Monday, February 20, 2012

The New Brunswick Scottish-Cultural Association has  launched a special appeal to the people of Scottish descent in New Brunswick and Canada.

The advisory committee hopes that the people of Scottish descent will step up to the plate and help this project comes to reality.  Without the assistance of individuals this project will not get off the ground.  As a matter of fact, this will be the third time the Association has attempted this project.  Each time it has failed because of two things.   Lack of  money and volunteers, and the money has been the big killer each time.   The sad part is if this project doesn't happen this time it will never happen.   Grant money is quickly drying up both provincially and federally. So this is it, we need to get it right this time around.    To help make this project to come to a reality please visit and visit the web portal project area on the home screen and make a donation to help this project.  There isn't any amount to small and all donations are welcomed.  To recongize the donor we will publish their name on this blog and on our website ( We will not publish any person name without their permission)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Welcome to NBSCA's Scottish Web Portal Project blog.  As many of you have heard the NBSCA has launched one of it most ambitious multi-year projects in the Association's history.  We can not stress how important this legacy project is to the province of New Brunswick to the people of Scottish descent from New Brunswick and formerly from New Brunswick.  This is a legacy that will be here for future generations to be used in schools in New Brunswick and around the world.  Once and for all the story/narrative of the people who came to New Brunswick from Scotland will told.  It will show the impacts these peoples had on New Brunswick in the areas of government, education, law and commerce for example.

The New Brunswick Scottish Portal project will serve as the showcase for an online "virtual" exhibit and the gateway to the history of all things Scottish in New Brunswick.  The NB Scottish Portal will encompass all the major themes of New Brunswick Scottish history, including; immigration, settlements, censuses, land petitions and land grants, teachers petitions, passenger lists, biographies of individuals and families, cemetery transcriptions, etc.

We are very luck to have the provincal Archives who have agreed to host the portal on their servers and as a result will be developed in cooperation with the NBSCA and the Province Archives of New Brusnwick.  If you have any questions about the project please do not hesitate to contact the project team by email or calling the toll free number 1-877-627-2234.  You can also write the project team at New Brunwick Scottish-Cultural Association, PO Box 781, Fredericton NB  E3B 5B4.