A History of the County of Antigonish, Nova Scotia
A History of the County of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Rev. D. J. Rankin. (1929)
In the spirit of "Truth in Advertising," a better title might have been "A History of the People of Antigonish." Fully two thirds of this very rare book are devoted to biographical descriptions of the early and well know families of this ancient Nova Scotia region. Not to say that the historical content is trivial. The Rev. D. J. Rankin, the author of record, credits J. W. MacDonald, esq., M.D., Mr. William Cameron (teacher,) and Rev. Ronald MacGillivray with providing virtually all of the historical content which would seem to mean that this content is the product of well respected, specialist, scholars and so far more valuable than the results of one man''''''''s gleanings.
The Rev. Rankin also provides a bibliography of (and numerous credits to) the sources of the copious genealogical information in this book. The biographies are arranged by family groups and indexed by the root family name.
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