Sunday, July 19, 2015

Extra news items 19 July 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning

A newspaper article has has been written about Samuel Cunard of Halifax and what a giant he was among fellow ship builders in the world. He once owned the largest fleet of sailing ships on the Atlantic seaboard.

A son of an United Empire Loyalist, he was born in Halifax. He is best know for the ocean liners RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth. 

If you want to read more, you can go to the article Cunard’s Nova Scotia history at

If you are searching Morman Pioneers ancestry, the LDS and FamiltSearch sent out a press release yesterday in which they said “In a collaboration between the Church History Library and FamilySearch, individuals can now discover and explore more of their pioneer heritage on the newly redesigned Mormon Pioneer overland Travel website that will also includes information about previously unknown pioneers”.

The Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel site is

The Grand Manan Museum on Grand Manan Island has just receiveda copy of the journal of one of Grand Manan's prominent early residents - Captain William Frankland's journal - dating back to the late 1700s.

A copy was returned to the island, with help from the New Brunswick Museum, and is on display until the end of this summer, as part of a larger exhibit on the early residents of White Head Island.

The website is

Until next time, this is what crossed my desk this morning.


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