Atlantic SIG News Flash
- ATLANTIC SIG NEWS FLASH!
The Atlantic Canada Special Interest Group will be meeting twice in the month
of May, as follows:
Saturday, May 3, 2003: A visit to the Phil & Barb Thorpe's Library/Archives
from 10 until 2 pm. Phillip P. Thorpe CG(C) specializes in Kings County, Nova
Scotia families, especially Planters; Nova Scotia Loyalists; colonial New
England families, particularly in southeastern Connecticut; and research on
Mayflower lineages. Don't forget to bring your lunch and pencils & paper (no
pens allowed). Phil & Barb have created an outstanding library that contains
many resources on the Maritimes. A highly recommended visit for anyone with
Atlantic Canada roots! For those interested, please RSVP Lois Nicholson at
247.3455 or by email at lfnicholson@....
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 from 7 to 9 pm at RGO Office Products in the William
Glen Room (directions for this venue below): This evening's topic will be on
the Lunenburg First Families (also called the Foreign Protestants) who came
from Montbeliard, Switzerland and Germany and settled in the Lunenburg area of
Nova Scotia in 1753. Tonight's event will also focus on the 250th Anniversary
celebrations taking place in Lunenburg July 10-14th, 2003 with guest speaker,
Lyne VanHusen, providing us with an overview of this upcoming event. For
those interested but unable to attend, please contact Inge Leavell @ 948.0543
or by email at ileavell@... to obtain a copy of this presentation.
RGO (229-33rd Street NE) is right off Deerfoot Trail heading east on Memorial
Drive to 28th Street NE. If you are travelling east on Memorial, stay in your
far left lane and take your first left at 28th Street NE (you will see Swiss
Chalet on your left). Once on 28th, take an immediate right at the China Rose
Restaurant, drive past the TELUS buildings and RGO is the large white building
on the left (ample parking) with lots of signage so you won't miss it.
NOTE THAT THIS WILL BE THE LAST ATLANTIC SIG MEETING OF THE 2002/2003 YEAR.
Our first meeting of the 2003/2004 year will be held Wednesday, September 10,
2003 from 7 to 9 pm. (a future note will tell you the exact location and
The September 10, 2003 meeting will focus on the Maritime United Empire
Loyalists. Nancy Waters will be giving a presentation on Simon Baxter, one of
her Loyalist ancestors. Jim Stewart, the Calgary Branch Genealogist of the
United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), will be also be in
attendence for those who would like some direction on applying for UEL status.
We welcome anyone with Maritime Loyalist roots to attend and share your
Loyalist ancestors! More information on this upcoming meeting in August.
Alberta Family Histories Society Member#1083
Atlantic Special Interest Group Chair