May 17, 1943
Arrived at Halifax, N.S. and anchored in harbor overnight.
Merton’s wife, Doris Madeline Marshall, was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia which is about 2 hours from Halifax. It looks like her family moved to Taunton, MA when she was about a year old.
In looking for records tonight I came across a couple of great websites for Canadian and Nova Scotia Research.
The first is the Library and Archives of Canada. This site has Canadian Census Records that are searchable and images of them. I believe I may have found the records for Doris’s Father Theodore H Marshall, his Parents and Siblings as well as for her Mother Winnifred McGill and her Family as well.
Another must see site for Nova Scotia Specific Research is www.novascotiagenealogy.com. This site contains Birth, Marriage and Death Records for Nova Scotia and are again Searchable and have images. While you can not download the images (that I see,) you can order paper copies of them for around $11 Canadian.
I am looking forward to following this branch with these new (to me) found records.
In 1943 and 1944, my Grandfather Merton Young traveled to Greenland while working for the Merritt-Chapman & Scott Company. He wrote a brief diary of his journey and this is a piece of that story.
Next Entry – May 18, 1943