The goal of this project is to tell the stories of my family’s ancestors who settled and made their lives in Low Point and the surrounding area. They were coal miners, harbour pilots, farmers, soldiers and sailors, and their descendants still live there to this day.
Low Point, so named by its original Irish settlers, traditionally refers to the settlements along the coast stretching from South Bar to Lingan, including Victoria Mines, New Victoria, and New Waterford. From here the various branches of the family tree have spread out across Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and the world.
This site is a work in progress, but I hope to update regularly, transforming my research into something that gives some insight into the lives of our forebears.