Welcome to my personal genealogy website, dedicated to my research into my Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Acadian roots. I hope you will enjoy browsing through the site. I also hope you will find some of the information it contains to be of interest and, perhaps, of use in your own genealogical research.
Primary Research Interests
Although my family tree contains many more surnames from the Maritime Provinces, I only am actively researching the following families:
Prince Edward Island - Hickey, Gaudet, Rogers, Gourlie
Nova Scotia - MacDonald, Whitewood, Jack, Bonnell
Resources and research material that may be of interest to others
I have had an interest in genealogy since the ripe old age of 10, when my parents received a copy of "Emigrant from the Highlands" by J. Clinton Morrison, Jr. I was intrigued with the sheer number of people who, somehow, were all related to me. It didn't matter if they were noteworthy or not - simply the fact that something about them had been researched, recorded, and preserved for posterity was enough to pique my curiosity and set me on the path to conducting my own research.
Gradually, I began to dig into other branches of my family tree. I don't work on them all but, instead, have highlighted a few that are of particular interest to me. These encompass a handful of families in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, as well as one of my Acadian lines.
I've also tried to compile genealogical or historical information that may be of interest to others. One such project garnered a Heritage Award from the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation.
I live in Moncton, NB, Canada, where I work as a professional photographer and photography instructor.