Hi 

Date: 9/5/2004
Name: Jim
Location: Grant
E-Mail: jimandsandygrant@shaw.ca

Comments: I find that your part of our country is very interesying and intend on visiting within the next teo years and would like to learn more about this area. Weather, fishing, house pricing,and comunity activities.

Date: 9/5/2004
Name: Michelle Rhyno
Location: Ontario
E-Mail: michellerhyno@hotmail.com

Comments: Hey!! I used to live in Kemptville a long time ago....Guess its been almost 7 years or more....My parents are from there as well but moved here to ontario just a month ago...We all will miss Nova Scotia alot...but will always come back "home" to see family and friends :) Take care...Good job on the website....
Im looking for a few ppl I used to hang out in highschool if anyone knows anything about them email me :)
Andrew Peterson
shannon Nickerson
Nick doucette
ray nickerson 
See ya!!!!!!!

Date: 9/5/2004
Name: Hugh McDonald
Location: Ridgetown, Ont.
E-Mail: yaluriver2002@AOL.com

Comments: Now retired, I would like to return to live in Yarmouth  or the Yarmouth area.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Date: 9/5/2004
Name: Sonny McDonald
Location: Ridgetown, Ont.
E-Mail: Yaluriver2002@AOL.com

Comments: I would like to contact Marie Muise.
I remember Marie as a little "sister" who lived with  Hugh and Freda McDonald sometime between 1942 and 1947.
The last time I sawe her, she went to Grand Manan Island with her father.
Our addrerss was 42 Tooker Street, Yarmouth.

Date: 9/5/2004
Name: david
Location: Phx Az
E-Mail: deshack3@yahoo.com


Date: 9/6/2004
Name: Wendy 
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: wendymichaels@auracom.com


Date: 9/6/2004
Name: Corrina  (Kinkie ) Freeman
Location: Winnipeg   Mb
E-Mail: corysown@hotmail.com

Comments: I was born in Digby Co. Years later ,moved to Manitoba.  My Mother,whom is very special to me , resides in Yarmouth. She is a very special person in many peoples lives.  If any one whom knows my Mom, please send her my love and tell her I will see her at the end of this September.  Her name is Leah Hirtle.  I hear she likes to go to Tim Hortons,ha!.      I love you mumma.

Date: 9/6/2004
Name: Jim
Location: Jeffery
E-Mail: jcjeffery@unitz.ca

Comments: Re the message that the village of Overton in Yarmouth county was named after a place called Overton in Great Britain-- And from the tone of the message, anyone who thinks otherwise is ignorant and uninformed.
Sorry, I'm not convinced. YES, there are many place names in the old British empire named directly after British place names. However, in North America at least, many place names given to an area were the family names of the first European settlers to that area. The city of Overton, in Smith County Texas, was named after the family of John Franklen Overton. The village of West Overton PA was named after a German Mennonite named Henry Overholt. And then there is Overton County, TN. Overton Nebraska, the city of Overton, Nevada and others as yet not researched. 

The point is that yes, Overton, Yarmouth county, COULD have been named as the person said. Where is the evidence? Thinking something does not necessairly make it true.

While we are at it, where did the name for the town of Yarmouth come from. I have also made this challange before, in the Vanguard. No one replied. This stuff is part of our history, I really don't understand the lack intrest. 

I would like to thank the person who did respond re the Overton name Issue. It made me dig deeper than I might have otherwise. I learned quite a bit about the name Overton.

                            Jim Jeffery


Date: 9/6/2004
Name: Angela & Dimitri Pavlou
Location: Val-Des-Monts QC
E-Mail: dpavlou@magma.ca

Comments: If everything goes as planned we'll be there soon to visit your beautiful county!! 

Date: 9/6/2004
Name: Linda,Lou,(Comeau) Hicks
Location: Charlton,ma.01507
E-Mail: Jewel72754@aol.com

Comments: Oldest Daughter of Emond J. Comeau Jr. who's nickname was junior. Mother Irene (Landry) and father Edmond. Brothers and sisters ...? David,Raymond,Bill ,Carl,Sonny,sisters ..?thelma,Helen,Viccki,Susan,Mary....I'm missing Siblings ....I was told that Edmond had 13 brothers and sisters.......Dad(Edmond J.comeau Jr. ) was Born on 07/27/1928.. in Malden,Mass.moved Back to Nova Scotia  with his parents and then returned back to The USA alond with his Brother David to keep There U.S. citizenship.They both served in the U.S. Army (Korean War) If any has any info re: this Family ...Please e-mail at Jewewl7/27/54@aol.com 

Date: 9/6/2004
Name: Linda,Lou,(Comeau) Hicks
Location: Charlton,ma.01507
E-Mail: Jewel72754@aol.com

Comments: Oldest Daughter of Emond J. Comeau Jr. who's nickname was junior. Mother Irene (Landry) and father Edmond. Brothers and sisters ...? David,Raymond,Bill ,Carl,Sonny,sisters ..?thelma,Helen,Viccki,Susan,Mary....I'm missing Siblings ....I was told that Edmond had 13 brothers and sisters.......Dad(Edmond J.comeau Jr. ) was Born on 07/27/1928.. in Malden,Mass.moved Back to Nova Scotia  with his parents and then returned back to The USA alond with his Brother David to keep There U.S. citizenship.They both served in the U.S. Army (Korean War) If any has any info re: this Family ...Please e-mail at Jewewl7/27/54@aol.com 

Date: 9/6/2004
Location: CHARLTON ,MA.01507
E-Mail: JEWEL72754@AOL.COM

Comments: I have been to Yarmouth Nova Scotia and Have seen some of my relatives ....Would like follow my roots back, as far as possible.  Hope to Use this site AGAIN>>>>>Thankyou

Date: 9/7/2004
Name: Jason
Location: Saulnierville
E-Mail: gtmo2@hotmail.com

Comments: Looking for road maps in the North Kemptville area.

Webmaster Comment: Road Map:
Top left cornor of map below

Date: 9/7/2004
Name: tom ryan
Location: pottsville, pa-usa
E-Mail: thepainter17901@earthlink.net

Comments:   yes i would like to thank  everyone for the nice time that we had this week of 9-7-04 your town & state are wanderfull i realy loved the water and the  large homes that yous have keep up the good work 

Date: 9/7/2004
Name: Jason
Location: Saulnierville
E-Mail: gtmo2@hotmail.com

Comments: Nice info on Kemptville.

Date: 9/8/2004
Name: Bill and Sue Whitaker
E-Mail: wwhitaker@wjacademy.org

Comments: Great .. We had a wonderful visit

Date: 9/9/2004
Name: herringbone
Location: ont.
E-Mail: herringbone456@hotmail.com

Comments: looking forward to hearing the water street boys around brown st. and water.  nice site

Date: 9/9/2004
Name: herringbone
Location: ont.
E-Mail: herringbone456@hotmail.com

Comments: gota love that town

Date: 9/9/2004
Name: Shelley Hartling
Location: Amsterdam
E-Mail: sulyns@hotmail.com

Comments: For Trevor Goodwin,  Been trying to contact you and found this fun website.  If you get this, send me an email.

Date: 9/10/2004
Name: Annamaria & Garth Smith
Location: Stoneham, MA  02180 USA
E-Mail: ann.smith81@verizon.net

Comments: Fun and fascinating to research the history of Garth Smith whose family of Goodwins and Frosts come from there.
Could we please have more information on the Frost family>

It is our understanding through and elder aunt some years ago, and now deceased that the family is related to the 
Poet Laureate Robert Frost, born in MA.  She claims to have had him visit with her. Any substantiation????? 
Can there be a connection?  Garth is related to Simeon Frost
great grandfather and grandmother Annabelle Frost Goodwin.

Date: 9/11/2004
Name: Lindy Warren
Location: Spain
E-Mail: lwarren666@hotmail.com

Comments: I presently live in Spain and am looking for my cousins Gary and Gail.  Their Dad's name was GORDON and their mum's Doris (Sis).  My uncle Gordon died quite a few years ago now, and I'd love to hear from the rest of the family.  My uncle Gordon was born in Sunderland - England and the last time I saw them all was in Yarmouth in about 1975.  Our common uncle Roy is presently living in Toronto, and my other cousins are living in New Zealand, Toronto and Tennessee.  I would be interested in their e-mail address to contact them. (Thanks - L. Warren (Watson's daughter).


Date: 9/11/2004
Name: Lindy Warren
Location: Zaragoza - Spain
E-Mail: lwarren666@hotmail.com

Comments: I am looking for my lost cousins GARY and GAI WARREN.  The last time I saw them was in 1975 in Yarmouth

Date: 9/11/2004
Name: robert ellis sweeney
Location: toronto
E-Mail: bobs@middleton-md.com

Comments: enjoyed the site, wonering if any one would know anything about the history of the sweeney's in deerfield...george, gard,bernard sons of percy, son of oscar....thank you

Date: 9/12/2004
Name: Elizabeth Doucette
Location: Wedgeport,N.S.

Comments: Thank-you for the nice images, but you forgot La Butte de la Croix in Wedgeport.

Also the Rockweeder in the boat name Aqua Sport is my son Warren Doucette. 

Date: 9/13/2004
Name: Dennis d'Entremont
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: dennis.dentremont[at]gmail[dot]com

Comments: Nice site!

Date: 9/13/2004
Name: Jackie d'Entremont-
Location: West Pubnico


Date: 9/16/2004
Name: Herringbone
Location: ont.
E-Mail: herringbone 456@hotmail.com

Comments: bridy and bubbles if you read this site email me kike to see how aunt vi is doing gota love this site brings back so many thoughts of yester yearsreally enjoy pictuersandy chirsty try the herringbone

Date: 9/17/2004
Name: Denise E. Surette
Location: Massachusettes
E-Mail: neka83@hotmail.com

Comments: My family and I went to Surette's Island a long time ago.  I guess my grandfather William Surette came from there to America. 

I wanted to see if I could find it on the internet, and I did. 
I'm a happy Surette to see this !

Grandfather from Canada- William Surette, had sons William Aurthur Surette- my sisters and I are Diane, Deborah, and Denise Surette.  Also his son Aurthur Surette, had 6 kids, Aurthur Jr,Jenniffer, Patrick, Peter, Victoria,Annie 

We will be updating that site in the near future.

Date: 9/18/2004
Name: grayden porter
Location: dartmouth
E-Mail: graydenporter@msn.com

Comments: just a line to say hello to my hometown

Date: 9/19/2004
Name: geoff price
Location: hereford uk
E-Mail: geoffprice7@hotmail.com

Comments: hope to visit port maitland next year to stay with my brother for a couple of weeks

Date: 9/19/2004
Name: lisa and brahim jorche
Location: halifax  nova scotia
E-Mail: lisabrahimjorche@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: hi my realy name is terry lee cottreau or Gauttreau

Im looking for my mother annette cottreau or annette Gauttreau. she's from yarmoth ns she'born 1949-now she is 55 years old and Im 34 years old please if any one have any inf please help us .


Date: 9/20/2004
Name: Keith Hopkins
Location: Paradise, California, USA
E-Mail: khplace@yahoo.com

Comments: I am a decendant of Crosby, Cleveland, Churchill,Kinney and Goudy families of Yarmouth,Arcadia, etc

Date: 9/20/2004
Name: Jim & Miriam Butt
Location: Columbia,Missouri
E-Mail: yalemo@aol.com

Comments: We love Yarmouth County & have been coming here since the thirties as children.In the last ten years since retirement we have been here all Summer. Yarmouth is the best vacation secret in north American travel!

Date: 9/20/2004
Name: Jackie
Location: Truro
E-Mail: jackie.39@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Drove through this area, and found it very lovely and peaceful.

Date: 9/20/2004
Name: David Saunders
Location: glovertown newfoundland
E-Mail: david.saunders@pc.gc.ca

Comments: Beautiful community with awesome people.

Date: 9/20/2004
Name: Sandy Christie
Location: Mississippi
E-Mail: beast@bsafemail.com

Comments: Pleeeeease, 
If somebody would be so kind, when you visit the bank at the corner of Main and John Street, Give Winnie Surette my new email address:"beast@bsafemail.com.". And tell her not to leave me off the invitation to next year's reunion.
Thank you very much to anyone who will take the time to do this good deed for me.
Sandy Christie

webmaster Comment:  It has been delivered

Date: 9/21/2004
Name: jaime hughson
Location: livepool maghull  england
E-Mail: tillymint_sim@hotmail.,com

Comments: hya i would liek to say i am very pleased to have gon to canada it was the biggest thill of my liefe

Date: 9/22/2004
Name: Susannah Pahre
Location: Georgia

Comments: a lovely place, thank you for sharing your town with those of us not lucky enough to live there.

Date: 9/23/2004
Name: Tommy
Location: Pittsburgh
E-Mail: tommy@5431.com

Comments: This is a story about how Northwood Reality and west penn financial services ripped me off.

Short version on how west penn financial scammed me... 

I was pricing around for a home loan for my first house here in Pittsburgh and had the unpleasant experience of using Northwood reality to acquire it. I originally went through the company suggested by Northwood (West Penn Financial) and the company advertised that if they couldnít get me the loan then I would not need to pay a cent but I needed to give a few hundred dollars hand money incase I did go through them and I was assured 3 separate times that the check would not be cashed unless they can get me the loan and I o.k.íd it first. Well you guessed it, West Penn Financial cashed the check and took a percentage of the money for themselves for wasting their time on me and refused to give a refund and said they never claimed they wouldnít cash the check... Now keep in mind I check rates with 5 different companies other then west penn financial and all required a check for hand money but only West Penn Financial (the ONLY place that didnít approve me for a loan by the way) cashed their check and charged for their ridicously below par services and treated me like I was leper because I didnít qualify for a loan from their company and refused to give me back my hand money and stole it from me... Bottom line, donít use Northwood reality or West Penn Financial!!!

Date: 9/23/2004
Name: Marsha Cogswell
Location: Hudson, Massachusetts USA
E-Mail: cruzinnana@yahoo.com

Comments: I have been to the Forchu Lighthouse many times on my many trips over on the Scotia Prince.  I always enjoy my visit, wandering around the grounds, visiting the craftshop in the lighthouse and viewing its history and I never leave without a visit to the gift shop.  The Friends of the Yarmouth Light Society have done a wonderful job maintaining this beautiful sight.

Date: 9/24/2004
Name: Dolly Belmore
Location: Caribou Gold Mines , NS
E-Mail: deasley@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: I just spent a night in the Churchill Mansion and heard the lore that surrounds the place.

Date: 9/24/2004
Name: Grayden Porter
Location: Dartmouth
E-Mail: graydenporter@msn.com

Comments: hello

Date: 9/24/2004
Name: Bruce Frotten
Location: Toronto Ontario
E-Mail: brucefrotten@hotmail.com

Comments: I moved to Nova Scotia when i was 8 yrs old. Lived in quinan than springhaven and lower eelbrook.Went to S.A.R and almost finished grade 12 there.Want to say hi to everyone i went to school with, all my friends in eelbrook and if anyone knows what happened to jaime pothier from wedgeport(sister named shannon,i think her fathers name is arthur), tell her to e-mail me cause i'd love to hear from her again!!!I'm probably heading back there for my cousin john vacon's wedding(he is marrying Terrilee O'Connell from wedgeport)in january, so until then everybody take care and eat some clams and rappie pie for me!!

Date: 9/25/2004
Name: E. N. Ross
Location: Ontario
E-Mail: eross@gosympatico.ca

Comments: Is there any home coming reunion scheduled in 2005 in Yarmouth?

Date: 9/25/2004
E-Mail: pdfran@mts.net


Date: 9/26/2004
Name: Holly Pinkney (dugas)
Location: YARMOUTH
E-Mail: hollybrian@eastlink.ca

Comments:  Nice site. Was also brought up in Overton nice place

Date: 9/26/2004
Name: Lola 
Location: Brooklyn
E-Mail: lmbrittain@hotmail.com

Comments: I really enjoyed reading about the different villages.
Great site.

Date: 9/27/2004
Name: carolyn G
Location: Port Maitland
E-Mail: crgavel@hotmail.com

Comments: Great webpage guys. Keep up the good work and may you have safe travelling.Always nice to know that God's work is being done.

Date: 9/27/2004
Name: Ann Cossar
Location: London England
E-Mail: h.alexander@britishlibrary.net

Comments: I'm interested in the genealogy of everyone with the surname COSSAR or COSSER.  I note from another part of this site that the family of Ralph Cossar (who sadly was killed in WW1 aged just 17) may originally have been called COSSABOOM.

Nevertheless I know there are COSSARs in Newfoundland who came originally from SW England, and I am especially interested in discovering whether there is a connection between the two family groups.

Hope to hear from other people interested in this surname.

Date: 9/28/2004
Name: Glenn Stevens
Location: Washington, DC
E-Mail: gstevens@cafritzinterests.com

Comments: I am looking for a Sheila Horton who was once a friend of my great aunt. Her name was Anna Elsesser. I believe she and my Uncle John Elsesser used to line up there.

Date: 9/29/2004
Name: Karl
Location: Annapolis Valley
E-Mail: kjo_100@hotmail.com

  Enjoyed surfing through the site, especially liked the section on South Ohio.  Keep up the good work.

Date: 9/30/2004
Name: natasha sears         
Location: bellneck
E-Mail: n.sears@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: I typed in the last name Spates and your website came up..... My great-grandmothers maiden name was Spates....
The Name Spates can be found at three location on our site:



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