Don't know details, but remember the Abbotts and Suttons who might have "scattered" to NS after the Rev War. Yarmouth County, NS has an "Abbotts Harbour" and there are people of that name next door in New Brunswick which was separated from NS in 1784 when tens of 1000's of Loyalists (you call them Tories) arrived from the USA.
- http://www.nsarm.ednet.ns.ca/http://www.nsarm.ednet.ns.ca/ - Public Archives of Nova Scotia - Tel: (902) 424-6060 FAX: (902) 424-0628 - **NOTE: AS OF 2000, THEIR ACTUAL RECORDS WERE NOT YET AVAILABLE ON-LINE, so you must visit in person, employ researchers, or use “snail mail” if you live far away.
- http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/GANS/index.htmlhttp://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/GANS/index.html - Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) - Leland Harvie, newsletter editor - P.O. BOX 41, Halifax, N.S. Canada B3J 2T3 - 902-443-9107, Halifax - 1,500 members - the main “chebucto” menu was changed after April 1999 to - http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/ - with LINKS to many interesting sites
“Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia” by Terrance Punch - ISBN 1-55109-235-2 - Terry is a professionally accredited Canadian genealogist who specializes in immigration from Ireland, Germany and Montbéliard (Huguenot Protestants French-Swiss border area).
Kevin MacDonell @ - http://www.auracom.com/~wordsmithhttp://www.auracom.com/~wordsmith - wrote a detailed feature for the October 1999 issue of “Rural Delivery” magazine about Nova Scotia's new protective legislation for old graveyards and its implications for landowners. He also spoke to graveyard researchers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Contact info for “Rural Delivery” is available on their website - http://www.countrymagazines.comhttp://www.countrymagazines.com - or toll-free 1-877-354-3764, or in Liverpool, NS at tel: 902-354-5411.
Three publications: “NOVA SCOTIA PLACE NAMES”, Thomas Brown, 1922; “PLACE NAMES AND PLACES OF NOVA SCOTIA” and “PLACE NAMES IN NOVA SCOTIA”, published by the Public Archives of NS. Sometimes in the short descriptions of the place name, they mention the original land grants.
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Shelburne County NS - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/3699/genindex.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/3699/genindex.html - main landing site for up to 20,000 United Empire Loyalists in 1783/4. It was the FOURTH LARGEST SETTLEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA (after NYC, Boston, and Philadelphia) during these early years.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) [CANADA] - Halifax Mission, Family History Centre & Genealogical Library, 44 Cumberland Drive, Dartmouth, NS B2V 2C7 Tel: (902) 462-0628 **NOTE: The Mormons do not do a lot of verifying of the records they publish. Some people find they are about 50% accurate. Main Office: Tel: (902) 468-2718, 202 Brownlow Avenue, Dartmouth, NSB3B 1T5