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BOOK - Starting Out in Genealogy - Second Edition
By Ruth Burkholder
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2010
Building a family tree looks like a daunting taste to the unititiated, however it's easier than you think! Family history research is not complicated as long as you know which records are available, where to find those records, and how to organize the information that you gather. Though this guide is designed for beginners, it will also be of considerable help to those who have already started researching and recording family history, but want to improve their skills and results. ISBN 9781926797441     More Information
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BOOK - Obituaries From Canadian Presbyterian Periodicals 1872-1896
By Donald A. McKenzie
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2016
This new book of extracts of Presbyterian obituaries by Donald McKenzie is a natural followup to his three decades of transcribing and publishing 12 volumes of obituaries and other genealogical data from Ontario's Methodist periodicals 1830-1900. This book provides transcribed obituaries and death notices from the two main Presbyterian periodicals published in Canada: British American Presbyterian / Canada Presbyterian, published weekly in Toronto 1872-1896 and the Presbyterian Record, published monthly in Montreal 1876-1896. Obituaries are organized alphabetically by surname, plus there is an Index of other people mentioned in obituaries, and a detailed index of places mentioned. The Index of Places which occupies 27 pages at the end of this volume. Roughly 1400 place names are listed. About two-thirds of them are Canadian, and half of the rest are from Scotland, the original home of Presbyterianism. The remainder are from England, Ireland, the U.S . and some 30 other countries. ISBN 978-1-77240-047-2     More Information
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BOOKS - Notices of Births, Marriages, Conversions, Deaths & Obituaries From Methodist Newspapers 1830-1900 [Canada]
Compiled by Donald A. McKenzie
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005-2013
This series of 12 volumes contains transcriptions of births, marriages, conversions, deaths, and obituaries as they were published in Methodist Newspapers between 1830 and 1900. You can buy individual volumes or save by buying the entire 12 volume set. The alphabetical format [alphabetical by surname] of these volumes will enable you to quickly find any of your ancestors whose vital events were reported in the Canadian Methodist newspapers from 1830 to 1900. Many of the entries are from Ontario and Quebec, however there are a significant number of entries from coast to coast across Canada, including Newfoundland. Of note is that some volumes also contain vital events records for people of faiths other than Methodist. Mr McKenzie's detailed and informative introduction to this work provides the reader with all the information necessary to understand and use the material.
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BOOK - The Scotch-Irish. Two Volumes in One
By Charles A. Hanna.
Originally published by G. P. Putnam, New York, 1902
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006

This is the basic sourcebook on the Scotch-Irish in North America, a massive compilation of source records pertaining to the Scots who settled in the north of Ireland and their descendants in North America. The Scotch-Irish left Ulster as a result of neo-mercantilist British economic policy in the region, requirements that they pay 10% of their income to the Anglican Church, ongoing friction with their Catholic Irish neighbors, and greater economic opportunity in the New World. ISBN 1-894378-92-X   
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BOOK - The Sash Canada Wore - A Historical Geography of The Orange Order in Canada
By Cecil J. Houston and William J. Smith
Originally published by Universtiy of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1980
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 [CD 2011]

Significant migration of Protestant Irish to Canada in the early 19th century brought with it the establishment of the Orange Order in Canada. This work explores the role of the Orange Order in the unfolding settlement geography of Canada. Protestant Irish soldiers and emigrants, largely Ulster-born, introduced the organization into New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario within the first decade of the nineteenth century. At its zenith, he movement had a membership of as many as one in three Canadians. ISBN 978-1-894378-31-4 (Hardcover Edition)    More Information
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BOOK - The First Century of Methodism in Canada, 1775-1883. Two Volumes In One
By J. E. Sanderson
Originally published by William Briggs, 1908 (vol. 1) & 1910 (vol. 2)
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008 (CD 2011)

Sanderson's fine history of the early years of Methodism in Canada has served as an essential resource for more than a century. Being out of print for over one hundred years, this new edition has been pubished to provide access for today's researchers. This editon is a facsimile reprint of both of the original volumes, bound into a single book.ISBN 978-1-897446-34-8 (Hardcover)     More Information
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BOOK - Cyclopedia of Methodism In Canada (1765 - 1880)
By Rev. George H. Cornish
Originally published by Methodist Book and Publishing House, Toronto, 1881
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2001 (CD 2009)

Cyclopedia of Methodism In Canada contains historical, educational and statistical information regarding the Methodist Church and specific Methodist Ministers in Canada, dating from the "Beginning of the Work" (1765) in the several provinces of the Dominion of Canada and extending to the Annual Conferences of 1880. Includes information about all of those who served as ministers and circuit riders, complete with a record of where and when they served. Cornish included listings of circuits held by ministers of the Methodist Church in Canada from 1765 to 1880. Includes: Index of Names of Ministers & Probationers; Index of The Circuits and Missions; Index to Illustrations. This book is an important resource for those interested in theology, social history, history and genealogy in early Canada ISBN 1-894378-16-4 (Hardcover)     More Information
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BOOK - Getting From Here To There, Identifying the Origins of Immigrants to Canada Revised and Expanded Edition
By: Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005
One of the more difficult things to do in a family history research project is to identify where your original immigrant ancestor came from. Sometimes we know the country they came from, but not the specific place within that country. In order to find records in the "old-country" it is very helpful to know which town, parish, county etc that the person came from. This book identifies a long list of potential sources in Canada, where you may find that critical piece of information. ISBN 1-897210-80-9     More Information
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BOOK - Lovell's 1873 Gazetteer of British North America
By John Lovell and Son, Montreal, 1873
Originally published by John Lovell and Son, Montreal, 1873
This facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1998 (CD 2010)

This facsimile reprint of The volume contains over six thousand descriptions and historical facts about cities, towns and villages across Canada, as they were known in 1873. Also included is a listing of over fifteen hundred lakes and rivers with their location, size and general information. A table showing the railway and steamboat routes within British North America in 1873, which will assist researchers in understanding the routes that their ancestors may have migrated over. The table lists the distance that each place in British North America is to the nearest railway station or port.ISBN 0-9682524-5-1 (Hardcover)    More Information
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BOOK - True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars
By C. Alice Baker
Originally published by E. A. Hall & Co., Cambridge, 1897
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 (CD 2010)

This thoughtfully written book provides the reader with the gripping history of Indian attacks in Maine; New Hampshire; and Massachusetts. Events leading up to the attacks and the attacks themselves are described in considerable detail with an emphasis on how those engagements affected specific people, especially those who were captured and removed to Canada. ISBN 1-897210-98-1 (Hardcover)    More Information
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BOOK - The Canadian Almanac of 1862
Originally published by W. C. Chewett & Co. 1862.
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2003

Many family historians value a carefully compiled almanac. Almanac's assist genealogists, historians, social historians and geographers locate information and records that affected the inhabitants of the area being researched. ISBN 1-897210-98-1     More Information

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BOOK - Routes to Roots: A Collection of Genealogical Columns
By Ryan Taylor
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1997
A wide range of genealogical and research topics assist family historians with their quest to uncover their roots. Included is an essay describing how to effectively use libraries for family history research and how to best utilize the skills and training of professional librarians. Routes to Routes is a compilation of newspaper articles written by renowned Canadian genealogist, Ryan Taylor. During his distinguished genealogy career, Taylor was a highly respected genealogy speaker, educator, writer, radio call-in-show genealogy expert, and regular panelist on the popular television show Ancestors in the Attic (History TV). This book is an entertaining read that shares many sound research ideas from the vast experience of Mr. Taylor. ISBN 0-9682524-0-0.     More Information
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BOOK - Canadian Records of Birth, Marriage and Death: A Guide
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005
This popular guide provides a province-by-province description of where to access provincial vital records, complete with contact information including postal addresses, telephone numbers (most are toll-free), fax, email addresses and websites. The categories addressed for each province and territory include: Modern Records; Historic Records; Additional Links and Sources. Several helpful maps are included.ISBN 1894571894     More Information
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BOOK - Canadian Family History in the 21st Century, Lessons, Links & ResourcesSecond Edition 2005
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005
This newly updated and expanded second edition offers readers valuable lessons, links and recommended resources that will help you keep you family history research project on-track, saving time, effort and expense. The author is a popular genealogical lecturer, educator and author/co-author of more than 50 important genealogical and historical books. ISBN 1-897210-68-X     More Information
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BOOK - Ignored but Not Forgotten, Canada's English Immigrants
By Lucille H. Campey
Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 2014 (Sept)
Ignored but Not Forgotten is a compelling and moving account of one of Canada’s foremost immigrant groups: the story of the great migration of English people to Canada that peaked during the early twentieth century. Based on wide-ranging documentary and statistical sources from both countries, it sets out the various events that propelled this immigration saga, which begins in the seventeenth century with the influx of English people to Atlantic Canada, moves on a century later to Ontario and Quebec, and continues into the late nineteenth century with the arrival of the English in the golden West. The great stream of English people who came to the Prairies and British Columbia in search of land and job opportunities represents one of the most iconic periods of Canada's pioneering history. Widely ignored in the past as an immigrant group, the English are now being given the attention they deserve. The author reveals their outstanding contribution to Canada’s settlement and subsequent development and challenges the assumption that English Canadians were a privileged elite. In fact, most came from humble backgrounds. This is essential reading for genealogists and general readers wishing to appreciate why the English immigrated to Canada and the enormity of their achievements.. ISBN 9781459703391     More information
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BOOK - Destination Canada, A Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records
By Dave Obee
Published by Dave Obee, Victoria, 2010
A family history project usually includes researching immigration records. Dave Obee has compiled a comprehensive guide to the records that will help you research your immigrant ancestors to Canada. A Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records covers passenger lists and many other sources, including naturalization records and newspapers. It also includes six maps, 60 illustrations, more than 100 Internet links, and a comprehensive bibliography.
ISBN 978-0-9735143-3-9     More information

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GUIDE - Genealogy at a Glance: Scots-Irish Genealogy Research
By Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 2014
Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the GPC Genealogy at a Glance series (GAAG) gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. Compiled by an expert, this Genealogy at a Glance guide is a distillation of the key ingredients in Scots-Irish genealogical research. It can be read at a glance and used with total confidence. In keeping with the general format, this GAAG on Scots-Irish genealogy covers the basic facts about Scots-Irish research: Topics covered include: Scots-Irish background; 17th-century Ulster planters; 18th-century emigrants; Passenger lists; Places of origin; Family names; Source records; Repositories.
ISBN 978-0-8063199-6-4     More information
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BOOK - The Trail of the Huguenots: in Europe, the United States, South Africa and Canada
By George Elmore Reaman. Addenda and Corrigenda by Milton Rubincam
Published by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, 1963 (reprinted frequently)
This is the story of the great exodus of the Huguenots from France at the end of the seventeenth century, and of their dispersal to places in Europe, the United States, Canada, and South Africa. It traces their migrations through Europe and across the Atlantic to Canada and the United States, providing startling insights into the origins of many of our earliest colonial settlers. Over half of the book is devoted to the Huguenots and their direct descendants in Canada and the United States, dealing with those who settled in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and New England. An Appendix has the names of hundreds of Huguenot immigrants with dates and places of their arrival; there are short biographical sketches with genealogical data, a list of English surnames of French derivation, additions and corrections by Milton Rubincam, and an index of names and places other than those mentioned in the genealogies and appendices.
ISBN 9780806302904 (softcover)     More information

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BOOK - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Father of the Canadian Crown
By Nathan Tidridge; J.J. Grant
Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 2013
The story of Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (1767-1820) is also a story of early Canada. An active participant in the very genesis of the country, including discussions that would eventually lead to Confederation, the Prince lived in Quebec City, undertook historic tours of Upper Canada and the United States (both firsts for a member of the Royal Family) before he was stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as commander-in-chief of British North America. Canada's maps are dotted with his name (Prince Edward Island the most obvious example), making him one of the most honoured among our forgotten historical figures. Exiled from the court of his father, and accompanied by his long-time mistress Julie de St. Laurent, the 24-year-old Prince Edward Augustus arrived in Quebec City in 1791. His life became woven into the fabric of a highly-charged society and left an indelible mark on the role of the monarchy in Canada. Seventy years later the country would be united under the crown of his daughter, Victoria, Sir John A. Macdonald’s "Queen of Canada."
ISBN 978-1-45970-789-4    More information
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BOOK - Household Counts: Canadian Households and Families in 1901
By Peter Baskerville and Eric W. Sager
Published by Toronto University Press, Toronto, 2007
Eric W. Sager and Peter Baskerville bring together an impressive array of scholars to explore the demographic context of families in Canada using the 1901 census. Split into five sections, the collection covers such topics as family demography, urban families, the young and old, family and social history, and smaller groups as well. The remarkable plasticity of family and household that Household Counts reveals is of critical importance to our understanding of nation-building in Canada. This collection not only makes an important contribution to family history, but also to the widening intellectual exploration of historical censuses.
ISBN 978-0-802038-02-9    More information
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BOOK - Prisons, Asylums, and the Public: Institutional Visiting in the Nineteenth Century
By Janet Miron
Published by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, Toronto, 2011
The prisons and asylums of Canada and the United States were a popular destination for institutional tourists in the nineteenth-century. Thousands of visitors entered their walls, recording and describing the interiors, inmates, and therapeutic and reformative practices they encountered in letters, diaries, and articles. Surprisingly, the vast majority of these visitors were not members of the medical or legal elite but were ordinary people. Prisons, Asylums, and the Public argues that, rather than existing in isolation, these institutions were closely connected to the communities beyond their walls. Challenging traditional interpretations of public visiting, Janet Miron examines the implications and imperatives of visiting from the perspectives of officials, the public, and the institutionalized -- sheds new light on popular nineteenth-century attitudes towards the insane and the criminal.
ISBN 978-0-802095-13-8    More information
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BOOK - Counting Canada, A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census
By Dave Obee
Published by Dave Obee, Victoria BC, 2012
This 224-page book covers the history of the census, offers advice for effective research and notes the potential pitfalls. Ten maps, 100 illustrations, plenty of internet links and a comprehensive bibliography will be helpful for researchers using this book to more fully understand Canadian census record keeping and the census records themselves.
ISBN 9780973514346 (softcover)     More information
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BOOK - Time Traveller's Handbook, A Guide to the Past
By Althea Douglas
Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 2011
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.
ISBN 978-1-55488-784-2 (softcover)     More information
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BOOKS on CD ROM - Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation (1867) Vols. 1, 2, 3 and 4
By Don Whyte.
Now available on CD ROM! A unique compilation of thousands of Scottish Imigrants to Canada, taken from a wide range of primary and secondary sources. These volumes document thousands of fur traders, explorers, bankers, railway builders, politicians, farmers, teachers and journalists who came to Canada before 1867. Donald Whyte consulted numerous sources, printed and manuscript, and by extensive correspondence, gathered much information that would not otherwise have been saved for posterity. All four volumes can be purchased on a single CD ROM. A must for anyone searching for Scottish ancestors who migrated to Canada prior to 1867.
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BOOK - Picturesque Canada: The Country As It Was And Is - 2 Volume Set
Edited by George Munro Grant
Originally published by Beldon Bros., Toronto, 1882
This edition by Hammerburg Productions, Toronto, 2008

Beyond being an extraordinary history, Picturesque Canada: The Country As It Was and Is is one of the most important examples of wood-engraved illustration that has ever been published in Canada. Hammerburg Productions has re-created this gem to a very high standard that has thrilled collectors of Canadian history and illustration. Profusely illustrated with over 500 wood engravings [reproduced in extraordinary detail], many of them full-page. The original book was illustrated under the supervision of L. R. O'Brien, first President of the Royal Canadian Academy.
ISBN 978-9784643-4-9 (2 vol. hardcover set)     More information

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BOOK - The Land Newly Found, Eyewitness Accounts of the Canadian Immigrant Experience
By Norman Hillmer and J.L. Granatstein
Published by Thomas Allen Publishers, Toronto, 2006
From two of Canada’s preeminent historians comes a highly original compilation of eyewitness accounts from our nation’s immigration history in the words of those who lived the experience. From war brides and home children to refugees and boat people, "The Land Newly Found" not only explores the personal stories of those who choose to make Canada their new home, but provides keen insight into the policies and political struggles of a budding multicultural nation. These eyewitness accounts are broad in scope, revealing the hardships and heartbreak, hard work and happiness of people beginning their lives anew in a foreign land.
ISBN 978-1-926797-51-9 (Hardcover)    More information
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BOOK - Genealogy and the Law in Canada
By Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Digital records and broad access to the Internet have made it easier for genealogists to gather relevant information from distant sources and to share the information they have gathered. The law, however, remains tied to particular geographic locations. This book discusses how specific laws — access to information, personal data protection, libel, copyright, and regulation of cemeteries — apply to anyone involved in genealogical research in Canada.
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ATLAS - Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Dominion of Canada. Originally published by H. Beldon and Company, 1880. This premium-quality, limited-edition reprint published 2007 by Hammerburg Productions. The Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Dominion of Canada, was originally published by H. Beldon & Company in 1880. It contains maps of all the existing provinces at the time, as well as maps of the places where early Canadians emigrated from: Europe, Asia, North and South America, United States, Oceania and The World. This county atlas consists of historical text, maps, portraits, and views. Large Format Atlas, 14" X 18.5". More Information.


BOOK - Keepers of the Record, The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives
By Deidre Simmons
Keepers of the Record, The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives is a narrative history of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives that provides the context for over 300 years of business record keeping. Deidre Simmons places the archives within the historical context of the Company, England, and Canada, as well as British and Canadian archival traditions. Keepers of the Record is abundantly illustrated with archival photographs that evoke the texture and slightly musty smell of soft leather and crisp vellum and the ghostly presence of the people who created the pristine script, writing by candlelight in unheated (or overheated, depending on the season) dwellings in the wilderness of Hudson Bay or in the centre of London.
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BOOK - Steamboat Connections: Montreal To Upper Canada 1816-1843
By Frank Mackey
When we think of steamboats, the Mississippi River in the United States is more likely to come to mind than the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. Montreal Gazette editor and independent historian Frank Mackey has filled in a blank in the story of Canada's expansion in Steamboat Connections: Montreal to Upper Canada. In the days when locks and canals were in their infancy on these two great rivers, small steamers braved rapids to make runs between Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston, and other Great Lakes ports. Mackey has read and incorporated a staggering range of historical sources which he integrates smoothly with his own lively text, concentrating as much on personalities as on bare facts.
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BOOK - An Unstoppable Force, The Scottish Exodus to Canada
By Lucille H. Campey. This book provides the first exhaustive study of the great Scottish exodus to Canada written in modern times. Using wide-ranging sources, some previously untapped, Lucille Campey examines the driving forces behind the Scottish exodus and traces the remarkable progress of Scottish colonizers across Canada. Mythology and truth are considered side by side as their story unfolds. This book is essential reading for those who wish to understand why they came and the enormity of their achievements in Canada. More information


BOOK - Dixie and the Dominion: Canada, the Confederacy, and the War for the Union
By Adam Mayers
Dixie & the Dominion is a compelling look at how the U.S. Civil War was a shared experience that shaped the futures of both Canada and the United States. The book focuses on the last year of the war, between April of 1864 and 1865. During that 12-month period, the Confederate States sent spies and saboteurs to Canada on a secret mission. These agents struck fear along the frontier and threatened to draw Canada and Great Britain into the war.
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BOOK - Naming Canada, Stories About Place Names from Canadian Geographic by Alan Rayburn. Since 1983 Alan Rayburn has been writing a popular column called `Place Names' for the Canadian Geographic. This volume brings together over sixty columns Rayburn has written; it is at the same time a fine and accurate reference for Canadian place names and a collection of colourful anecdotes. More information


BOOK - A Future Defined: Canada from 1849 to 1873. By: George Bolotenko. Intended for the general public, as well as for students, this volume reflects broadly the development of Canada, and offers the reader a large and varied sampling of archival documents used by researchers to write the history of Canada. More information


BOOK - Irish Migrants in the Canadas: A New Approach (Second Edition) Bruce S. Elliott. Elliott traced with precision the life paths of hundreds of individual migrants(775 families), pinpointing their place of origin in the Old World and tracing with equal precision their life course in the New World. More information


BOOK - The Genealogy Do-over Workbook
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
Back in December 2014, Thomas MacEntee made the big accouncement online saying that "Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over." While many people took that that to mean he was leaving the genealogy community or closing down his genealogy business, he then clarified what he meant by "leaving". Starting in 2015 Thomas decided to set aside his 20+ years of genealogy research aside, and started over. From scratch. If you think it's time for a genealogy makeover, or better yet a Genealogy Do-over, this workbook will take you step by step though the process he followed with his own research throughout 2015.
ISBN 9781925323399     More Information
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BOOK - Google: The Genealogist's Friend
By Helen Smith
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
Everyone knows Google as the most used search engine in the world, but for genealogists it can do so much more to further their family history research. Finding an image of the ship on which your ancestor went to war, using Street view to walk the streets of your ancestral area, translating that document, finding that distant cousin who has the photos of family bible, mapping their migration path - these are just some of the ways you can use Google in your family history.
ISBN 9781925323450     More Information

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BOOK - Harnessing the Facebook Generation: Ideas for Involving Young People in Family History and Heritage
By Janet Few
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2016
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Ottawa, 2016

Despite its title, this book is not about how to set up a Facebook page, how to Tweet, or how to create a website. Instead, it is about ensuring a future for our research. It is about why we should be concerned about doing this and how we can go about making sure that our family's history is not only preserved, but enhanced when we are no longer able to be its custodian. It is about presenting our hobby in a way that is attractive to all age groups. This is a book for grown-ups who want to inspire their descendants and other young people, with a love of history and heritage. It is a thought-provoking look at how we can encourage the next generation of family historians and why we might want to do so. Suggestions cover activities, outings, toys, games, books and ways of exploiting the internet in order to motivate and enthuse young people, even toddlers.
ISBN 9781925323320     More Information

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BOOK - Organising a Family Reunion
By Lesle Berry
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2010
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

From a phone conference to a week long event, a family reunion is a time to gather and share. According to Wikipedia: "A typical family reunion will assemble grandparents, great-grandparents and up for a meal, some recreation and discussion. The older attendees are generally grandparents, parents, siblings or first cousins while the youngest could be second, third or fourth cousins. It is also not uncommon for regular family reunions to be sponsored by family organizations or family associations centered on a more distant common ancestor or a commonly shared surname". That said, whether you are planning a large event or a small casual get-together, a successful family reunion requires careful planning and execution. This booklet will help you plan a successful reunion for your family, reducing your stress and resulting in a memorable reunion that your extended family will enjoy and appreciate. ISBN 978-0-980776-07-2     More Information
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BOOK - Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
Many of us got our start in tracing and preserving our family history based on a story, perhaps one you heard as a child. Fast forward to the 21st century and it seems that 'what's old is new again' with storytelling one of the hot buzz words. The fact is that oral history and storytelling involves family, and ancestry has been around ever since humans walked the earth. 'Preserving Your Family's Oral History and Stories' provides you with all the information on the latest methods and tools used to capture and preserve those family stories. In addition, once you've learned how easy it is to build a family archive of stories, you'll want to share them with others using the tips and tricks provided in this book. ISBN 9781921956386     More Information
Softcover...16.00 (C$)

BOOK - 500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
'500 Best Genealogy and Family History Tips' could be be described as a 'brain dump' of me, Thomas MacEntee, and my many years of knowledge about genealogy and family history. Basically what I've done is to extract my favourite tips and tricks from over 85 presentations, 10 books and numerous articles. In addition, I've reviewed the social media posts and conversations from Facebook, Twitter and other platforms to highlight those issues most important to today's genealogists. What will you find in this 'best tips' guide? Everything from practical ways to use Google, advice on protecting your privacy online, information about secret or little known resources for genealogy research and more. The best way to use this guide is to browse the table of contents to find a topic of interest. Also simply search the book when trying to find a solution to a problem, such as how to cite a source or locate an app to generate bibliographic information. ISBN 9781921956799     More Information
Softcover...21.50 (C$)

BOOK - Evernote for Family Historians
By C. Riley
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

Family historians have more need than most people to be organised. Evernote, an online site designed for notetaking and archiving, gives you a place where you can collect everything together, all in one place: digitised images and digital photographs; scanned documents; research notes and database printouts; PDFs and ebooks; web pages and links emails; voice recordings and family videos. Organise all of this treasure, access it quickly and easily, and synchronise it between your computers, phones and tablets. Evernote can change your life, and this book will show you how. ISBN 9781925323061     More Information
Softcover...17.50 (C$)

BOOK - 'Til Death Us Do Part: Causes of Death 1300-1948
By J. Few
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
The diseases and accidents of our ancestors are an integral part of our family history, and one thing that all but our most recent ancestors have in common, is that they are dead. This booklet examines a wide variety of possible causes of death for our ancestors, describing their symptoms and prognoses. It also suggests records that may be used to provide information about how an ancestor died. You'll find a timeline is included which outlines some major British epidemics. In the absence of a definite cause of death for a particular individual, we can at least gain an impression of the major killers of their time. ISBN 9781921956461     More Information
Softcover...12.00 (C$)

BOOK - Family History Trippin': A Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
Weather you've been researching your family history for over 20 years or you are just getting started, there comes a time when you need a trip to assist you in your research. There are many options available to genealogists: some within the genealogy community and others in the greater travel industry that can be adapted for research trips. ISBN 9781921956362     More Information
Softcover...15.50 (C$)



BOOK - Pinning Your Family History
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
It seems that pinning sites are all the rage and are becoming more popular. Sites like Pinterest and others can let you share your family history finds with family, friends and the public. But be warned! Pinning can become an addictive way to surf the web! Besides Pinterest, sites like Google Maps, What Was There, History Pin, and uencounter.me allow you to share your family photos and content easily. And you never know who will find that content and how you might connect with other genealogists. Pinning in the new "cousin bait!" ISBN 9781921956379     More Information
Softcover...14.00 (C$)


BOOK - Guide to Wolfram|Alpha for Genealogy and Family History Research
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2014
Most genealogists and family historians these days are familiar with a variety of search engines used to locate information on the internet. The process is pretty straight forward: you enter your search terms, and you get back a list of links to relevant websites. But what if there were a search engine that allowed queries in the form of a question and, in fact, preferred that format? You could classify the resulting search engine as more of an answer engine that anything else. And what if you could take the concept one step further and have this answer engine calculate information based on set input parameters? Well such a search engine does exist: Wolfram|Alpha. What sets this computational engine apart from other search engines is the ability to pull data from websites outside of Wolfram|Alpha) that are selected for their data reliability and sources. ISBN 9781921956393     More Information
Softcover...17.00 (C$)

BOOK - Solving Riddles in 19th Century Photo Albums
By Graham Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2011
Many people mistakenly think that the photography process has been around for a very long time. This is of course untrue and indeed the pictures in your heirloom photo album are unlikely to predate the 1860s. Photographs came in many forms in the nineteenth century and this book assists the reader to identify each type, as this is an essential dating indicator. The booklet then addresses in great detail the other characteristics of photographs with examples to assist the reader in dating the item - the mount itself, the material printed on the back of the photograph, the composition of the photograph including the pose of people depicted and the clothes being worn by the people depicted. This booklet also addresses the issues related to preserving your photographs for the enjoyment of future generations. ISBN 9780980874662     More Information
Softcover...19.00 (C$)

BOOK - Cracking the Code of Old Handwriting
By Graham Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2011
Sooner or later, family historians will come across a major obstacle in progressing their research - old handwriting can be difficult to resolve and this booklet is designed to overcome some of these problems. The problem rests on the fact that most of us unknowingly read by identifying whole words by their shape rather than looking at individual letters. When we come across unfamiliar writing, we are forced to look at the individual letters in their context. The unexpected shapes of old letters and a multitude of shortcuts in writing results in considerable difficulties for modern readers, and this booklet provides some strategies to overcome this problem. There are a number of books on this subject, but, apart from the practical advice within, a strength of this publication lies in the number of actual examples to help the researcher identify seemingly meaningless words. ISBN 9780980874624     More Information
Softcover...13.00 (C$)

BOOK - Pitfalls in Family History
By Graham Jaunay
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2012
This booklet outlines some of the issues that throw up barriers to family history research. What is a pitfall? Look it up in a dictionary and you will find that it is defined as ... a concealed pit as trap for man or animal, an unsuspected difficulty or danger or an error into which it is easy to fall. Somewhere there may be a family historian who claims never to have encountered a pitfall in their research, but most of us, if we're honest, will admit to being bruised all over by the number of falls we've taken whilst our family trees have been growing. By reading this booklet you will be more aware of many of the pitfalls waiting to entrap you! ISBN 9781921956102     More Information
Softcover...14.50 (C$)


BOOK - DNA for Genealogists - Third Edition
By K. Farmer
Published by Unlock the Past, St Agnes, Australia, 2015
DNA testing will not replace the more familiar genealogical research techniques of gathering oral and documentary evidence and compiling family trees. Instead it offers entirely new research tools - more information to augment the documents and oral histories - as well as a way of testing family trees, to see if conclusions drawn are confirmed by this new evidence. This book shows you how you can use DNA to harness this exciting new range of genealogical tools. This publication provides a contextual understanding of DNA suitable for genealogists and discusses the currently available tests that are likely to be of interest to family historians, especially those wanting to prove (or disprove) compiled family trees, the connect 'new' relatives by means of inherited genetic material and to draw conclusions about where we fit into the greater human family. ISBN 9781925323108     More Information
Softcover...16.50 (C$)

BOOK - Writing and Publishing Your Family History
By Lesle Berry
Originally published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
This edition published by Global Genealogy, Milton, 2014

Family historians spend much time and effort researching their family lines and gathering stories, photographs and documents -- but then run into a brick wall when it comes to knowing how to put their findings into an interesting and readable family history book. It is said that everyone has one good book in them and many family historians are trying to find theirs. This guide will assist you achieve that goal. From design and publication elements to writing tips. A self-help guide to achieve your dream of writing your book. ISBN 978-1-77240-008-3     More Information
Softcover...17.50 (C$)

BOOK - How to Write Your Family History: A Guide to Creating, Planning, Editing and Publishing Family Stories
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

At some time as you tread the seductive, wonderful pathway of completing more and more research, you might just want to lift your head from this pile of collected data and think about how, where and in what way your will write and publish the family history. Noeline outlines strategies to get you to the desk and writing. The book will show you how to identify and choose a format for writing family stories, to understand and apply strategies to plan and create your characters, to construct chapters and apply the basics of writing/rewriting, editing, planning and publishing to produce and professional, valuable and very readable family history. ISBN 9781921956300     More Information
Softcover...14.50 (C$)

BOOK - Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
Noeline Kyle aims to answer the question "how do I reference the diverse range of source material encountered by the family historian?" The question has become even more complex in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and the plethora of new online sources now added to the mix. The construction of the text for a family history does require that you acknowledge your sources, adhere to copyright legislation and take note of ethical issues in your publication. This book uses a straighforward and practical format to take you through the rules and conventions of referencing and acknowledgement of the resources used in your research to provide an easy and sensible entry into this important historical task. ISBN 9781921956133     More Information
Softcover...15.00 (C$)

BOOK - Social Media for Family Historians - Second Edition
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2012
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

You will learn what social media is; why you would want to use it; what the risks are, and how to avoid them. Easy-to-follow guides on how to get started with Facebook and blogging - two of the most useful forms of social media - can help you take the plunge. The internet allows us to interact in ways we have never had before. We can find friends and relatives; stay in touch with them; share news, family trees, stories, photos, and videos; find useful information for our research; and be an active part of as many communities as we care to join. The websites that enable all of this are called 'social media'. This book introduces readers to websites that can help family historians to communicate, share and collaborate with other family historians and with their own families. It covers new ways to communicate such as Skype and Second Life; social networking sites such as Facebook,blogs and microblogs such as Twitter; sites for sharing photos and videos such as Flickr and YouTube; and community information sites such as wikis and social bookmarking. If you are a family historian, or if you have a family, this book is for you! ISBN 9781921956065     More Information
Softcover...25.50 (C$)

BOOK - Using Maps in Family History Research, Revised and Updated
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005
his book provides insights into the use of maps for genealogical and historical research. The visual representation of the land and communities on a map can offer evidence in its own right. It is the task of the researcher to carefully evaluate every piece of the puzzle in order to identify and understand individuals, families, migration routes, and even settlement patterns. Examples used include Canada, USA, UK, world. Every family historian can benefit from this valuable booklet.
ISBN 1-894378-85-1     More information
Coil-bound......CDN$   $14.95







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