Wednesday, 4 December 2013

For your Christmas List: from Global Genealogy

It's become an annual seasonal event, Sandra Roberts from Global Genealogy compiles a best seller list. Here's the 2013 edition:

Along A River, First French Canadian Women
A 2013 publication by Jan Noel
"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."

The Good Regiment: The Carignan-Salieres Regiment in Canada, 1665-1668
Reprint of a 1992 publication by Jack Verney
"In 1665 the Carignan-Salieres Regiment was sent to Canada by King Louis XIV to quell the Iroquois, whose attacks were strangling the colony's fur based economy and threatening to destroy it's tiny settlements. In the course of its three year stay in Canada, the regiment established a period of relative peace that allowed the French to consolidate their foothold on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence, establish new settlements across the river, and rebuild the economy to it's former prosperity."

Peter Robinson Settlers
Reprint on a 1987 book by Carol Bennett
"In 1823 and 1825 groups of impoverished people from the south of Ireland were brought to Upper Canada under the leadership of the Hon. Peter Robinson, MPP. They settled in the District of Bathurst in the Ottawa Valley and in the Newcastle District in the Peterborough area."

The Lanark Society Settlers: Ships' Lists of the Glasgow Emigration Society 1821 Reprint of a 1995 book by Gerald J. Neville
"In 1820 and 1821 a large contingent of Scots emigrated to the New Lanark Settlement in Upper Canada (Ontario) under the auspices of the British government. These people were awarded land grants in the townships of Dalhousie, Lanark, North Sherborooke and Ramsay in what became Lanark County."

British Campaign of 1777 - Vol. 1, St. Leger
Published in 2003 and on CD in 2010, by Gavin Watt & James F. Morrison
"This study of the St. Leger Expedition provides details including name, rank, regiment and service of many of the men who participated in behalf of the Crown and of those who opposed them."

British Campaign of 1777 - Vol. 2 - Burgoyne
A 2013 publication by Gavin Watt
"Will appeal to readers who enjoy the minutiae of the military campaigns of the American Revolution. While essentially a military work, many will find the book useful for genealogical research." "This book is primarily about the 'little' and 'littler' men."

Historic Hastings
By Gereld E Boyce
"Originally published in 1967 to document the settlement and local history of Hastings County in Ontario, Canada up to 1966, this fine work has been long out of print. Author, Author Gerry Boyce writes "With 8,000 copies in circulation, one could presume that there would be no need for a reprint. Such is not the case. The book has been out of print for several years, but prices for used copies (sometimes in poor condition) have risen dramatically". Historic Hastings has stood the test of time -- as highly regarded today as when originally published. Readers and family history researchers will appreciate the new and expanded index in this edition. Larry McQuoid and the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society contributed an improved and greatly expanded index to which the author has added additional entries for the new content in this edition. The original index in the 1967 edition excluded many family names listed in the chapters on individual municipalities, the new index includes all these names. This certainly will benefit genealogists. Generously illustrated with period photographs and maps."

United Empire Loyalists, A Guide to Tracing Loyalist Ancestors in Upper Canada
The classic 2006 definitive guide, by Brenda Dougall Merriman
"In this book we find a guide to the necessary sources; background information; selections from previous experience; and analytical interpretations of the records."


2010 publication by Glenn Wright
"Identifies which records survive for those who served during World War One, where those records are, how to access them, and the author provides many helpful tips on how to interpret them."

Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet
A 2013 publication by Chris Paton
"As well as exploring the various categories of records that the family historian can turn to, Chris Paton illustrates their use with fascinating case studies. He fully explores the online records available from both the north and the south from the earliest times to the present day. Many overseas collections are also included, and he looks at social networking in an Irish context where many exciting projects are currently underway."

Not (yet?) in the top ten:

The J. W. C. Fegan British Home Children Collection
This 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 (PDF format - PC & Mac).

The Flockey, 13 August 1777, The Defeat of the Tory Uprising in the Schoharie Valley
2013 reissue of a 2003 book by Gavin K. Watt
"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."

Find more new products from Global Genealogy at http://globalgenealogy.com/new/index.htm

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