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BOOK - Getting From Here To There, Identifying the Origins of Immigrants to Canada
By Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2005

Coilbound... 19.95 (C$)
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One of the more difficult things to do in genealogy is to determine where your original immigrant ancestor came from. Often we know the country they came from but not the specific place town, parish, county etc.

When tracing the origins of an immigrant ancestor the answer is most often found in the records of the country they emigrated to. Until a solid paper trail of evidence has been established back to the first immigrant, researching in the old country is virtually impossible. This guide is designed to provide an overview of the many sources available to help in identifying the origin of immigrants to Canada.

Fawne Stratford-Devai discusses physical resources and up-to-date online resources where researchers can find information to help locate their immigrant ancestor's place of origin.

Topics include:
  • Getting Started
  • Understanding Migration Patterns
  • Work from the known to the unknown
  • Researching Family and Friends
  • Record Sources for Documenting Immigrants in North America
    • Published Genealogies
    • Local Histories and Biographies
    • Newspapers
    • Census Records
    • City Directories
    • Church Records
    • Cemetery Records
    • Land Records
    • Local Societies and Associations
    • Libraries, Museums & Archives
    • Business Records & Professional Directories
    • Military Records
    • Naturization and Citizenship Records
    • National Registration of 1940
    • Immigration/Emigration - Passenger Lists & Databases
  • Other Record Sources
  • Additional Canadian Resources
  • Online Resources & Other Tips
48 Pages
Coil bound (pvc)
8.5" X 11"
Originally published by Global Heriitage Press, Milton, 2003
This revised and expanded edition by Global Heriitage Press, Milton, 2005
ISBN 1-897210-80-9

About Fawne Stratford-Devai
Fawne Stratford-Devai's work on Land Records and early Ontario records is well known in the genealogy community. A published author of several Canadian and UK research books, she has also contributed articles to the Ontario Genealogical Society's newsletter "Families" as well as writing for the online family history newsletter the "Global Gazette". Biography


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