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BOOK - New books from the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, November 2018    [Eastern Ontario]
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2018

BOOK - Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors - SECOND EDITION, The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800 [northern Ireland]
By William Roulston
Published by Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, 2018
More than twice the content of the original edition. When the first edition of this book appeared in 2005 it was quickly recognised as an essential work of reference for family historians researching Ulster ancestors in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It filled an important gap in providing reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in understanding a family’s links with the north of Ireland. This is territory where some family historians fear to tread. But they need not. This guide opens up avenues for research; drawing attention to the riches of archives inside and outside of the island of Ireland, demonstrating the benefit of often undervalued, rare, even quite unconventional, yet accessible sources – if you know where to look – which can help document your ancestors back to the 1600s. Whether your ancestors are of English, Scottish or Gaelic Irish background, whether their religious affiliation was Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic or other, whether they were farmers, merchants or labourers, this volume will be of enormous value to anyone wishing to find out more about their Ulster roots. ISBN 978-1-909556-65-2 (Softcover)    More information

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BOOK - For Want of His Silver Plate, Sir John Johnson's Raid of May 1780   
By Gavin K. Watt
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2018
It is unknown when Sir John Johnson first contemplated a major raid into his homeland of Tryon County’s Mohawk District. After evading capture in May 1776, he had anticipated a very short exile in Quebec and a triumphant return to the family seat of Johnson Hall, but that was not to be. For Want of His Silver Plate relates the history of Sir John Johnson's raid of 1780, providing much detail about individual events and people. Beyond the value of the narrative, the lists included in the Appendices will be of great value to military historians and genealogists alike. ISBN 978-1-77240-119-6 (bound)     More Information
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BOOK - A Swarm of Bees - Lanark Society Settlers 1800-1900, A Journey from Scotland to Upper Canada and Utah   
By Ron W. Shaw
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2018
A Swarm of Bees recounts a journey begun in 1820 that, over the course of 50 years, took 18 ‘Lanark Society Settler’ families from the slums of Glasgow to the Great Salt Lake Valley. These pioneer families, who first settled in what is now Lanark County, Ontario, were among the earliest converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their story unfolds in the context of the founding and earliest days of the Mormon Church, as they follow their new faith through the Ohio and Missouri settlements, to Nauvoo Illinois, the refugee camps of Council Bluffs Iowa, and finally along the Mormon Trail to Utah. To the greatest extent possible the author allows those who knew them, and those who traveled with them, to speak in their own voices across the intervening years. Shaw has sought out a multitude of voices, both of the living and of the long gone, and reported on what he found among them. ISBN 978-1-77240-118-9 (bound)     More Information
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BOOK - New books from the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Summer 2018    [Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec]
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, May, 2018
  • Ste-Félicité Roman Catholic Cemetery, Clarence Creek, Clarence Township, Russell County, Ontario    More Information
  • St. Pascal Baylon Roman Catholic Cemetery, Clarence Township, Russell County, Ontario    More Information
  • St. Luke/St. Luc Roman Catholic Cemetery, Village of Curran, Prescott County, Ontario   More information
  • St. Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Village of Plantagenet, Prescott County, Ontario   More information
  • The United Jewish Community Cemetery (Jewish Memorial Gardens), Ottawa, Ontario   More information
  • Norway Bay United Cemetery & Norway Bay Anglican Cemetery, Bristol Township, Pontiac County, Quebec   More information

    List of all Ottawa Branch OGS books

BOOK - Children's Homes, A History of Institutional Care for Britain’s Young    
By Peter Higginbotham
What image does the word ‘orphanage’ conjure up in your mind? A sunny scene of carefree children at play in the grounds of a large ivy-clad house? Or a forbidding grey edifice whose cowering inmates were ruled over with a rod of iron by a stern, starched matron? In Children's Homes, Peter Higginbotham explores the history of the institutions in Britain that were used as a substitute for children’s ‘natural’ homes. From the Tudor times to the present day, this fascinating book answers questions such as: Who founded and ran all these institutions? Who paid for them? Where have they all gone? And what was life like for their inmates? Illustrated throughout, Children's Homes provides an essential, previously overlooked, account of the history of these British institutions.     More Information
Softcover...36.95 (C$)


BOOK - New books from the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, May 2018    [Eastern Ontario]
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, May, 2018

BOOK - The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy    
By Blaine T. Bettinger
See what genetic testing for ancestry can do for you. This book discusses how to use DNA testing in genealogy - from selecting the best test to interpreting your DNA test results and branching out your genealogical family tree. Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.     More Information
Softcover...39.95 (C$)

BOOK - New books from the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, April 2018    [Eastern Ontario]
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, April, 2018

BOOK - Tracing History Through Title Deeds, A Guide for Family and Local Historians    [United Kingdom]
By Dr. Nat Alcock
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2017
Property title deeds are perhaps the most numerous sources of historical evidence but also one of the most neglected. While the information any one deed contains can often be reduced to a few lines, it can be of critical importance for family and local historians. Nat Alcock's handbook aims to help the growing army of enthusiastic researchers to use the evidence of these documents, without burying them in legal technicalities. It also reveals how fascinating and rewarding they can be once their history, language and purpose are understood. A sequence of concise, accessible chapters explains why they are so useful, where they can be found and how the evidence they provide can be extracted and applied.
Family historians will find that Title Deeds reveal family, social and financial relationships and local historians can discover from them so much about land ownership, field and place names, the history of buildings and the expansion of towns and cities. They also bring our ancestors into view in the fullness of life, not just at birth, marriage and death, and provide more rounded pictures of the members of a family tree. ISBN 9781526703453     More Information
Softcover...34.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Through the Equity Courts, A Guide for Family and Local Historians    [United Kingdom]
By Susan T. Moore
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2017
The records of the Courts of Equity, which dealt with cases of fairness rather than law, are among the most detailed, extensive and revealing of all the legal documents historians can consult, yet they are often neglected. Susan Moore's expert introduction to them opens up this fascinating source to researchers who may not be familiar with them and dont know how to take advantage of them. As she traces the purpose, history and organization of the Courts of Equity from around 1500 to 1876, she demonstrates how varied their role was and how valuable their archives are for us today. She covers the Courts of Chancery, Exchequer, Star Chamber, Requests, Palatinates and Duchy of Lancaster in clear detail. Her work shows researchers why their records are worth searching, how to search them and how many jewels of information can be found in them. This introduction will be appreciated by local, social and family historians who are coming to these records for the first time and by those who already know of the records but have found them daunting.. ISBN 9781473891661     More Information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Church of England Ancestors, A Guide for Family and Local Historians    [United Kingdom]
By Stuart Raymond
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2017
In his latest handbook on the records of the major Christian religions, Stuart Raymond focuses on the Church of England. He identifies the available sources, comments on their strengths and weaknesses and explains how to make the best use of them. The history of the Church of England is covered, from the Reformation in the mid-sixteenth century until the present day. Anyone who has a family connection with the Church of England or a special interest in the local history of the church will find his book to be a mine of practical information and an essential aid for their research. A sequence of short, accessible chapters gives an insight into the relevant records and demonstrates how much fascinating genealogical information can be gleaned from them. After providing a brief history of the Church of England, and a description of its organization, Stuart Raymond explores the wide range of records that researchers can consult. Among them are parish registers, bishops transcripts, marriage licences, churchwardens accounts, vestry minutes, church magazines, tithe records and the records of the ecclesiastical courts and Anglican charities and missions. A wealth of research material is available and this book is the perfect introduction to it. ISBN 9781473890640     More Information
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BOOK - Searching for Canadian Militia Records following the Fenian Threat and the Red River Expedition, 1860-1872    
By Kenneth G. Cox
Published by author, Toronto 2018
Searching for Canadian Militia Records following the Fenian Threat and the Red River Expedition, 1860-1872 identifies available records, how to access them, and discusses interpretation of findings. Several lists of men are also included, with names, rank, unit, actions, wounded captured, killed in action, recipients of Paid Bounty, etc. Generously illustrated with examples, this book will be of great help to those seeking to kknow more about Canadian militia records for those who served in the defense of the Fenian Raids and the Red River Expedition 1866-1872. Militia records from this period are unfortunately scarce. However, there are resources that can prove to family historians that their ancestors 'stepped up' when called upon to defend their country, and became more than 'part-time' soldiers.
ISBN 978-0-9937871-3-3     More information
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BOOK - London Ontario's Unrepentant Confederates, the Ku Klux Klan and a RENDITION on WELLINGTON STREET   
By Ron W. Shaw
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2018
Immediately following the American Civil War, a wave of unrepentant Confederate families who refused to take the oath of allegiance to the United States Constitution flowed into Canada between 1865 and 1870. Many of those took up residence across southwestern Ontario, including in the city of London. They were joined by men, soon followed by their families, who were fleeing arrest as American President Ulysses S. Grant moved to destroy the Ku Klux Klan. This book tells the story of London’s refugee Confederates, KKK fugitives and, in particular, of one man for whom even London proved within reach of a U.S. Deputy Marshal. The ‘Bratton Affair’ demonstrated a long-standing sympathy among Londoners, and Canadians generally, for the Confederate cause. It also revealed the young Dominion’s sensitivity in matters of sovereignty and its continued dependence on the muscle of Great Britain in foreign affairs. ISBN 978-1-77240-098-4 (pbk)     More Information
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BOOK - A Service History and Master Roll of Major Edward Jessup's Loyal Rangers
By Gavin K. Watt with the research assistance of Todd A. Braisted
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017
The families of Edward Jessup’s Loyal Rangers were major contributors to the settlement of eastern Ontario. Of the original thirteen townships, four were primarily settled by Loyal Rangers, yet the history of this important regiment has largely disappeared. There are two sections to this book. The history element goes back to the very beginning when men were preparing for military service, and follows the varied paths they took to see their plans realized, some with more success than others. A great deal of attention is given to General John Burgoyne’s expedition of 1777, as the several units that were brought together to create the Loyal Rangers in 1781 had served separately under Burgoyne, and the majority suffered for it. The history follows the aftermath of Burgoyne’s surrender -- exile in Quebec, squabbling among the officers, lack of proper employment, little subsistence and no pay. In 1778, there was a failed attempt to combine them into a single battalion followed by many more exasperating events. Bodies of men were sent on military raids and scouts, but their future as separate regiments remained uncertain until the governor took the situation in hand and forced an amalgamation in 1781. The history finishes with details of the war’s final two years and the subsequent disbandment and settlement. The second section is a Loyal Rangers’ Master Roll, which was assembled by examining a great many original and secondary sources. The roll records the details of seven hundred and sixteen men whose names were found on Loyal Rangers’ returns of 1781 to 1783 ISBN 978-1-77240-076-2 (soft cover - coil bound)     More information
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BOOK - A Genealogists' Guide to Researching British Home Children   
By Gloria F. Tubman
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017
Thousands of British Home Children were resettled in Canada between the 1870s and 1939. The social and economic causes that percipitated the export of orphaned and destitute children to Canada was a product of the times -- the effects of the industrial revolution and a lack of an adequate social safety net being the largest contributors. The child migration initiative was supported by the governments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This book is a compilation of articles and columns that Tubman wrote in an effort to inform those who are interested in British Home Children movement, and to provide researchers with the information needed to research records of individual Home Children. Most of the articles were originally published in The Equity newspaper of Shawville, Quebec. The Quarrier Homes of Scotland article was published in Anglo Celtic Roots, the journal of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa. All are reprinted in this volume with permission from the The Equity and Anglo Celtic Roots. ISBN 978-1-77240-075-5     More Information
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BOOK - THE ANNOTATED TRIAL of GEORGE FREDERICK BOUTELIER and JOHN BOUTELIER for the MURDER of FRÉDÉRIC EMONEAU [EMINAUD] and his family, with genealogies of the Emoneau and Boutelier families    (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia)
By Kenneth S. Paulsen
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017
The murder of the Emoneau (Eminaud) family in 1791 has fascinated genealogists and amateur historians for decades. The Emoneau deaths of 1791 at the hands of two Boutilier brothers were the first murders in Lunenburg since the community had been settled in 1753. The nature of the murders and the trial have been viewed as controversial since evidence to convict the Boutilier brothers was largely circumstantial and scant at best. Interestingly, the lawyer for the Crown published the transcript of the trial in 1791, but the trial faded from memory until 1895 when historian and judge Mather Byles DesBrisay published the History of the County of Lunenburg in which he devoted five pages summarizing the unfortunate events of March 1791. This summary of the murder and trial revived interest in the murders that persists into the 21st century. Historian and genealogist Dr. Kenneth S. Paulsen has taken the 1791 transcript and annotated it to provide background information on everyone involved in the trial from the judge to the jury and witnesses. The participants in the trial represent a cross section of Lunenburg's multicultural settlement. Additionally, an introduction provides context on the Emoneau family. Genealogies of the Emoneau and Boutilier families complete the book. Dr. Paulsen's interest in the murders and trial is more than an historical curiosity as he is a direct descendant of murdered Emoneaus as well as a sibling of the murderers. ISBN 978-1-77240-074-8     More Information
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BOOK - Cheese Stakes, Lanark County's Mammoth Cheese and its Place in Cheesemaking History    (Lanark County, Ontario)
By Ron W. Shaw
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017
Cheese Stakes explores the nineteenth century story of the Lanark County Mammoth Cheese in the context of its place in a long tradition of oversized cheeses, and examines the remarkable, never to be repeated, achievement it represented in the annals of the cheesemakers' art. On April 25, 1893, the largest cheddar cheese ever manufactured anywhere in the world arrived on the grounds of the World's Columbian Exhibition at Jackson Park, Chicago, Illinois. Pressed seven months earlier in a Canadian Pacific Railway Company freight shed at Perth, Ontario, as it travelled to Chicago its massive 22,000 pounds weight snapped the railway car truss rods four times, its casing attracted a mass of graffiti and, as it was dragged into its exhibit space, the 'Canadian Mite' crashed through the floor of the Dairy Pavilion. Purchased by Britain's most prominent cheesemongers, it was transported to England and paraded through the streets of London, cut with a garden spade, and eaten by English consumers. Cheese Stakes is an essential read for those with an interest in the agricultural roots of Ontario; cheesemaking history, and in the individuals who were amoung the cast of characters who played a role in the great adventure of the Lanark County Mammoth Cheese. ISBN 978-1-77240-073-1     More Information
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BOOKS - Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society Publications (OGS)
Includes vital records from the City of Ottawa and the counties of Carleton, Lanark, Prescott, Russel & Renfrew.
Most titles originally published by Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Ottawa, various dates
These editions published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2016, 2017


The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) has compiled dozens of books of vital records (cemetery transcripts, church records, immigration records, newspaper transcripts of birth, marriage and death announcements, obituaries, & much more) to assist those who seek their roots in Eastern Ontario and beyond:
  • Misc. Eastern Ontario & Beyond
  • Carleton County & Ottawa
  • Dundas County
  • Frontenac County
  • Grenville County
  • Hastings County
  • Leeds County
  • Lanark County
  • Prescott County
  • Renfrew County
  • Russel County
Global Genealogy is the official source for Ottawa Branch OGS books. Complete list of Ottawa Branch books in printed and digital formats



BOOK - The War of 1812 in British North America, Searching for your Ancestor's Elusive War Records    
By Kenneth G. Cox
Published by author, Toronto 2017
The War of 1812 in British North America, Searching for your Ancestor's Elusive War Records provides researchers with an up-to-date guide to help you locate military service and other useful records from the War of 1812. While the War of 1812 is well documented, the stories of our ancestors are often left to speculation. However, there are ways to discover some of their involvement in the conflict. Muster rolls, pay lists, medal rolls, pension requests, land grant applications, war loss claims, and various other records can help in the search. Cox's book identifies which records are available, how to access them, and discusses interpretation of findings. Generously illustrated with examples, this book will be of great help to those seeking to find surviving personnel records from the War of 1812.
ISBN 978-0-9937871-2-6     More information
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BOOK - Surviving 1851 Census Returns of Ireland
By chief compiler George Bushell and the Irish Special Interest Group,Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
Originally published on CD by Ottawa Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, Ottawa 1999
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017

As a result of the explosion and fire in the Public Record Office in Dublin on June 30th, 1922, only a relatively small portion of the 1851 Census Returns for Ireland survived. This publication contains transcripts of many of the surviving returns, with a surname index of the contents. The value of the information in these Census Returns cannot be overestimated. It provides marriage, birth, and death information prior to the introduction of civil registration in the mid 1800s. Genealogically, one can locate a family in the late 1700s by townland and parish. Individuals are placed in family groups, and in addition an insight into their economic standing is provided. ISBN 978-1-77240-068-7 (digital edition)     More information
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BOOK - Tracing Your Kent Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians    [England]
By David Wright
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2016
Genealogically and historically, Kent is an important maritime county which has played a prime defensive role in English history. It is large and diverse and replete with great houses, castles and other family homes, many with their own archives. It is also a fascinating area of research for family and local historians, and David Wright’s handbook is the perfect guide to it. For thirty-five years Wright has been working with the various Kent archives, and his extensive experience means he is uniquely well placed to introduce them to other researchers and show how they can be used. He summarizes the many different classes of Kent records, both national and local. For the first time he draws together the best of modern indexing and cataloguing along with other long-established sources to produce a balanced and up-to-date overview of Kentish genealogical sources – where to find them, their contents and utility to researchers. ISBN 9781473833456     More Information
Softcover...31.95 (C$)

BOOK - Tracing Your Leeds Ancestors, A Guide For Family Historians    [England]
By Rachel Bellerby
Published by Pen and Sword Books, S. Yorkshire, UK, 2015
Explore the lives of your ancestors in the 'city of 1,000 trades' in this family and local history guide, dedicated to the city of Leeds. Learn how to find out more about the streets where your ancestors lived, where they would have gone to school and church and chapel, how they'd have spent their leisure time, what life would have been like for immigrants in the city, and discover more about the different trades in which your family members were involved. Leeds is home to many different archives and collections, from records of major companies such as Joshua Tetley & Sons, Burtons Tailors and Marks & Spencers, to street plans, photo collections and records of theatres and football clubs. Rachel Bellerby's handbook shows you how to get started with your research, building up an intriguing and colourful record of the city that your ancestors called home. It is an essential guide for anyone living in Leeds or with family connections to the city. ISBN 9781473828001     More Information
Softcover...32.95 (C$)

BOOK - Genetic Genealogy in Practice
By Blaine T. Bettinger & Debbie Parker Wayne
Published by National Genealogical Society< Arlington VA, 2016
Genetic Genealogy in Practice is directed to genealogists of all levels, from beginner to intermediate to advanced. For the very first time, GGP offers hands-on exercises in areas of Y-DNA, mtDNA, X-DNA, atDNA, the Genealogical Proof Standard, ethics, and more. Genealogists can test their understanding and expertise in each of these subject areas via 75+ hands-on exercises, and will receive immediate feedback from an answer key that provides detailed explanations for every exercise. With GGP, genealogists will finally be able gauge their understanding of DNA and how it can be applied to genealogical research. Through the exercises provided in GGP, genealogists will not only identify weak spots in their genetic genealogy education and experience, but will be able to strengthen those weak spots with hands-on experience. ISBN 978-1-935815-22-8     More Information
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