Keenan Sutherland
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Keenan Sutherland

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Always willing to help out with Nova Scotian genealogy. Especially in Western Cape Breton (Route 19 in particular) and also Lunenburg County as I have lots of experience with these two areas. I am familiar with most of the province as a geographer though, so if you have questions let me know!
Keenan J. Sutherland
Born 1980s.
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Son of and [private mother (1960s - unknown)]
Brother of [private sister (1980s - unknown)]
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  • BA in Anthropology/Archaeology
  • Diploma in Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • Genealogical Records Searcher (certified Canada)

I've had an interest in genealogy since the first time I laid eyes on a family tree that my older Sister made for a History project. I think I was about 7 or 8 years old at that time. No idea why that memory sticks in my head, it's just one of those things!

I started taking the job of family genealogist seriously in about 2017. I am one of the lucky ones, as all 4 of my Grandparents are still living and able to contribute valuable information to my research. With the family genealogy relatively complete I dove in and really started doing genealogy on all kinds of profiles around Nova Scotia, Canada.


  • Feel free to contact me for professional Genealogical assistance. I am a certified Records Searcher for the Canadian Maritime Provinces, although I specialize in Nova Scotia
  • Working with the Acadian Project, although my research has been focused entirely on the North East Margaree area.. there happened to be a transcribed Parish register at this location and it seemed a shame no one had organized it online
  • My major project at this time is a "Carto-genealogy" project which is a linking of Crown Land Index sheets for the province with Wikitree profiles
  • Also trying to digitize the Mabou Pioneers genealogy text written by my Great Grand Uncle, Father AD MacDonald Mabou Pioneers Project Space

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Hi Jeanne Stein - your name frequently shows up as a shared match with my Hebridean Island DNA matches. My Gedmatch Kit is ER3344830.

Do you know which branch of your family you have in common with *Hughie MK7463763, Trisha Kelly WC2252011, Jonathan Farrell UL5175735, Gordon MacKinnon TA4246866 or *NannyHelen A947980? They seem to be related to me through Tiree, but I don't know how.

My direct Tiree surnames are Campbell (2 branches), MacMillan and MacLean. My direct Skye surnames are MacKinnon and MacInnes (many different spellings for each). My Skye ancestors emigrated to Australia, where I have MANY DNA cousins who have Skye ancestors with those surnames. (One of them seems have married a MacLeod.)

posted by Sharon Campbell
Hi Keenan, Thank you for editing the profile pages for my gg grandfather Lauchlin Jamieson (1126) ! I have my suspicions that Lauchlin and Godfrey Jamieson were brothers or cousins as I match DNA with Jamiesons from PEI and have Godfrey as their ancestors. The paperwork is not there though.

Sincerely, Jeanne Jamieson Stein

Hi Jeanne,

I was hopeful you might respond! I will continue to work on this family and try to find the paperwork to link them properly.. there is definitely a relationship. They may not be brothers, but I would guess something like 1st cousins is not out of the question.

The problem of course is that they started to drift apart immediately after arriving in the early 1800s. But they all settled within an area that today is about a half an hour car drive. It'll be a matter of putting together the pieces, but hopefully I can come up with something!

posted by Keenan Sutherland
Greetings from Toronto! I was wondering if you would be able to provide me with any information that could help me track my genealogy. Most (if not all) of my family is from Inverness. The names of my great-grandparents are Cassie MacIsaac and Ronald MacIntyre, they had 14 children, one being my grandfather, Hugh Alexander (Sandy) Macintyre. I also have reason to believe the spelling was changed from Mc to Mac somewhere down the line. Any help would be appreciated, thank you very much for the contributions you have made to this site, it has been very helpful 🙂
posted by Mitchell MacIntyre
Hi Mitchell, I absolutely am willing to help. If that Cassie happens to be the correct one we're related through the MacIsaacs as well haha. Small world in Inverness for sure (I was born and grew up there). I am sad to hear of Sandy's passing. While I'm not a big fan of the fiddle myself I do recognize his name from around the county that's for sure.

Edit: at a glance it appears that the Catherine you were looking at is probably not the same one. However her father is a John MacIsaac from the Banks so there is still a strong possibility of relation.

Do you know if this MacIntyre family is in the Mabou Pioneers or History of Inverness County books? I will start looking into this, no promises for results immediately as I'll be headed home for the Holidays soon. The problem right now is the Library Archives Canada website had a security breach of some kind and the historic Census reports are down. So tracing families has been quite difficult! Whenever that is resolved I will try to give you some good information.

posted by Keenan Sutherland
edited by Keenan Sutherland
Mitchell if you trace back from Sandy now you should have a tree back to the original MacIntyres who settled Cape Mabou about 1815. I found that I had worked on this family extensively at another time trying to parse out how they were all related. Looks relatively complete now although there are still lots of holes.

posted by Keenan Sutherland
I haven't added to this since I started connecting the names and birthdays of each MacIntyre all the way up if there is an anomonly I would remove it from the tree until I had sufficient and consistent documentation. I have been in contact with my great aunts and uncles who still live in Inverness to this day to verify all the data and check headstones in Inverness. I can assure you that Sandy MacIntyre, along with his 13 brothers and sisters were born in Inverness, lived on Central Ave, their parents were Cassy MacIsaac and Ronald R MacIntyre, son to Ranold L McIntyre and Ann McDougald. I have a picture of ranold and Ann that have been varified by their remaining grandchildren. Again, all of this is accurate to cunsus records from 1871+ as well as birth, baptisms, deaths, and war records. Fun fact, it was my great grandfather who legally changed his name to Ronald MACintyre from Ranold MCintyre during his time in the first world war, it infuriated his father and held it against him for a long time. A few of my great aunts and uncles have recently changed it back to Mc, but I'm fine with Mac. Long story short, my family comes from Broad Cove Banks, Inverness. This dates back accurately to at least 1818, when a John McIntyre and his father of the same name came to Broad Cove from PEI. That is were my tree is currently. I hope this was helpful, and if there is anything else I can help you with please don't hesitate to ask
posted by Mitchell MacIntyre
edited by Mitchell MacIntyre
I believe I have connections to the Macdonell tree
posted by Grace Blair
Hi Grace, I'd be glad to help out connecting up some profiles if you let me know which ones!
posted by Keenan Sutherland
thank you so much! I can see that you've added Alexander Macdonell (son of Margaret Beaton and John Macdonell) on the Macdonell tree. He is my great great grandfather. let me know if you need any more info, I am still adding to my tree!
posted by Grace Blair
Hi Keenan,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention that adopted profiles will sometimes need.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up gedcom biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hey Debi!

Shouldn't be a problem for me. I adopted these because I have access to the appropriate resources for these Nova Scotia settlers. Already started sorting about the duplicates and unsourced profiles.

posted by Keenan Sutherland
Hi Keenan!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Congratulations on being awarded a Wonderful WikiTreer. It is good to see your diligence recognised by others whom you have helped.
Thank you for your work on the MacLellan pages. I do have more family info, but I haven't had time to work on it yet. I look forward to working on the family tree with you.
posted by Angela Hunter
Congratulations on being awarded the Family Star badge.
Thank you so much! Your help is greatly appreciated.
Keenan, I see you are a Nova Scotian. Sutherland families in NS are very well documented with their roots back in Scotland. Feel free to contact me.

Merry Christmas Mark

Genealogist of Clan Sutherland

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

Hi again,

I just wanted to suggest that you edit the sources you are adding to the profiles created. They seem to have insufficient data, for example "1881 census" with no identifiers is not adequate. It does not tell anyone where the census was taken a is recorded.

For more information see Sources.


Hi Keenan –

We are happy to have you as a member of WikiTree. I hope you’re enjoying being here.

I'm a member of the Mentor project, and I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can help you with?

Shirley – WikiMentor

Hello Again,

You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week now so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?

I want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

PS Good work so far! Have you noticed on your ancestor profiles on bottom right is "Research" where you can get sources and more information? Give it a try! For profiles for living people, just go to this link. RootsSearch

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