Not sure on the exact dates of arrival yet. If I were to guess though, I would say they move over close to the beginning of British occupation of Lower Canada (maritimes, ontario and quebec area). They came to Canada through Nova Scotia from Glasgow for my mothers side from what I understand. These were Irish Paiselys, Scottish Reids of the Robertson Clan and Crawford. If anyone has access to old immigration books from Glasgow, I would like to see them. Chances are my kin were on those boats. They pretty much all moved straight to the Rocky Mountains in BC and Alberta.
My fathers side, MacKay and later on closer to now, some Ukrainian last name I don't know who was my Baba. Aside from the Ukrainian, my fathers side very likely came from either Tongue or Inverness from what I understand. My grandmother on my mothers side says that Inverness sounds more correct. I'd like to think this is correct. But until I can get more reliable info, that's all I have to go on. My father ended up in Alberta as well when him and my mother met. However they were over closer to the Laurentian mountains for a while as I understand before moving to Alberta.
If I were to put a guesstimate on the year they came over, I would say my mothers side has been here, trickling in since before the 1800's. My fathers side as well, but likely later than my mothers was, as my Grandmother on my mothers side claims that her side has been here longer if I remember correctly.
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