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CD ROM - Tanguay Collection - Version 3.0 - 2 CD Set
By Rev Cyprien Tanguay and Joseph-Arthur Leboeuf
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011
The first CD contains all seven volumes of Dictionnaire généalogique des familles Canadiennes (Genealogical dictionary of Canadian families) originally published between 1871-1890. Covers Catholic vital records for the period of French Canada from 1608 to approximately 1760. Perhaps the most-well known and oft-quoted source for French-Canadian genealogy. The second CD includes three other inportant works including Complément au dictionnaire généalogique Tanguay (600 pages of corrections/additions to Tanguay) by LeBoeuf; À travers les registres (Gleanings from the Registers) by Tanguay; Répertoire général du clergé Canadien (Directory of Canadian Clergy) by Tanguay. Over 5,900 pages of essential information for those researching their early French Canadian or Catholic roots.
BOOK - L'île d'Orléans [Isle of Orleans, Quebec]
By: Pierre Georges Roy
Originally published by Historic Monuments Commission of the Province of Quebec, Quebec, 1928
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011 (CD 2011)
A high-quality production, our edition of L'île d'Orléans contains all of the pages of the original work, including the 14 full colour plates, plus a colour image of the origial cover. L'île d'Orléans is an essential read for everyone with an interest in French settlement in North America insofar as a large percentage of French Canadians and Franco-Americans can trace their ancestry to early residents of the island. Île d'Orléans has been described as the "microcosm of traditional Quebec and as the birthplace of francophones in North America."
ISBN 978-1-926797-51-9 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Reports of the Commissioners on the Rebellion Losses in the years 1837-1838 - in Lower Canada (Quebec)
Published by Provincial Parliament, Montreal, 1852
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2013
This Report of the Commissioners on the Rebellion Losses... focuses on 107 claims of the final 348 claims that were still outstanding in 1852. These 107 denied or partially denied claims make especially interesting reading insofar as so many of the claimants participated directly in the Rebellion, or materially supported the rebel cause. After an explanitory preamble the report continues with a list of the claimants names and amounts of claim, where they lived, details about the amount of the claim. The bulk of the book contains written explanations supporting the Commissioners' decisions on each individual claim (identified by claim number and person's name), plus several pieces of releavant correspondence and related explanation. More information
BOOK - The Parish Registers of Births, Marriages, Deaths of St. Regis Roman Catholic Mission (Early Jesuit) 1784-1879 [Hogansburg, New York]
Compiled by Duncan MacDonald
Originally published by MacDonald Research Centre, Brockville, 1989
This edition published by MacDonald Research*, Milton, 2010 (CD 2012)
*MacDonald Research is an imprint of GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.
This pair of books contain the transcribed Baptism, Burial and Marriage registers of St. Regis Roman Catholic Mission of Hogansburg, New York which began as an early Jesuit Mission that served Roman Catholics the area in New York State that is on the American side of the St. Lawrence River east of Ogdensburg, South Glengarry Township (Ontario), and south western tip of the province of Quebec. South Glengarry Township is in the present-day united counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. More information...
BOOK - Montreal Directory, 1868-69
Compiled by John Lovell & Co.
Originally published by John Lovell & Co., Montreal, 1868
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000 (CD 2011)
The John Lovell directory of the city of Montreal for the years of 1868 to 1869 contains an alphabetical listing of the citizens of the city and a street directory that lists head of household an occupation of occupant of each address. It also includes subscribers and advertisers classified business directories and a miscellaneous directory.
ISBN 1-894378-38-5 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Notre-Dame de Montréal [RC], Selected Records of Baptism, Marriage and Burial for Early Scots and Irish 1775-1810
Compiled by Duncan (darby) MacDonald
Originally published by MacDonald Research Centre, Brockville, 1992
This edition Published by MacDonald Research*., Milton, 2012
Duncan (darby) MacDonald U.E. was an active member of the Clan Donald society in Canada when he undertook the task of transcribing all "births" [baptisms], marriages and "deaths" [burials] of Scots and Irish recorded in the parish registers of Notre-Dame de Montreal Roman Catholic Church. What he sought were records of families who later settled in and near Cornwall/Stormont in Ontario (Upper Canada) or were related to those families. MacDonald also noted that he included parish records of "some family names of English, German, French, etc origin which your author/editor felt would be of interest". That means that Mr. MacDonald did not do a complete transcription, but focused on the many families that complimented his personal research interests. It is important for those considering purchasing this book to refer to the index to ensure that the records you seek are included. The Index is available here. As we were preparing this book for reprinting it was immediately noticable that a goodly number of events recorded here are for people from, living in, or going to places distant from Montreal including present-day Ontario, United States, and overseas.
ISBN 978-1-926797-65-6 More information
BOOK - Forests and Clearings - The History of Stanstead County, Province of Quebec, With Sketches of More Than Five Hundred Families
Compiled by B. F. Hubbard
Revised, Abridged, with Additions and Illustrations by John Lawrence
Originally published by Lovell Printing and Publishing Co., Montreal, 1874
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010
This authoritive local history provides a comprehensive description of the history of Stanstead County from the time of the earliest European settlers until 1874. Genealogists and the descendants of those early pioneers and inhabitants of Stanstead county will especially be drawn to the collection of more than five hundred family histories/sketches. Overflowing with names, dates and places as well as local history of the community that the county's early families forged from the wilderness.
ISBN 9781926797137 (Hardcover) More information
By Rev. Ernest M. Taylor, M.A.
New Indexes by Arlene Royea 
Volume One - Originally published by John Lovell and Son, Montreal 1908
Volume Two - Originally published by John Lovell and Son, Montreal 1937
These facsimile reprints by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2009
The Reverend Ernest M. Taylor created two volumes of history of Brome County and family sketches of the people who called Brome their home. The first volume was published in 1908. The author had intended to have the second volume ready soon after, "however, various matters occassioned the delay", not the least being the challenge of accumulating the histories of failies who settled in teh county pior to 1850. That second volume was published 29 years later in 1937. These works have been valued by historians and genealogists ever since. Both volumes include carefully prepared text that offers valuable insights into the early settlement and development of the County of Brome. More information
BOOK - History of Shefford [Shefford Township, Quebec]
By Cyrus Thomas
A historical reprint of the original 1877 book with a new every-name index. This historical reprint discusses the civil, ecclesiastical, biographical and statistical history of Shefford Quebec, as it was known by author C. Thomas in 1877. Of great interest to those who seek knowledge of the region during its early development and the personalities that guided it throughout its development. Local individuals and their accomplishments are included as well as lists of those who served in public office, sorted by year.
ISBN 1-894378-46-6 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Sketches of Some Early Shefford Pioneers (Quebec, Canada) (1905). By J. P. Noyes. The design of this book is to provide of a series of biographical sketches to accompany portraits of ten men who had, in one way or another, been intimately connected with the early history of Shefford. In telling the stories of these men, Noyes also shed considerable light on the settlement and development of Shefford, as well as on family members and others in the community up to 1905. .
BOOK - Pioneers of The Upper Ottawa, and The Humors of the Valley [Hull & Aylmer, Quebec area]
By Anson Guard.
Originally published by Emerson Press, Ottawa, 1905.
This facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (CD 2009)
Genealogists will rejoice to see this new edition of Pioneers of the Upper Ottawa, with its wealth of genealogical information about families in the Aylmer-Eardley-South Hull area. The original edition of 1906, published by a small press in Ottawa, has disappeared so thoroughly that even libraries have not found copies to place in their rare book rooms. The core of the book, and the justification for republishing it after so many years of neglect, are the genealogies which occupy the last third of the volume. All the earliest families are listed, with information about who married whom, where migrant children have gone and whose farms various descendants occupy now. This historical reprint includes a new introduction and a new index.
ISBN 1-894378-28-8 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of The Ottawa Valley, A Collection of Facts and Reminiscences For Over Half A Century [Ontario & Quebec]
By J. M. Gourlay
Originally published 1896
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2008 (CD 2010)
History of The Ottawa Valley is a great resource for those with an interest in the settlement and early development of the communities in the Ottawa Valley. The book addesses both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the Ottawa River. Seemingly endless references to specific settlers and early community leaders populate the pages of this respected history. Originally published in 1896
ISBN 1-978-1-897446-3-5 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Contributions To The History of The Eastern Townships, Accounts of the Early Settlement of St. Armand, Dunham, Sutton, Brome, Potton, and Bolton [Quebec, Canada]
By Cyrus Thomas.
Originally published by John Lovell, Montreal 1866.
This facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 (CD 2009)
Cyrus Thomas created a work that has endured as a valued reference work since it was first published by John Lovell, Montreal in 1866. It is a carefully prepared text that offers valuable insights into the early settlement and development of the Eastern Townships of present-day Quebec as reported by a witness from more than one hundred and forty years ago.
ISBN 1-894378-91-1 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of the Eastern Townships (1869) Province of Quebec, Dominion of Canada
By Mrs. C.M. Day
Originally published by John Lovell, Montreal, 1869
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005
The author describes the founding and development of the Eastern Townships in detail. The book contains much biographical information about individuals and families who settled in the area. An invaluable reference for everyone with an interest in the early history of the Eastern Townships of Quebec (Lower Canada / Canada East).
ISBN 1-897210-72-8 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Pioneers of the Eastern Townships
by Mrs. C.M. Day
Originally published by John Lovell, Montreal, 1863
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2000 (CD 2010)
This high quality historical reprint contains pioneer sketches of the first settlers in this area, as well as a very good description of what they encountered while establishing a life for themselves in the New World. New Index! According to the original author : "the object of the book is to bring a more lively remembrance of the hardships and privations suffered by the early settlers of these townships."
ISBN 1-894378-45-8 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of Compton County and Sketches of the Eastern Townships, District of St. Francis, and Sherbrooke County
Compiled by L.S. Channell
Originally published by L.S Channell, Cookshire, 1896
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 1999 (CD 2009)
After more than 100 years, this book is still considered an essential resource for those with an interest in the early settlement history of Commpton County, and its founding families. Filled to the brim with biographical sketches, first-hand accounts, and historical records from a wide array of primary and secondary sources, The History of Compton County will continue to delight readers and researchers for centuries to come. Most information was gathered from old settlers, old newspapers, government reports, municipal records, and written accounts left by some pioneers.
ISBN 1-894378-13-X (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - History of the Counties of Argenteuil, Quebec & Prescott, Ontario
By: Cyrus Thomas
Originally published by John Lovell & Son, Montreal, 1896.
This facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (CD 2010)
Cyrus Thomas, educator and author, wrote this comprehensive history of neighboring counties - one in Quebec, and one in Ontario - in 1896. This book remains the foremost published history of the settlement and development of the region up to its publication date in 1896. The historical and family sketches included in History of the Counties of Argenteuil, Quebec & Prescott, Ontario, contain a wealth of names and genealogical information that will be of great interest to those with an interest in the history and families of the region.
ISBN 1-894378-06-7 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - The History of the County of Huntingdon, and of the Seigniories of Chateaugay and Beauharnois from Their Settlement to the year 1838
By Robert Sellar
Originally published by Canadian Gleaner, Huntingdon, 1888
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2010
This thick county history is overflowing with the history of the settlement and advancement of the Quebec county of Huntingdon and the seigniories of Chateaugay and Beauharnois from the time of the first Europwan settlement up to 1838. Lists of occupants of properties and first settlers are a windfall for family historians who seek information about their ancestors who settled or lived in the community. Much anecdotal and biographical information about specific individuals is included in this fine local history.
ISBN 9781926797045 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Pontiac County Protestant Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1864-1911, St. George's, St. Stephen's & St. Mathew's Anglican Churches
By Dawn Murphy
This book consists of information extracted from microfiche records of Anglican circuit riders and churches from Pontiac County Quebec. Pontiac County is located on the Ottawa River, upstream from the present day cities of Ottawa & Hull, situated opposite the Ontario counties of Renfrew and Lanark. Many of the family names contained in this book will be familiar to those who have researched in Lanark and Renfrew as there was a great deal of migration between the counties.
ISBN 1-894378-09-1 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - St. Joseph De Soulange, Les Cèdres, Québec. Some Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1777-1833
By Duncan MacDonald
Originally published by MacDonald Research Centre, Brockville, 1991
This edition published by MacDonald Research, Milton, 2010
This book includes carefully transcribed records of baptisms, marriages and burials from 1777 until 1833 that were recorded in the regiters of St. Joseph De Soulange Roman Catholic Church in Les Cèdres, Québec. Also included are images of pages from the original registers.
ISBN: 9781926797243 (Hardcover) More information
RESEARCH AID - French Canadian Genealogy Research
By: Denise R. Larson
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2011
French-Canadian genealogical research has never been so easy. In just four laminated pages, Denise R. Larson, author of the best-selling Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec,1608-1635, lays out the basic elements of French-Canadian research, boiling the subject down to its essence and allowing you to grasp the fundamentals of French-Canadian research at a glance.
ISBN 9780806318745 More information
BOOK - Finding Your French Canadian Ancestors, 2nd Edition
By Louise St. Denis
Published by Heritage Productions, Toronto, 2001
"Tracing your family tree to the early 1600's can be achieved in less than a day! If you know where to look". This book points to more than 150 research resources to assist you in finding your French-Canadian ancestors quickly and easily.
ISBN ISBN 1-894018-01-X More information
BOOK - Finding your Ancestors in English Quebec
By Althea Douglas
Published by Heritage Productions, Toronto, 2000
This publication includes: how to locate documents, what records are open or closed, and what published sources are best, unique research methods for finding your ancestors in English Quebec. Although we think of Quebec as divided by language, French or English, the religious divide is much more important: Roman Catholic or Non-Catholic. This book will help you understand this religious divide and how land divisions and institutions were developed. Included in an extensive reference and bibliography section.
ISBN 1-894018-25-7 More information
BOOK - Seeking a Better Future, The English Pioneers of Ontario and Quebec
By Lucille H. Campey
Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 2012
A mass of detailed information relating to pioneer settlements and ship crossings has been distilled to provide new insights on how, why, and when Ontario and Quebec acquired their English settlers. Challenging the widely held assumption that emigration was primarily a flight from poverty, Campey reveals how the ambitious and resourceful English were strongly attracted by the greater freedoms and better livelihoods that could be achieved by relocating to Canada's central provinces.
ISBN 978-1-45970-351-3 More Information
BOOK - First Métis Families of Quebec, 1622-1748. Volume 1: Fifty-Six Families
By Gail Morin
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2012
The term Métis originally referred to the offspring produced from the intermarriage of early French fur traders with Canadian Native Americans. Later, there were also Anglo Métis (known as “Countryborn”)--children of Scottish, English, and other European fathers and indigenous mothers. The Métis were also formerly known as half-breeds or mixed-bloods. Today, the French and Anglo Métis cultures have essentially merged into a distinct group with official recognition as one of the three Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. This new work, the first in a purported six-volume series, traces the descendants of the 56 original Métis families for up to three generations. Richly detailed, fully sourced, and indexed, this work must be regarded as the starting point for Métis genealogy.
ISBN 9780806355610 (softcover) More information
CD - Quebec Land Grants 1763-1890, Indexed by Surname - Complete Set
Published by Quebec Family History Society (QFHS), Montreal
Land records are a critical source of information for family historians. They place a person/family at a specific place at a definite time and date. The information on this CD is organized in an alphabetical index format (sorted by Surname) to the Land Grants by the crown, in the province of Quebec from 1763 to 1890. An alphabetical index, county by county of those persons who received a Crown Land Grant from 1763-1890.
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BOOKLETS - Quebec Land Grants 1763-1890, Indexed by Surname - by Surname Section
Reprinted by Quebec Family History Society (QFHS)
Published by Quebec Family History Society (QFHS), Montreal
Land records are a critical source of information for family historians. They place a person/family at a specific place at a definite time and date. The information in these booklets is organized in an alphabetical index format (sorted by Surname) to the Land Grants by the crown, in the province of Quebec from 1763 to 1890. Booklets are broken into sections of the alphabet by surname which means that you can buy the individual booklet that includes your family names, rather than buying the entire collection. More information
CD ROM - "Red Drouins" - The "Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Francais 1608-1760"
Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Francais (1608-1760) (National Dictionary of French Canadians 1608-1760) is commonly known as the Red Drouin. The work includes more than fifty years of research and careful transcription to accumulate more than 2,000,000 records. This CD contains an alphabetical listing of marriages primarily from Quebec. Ancestral occupations, family histories (English and French), Prefaces (English and French), and corrections (1978, 1979, 1985).
ISBN 978-1-60305-015-9 More information
BOOK - Dictionnaire généalogique des familles du Québec - JETTÉ
By René Jetté
Published by Presses de l'Université de Montréal, Montreal, 2003 Edition
This cornerstone of French Canadian genealogical research lists Quebec marriages, births and deaths from 1621 to 1730 using parish records, census records, notarial records, and others. Jette sometimes includes several generations of a family, often taking them back to their origins in France. This edition includes a 37 page supplement of corrections that was added in 2002. More than 1100 pages of genealogical extractions.
ISBN 978-2-89105-815-5 More information
BOOK - Along a River - The First French-Canadian Women
By Jan Noel
Published by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, Toronto, 2013
French-Canadian explorers, traders, and soldiers feature prominently in this country's storytelling, but little has been written about their female counterparts. In Along a River, award-winning historian Jan Noel shines a light on the lives of remarkable French-Canadian women — immigrant brides, nuns, tradeswomen, farmers, governors' wives, and even smugglers — during the period between the settlement of the St. Lawrence Lowlands and the Victorian era.
ISBN 978-1-4426123-8-9 More Information
By Peter J. Gagné
Published by Quintin Publications, Orange Park, 2001-2008
A groundbreaking biographical dictionary of the nearly 800 women and girls sent from France to populate Quebec between 1663 and 1673. The introduction explains the need for the program, compares it to similar initiatives by the British and Spanish, dispels misconceptions about the Filles du Roi and gives a history of the program in Canada. Includes information and index to husbands of Filles du Roi. Written in English.
ISBN 1-58211-950-3 (vol 1) (Softcover); ISBN 1-58211-731-4 (vol 2) (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Les Filles du roi au XVIIe siècle, Orphelines en France, pionnières au Canada
[Title in English: The Daughters of the King in the seventeenth century, Orphans of France, pioneers in Canada]
By Yves Landry
First edition by Lemeac inc., 1992
This edition published by Bibliotheque quebecoise, 2013
This book is written in French. However the book, and especially the sections of the book with specific information about the 764 women who became the mothers of the French of North America is easy to translate using Google Translate. This masterly study of the demographic behavior of the 764 women who emigrated to New France under the sponsorship of King Louis XIV between 1663 and 1673, to populate its Canadian colony, was originally published in 1992. There were six to fourteen times as many men looking for a wife in New France as there were suitable women - these women became the mothers of Quebec. Their ability to adapt to conditions in the country, their high fertility and remarkable constitution contributed to a population boom that is unprecedented in the annals of the New World. The bulk of the book is an alphabetical listing of all of the 764 women along with information about each including family and settlement details.
ISBN 978-2-89406-340-8 (Softcover) More Information
BOOK - Before The King's Daughters: The Filles a Marier, 1634-1662
By Peter J. Gagné
Published by Quintin Publications, Orange Park, 2002-2008
Before the state-sponsored immigration program that sent nearly 800 women known as Filles du Roi to Québec, 262 brave and adventurous women made the journey to New France on their own. Sent by relatives and religious organizations or enlisting on their own account, these women did not benefit from a paid passage and dowry drawn from the King’s treasury, but they did face the same if not worse hardships and dangers as earlier settlers. Known as the Filles à Marier or “marriageable girls,” they were the first single women to set foot in the colony since its return from the English in 1632.
ISBN 1-58211-932-5 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - The Good Regiment. The Carignan-Salieres Regiment in Canada, 1665-1668
By Jack Verney.
In 1665 the Carignan-Salieres Regiment was sent to Canada by King Louis XIV to quell the Iroquois, whose attacks were strangling the colony's fur based economy and threatening to destroy it's tiny settlements. In this book, Jack Verney reveals that soldiers in the Carignan-Salieres Regiment were not saintly knights but caroused, womanized, and gambled just like those of any other infantry. Many of their members married some of the first French women to come to the colonies, and some married women from the 'Fille du Roi' immigration.
ISBN 1-58211-932-5 (Softcover) More information
BOOKS - Our French Canadian Ancestors [28 Volume Series]
By Thomas J. Laforest
Published by Lisi Press, Palm Harbour, Florida
This fine series of books contains biographies of many hundreds of our first French ancestors as well as interesting and informative articles on life in early New France, maps and illustrations. The source material for this English language edition of Our French Ancestors was the French language series Nos Ancêtres by R. P. Gerard Lebel and M. Jean-Jacques Saintonge. Thomas J. Laforest translated the original work to English, added an index of names, a bibliography, maps, illustrations, appendices, and two introductory chapters on colonial life in New France.
A full index and information about each of the 28 volumes can be found here: More information
BOOK - Companions of Champlain, Founding Famlies of Quebec, 1608-1635
By Denise R. Lawson.
Drawing on primary and reliable secondary sources, this work provides readers with a concise historical overview of the founding of Quebec and French-Canadian culture. It also supplies readers with the research tools necessary to link their family lines with those of the original 18 pioneer families who inhabited Quebec during the lifetime of the city's founder, Samuel de Champlain. Companions of Champlain was produced to honor the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City and to enable North Americans on both sides of the border to appreciate more fully their French-Canadian heritage.
ISBN 9780806353678 More information
BOOK - The French-Canadian Heritage in New England
By Gerard J. Brault
The French-Canadian Heritage in New England is a comprehensive historical, sociological, and cultural introduction to the sizable Franco-American population in New England. From 1865 to 1920 thousands of French Canadians immigrated to New England from Quebec and Acadia; today Franco-Americans are the third largest ancestry group in New England, outnumbered only by the English and the Irish. In his account of their history and culture, Gerard Brault follows the migration of French Canadians to New England, their experience as a community in the United States, and the many aspects of their cultural legacy: literature and folklore, art and architecture, education and politics.
ISBN 0-7735-0537-7 More information
BOOK - The Fortifications of Île Aux Noix, A portrait of the defensive strategy on the Upper Richelieu Border in the 18th and 19th centuries [Quebec, near USA border]
By André Charbonneau
Published by Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa, 1994
As a key element in Canada's defense strategy during the past two centuries, Île aux Noix has been the stuff of myth making. André Charbonneau, an historian with Parks Canada, has set the record straight with the first-ever detailed study of Île aux Noix and other military positions along Quebec's Richelieu River. His research casts new light on defence strategies that helped define Canada. Île aux Noix is a 210 acre island in the Richelieu River in Quebec, just inside the Canadian border.
ISBN 978-0660151946 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Les Écossais: The Pioneer Scots of Lower Canada (Quebec), 1763-1855
By Lucille H. Campey
Published by Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2006
This is the first fully documented account, produced in modern times, of the migration of Scots to Lower Canada (Quebec). How were les Écossais regarded by their French neighbours? Were they successful pioneers? Campey assesses their impact as she unravels their story. Drawing from a wide range of fascinating sources, she considers the process of settlement and the harsh realities of life in the New World. She explains how Quebec province came to acquire its distinctive Scottish communities and offers new insights on their experiences and achievements, and more.
ISBN: 189704514X More information
BOOK - Crofters and Habitants - Settler Society, Economy, and Culture in a Quebec Township, 1848-1881
By J.I. Little
In Crofters and Habitants, J.I. Little examines the ways in which two highly distinct social groups, Gaelic-speaking crofters from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Herbrides, and French speaking habitants from south of Quebec City, adapted to a common physical environment in the rugged Appalachian plateau of south-eastern Quebec.
ISBN 0-7735-0807-4 More information
BOOK - Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth Century Montreal
By Louise Dechene
Published by McGill Queens University Press, Montreal, 1992
The island of Montreal in the seventeenth century as a case study for an analysis of the establishment of colonial society, investigates the emergence of urban and rural communities that were shaped by both their French cultural backgrounds and the new environment. Reviews: "most important contribution to scholarship concerning New France to appear in twenty years" and "It is a Canadian classic"
ISBN 0-7735-0951-8 More information
BOOK - The Seigneurial System in Early Canada, A Geographical Study
By Richard Colebrook Harris
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1984
With remarkable clarity, Harris unfolds a detailed picture of the landscape of early Lower Canada (Quebec) and of the people who created it. The reissue of this important volume will be welcomed by all interested in early European societies in North America.
ISBN 0-7735-0434-6 More information
BOOK - The Christie Seigneuries, Estate Management and Settlement in the Upper Richelieu Valley, 1760-1854
By: Francoise Noel
Published by McGill-Queen`s University Press, Montreal, 1992
In The Christie Seigneuries, Françoise Noël provides a detailed case study of the Christie Seigneuries in the Upper Richelieu Valley (in what is now Quebec) during the period from the French surrender to the British in 1760 to the commutation act of 1854 ending seigneurial tenure. While most seigneurial studies have focused on the censitaires, Noël examines the administrative practices of the seigneurs themselves.
ISBN: 9780773508767 More information
BOOK - Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records
By Jeanne Sauve White
Published by Clearfield Publishing, Baltimore, 1993 (2008 printing)
This book is intended to help researchers locate their Catholic ancestors in Quebec. The bulk of this work consists of county-by-county lists of parishes within the Province of Quebec, and all known Catholic parishes are listed to 1900. Each list gives the names of all the parishes within that county, arranged in order of formation, with the date of the oldest records for that parish. A reference letter and name after the parish indicates the compiler and publisher of a marriage register for that parish, or whether the marriages for that parish may be found in the important Loiselles Marriage Index. The compiler has also included a few Protestant parishes and marriage indexes.
ISBN: 9780806345703 More information
BOOK - Quebec, 1759 The Seige And The Battle
By C.P. Stacey. Edited and with new material by Donald E. Graves
Published by Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2002
A superb account of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham -- a turning point in the history of North America. Stacey's original text appears in its entirety. Editor Donald E. Graves has, however, included updated source references and more than 120 period and modern illustrations of personalites, scenes (both period and modern), events, weapons, troops, ships including uniform art by such leading illustrators as Eugene Leliepvre of France and G.A. Embleton of Britain. Six additional appendices describe new information on the siege, the complete orders of battle for the oppposing forces on land and sea, the military heritage of the battle, the operations of the Royal Navy in 1759 -- and even the songs sung on both sides. An expanded bibliography includes archival sources and published works relating to the original edition but also material on the Seven Years' War in North America, the armies and navies of the period and the role of the aboriginal peoples.
ISBN: 1-896941-26-5 More information
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 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 - Cyclopaedia Of Methodism In Canada
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)
Originally published in 1880, this high quality reprint provides historical, educational and statistical information regarding the Methodist Church in Canada, dating from the "beginning of the Work" (1765) in the several provinces of the Dominion Of Canada and extending to 1880. Includes information about all of those who served as ministers and circuit riders, complete with a record of where and when they served.
ISBN 1-894378-16-4 (Hardcover) 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 - 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
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
BOOK - Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide
By: Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee
Published by Ancestry, Provo, 2007
Canada’s size and diversity also influence its records, which are similarly varied and at times complex. In Finding Your Canadian Ancestors, authors Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee guide you through Canadian genealogical records, first by record type and then according to province. The authors detail both government and ecclesiastical records as well as records related to special groups such as Aboriginals, Acadians, and Loyalists. They give special attention to online resources, including the extensive holdings of Library and Archives Canada.
9781593313166 (Softcover) More information
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
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
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
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
BOOK - Destination Canada, A Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records
By Dave Obee
A family history project usually includes immigration. 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.
978-0-9735143-3-9 (Softcover) More information
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.
By David Dobson
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, various dates
This collection provides 36 of David Dobson's Scottish research books in two volumes. Author David Dobson has been trawling for the names of Scottish immigrants to North America for over twenty years. From original records and printed sources in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States -- in numerous full-length books and articles -- he has amassed information on Scottish immigrants to North America, the majority of whom arrived in America from the earliest colonial times up to the Revolutionary War. These CDs capture the page images of his publications, the fruit of Mr. Dobson's research is available in a nano-second, and at a fraction of the cost of the original books. See "More Information" for a list of books on each CD.
ISBN: 9780806397467 (vol 1); ISBN: 9780806398907 (vol 2) More information
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
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
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.
ISBN 978-1-55488-452-0 (softcover) More information
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.
ISBN 978-0-7735-3620-3 More information
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.
ISBN 9780773525832 More Information.
BOOK - Strangers at Our Gates, Canadian Immigration and Immigration Policy, 1540-2006, Revised Edition.
By: Valerie Knowles. Immigrants and immigration have always been central to Canadians‘ perception of themselves as a country and as a society. In this crisply written history, Valerie Knowles describes the different kinds of immigrants who have settled in Canada, and the immigration policies that have helped to define the character of Canadian immigrants over the centuries. Key policymakers and moulders of public opinion figure prominently in this colourful story, as does the role played by racism.
ISBN 978-1-55002-698-6 More Information.
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.
ISBN13: 9781550024685 More information
BOOK - Canadian Migration Patterns from Britain and North America. International Canadian Studies Series By: Barbara Messamore. The character of Canada has always been defined by the successive waves of immigrants that have peopled its vastness, beginning with the six thousand French immigrants who came to settle New France in the latter half of the seventeenth century, and continuing through the present day. Migration and adaptation to a new country have also been prominent themes in Canadian literature, detailed in the works of such authors as Susanna Moodie and Robert Service. In this collection of essays, nineteen Canadianists take a new look at immigration and migration, and how it has affected the development of the country. More information
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 Corner For The Preacher (Bible Christian Church) By: Sherrell Branton Leetooze This work examines the places our Bible Christian ancestors lived in Devon and Cornwall, England, then follows them to the ports of departure to the New World. The author takes readers onboard those ships so we can understand the experiences the Bible Christians on their perilous journey across the North Atlantic, reading their diaries and letters, finding out what happened to them and how they felt about their desicion to emigrate. Leetooze guides readers through the settlement of the Bible Christians as they made their new homes in Ontario and Prince Edward Island. More information
BOOK - Bible Christian Chapels of the Canadian Conference By: Sherrell Branton Leetooze This book provides a settlement by settlement account of the establishment of the Bible Christian congregation from Prince Edward Island to Ontario. Included in this fine text are descriptions, illustrations and pictures of Bible Christian chapels, historical sketches of some missionaries, circuit outlines, preachers and members of the church. More information
BOOK - The Damascus Road (Bible Christian Church) By: Sherrell Branton Leetooze This book introduces the reader to the ministers who served those faithful to the Bible Christian faith, and worked as missionaries in what later became Canada. The author shares the result of her years of research on who the ministers were, where they came from and what happened to them as they dedicated their lives to their congregations. 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 - Canadian Railway Records - A Guide for Genealogists - Revised and Expanded by: Althea Douglas, J. Creighton Douglas. Completely revised and containing new information, this useful guide to Canadian railway records will aid genealogists and family historians find the companies, libraries, museums, archives and historical societies where records of ancestors who worked with or for the railways can be found. 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 - 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
American Revolution / United Empire Loyalists:
By Brenda Dougall Merriman
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton
There has long been a need for descendants to have a general guide to assist the tracing of Loyalist ancestors, not only for the beginner, but also for those who encounter stumbling blocks on their way. Brenda Dougall Merriman accomplishes this in spades. Merriman defines what a Loyalist is, then goes on to discuss the necessary sources and background information that is available to trace a specific Loyalist in Upper Canada (Ontario). An essential guide for everyone researching Loyalist heritage.
ISBN 1-897210-84-1 (Hardcover); ISBN 978-1897446-95-9 (Coil bound) More information
BOOK - The British Campaign of 1777, Volume One - The St. Leger Expedition: The Forces of Crown and Congress Second Edition
By Gavin Watt & James F. Morrison
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2003 (CD 2010)
Loyalist ancestors? Patriot ancestors? This book is what you have been looking for... The authors produced a revised edition of their indispensible study of the Crown forces and native allies of St. Leger's expedition of 1777 and forces of Congress and the natives who opposed them. Filled with names of those who participated and detailed end notes and bibliographic information. For a list of names from the index, see "More Information".
ISBN 1894378695 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - The British Campaign of 1777, Volume Two - The Burgoyne Expedition: Burgoyne's Native and Loyalist Auxiliaries
By Gavin Watt. With research assistance of T.W. Braisted, and acknowledgement of Dr. P.L. Stevens' works
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2013
This new book is a companion piece to Volume 1, The St. Leger Expedition. Similar to the first volume, the second will appeal to readers who enjoy the minutiae of the military campaigns of the American Revolution. While essentially a military work, many will find the book useful for genealogical research. The majority of accounts about military campaigns concentrate on the big-name personalities who directed operations or commanded large formations. In contrast, this book is primarily about the 'little' and 'littler' men. For a list of names from the index, see "More Information".
ISBN 978-1-926797-70-0 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - The Flockey, 13 August 1777, The Defeat of the Tory Uprising in the Schoharie Valley
By Gavin K. Watt
First edition published by author, King City, 2002
This edition published by by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2013 (includes updates and revisions)
This book tells the story of how a Troop of the Second Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons defeated the Tories and Indians during the Schoharie Valley uprising in an action known as The Flockey. The Flockey is an essential resource for a wide variety of researchers and general readers including those interested in the history surrounding the American Revolution and United Empire Loyalists. The lists in the appendices provide much valuable information about specific people which is very helpful for family historians.
ISBN 978-1-926797-77-9 (Softcover) More Information
BOOK - United Empire Loyalists, Evidence in the Canadian Claims - The Second Report of The Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, 1904
By Alexander Fraser, Provincial Archivist
Originally published by L.K. Cameron - King's Printer, Toronto, 1905
This book on CD edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010
The 1904 Bureau of Archives Report consisted of original accounts and evidence of United Empire Loyalist claims that were processed after the American Revolutionary War. Those claims were made in response to a British program that was designed to provide those Americans who had remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution, with land in Canada. After an informative history of the circumstances surrounding the movement of the Loyalists to Canada, and a preamble on the claim process, the bulk of the content of the 1904 Report includes evidence presented to establish that specific "Loyalists" qualified for "UE" status and the resulting benefits. 1436 pages.
ISBN: 978-1-926797-49-6 (eBook on CD) More information
BOOK - John Loney, United Empire Loyalist & Shoemaker to Sir William and Sir John Johnson
By Duncan (darby) MacDonald, UE
Published by Duncan (darby) MacDonald, Brockville, 1992 (expanded reprint/2nd edition 1993)
Book on CD version published by MacDonald Research, Milton, 2013
John Loney, United Empire Loyalist & Shoemaker to Sir William and Sir John Johnson is genealogy and history of John Loney, United Empire Loyalist compliled by Duncan (Darby) MacDonald "based on the excellent work of The Loney Research Team". It includes several collateral family lines within the genealogy section and the hand-made genealogy charts in the final section of the book. The elder John Loney, the eldest generation detailed in this text, was an Irishman who came to America just before or during the Seven Years War (1756-1763). His son, also John Loney (1748-1801 served in the King's Royal Regiment of New York and was previously the village shoemaker in Johnstown New York, the hometown of Sir John Johnson and his brother Sir William Johnson. The book details the life and connections of John Loney the shoemaker, his connections to the Loyalist cause during the American Revolution and a generation by generation genealogy of his descendants.
ISBN 0921133-53-7 (Softcover) ISBN 978-1-926797-72-4 (Book on CD) More information
BOOK - The History and Master Roll of the The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Revised and Expanded Edition.
By Gavin Watt
Published by Global Heritage Press
Gavin Watt has significantly updated and revised his original book that was published under the title The King's Royal Regiment of New York in 1984. This new volume  provides much new content, including corrections, additions and newly discovered sources that have come to light during the 22 years of research since his earlier book. The history of the regiment, and of the men of The King's Royal Regiment have great significance to those with an interest in the American Revolutionary War and the subsequent resettlement of United Empire Loyalists and others, many of whom migrated to Canada.
ISBN 1-897210-83-3 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Orderly Book of the Three Battalions of Loyalists Commanded by Brigadier-General Oliver De Lancey, 1776-1778, To Which is Appended a List of New York Loyalists in the City of New York During the War of the Revolution
Compiled by: William Kelby
Originally published 1917
This facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006
This book is a military diary outlining the activities of three battalions of Loyalists that were raised for the defense of Long Island. The orderly book includes much detail including many names of specific individuals. An appendix listing 1500 Loyalists who resided in New York during the American Revolution follows the main content of the book.
ISBN 1-897446-93-4 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - Pioneer Life On The Bay Of Quinte
New Introduction by Brian Tackaberry (1999)
New Index (1999)
Originally published by Rolph and Clark, 1904
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 1999 (CD 2010)
This 1096 page tome is invaluable to those who are researcing Loyalist and other ancestry in the Bay of Quinte and south east central Ontario region. The region of settlement covered in this volume (Bay of Quinte region) extends from Kingston to Trenton and includes the counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Hastings and Prince Edward. Originally published in 1904, this edition contains a extensive new index, and a new introduction by Brian Tackaberry. 309 family histories and genealogies of early Loyalist, British and American families who settled in the region.
ISBN 1-894378-33-4 (Hardcover). More information
BOOK - The Settlement of the United Empire Loyalists on the Upper St. Lawrence and Bay of Quinte In 1784, A Documentary Record
By Brig. General E. A. Cruikshank
Originally published by Ontario Historical Society, Toronto, 1934
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2007
The Settlement of the United Empire Loyalists on the Upper St. Lawrence and Bay of Quinte In 1784, A Documentary Record is a collection of letters and journal entries of the people who were most closely involved with planning and accomplishing Loyalist settlement along the St. Lawrence River and the Bay of Quinte area between May 1783 and November of 1784. Many references to specific settlers and their circumstances are included.
ISBN: 978-1-897466-03-4 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Loyalists in Arms 1775 - 1783
By: W. O. Raymond
This book contains a short History of the British Regiments that unsuccessfully attempted to contain the American revolution, with the Roll of their Officers. Loyalists in Arms 1775 - 1783 is an essential reference for those interested in those who fought on the side of the Crown in the American Revolutionary War. To see a list of which regiments are covered in this book, click on "More Information".
ISBN 1-897210-76-0 (Softcover) More information
BOOK - The Romance of The Palatine Millers, A Tale of Palatine Irish-Americans and United Empire Loyalists
By Rev. Bowman Tucker
Originally published by the author, Montreal, 1929
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005 (CD 2011)
More than a family history book, The Romance of The Palatine Millers, begins with an historical overview of the Palatines in the Rhine River valley (in present-day Germany), continues with the story of the Palatine migration overseas, with eventual settlement in Canada, and their American cousins who remained behind after the American Revolution.
ISBN 1-897210-76-0 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - To Their Heirs Forever, United Empire Loyalists, Camden Valley, New York, to Upper Canada
By Eula C. Lapp.
Originally published by Mika Publishing, Belleville, 1977
Subsequent printings by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000, 2010 (CD 2010)
To Their Heirs Forever is the story of families who migrated from Europe to England in the 1700's, then to Ireland, finally settling in the Camden Valley, Charlotte County, of present day New York State. This story focuses on those families that were forced to seek a new life in Canada after the American Revolutionary War.
ISBN 1-894378-39-3 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - Voyage Of A Different Kind - The Associated Loyalists of Kingston and Adolphustown [Ontario]
By Larry Turner.
Originally published by Mika Publishing, Belleville, 1984
This printing by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999
From the City of New York to the shores of Lake Ontario: Following a path of its own choosing, a small but significant group of Loyalist refugees opted for settlement in the western territory of the old Province of Quebec (present day Kingston and Adolphustown, Ontario) after the American Revolutionary War.
ISBN 1-894378-08-3 (Hardcover) More information
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 - 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 - The Old United Empire Loyalists List, Originally Published as The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada 1784-1884
By The Centennial Committee, United Empire Loyalists
Originally published by Rose Publishing Co., Toronto, 1885.
This facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005 (CD 2010)
This book was originally compiled in 1885 for the "Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada". It contains the names of, and information about many of United Empire Loyalist settlers, and others who left the American colonies during and after the Revolutionary War and settled, first, in 1783, in what is now New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and then, in 1784, in Upper Canada, or what is now the Province of Ontario.
ISBN 1-897210-69-8 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - 7th Town Ameliasburgh Township Past & Present
By Seventh Town Historical Society
Originally published by 7th Town Historical Society, Ameliasburgh, 1984
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999, 2010 (CD 2010)
This revised edition contains a facsimile reprint of every page of the original book plus new material. Of great value is a new and extensive index. The index is a windfall for family historians because it guides readers to over six thousand names linked to many thousands of valuable references.
ISBN 1-894378-30-X (Hardcover) More Information
BOOK or CD ROM - The Ketcheson Family. By The Ketcheson Family Book Committee. Though this is one family's history/genealogy, the direct and collateral family lines are dominated by Loyalists and their descendants. The Ketcheson Family history is a genealogical study of twelve generations of the descendants of William and Sally Ayr Ketcheson. Thier son William Ketcheson, born in Yorkshire, England, was destined to become the progenitor of the widespread family largely responsible for a considerable share of the development of what later became the province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada.
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BOOK - The Book of Names, Especially Relating to the Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley. By: Lou D. MacWethy. Palatines migrated across the continent with primary migration trails including to Canada and to the American west after the American Revolution. This long respected work was the earliest to to provide a published list of more than 20,000 names and genealogical information about the early Palatines of New York State, the original settlers of the Mohawk Valley.
ISBN 1-897210-73-6 (Hardcover) More information
BOOK - The Queen's Rangers
By George H. Locke and Margaret Ray. The author discusses the history of the Queen's Rangers from the American Revolution until the mid-ninteenth century. A reprint of a paper presented by George H. Locke at the June, 1923 meeting of the Ontario Historical Society at Kingston. Includes several biographies plus an appendix item containing a list of members of the Queen's Rangers who were present at the Surrender of Yorktown in 1781.
ISBN 1-897210-77-9 More information
BOOK - The Hessians And The Other German Auxiliaries Of Great Britain In The Revolutionary War.
By Edward J. Lowell (This historical reprint by Global Heritage Press)
The history of the German auxiliaries, who fought for Great Britain in the Revolutionary War, has not received from American writers the amount of attention which its importance would seem to deserve. Much of the original source material used by the author in 1884 was lost due to bombing during the Second World War. This circumstance heightens the the importance of this early work.
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BOOK - Sketches Illustrating The Early Settlement and History of Glengarry in Canada
By J. A. MacDonell.
J. A. MacDonell recognized that much had been written on the subject of United Empire Loyalist settlement in Ontario, the War of 1812-14, and the Rebellion of 1837-8, but expressed concern that there was little mention made of the part that the Highlanders of Glengarry played in those conflicts. He corrects that oversight within the 29 chapters that comprise this formitable text. This book is an fine source of information for those interested in early settlement of the Highlanders in Glengarry and surrounding counties, and the role that they played in the American Revolution, United Empire Loyalist migration and settlement, War of 1812, and the Rebellion of 1837-38.
ISBN 1-894378-80-6 (Hardcover) More information
USED & ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: Quebec, Lower Canada, New France:
By Marianna O'Gallagher
Carraig Books, Quebec, Canada, 1984. 6-3/4 x 9-3/4. 185 pages. Paperback, Perfect Bound, tight spine, some yellow highlighting on a few pages, showing some shelving wear. In good condition. ISBN 0969080530. Click for image
USED BOOK - Quebec, a Tale of Love.
By Laurier LaPierre
Viking (Penguin Group), Toronto, Canada, 2001. 7 x 10. 410 pages. Hardcover, blue with gilt stamping on spine, with dust jacket. Slight shelving wear. Both hardcover book and dust jacket in very good condition. ISBN 0670878642.
USED BOOK - Wood Mountain Uplands, From the Big Muddy to the Frenchman River.
By Thelma Poirier, editor
Wood Mountain Historical Society, Saskatchewan 2000. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. 163 pages. Paperback, Perfect Bound. Slight shelving wear. ISBN 0968693504. Click for image
USED BOOK - Joseph Francis Brautigam's Diary Winter at Grosse Ile 1906-1907.
By Rose Masson Dompierre
Livres Carraig Books, Quebec, Canada, 2002. 5-1/4 x 8-3/8. 52 pages. Paperback, stapled, sturdy cover. New condition, never been read. ISBN 0969858132. Click for image
USED BOOK - The French-Canadian Outlook.
By Mason Wade
McLelland and Stewart Limited, 1964. 4-3/8 x 7-1/4. 94 pages. Paperback, Carleton Library number 14. Yellowed and small stain on back cover, fair condition. ISBN None. Click for image
USED BOOK - With Wolfe in Canada
By G.A. Henty
Blackie & Son (Canada) Limited, Circa 1960. 5 x 7. 193 pages. Light green, hardcover, no dust jacket. In very good condition. Printed in Great Britain by Blackie & Son, Ltd., Glasgow. ISBN None. Click for image
USED BOOK - History of The Presbyterian College, Montreal 1865-1986
By H.Keith Markell, B.A., B.D., Ph.D.
The Presbyterian College, Montreal, 1987 5 3/8 x 8 1/4. 128 pages. Paperback. In very good condition. Showing some shelf ware. ISBN 0-9692927-0-8 Click for image
USED BOOK - Historical Papers 1972/Communications Historiques 1972
By Jay Atherson, editor.
Historical Papers 1972/Communications Historiques 1972. 6 1/8 x 9. 373 pages. Paperback, perfect bound, thigh binding. In very good condition, bilibgual. Showing some shelf ware. ISBN none Click for image
USED BOOK - Loyal Service, Perspectives on French Canadian Military Leaders.
Edited by Colonel Bernd Horn and Dr. Roch Legault.
Published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, On. 2007. 5.85 x 8.85. 336 pages. Black and White photos and illustrations. Notes and Index. , ISBN 978-1-55002-693-1. Card stock soft cover, perfect bound. Book is in like new condition with some shelfwear on bottom and spine. Click for image
USED BOOK - Montreal/Laurentians, 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 - Montreal/Laurentians, Backroad Mapbook.
Produced by Back Road Map Books, B.C.
8.50 x 11.0 All books approx. 120 pages each. Card stock cover perfect-bound. 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 - Index to the 1881 Census of Quebec, Shefford County
compiled by R. Neil Broadhurst, 1992; Alphabetical index incl. sex, age, birthplace, religion, origin and occupation with cross reference to the microfilm copies of the original census returns; 116 pages, Softcover, Cerlox bound
Only 1 in stock
USED BOOK - Cote St. Charles, Quebec Church Register 1855-1874 (Weslyan Methodist)
published by S.E.L. Enterprises, Thornhill, ON.,compiled by Shirley E. Lancaster,1995; Alphabetical index; 30 pages, Thermal bound
Only 6 in stock
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