I am a descendent of one of the largest Scottish immigration to New Brunswick,Canada in 1873. My mother Kathleen (Ellis) Morton and I have been looking after the cemetery records for the community of Kincardine originally known as Stonehaven since the early 1950's. What started out as a small project to redo the cemetery record book and give the original to the provincial archives, has become a much larger undertaking. By searching census records, we were able to add more detailed information,which in turn is being added here, so they are more accessible for others. As some have stated on their bios, it becomes addictive.
I am writing a family history of my wife's family (her matermal side PATERSON) and I have been looking for information on the PATERSONs who came to New Kincardine as part of the first settlement in 1873. She descends directly from Alexander G PATERSON (1846-1883)and her mother's name was Jean PATERSON.
Thank you so much for the Find A Grave photos which gave me information on the dates of birth and death for some members of the family who are buried in the Melville Church Cemetery, Kincardine as follows:
Find a Grave: 67445723 - Annabelle "Annie" 66834483 - Andrew Alexander 66834242 - William 66834290 - John 67445859 - Alexander G 66834393 - Annie
I am looking for images to include in my work and wondered whether you might be able to re-take pictures of the headstones at a larger image size at <1Mb and e-mail them to me please. The reason I ask is that most of the images are very hard to read as the adverse light/shadows obscure much of the detail.
I hope this is not too much of an imposition? I note that all the old records are now with the NB Archives but do you know if they cover the period 1873-1900 for baptisms, marriages and burials for New Kincardine as there are quite a few records that I should like to have duplicated?
Scotch Colony It is wonderful that you are working on documenting the cemeteries in the Scotch Colony and making the information available on Find A Grave. I will be anxiously following your work on this project. If I can be of any help, please let me know. I am very interested in family history.