Genealogy Books

The following books are authored by expert genealogists and are an excellent addition to any genealogical library.  Please note that all prices are subject to change without notice.  Payment information and order form can be found at SGS Marketplace.

 

Forensic Genealogy, by Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD.       $28.50

• make unconventional discoveries from surprising sources
• gain an understanding of how your ancestors lived
• develop fascinating insights into your family history


DNA & Genealogy, by Colleen Fitzpatrick & Andrew Yeiser    $24.50

• The basics for those who are new to DNA testing.
• Important insights for more experienced genetic genealogists.
• Fascinating anecdotes for everyone.


The Records of the Department of the Interior and Research Concerning Canada’s Western Frontier of Settlement
, by Irene M. Spry and Bennett McCardle   $32.00

Achieve a better understanding of the character and progress of the frontier of settlement in western Canada, the records of the old federal Department of the Interior (1873-1936) are of fundamental importance.  They have been difficult to find since their despersal wehn the three prairie provinces were at last put on the same footing as the other provinces in relation to their nature-given resources, and when in 1936, the Department was abolished.


Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian
, by Elizabeth Shown Mills     $30.00

Evidence! Provides a common ground upon which all can meet, speak the same language, and share their results—reliably.


Back to the Land, A Genealogical Guide to Finding Farms on the Canadian Prairies
, 2nd Edition, Compiled by Dave Obee    $10.75

This new edition includes: An expanded summary of land descriptions as determined by the Dominion Land Survey / Maps showing townships, communities and census districts on the three Prairie provinces / An index of townships on the Prairies, providing a quick reference to the proper enumeration areas in the 1901 census, and the corresponding microfilm numbers.


Western Canadian Directories on microfiche and microfilm
, 3rd Edition, 2003, compiled by Dave Obee    $10.50

This is the third edition of a popular and helpful guide to a key family history resource in Western Canada – the community directory. These directories can be used in many ways. They can add information not found in census records or civil registration documents. They can help track families between censuses. It is also possible to use directories as a substitute for census indexes, as well as for censuses that have not been released.


Destination Canada, a Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records
, by Dave Obee     $30.00

A family history project in Canada usually includes immigration. Dave Obee … has compiled a comprehensive guide to the records that will help you research your immigrant ancestors.


Federal Voters Lists in Ontario – 1935-1979
, compiled by Dave Obee   $8.50

This finding id is the first published guide to federal lists in Ontarion – a collection of almost 300 rolls of microfilm available through the National Archives of Canada. It lists the federal electoral districts for each election, and provides the numbers of the microfilm reels and the page numbers for those districts.


Genealogy & the Law in Canada
, by Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson   $20.00

Digital records and broad access to the Internet have made it easier for genealogists to gather relevant information from distant sources and to share the information they have gathered. The law, however, remains tied to particular geographic locations. This book discusses how specific laws – access to information, personal data protection, libel, copyright, and regulation of cemeteries – apply to anyone involved in genealogical research in Canada.


Ukrainian Genealogy
, by John D. Pihach    $40.00

A Beginner’s Guide.

 

Finding your Ancestors in English Québec…, Revised, by Althea Douglas, MA, CG    $19.00

Although we think of Québec as divided by language, French or English, the religious divide is much more important: Roman Catholic or Non-Catholic.  This book will help you understand this religious divide and how divisions and institutions were developed.  Included is an extensive reference and bibliography section…


Finding Your Canadian Ancestors…
, Revised, by Doris Bourrie, CG    $12.00

Canada is a very large country and records are compiled by geographic area.  This book is intended as a general guide to sound strategies for those conducting research in Canadian records for the first time.


Migration Patterns in Canada…
, by Dr. Edward Smith    $16.00

Migration patterns, for the purpose of this book, will include immigration, emigration and migration in, and & within Canada.
Identifying various records which contain migration data, and how to read them, including their failings, will add detail to your research.


French Forts in New France…(North America)
, by Léa Normandeau-Jones   $18.00

A research tool most often overlooked!  Documents are still available describing the men who protected these forts and their families.  Discover where to look for this information and what you will find…


Researching Canadian Land Records
, 2nd Edition, by Sharon L. Murphy     $18.00

It all starts with the Land… Whether it was just a small tract or several thousand acres, it all meant the same thing, independence and freedom.  This book has been prepared to give an introduction to various types of land settlement and the records that were created…


Researching Canadian Immigration Records
, by Patricia McGregor, PLCGS      $19.00

The understanding of immigration is more than just dates and ships’ lists. Learning where our ancestors came from, and why, is a major goal for family historians.  Canada was a beacon drawing waves of hopeful immigrants, even before it became a country in its own right.


Using Register Offices for English & Welsh Certificates…
, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Penelope Christensen      $14.00

Revised millennial edition of a favourite money saver! Contains all Registration Districts from 1837 to date, showing how to obtain birth, marriage and death certificates for half the price!  District Lists 1837-1965 by numbered area for those hand-to-decipher names. Plus websites & E-mail addresses.


Researching English Contemporary Documents…
, by Dr. Penelope Christensen     $19.00

This book surveys the genealogical significance and accessibility of a host of ancillary English documents such as diaries, directories, newspaper, records of Britons abroad, visitations, illustrations, death-related records and topographical and local historical works.  The key you need to unlocking the door of your brick wall may be in here.


Researching Irish Census Records…Including Census Substitute Records
, Revised, by Brian W. Hutchison, BComm, CMA, CG, FSA(Scot)      $10.00

In no other way have genealogists found their jobs more difficult due to the huge loss of historical census records in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland (Eire).  Inside, the availability of records, plus importance of various government land and people surveys acting as substitutes.


Finding your Slovak Ancestors…
by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.     $24.00

A vast number of Slovaks settled in North America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, countless numbers of descendants of these early Slovak immigrants are searching for their Slovak roots.  This book lists both traditional and online resources necessary for researching Slovak ancestors, and shows how to document and preserve your findings for future generations.


Researching Irish Testamentary Records…
, by Brian W. Hutchison, BComm, CMA, CG, FSA(Scot)     $9.00

Using wills and estate records pre-1858, before the system of administration changed, & post-1858; which is consistent to the present time in Ireland.  Value of these records during these time periods, availability of the records in both periods, as well as comments on some research strategies for using these collections are included.


Researching Irish Monumental Inscriptions, by Brian W. Hutchison, BComm, CMA, CG, FSA(Scot)     $17.00

Monumental inscriptions, known in Ireland as ‘memorials of the dead’, can sometimes connect the major life events of birth and death. They often precede or out-survive other sources.  This book includes information on the genealogical value of monumental inscriptions, their content, the time periods of their existence, and the availability and access to these records.


Researching Irish Archival & Repository Centres…
, Revised, by Brian W. Hutchison, BComm, CMA, CG, FSA (Scot)     $10.00

An overview of the archival and repository centres throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Eire) for conducting Irish research.  Emphasis on types of records, onsite and long-distance research methodology, and availability of institutions.