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BOOK - Historic Fort William (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
By John R. Lumby
First edition published by Times-Journal, Fort William, 1927
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008 (CD version 2013)
Historic Fort William provides a concise local covering first settlement during the era of the fur trading companies, transportation, Western grain handling, Jesuit influences, development from village to town to city, building of churches, school development, persons and personalities of Old Fort William, plus a section on John Joseph Vickers, a pre-confederation pioneer. Fort William became part of the new city of Thunder Bay in 1970. ISBN 978-1-897446-41-6 More Information
BOOK - Colborne District Marriage Register 1841-1857 [Central Ontario]
By Dan Walker, Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (CD version 2013)
In April of 1838 the District of Colborne was separated from the Newcastle District and included the present counties of Victoria and Peterborough and points to the north. This work includes a complete transcription of the original Colborne District Marriage Register and the original marriage returns sent by Ministers to the Clerk of the Peace. This book also includes a complete transcription of all returns in the register that is now called the Peterborough County Register (1841-1859). We have also supplemented the original register with the Marriage Register (1834-1857) of the Reverend John M. Roger, First Presbyterian Minister of the Newcastle District and the Marriage Register of the Reverend John MacMurchy (1842-1857) and 1842 baptisms from Rev. John MacMurchy.
ISBN 978-1-894571-12-8 (coilbound) More information including an Index
BOOK - Victoria District Marriage Register 1839-1858 [Central, Eastern & Northern Ontario]
By Dan Walker, Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (CD version 2013)
In May of 1838 the Victoria District was separated from the Midland District (original registers have not been found as yet) and included the present Hastings County & Nippissing. Despite being officially created in 1838, the Victoria District would not be proclaimed until a Court House and jail were constructed and officials appointed. The Victoria District was therefore not proclaimed a separate district until 1839. Surrounding contemporary counties include: Lennox & Addington, Renfrew, Haliburton, Peterborough, Northumberland.
ISBN 978-1-894571-40-1 (coilbound) More information including an Index
BOOK - Marriage Registrations for the District of Algoma 1869-1873
Transcribed and compiled by Deborah Gilbert
Published by Deborah Gilbert, 2000
30 pages. ISBN10: 0777906996, ISBN13: 9780777906996.
BOOK - Ontario Genealogy for Beginners, Eighth Edition (2012)
By Ruth M. Burkholder
First 7 editions published by author, Toronto, 1999-2011
This 8th edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2012
Ruth Burkholder welcomes readers to one of the most rewarding, most frustrating, most enjoyable, most addictive and fastest growing hobby in the world - Genealogy. She explains that there is no right or wrong way to “do” your family history. You already have the information you require to get started. This book suggests many ways of using the information that you know now to point you to the records that will help you find out what you don’t know. Clear concise instructions help you identify useful surviving records, where those records are located (both online and otherwise), and how to use them. A reliable resource to start you on your journey to discover your Ontario roots. ISBN 978-1-926797-60-1 More information
BOOK - Leaving Ontario, Sources for Tracking Ontario Migrants
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008
Leaving Ontario is an essential guide for family history researchers in search of the records of those who left Ontario. As family historians we often hit a brick wall when family members seem to simply disappear from the province. However, in this era of online databases and indexes we now have an opportunity to look beyond communities and countries and track family members across time and boundaries. Leaving Ontario will provide you with an understanding of the traditional and online records that are available to trace your family members who left Ontario to seek their fortunes elsewhere. ISBN 978-1-897446-92-8 More information
BOOK - 1837-38 Rebellion Losses of Upper Canada (Ontario)
Published by Provincial Parliament, Montreal, 1849
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2013
A comprehensive source for names of the claimants and their losses during the Rebellion of 1837-38 in Upper Canada including subsequent restitution amounts or rejection of claims in whole or in part. Some years ago we purchased a forty eight page document originally printed in 1849, that lists the individual claimants by their name, the amount of their claim in currency (sums claimed), the amount paid (sums allowed) or denied (rejected altogether) and the District in which the claimant resided. The Johnstown District claims include "Nature of Claim" and "remarks". Those entries shine much light on which side of the conflict that the claimants sympathized with along with details of ownership or personal information. More information
BOOK - Ontario Land Registry Office Records: A Research Guide.
By Fawne Stratford-Devai & Ruth Burkholder.
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2003
Land records are essential to understanding the history of Ontario and its peoples. The purpose of this guide is to explain the various types of land records that can be found in Local Land Registry Offices in Ontario, and to provide specific examples of where to locate the records and how to use them. ISBN 1-894571-84-3 More information
BOOK - Vital Records In Ontario Before 1869, A Guide to Early Ontario Vital Records
By Fawne Stratford-Devai & Ruth Burkholder
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2003
The value of this research guide is that it helps you to discover which records were kept, for for which time frames they were kept and how those records can be accessed. Of particular value is a listing of resources that are available on microfilm including the microfilm numbers for the resources, and identification of which records have been transcribed into book or database form. This Global Guide is essential for everyone who is researching family history in the early Ontario period.
BOOK - The Irish Palatines in Ontario: Religion, Ethnicity, and Rural Migration - Second Edition
By Carolyn A. Heald.
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2009
This new book provides a broad history of the Palatines in Ontario, where they came from, where they settled, and what characterized their communities. It is not a catalogue of every Irish Palatine who settled in Ontario. However, the book does contain lists of individuals and many references to specific persons and families. In this new second edition of The Irish Palatines in Ontario the author has corrected known errors from the original 1994 edition and added a completely new chapter on Barbara Heck and the Loyalist Palatines plus other refinements and new material. ISBN: 978-1-897446-37-9 (hardcover edition is out of print, pdf versions available) More information
BOOK - Province of Ontario Immigration Records, An Overview.
By Fawne Stratford-Devai.
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2003
Researchers in search of immigration records are often not aware of the diverse records created at the provincial level. This book is designed to provide an overview of immigration records created by and for the Province of Ontario in the 18th and 19th centuries. More information
BOOK - The Pioneers of Old Ontario
By W. L. Smith
Originally published by George N. Morang, Toronto, 1923
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 (CD 2010)
In 1897 Smith began a series of trips through rural Ontario with to obtaining first-hand settlement information from its residents. He found a "warehouse" of information was carried in the memories of men and women - memories that went back to the days of the virgin forest, of log cabins surrounded by blackened stumps in the midst of scanty clearings, of bush trails and corduroy roads over which settlers toiled with their grists to distant mills, of old-time logging bees, and of the circuit riders who carried the Gospel message to those real heroes. This book is the result of that effort. ISBN: 1-897210-90-6 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of the Settlement of Upper Canada, With Special Reference to The Bay of Quinte [Ontario]
By William Canniff
Originally published by Dudley & Burns, Ontario, 1869
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008, 2011 (CD 2011)
This book grew from modest beginnings into a comprehensive history. The author originally accepted the responsibility to assemble a paper on the topic of the settlement of the Bay of Quinte Region. The "paper grew into a book which went far beyond the history of the settlement of the Bay of Quinte Region. As the work proceeded, Canniff soon realized that in order to prepare a book about the settlement of the Bay of Quinte Region, one had to discuss many topics that concerned the entire province. The final result was this substantial and highly regarded book, which provides an informed insight into the history of the entire province as it was known in 1869 with a focus on the the Bay of Quinte region. ISBN 978-1-897446-27-0 (Hardcover) More information
BOOKS - District Marriage Registers and District Vital Records of Upper Canada, 1786-1870
By Dan Walker and Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton
During the early period of settlement in Upper Canada and Canada West (the province of Ontario), all ministers who performed marriages with the exception of Anglican and Roman Catholic ministers were required to send in returns to the Clerk of the Peace for the District. That said, plenty of Anglicans and Catholics were married by nonconformist ministers for reasons explained further on. The majority of returns begin in the 1830s with a few Districts containing earlier marriage returns. The Clerk of the Peace then recorded the returns in a District register kept in the District office. Most of the original District Registers survive and have been reliably transcribed and indexed into a series of books. It is important to keep in mind that the Register is a copy made by the District Clerk. The returns themselves are the closest record to the original parish record that exists. For some Districts the individual original marriage returns from Ministers have also survived and in some instances contain lists of baptisms and burials performed by the minister. Though the 1849 date for conversion to the county system was precise, some clerks continued to add to the District Marriage Registers for decades after the conversion resulting in some District Marriage Register entries being made as late as 1870. Available in printed and digital formats. More Information...
BOOKS - County Marriage Registers of Ontario 1858-1869, Second Edition.
By Elizabeth Hancocks C. G. & W. E. Britnell
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton
Legislation was passed in 1857 to that required registration of all marriages performed by all clergymen in the Province of Canada West (Ontario) resulting in the "County Marriage Registers". They were to begin on January 1, 1858 and finish on July 1, 1869. Some counties started early, including marriages performed before 1858, and some include marriages performed in the later months of 1869. These books are more than just an indexes of the original registers. Most volumes contain transcriptions of names, dates and places and oftentimes, ages of bride and groom, and names of parents. The first 37 volumes were compiled by Elizabeth Handcocks & William Britnell, and published by Generation Press between 1979 and 2000. This Second Edition of the County Marriage Registers of Ontario 1858-1869 was published by Global Heritage Press in 2005. The 38th volume was compiled by Donald A. McKenzie and was published by Global Heritage Press in 2008. These books are published as one volume per county. The exception is the city of 'Toronto' which is a single volume on its own. Available in printed and digital formats.
BOOKS - Surrogate Court Index of Ontario, Canada, 1859-1900 ( Wills)- Second Edition
Compiled by June Gibson, Indexed by Elizabeth Hancocks, C. G. & Shannon Hancocks
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton
Wills and the documents that contribute to the process of distributing the estate of an individual can be a wonderful source of information about the deceased, their family and those who survived. The books in the Surrogate Court Index of Ontario, Canada 1859-1900 series are designed to assist researchers in finding death and estate information for those who died in Ontario from the middle to the end of the nineteenth century. Specifically, this index covers Estate Files dated between 1859-1900. The death may have occurred months or even years before the date that the estate was finalized. Many times the estate of the deceased may not have been settled until the death of a spouse. Estate Files are of great interest because of the bounty of detailed information that they contain about the deceased, and about those who survive. The Surrogate Court used the documents in order to disperse the deceased's estate, whether he/she died with (testate) or without (intestate) a Will. Available in printed and digital formats. More information
By Glenn Phillips
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003, 2010
Invaluable guides to help you identify the place and date when a photograph was taken. Many family history researchers have boxes of photographs, but do not know who is depicted in the photo nor when or where it was taken. These books list individual photographers, where they worked and when. That means that if you have a photograph that includes a photographer's stamp or other identification you can easily find out when and where that picture was taken. Oftentimes that will help you to identify who is in the picture. Both volumes are organized alphabetically by municipality. However, a comprehensive index is also included. Historical place names have been kept. More information
BOOK - Emigration: The British Farmer's & Farm Labourer's Guide To Ontario (1880)
By "Issued by authority of the Government of Canada"
Published by C. Blacket Robinson, Toronto 1880
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2001
An historical reprint of a nineteenth century publication (1880) that was produced for potential emigrants from the United Kingdom to Ontario, Canada. Ouotstanding background information for those researching immigration and settlement in Canada during the last half of the nineteenth century. ISBN 1-894378-43-1 More information
BOOK - Smith's Canadian Gazetteer of Canada West, 1846 [Upper Canada, Ontario]
By WM. H. Smith
Originally published by H & W Rowsell, Toronto, 1846
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999, 2010 [CD 2010]
The primary purpose of a gazetteer, for many modern researchers, is to identify a place by name, its location, and to learn some details about the place, as they were known at the time that the gazetteer was compiled. This book serves that purpose very well, being the first major work of its kind in Canada West, a region that was previously known as Upper Canada (pre-1841), and later named Ontario (1867). ISBN 1-894378-12-1 (Hardcover) More information
MAPS - Southern Ontario Counties in 1852 -- Ten Map Set
Originally published by W. H. Smith, Toronto, 1852
This edition published By Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999
This set of 10 maps was drawn by Thomas Maclear to illustrate W.H. Smith's Canada: Past, Present and Future. Published in 1852, shortly after the Municipal Act came into effect, these maps show township and county boundaries, major settlements, rivers, lakes and transportation routes, in the surveyed townships of Canada West, which covered a large portion of what is now Southern Ontario. More information
BOOK - Genealogy in Ontario, Searching the Records, 30th Anniversary Edition
By Brenda Dougall Merriman, CGRS, CGL
Published by Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, 2013
The 30th Anniversary edition offers the most up-to-date information about genealogical resources in Ontario. Reviewers and users have found that Genealogy in Ontario is required reading for family historians from every background. Merriman gives details of source material in archives and libraries, in municipal and federal collections, in religious institutions and military fonds. She explains where to find the records, the context for their creation and how to use the finding aids. Also included are discussions of the diversity of land records, court documentation, educational sources, native and ethnic interests, occupations and immigration through the years, among other subjects. By making all this information available in one volume, Brenda Dougall Merriman saves genealogists countless hours of research.
ISBN 978-0-7779-3442-5 More information
BOOK - In Duty Bound, Men, Women, and the State in Upper Canada, 1783-1841 [Ontario]
By J. K. Johnson
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2014
An unprecedented look at Upper Canada's forgotten people and the ways in which their lives were by necessity bound in a mutual relationship of duty and obligation to the Upper Canadian state. This neglected area of Canada's history has been preserved, in part, in the form of personal petitions submitted to the lieutenant-governor and legislature for land, government jobs, pensions, pardons and the lessening of court sentences, for compensation for damages done by, or work done for, the state, and for relief. Using these and other previously unexamined government records, J.K. Johnson illustrates that, popular knowledge aside, Upper Canada was not simply a land of self-sufficient farmers and artisans and that many had to turn to and rely on the state for their livelihoods. The major themes of Upper Canada's history, from war and rebellion to immigration and settlement, are well-documented. This book fleshes out the lives of ordinary people in Upper Canada and clarifies how several branches of government worked for, or against, the interests of the population. ISBN 978-0-7735-4278-5 More Information
BOOK - Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada, A Researcher's Guide
By Janice Nickerson
Published by OGS/Dundurn, Toronto, 2010
Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada provides genealogists and social historians with context and tools to understand the criminal justice system and locate sources on criminal activity and its consequences for the Upper Canada period (1791–1841) of Ontario’s history. Illustrative examples further aid researchers in this era of the province’s past, which is notoriously difficult to investigate due to paucity of records and indexes. An entertaining, educational read, the book features chapters with detailed inventories of available records.
ISBN 978-1-55488-899-3 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - William Wye Smith: Recollections of a Nineteenth Century Scottish Canadian
Edited by Scott A. McLean and Michael E. Vance
Many writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries emphasised the virtues of early rural pioneers and life on the land as a general criticism of what they perceived to be the negative, alienating influence of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth century Upper Canadian (Ontario) poet, was no exception. This fully annotated version of Smith's unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, as well as his position in literary history.
ISBN: 978-1-55002-804-1 More information
BOOK - Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada: The Petworth Project 1832-1837
By Julie Johnston
Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada examines the way new attitudes and policies towards the English poor in the 1830s affected the British government's approach to emigration and to new immigrants in British colonies. Using a rich collection of contemporary sources, Wendy Cameron and Mary McDougall Maude focus on one group of English immigrants sent to Upper Canada from Sussex and other southern counties with the aid of parishes and landlords. Following the work of the Petworth Emigration Committee over six years, they trace the emigrants sent by the Committee from their place of origin to their first settlement in Upper Canada. Their work demonstrates that new rules for poor relief in England were reflected in Colonial Office instructions for receiving new immigrants in Upper Canada.
ISBN 0-7735-2034-1. More information
BOOK - Susanna's Quill (Susanna' Moodie)
By Julie Johnston
Susanna is a work of historical fiction based on the life of Susanna Moodie, writer and pioneer, by award-winning author Julie Johnston. The story takes us into Susanna’s genteel English childhood, through her humorous teenage attempts at writing, growing to her burgeoning independence, marriage to Dunbar Moodie, and their decision to emigrate from England. To the Moodies, Canada (Ontario) was the answer to their prayers. They would have the life they could no longer afford in Britain and they could raise their children to become wealthy landowners in their own right. The adventures that thwart this dream become a story of lost illusions and a found sense of self-reliance and inner strength.
BOOK - Narrative of a Voyage to Quebec and the Journey from Thence to New Lanark in Upper Canada
By John McDonald, A Lanark Society Settler, 1821
Originally published by author, Edinburgh, 1823
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2018
John McDonald emigrated from Scotland to Lanark in Upper Canada (Ontario) in the Spring of 1821, during the second year of the assisted emigration scheme known as The Lanark Society Settlers. John McDonald's account provides first person insight into what early settlers encountered during their journey to a better life for themselves and their families. Though tinged with the negativity of his own experience, McDonald breathes life into our understanding of the obstacles that our ancestors overcame. Most of The Lanark Society Settlers stayed, weathered the discomfort of pioneering, and found a way to succeed in their new land.. ISBN 978-1-772400441 More information
BOOK - Across the Waters: Ontario Immigrants' Experiences, 1820-1850
By Frances Hoffman and Ryan Taylor
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999
Across the Waters is an assembly of the first-hand written accounts of 150 individual immigrants, skillfully bridged by authors Frances Hoffman and Ryan Taylor, to tell the fascinating story of what it was like to leave a familiar homeland to pioneer in the virgin forests of early Ontario. By allowing the personal writings of the early settlers to guide us through their experiences, we come to better appreciate the process of settlement. By examining the various stages of emigration, such as preparing for the journey, ocean crossings, obtaining and clearing land, building a shelter - then a house, and living in the clearings, we gain a clearer understanding of nineteenth century emigrant experience. ISBN 1-894378-00-8 (Hardcover); ISBN 1-894378-01-6 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Authentic Letters From Upper Canada [Ontario], Including an account of Canadian Field Sports [1831-1833]
By T W Magrath; Etchings by Samuel Lover; Edited by Rev. Thomas Radcliff
Originally published by Wm. Curry, Jun. and Company, Dublin, 1833
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2007, 2012
This book contains clear accounts of setting up a homestead in the woods, complete with lists of necessary supplies and expenses to be encountered by the new settler. Topics covered in the letters include descriptions of the hardships of crossing the Atlantic, the roughness of the settlement, and other experiences of settling in the "new country". Of interest to everyone who studies early Ontario settlement, are candid descriptions of Upper Canada (Ontario) as the settlers found it in 1831-1833, the people, and its institutions. ISBN: 978-1-897466-04-1 More information
BOOK - Life of Colonel Talbot and the Talbot Settlement
By Edward Ermatinger
Originally published by A. McLachlin's Home Journal Office, 1859
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2001, 2006
This book gives a near-contemporary view of the life and settlement activities of Colonel Thomas Talbot. Talbot brokered a "special" deal with the crown that provided him with a bounty of free land in return for settling pioneers in the southwest portion of present-day Ontario. By the time that the deal was discontinued, Talbot had settled thousands of people in twenty seven townships, assembling a considerable amount of land for himself in the process.
ISBN: 1-894378-94-6 More information
BOOK - The Talbot Regime or "The First Half Century Of The Talbot Settlement"
By C.O. Ermatinger, K.C. - Junior Judge, County of Elgin
Originally published by The Municiple World Ltd, St. Thomas, 1904
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999
This rare volume illustrates early settlement and historical events of the southwestern portion of Upper Canada, which became the province of Ontario. Topics include, settlement begun, early settlers, establishment of the Talbot road, Port Dover burned, the Talbot settlement in London township, farming in 1825, St. Thomas in 1830, London's early settlers, official, lawyers, and doctors, new arrivals in 1832, Rebellion of 1837, progress of settlement including towns villages and townships described, Chatham, and Windsor in the 1840's, Muster Rolls to the War of 1812, lists of persons plundered in Long Point Settlement, and the Talbot Settlement, and much more.
ISBN 1-894378-10-5 More information
BOOK - Counting Canada, A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census
By Dave Obee
Census records are especially useful to researchers because they connect specific people to specific places on specific dates. Census also provide many valuable details about a person, their household members, and neighbours, often including dates of birth, year of immigration, nativity/race, occupation, gender, relationship to the head-of-household, education, deformities, income, and more, depending on the date of census. Agricultural census go even further, providing the researcher with a view of the vitality of the farm operation based on acreage under cultivation, and amount and type of crops harvested, livestock counts, income and more. This 224-page book covers the history of the census, offers advice for effective research and notes the potential pitfalls. The author states that Counting Canada, A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census is "the most comprehensive guide available for researchers using the Canadian census. This could be the most important book on Canadian genealogy this year". Many leading professional genealogists agree. More Information
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
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
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 in 3 formats: printed book, CD, or PDF download! More Information
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
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 - 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
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 - 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.
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
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
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
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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