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BOOK - Ten Years of The Colony of Niagara 1780 - 1790 [Upper Canada / Ontario]
By Lieut-Colonel E. Cruikshank
Originally published by Niagara Historical Society, Welland, 1908
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2014
Ten Years of The Colony of Niagara 1780 - 1790 provides much information about the formative years of the colony at Niagara including lists of settler families, military settlers, and details about them and their families. This is faithful reprint of a book that was originally published by the Niagara Historical Society in 1908. Being in pdf format, the book can be read on computers or any device that can read a pdf file. The book is searchable. You can copy/paste content from the book, or print any page or all pages for personal use. ISBN 978-1-77240-000-7 More information
BOOK - Notes on the History of the District of Niagara 1791 - 1793 [Upper Canada / Ontario]
By Colonel E. A. Cruikshank
Originally published by Niagara Historical Society, Welland, 1914
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2014
Notes on the History of the District of Niagara 1791 - 1793 provides insight into the activities and people of the Niagara area using first hand accounts from correspondence, reports, diary entries, and various proceedings. Many early settlers are mentioned by name, as are conditions of roads, infrastructure, agriculture, and industry. The first hand accounts in particular give the reader a sense of the community and its European, Loyalist, 'Indian' (Mohawks, Cherokees, Tuskarous, and Missassagoes) and 'half-blood' inhabitants from a European point of view. Many settlers and first nations people are mentioned by name with details of homes, meals, pass-times and traditions. This book will be of great interest to those who are researching family history and/or the history of the settlement of the Niagara region. ISBN 978-1-77240-001-4 More information
BOOK - Polish Roots. Second Edition
By Rosemary A. Chorzempa
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2014
Since the publication of the original Polish Roots, there have been many advances in Polish genealogy research. The Internet has made the task of locating Polish ancestors much easier, as more information and images are made available online. In addition, there has been a marked rise in interest in genealogy in Poland, resulting in a great increase in the number of Polish genealogical societies available and the amount of helpful information disseminated. This second edition of Polish Roots addresses these exciting developments, with a new Introduction, four brand-new chapters, one completely rewritten chapter, several new maps and charts, and numerous updates scattered throughout the original text.
ISBN 9780806320045 More information
BOOK - Ignored but Not Forgotten, Canada's English Immigrants
By Lucille H. Campey
Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 2014 (Sept)
Ignored but Not Forgotten is a compelling and moving account of one of Canada’s foremost immigrant groups: the story of the great migration of English people to Canada that peaked during the early twentieth century. Based on wide-ranging documentary and statistical sources from both countries, it sets out the various events that propelled this immigration saga, which begins in the seventeenth century with the influx of English people to Atlantic Canada, moves on a century later to Ontario and Quebec, and continues into the late nineteenth century with the arrival of the English in the golden West. The great stream of English people who came to the Prairies and British Columbia in search of land and job opportunities represents one of the most iconic periods of Canada's pioneering history. Widely ignored in the past as an immigrant group, the English are now being given the attention they deserve. The author reveals their outstanding contribution to Canada’s settlement and subsequent development and challenges the assumption that English Canadians were a privileged elite. In fact, most came from humble backgrounds. This is essential reading for genealogists and general readers wishing to appreciate why the English immigrated to Canada and the enormity of their achievements.. ISBN 9781459703391 More information
BOOK - Female Occupations - Women's Employment 1850-1950
By Margaret Ward
Countryside Books, Newbury, Berkshire [UK], 2008
The entries in this book are based on an encyclopaedic approach, each full of interest and information, as they chart the steadily evolving status of women and the job opportunities open to them. Female Occupations is aimed especially at family historians, and contains over 300 entries. Each of these has some explanation of what the job entailed, the historical setting, and examples or stories of women who were involved with it. This is a carefully researched A-Z of women's employment, covering over 100 years of change.
ISBN 9781846740978 More information
BOOK - The Female Line, Researching your Female Ancestors [United Kingdom]
By Margaret Ward
Countryside Books, Newbury, Berkshire [UK], 2003 2005
Tracing your family tree can be immensely rewarding and many people begin by researching their male ancestors. After all, it was the men who were the breadwinners, who went off to war, and who led the interesting lives. Or was it? In this book, Margaret Ward shines a light on the often-forgotten female side of the family - what their marriages meant to them, how they coped in peace and war and how they were viewed by the law and by society. Her book is a mine of information and ideas for all those who are researching their family tree and for those who would just like to know more about the lives of their female ancestors.
ISBN 9781853068188 More information
GLOBAL Hinged Boxes - Buffered
GLOBAL boxes are the box of choice for individuals and institutions who seek a high quality, value for money solution for archival-grade storage. These are made from heavy 60pt archival board with heavy duty deeply pronged metal edge stay. Boxes have one-piece construction with a hinged lid and a double thick bottom. The boxes are acid-free and contain no lignin nor residual sulfur. They are treated with alkaline buffers to help neutralize the acidity of anything stored in them and resist atmospheric sulfur dioxide. Grey exterior with white interior.
BOOK - Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry, A Home Child Experience
By Patricia Skidmore
Published by Dundurn, Toronto, 2013
Marjorie Arnison was one of the thousands of children removed from their families, communities, and country and placed in a British colony or commonwealth to provide "white stock" and cheap labour. In Marjorie's case, she was sent to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School, just north of Victoria, British Columbia, in 1937. As a child, Patricia was angered that her mother wouldn't talk about the past. It took many years to discover why – it wasn't because she was keeping a dark secret, but because she had "lost" her childhood. For 10-year-old Marjorie, forgetting her past, her family, and England was the only survival tool she had at her disposal to enable her to face her frightening and uncertain future. This is Marjorie's account as told by her daughter. It is a story of fear, loss, courage, survival, and finding one's way home. ISBN 9781459703391 More information
BOOK - The Surnames Handbook, A Guide to Family Name Research in the 21st Century
By Debbie Kennett
Foreword by Derek Palgrave, the President of the Guild of One-Name Studies
Published by The History Press, Port Stroud [UK], 2012
This book is intended to be a practical guide to all the different aspects of surname research, but Debbie has also provided some background on surnames in general, drawing on the research from all the many different disciplines that are now involved in surname research, emphasising in particular the contribution that can be made by family historians. The book includes links to hundreds of relevant websites, an extensive bibliography, and numerous detailed appendices with information on all the essential resources for a surname study both online and offline. Every surname has its own story to tell, and a surname study is a natural complement to family history research. The study of surnames has been revolutionised in the last decade with the increasing availability of online resources, and it is now easier than ever before to explore the history, evolution, distribution and meaning of your family name. The Surnames Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to researching your surname using genealogical methods in conjunction with the latest advances in DNA testing and surname mapping. The book explores the key resources that are used to study a surname and is packed with links to relevant websites giving you everything you need to research your surname in one compact volume. . ISBN 9781459703391 More information
BOOK - Hairstyles 1840-1900
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2014
Using the clues explained in this book, you can learn a surprising amount about your ancestors by studying their portraits. How they wore their locks and their facial hair for the photographer, will tell you a lot about them. Read “the clues” to discover: When those pictures were taken, how old the subjects were at the time, and how wealthy they were. Your ancestors’ fashion sense—were these people trendy or conservative? Which nineteenth-century style mavens they admired. Which hairstyles, moustaches, and beards are still in vogue? This book is particularly useful to genealogists, social and personal historians, costume designers and hairstylists.
ISBN 97809848450714 More information
NOVEL - Belonging [British Home Children]
By Sandra Joyce
Published by Welldone Publishing, Toronto, 2014 (Sept 28)
We seldom include a novel in our catalog but have made an exception with this book because of it's careful attention to historic detail. Belonging, the sequel to The Street Arab is the continuation of the story of Robbie, the former British Home Child as he joins the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp and is sent overseas to fight in the Second World War, followed later by Annie who returns to England as a nurse. The story of their off-again on-again relationship is overshadowed by the intense fighting in Algeria and Italy and the bombing of London. The excitement, fear and battles of the War are recaptured by meticulous research and quick-paced action. The book finishes in Canada with Robbie as an old man with two generations of descendants to bear witness to his long journey from Scotland to Canada as a British Home Child and then proud Canadian veteran. Those with an interest in the 18th and early 19th century relocation of orphaned and poor British children to Canada will benefit from reading this book. ISBN 978-0-9737330-6-8 More information
NOVEL - The Scotch-Irish, A Social History [Scotland, Ireland, United States]
By James G. Leyburn
Originally published by the University of North Carolina Press, 1962
This edition published by University of North Carolina Press, 1989 [reprinted recently]
Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland and the action of their residence in that region upon their outlook on life; and their successive migrations to America, where they settled especially in the back-country of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and then after the Revolutionary War were in the van of pioneers to the west. ISBN 978-0-8078-4259-1 More information
BOOK - WWI Nursing Sisters of Old Durham County
By By Sherrell Leetooze
Published by Lynn Michael-John Associates, Bowmanville, 2014
The writing of WWl Nursing Sisters of Old Durham County was inspired by the centennial of the beginning of the First World War which began in August, 1914. No one wants to think about war, but it is inevitable if we are to keep the memory of those who served, and to honour their commitment to a peaceful future. So, author Sher Leetooze looked around for a suitable portion of the war experience to write about that touched the lives of the people of Old Durham County in central Ontario. Sher chose the women. It wasn't just nursing sisters who served during the conflict. Women at home also served by raising funds that went directly to soldiers overseas, perhaps not in their pockets, but these funds purchased a few comforts of home for them while they served in the tranches or recuperated in hospital. The women also knit good warm socks for the soldiers too, and baked them cookies and sent them cigarettes and chocolates. This book focuses on the stories of the thirty two nurses from Durham County who served thier country during the First World War.
ISBN 978-0-9737330-6-8 More information
BOOK - Patriotes, Reformers, Rebels and Raiders, Tracing your ancestors during the 'troublous' times in Upper and Lower Canada 1820-1851
By Kenneth G. Cox
Published by Kenneth G. Cox, Toronto 2014
This detailed book identifies and explains Rebellion of 1837-38 historical records, including transcribed lists of many of the players in this often ignored chapter of Canada's history. In 1840 Jean Baptiste Turcott submitted his application to Governor Lord Durham for a land grant claiming his service during the War of 1812 as a right to entitlement. It can be assumed that because of the date on the application Jean Baptiste must have remained loyal to the Crown during the recent rebellions which had occurred in both Upper and Lower Canada in 1837. A year before Jean Baptiste's application another Turcot, Louis, had stood before a military court martial and been sentenced to death by hanging for his active role during the same rebellions. Jean Baptiste would eventually move his family to Wolfe Island near Kingston, Upper Canada (Ontario), while Louis would be exiled to Australia. Both would eventually appear on the 1851 census with one living in the newly renamed Canada West (Ontario) and the other back with his family in Canada East (Quebec). The search for a family connection between these two men, as they experienced the 'troublous' times between 1820 and 1851 in Upper and Lower Canada, is the basis for this research guide. ISBN 978-0-9937871-0-2 (softcover) More information
BOOK - First Métis Families of Quebec, 1622-1748, Volume 3: Martin Prevost and Marie Olivier Sylvestre Manitouabeouich
By Gail Morin
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 2014
Volume 3 follows the progeny of Martin Prevost and the Huron tribeswoman Marie Olivier Sylvestre Manitouabeouich. The Prevosts settled and farmed near Beauport Quebec. Marie bore eight children, and those who survived remained near Beauport, working as farmers, laborers, and merchants. By the seventh generation, however, some Prevost descendants were living in the Oregon Territory, Alberta, and Manitoba and had taken mixed blood spouses. Richly detailed, fully sourced, and indexed, this ongoing series must be regarded as the starting point for Métis genealogy
ISBN 9780806357003 (softcover) More information
BOOK - Tracing Derry-Londonderry Roots
By Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing Company (Clearfield), Baltimore, 2014
Brian Mitchell, the best-selling author of A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, Finding Your Irish Ancestors, Genealogy at a Glance: Scots-Irish Genealogy Research and Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy -- " has written a book to enable anyone--local people and visitors alike--to research their family history in the city and county of Londonderry (also known as Derry). In the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, the city of Derry was a major port of embarkation for Irish emigrants, and County Derry, in northernmost Ulster, was populated by persons of Gaelic Irish, Gaelic Scottish, Lowland Scottish, and English origins--any number of whom would take part in the exodus to the Americas, Great Britain, and Australasia. Tracing Derry-Londonderry Roots recounts Derry’s importance in Irish emigration and explains how it impacts genealogical research for the area. 66 pages
ISBN 9780806356952 More information
BOOK - Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize [Ancaster, Ontario]
By Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
Published by Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Ancaster, 2014
In the Spring of 1814, a special court in Ancaster convicted 15 men of high treason for aiding the invading American forces. This book provides an historical account of events leading to the charges, who was charged, and the outcomes. In the book's Foreword, Lois Corey, Curator of Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, writes: "Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize is an exhibition by Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The book is based on the content of the display and it is our hope that it will act as a permanent resource summarizing Ancaaster's experience during the War of 1812." ISBN [none] More information
BOOK - Newcastle 150 years, 1856 - 2006 Sesquicentennial [Newcastle, Ontario]
By Newcastle Village and District Historical Society
Published by Newcastle Village and District Historical Society, Newcastle, 2006
Our buyer has located a small supply of new uncirculated copies of Newcastle 150 years, 1856 - 2006 Sesquicentennial. Published in 2006 to support celebration of the sesquicentennial of Newcastle which was established as a village in 1856. The first settlers arrived in the community some decades before that. includes a historical sketch of Newcastle that discusses founding of the community, its ups and downs over time, and a contemporay overview in 2006. Also includes black and white pitures of heritage buildings, historic scenes and citizens. If you have a connection to Newcastle this 64 page booklet will be of interest to you. ISBN [none] More information
BOOK - The Townships of Darlington and Clarke, Including Bowmanville and Newcastle, Province of Ontario, Canada
By John Squair
Originally published by University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1927
This edition published by Newcastle Village and District Historical Society, Newcastle, 1984
Our buyer has located a small supply of new uncirculated copies of this fine early history of Darlington and Clarke townships. This book provides the reader with a detailed historical overview of the area from the time of European settlement until 1927. Written by Professor John Squair, a highly respected educator who was born in the region. He maintained a life-long interest in Darlington and Clarke Townships; the settlers, their descendants, the region's geography, history, institutions and communities. An essential reference for all of those with family ties to, or an interest in Darlington and Clarke Townships in general. ISBN [none] More information
BOOK - The Churches of Old Durham County [Ontario, Canada]
By Sherrell Branton Leetooze
Published by Lynn Michael-John Associates, Bowmanville, 2013
Sher Leetooze has been gathering and compiling local history since 1994, starting with each of the townships in the former Durham County, followed by the story of the Bible Christians and their migration from Britain to Canada and parts of the United States in the early and mid 19th century. So it just seemed natural to follow these projects with the story of all the churches that have been erected in the townships down through the decades. Durham County had six townships: Darlington, Clarke and Hope along the lake shore (aka 'the front'), and Cartwright, Manvers and Cavan at the back. Today, there are only about 70 churches left in the county, while over the past 180 years there have been over that many in Darlington alone .... and 240 in the whole county, to be exact! This includes the various incarnations of the Methodist churches as they proceeded through three unions, and the various branches of the Presbyterians as they split, came together again, then joined the Methodists in 1925 to become part of the United Church. ISBN 978-1-9737330-5-1 More information
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
GUIDE - Genealogy at a Glance: Scots-Irish Genealogy Research
By Brian Mitchell
Published by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 2014
Designed to cover the basic elements of genealogical research in just four pages, the GPC Genealogy at a Glance series (GAAG) gives you as much useful information in the space allotted as you’ll ever need. Compiled by an expert, this Genealogy at a Glance guide is a distillation of the key ingredients in Scots-Irish genealogical research. It can be read at a glance and used with total confidence. In keeping with the general format, this GAAG on Scots-Irish genealogy covers the basic facts about Scots-Irish research: Topics covered include: Scots-Irish background; 17th-century Ulster planters; 18th-century emigrants; Passenger lists; Places of origin; Family names; Source records; Repositories.
ISBN 978-0-8063199-6-4 More information
BOOK - The Land Between, A history of the United Townships of Laxton, Digby and Longford in Ontario
By By F. V. Le Craw
Published by The residents of Laxton, Digby and Longford, 1967 (Third printing 1999)
The Land Between was written by a life-long local historian chronicling the Norland area's history, from the ice age and First Nations people, to the early settlers and the generations that followed up until 1967, when the book was originally published. There were three printings of teh book, these copies being from the third printing in 1999. We've recently sourced a limited number of copies of this historical account of the United Townships of Laxton, Digby and Longford. The books are new old stock (NOS) and in new uncirculated condition. The book is bound in dark blue hardcover with the title and author's name stamped on the spine in gold. The original publisher did not stamp the front cover.
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BOOK - Woolwich at the Turn of the Century, 1900
By Roger H. Miller
Published by Woolwich Historical Foundation, Woolwich, 2001
This book focuses on published and unpublished articles, photos and postcards from the 1890-1900 period. There are many references to the years prior to 1890 including accounts and obituaries of early settlers. We've recently sourced a limited number of copies of this historical account of Woolwich Township that was published in 2001. The books are new old stock (NOS) with some minor shelf wear. Otherwise these are new uncirculated copies. Though not a local history in the usual sense, this books shines much light on the community's history and citizens of an earlier time. If you have an interest in Woolwich Township this book is for you.
ISBN 978-0968959-81-7 More information
BOOK - On the Edge of History: Dorland's Creek and the Mills
By By E. D. Taylor Ashton
Published by Hermitage Publishing Corporation, Ottawa, 1996 (First edition)
On The Edge of History is the story of Dorland's Creek and the village through which it flows. On early maps of Prince Edward County, Ontario showing Dorland's Creek, the village was named Pleasant Valley, now known as Hillier. The story begins with a reference to a prehistoric village on the creek and tells of the building of the mills that depended on the stream for water power. The first land grant was granted on August 4, 1795. The history continues from those early dates into the twentieth century. The book includes many high quality black and white and colour photos, production quality is excellent. We've recently sourced a limited number of first editions of this local history of Dorland's Creek and The Mills that was published in 1996. The books are new, uncirculated copies.
ISBN 0-9691026-1-5 More information
GLOBAL Drop Front Archive Buffered Boxes
GLOBAL brand Canadian-made drop front archive boxes provide maximum archival protection for standard size photographs and art prints. These high quality buffered boxes can also be used for textiles including cotton, linen, acrylic and polyester textiles but NOT recommended for protein-based textiles such as wool and silk. Two-piece construction and a drop front permit easy access to the stored items. Full telescope top for maximum stacking strength.
GLOBAL Buffered Tissue 20 X 30"
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GLOBAL Unbuffered Tissue 24 X 36"
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CONSERVATION AID - Preserving Family Archives
By Kyla Ubbink
Published by Kyla Ubbink, Ottawa, 2014
Professional archival conservator Kyla Ubink has created this handy and durable reference sheet for those seeking to preserve and store their family archives materials. She shares much accurate and valuable information in just 4 pages! From identifying what causes damage and deterioration to how to combat it, Ms. Ubbink discusses safe storage methods for a wide variety of materials including documents, photos, textiles, physical objects and more. Also covered is how to respond to and overcome mould and pest infestations as well as other disasters. Because this resource will be referred to often, it is laminated for long life under frequent handling.
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BOOK - Commissioners' Books, A Reconstruction of Land Records Destroyed in the War of 1812 [Niagara District]
By Mayholme Foundation
Published by Mayholme Foundation, St. Catharines, 2012
When United Empire Loyalists and Settlers petitioned for land in the Niagara District following the American Revolution, the locations, acreage and surveyors documents of the approved petitions and grants were recorded by the Commissioner of the Niagara District and stored locally. On the 10th of December 1813, except for one building, the entire Town of Niagara was burned to the ground including the building which housed all of the land registry documents and records. This was not the only property to have been destroyed by fire by the Americans in the Niagara District but it was the only location of the land documentation. The result being that after the secession of hostilities it became necessary for a Commissioner to personally interview every Loyalist and Settler in the Niagara District as to the disposition of their lands. Witness accounts of the losses were also taken to prove or disprove the war loss claims.
ISBN 978-0-9739629-4-9 More information
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