Tobique Valley Genealogy Group

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Name: Eric Sloat <>
Date: 2017-02-25
Thank you for creating this site.

Name: Marven Goodine <>
Date: 2016-03-21
Just now have found this site... Love it!! I've vicariously found pics & articles on FACEBOOK, but never persued their origins. My Mother was Mary Elizabeth Ferguson... born & brought up in Riley Brook...., and graduated high school in Plaster Rock in 1938. I will try to attend a monthly meeting of yours to see if I may gleen more info re the ferguson name..

Name: Sandy Rector (nee Caldwell) <>
Date: 2016-02-05
I thought the website was wonderful.

Name: Chrystal (Sutherland) Brown <>
Date: 2015-08-11
Was able to find out about my great grandfather Sylvanus Knowlton,and Delbert (Del).. Knowlton.. Was hopping to find more info on the Sutherland side of my family. Was surprised there wasn't more on them.. I do think your web site is great for looking up research..

Name: Aubrey McAllister <>
Date: 2015-06-12
Very interesting to read about the Tobique Valley.

Name: Vince Shields <>
Date: 2015-01-26
This is a great site. I saw my dad's obituary. It's nice to go back in time to where I was born and see pictures of the Mill and other interests. In the cemeteries I have traced my family. Thank You, Vince Shields

Name: Liz Kerr <>
Date: 2015-01-16
Enjoyed your site trying to clean as much info as possible about the homeland of the grandfather I never met Fred Anderson.

Name: Karen Burkimsher <>
Date: 2015-01-04

Thank you for mother is from the area and I was able to access many valuable bits of information to explore and pass on to my children.

Much appreciate your great work. Thank you. Karen B.


Name: Karen Burkimsher <>
Date: 2015-01-04

Thank you for mother is from the area and I was able to access many valuable bits of information to explore and pass on to my children.

Much appreciate great work. Thank you. Karen B.


Name: Dr.Charles E. McGowan <>
Date: 2014-12-10
I'm in the process of publishing CROSS-BORDER TALES, MAINE, NEW BRUNSWICK, AND *MORE*. My mother was born in the Nackawic area,my cousins have a camp in Riley Brook where I've hunted, and my wife donated a Bicentennial Quilt, handsewn by Lottie Steeves of Hartland, to the Carleton County Historical Society.

Can you further identify the Jim Anderson postcard of a salmon fishing lodge in Nictau? Do you have any information on Gulquac Lodge on the Oxbow?

Merry Christmas to All,

Charlie McGowan


Name: Leah Everett Parish <>
Date: 2014-04-30
This is one of the most amazing sites I have visited. Found a lot of information on here and love it. Very interesting and informative.

Name: Martin Everett <>
Date: 2014-04-29
Love the history..thank you for this site :)

Name: yvonne dupuis <>
Date: 2014-04-28
I am honored to have been born in plaster rock in 1960 and though I have moved away for I bit I am coming back home when we retire. looking forward to many years there.

Name: Tom Fawcett <>
Date: 2014-04-05
Keep up the good work

Name: Edith (Briggs) Jones <>
Date: 2014-03-12
I just sort of stumbled on to this site.
Was pleased to read the obituary of my Aunt Fern Briggs...never saw it before. Will be back to do some more reading...great site. Thank You!


Name: Dr. Jamie Pimlott <>
Date: 2014-01-25
Thanks for all your hard work putting these materials together and making this information accessible for those of us who have roots in the Colony but now live far away!

Name: Christina Nielsen <>
Date: 2014-01-14
I found my grandmother Camilla Nielsen's obituary on your website. Thank you. I had never seen it.

Name: Christina Nielsen <>
Date: 2014-01-14
I found my grandmother Camilla Nielsen's obituary on your website. Thank you. I had never seen it.

Name: Michaelle <>
Date: 2013-12-14
Thank you for all your hard work on this site. My great great grandmother was Emily Barnes Gallop and it was so nice to see her article about Birch Ridge.
Thank you!


Name: Robert Roy <>
Date: 2013-12-13
Hi,folks. I came across this, great things about Plaster Rock and surrounding areas. I absolutely love it.Don;t if you Sheila remember me or not.We were in the 6th grade at Donald Fraser School.Archie Porter was the principal then. You people have done a wonderful job!! Brought back a lot of memories.Thank you all so very much. Robert Roy.

Name: Robert Harris <>
Date: 2013-09-08
My ancestors are Seymour from Birch Ridge, TY for nice pics of Seymour graveyard.

Name: Arthur Geikie <>
Date: 2013-08-17
My family lived in Plaster Rock from 1949-53 and owned the Valley Inn, now gone. Sheila Wright and I were classmates and I still refer to her as my first girlfriend, grades 1-3. Our families spent many happy times at the Wright's cottage up river, I remember it well. Mom and Dad, Jack & Gladys are both buried in the cemetery on the hill, with spots reserved for my sister Joy and I. Please pass on to Sheila. Arthur

Name: Betty M Stevenson < >
Date: 2013-08-14
I had a look at your site which is very interesting and fun to see the pictures .
I can identify some of the people in the picture" The Teachers and will do so.


Name: susan (lewis) parent <>
Date: 2013-08-11
great memories

Name: Ralph Edward Nevers <>
Date: 2013-08-06
I would like to learn more about a Chinese Man buried in Larilee Creek Cemetery, Henry Fong died in 1950.


Name: Linda Haley-Trenholm <>
Date: 2013-06-17
Wonderful sight. I have sent a message with a correction to my brothers Date of Birth & Date of Death. He is buried in the Anfield Cemetery...Thank You

Name: Becky West Rutledge <>
Date: 2013-04-14
My great-grandmother was Hannah Elizabeth (Everett) Ballard, so I have a great interest in your area. I have been in the area several times and hope to return this summer to do more research.

Name: R <>
Date: 2013-02-28
enjoyed you site. Was looking for some info on the Sadler saw mill that was on the Roewna side of the Tobique

Name: Linda Dabbs <>
Date: 2013-02-17
very interesting, informative and helpful site. Easy to navigate around in, will continue to visit.

Name: Leslie Poole <>
Date: 2013-01-18
Hi from Maine! I have ancestors (some are McDougal's) from Plaster Rock and other spots in New Brunswick and shall return to this site to do more in-depth reading. Thanks for putting all the great information on the web for others too far away to share. Leslie

Name: Norm DeMerchant <>
Date: 2012-12-27
If you would like to watch some historic footage on Tobique Narrows please watch the video I put together. Thanks.


Name: Jerry St Peter <>
Date: 2012-12-25
WOW,,,,, What a great site. I was on the last Tobique log drive,Nice work, Jer

Name: Bryan White <>
Date: 2012-11-24
Great bunch of information. I have a question regarding some genealogy research I'm doing on the Doak family. My records indicate that James Doak and his wife Elizabeth both died on February 17, 1873. Is there a source I can be pointed at that would give me some news of the day for that day? Was there a daily newspaper that served the area? Thanks in advance!

Name: Lily & Gabe doucette <>
Date: 2012-09-01
Lily & Gabe Doucette

Name: Rose Ebbett <>
Date: 2012-06-10
I wanted some information on Enoch Petchey and found it on your site. I recently purchased one of his paintings at an auction. I am hoping to find out if it is authentic. It does have a coat of varnish over it so I am sure that can't be good. I own 3 other pieces of his work,2 small pieces and one larger piece. The one I just purchased is framed in a plain brown frame. Thank-you for the info and it was wonderful to scroll through your site.

Name: Mark Pimlott <>
Date: 2012-05-06
'Just discovered you through Patty Corey.

I learned today that I have more roots in New Brunswick than I had imagined and I have several more reasons to visit your area sometime.

I love the organizational nature, philosophy and spirit of your group.

'A great public resource as well as an interesting endeavour.

Warm regards,
Igloolik, Nunavut


Name: Robert Everett <>
Date: 2012-04-24
I have been interested for some time in the genealogy on my father's side. I have a copy of the Everett Family history 3rd edition and know that I'm a descendant of John Everett-Joseph Everett Sr.-Joseph Everett Jr.-Job Everett-Gordon Everett Sr.-Gordon Everett Jr..
Thank you for this site.


Name: Jeanine Nickelson <>
Date: 2012-04-12
I plan to visit Canada for the first time this summer. My family are Jenkins,MacInnes and Brown. My Grandmother was born in Burntland Brook.

Name: Catherine Mackenzie Kunkel <>
Date: 2012-02-14
Your site has provided me with source information and photos of the Melville United Church cemetery and the Bissett Cemetery, as well as the memorial war monument with lists 2 of my cousins 1 removed. Research names include William and Isabella Bissett McKenzie and John and Minnie McKenzie as well as their children (Camerons and Chapmans). Thank you for all your hard work.

Name: Barbara Wells <>
Date: 2011-12-26
Love your site. I've just discovered my gt grandfather's sister Elsie McGregor arrived in Kintore in 1876 from Scotland to marry one of the Scotch colony settlers - David Watt. They are buried in Kincardine cemetery. Their daughter Margaret married James Mavor from another settler's family. Would love to connect with any descendants. Interesting to compare life in early Canada with that in early NZ

Name: Jennifer & Bill Elliott <>
Date: 2011-10-18
Very interesting,will take hours to get through everything.

Name: Katherine Joyce- Walker <>
Date: 2011-10-16
My grandfather,Bill Joyce used to own Tobique Hunting Lodge in late 60s , early 70s and my grandfather Burpee Joyce was buried up there. Wondering if someone would know where and take a photo of his stone. He died in 1970.

Name: Lois (Sullivan) Solomon <>
Date: 2011-09-12
I descend from Micheal O'Sullivan and his wife Elizabeth ?
He was a member of the Royal West Indies Ranger.I am trying to find out where his son Owen Sullivan and wife Margaret Lennon are buried. Also is there any family members that could contact me with some imformation about Margaret Lennon. Thanks


Name: Jordan "Jordy" O'Brien <>
Date: 2011-08-17
Thank you very, very much for this great resource!

Name: Dottie Ruiz (Miller/MacKellar) <>
Date: 2011-07-24
I am researching my family tree and have found the cemetery listings to be quite helpful. An aunt and uncle on the Miller side are not on the Anglican Cemetery list in Perth-Andover as they do not have headstones or markers. Wonder if that is the case on many of the lists. Thanks.. Dottie

Name: Robert Harris <>
Date: 2011-02-24

My ancestors were Seymours from Birch Ridge area. Would you know where I could possibly find info on them.
Thank you


Name: Doug Mccarty <>
Date: 2010-12-29
Researching the Mccarty family. Great site. I was able to get some good info.

Name: Kyle Elliot <>
Date: 2010-12-11
My Elliots came from Lariston, Scotland, and landed in Plaster Rock. From there, they went to Advocate Harbour, NS, and came back to Plaster Rock in 1901. Percy Elliot(t) is my Great-Grandfather.

Name: Carol Hansen <>
Date: 2010-12-04
I am a decendant of the Danes from New Denmark. The Neils Hansen and Mike Jensen family. My relatives still live in New Denmark. I would like to find more information regarding the Jensen side. Mike and Anne Jensen.

Name: Mary Anne Tomlinson Sullivan <>
Date: 2010-09-09
This is my correct email address.

Name: Mary Anne Tomlinson Sullivan <>
Date: 2010-09-09
I descend from William (Royal West Indies Ranger) & Bridget Tomlinson. I believe I also descend from their son William & his wife Amelia Wright, their son James. I believe James Married Elizabeth Wright and they were the parents of my grandfather, Joseph Blanchard Tomlinson, also born in Perth Andover. I'm having trouble finding documents to prove this. Any suggestions?

Name: Kathy Mubareka <>
Date: 2010-05-24
A friend pointed out your website to me. What a great job! I am photographing and transcribing stones for the St. Pauls's cemetery in Edmundston, NB Not only did I find on your site Henry Fong who I was searching for, but also several Cannons which is my maiden name.

My problem with the Fongs is that "a" Mrs. Fong is in the United Church cemetery (without a stone), but her name appears in the church records as passing away in 1921. Henry, a laundryman, is listed in the 1911 census as being in Edmundston and single. His date of birth is 1880 however and that he immigrated to Canada in 1895.
His death certificate states he died in Perth and was 84 years old when he died in 1950 and was buried in Larlee Brook.
If you have any further information on your Henry Fong I would appreciate having access to it.

Again great site. Keep up the great work!

St. Joseph de Mad. NB


Name: Richard Vasquez <>
Date: 2010-04-15
My name is Richard Vasquez and I live in Sacramento, California. My mother's cousin Margaret Richter(nee Harles), her husband,Otto Rudolph Richter, and their two sons Rudolph and Albert(?) lived on a farm on the Tobique River, in Riley Brook. They also took in and guided hunters and Atlantic salmon fishermen.
They had lived in Edmunston till about 1940, where they ran the restaurant in a large hotel. Members of our family visited them often... I did twice, and we were so very impressed with their hard work and industry.
After my folks died, I lost track of them. I'm sure the olk folks are long dead, but Rudy, the younger son might still be alive. He would be near 90.
Do you have any knowledge or records of this family? I would so much appreciate anything you could offer.
Richard J Vasquez


Name: Robert Paget <>
Date: 2010-02-20
Love the site. i think i have more info on the everett cemetary,my father and i have looked after this graveyard for years

Name: Janet Knowles <>
Date: 2010-02-06
What a tremendous amount of work and what a wonderful job! I am so pleased to have the luxury of accessing all the cemetery information on line. THANK YOU!

Name: Leigh Campbell <>
Date: 2009-12-16
Interesting. I have been trying to further the research sone by Earnest Clarke on Tamberlane Campbell. Not much success to date.

Name: Ken Walker <>
Date: 2009-11-01
Thank you for the work you have done on the South Tilley United Church Cemetery. I have found several of my ancestors there, starting with my gg grandparents James Walker and his wife Marion Ferguson, and my great grand parent Alexander S and Wiliamina MacNab.
Cheers from British Columbia


Name: Wendi Giberson <>
Date: 2009-09-18
I am pleased to have found the unmarked grave of Shirley Giberson, buried in Kincardin in 1932, aged 5 years old. A lot of internet looking, and with the help of Patty Corey checking church records for me,and the Mortons who maintain the graveyard, we now know where she is. In September while I am home visiting, a few of us will lay a stone marker at the grave, she will no longer be "lost" to us. Many thanks Wendi

Name: Don Albert <>
Date: 2009-05-01
Good job.
Does anyone know if anyone from the Edmondston, St. Leonard area are doing the transcripts for the cementaries in that area?


Name: Wendi Giberson <>
Date: 2009-03-19
Was stunned to find a newspaper clipping from May, 1932 about a grass fire that claimed the life of my dads oldest sister. I am trying to find out where little Shirley Giberson is buried and this is a great start. This site is a culmination of dedication, and hard work, and it shows throughout the links. Keep the memories alive. Wendi

Name: Christie Berlingieri <>
Date: 2009-03-03
Thank you so much for this website. My mom is from Kincardine and so it is nice to see my heritage.

Name: Jean Duncan <>
Date: 2009-02-25
I am very impressed with your work on this website. The cemetery transcriptions are absolutely amazing and I know that it was a lot of work. It is remarkable to find the obituary section that was scanned. Congratulations on your wonderful work! If you are interested, one of my projects is at:
My husband's family came to the Scotch Colony with the 1873 group.


Name: Benjamin Barr Jr. <>
Date: 2008-11-22
Hi! Thanks for the site. I was surprised to see the obituary of my great-uncle, Donald DeMerchant. I never thought that I see that.

I have been involved in geneaology for quite some time now. I am related to the DeMerchants from the Perth-Andover area and also the Barrs who were on the Tobique. Other family names are Armstrong, Lovely, Currie, Pelkey (Peltier) just to name a few from that area.

Thanks once again.


Name: Calvin Miller <>
Date: 2008-11-05
I have enjoyed your website very much. I was born in Perth, lived in Rowena where my Mother was born until I was age 7. I have many relatives in Victoria County. Thank you for the cemetery transcriptions. I have visited several cemeteries but not all in Vic. Co. Please see my family website:

Name: Pamela McGillin <>
Date: 2008-10-18
Looking for my family/ancestors from Tobique River.
Joseph McGillin b.Jan 25, 1889 married (Jun 28, 1913) to
Bessie Shorey b.Aug 1, 1897 d.May 20, 1956
William b.Jan 25, 1915
Grace b.May 11, 1916
Thomas b.Sep 16, 1927 d.Oct 18, 1992 (my grandfather)
John b.May 19, 1933 d.Sep 14, 1982
Kevin b.Jul 16, 1935
I'm not sure the best way to find out where they lived, where they worshiped (I'm told they were Catholic), where they went to school, etc.
I may be planning to come next summer, but I need more info about Tobique River first.


Name: Ronda Shirley Doucette <>
Date: 2008-08-07
My family from both sides are from Plaster Rock, my Aunt Joan is married to Ray Shirley.
My mother was a Colbourne.
I am starting a family tree, so I just started to get info together.


Name: Benjiman L. Ward <>
Date: 2008-08-06
descendant of Jennie Giberson

Name: Ross Coffin <>
Date: 2008-08-03

Thanks for starting up this site. It will be very informative for all history buffs researching the Tobique region.


Name: Rex W. Brown <>
Date: 2008-03-09
I had never seen the obituary for my grand mother Brown until viewing it on this site. Thank you.

Name: Evelyn(Sutherland)Harper <>
Date: 2008-02-05
My parents ..Sandy & Alice Sutherland along with 2 of my brothers are buried in Riley Brook Cemetery.Also my grandparents and other relatives.How nice to have all of this information you have gathered so accessible.What a lot of time & effort you have put into this project..congratulations on a job well done!

Name: troy tardiff <>
Date: 2008-01-27
i grew up in plaster rock born sept 22 1968
what a great town


Name: Robert L Harrison - Green <cheltro2>
Date: 2008-01-11
Great job,been 10 years since I visited "home" and think you all have done a wonderfull job on this.

Name: Sheila Ashford <>
Date: 2007-12-10
What a wonderful way to preserve the local history of our area and also so available to those living away who can access so easily. Such alot of work has been done and should be commended. Keep up the great work.

Name: Maudie Gallop Holm <>
Date: 2007-11-04
Your site has some of my family history, including the Birch Ridge story by Emily Gallop. How wonderful. MLGH

Name: Don Albert <>
Date: 2007-10-22
Good job. I was just in Plaster Rock taking photo's of gravestones of some of my relatives, if I had known of this site it would have saved me some footsteps.
Do you know if graves in the Edmonston area are being one?


Name: Linda MacKellar <>
Date: 2007-10-18
Great job! Have checked out my ancestors in the MacKellar Cemetery and look forward to checking out the others. This has been a great site to start out from.

Name: Suzanna Gould <>
Date: 2007-09-04
wondering if you could direct me...I got stuck.
I have been informed that Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley is one of my great grandfathers and also my link to my indian heritage.....I have traced all I can but there are many things I cannot find out about this man. Do you have any ideas that may help me in the collection for our family tree?
Anything may help, thank you


Name: Mary Gourley <>
Date: 2007-07-10
Enjoyed the personal histories of the area as my great grandparents Joseph Bloomfield and Elizabeth Margison farmed in the Three Brooks Tobique area from 1863 to 1896.Joseph and children moved to BC around 1897.Would love to find out any personal information on them as I only have census

Name: Jeanine (Folger) Nickelson <>
Date: 2007-06-27
I enjoyed reading the local history. My grandmother was born in Burntland Brook in 1905 her name was Olive(Jenkins) Folger. Her father was a sportman guide his name was John Jenkins. I hope to visit the area someday.

Name: David Byram <>
Date: 2007-06-27
I have been researching my Mum's family in England and have obtained all her personal information from a site called Pier 21. At this site I entered Mum's name and had a hit. I have visited this site before but it has been updated since then. I got everything from her marriage date to the date she arrived in Canada. I would advise anyone who has a War Bride in their family to check it out. I also received service records of two of Mum's uncles who were policemen in Norfolk, England. You guys have the basics or foundaion for a great club.
Best regards,
Dave Byram


Name: patricia Flanders <>
Date: 2007-04-18
Like you site especially the cemetery listings as I can than find my ancesestors from here in B. C. Thanks

Date: 2007-04-12
I found a few errors in the year of birth and death of my family members at Arthurette cemeteries. I encourage surfers to check and correct any mistakes concerning their own families. I enjoy this site.

Name: Diane Todd <>
Date: 2007-02-10
Great website. A lot of work - Great Job!

Name: Denise Koroscil <>
Date: 2007-02-02
I am a member with the Grand Falls Genealogy Club. I was reading about your group in the "Victoria Star" today. Congratulations to all of you for volunteering in this project. It is certainly profitable for all regions.
Thank you for mentioning our group in your article.
Keep up the good work !


Name: Dave Byram <>
Date: 2007-01-31
Good to see you up and running. I have been doing our family tree for nearly 20 years and belong to the Grand Falls Club although I live in Bristol. I can give you some places on the web to look at and recommend what software to use if you'd like. I have over 5000 people and 700 families. I have a few sites in England that I use if you would like. We have two hardcover books published as well. Must go for now. Please respond if you like.
Dave Byram


Name: Pamela Corey <>
Date: 2007-01-19
Well done! Keep up the good work. Nice to see both my grandfathers listed on this website.

Name: alvieelliott <>
Date: 2007-01-13

A big E-4 effort/keep up the good work


Name: Jocelyn Green <>
Date: 2007-01-03
Your web site is very interesting and i was also visiting the Linton Corner Cemetery, and the various family members. I may get to one of your genealogy meetings in the future...

Name: Lezlie Wade Carson <>
Date: 2006-12-10
Great site and wonderful to see the information for Victoria County!