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HELP SAVE PARISH RECORDS

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HELP SAVE PARISH RECORDS

Posted: 6 Jun 2010 8:10AM GMT
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Surnames: BENOIT : BONNEVIE : COSTE : FOUGERE : GIROUARD : LAVANDIER : MANNETTE : PELLERIN : PETITPAS : RICHARD : ROI
The earliest parish in the Torbay area, St. Ann’s was estabished in 1819, and continues to this day. This parish holds importance for all local families with early roots. These records would be of interest to anyone with ties to either Guysborough or Antigonish Counites as there was a lot of movement between them.

Today, St. Ann's records are neglected and literally falling apart. They have never been copied, and access to these registers is almost impossible.

Our goal is to preserve and share these records. We are thrilled to report that our project has received permission from the church! And we already have a core team of experienced volunteers on board! All the work will be done through the generosity of volunteers, but funding is needed for expenses.

A fundraising effort was launched this week. To make this project possible, we need help from our cousins and the genealogy community.


To learn more, visit:
http://web.me.com/avery_smith/St._Ann/

If you would like to volunteer your time, please reply to me privately, off-list.

Thank you in advance for any help you might offer!

Joan

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