They Were Pioneers - The Town of Conception Bay South by Lorraine Moores which began as a family history project, led to the identity of five lines of ancestors who had immigrated to the South Shore of Conception Bay early in the 19th century. Lorraine discovered however much more than names of individuals in her family tree and has skillfully integrated th e history of her family with the growth and development of both individual communities and of the larger community of Conception Bay South. Many will see similarities with their own family histories and may make genealogical connections with the Jones, Dawe, Fagan, Porter , Kennedy, Taylor and Eason families.
A Legacy of Five Generations of Ancestors provides an interesting and informative account of the challenges and successes of those who lived onthe South Shore of Conception Bay in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
About the Author
Lorraine Jones Moores grew up in Foxtrap, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland in the 1940s and 50s.Her memories of knowing most people in the immediate area, and of her parents, seemingly knowing everyone they met along the Shore, led her to explore her family history.
Lorraine was president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogical Society from 1999 to 2002 having held several executive positiions during the ten years she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Society.