Joseph MacDonald was born on April 19, 1919 in Stellarton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. His mother was reputed to be a Gillan and gave the baby up for adoption. This was recognized by his baptism certificate when his middle name of Gillan was recorded on June 8, 1919 at Lourdes RC Church in Stellarton. His adoptive parents were John Laughie MacDonald and Maggie MacInnis. I have looked in all the usual spots for information on a Gillan family in Stellarton but was unable to find anything. Any information that could be provided would be welcome.