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BOOK - Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia.
Compiled by Marion Gilroy under the direction of D. C. Harvey, Archivist
Originally published 1937 (This historical reprint by Global Heritage Press)
The list of United Empire Loyalists who appear in this book, was compiled from the land papers in the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and checked with the land papers in the Department of Lands and Forests of the province. The general purpose of this publication was to collect in as compact a form as possible all the information that has survived on Loyalist settlements in Nova Scotia and to make this accessible to the descendants who are interested.
ISBN 1-897210-95-7 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of King's County, Nova Scotia, Heart of the Acadian Land
By Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton
Originally published by The Salem Press Company, Salem, 1910
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (CD 2010)
From the time of the first settlement of Europeans in King's County until 1910, author Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, tells the story of Acadian inhabitants in the late 17th century, their expulsion in 1755, and subsequent settlement by New England Planter families, and the further settlement and development of Kings County. Includes chapters detailing the beginnings and growth of each municipality and lists original grantees. Further chapters cover education, militia, transportation, government and churches. More than four hundred pages are devoted to biographical sketches and genealogies.
ISBN 1-894378-02-4 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - A Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia
By Isaiah W. Wilson
Originally published by Holloway Bros., Halifax, 1900
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2006 (CD 2010)
Beginning in 1867, author Isaiah Wilson travelled throughout western Nova Scotia selling an almanac. While on his rounds he collected detailed histories of the communities and families on his route. This 1900 book focuses on his research in the County of Digby. This book is an essential resource for those who have an interest in the early history of the County.
ISBN 1-897210-91-4 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of Inverness County, Nova Scotia
By: J.L. MacDougall
Originally published in Truro, 1922
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005
ISBN 1-897210-71-X (Hardcover)
History of Inverness County is a highly acclaimed local history book loaded with information that is loaded with information about the families and settlements in Inverness County. Originally published in 1922, this book was written to "perpetuate the names and memories of the brave and intrepid men and women to whom we are indebted for the opening up and reclaiming from the bondage of the wilderness of this favored region of fine and free country".
ISBN 1-897210-71-X (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - A History of the County of Pictou, Nova Scotia
By Rev. George Patterson, D.D.
Originally published by The Pictou Advocate, Pictou, 1877
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005 (CD 2011)
This book is a wonderful old history of Pictou County that includes lists of early settlers, sorted in a variety of ways. By ship; by area that they came from; by area where they settled; by military regiment; by land grant acreage; etc...
ISBN 1-894210-66-3 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Pictonians At Home And Abroad
By Rev. J.P. MacPhie, M.A.
Originally published by Pinkham Press, Boston, 1914
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000
Full title: Pictonians at Home and Abroad, Sketches of Professional Men and Women of Pictou County - Its History and Institutions. The book is a detailed history of the county , with an emphasis on the accomplishments of the descendants of early Pictou settlers.
ISBN 1-894378-36-9 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Tide & Timber, Hanstport, Nova Scotia 1795 - 1995
By Allen B. Robertson
Originally published by Lancetot Press, Nova Scotia, 1996
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2001, 2006
The author balanced the pride of hometown with the eye of the historian in Tide & Timber. The reader is presented with a broad outline of 200 years of continuous settlement threaded around the core themes of community dynamics and the influence of the land on the people who live at the confluence of the Avon and Halfway Rivers. The book provides the reader with suggestive sources of additional information about Hantsport's history in endnotes and appendices.
ISBN 1-894378-48-2 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - A History of the County of Yarmouth Nova Scotia (1876)
By J. R. Campbell
Originally published by J.A. McMillan, St. John, 1876
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)
This book is a high quality reprint of a rare volume that was originally published in 1876. An excellent history of Yarmouth county including biographical information and listings of early families. See "more Information" for a detailed description of the contents of A History of the County of Yarmouth Nova Scotia.
ISBN 1894571797 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Annals of Yarmouth and Barrington, Nova Scotia In the Revolutionary War
By Edmund Duval Poole (1899)
Originally published by Yarmouth Herald, 1899
This edition published by GlobalHeritage press, Milton, 2003
This book is a result of Poole's discovery of a 'voluminous mass of manuscripts' in the Archives of Massachusetts in 1888-89. This book is a compilation of a large part of those records. The included records chiefly consist of settlers' letters, petitions, depositions, court records, and more. The sentiments of the writers and thier affairs during the Revolutionsy War are quite explicitly described. A treasure-trove of information for those researching the early families of Yarmouth and Barrington and/or Revolutionary War/Loyalists. Includes a comprehensive name and subject index.
ISBN 1-894571-81-9 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - A History of Barrington Township and Vicinity Shelburne County, Nova Scotia 1604 - 1870 with a Biographical and Genealogical Appendix
By Edwin Crowell
New Index by Richard Nickerson 
Originally published by Edwin Crowell, Yarmouth, 1923
This edition (with new index) published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006
This fine local history is brimming with references to specific individuals and their genealogies. More than 800 essential pages for everyone researching their Barrington Township roots, including a new 176 page index including Personal Names; Place Names; Vessels; Subjects; Literary Allusions; New Index to Sources.
ISBN: 1-897210-89-2 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - A History of the County of Antigonish, Nova Scotia [pre-1929]
by Rev. D J. Rankin.
Originally published by The MacMillan Company, 1929
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005 (CD 2009)
The first portion of the book contains a history of the county of Antigonish before 1929, including information about settlement and those Acadians, English, French, Irish, Scottish, and United Empire Loyalists who first called Antigonish their home. The bulk of the book contains genealogical information about the early families of this important Nova Scotia county. Family history sketches are arranged alphabetically by surname.
ISBN 1-894378-87-3 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - The 1752 Census of Isle Royal (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)
By Sieur De La Roque
Originally published by Canadian Archives, Ottawa, 1906
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 [CD 2012]
This book is a reprint of a 1906 Canadian Archives transcription of the original inspection and census of Isle Royale in 1752 by Sieur De La Roque. In addition to including a listing of the people, this report includes much personal about the settlers/residents of Cape Breton in 1752, plus detailed descriptions of the topography and condition of places thoughout the island. If you are researching early families or history in Cape Breton, this resource is priceless!
ISBN 1-897210-86-8 (Coilbound) More information
BOOK - Cape Breton Canada at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
By C. W. Vernon
Originally published in 1903
Cape Breton Canada at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century is a respectable history of Cape Breton Island from before European "discovery" of the island, to settlement and development of Cape Breton up to 1902. The book is generously complimented with historical photo illustrations of people and places on the island.
ISBN 1-897210-87-6 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Old Sydney, Sketches of the Town and Its People in Days Gone
By J.G. MacKinnon
Originally published by Don McKinnon, Cape Breton, 1918
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)
The historical portions were gleaned from books, newspapers, letters and public documents, the traditions were 'gathered here and there as opportunity offered'.
ISBN 1-894571-80-0 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Historical and Genealogical Record of the First Settlers of Colchester County, Nova Scotia
By Thomas Miller
Originally published by A. and W. MacKinlay, Halifax, 1873
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)
Contains a general history of Colchester County, as it was recorded in 1873, however the bulk of the book is a wonderful collection of genealogical information for many of the early families (pre-1873)
ISBN 1-894378-79-2 More information
BOOK - The History Of Queens County, Nova Scotia 
By James F. More
Originally published by Nova Scotia Printing Company, 1873
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2009)
A detailed local history of the early settlement of Queens County, Nova Scotia before 1873. This volume also includes an extensive list of biographical sketches (all of Chapter 17) and names and details of many who settled in the county. Biographical sketches include families of: Cobb, Freeman, Knowles, Nickerson, Snow, Mack, Fraser, Morine, Collins, Tupper, Doggett, Darrow, Cheever, Perkins, Barss, Dick, Gorham, Newton, Johnstone, Payzant, Forbes, Dixon, Neal, Godfrey, Dolliver, Smith, Knaut and DeWolf.
ISBN 1-894378-78-4 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of The County of Lunenburg
By M. B. DesBrisay. Modern index by Gail Facini Edwards
Originally published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1895
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)
History of The County of Lunenburg provides a detailed history of the settlement and development of Lunenburg County from the time of European settlement up to 1895. Most important to family history researchers is the biographical and genealogical information of many of the individuals and families who settled and lived in this important Nova Scotia county.
ISBN 1-894378-76-8 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - A Short History of Annapolis Royal: - The Port Royal of the French, from Its Settlement in 1604 to the Withdrawal of the British Troops in 1854
By W. M. MacVicar
Originally pubished by Copp, Clarke Company in 1897
This historical reprint was published by Global Heritage Press in 2008. Annapolis Royal (Port Royal) in Nova Scotia is the site of the first European settlement in Canada. It was settled three years before Quebec City in Quebec and two years before Virginia in the United States. A Short History of Annapolis Royal has been long regarded as an important reference for those researching the history and families of Annapolis Royal.
ISBN 978-1-897446-40-9 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of the County of Annapolis- Including Old Port Royal and Acadia By: W.A. Calnek
Originally published in 1897
Author W.A. Calnek gathered information for this book for a least two decades, drawing heavily on government records and diaries. Chapters cover French exploration and settlement, English occupation, expulsion of the Acadians, Loyalist settlements, township inhabitants, local government, churches and buildings.
ISBN 1-894378-04-0-9 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Supplement to the History of the County of Annapolis
By A. W. Savary
This historical reprint is a supplementary volume to the History of the County of Annapolis. A. W. Savary published this valuable reference work in 1913 to address numerous errors in the genealogies and biographical memoirs in the original volume by W.A. Calnek.
ISBN 1-894378-35-0 (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 - Montbeliard Immigration to Nova Scotia, 1749-1752
By Terrence M. Punch
Published by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, 2014
Between 1789 and 1815 dozens of sovereignties in Europe were extinguished. Small states of the Holy Roma n Empire were incorporated within larger ones whose dukes were sometimes elevated to kings, as in Bavaria and Wurttemberg. Montbeliard, the one French-speaking Lutheran state in Europe, was swallowed up by France in 1793. During the eighteenth century schemes were put in motion by the British government to attract reliable settlers to their North American possessions. In these pages we follow these people from before they immigrated to North America to their establishment on this side of the Atlantic a generation or two afterwards. Here you will find a bigamy, a murder, and a liaison with a spy during the American War of Independence tucked away among the hundreds of people who led quiet lives and did not attract attention.
ISBN 978-0-8063-1987-2 More Information
BOOK - Black Loyalists, Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia's First Black Communities
Edited by Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Published by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax 2013
Black Loyalists is an attempt to present hard data about the lives of Nova Scotia Black Loyalists before they escaped slavery in early South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and after they settled in Nova Scotia—to bring back into our awareness the context for some very brave and enterprising men and women who survived the chaos of the American Revolution, people who found a way to pass through the heart, ironically, of a War for Liberty, to liberty and human dignity.
ISBN 9781771080163 (Hardcover) More Information
BOOK - The Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759 - 1830
Edited by T. Stephen Henderson and Wendy G. Robicheau
Pubished by Acadiensis Press, Fredericton, 5th printing 2010
The early Maritime Provinces were at the centre of a struggle for supremacy in the Atlantic World - "ground zero in the battle for North America," writes Jerry Bannister of Dalhousie University. "This is the latest in our classic series of Planter Studies on the social, economic and cultural history of the region, reflecting the influence of the new "Atlantic World" scholarship and exploring the community structures, economies, loyalties and religions of Planter Nova Scotia".
ISBN 978-0-919107-22-9 (Softcover) More Information
BOOK - Planter Links: Community and Culture in Colonial Nova Scotia
Editors: Margaret Conrad and Barry Moody
Pubished by Acadiensis Press, Fredericton, 2001
They came into early Nova Scotia from many backgrounds, carrying the village culture, missionary ideals, political dreams, economic ambitions and ordinary hopes of the eighteenth century. Preachers and privateers, teachers and soldiers, merchants and farmers, these men and women founded communities and planted seeds that have made a distinctive contribution to local and regional identities in the Maritime Provinces. The fourth in a series of publications on the New England Planters in Maritime Canada produced by the Planter Studies Centre at Acadia University.
ISBN 978-0-919107-46-5 (Softcover) More Information
BOOK - History of Port Royal/Annapolis Royal, 1605-1800 [Nova Scotia]
By Brenda Dunn
Published by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2009
Today, Port Royal/Annapolis Royal is a quiet community of approximately 600 people, but the town of Annapolis Royal was once the centre of early European settlement. It was the capital first of Acadia, then of Nova Scotia, and an imperial battleground in the struggle for control of North America. Backed by the Historical Association of Annapolis Roya, Brenda Dunn, former historian at the Fort Anne National Historic Site, has documented the long, dynamic, and unparalelled history of this fascinating place called Annapolis Royal..
ISBN 9781551097404 More information
BOOK - Necessaries and Sufficiencies, Planter Society in Londonderry, Onslow and Truro Townships 1761-1780 [Nova Scotia]
By Carol Campbell and James F. Smith
Pubished by Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, NS (June 2011)
2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the coming of New England and Irish Planters to Nova Scotia. "Necessaries and Sufficiencies," is a social political, cultural and material microhistory of 18th-century daily life in the district of Cobequid, now part of Colchester County, NS. Eight vignettes from a cross-section of immigrants detail migration and settlement and the evolution of New England and Irish cultural mores in this wilderness setting. Occupations of both men and women, family and religious life, educational and social institutions, health care, commercial links and more. A separate section chronicles Cobequid's reaction to the American Revolutionary War.
ISBN 978-1-897009-52-9 (Softcover) More information
CD ROM - Maps Associated With Lunenburg County Family History (Nova Scotia)
By J. Chistopher Young (author-published)
Originally published and sold-out as a printed book, this invaluable resource is available on CD ROM. The book is of great value to everyone with an interest in the early settlement of Lunenburg. Land Lots in question include those in Lunenburg Town, the garden lots to the east of Lunenburg, the 30 acre Farm Lots, and the 300 acre Forest Lots. The volume is prefaced with maps of Europe showing, where known, the location of home "towns" of Lunenburg ancestors and concludes with maps that show the location of over 200 known cemeteries distributed across Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The pdf format book is searchable, and is designed for use on PC and Mac.
ISBN 0-9730393-1-0 (book) More Information.
CD ROM - Register of The Foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia (ca. 1749-1770)
Written by Winthrop P. Bell, Ph.D. Compiled by J. Christopher Young, Ph.D. (author-published)
Originally published and sold-out as a printed set of books, this invaluable resource is available on CD ROM. From nearly 40 different sets of surving civil and church resords covering the period ca. 1749-1770, Dr. Bell extracted all relevant details for each of some 800 different families and consolidated the data in register format. The fruits of Dr. Bell's work are published here in combination with other related information. The pdf format books are searchable, and are designed for use on PC and Mac.
BOOK - Honour Roll of the Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade
By W. James MacDonald
The Nova Scotia Highland Brigade played a significant role in the victories of World War I, including the now-infamous Vimy Ridge (1917.) Historian James MacDonald has catalogued information about members of the Highland Brigade (85th, 185th, 193rd, 219th Battalions) killed or mortally wounded in action.
ISBN: 978-1-897009-14-7 More Information
BOOK - An Illustrated History of Nova Scotia
By Harry Bruce
Although Nova Scotia is Canada's second smallest province, it's history is undoubtedly the most complicated, and probably the most horrendous of all.
BOOK - The Land of the Loyalists By Ronald Rees.
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.
BOOK - This Unfriendly Soil - The Loyalist Experience in Nova Scotia 1783-1791
by Neil MacKinnon
Following the Revolution more than 20,000 Loyalists fled to Nova Scotia but the Loyalists were disappointed not only by their treatment at the hands of the British Government, but also by the apparent unwillingness of the government and people of Nova Scotia to recognize their sacrifice and encourage their advancement.
BOOK - Scotland Farewell: The People of the Hector By Donald MacKay
This is the story of the Highland Scots who sailed to Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773 on the Hector and who pioneered the large-scale emigration of Scots to Nova Scotia.
BOOK - After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton
By Lucille H. Campey
This is the first fully documented and detailed account, produced in recent times, of one of the greatest early migrations of Scots to North America. The arrival of the Hector in 1773, with nearly 200 Scottish passengers, sparked a huge influx of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.
BOOK - Hidden Heritage, Buried Romance at St. Ann's Cape Breton IslandB J. Lamb
Hidden Heritage is the compelling story of 350 years at St. Ann’s Bay, site of Capt. Daniel’s 1629 fort, the first Jesuit mission to the Mi’kmaq, and of France’s 18th-century Fort Dauphin
BOOK - Yarmouth Nova Scotia, Genealogies, Transcribed from the Yarmouth HeraldBy George S. Brown
With an Introduction by the noted Nova Scotia authority Col. Leonard H. Smith Jr., and with additional articles containing selected Yarmouth source records, this is clearly the pre-eminent work on Nova Scotia genealogy.
BOOK - The Jesuit Mission in Acadie and Norèmbegue: 1611-1613 [Atlantic Canada]
By Pierre Baird, S.J.
Edited by Lucien Campeau, S.J. Translated by George Topp, S.J. and William Lonc, S.J.
Published by William Lonc for the The Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies, Toronto, 2005 (reprint 2013)
This volume is faithful translation to English of the many documents by Fr. Pierre Biard, S.J. pertaining to the Jesuit mission activity in the Acadia and Norèmbegue territory from 1611 to 1613 that was originally published in French and Italian in 1616. The content of the letters breaths life into the history of Acadian settlements, revealing much about the Mission, daily life and attitudes of the time.
ISBN 978-0-9730161-9-1 More Information
BOOK - North America's Maritime Funnel: The Ships that Brought the Irish, 1749-1852
By Terrence M. Punch
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2012
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island were a convenient destination for tens of thousands of Irish immigrants between 1749 and 1852. Functioning as the narrow end of a funnel through which thousands dispersed widely across the North American continent, the Maritimes offered easy access and cheap fares, beckoning emigrants from Ireland’s catchment areas along the waterways of Dublin, Londonderry, and Cork. In all, there is documentation on about 1,050 voyages between Ireland and the Maritimes.
ISBN 978080631965 More Information
BOOK - Seafaring Labour, The Merchant Marine of Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914
By Eric W. Sager
Published by McGill-Queen's Universtiy Press, Montreal, 1989 (HC), 1996 (SC)
Seafaring Labour, The Merchant Marine of Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914, a compassionate look at the effect of industrialization on the individual lives of sailors is once again available in paperback form. Sager argues that sailors were not misfits or outcasts but were divorced from society only by virtue of their occupation. The wooden ships were small communities at sea, fragments of normal society where workers lived, struggled, and often died. With the coming of the age of steam, the sailor became part of a new division of labour and a new social hierarchy at sea. Sager shows that the sailor was as integral to the transition to industrial capitalism as any land worker.
ISBN 9780773515239 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada - Vol 1, 2 & 3
By Terrence M. Punch, CM, FIGRS
Published by Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, 2011
The Maritime Provinces of Canada consist of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Prior to the 1770s the area was inhabited by French Acadians and native peoples, and only after 1770 did it begin to attract Scots settlers, mainly but not exclusively from the Scottish Highlands. More information
Volume Two: Like the first volume in the series, this collection of records is based on materials found in the Nova Scotia Archives and the Public Archives of New Brunswick, among others, and it draws together a unique collection of miscellaneous records pertaining to Scottish immigrants to the Maritime Provinces, naming several thousand people in the context of major life events such as birth, marriage, and death. In records ranging from newspaper announcements of marriages and deaths to cemetery records and censuses, and from ships’ passenger lists to land records, it provides a tableau of source material which is as unique as it is indispensable. Thousands are named who would otherwise be undetectable in traditional record sources.
Volume Three: This final volume of Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada identifies thousands of Scots who immigrated to Maritime Canada in the years between the 1770s and the 1870s--most of them located by the author in a variety of obscure and out-of-the-way records. In fact, the variety of source records consulted is one of the volume’s strengths. From shipping records to passenger lists, from land petitions to census records, then from newspaper columns, vital records, church registers, and a host of fugitive sources, the sources utilized provide a rich trove of genealogical data. This volume differs from the previous volumes in the series in that explanatory material and brief essays accompany many of the articles. As a convenient reference point, the book opens with maps of Ayrshire, Dumfries-shire, and Perthshire, the three Scottish shires that contributed significantly to Scots immigration into Maritime Canada. Next there is a comprehensive list of the 1,200 ships that are known to have sailed from Scotland to the Maritimes between 1770 and 1852. If a passenger list has been published for any of these voyages, it is indicated in the footnotes, but otherwise the ports of departure and arrival and the dates of the voyage provide significant clues to an immigrant’s place of origin in Scotland and place of settlement in Canada. Names that suddenly make their appearance in Canadian records can then be matched with shipping records.
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
BOOK - Erin's Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1863, Four Volumes.
By Terrence M. Punch, FRSAI. Despite the flow of Irish through Atlantic Canada, the early records of these immigrants are fewer and less informative than those of New England and New York from the same period. Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada series of books goes a long way toward rectifying this problem. Author Terrence M. Punch has combed through a wide-ranging and disparate group of sources—including newspaper articles and advertisements, local government documents and census records, church records, burial records, land records, military records, passenger lists, and more—to identify as many of these pioneers as possible and disclose where they came from in the Old Country. These sources often contain details that cannot be found in Irish records, where few census returns survived from before 1901, and where Catholic records began a generation or more after their counterparts in Atlantic Canada. More information
Pages: 208 pp.; Size: 8½" x 11"; Softcover - perfectbound; Index - Surnames; Index - Ships; Bibliogaphy; Lists; Published: 2008.
Pages: 191 pp.; Size: 8½" x 11"; Softcover - perfectbound; Index - Surnames; Index - Ships; Bibliogaphy; Lists; Published: 2009.
Pages: 192 pp.; Size: 8½" x 11"; Softcover - perfectbound; Index - Surnames; Index - Ships; Bibliogaphy; Lists; Published: 2009.
Pages: 180 pp.; Size: 8½" x 11"; Softcover - perfectbound; Index - Surnames; Index - Ships; Bibliogaphy; Lists; Published: Aug 2010.
BOOK - Starting Out in Genealogy - Second Edition
By Ruth Burkholder
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
BOOK - Canadian Records of Birth, Marriage and Death: A Guide
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
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
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.
Now available on CD too! More information
BOOK - Routes To Routes
By Ryan Taylor
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. The book is an entertaining read, however, before you know it, you will accumulate many sound research ideas from the vast experience of Mr. Taylor.
ISBN 0-9682524-0-0 More information
BOOK - The Scotch-Irish. Two Volumes in One
By Charles A. Hanna. 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.
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
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
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
BOOK - Canadian Family History in the 21st Century, Lessons, Links & ResourcesSecond Edition 2005
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
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
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
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
BOOK - The Canadian Almanac of 1862
Originally published by W. C. Chewett & Co. 1862.
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
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
USED & ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: Nova Scotia:
By Ronald Caplan.
Breton Books, Nova Scotia, 2005 6 x 9. 216 pages. Paperback, Perfect Bound. Never been read. Pristine condition. ISBN 0968693504. Click for image
USED BOOK - The Miners of Wabana, The story of the Iron Ore Miners of Bell Island.
By Gail Weir
Breakwater Books Ltd, Newfoundland 1989. 6 x 9. 204 pages. Soft cover, Perfect Bound, condition like new. ISBN 0920911692. Click for image
USED BOOK - Duncan Ferguson of Yarmouth, His Times and Descendants.
By John Norman Ferguson and Malcolm S. Ferguson
Privately published, St.Thomas, ON. 1980. 8-1/4 x 11. 425 pages. Hard cover, slight scratches on edges, tight spine, good condition. ISBN None. Click for image
USED BOOK - Nova Scotia, Backroad Mapbook.
Produced by Back Road Map Books, B.C.
8.50 x 11.0. All books approx. 120 pages each. Card stock cover with Coil binding. All Map books are in excellent (new condition) and as per title, are full of maps and outdoor recreation ideas. Click for image
USED BOOK - The Man from Halifax, Sir. John Thompson, Prime Minister
By P.B. Waite.
University of Toronto Press, 1986. Medium Blue hard cover with silver text on Spine. Also has original dust jacket. Book is in almost new condition. Dust jacket is excellent but has some discoloration and wear on the back cover. Binding is sound. 6.0 x 9.0. 547 pages. Notes, bibliographic essay, index. ISBN 0-8020-5659-8. An excellent biography of Canada's 4th Prime Minister. Click for image
USED BOOK - History of the County of Lunenburg.
By MB DesBrisay.
Originally published in 1895 by William Briggs, Publishing, Toronto. This publication by Mika Publishing, Belleville, ON. 1972. Burgundy Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 585 pages. Preface to 1st (1870 printing) and 2nd ( 1895 printing) editions. No index, however, extensive table of contents. No ISBN. Book condition; excellent, however this book was used to scan a newer edition, as a result, this book has been rebound. Click for image
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USED & ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: Atlantic Canada: (Concerns more than one Atlantic Province)
By John R. MacCormack
Kinloch Books, 1998. 5-3/8 x 8-1/2. 168 pages. Paperback, Perfect Bound, in very good condition, tight spine. Some ink writing on title page, but very clean. ISBN 0968386008. Click for image
USED BOOK - Through Dirty Windows A Humorous account of shop and factory life in the incredible 1930s.
By Harry D. Smith
Lancelot Press, Nova Scotia 1976. 5-5/8 x 8-1/4. 84 pages. Paperback, Perfect Bound, in good condition, tight spine. Some discoloration on spine, but very clean, signed by author. ISBN 0889990506. Click for image
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