Scottish Family History in Nova Scotia

My Itchy Travel Feet, a site for Boomer Travelers, recognizes that many of us add family history searches to our reasons to travel.

Anderson Tartan

The Anderson Tartan, from MacIsaac Kiltmakers in Nova Scotia

You can see my article on Checking out Family History in Nova Scotia at My Itchy Travel Feet. I talk about four places I discovered things about my Scottish ancestors, even though they did not enter North America through Canada. See my pictures at My Itchy Travel Feet, and here are a few more.

McCullloch Center, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Scottish clans, pictured at McCullloch Center, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Deck of Hector

My sister on the deck of the Ship Hector, Pictou, Nova Scotia

 living quarters in Hector

Below decks, living quarters in Hector

Ship Hector, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Mast and rigging, Hector

Oats drying by a stone house in Highland Village, Nova Scotia

Oats drying by a stone house in Highland Village, Nova Scotia

Highlands Village, Nova Scotia

Kitchen in 18th century log house in Highlands Village

At the Gaelic College, we took part in a “milling frolic” or “waulking, where a loop of woolen cloth is rhythmically passed around a circle and beat on the table. Accompanied by music of course!

See more about these Four places in Nova Scotia to track Scottish ancestors and their culture at My Itchy Travel Feet.com
Do you include some family history searches in your travels? Or are your travels totally centered around family history? Share your stories, please!

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