- Nova Scotia
Immigrants to 1867, Volumes I and II
by Leonard H. Smith
Volume I brings together a comprehensive collection of abstracts
on Nova Scotia immigrants spanning more than 500 pages. The result of
more than a decade of work, it brings together dozens of manuscript
sources from the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and from archives in
Fredericton, Church Point, Ottawa, Boston, London, and Paris as well
as 450 articles from Nova Scotia periodicals. Sources for the information
include township books, passenger lists, and church land, passenger,
probate, and vital records. Fully sourced, the information that you'll
find about an individual generally includes name, occupation, place
of origin, age, family members, name of ship, date of arrival, and military
Volume II identifies immigrants reported in selected periodicals published
outside Nova Scotia and selected diaries and journals, generally providing
name, place of origin, names of spouse and parents, date and place of
arrival, and source citation. Among the most comprehensive sourcebooks
on Nova Scotia immigrants ever published, these two volumes are a great
tool for Scottish, Irish, English, German, or Loyalist ancestral research.
And Land Settlement In Nova Scotia
by Marion Gilroy
This rare work encompasses all surviving information on the nearly
10,000 Loyalists who were eligible for land in Nova Scotia. Each Loyalist
is identified by name, date and site of grant, acreage, and, in some
cases, the individual's military rank.
Nova Scotia, Genealogies Transcribed From The 'Yarmouth Herald'
by George S. Brown
In nearly 1,000 pages, this volume focuses almost exclusively on New
England families who migrated to Nova Scotia around the time of the
Revolutionary War (many of them descended from Mayflower colonists).
Published between 1896 and 1910, George Brown's columns in the Yarmouth
Herald traced families from their earliest known origins in the
old world to the end of the nineteenth century. Combined, his columns
amount to a virtual encyclopedia of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia families.
In addition to the 186 articles collected here, you'll find an Introduction
by the noted Nova Scotia authority Colonel Leonard H. Smith Jr. and
additional articles containing selected Yarmouth source records.
- Early Ontario
by Norman K. Crowder
In nearly 200 pages, this book contains official records of the early
settlers of Upper Canada, or Ontario, from 1783 through 1789. Among the
information collected here, you'll find population returns, provisioning
lists, settlers' location lists, maps, and lists of immigrant arrivals.
Many of the settlers named in the records were from the American colonies
(especially New York's Albany area and Mohawk Valley). The core of the
work consists of two provisioning, or ration, lists for 1784 and 1786.
Usually, you'll learn the following information about an individual
listed: name of head of household, place of settlement, age, and statistical
details of the family.
- Ontario People:
by E. Keith Fitzgerald
A transcription of the District Loyalist Rolls of 1796, this volume
records individuals who appeared in court to confirm their land rights
and possibly to obtain Loyalists status for the benefit of their children.
For an individual listed here, you'll often find their full name, township,
and place of residence. You'll also find maps of Upper Canada.