Tom Cheverie Research Collection on the Cheverie Family

 Collection — Box: BSQAP0090
Identifier: BAQ036

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0090 1990

History of Chevery or Detcheverry family in Canada. The collection contains a booklet that explains the history of the Dechevery/Chevery family and includes copies of photos, maps and register notes.

This research was done in October 1979 and printed in 1993. The study is dedicated to Tom Cheverie's son, Glenn Cheverie, and his cousin, Warren Cheverie.


  • 1990


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

The Cheverie family immigration to North America started with Antoine Dechevery. He was born in Baiona in 1707 and eventually left Europe to immigrate to Canada. After several generations of Decheverys living in Canada and the United States of America, Tom Cheverie started to undertake genealogical and historical research on his family. He traveled across Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, St. Pierre, and Donibane Lohitzune in the Northern Basque Country to visit several archives. He donated his research to the Jon Bilbao Basque Library in 1993.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Papers related to the history of the Cheverie or Detcheverry family in Canada.

A guide to the Tom Cheverie Research Collection on the Cheverie Family
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon Bilbao Basque Library Repository

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