Genealogy is more than just a list of who was born when, married who, and died when. Who were these people? Our Lunenburg roots can be found in the stories of our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, who hopefully know and can pass on the stories of their parents, grandparents, and so on. This site is a place where I hope to collect the writings and oral histories of the families who settled in Lunenburg County, into an "electronic book" so that they can be easily accessed by interested people anywhere.
If you have a story of your Lunenburg County family's past, I'd like to hear from you about publishing it here. Please drop me a line at: nancy at flora dot org (insert @ and . in appropriate places). You don't have to be a professional writer, and no need to be intimidated by trying to make it sound impressive- even stories told in note form would be most welcome.
Memoirs of John Casper Jost
Reminiscences of Christopher Jost, 1805-1884
Alice Crouse Richmond was born in 1872 and grew up near Midville. This segment from her autobiography, in the author's own hand, includes an account of the life of the early settlers, information about her grandparents and parents, including the surnames Crouse, Hirtle, Wagner, Meisner, and Mason, and the story of the early years of her life in Nova Scotia before moving to the United States. It was submitted by Alice's granddaughter, Kate Richmond Reynolds.
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Captain Leo Parks Corkum (1889-1971) sailed several schooners and a beam trawler. These are some of his memories from his childhood and his life at sea.
This link to S. Nelson's website was submitted by Chris Young (email@example.com). S. Nelson's website, Fishing? - It Was a WAY OF LIFE is definitely worth checking out for stories and history relating to the east coast fishing industry.
Stan Card visited Germany in September 1999 and returned with photos from the towns of Merishausen and Bargen in Switzerland where the Tanners come from; Leimen, Germany where Johan Michael Schmitt came from; Mutterstadt where the Weinacht, Wild and Transou/Fransou families originated; Zwingenberg, the home of Anna M. Becker who married Johannes Wambold; and Hockenheim which was the home of the Englehorn family (she married Georg Hertel and later Johan Michael Schmitt.). Stan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a link to the excellent Lunenburg Genweb Project. This site will link you into birth, marriage and death records, individual websites with genealogical info, info on how to join a discussion list for researchers, and much, much more! Links for many other sites are also available from this location. If you're just starting out in your search for your Lunenburg branches on your tree, this is the place where you begin.