The Scots to Canada Web Site
Dr. Lucille Campey is a Canadian, living
in Britain, with over thirty years' experience as a researcher and author. It was
her father’s Scottish roots and love of history that first stimulated her
interest in the early exodus of people from Scotland to Canada. She is the
great-great-grand-daughter of William Thomson, who left Morayshire, on the
northeast coast of Scotland in the early 1800s to begin a new life with his
family, first near Digby then in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He is described in D.
Whidden’s History of the Town of Antigonish simply as “William, Pioneer” and is
commemorated in the St. James Church and Cemetery at Antigonish. Lucille’s
mother, Cécile Morency, who was born in Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, was a descendant of
Guillaume Baucher dit Morency who settled in Île d’Orléans in 1659.
More recently Lucille has turned her attention to the English people who settled in Canada. She is producing a series of three books, all to be published by the Dundurn Group on English emigration to Canada. The first book, entitled Planters, Paupers and Pioneers - the English settlers of Atlantic Canada, was published in 2010. The second book entitled Seeking a Better Future - The English Pioneers of Ontario and Quebec has just been published. The final book will be published in 2014. You can find out more about this series of books on English emigration by referring to Lucille's other web-site www.englishtocanada.com.
Despite taking on the English, Lucille remains committed to her long-standing research on Scottish emigration. She would love to hear from anyone pursuing their own family research. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
Information about Lucille's books is also carried on the Dundurn web-site http://www.dundurn.com.
Geoff Campey was born in Chester, England. He graduated in mathematics and worked for many years as a manager in the chemical industry. He started his industrial career in 1960 when he worked on one of the early scientific computers. He has been fascinated by computers ever since. Geoff helps with the research; produces the ships lists, maps, tables and bibliography used in Lucille's books. He also finds the illustrations and takes photographs to be used in the books. He designed this web site.
You can contact Geoff by sending him an Email. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.