History Cape Negro and Blanche: Third Edition with Corrections


This fascinating account opens in 1603 with the arrival of explorer Champlain who named Cape Negro and later established Port Royal in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada. The book outlines where the original settlers lived and discusses the development of communities, churches, schools, and commerce. Cemetery records and church information is also recorded. The addition of a new full name index by the Shelburne County Genealogical Society is a bonus to researchers. The story of the Acadians, who settled in the area, covers their later removal to Boston by New England military force. After the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755-57, the fisherman from the Plymouth area brought their families and settled the area in 1760. The first settlers from New England were Smiths and Swains. Genealogical information is included for founding families: Kings, Lyle, Obed, Reynolds families. The Smith genealogy is listed in full from Norfolk, England, through their establishment in Plymouth. This book is the result of forty-two years of extensive research by the author in England and France, as well as Plymouth, New England.


Joseph R. Ross 


(?), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 258 pp.

ISBN: 9780788444555