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Canadian Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Article updated: 24 Febuary 2008
By: Fawne Stratford-Devai   Biography & Archived Articles




NOVA SCOTIA

Systematic registration of births, marriages and deaths by the government did not begin until August 1, 1864 when the Registration Act added registration of vital events to the responsibilities of the Board of Statistics. However, the Legislature began the regulation of marriages as early as 1758 and allowed marriage licences to be issued to those couples who did not choose to have their impending marriage announced by the public reading of banns.

After Confederation, the federal government's Department of Agriculture became responsible for compiling information about births, marriages and deaths. Unfortunately the federal government stopped collecting vital statistics for the province on July 1st, 1877. The provincial government did continue to register marriages. It was not until October 1908 that the provincial government resumed the central co-ordinated registration of births and deaths. For information about records before 1908 contact the Nova Scotia Archives at:

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
6016 University Avenue
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, B3H 1W4
Telephone: (902) 424-6060
Fax: (902) 424-0628
Email: nsarm@gov.ns.ca
Website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/
Genealogical Research link: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/gene/

Online indexes and information can be found at the Archives website for a growing number of historic collections and research guides:
  • Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Case Files: This collection is part of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Halifax County records. You can search for names and dates of divorce cases heard between 1759 and 1963. In the two centuries following Nova Scotia's first recorded divorce in 1759 nearly 7000 divorce cases were heard by this court. http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/gene/divorce.htm
  • Marriage License Files: These records are part of the Nova Scotia Deputy Registrar-General records. Researchers can search for marriages registered in Cumberland County from 1864-1913 and Colchester County from 1864-1914. http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/gene/licenses.htm
  • Marriage Bonds: This online index is part of the Nova Scotia Deputy Registrar-General records. Researchers can search for marriage bonds submitted in application for licenses between 1763-1864, 1870-1871. As of August 2001, the index for the years 1763-1840 is available online with the remaining years to be added as the project progresses. http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/gene/bonds.htm
  • Medical Examiner for the City of Halifax and Town of Dartmouth: Researchers can now search the online index for individuals whose deaths were reported on by the Medical Examiner between 1895 and 1967. http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/gene/medical.htm
  • The Anglican Parish Database: This online database includes the descriptions of Anglican Church parish records held by the Archives. Most of the descriptions are for records available on microfilm only. The microfilm was created under an agreement with the Diocese of Nova Scotia. The Archives filmed parish records for research purposes as a courtesy service - not all parishes participated. The majority of the records on film are registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, although some parishes made other records available for filming. Important: The database is NOT a surname or genealogical index, and it does not include the actual records themselves. As noted, it does not include all Anglican parishes within the province. The database will enable researchers to identify what records are held by the Archives so they can plan a research strategy and note the proper retrieval codes in preparation for an on-site visit. http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/gene/anglican/
  • Looking for your family in Nova Scotia? - take a moment and visit the Archives online information for genealogical researchers at: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/gene/looking.htm
  • Electronic Guide: The Nova Scotia Archives has created an online guide to its archival holdings known as BosaNova. The database includes both archival records of the Government of Nova Scotia and records of provincial significance created in the private sector. The database does not make the actual documents available in electronic format, but instead provides descriptions of (i.e. information about) these holdings. These growing online descriptions will enable researchers to identify potential research materials and design appropriate research strategies. http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/database/
  • NovArchives - A Guide to the Archival Records of the Government of Nova Scotia is now online in Portable Document Format (pdf) at: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/ahm/novarchives.htm
MODERN RECORDS
The Vital Statistics Division of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations is responsible for registration of vital events. The department is responsible for the registration of all births, deaths, and marriages and issuance of certificates. Staff also record the registration of adoptions, including the updating of birth records to reflect adoption information when born in Nova Scotia and forwarding of adoption orders to other provinces and countries for individuals born outside Nova Scotia. Information documenting the process of change of name applications, maintenance of the Change of Name Register, and issuance of certificates. Records the registration of religions and clergy to perform marriages under the Solemnization of Marriage Act. Records information documenting the provision of statistical data to various government departments and outside agencies on a regular basis, assisting in various research projects through hospitals and universities on an ad hoc basis, and research services provided for genealogical research. Official Certificates are issued from information contained on the various registrations. For records of births and deaths from 1 October 1908, and of marriages from 1907-1918 (depending on the county) contact:

By Mail:
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 157
Halifax, NS
B3J 2M9

In Person:
1690 Hollis St.
Ground Floor Joseph Howe Building
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (Atlantic Standard Time)

Telephone: (902) 424-4381 Fax: (902) 424-0678
Toll Free (within Nova Scotia) 1-877-848-2578
Email: Vstat@gov.ns.ca
Website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/vstat/

Forms for ordering each type of certificate are available from the Vital Statistics Office by mail, telephone or in person. You may apply on-line or download an application form to request a certificate from the Forms and Applications page at: http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/forms/vstat.stm . The Forms and Applications page also contains a separate link for a genealogy application in Portable Document Format (pdf).

To learn the different information contained on the long form versus the short form for each of the different certificates take a moment and visit the department's web pages for: The Vital Statistics Division now offers an Online Express Service for ordering birth, marriage or death certificates. The main Vital Statistics department website will link you to a secure online server for ordering certificates.

Did you know? As of June 4, 2001, under amendments to the Vital Statistics Act, common law and same sex couples can register their domestic partnership with Vital Statistics. Once a domestic partnership is registered, the partners will have many of the same benefits and obligations as a married couple, such as pension benefits and the division of assets at separation or death.

ADDITIONAL LINKS & SOURCES
For additional information about vital records and other family history topics and Nova Scotia resources take a moment and visit the following links:

Nova Scotia Genweb project: www.rootsweb.com/~canns/

Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association: http://nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/index.html

Chebucto Community Net: Heritage & Multicultural Links: http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Heritage/heritage2.shtml

Atlantoile - Francophone resources in Atlantic Canada: http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Heritage/Atlantoile/index.html.fr

A Directory of Nova Scotia Museums, Archives, Public Galleries, and Historical, Heritage, and Naturalist Organizations : http://museum.gov.ns.ca/musdir/index.htm

Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia: http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/GANS/index.html This important website includes a number of online indexes and many valuable links. Take a moment and explore the many online resources including:

More Nova Scotia Resources - from Global Genealogy


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
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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
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BOOK - History of King's County, Nova Scotia, Heart of the Acadian Land
By Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton
Originally published by The Salem Press Company, Salem, 1910
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (CD 2010)

From the time of the first settlement of Europeans in King's County until 1910, author Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, tells the story of Acadian inhabitants in the late 17th century, their expulsion in 1755, and subsequent settlement by New England Planter families, and the further settlement and development of Kings County. Includes chapters detailing the beginnings and growth of each municipality and lists original grantees. Further chapters cover education, militia, transportation, government and churches. More than four hundred pages are devoted to biographical sketches and genealogies.
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BOOK - A Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia
By Isaiah W. Wilson
Originally published by Holloway Bros., Halifax, 1900
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2006 (CD 2010)

Beginning in 1867, author Isaiah Wilson travelled throughout western Nova Scotia selling an almanac. While on his rounds he collected detailed histories of the communities and families on his route. This 1900 book focuses on his research in the County of Digby. This book is an essential resource for those who have an interest in the early history of the County.
ISBN 1-897210-91-4 (Hardcover)     More information
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BOOK - History of Inverness County, Nova Scotia
By: J.L. MacDougall
Originally published in Truro, 1922
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005

ISBN 1-897210-71-X (Hardcover)
History of Inverness County is a highly acclaimed local history book loaded with information that is loaded with information about the families and settlements in Inverness County. Originally published in 1922, this book was written to "perpetuate the names and memories of the brave and intrepid men and women to whom we are indebted for the opening up and reclaiming from the bondage of the wilderness of this favored region of fine and free country".
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BOOK - A History of the County of Pictou, Nova Scotia
By Rev. George Patterson, D.D.
Originally published by The Pictou Advocate, Pictou, 1877
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005 (CD 2011)

This book is a wonderful old history of Pictou County that includes lists of early settlers, sorted in a variety of ways. By ship; by area that they came from; by area where they settled; by military regiment; by land grant acreage; etc...
ISBN 1-894210-66-3 (Hardcover)    More information
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BOOK - Pictonians At Home And Abroad
By Rev. J.P. MacPhie, M.A.
Originally published by Pinkham Press, Boston, 1914
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000

Full title: Pictonians at Home and Abroad, Sketches of Professional Men and Women of Pictou County - Its History and Institutions. The book is a detailed history of the county , with an emphasis on the accomplishments of the descendants of early Pictou settlers.
ISBN 1-894378-36-9 (Hardcover)    More information
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BOOK - Tide & Timber, Hanstport, Nova Scotia 1795 - 1995
By Allen B. Robertson
Originally published by Lancetot Press, Nova Scotia, 1996
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2001, 2006

The author balanced the pride of hometown with the eye of the historian in Tide & Timber. The reader is presented with a broad outline of 200 years of continuous settlement threaded around the core themes of community dynamics and the influence of the land on the people who live at the confluence of the Avon and Halfway Rivers. The book provides the reader with suggestive sources of additional information about Hantsport's history in endnotes and appendices.
ISBN 1-894378-48-2 (Hardcover)   More information
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BOOK - A History of the County of Yarmouth Nova Scotia (1876)
By J. R. Campbell
Originally published by J.A. McMillan, St. John, 1876
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)

This book is a high quality reprint of a rare volume that was originally published in 1876. An excellent history of Yarmouth county including biographical information and listings of early families. See "more Information" for a detailed description of the contents of A History of the County of Yarmouth Nova Scotia.
ISBN 1894571797 (Hardcover)    More information
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BOOK - Annals of Yarmouth and Barrington, Nova Scotia In the Revolutionary War
By Edmund Duval Poole (1899)
Originally published by Yarmouth Herald, 1899
This edition published by GlobalHeritage press, Milton, 2003

This book is a result of Poole's discovery of a 'voluminous mass of manuscripts' in the Archives of Massachusetts in 1888-89. This book is a compilation of a large part of those records. The included records chiefly consist of settlers' letters, petitions, depositions, court records, and more. The sentiments of the writers and thier affairs during the Revolutionsy War are quite explicitly described. A treasure-trove of information for those researching the early families of Yarmouth and Barrington and/or Revolutionary War/Loyalists. Includes a comprehensive name and subject index.
ISBN 1-894571-81-9 (Hardcover)    More information
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BOOK - A History of Barrington Township and Vicinity Shelburne County, Nova Scotia 1604 - 1870 with a Biographical and Genealogical Appendix
By Edwin Crowell
New Index by Richard Nickerson [2006]
Originally published by Edwin Crowell, Yarmouth, 1923
This edition (with new index) published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006

This fine local history is brimming with references to specific individuals and their genealogies. More than 800 essential pages for everyone researching their Barrington Township roots, including a new 176 page index including Personal Names; Place Names; Vessels; Subjects; Literary Allusions; New Index to Sources.
ISBN: 1-897210-89-2 (Hardcover)   More information
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BOOK - A History of the County of Antigonish, Nova Scotia [pre-1929]
by Rev. D J. Rankin.
Originally published by The MacMillan Company, 1929
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005 (CD 2009)

The first portion of the book contains a history of the county of Antigonish before 1929, including information about settlement and those Acadians, English, French, Irish, Scottish, and United Empire Loyalists who first called Antigonish their home. The bulk of the book contains genealogical information about the early families of this important Nova Scotia county. Family history sketches are arranged alphabetically by surname.
ISBN 1-894378-87-3 (Hardcover)     More information
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BOOK - The 1752 Census of Isle Royal (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)
By Sieur De La Roque
Originally published by Canadian Archives, Ottawa, 1906
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 [CD 2012]

This book is a reprint of a 1906 Canadian Archives transcription of the original inspection and census of Isle Royale in 1752 by Sieur De La Roque. In addition to including a listing of the people, this report includes much personal about the settlers/residents of Cape Breton in 1752, plus detailed descriptions of the topography and condition of places thoughout the island. If you are researching early families or history in Cape Breton, this resource is priceless!
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BOOK - Cape Breton Canada at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
By C. W. Vernon
Originally published by Nation Publishing, Toronto, 1903
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006

Cape Breton Canada at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century is a history of Cape Breton Island from before European "discovery" of the island, to settlement and development of Cape Breton up to 1902. The book is generously complimented with historical photo illustrations of people and places on the island.
ISBN 1-897210-87-6 (Hardcover)     More information
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BOOK - Old Sydney, Sketches of the Town and Its People in Days Gone
By J.G. MacKinnon
Originally published by Don McKinnon, Cape Breton, 1918
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)

The historical portions were gleaned from books, newspapers, letters and public documents, the traditions were 'gathered here and there as opportunity offered'.
ISBN 1-894571-80-0 (Hardcover)     More information
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BOOK - Historical and Genealogical Record of the First Settlers of Colchester County, Nova Scotia
By Thomas Miller
Originally published by A. and W. MacKinlay, Halifax, 1873
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)

Contains a general history of Colchester County, as it was recorded in 1873, however the bulk of the book is a wonderful collection of genealogical information for many of the early families (pre-1873)
ISBN 1-894378-79-2     More information
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BOOK - The History Of Queens County, Nova Scotia [1873]
By James F. More
Originally published by Nova Scotia Printing Company, 1873
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2009)

A detailed local history of the early settlement of Queens County, Nova Scotia before 1873. This volume also includes an extensive list of biographical sketches (all of Chapter 17) and names and details of many who settled in the county. Biographical sketches include families of: Cobb, Freeman, Knowles, Nickerson, Snow, Mack, Fraser, Morine, Collins, Tupper, Doggett, Darrow, Cheever, Perkins, Barss, Dick, Gorham, Newton, Johnstone, Payzant, Forbes, Dixon, Neal, Godfrey, Dolliver, Smith, Knaut and DeWolf.
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BOOK - History of The County of Lunenburg
By M. B. DesBrisay. Modern index by Gail Facini Edwards
Originally published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1895
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2003 (CD 2010)

History of The County of Lunenburg provides a detailed history of the settlement and development of Lunenburg County from the time of European settlement up to 1895. Most important to family history researchers is the biographical and genealogical information of many of the individuals and families who settled and lived in this important Nova Scotia county.
ISBN 1-894378-76-8 (Hardcover)   More information
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BOOK - A Short History of Annapolis Royal: - The Port Royal of the French, from Its Settlement in 1604 to the Withdrawal of the British Troops in 1854
By W. M. MacVicar
Originally pubished by Copp, Clarke Company in 1897
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008

Annapolis Royal (Port Royal) in Nova Scotia is the site of the first European settlement in Canada. It was settled three years before Quebec City in Quebec and two years before Virginia in the United States. A Short History of Annapolis Royal has been long regarded as an important reference for those researching the history and families of Annapolis Royal.
ISBN 978-1-897446-40-9 (Hardcover)    More information
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BOOK - History of the County of Annapolis- Including Old Port Royal and Acadia
By W.A. Calnek
Originally published by William Briggs, 1897
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 1999 (CD 2010)

Author W.A. Calnek gathered information for this book for a least two decades, drawing heavily on government records and diaries. Chapters cover French exploration and settlement, English occupation, expulsion of the Acadians, Loyalist settlements, township inhabitants, local government, churches and buildings. ISBN 1-894378-04-0-9 (Hardcover)   More information
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BOOK - Supplement to the History of the County of Annapolis
By A. W. Savary
Originally published by William Briggs, 1913
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2001 (CD 2010)

This historical reprint is a supplementary volume to the History of the County of Annapolis. A. W. Savary published this valuable reference work in 1913 to address numerous errors in the genealogies and biographical memoirs in the original volume by W.A. Calnek. ISBN 1-894378-35-0 (Hardcover)   
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BOOK - The Chignecto Isthmus And Its First Settlers.
By Howard Trueman
New index compiled by Ann Ward, 2011
Originally published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1902
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011

Originally written by Howard Trueman and published in 1902, this edition is an historical reprint by Global Heritage Press. The author explores the part played by the Yorkshiremen and their descendants in the local history of the Chignecto Ithsmus. The Isthmus of Chignecto is an area bordering the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia which connects the mainland portion of Nova Scotia with North America.
ISBN 978-1-897210-78-9 (Hardcover Edition)    More information
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CD ROM - Maps Associated With Lunenburg County Family History (Nova Scotia)
By J. Chistopher Young (author-published)
Originally published and sold-out as a printed book, this invaluable resource is available on CD ROM or as a pdf download. The book is of great value to everyone with an interest in the early settlement of Lunenburg. Land Lots in question include those in Lunenburg Town, the garden lots to the east of Lunenburg, the 30 acre Farm Lots, and the 300 acre Forest Lots. The volume is prefaced with maps of Europe showing, where known, the location of home "towns" of Lunenburg ancestors and concludes with maps that show the location of over 200 known cemeteries distributed across Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The pdf format book is searchable, and is designed for use on PC and Mac.
ISBN 0-9730393-1-0 (book)    More Information.
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CD ROM - Register of The Foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia (ca. 1749-1770)
Written by Winthrop P. Bell, Ph.D. Compiled by J. Christopher Young, Ph.D. (author-published)
Originally published and sold-out as a printed set of books, this invaluable resource is available on CD ROM. From nearly 40 different sets of surving civil and church resords covering the period ca. 1749-1770, Dr. Bell extracted all relevant details for each of some 800 different families and consolidated the data in register format. The fruits of Dr. Bell's work are published here in combination with other related information. The pdf format books are searchable, and are designed for use on PC and Mac.
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BOOK - Montbeliard Immigration to Nova Scotia, 1749-1752   
By Terrence M. Punch
Published by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, 2014
Between 1789 and 1815 dozens of sovereignties in Europe were extinguished. Small states of the Holy Roma n Empire were incorporated within larger ones whose dukes were sometimes elevated to kings, as in Bavaria and Wurttemberg. Montbeliard, the one French-speaking Lutheran state in Europe, was swallowed up by France in 1793. During the eighteenth century schemes were put in motion by the British government to attract reliable settlers to their North American possessions. In these pages we follow these people from before they immigrated to North America to their establishment on this side of the Atlantic a generation or two afterwards. Here you will find a bigamy, a murder, and a liaison with a spy during the American War of Independence tucked away among the hundreds of people who led quiet lives and did not attract attention. ISBN 978-0-8063-1987-2    More Information
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BOOK - The Hessians of Nova Scotia
By Johannes Helmut Merz
Published by 7th Town Historical Society, 2005
The Hessians were an auxiliary regiment from Germany, engaged by Britain to fight on the British side during the American Revolutionary War. This book includes the personal data files of 235 Hessian soldiers who settled in Nova Scotia after the American Revolution, plus much useful information for those researching Hessian soldiers. ISBN 0-9735462-6-3    More information

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BOOK - Black Loyalists, Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia's First Black Communities
Edited by Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Published by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax 2013
Black Loyalists is an attempt to present hard data about the lives of Nova Scotia Black Loyalists before they escaped slavery in early South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and after they settled in Nova Scotia—to bring back into our awareness the context for some very brave and enterprising men and women who survived the chaos of the American Revolution, people who found a way to pass through the heart, ironically, of a War for Liberty, to liberty and human dignity.
ISBN 9781771080163 (Hardcover)    
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BOOK - The Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759 - 1830
Edited by T. Stephen Henderson and Wendy G. Robicheau
Pubished by Acadiensis Press, Fredericton, 5th printing 2010
The early Maritime Provinces were at the centre of a struggle for supremacy in the Atlantic World - "ground zero in the battle for North America," writes Jerry Bannister of Dalhousie University. "This is the latest in our classic series of Planter Studies on the social, economic and cultural history of the region, reflecting the influence of the new "Atlantic World" scholarship and exploring the community structures, economies, loyalties and religions of Planter Nova Scotia".
ISBN 978-0-919107-22-9 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - Planter Links: Community and Culture in Colonial Nova Scotia
Editors: Margaret Conrad and Barry Moody
Pubished by Acadiensis Press, Fredericton, 2001
They came into early Nova Scotia from many backgrounds, carrying the village culture, missionary ideals, political dreams, economic ambitions and ordinary hopes of the eighteenth century. Preachers and privateers, teachers and soldiers, merchants and farmers, these men and women founded communities and planted seeds that have made a distinctive contribution to local and regional identities in the Maritime Provinces. The fourth in a series of publications on the New England Planters in Maritime Canada produced by the Planter Studies Centre at Acadia University. ISBN 978-0-919107-46-5 (Softcover)    
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BOOK - History of Port Royal/Annapolis Royal, 1605-1800 [Nova Scotia]
By Brenda Dunn
Published by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2009
Today, Port Royal/Annapolis Royal is a quiet community of approximately 600 people, but the town of Annapolis Royal was once the centre of early European settlement. It was the capital first of Acadia, then of Nova Scotia, and an imperial battleground in the struggle for control of North America. Backed by the Historical Association of Annapolis Roya, Brenda Dunn, former historian at the Fort Anne National Historic Site, has documented the long, dynamic, and unparalelled history of this fascinating place called Annapolis Royal..
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BOOK - Necessaries and Sufficiencies, Planter Society in Londonderry, Onslow and Truro Townships 1761-1780 [Nova Scotia]
By Carol Campbell and James F. Smith
Pubished by Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, NS (June 2011)
2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the coming of New England and Irish Planters to Nova Scotia. "Necessaries and Sufficiencies," is a social political, cultural and material microhistory of 18th-century daily life in the district of Cobequid, now part of Colchester County, NS. Eight vignettes from a cross-section of immigrants detail migration and settlement and the evolution of New England and Irish cultural mores in this wilderness setting. Occupations of both men and women, family and religious life, educational and social institutions, health care, commercial links and more. A separate section chronicles Cobequid's reaction to the American Revolutionary War.
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BOOK - Honour Roll of the Nova Scotia Overseas Highland Brigade
By W. James MacDonald
The Nova Scotia Highland Brigade played a significant role in the victories of World War I, including the now-infamous Vimy Ridge (1917.) Historian James MacDonald has catalogued information about members of the Highland Brigade (85th, 185th, 193rd, 219th Battalions) killed or mortally wounded in action.
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BOOK - An Illustrated History of Nova Scotia
By Harry Bruce
Although Nova Scotia is Canada's second smallest province, it's history is undoubtedly the most complicated, and probably the most horrendous of all. It was to this provinces rocky soil and surrounding ocean that the two superpowers of the sixteenth century , France and England , transported their struggle for power and supremacy; it was here that an ancient and peaceful society the Mi'kmaq, were exploited, corrupted and hunted almost to extinction; it was here that the cohesive Acadians, France's first colonists in the new world, lost their desparate experiment with neutrality and were torn asunder. It was on this rocky soil that the privaleged loyalists in the American War for Independence struggled to re-establish themselves, where the German protestants, the Scots and Irish came to escape persecution and poverty, and where the underprivaleged blacks sought new freedom. In fact it was in Nova Scotia that the history of Canada was determined, where a parade of colorful characters - some good and some bad, kings and courtiers, governors and generals; fishermen, adventurers, priests and artisans - lived out their dramas that fashioned our way of life today.
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BOOK - This Unfriendly Soil
By Janice Potter-MacKinnon
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1995
Following the Revolution more than 20,000 Loyalists fled to Nova Scotia but the Loyalists were disappointed not only by their treatment at the hands of the British Government, but also by the apparent unwillingness of the government and people of Nova Scotia to recognize their sacrifice and encourage their advancement. This sense of opposition from the existing community made their experience different from that of Loyalists elsewhere and contributed to the intensity and longevity of Nova Scotia’s loyalist traditions. ISBN 0-7735-0719-1.    More information

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BOOK - Scotland Farewell: The People of the Hector
By Donald MacKay
This is the story of the Highland Scots who sailed to Pictou, Nova Scotia, 1773 on the Hector and who pioneered the large-scale emigration of Scots to Nova Scotia. They come for many reasons: the famine of the previous spring, the pressures of population growth, intolerable rent increases, trouble with the law, the hunger of landless men to own land of their own. But when the settlers arrived at Pictou after an appalling storm-tossed crossing in the hold of the old brig Hector, they found they had been deceived. The promised prime farming land turned out to be virgin forest. Only the kindness of the Micmac Indians and the handful of New Englanders already settled in the area enabled them to survive until they learned how to exploit the forests and clear land for farming. but survive they did, and their prosperity encouraged shiploads of emigrants, including fellow clansmen, to join them, making northeastern Nova Scotia a true New Scotland.
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BOOK - After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton
By Lucille H. Campey
This is the first fully documented and detailed account, produced in recent times, of one of the greatest early migrations of Scots to North America. The arrival of the Hector in 1773, with nearly 200 Scottish passengers, sparked a huge influx of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Thousands of Scots, mainly from the Highlands and Islands, streamed into the province during the late 1700s and the first half of the nineteenth century. Lucille Campey traces the process of emigration and explains why Scots chose their different settlement locations in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Much detailed information has been distilled to provide new insights on how, why and when the province came to acquire its distinctive Scottish communities. Challenging the widely held assumption that this was primarily a flight from poverty, After the Hector reveals how Scots were being influenced by positive factors, such as the opportunity for greater freedoms and better livelihoods.
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BOOK - Yarmouth Nova Scotia, Genealogies, Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald
By George S. Brown
Published by Genealogical Publishiing Co., Baltimore
Published between 1896 and 1910, George Brown's columns in the Yarmouth Herald focused almost exclusively on New England families who migrated to Nova Scotia around the time of the Revolutionary War, many of them descended from Mayflower colonists. In article after article Brown traced these families from their earliest known origins in the old world down to the end of the nineteenth century, his combined output amounting to an encyclopedia of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia families. Brown's work has been badly neglected, owing to the scarcity of the Yarmouth Herald. To rectify this situation and place this invaluable body of source materials at the disposal of the researcher, Martha and Bill Reamy put together as complete a collection of columns as possible, reset the type, and indexed the entire collection. The 186 articles name as many as 60,000 individuals. With an Introduction by the noted Nova Scotia authority Col. Leonard H. Smith Jr., and with additional articles containing selected Yarmouth source records, this is clearly the pre-eminent work on Nova Scotia genealogy.
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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
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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
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BOOKS - Notices of Births, Marriages, Conversions, Deaths & Obituaries From Methodist Newspapers 1830-1900 [Canada]
Compiled by Donald A. McKenzie
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005-2013
This series of 12 volumes contains transcriptions of births, marriages, conversions, deaths, and obituaries as they were published in Methodist Newspapers between 1830 and 1900. You can buy individual volumes or save by buying the entire 12 volume set. The alphabetical format [alphabetical by surname] of these volumes will enable you to quickly find any of your ancestors whose vital events were reported in the Canadian Methodist newspapers from 1830 to 1900. Many of the entries are from Ontario and Quebec, however there are a significant number of entries from coast to coast across Canada, including Newfoundland. Of note is that some volumes also contain vital events records for people of faiths other than Methodist. Mr McKenzie's detailed and informative introduction to this work provides the reader with all the information necessary to understand and use the material.
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BOOK - Routes To Routes
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. 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

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

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

Sanderson's fine history of the early years of Methodism in Canada has served as an essential resource for more than a century. Being out of print for over one hundred years, this new edition has been pubished to provide access for today's researchers. This editon is a facsimile reprint of both of the original volumes, bound into a single book.ISBN 978-1-897446-34-8 (Hardcover)     More Information
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BOOK - Getting From Here To There, Identifying the Origins of Immigrants to Canada Revised and Expanded Edition
By: Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2005
One of the more difficult things to do in a family history research project is to identify where your original immigrant ancestor came from. Sometimes we know the country they came from, but not the specific place within that country. In order to find records in the "old-country" it is very helpful to know which town, parish, county etc that the person came from. This book identifies a long list of potential sources in Canada, where you may find that critical piece of information. ISBN 1-897210-80-9     More Information
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BOOK - 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
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BOOK - Lovell's 1873 Gazetteer of British North America
By John Lovell and Son, Montreal, 1873
Originally published by John Lovell and Son, Montreal, 1873
This facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1998 (CD 2010)

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

This thoughtfully written book provides the reader with the gripping history of Indian attacks in Maine; New Hampshire; and Massachusetts. Events leading up to the attacks and the attacks themselves are described in considerable detail with an emphasis on how those engagements affected specific people, especially those who were captured and removed to Canada. ISBN 1-897210-98-1 (Hardcover)    More Information
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BOOK - The Canadian Almanac of 1862
Originally published by W. C. Chewett & Co. 1862.
Many family historians value a carefully compiled almanac. Almanac's assist genealogists, historians, social historians and geographers locate information and records that affected the inhabitants of the area being researched. ISBN 1-897210-98-1     More Information

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BOOK - 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.
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Canadian military titles - General:


American Revolution / United Empire Loyalists:
    In response to protests in Boston over the British Parliament's attempts to maintain authority over its North American colonies, the British mobilized its army to put down the rebellion. Consequently the rebels formed militias of like-minded individuals to face the British military and to 'discourage' those colonial citizens who wished to remain loyal to the crown. Fighting broke out in 1775, offically ending in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Surviving Loyalists needed to find refuge outside of the United States. The movement of United Empire Loyalists to Canada was a critical event in the settlement of what later became Canada. Loyalists settled throughout the present-day Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. Their descendants migrated throughout Canada and beyond.
BOOK - United Empire Loyalists, A Guide to Tracing Loyalist Ancestors in Upper Canada ....Winner of the National Genealogical Society Book Award!
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
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BOOK - Loyalist Refugees, Non-Military Refugees in Quebec 1776-1784
By Gavin K. Watt
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2014
Soldiers did not come alone. In the past, wives, mothers, fathers, grandparents, sisters, brothers and children of the fighting men have been given secondary treatment. In Loyalist Refugees, they are the subjects of a study describing the systematic persecution that forced so many to seek refuge in Quebec. How these unfortunate people were housed, fed, clothed and employed is examined, as is their desperate unhappiness and discontent. This book identifies and lists details for more than 2,000 non-military loyalist refugees who sheltered in lower Quebec during the American Revolution—pointing researchers to crucial primary and secondary sources in Canada, the USA, and the UK. Many if not most of these refugees migrated to places across British North America and beyond, after their period of sanctuary in Quebec. ISBN 978-1-926797-96-0 (Coil bound)    More information
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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 [2006] 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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BOOK - Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia.
Compiled by Marion Gilroy under the direction of D. C. Harvey, Archivist
Originally published 1937 (This historical reprint by Global Heritage Press)
The list of United Empire Loyalists who appear in this book, was compiled from the land papers in the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and checked with the land papers in the Department of Lands and Forests of the province. The general purpose of this publication was to collect in as compact a form as possible all the information that has survived on Loyalist settlements in Nova Scotia and to make this accessible to the descendants who are interested. ISBN 1-897210-95-7 (Hardcover)   More information
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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
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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
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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
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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. ISBN 1-894378-62-8 (Hardcover)    More information
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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
Originally published by The Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, N.Y., 1933
This edition published by Global Heritage Press Inc, Milton, 2005

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
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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
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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. ISBN 1-894378-83-0 (Hardcover)    More information
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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
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