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BOOK - Time Traveller's Handbook, A Guide to the Past
By Althea Douglas
Published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2011

Do you know how long it took to sail across the Atlantic Ocean? Was it faster from east to west or west to east? Imagine sailing to India, a five-month trip around the Cape of Good Hope! No wonder late Victorians valued the steamship and the Suez Canal. What difference did the inventions of the telephone or steam engine make to our ancestors’ lives? Do you know what a rod or a chain is and what they measured?

Time Traveller’s Handbook considers documents and how to look at papers and artifacts that have survived over the years, as well as those family legends and “mythinformation” handed down by word of mouth. This sort of information can be found on the Internet — somewhere — but the researcher can waste a lot of time hunting for it. In an entertaining yet useful manner, Time Traveller’s Handbook brings together for family historians a lot of facts our ancestors once knew, took for granted, and used regularly.

Review Comments:
  • "While written for the Canadian researcher, the book is invaluable to U.S. researchers because much of the information presented applies to U.S. ancestry as well."
    - Examiner.com
  • "…an excellent addition to the reference library of both genealogists and historians."
    - The Forest City
About the Author:
  • Althea Douglas, MA, CG - Although born in Moncton, N.B., having a father who worked for the CNR meant that Althea went to school in Toronto, then attended University in Montreal where she met her husband.
341 pages
5.5" X 8.5"
softcover - perfect-bound
Illustrations / Photos
Notes
Index
Published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2011
ISBN 978-1-55488-784-2

Softcover......$19.95
(Canadian Dollars)
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