Hi all. I'm working on my Coulter family, and am seeking some suggestions for useful resources. I believe they were in NB in the 1840s. I have a few birth and marriage records, but otherwise have found very little there on this large family. I'll do a more exhaustive search on B/M/D records but wonder about useful alternatives, maybe census substitutes?
I believe the family emigrated from Fermanagh. They were protestant. I think the parents are William Coulter and Mary Graham, born ca. 1790s. They had many children, or at least there was a large family, maybe extended, including Charles, George, William, Johnston, Lucinda, Mary, Anna, Mary Ann. I have NB records for one family, Charles and wife Mary Ann Breen. I have an immigration record for my gggrandfather Johnston that says he arrived in the US at Calais, ME in 1849. I assume this means crossed the land border from NB. He and a few siblings were in St. Paul, MN in the 1849 territorial census. Their mother, Mary Graham, went with them to Minnesota. I have no record of their father emigrating, but he was not present in MN. I have a history of St. Paul that indicates William Jr. and Charles were involved in lumbering in Maine and New Brunswick.
Thanks for any insight you can provide. This is my first Canadian research.