MUSEUMS
Charles Connell Museum
Home of the Carleton County Historical Society.
John Fisher Museum
A museum of the heritage of NB's Kingston Peninsula.
Kings Landing
This pioneer village is home to the Peter Fisher House.
FEATURES
Sports Wall of Fame
Find the Middleton Fishers who were champs of Nova Scotia in 1923 and 1947-1948!
The Connell Stamp
A history of the scandal and the stamp from the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada.
Animation Voice Demo
Cousin Vickie Patenaude is master of 1,000 voices! Listen to her animation voice demo.
"Because I Said Forever"
Debbie Fisher Kalmbach's inspiring book on embracing hope in an imperfect marriage
VE Day 1945: Holland
Ned Fisher remembers the last days of the war in Europe.
"Mr. Canada" Broadcast!
John Fisher reports for the CBC on conditions in postwar Europe, 1948 (CBC archives).
Dr. Lois Ellison
Celebrating America's women physicians: changing the face of medicine in Georgia
IN MEMORIAM
Charles Robert Fisher 2013
Kenneth M. Fisher 2012
Meredith Shives Fisher 2012
Maurice Fisher 2011
Jean Fisher 2011
Muriel Pike 2011
John A. Fontana 2009
Lois Jean McIntee 2008
Diane K. Blessing 2008
Karen O'Connell 2007
Dr. Robert G. Ellison 2006
Peter Fisher 2005
Margery Ross Fisher 2005
F. William Fisher 2005
Arthur V. Tingley 2004
Dorothy Mae Grant 2002
FAMILY BUSINESS
Explore Cape Cod!
Cape Cod eco-tours with Dick and Linda Hilmer.
iDeal Networks
Talent, technology, capital, and product positioning for the Net, by Eric Fisher.
ROLL OF HONOUR
Record of wartime service
Names and units of Fishers who served in the world wars
Lest we forget those who fell:
First World War
Henry Raymond Fisher
Charles David Fisher
Second World War
William Cedric Fisher
FEATURED IMAGE
Signature of Michael Fisher 1720-1802 of Ramapo, New Jersey, on his last and will and testament.  Credit: New Jersey Archives
Help Wanted!
Old photographs of people, places, homes, businesses; or copies of documents, art work, or memoirs. I will scan and return any originals, or send me digital copies. Contact the webmaster.

Welcome!

This site is devoted to the history of Lewis Fisher and Mary Barbara Till of Fredericton and their descendants. We have spread from Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1783, to all corners of the continent: Nova Scotia, Florida, California, and Yukon. Explore your family history here!


On this day in family history...

19 May 1860
Charles Connell resigned as Postmaster General due to the furor over his own image appearing on an issue of New Brunswick stamps instead of the Queen. For more, see the story under features to the left.

Family News

22 July 2011
Did you know there was a Fisher Mountain? Named after our ancestor Peter Fisher (1782-1848), it is situated in the "Historians Range" in northern New Brunswick, named after early New Brunswick historians. The following web sites have information on Mount Fisher: the official gazetteer at Natural Resources Canada, Geonames; and these two mountaineering web sites, Bivouac.com and Peakery.com

30 June 2011
George and Norma (McClenaghan) Fisher of Kemptville, Ontario celebrated their 60th anniversary on 30 June 2011! The Kemptville Advance tells their story of their life together.

1 August 2010
In election campaign mode, Michael Ignatieff visited Peter Fisher House at Kings Landing historical site to reflect on his Fisher family heritage, New Brunswick roots, and drum up some votes. See the story and pictures on the Liberal party web site.

6 May 2010
Valda Fisher and Mary McOuat served Canada in the WRCNS during the Second World War. Read about their wartime experiences in this story in the Sackville Tribune Post.

12 July 2009
Sir George Parkin (did you know we had a knight in our family?) was married to Annie Connell Fisher. One of the most famous Canadians of his day, Parkin is the subject of a new book by William Christian. Read Terry Cook's superb review on History Wire, or even buy the book!

6 June 2009
Neil Fisher (known to some as "Uncle Neil") was honoured recently for his volunteer work by the town of Truro: Fisher's volunteer efforts. This follows the creation of a scholarship in his honour last year at Acadia University, endowed by a former student of Neil's.

9 May 2009
Michael Ignatieff, the new Liberal leader, is related to the Fishers through his mother's family the Grants. His new book, True Patriot Love, tells the story of the Grants and their impact on Canadian public life. The family tree with Annie Connell Fisher did not make it into The Globe and Mail's online version of the story, but you can still read it here: Portrait of a Pariot

18 March 2007
A mini-Fisher family reunion took place in Sarasota, Florida. I met my first cousins "once removed": Zoe Randolph, Lois Fontana, Diane Hetherington, and Bob Ralph! My luggage never arrived but I still had a great time in the Sarasota sun.

6 November 2006
Will a Fisher be the next the Prime Minister? Michael Ignatieff is a descendant of Lewis and Mary Barbara Fisher. Read Michael Valpy's profile of him in the Globe and Mail.

12 May 2006
Scandalous Connell stamps sell at auction for $32,000! Charles Connell was the husband of Anne Fisher. Read about the auction here and the scandal of the rare and famous Connell stamp above right.


Virtual Family Album

Preview chapters of The Family of Lewis Fisher and Mary Barbara Till:

Fisher family history features:

Missing Person?

What happened to Uncle Ted Fisher? Born George Frederick Fisher on 24 February 1900, he left Middleton, Nova Scotia in the 1920s. Last contact with him was in the Boston area in the 1950s where he would visit his mother, Sarah Fisher.


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