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PERCE ROCK - The Gaspe's most famous landmark.

I am David Cooke. I'm a high school history teacher, recently moved to Calgary, Alberta from Montreal,Quebec.My main interests are archaelogy,history and family history and travel. I have put this page together to share my family's history with the world. I also enjoy being close to the Rocky Mountains. You can see a webcam shot of Banff by clicking here

My father's family, the COOKES are from New Carlisle on Quebec's Gaspe Coast, hence, the name Gaspe Roots. The Cookes are related to the BEEBE,CALDWELL,CHATTERTON,CHISHOLM,DAY,HALL, SECORD and SHEPPARD families to name a few.

My father's mother's family were from Janeville/Stonehaven area east of Bathurst in Gloucester County, New Brunswick which is just across the Baie Chaleur from New Carlisle. These families include BOYD, CRAWFORD, GOOD,KNIGHT,NORTON and SCOTT.

My mother's family were from Nova Scotia.. The families I am interested in are ALLISON, ATWOOD,COFFIN, DOANE, ELLS, HOMER from Barrington, Shelburne Co.The family originally came from Eastham, Mass. I am descended from Gov. John Winthrop and Gov. Thomas Dudley

My maternal grandfather was from Bishop Auckland, county Durham, England I am studying the GREGG and STRACHAN families there.

My wife is of French Canadian and Franco- American background. I am studying the CHATEAUNEUF , MASSE, MOREAU, GOULET(TE) , families of Windsor Mills and Sherbrooke,Quebec as well as Holyoke and Chicopee ,Mass.

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My e-mail address is montrealguy0511 at gmail.com (replace the word at with the AT sign)

Please note;- that whilst you are welcome to download any information or images for your own personal use, downloading or copying any information or images for commercial use or to be published on another web site is expressly forbidden without prior consent. This whole site is copyright David Cooke,Calgary April 2002

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This is the mill in Bonaventure originally owned by James Day Esq. Master shipbuilder to Charles Robin & Co.

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A wonderful new site with church indexes for the Gaspe Coast

Quebec Family History Society

Montreal Gazette newspaper


See My Roots This is my family tree

Photo Gallery These are old and new photos of the family

Scott Letters Letters written from England to New Brunswick between l826 and l887

William Cooke 1791-1867 The story of the Cooke family in New Carlisle,Newfoundland and Devon

The Cooke family of Kansas and Illinois

Boyd Family The story of Alex Boyd of Scotland and Bathurst, New Brunswick

The Secord Family Laura Secord and my family

 The Day Family of Quebec & England

Nazi Spy caught on the Gaspe

 Gaspe Resources in Montreal

My cousin the Prime Minster of Canada

 The Whitney family of Nova Scotia,Watertown,MA and England

 A list of New England settlers including the Dudley family

Families I am researching


 English Settlement in the Gaspe

 1763 Westchester List

 Gaspe Genweb

 Gaspe Message Board

Gaspesians Keeping in Touch

About Canada

Births,Marriages and Deaths in Bonaventure County

New Carlisle Voters' Lists for 1938

New Carlisle's First Car

A great web page on Sancha De Ayala

RootsWeb Button Back to the RootsWeb homepage


A great news site

Try out this webcam located at the Banff gondola on Sulphur Mountain. in Banff , Alberta

A webcam showing the Deerfoot Trail northbound in South Calgary

Montreal webcams





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This page last modified December 14th, 2014