Monday, December 23, 2013


Here are some random photos. Hope they are not duplicates.

Saturday, March 09, 2013


This is my grandmother's (Hilda Bursey's) old dictionary. She brought it with her from Old Perlican when she moved to Saint John. It was important to her because she planned on becoming a school teacher, but for whatever reason, that never worked out. She dated this January 1929, so she would have been 18 years old. It was probably her last year living in Old Perlican. The first page is torn, but you can still see that it was given to her by her uncle Jim.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Hilda (Bursey) and Bill Loder Grave

Here is a photo of the gravestone for Hilda (Bursey) and Bill Loder at Fern Hill Cemetery in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

England Bursey Theory

Thanks to George Smith for this exciting new info...

George believes (and I agree) that the England Burseys and North American Burseys all share the same distant ancestor of William Bursey born 1703 and his wife Mary Stevens.William was recorded as being a Tailor in the town of Christchurch, Dorset, England in 1746.

Here are photos of George's grandfather, George Bursey and one with his wife Catherine on their wedding day 1921. I have reposted a photo of Wallace Bursey from Old Perlican NF. George and I both think there is a strong resemblance. Post a comment or email me to let me know what you think. There are more photos of Wallace throughout the site.

Thanks George!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fred Bursey

Fred Bursey (b 1882-d 1950), son of William James Bursey and Matilda Pike (brother of John Bursey). Photo provided by Frank Beaudoin (thanks so much!).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bursey Postcard

This is a photo postcard. I can't really make out the back. Seated in the photo is Julia Poppea (Strickland) Bursey. Not sure about the other two -- Maybe Mary in the back and not sure about the man. If anyone knows, please let me know. I would assume these are Julia's brother and sister, but I don't have much of the Strickland family tree.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Norma MacAulay (Hilda Loder's - nee Bursey- daughter)

My grandparents - Hilda (Bursey) Loder and husband Bill Loder - photo taken at 139 Queen Street, Saint John, NB

Stan Bursey's house (Hilda's brother) in Old Perlican 1958

This photo is unmarked but I believe it is Mary Bursey (Hilda's aunt) seated, Hilda just to the right with her hands at her sides, and I am not sure who the others are. If anyone knows, please let me know. Looks like it was someone's 50th birthday party.

Melvin (Hilda's sister's son) & Yvonne, wedding day Nov3rd, 1961 (date stamp on photo is incorrect - maybe they waited until Jan 1962 to get them developed??)

Bob Bell in back with wife Mary Bell (Bursey) in front of him, his arm around "Aunt" Rebie, Norma in the middle and Hilda on the right. Mary is Hilda's youngest sister.

Bursey family taken in Belle Isle, NB. Notice the "B" on the window shutters.I need to figure out who is who, but for now I know Hilda is seated in the green dress, with daughter Norma on the grass closest to her. Pretty sure that is Nan's (Hilda) dog Toby off to the right.

Another unmarked photo except the date, 1969. That is Hilda on far left with husband Bill Loder. Please let me know if anyone can help me ID these folks.

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