Welcome to the home base for the NB Scottish History Project (formally known as NB Scottish Portal Project). In this area you will be able to find out all that is happening with the project. The website not only help you with your Scottish roots research from the comfort of their home. You will find untold story of the Scots who came to New Brunswick.It is history you will never hear in any history class or from the Province of NB. We hope you enjoy your visit.
One in every six people in New Brunswick claim Scottish descent,
making those of Scots heritage the fourth-largest cultural group in the
province.The Scots who came and settled
here have been an integral part of the region’s history and development, but
their story has never been told in its entirety – until now.
The New Brunswick Scottish Portal is a planned online gateway to the
history of all things Scottish in New Brunswick. As a “virtual exhibit,” the New Brunswick
Scottish Portal will encompass all the major themes of New Brunswick Scottish
history, including such topics as immigration, settlements, censuses, land petitions
and land grants, teacher petitions, passenger lists, biographies of individuals
and families, cemetery transcriptions, and more.Perhaps most importantly, however, this
Portal project will include an Educational Resource that will allow New
Brunswick teachers to have direct access to material for educational units and
in-class projects, so that students will learn the story of our Scottish
ancestors – a topic not often explored in the classroom due to lack of ready
Already one year in the making, with three phases that will be completed
over a three-to-four year period,the New
Brunswick Scottish Portal will once and for all tell the story of the Scots who
came to New Brunswick and made the province what it is today.Although every effort to tap federal and
provincial funding will continue to be made, it has become very difficult to secure
the necessary funding of $80,000 required to complete this project.
This is an urgent appeal for financial support.Without generous contributions from people
like you, the New Brunswick Scottish Portal project simply will not exist.If you believe it is important for us to tell
the story of our past to our children and their children, then you must donate
to this worthy cause.Time is of the
essence.Every contribution – be it in
the amount of $25, $50, or even $100 or more – will help ensure that the
stories of our ancestors will not only survive, but continue to be told for
generations to come.
Please act now.Spread the
word of the New Brunswick Scottish Portal project to your friends and family,
and respond as generously as you can.The stories of our ancestors and the education of our children are
relying on you.Time for this project is
simply running out.It will die withoutfurther financial assistance.
Thank you in advance for your generous support.I look forward to hearing from you.