Public libraries buy a lot of books, and invest effort to decide where best to spend a limited budget. Every so often I like to check out what new genealogy/ family history books have been acquired. This post checks out the Ottawa and Toronto Public Libraries.
Not all the new acquisitions are newly published. Presently some of the most recent Ottawa Public Library purchases are cemetery transcriptions from a few years ago. Others are local author publications held as part of a non-circulating collection. Neither type are mentioned here.
On order, but not yet available is The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy by Kimberly Powell. It was published this year. Don't hold your breath that you'll see it soon, there are 19 holds for the one copy on order.
Local author Althea Douglas' Time Traveller's Handbook: A Guide to the past, was published earlier this year. I reviewed it here. It has 22 holds on the five copies in the system.
Genealogy online for dummies, 6th ed. by Matthew Helm. There is one hold on the 12 copies in the system.
Mastering online genealogy by , W. Daniel Quillen has no holds on nine copies.
Genealogy online, 9th ed. by Elizabeth Powell Crowe, has one hold on nine copies.
Writing family history or genealogy for pleasure and profit by Carrie Ann Cook, is available for reference only in two copies.
The everything guide to online genealogy : use the web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a family tree, 2nd ed. by Kimberly Powell is similarly only available only for reference at two TPL locations.