The Ship Hector Descendant Project began in 2015, in an effort to assist the genealogy community, tourists and interested people determine if they are related to one of the passengers on the Ship Hector. Many visitors to Pictou have Pictou County roots.
Starting with the passenger list and information previously compiled, the research began!
The goal of the project is to research the families of the passengers and their descendants and connect to present day descendants.
The year 2023 will mark the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Ship Hector in Pictou, Nova Scotia so it will be invaluable to have names and contact information of descendants to invite to a celebration!
The Ship Hector Descendant Project is a "work in progress”. In addition to the ongoing genealogy research involved, plans are to have confirmed living descendants register with the site and receive a newsletter update.
A Facebook page has enabled connections to be made, and it is hoped that this website will "cast a wider net" to find and connect with more descendants.
If you know you are a descendant of a Ship Hector passenger, or think you might have a connection, we’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by!