Canada - General Reference

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Special Note: Hundreds of Canadian local histories have been made freely available online at the University of Calgary Digital Library. This site is not affiliated with Books We Own, but I included the link here as it should be of general interest to those researching roots in Canada.

See also these surnames: Bulmer/Boomer, Chartier, Epp, Lent, Mantle.

"American Medical Directory." Ninth Edition. American Medical Association 1925. A register of legally qualified physicians of the United States, Alaska, Canal Zone, Hawaii, Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada and Newfoundland. JM14

"Before the King's Daughters: The Filles a Marier, 1634-1662." Peter J. Gagne, Quentin Publications, April 2002. Information about the first marriageable girls/women who immigrated to Canada during the period 1634-1662. Book contains details about the 262 women who completed this journey - may include year and place of birth, name of husband and date of marriage. The level of detail varies by individual; most have a minimum of 4 paragraphs. Can look up by the woman's name or that of the man/men she married after her arrival. SD3

"Burke’s Colonial Gentry." Compiled by Sir Bernard Burke. Originally 2 volumes (1891 & 1895). Reprinted as 1 volume 1970. Colonial means Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and some smaller colonies like Fiji etc. About 110 New Zealand entries for people/families. NB: Only 4 libraries in NZ have a copy; National & Turnbull plus Invercargill and Wellington and the NZSG Library in Auckland. JW13

"A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada before Confederation." Donald Whyte. Contains 12,501 entries with over 30,000 names through 1867. Many lists who they married and children, occupation, birth and death date, and parents names. Also gives references to where info was obtained. T1

"Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes." Cyprien Tanguay, Global Heritage Press, 2001 [orig 1871] - CDROM. The volumes of Tanguay on CDROM. All volumes, plus additional volumes of corrections. Typically French-Canadian, but other families as well. TF1

"Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Francais, 1608-1760." American French Genealogical Society, 1978 - CDROM. French Canadian settlers in Canada. TF1

"Fille du Roi - All the Kings Daughters 1663-1673." Peter J Gagne, Quintin Publications, 2001. A detailed biography of each of the near 800 Fille du Roi. Excellent resource on the women, their husbands, and any children. Includes marriage contract and dates, any witnesses, godparents, occupations, locations, census information, run ins with law.... [ed. note: The Fille du Roi refers to French women who agreed to travel to North America and marry men in the new settlements, in exchange for a 50 pound dowry from the French King.] TF1

"Irish Migrants in the Canadas - A New Approach." Bruce S Elliott, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1988. A broad based study of the Irish in Canada. Very little specific genealogical information but rather a study of the Irish as a whole entity. TF1

"King's Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi, 1663-1673." Peter J. Gagne; Quentin Publishers, 2004. 2 volumes containing details of the 768 women who came to Canada from France during the years 1663-1673. Some details about the women, their husbands and family. Indexed by both the women's and their husbands' names. SD3

"New England Captives Carried to Canada." - Volumes 1 and 2. Emma Lewis Coleman, Heritage Classics, 1925. Continuation of the work of C. Alice Baker's True Stories of New England Captives. DC9

"Readings in Canadian History: Pre-Confederation." Third Editiion. Written by R. Douglas Francis and Donald B. Smith. ISBN 0-03-922691-3 (1990). Publisher: David Dimmell, 1990. DG2

"The Selkirk Settlers of Red River and Their Descendants, 1812 - 1992." published by The Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land, Winnipeg, Canada 1992. MD

"True Stories of New England Captives." C. Alice Baker, Heritage Publications, 1897. Describes the stories of New England captives brought to Canada in the 1700's - index of individuals. DC9

"The United Empire Loyalists (Chronicles of Canada, Vol 13)." W. Stewart Wallace; Glasgow, Brook & Co., Toronto; 1914. This is mainly a historical volume about the migration of Loyalists from the thirteen colonies to Canada in the mid to late 1700s. It is not the story of individual Loyalists, nor are there lists or biographies of them, but there are references to individuals who were prominent in Loyalist history. [This book is freely available to download from Google Books.]