Canada's phone listings show 288 NAUSS surnames currently existing.
Of these, an amazing 73% (211) still live in Nova Scotia, where they first settled (more below). Another 42 (15%) live in Ontario - just because many people move there for the jobs - and another 16 are on the Pacific coast in British Columbia (½ are on the Lower Mainland around Vancouver). Another 8 live in Québec (4 of these are around Montréal). New Brunswick now has 5, Alberta 4, and Prince Edward Island 2. I am willing to bet they all are related to one another somehow !
For more NAUSS info in NS, try the following:
Lunenburg County NS - http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/lunenburg/index.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/lunenburg/index.html - has lots of info on the FRENCH, SWISS or GERMAN settlers in NS starting 1750. French variations were later anglicized. In 1749-52 many "foreign Protestants" (Huguenots) came to North America, some into Nova Scotia, others from New England to the Carolinas. Often they are recorded as German or Swiss although they were Francophones. A large number were from the Principality of Montbéliard, where France, Switzerland, and Germany meet. The arrival in the Lunenburg, Nova Scotia area of several boatloads was commemorated with a ceremony and monument in the 20th century.
Sites of early French fortifications date from ca 1630-50. A unique part of NS with Lunenburg (town) designated a United Nations Historic Site, home of wooden sailing ships including NS symbol "Bluenose" and replica of "HMS Bounty" for Hollywood movie in 1962. Lahave River one of nicest in NS. Chester and Mahone Bay among most picturesque communities anywhere in NS. Home of many film shoots in recent years because of wonderful scenic views out to sea.
"History of the County of Lunenburg by Mather DesBrisay (1895)" - ask about it at South Shore Genealogical Society located at the Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg, NS.
- http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/current/inside/market.htmlhttp://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/current/inside/market.html - The Bridgewater Bulletin is the Lunenburg County newspaper.
Editor, Lighthouse Publishing Ltd.
(publishers of the award-winning "Bridgewater Bulletin" and "Lunenburg Progress Enterprise")
353 York Street,
Bridgewater, NSB4V 3K2
E-mail: - email@example.com -
NS Regional Libraries - http://www.library.ns.ca/regionals/http://www.library.ns.ca/regionals/ - (for your enquiries, try the ones marked *, or 1 (first choice), 2, 3, etc.:
_ Annapolis Valley Regional Library
_ Cape Breton Regional Library
_ Colchester-East Hants Regional Library
_ Cumberland Regional Library
_ Eastern Counties Regional Library
2 Halifax Regional Library
_ Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
1 South Shore Regional Library
2 Western Counties Regional Library
NS map: - http://home.istar.ca/~coastmap/accommodations.htmhttp://home.istar.ca/~coastmap/accommodations.htm -
also highway maps at - http://www.new.destination-ns.comhttp://www.new.destination-ns.com - under "rural community"
- http://www.municipalities.com/NovaScotia/index.htmhttp://www.municipalities.com/NovaScotia/index.htm - commercial site - good NS map, lots of info on tourist sites
When the English took over administration of "Acadie" from the French around 1748-1750, they gave it the old name "Nova Scotia" (Latin for "New Scotland") first granted to it in 1621, along with its own flag, by a Royal Charter from King James I. In 1759 they created 5 districts or counties: Annapolis, Cumberland, Halifax, Kings, and Lunenburg.
Annapolis included the current Digby County (created separately in 1837), Cumberland included what is now much of the current Province of New Brunswick, Halifax included a massive area all the way east and north of the city over to the modern Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough Counties, and also included all of Cape Breton (renamed from the French Ile Royale), Kings included Hants County, and Lunenburg later would be sub-divided into the counties of Queens (1762), Shelburne (1784), and Yarmouth (1836).
Public Archives of Nova Scotia - Tel: (902) 424-6055 FAX: (902) 424-0628 - http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/using/http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/using/ -
**NOTE: On Thursday, August 30, 2001, the Public Archives of Nova Scotia officially opened the Community Access Program (CAP) site. Along with Internet access, the site includes a cluster of computers, laser printer and a scanner. Of course, it also connects with the massive array of online resources now available through the Archives. People who want to create a family tree, or to search out their roots for whatever reason, will find the archive site offers free public access to quality Web sites from around the world devoted to genealogy. Among other things, the site offers access to the genealogical software, Family Tree Maker, a range of historical resources and the Internet in general. To access the archives on the Internet, go to - http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/caphttp://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/cap -.
In additional to local researchers, the public archives is used by researchers from across the U.S., other parts of Canada and around the world. Provincial Archivist Brian Speirs says only the National Archives in Ottawa is busier than the Halifax location.
"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). Terry also investigates the origins of surnames. He hosts a program on CBC (public radio) once a month (check the site for actual day) and will answer questions by E-Mail to - firstname.lastname@example.org - or check out the Website at - http://www.halifax.cbc.cahttp://www.halifax.cbc.ca -