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.
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
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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