Friday, April 13, 2007

Detroit Woman Leaves Life's Work to Canadian Genealogy Society

PICTOU — A county heritage group is the beneficiary of an American woman’s lifelong interest in Nova Scotia genealogy.

Hazel Arnold MacIvor bequeathed 30 volumes of information to the Pictou County Genealogy and Heritage Society, to be stored at the Hector Centre archives in Pictou.

Ms. MacIvor, a retired Detroit teacher who died in the mid-1990s, compiled the information after many trips to Scotland and Nova Scotia.

The genealogies include census records, wills, land grants, family records, Bible records, birth and death records and marriage certificates from Canada, the United States and Scotland. Ms. MacIvor’s work, which began as a hobby, spans the MacLean, Marshall, Fraser, Matheson, Ross, Stewart, Simpson and Nichol families, among others.

Read entire article from the Chronicle-Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia