Fourth Genealogy Book Published


Dennis Taylor (BSc’68), has published his fourth genealogy book, this one for his maternal grandfather’s family line: “A Genealogy of Nova Scotia’s South Shore GELDERTs and their descendants across the United States and Canada”. The book lists ten generations, from Richard Leonard Geldert of England, who arrived in New York in 1774, through to his descendants now residing throughout Canada and the United States. From New York, the early generations disbursed via Liverpool, the town known for its privateers on the south shore of Nova Scotia, to Lunenburg, Windsor, Halifax, Truro, Pictou, and elsewhere in Nova Scotia. From Nova Scotia they spread back into and across the United States and across Canada. Not only are the standard genealogical facts such as birth, marriage, and death dates provided, but stories of many of his 720 direct Geldert relatives are included, as well as several other Dal grads.