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BOOK - Whence They Came: Irish Origins From pre 1900 New Brunswick Death Notices
By: Peter Murphy
Published by Global Heritage Press, MIlton, 2010
More than 250, 000 Irish immigrants passed through the ports of New Brunswick during the half century from the close of the Napoleonic Wars to Canadian Confederation in 1867. Today their descendants-numbering in the millions-are to be found in places as far flung as Alaska and Australia, along the banks of the St. John and the Miramichi, the Charles and the Potomoc, in the shadow of Toronto's CN Tower, and in every corner of the globe. Interest in their history grows-it seems-in proportion to the number of their descendants. Where, these descendants ask, did we come from? Simply put, this work is designed to offer the most reliable response to this most asked question! Gathered together here are nearly three thousand death notices, transcribed verbatim from pre-1900 New Brunswick newspapers, each of which identifies a specific place of origin in Ireland. Available in both hardcover and CD.
ISBN 978-1-926797-12-0 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Kingston and the "Loyalists of the Spring Fleet" of 1783
By Walter Bates
Originally published by Barnes and Company, Saint John, 1889
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010
This book deals with the exodus of the Loyalists of the Spring Fleet from the United States to sanctuary in Atlantic Canada in 1783. The original title page includes a lengthy title and attribution, as was common when this history was written: Kingston and the "Loyalists of the Spring Fleet" of A.D. 1783. With Reminiscences of Early Days in Connecticut: A Narrative. By Walter Bates, ESQ., Sometime High Sheriff of the County of Kings. To Which is Appended a Diary Written by Sarah Frost on Her Voyage to St. John, N.B. with the Loyalists of 1783. Edited with Notes by W. O. Raymond, A.B. Rector of St. Mary's Church, St. John, N.B.. ISBN : 9781926797434 More information
BOOK - History of Sackville, New Brunswick
By: Dr. W. C. Milner
Originally published by Tribune Printing Company, Sackville, 1934
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 (CD 2010)
Dr. Milner, a historian and former Archivist, compiled a detailed History of Sackville, New Brunswick including much biographical genealogical information about individuals and early families who made Sackville their home. The chapter entitled "Some of the Pioneer Families" is an invaluable part of this book.
ISBN: 1-897210-99-X (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - The Chignecto Isthmus And Its First Settlers.
By Howard Trueman
New index compiled by Ann Ward, 2011
Originally published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1902
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011
Originally written by Howard Trueman and published in 1902, this edition is an historical reprint by Global Heritage Press. The author explores the part played by the Yorkshiremen and their descendants in the local history of the Chignecto Ithsmus. The Isthmus of Chignecto is an area bordering the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia which connects the mainland portion of Nova Scotia with North America.
ISBN 978-1-897210-78-9 (Hardcover Edition) More information
BOOK - History of New Brunswick. Two Volumes in One
By: James Hannay
Originally published by John A. Bowes, St. John, 1909
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2006 (CD 2010)
History of New Brunswick is the definitive book on the early history and settlement of the Canadian province of New Brunswick up to 1909. Hannay deals with a lengthy list of topics. The topics are listed in the table of contents that appears on the "More information" page... Two volumes in one - nearly 1000 pages of the early history of New Brunswick (before 1909) in one book!
ISBN: 1-894378-95-4 (hardcover) More information
BOOK - The Acadians Before 1755
By Régis Brun
First edition published by Régis Brun, Moncton, 2005
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2012
What was Acadie before 1755? This book answers the question by looking at five specific regions of early Acadie: Port-Royal, the Minas Basin and Cobeguit, all of which became part of Nova Scotia at the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; Île Royale, which remained a French possession in 1713 but became British, under the name Cape Breton, in 1763, and Chipoudie, on the Petcoudiac River, in what came to be called New Acadie by historians, and officially became New Brunswick in 1784.
ISBN 978-1-926797-55-7 (softcover) More information
BOOK - Over the Portage, Early History of the Upper Miramichi, Revised Edition
By Maurice A. Leger and Ronnie-Gilles LeBlanc
Published by Published by New Ireland Press, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 2000
Over the Portage: Early History of the Upper Miramichi is a detailed account of the founding and settlement of the parishes of Ludlow and Blissfield at the headwaters of the Miramichi in Northumberland County, New Brunswick. First published in 1984, this updated edition covers an exciting period in the province's history, 1790-1851. The 1851 Census for these two parishes appears in this book.
ISBN 0-920483-00-3 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Historic St Andrews
By Ronald Rees
Published by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax
The picturesque town of St Andrews, New Brunswick nestles on a peninsula. within the. protected waters of passamaquoddy Bay at the point where It meets the St Croix River. With photographs chosen almost entirely from the collection of the Charlotte County Archives, author Ronald Rees celebrates this rich past and documents the ingenuity and spirit of the town as it weathered the changes of the twentieth century. From landscapes and streetscapes to colourful public events and charming houses and hotels, Historic St Andrews portrays a place filled with unforgettable stories and enduring character, a place alive with history.
ISBN 9781551093574 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Hope Restored: The American Revolution and the Founding of New Brunswick
By Robert Dallison
Published by Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, NB
Few Canadians realize how close the colony of Nova Scotia came to joining the American Revolutionary War in 1775. Many Nova Scotians were immigrants from New England, including the Planters who, some twenty years earlier, had taken over the farms of the expelled Acadians. Between family ties and unrestrained privateering, there was much sympathy in Nova Scotia for the American Patriots. In Hope Restored, Robert Dallison tells the story of how the British raised two regiments and sent their members to the area that, as a result, became New Brunswick, thus overcoming the groundswell and fending off Patriot attacks. These soldiers had two jobs: to fight the Americans, and to settle the land as a bulwark against invasion. Spem reduxit (hope restored) became their motto and the motto of the province they founded ISBN 9780864923714 More Information
BOOK - New Brunswick and the Navy: Four Hundred Years
By Marc Milner & Glenn Leonard, New Brunswick Military Heritage Project
Published by Goose Lanes Editions, Fredericton, 2010
From the seafaring battles between the British and the French of the 1640s to the privateers of the War of 1812, from the merchant ships of the Second World War to the construction of the corvettes and frigates in the 20th century, New Brunswick has played an important role in Canada's naval history.
ISBN: 978-086492-632-6 More information
BOOK - Trimming Yankee Sails: Pirates and Privateers of New Brunswick
By Faye Kert, New Brunswick Military Heritage Project
Published by Goose Lanes Editions, Fredericton, 2005
The word "pirate" conjures up many Hollywood images, but Trimming Yankee Sails by Faye Kert paints a very different picture. Covering the Atlantic coast from Cape Breton Island, Halifax and Saint John to the east coast of the United States down to the Virginias, this insightful book offers a glimpse of northeastern North America's naval history and the pirates and privateers who scourged the Atlantic coast throughout the 19th century.
ISBN: 978-086492-442-1 More information
BOOK - Saint John (New Brunswick) Fortifications, 1630-1956
By Roger Sarty & Doug Knight
Saint John, always an important gateway to Canada, is one of the oldest fortified sites in the country. Saint John Fortifications, 1630-1956 traces the history of the port’s defences, from Fort La Tour, built in 1632, to the 20th-century installations built as protection from German invasion. Although the last of the modern installations on Partridge Island was disabled in 1956, many sites still contain substantial reminders of their past strength.
BOOK - Land of the Loyalists, Their struggle to shape the Maritimes
By Janice Potter-MacKinnon
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1995
Fleeing the American Revolution, Loyalists arrived in the Maritimes driven by a dream: out of the desolate wilderness of present-day Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, they would carve a distinctive cultural and social landscape. Closer to Britain than any of the American states, and only a short sea voyage from New York, the Maritimes seemed to offer the Loyalists a fresh canvas on which to imprint their ideals. In transplanting their British sensibility, ideas of material culture, and respect for order and institutions, the Loyalist leaders attempted to establish New Ireland, a melding of rebellious New England and loyal New Scotland. (Nove Scotia). But this dream for New Ireland was never realized. The Loyalist struggle to impose material and social refinements, and to cultivate a sense of civic responsibility, was frustrated by inhospitable land, long winters, and reluctant inhabitants. Still, the Loyalist legacy is evident today throughout the Maritimes - in the architecture of towns such as Fredericton, New Brunswick and Shelburne, Nova Scotia, and in the social and political institutions of the entire region. This book explores the Loyalists' settlement patters, land distribution, and architectural efforts, as well as the Black Loyalist experience, giving a thorough and engaging look at the forces that created the Loyalist imprint in the Maritimes. ISBN 1-55109-274-3 More information
BOOK - Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada
By Lucille H. Campey
Lucille Campey studies evidence of early English settlement in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. Beginning with the Planters and Loyalists of English descent who arrived from the United States in the second half of the 18th century, she goes on to consider the growing influx directly from England after 1815 and ends with the assisted emigration schemes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including those that involved destitute children. Detailed information relating to ship crossings and settlement locations is distilled to provide new insights on how, why, and when the four Atlantic provinces came to acquire their English settlers. What attracted them? Was the rapid industrialization taking place in England a major push factor? How did trade links influence settlement locations?
ISBN 978-1-55488-748-4 (Softcover) More Information
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