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BOOK - The Essex Hundred: Histories [United Kingdom]
By Andrew Summers (Author), John Debenham (Author), Elizabeth Summers (Illustrator)
Published by Summersbook, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 2008 (updated 2013)
The Essex Hundred: Histories has been updated for 2013. The historical notes that appeared in the Essex Hundred generated such an interest that the authors decided to sit down and write up the notes into full chapters. The result; an attractive book detailing Essex history in an informative and entertaining manner. From the Romans sacking of Colchester to Fords modern day wind turbines each chapters reflect the diversity of the county as well as showing the role the county has played in the nation's development. Two thousands years of Essex History. One hundred chapters.
ISBN 978-0955229-51-0 More Information
BOOK - Early Yorkshire Families [United Kingdom]
Editors: Charles Clay, Diana E. Greenway
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1973 (2013)
First published in 1973, this collection of notes and documents relating to approximately 100 Yorkshire families who held land of the Crown in Yorkshire in the middle ages was compiled by the antiquary Sir Charles Travis Clay (1885–1978). Deeply interested in the history of his home county, he was held in high esteem for his editing of medieval charters, and the ten volumes of Early Yorkshire Charters that he edited between 1935 and 1965 (also reissued in this series as part of the complete thirteen-volume set) were regarded as a masterpiece. In Early Yorkshire Families, Clay's notes on each lineage establish its provenance, its genealogy, the origin of its land tenure (with further illustrative documents contained in the latter part of the work), and how land was held and transmitted. This work is an invaluable source of information for researchers interested in medieval Yorkshire or the feudal system generally.
ISBN 9781108058377 More Information
BOOK - A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse [United Kingdom]
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2013
For two centuries, the shadow of the workhouse hung over Britain. The recourse of only the most desperate, dark and terrible tales of malnutrition, misery, mistreatment and murder ran like wildfire through the poorer classes, who lived in terror of being forced inside the institution's towering walls. This book contains 365 incredible tales of fires, drownings, explosions and disasters, infamous scandals such as the Andover affair - where inmates were forced to eat the bones they were supposed to be crushing to ward off starvation - and sickening tales of abuse, assault, bodysnatching, poisonings, post mortems and murder. Accompanied by 70 rare and wonderful illustrations, this book will thrill, fascinate, sadden and unnerve in equal measure.
ISBN 978-0-7524-8739-7 More Information
BOOK - Voices from the Workhouse [United Kingdom]
By Peter Higginbotham
Published by The History Press Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2012
Voices from the Workhouse tells the real inside story of the workhouse - in the words of those who experienced the institution at first hand, either as inmates or through some other connection with the institution. Using a wide variety of sources - letters, poems, graffiti, autobiography, official reports, testimony at official inquiries, and oral history. Peter Higginbotham creates a vivid portrait of what really went on behind the doors of the workhouse - all the sights, sounds and smells of the place, and the effect it had on those whose lives it touched. Was the workhouse the cruel and inhospitable place as which it's often presented, or was there more to it than that? This book lets those who knew the place provide the answer.
ISBN 978-0-7524-8739-7 More Information
BOOK - The Kerry Chain, The Limerick Link [Renfrew County, Ontario]
By Carol Bennett McCauig
Published by Juniper Books, Renfrew, 2003
Between the years 1823 and 1875 a large number of families from Ireland's County Kerry and County Limerick, many of them inter-related, arrived in Renfrew County, Ontario. Many of them had first lived in the Ontario counties of Lanark and Carleton to the south, before making the move to join compatriots and relatives in the newly opened townships. These chain migrations involved both Catholics and Protestants. The Catholics took up land in a wide radius of Mount St Patrick, encouraged to settle by the pioneer priest there. The Protestants, many of whom were Palatines, chose new locations in the eastern part of the county. This book, which is the result of a giant jigsaw puzzle on the author's part, involving many years of research, brings together material which will be invaluable to the family researcher.This book will be of interest to both the family historian and those engaged in Irish immigration studies.
ISBN 0-919137-36-9 More Information
BOOK - St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Parish, Glen Robertson - Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1895-1925 (Glengarry County, Ontario)
By Duncan MacDonald
Originally published by MacDonald Research Centre, Brockville, 2004
This edition published by MacDonald Research, Milton, 2013. MacDonald Research is an imprint of GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.
The transcription of baptisms, marriages and burials that appear in this book were extracted from the original registers by Duncan (Darby) MacDonald. The St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Parish in Glen Robertson, Glengarry County, Ontario has two registers from which the entries are transcribed into this book
ISBN 978-1-926797-79-3 (Softcover); ISBN 1-894033-26-4 (Hardcover) More Information including Index
BOOK - The Jesuit Mission in Acadie and Norèmbegue: 1611-1613 [Atlantic Canada]
By Pierre Baird, S.J.
Edited by Lucien Campeau, S.J. Translated by George Topp, S.J. and William Lonc, S.J.
Published by William Lonc for the The Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies, Toronto, 2005 (reprint 2013)
This volume is faithful translation to English of the many documents by Fr. Pierre Biard, S.J. pertaining to the Jesuit mission activity in the Acadia and Norèmbegue territory from 1611 to 1613 that was originally published in French and Italian in 1616. The content of the letters breaths life into the history of Acadian settlements, revealing much about the Mission, daily life and attitudes of the time.
ISBN 978-0-9730161-9-1 More Information
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
Volume 12 is available now!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 - Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood, A Guide For Family Historians [England & Wales]
By Sue Wilkes
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2013
Every family historian has child ancestors, and childhood experiences and records are an essential aspect of research into a past life. That is why Sue Wilkes’s detailed and accessible handbook is such a useful guide for anyone who is trying to find out about the early years of their forbears. In Tracing Your Ancestors’ Childhood she explores the history of childhood and education and brings together information about relevant records and archives into one handy reference guide. She outlines ancestors’ childhood experiences at home, school, work and in institutions, especially during Victorian times.
ISBN 978-17815916-6-6 More Information
BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Using the Census, A Guide For Family Historians [UK & Ireland]
By Emma Jolly
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2013
This guide to the census is detailed, accessible and authoritative, and it is one of the most comprehensive on the market. It has been written with the family historian in mind, and it is packed with advice on how to explore and get the most from the census records. As well as describing the modern censuses, it provides information on the less-known censuses dating from before 1841, and it covers the records of all the constituent parts of the British Isles. It is an essential introduction and tool for anyone who is researching the life and times of an ancestor.
ISBN 978-1-7815906-1-4 More Information
BOOK - Bruce County's Black Pioneers
By Sylvia Hasbury
Published by Sylvia Hasbury, Kincardine, 2013
Bruce County's Black Pioneers is a concise account of black settlement in Bruce County, Ontario. It provides the reader with a valuable understanding of the events that encouraged individuals and families to take on the challenges that came with carving out a new life in the wilderness of the backwoods. The author documents what she discovered during her persoanl research into the black pioneers who settled there, beginning in the early mid-1800s. She includes a helpful list of her sources as well as a list of physical repositories and online resources where researchers can find more information about thier families and the social history of Bruce County. The book is filled with references to specific individuals and families including some white settlers with whom the black population interacted either socially or commercially. Bruce County's Black Pioneers is an essential read for everyone who has an interest in the early settlement of Bruce County regardless of racial origin.
ISBN 978-0-9920886-0-6 More Information
BOOKS - Ultimate Sacrifice, Those who made the Ultimate Sacrific in the Royal Canadian Navy, The Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve 1939-1947 - 4 Vol. Set
By Robert P. "Bob" D'Aoust
Published by the author, Waterloo, 2013
This series was researched and written as a tribute to all Canadians sailors who died serving their country from 1939 to 1947. The author organized his findings for the sailors who gave their lives during World War Two by individual sailor.
The records include naval service and personal information as well as photographs. Complete indexes help researchers quickly find records. The "More Information" link takes you to a detailed description that includes links to Tables of Contents and Indexes for all four volumes. More Information
BOOK - Legacy Family Tree - Unlocked! Techniques, Tips and Step-by-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy
By Geoff Rasmussen
Published by Geoff Rasmussen, Middleton, Idaho, 2013
Anyone can use Legacy Family Tree. It is simple enough for the beginner and powerful enough for the experienced. Without this book, you will probably discover some of the more powerful Legacy tools on your own...eventually...but why wait? In Legacy Family Tree - Unlocked! Techniques, Tips and Step-by-Steps for Using Legacy Family Tree to Record Your Genealogy you will learn how to better utilize some of Legacy’s best features by shadowing the research process of professional genealogist and Legacy Family Tree developer, Geoff Rasmussen: 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) More Information
BOOK - The Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759 - 1830
Edited by T. Stephen Henderson and Wendy G. Robicheau
Pubished by Acadiensis Press, Fredericton, 5th printing 2010
The early Maritime Provinces were at the centre of a struggle for supremacy in the Atlantic World - "ground zero in the battle for North America," writes Jerry Bannister of Dalhousie University. "This is the latest in our classic series of Planter Studies on the social, economic and cultural history of the region, reflecting the influence of the new "Atlantic World" scholarship and exploring the community structures, economies, loyalties and religions of Planter Nova Scotia".
ISBN 978-0-919107-22-9 (Softcover) More Information
BOOK - Planter Links: Community and Culture in Colonial Nova Scotia
Editors: Margaret Conrad and Barry Moody
Pubished by Acadiensis Press, Fredericton, 2001
They came into early Nova Scotia from many backgrounds, carrying the village culture, missionary ideals, political dreams, economic ambitions and ordinary hopes of the eighteenth century. Preachers and privateers, teachers and soldiers, merchants and farmers, these men and women founded communities and planted seeds that have made a distinctive contribution to local and regional identities in the Maritime Provinces. The fourth in a series of publications on the New England Planters in Maritime Canada produced by the Planter Studies Centre at Acadia University.
ISBN 978-0-919107-46-5 (Softcover) More Information
BOOK - Algonquians, Hurons and Iroquois: Champlain Explores America, 1603-1616
By authors: Samuel De Champlain, Samuel de Champlain Translated by: Annue Nettleton Bourne Edited by: Edward Gaylord Bourne
Published by Published by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2012
Algonquians, Hurons and Iroquois: Champlain Explores America, 1603-1616 is two important books reformated into one unabridged volume. As the first explorer to make a detailed examination of the coast of Nova Scotia and New England Samuel de Champlain prepared full and accurate accounts of his observations of North American Aboriginal peoples, interaction between New World inhabitants and European colonial powers, the the founding of New France. Champlain's meticulous and fascinating historical records of his seventeenth-century exporations continue to illuminate early life in North America, hundreds of years later.
ISBN 9781551099576 (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 - Prince Edward Island: An Illustrated History
By Douglas Baldwin
Published by Nimbus Publlishing, Halifax, 2009
In Prince Edward Island: An Illustrated History, Douglas Baldwin takes the reader on a journey through the incidents and events that have shaped the province and its inhabitants throughout their development, from the first Aboriginal presence over 11,000 years ago, to the arrival of European settlers in the early eighteenth century, to the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, to the opening of the Confederation Bridge in 1997. Along the way, he peppers the narrative with stories of the many people and places that have played a role in making PEI both a tightly knit rural community and an immensely popular tourist destination. Illustrated throughout with over one hundred historical photos and illustrations, this book is a must-read for anyone who has fallen in love with Canada's smallest province.
ISBN 9781551097138 (Softcover) More Information
BOOK - The Famine Ships, The Irish Exodus to America
By Edward Laxton
Published by Henry Holt,New York, 1998
Often through the words of the passengers themselves, this book documents the frequently tragic story of the mass of people forced to emigrate from Ireland during the potato famine of 1846-1851. The famine was the defining event in modern Irish history; more than a million people died of starvation and disease and another million left their homeland, traveling from all parts of Ireland to board ships bound for the United States and Canada. Sailing under conditions that were rarely monitored, many were denied the food and water promised with the price of their ticket; many succumbed to disease; and those who survived faced a bittersweet aftermath as unwelcome immigrants in America. The Famine Sbips tells a story of courage and determination that is an incredible chapter in North American immigrant history and a crucial moment in the Irish-American experience.
ISBN 978-0-8050-5844-4 (Softcover) 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 - 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
CD - The J. W. C. Fegan British Home Children Collection
By J. W. C. Fegan, W.Y. Fullerton, D.D., etal
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2013
The J. W. C. Fegan British Home Children Collection CD includes a digitized copy of the book J. W. C. Fegan, A Tribute by W. Y. Fullerton, plus digitized copies of ALL surviving Fegan Homes newsletters that were published between 1877 and 1920. More than 1650 searchable pages in total. The newsletters include much information about specific home children during their time in Fegan's care and after they became "old boys" as well as lots of pictures of individuals and groups. This collection is essential to everyone with an interest in the Fegan Homes in particular or the British Home Children movement in general. The narratives also shine a light on the human cost of the industrial revolution and J.W.C. Fegan's efforts to deal with its side effects. Similarly, this is a fine reference for those who seek insights into conditions and norms in rural and urban Canada that encouraged importation of indentured children during this time period.
ISBN 978-1-926797-76-2 (CD Edition) More Information
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