Would you like to Connect with other Descendants? Are you a Direct Descendant of a Ship Hector Passenger? Do you think you are a Descendant but don't know which one?

Welcome to the Ship Hector Descendants Project


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, a quarterly newsletter is distributed to subscribers.  If you have information to share, please get in touch.

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!


Copyright Ⓒ Canada Post Corporation, 1973. Reproduced with permission.

The 8 cent stamp “Scottish settlers & Hector” was issued July 20, 1973 to mark the bicentenary of the arrival of the Scottish settlers in Pictou, Nova Scotia