Sunday, December 27, 2009


Introduction and disclaimer

The following set of research notes on the Grant family of Point Edward, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a labour of love, undertaken by the undersigned on 1 November 1999. It is likely to be a lifelong preoccupation.

The notes are more or less chronological in order of discovery, rather than a true family tree or GEDCOM file. The author hopes that will come later, but not much later. It is being posted in this form to ensure the material is published in some form, so as to be accessible to other researchers and not completely lost in the event of some unfortunate circumstance. A paper copy has been deposited with the Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University (formerly University College of Cape Breton or UCCB), Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

A few notes of caution are in order. There are a few errors in the earlier parts of the notes which are corrected later, and early questions which are later answered. While questions, comments and corrections are always welcome, readers are invited to make sure that the information is not already included later in the set.

I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the late Elva Jackson, whose card file found in the Beaton Institute provided the platform from which much of this research was launched, and of Blair Grant of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, whose efforts at a family tree were also of great assistance in the early going. I will not attempt to list the many other contributors, for fear of omitting some of them.

Finally, the author does retain copyright over all this material. While researchers should feel free to make full use of the contents for private study or research, these documents cannot be reproduced for sale in any form, nor included in whole or significant part in collective works. When these works are quoted, attribution of source would be deeply appreciated.

Douglass L. Grant,
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics,
Cape Breton University,
Sydney, Nova Scotia

New mailing address as of 12 May 2010:

8 Stanmore Ave.,
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2B 3W2

As of September 2012, the author is also owner - operator of Doug Grant, Financial Counselling and Mentoring, centred in Kitchener, Ontario.  Interested parties may consult the website for further information.


  1. Hello, Douglass! What a blessing your blog is. Thank you for this.
    My grandfather was Frederick Vincent Meade - born Grant. I met Grandma Jones (as we referred to her) in the late '60s, but never knew my great-grandfather's name.
    Thanks again. I'll be spending much more time pouring over your blog, I can assure you!

  2. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"

  3. Perhaps you could footnote known errors & corrections so the reader will know there is more to come. In anycase - welcome to the geneabloggers family!
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)