Cat No.: CA0153:
Not one but two McCurdy family history books on one CD!
The primary book is The McCurdys of Nova Scotia and provides a very complete chronicle of the family from Alexander (The Pioneer) McCurdy who was the first of the line to land in Nova Scotia, through to the generation contemporary with the publication of these books in 1930. While this branch of the McCurdy clan made its first home in Nova Scotia, subsequent generations have spread all over the North American continent. In addition to following the McCurdy name the author has also included chapters on the Archibald family and on Mrs. Alexander Graham Bell, the daughter of a McCurdy girl.
The second book is The Ancestral McCurdys which traces the ancient origins of the McCurdy clan to the ancestral homes in Scotland and then Ireland. The earliest ancestor identified is Chief Gilkrist Makurerdy a name which uses both the ancient form of the modern Mc and Mac (son of) and an interesting spelling of his progenitor's name, a name which the author concludes was Reuda, a known clan leader.
It is quite clear that the books were intended to compliment each other so we feel the reproduction of both on the same CD is completely appropriate.
Both books were written by H. Percy Blanchard (a family name strongly related to the McCurdys) although The McCurdys of Nova Scotia was published for the Hon. F. B. McCurdy, which I take it to mean that he funded it. Both books were privately published in England and are of a very high publication quality.
The chronicle of the Nova Scotia branch of the clan spans about 7 generations and about 200 years. The author has supplied family trees and entries for every member. Of course some entries are short but where information was available the author has not stinted in providing the biographical highlights.
Research into such an important name has continued and still continues and, as might be expected, some errors made by the authors have been exposed. We have not made an exhaustive search for information on such errors but a few that we came across have been recorded in our publication notes.
The text of both books has been formatted for computer searches using the Find features of the freely available PDF reader applications. This will be of significant help in finding specific topics within the books.
These books have been loaned to us by a Friend of Archive CD Books Canada who prefers to remain anonymous, I'm sure you will join with us in thanking her for allowing us to make this information available to you all.
We have provided a free downloadable sampler of this book on our Family History Downloads web page. You can also reach this Sampler by clicking on the following link Sampler. You can return to this page by closing the Sampler Page when you are ready to purchase.
No. of CDs is: 1 ; Format is: PDF ; Searchable?: YES;
FastFind: No; ISBN No.: 1-897338-48-1;