Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages- Home Page
  Postcard depicting Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia; postmark dated 1905.  
Aerial view of Assumption Church and Beaver Lake, Erinsville, Ontario, Canada. No date; published by Rideau Air Photos, Seeleys Bay Ont.

Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Research Pages

Postcard depicting Slemish Mountain near Ballymena, Northern Ireland. No copyright or publisher, Postmarked 1948
  "Greater New York-Some Skyscrapers" postcard, postmarked 1905  

Family Tree


The can-you-identify-the-unknowns-in-the-family-photos page 1 page 2 (both paternal side only)

United States Canada

TATE (Detroit from Tyne and Wear region of northeast England)

HOY (HOEY) (Michigan from Craigs Townland and vicinity, Antrim, Ireland (via England; many members of this family also "returned" to Scotland))

New York

ROTHWELL (Brooklyn, New York (also, Schenectady) from Lancashire, England))

LJUNGQVIST (Ljungquist, Yonkers, etc.) New York City from Sweden

Nova Scotia

BOUTILIER (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia from Montbéliard (via Halifax & Lunenberg Counties (Montbéliard is now part of Haute Saône and Doubs, Franche Comté, France)

(and numerous other Cape Breton Island families, mainly in Cape Breton County and Inverness County from 1700s and later, originating in Scotland, England, and Ireland, including:

  • CASEY (Glace Bay, via Newfoundland)


FLYNN and CRAIGEN (& related Irish families of Lennox and Addington County and Hastings County, eventually also Rainy River District and Detroit, Michigan)  

Allied family with HOY: JOHNSTON (Johnson, Johnstone) Huron County, from Ahoghill ("Green Hill"), County Antrim, Ireland/vicinity of Ballymena, Ire. only)

This website is the product of about five years of genealogical research. Perhaps the one absolute truth in genealogy is that the search is never-ending! The family tree so far is here (it has probably not been updated recently, so there is MUCH information to be added/corrected/emended-PLEASE contact me if you believe or know we are related!). I also have pages devoted to pictures of unknown relatives (paternal side) page #1 #2; there are also photos of ancestors and relatives on cousins' websites; these pages are listed in the "links" section below. Most, but not all, of the information in my tree comes from "primary sources." I am slowly working on attaching the citations from my files to the information in the database. YES- THERE ARE SOME KNOWN "DATA ISSUES." They will eventually all be corrected-faster if you bring them to my attention!!

The central locations of ancestral interest are:

United States: New York City and Detroit

Canada: Ontario: Huron County, Hastings County, Lennox and Addington County, Rainy River District; Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Island [Inverness County, Cape Breton County]) and Newfoundland (the Irish of St. John's & environs)

England: mainly in Lancashire (vicinity of Bury parish: Tottington, Holcombe), Durham (vicinity of Sunderland, Monkwearmouth, Bishopwearmouth, Penshaw, Washington, Houghton le Spring parishes) and Northumberland (Newcastle, Tynemouth, also Allendale, Ninebanks parishes)

Sweden: Hedemora, Kopparberg (a.k.a. Dalarna) and surrounding parishes in the vicinity of the district known as Bergslagen including Gustafs, Stora Tuna, Norrbärke, Söderbärke, Grangärde, and Norberg in Västmanland. Also, Östra Ryd in Östergötland and surrounding parishes, including Björsäter, Yxnerum, Västra Husby, Värna, and also Gärserum in Kalmar (Småland).


Because you have clicked on this page, you probably have ancestry in the same regions as my own. The following websites have proved helpful to me (this list is under construction, not complete and will be completed at some future date and will also eventually include a bibliography also):

US and International-General Ancestry; FamilySearch; RootsWeb; Cemetery transcriptions:;
New York New York City naturalization and vital records index databases:

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) New York City:

Queens Borough Public Library, Long Island Division

New York Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online

Detroit/Wayne County/Michigan Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit: (complete?) tombstone inscriptions at
Canada-General 1901 and 1911 Census of Canada Volunteer Transcriptions:
  Our Roots: Canada's Local Histories Online:
  List of databases on Library and Archives Canada website:
Canada- Ontario Ontario Genealogical Society:; links to chapters:
  Ontario GenWeb:

1880 maps of Ontario project:

Archives of Ontario:

Lennox & Addington County Genealogy at the Lennox and Addington County Historical Society:
  Cregan Ancestry Page: contains photographs of Craigen, Flynn, Kennelly, and Flanagan family members (my great and great-great aunts and uncles). The author, Jo Mitchell, has let her email link fall inactive, however and is not able to be contacted.
Huron County Huron County Ontario GenWeb
Hastings County Hastings County Ontario GenWeb

Bay of Quinte GenWeb project:

Nova Scotia "Foreign Protestants" links on Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia GenWeb:
  "Men in the Mines" online exhibit, part of Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management website, has included a photograph, it would appear, of Thomas Casey of Glace Bay (1854-1944), my great-great grandfather, as the photograph is labeled "Thomas Casey, Caledonia, 'of the Princess Mine.':
  Cape Breton Genealogical and Historical Association
  Beaton Institute for Cape Breton Studies:
  Nova Scotia Vital Statistics Online:
  Cape Breton GenWeb:
  Cape Breton Books:
  Glace Bay cemetery transcriptions:
  History of Inverness County, Nova Scotia, a landmark but old-fashioned book by J.L. McDougall online:
Prince Edward Island Glenaladale Settlers: ("A Cape Breton Connection to the Alexander") :
Newfoundland Newfoundland and Labrador GenWeb:
Sweden Swedish Roots (Rötter), from Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies: IN SWEDISH-a comprehensive site, including links, very helpful English-fluent Swedes frequent this website.
  Genline-microfilmed Swedish Parish Records Online:
England Free BMD index (civil registration): ; order certificates online:

National Archives www.

Old Maps:

Lancashire St. Ann's church, Tottington tombstones transcription:
Northumberland/Durham Durham Mining Museum:

Durham Records Online:
 Page for Northumberland and Durham Tate/Tait:

Antrim Public Records Office of Northern Ireland:
  Harry and Patricia Hoy's website has a family tree of the Hoy family concentrating on the descendants of Robert and Mary (Johnston) Hoy, and includes pictures of my great great grandfather Robert Hoy (1837-1907) and his son Robert Hoy (1869-1922):

here is my tree. are you related to me? check it out! Don't forget to write me if you are!
Victoria Boutilier in 2006 attending FGS/NEHGS conference in Boston © by Victoria Boutilier. This page last updated (redesigned) May 2007; edited December 2007