|About The Family of Colleen & Ken Dalton
The journey of developing this family tree has been an interesting one. Of course
there have been frustrating days when nothing seems to be leading to an ancestor or
family member. The search takes on a life of its own and the results are so
I hesitate to name any one person that has assisted me in my research but will
attempt to tell you some of my sources. Aunt Hazel published a book with information
about the Myles, Pinkertons, and Nickerson. Uncle Keith had a network of friends and
relatives that were able to help with the Lavallee branch. The MacIsaac, MacNeil and
McAdam search led me to some of the most helpful people from Cape Breton and
beyond. They have so much information and are so willing to share. Julie Heilman had
facts about the Heilman side that I was missing.
Wermie, Wolfe, Nesnick and Thiele are branches of my mother's family. It was
surprising to discover interesting facts about my grandfather Nicola Wermie. Sadly
he died at the age of 33 of tuberculosis. Times must have been so difficult for his
surviving family. The names in this branch have been anglosised and the search is
slow but my friend Diane is amazing at discovering details that I missed.
The last family I am searching is Cash or Kashk. My birth father's family is
orginally from the Sault Ste Marie area in Ontario. Along with serveral of my cousins, I applied
for my Indian Status. I was approved and am now a member of the Michapacotan Band from Sault Ste
I would not have been able to accomplish what I have without the help of my on-line
friends. People that undertake genealogy are willing to share their findings and
guidance. I may never have a chance to meet these wonderful people but I would
like to extend a thank you for all those that spend hours at their computers search
for their own ancestors and the ancestors of others.
I believe, who we are is based on where we came from. I want my children and
grandchildren to know who their ancestors were. I hope they come to know their roots
and can be proud of their heritage. Emma, Ethan and Lyric in part I undertook this
task for you but in truth it was mostly for me.
Please take a minute and sign the guest book. It is my record of who has visited the
site. I hope you will add to the tree by offering me information that I may not
have. You can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.