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  

For more information see my website, my Facebook page ("Victoria Squares Your Roots"), and my Association of Professional Genealogists member profile.

My 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, or emigrated to Canada))

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  (Montbéliard was a principality that is now part of Haute Saône and Doubs, Franche Comté, France) (via Halifax & Lunenburg Counties)]

(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 "Green Hill", County Antrim, Ireland/vicinity of Ballymena, Ire. only)

The family tree so far is here. It was last updated in August 2009.

I also have pages devoted to pictures of unknown relatives (paternal side) page #1 #2; there are also photos of ancestors and relatives on my cousins' websites; these pages are listed in the "links" section.

Most, but not all, of the information in my tree comes from looking at photo or microfilm copies of actual documents like census or church records.  I am working on attaching the citations from my files to every piece of information in the database. Any data issues will be corrected faster if you bring them to my attention!

Most of the data on this website refers to people who lived in:

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, Chester-le-Street parishes) and Northumberland (Newcastle, Tynemouth, also Allendale, Ninebanks parishes)

Ireland: Dublin City or County Antrim

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 may have ancestry in the same regions as my own. My links page is here

here is my tree. If you are you related to me, don't forget to drop me a line!
Victoria Squares Your Roots © by Victoria Boutilier. This page last updated June  2010