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Gazetteer and Business Directory, Canada 1930 Gazetteer and Business Directory, Canada 1930
Product No. CA0035

A wonderful book with a truly misleading original title. Of the almost 2000 pages in this book the gazetteer takes up 70 while the rest are devoted to a wonderfully complete directory of Canadian businesses and professional people and their advertising. This is a great resource in a Country where early directories are so scarce.

Both the gazetteer and the Business Directory are indexed by Province but the Business Directory is also sub-indexed by trade or profession. So, if you are looking for someone who was a Grocer in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan you can go straight to the alphabetized list of 71 candidates, most of who were trading under their own name rather than under a company name. In fact the vast majority of the businesses listed were named for the owner including, of course, the professional listings for Physicians, Veterinarians, Barristers, Insurance Agents, etc.

Another one for the must have list.

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Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871  (New Brunswick section) Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871 (New Brunswick section)
Product No. CA0192-B

This CD provides the New Brunswick alphabetical directory section and the two general information sections. The complete directory is available as product number CA0192-S. Please see the listing for CA0192-S above for a full description.

We have provided a free downloadable sampler of the book on our Downloads web page.

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New Brunswick in the 1940's New Brunswick in the 1940's
Product No. CA0078

On this CD we are giving you complete copies of two useful books from the 1940's. The first is the Telephone directory for Western New Brunswick for July 1947, one of the few available resources for finding people living in the area between one and two generations ago.

The other is "An Historical Guide to New Brunswick" and was published as an incentive to tourist travel in 1942. This guide was provided by the New Brunswick Government Bureau of Information and Tourist Travel, in 1942, for the potential tourist so he would know where to go and what to look for when he got there. Liberally illustrated with maps, and photographs of the spots of interest, today it provides us with a, not too strenuous, history of New Brunswick, indexed by the places where the events which shaped the province took place.

The Telephone Directory is quite a normal household directory, giving name, address and phone number, and was provided to its subscribers by the New Brunswick Telephone Company, Limited, of Fredericton. It provides 112 pages of listings for private and commercial subscribers on 35 exchanges, 2 of which were actually in Maine, USA, and 5 of which were owned and operated by other Canadian telephone companies. The full list of exchanges is too long to print here but we have provided a sampler of the CD on the free Downloads page on our web site which includes the page listing the exchanges so you can see them just as they were originally printed. Major exchanges are Fredericton, Edmunston, and Woodstock.

Both the Telephone Directory and the Historical Guide are fully text searchable and we have optimized the search speed by enabling our FastFind enhancement on the CD

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ISBN: 1-897338-73-2

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The Winslow Papers AD 1776 - 1826 The Winslow Papers AD 1776 - 1826
Product No. CA0081

Rev. W. O. Raymond (Editor)

A long description but well deserved by this gem of our collection. One look at the state of the original will tell you how well it has been used. Fortunately the inside is in wonderful condition so this edition is eminently readable. This book has been described as, "One of the richest collections of loyalist materials known to exist." Even its own preface says it "... will be found to contain the largest and most important collection of public and private papers relative to the early history of the maritime provinces ..."

The Winslow family in North America descended from Edward Winslow who, together with his young wife, came to America as one of the "Mayflower pilgrims." He helped to established the colony of Plymouth in 1620 and then became it's first Governor. The earliest papers in this collection date from 1776 when his great grandson (also named Edward) was a man of some importance in Plymouth. Many of these early letters recount the private and public experiences of Mr. Winslow as a loyalist living through the revolutionary war. This tumult ultimately resulted in his leaving Plymouth to settle in Nova Scotia, by way of Halifax, in 1783.

Although Rev W. O. Raymond included an extensive 16 page index in the original New Brunswick Historical Society publication it was still found necessary, in the 1960's, to draft and publish a separate index to get the best benefit from the book. You won't need any extra index with this CD! Our publication makes the Winslow papers computer searchable for the first time. Our unique publication technique allows you to view an image of the original pages and still have the ability to search for every occurrence for your search term, be it a person, event, or a place. Possibly the most accessible publication of this rare and valuable Atlantic Provinces historical record ever.

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The First Fifty Years of the Church of England in the Province of New Brunswick. 1783 - 1833 The First Fifty Years of the Church of England in the Province of New Brunswick. 1783 - 1833
Product No. CA0312

by G. Herbert Lee, A. M. (Barrister at Law) published in 1880.

Written and published at the request of The New Brunswick Historical Society the author provides an invaluable record of the various individuals, and events, responsible for the introduction of the Church of England to the Canada colony and subsequently to its growth in the province of New Brunswick.

This history starts, in 1783, with the formation of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, in England. The object of this Society was to establish Christianity in the emerging British colonies and territories such as North America and Australia. Thus the beginnings of the Anglican Church in Canada is interwoven in, and heavily influenced by, the growth of the (later) US colonies, particularly as a consequence of the American Revolution and resultant removal of dispossessed US citizens to Nova Scotia as deported Loyalists. The book explains and follows these tumultuous events and interprets them in terms of their consequence on the growth of the infant Canadian church.

The first resident Bishops of Canada are identified and their life and works are outlined. The book then follows the parallel growth of Canada and the Anglican church, paying particular attention to the lives of the Bishops and key active church followers in what eventually became the province of New Brunswick after its sub-division from Nova Scotia. The growth over the period of focus is catalogued, area by area, starting with Fredericton, and followed by St. John, Maugerville, St. Andrews, Kingston, Gagetown, Woodstock, Sussex, Westfield, St. Stephen, Hampton, Miramichi, St. George, Grand Lake, Westmoreland County & Sackville, Carleton, Bathurst, Shediac, Portland and finally Grand Manan.

The book concludes with an interesting set of appendices giving facts about the personnel and establishments of the colonial church during the period of the book's study.

A remarkably compact (145p) source of much information about the Church and its key personnel, made all the more accessible by its being instantly computer searchable with our FastFind technology enhancement.

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ISBN: 978-1-897405-63-5

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Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871 Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871
Product No. CA0192-S

* New edition including previously missing page and enhanced "FastFind."

Other than the government's official census this is probably the most exhaustive single source of information on the inhabitants of "The Dominion," and the two closely allied but still independent Provinces of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, in this period. In the Preface to the directory John Lovell, the editor and publisher, sets out the background to the conception and production of this mammoth work and from this it can be seen that his objective was to identify as many individuals as possible in the 6 Provinces. He did, however, appear to limit himself to listing only the "heads" of families and independent residents such as borders and roomers. Unlike so many contemporary directories, it includes people from all "walks" of life so laborers, farmers, tradesmen, merchants, "professionals," military, clergy, politicians, consuls and even representatives of the Crown all get "equal billing." Also in the alphabetically arranged lists are businesses and stores, usually showing the proprietor or manager as well as the address of the business. Frequently the business proprietors and managers are also listed in their own homes as well. Each listing for individuals gives the full name the occupation(s), the street address and an indication of the type of residence such as "h" for house, or "bds" for boards. The "commercial" listings give the name of the business, the nature of the business, the person to contact and the street address.

This is an essential resource for anyone researching Eastern and Central Canada in the late 1800's.

This is an enormous book of in excess of 2,500 pages. In order to make it more financially accessible to those who are only interested in one or two provinces we have published our reproduction in individual sections as well as the whole book.

We are indebted to the Historical Society of Ottawa for kindly loaning us this early directory so we could reproduce it for you on CD. Please join with us to thank them for their public spirited generosity in allowing us to make this rare and valuable book more accessible.

We have provided a free downloadable sampler of the book on our Downloads web page.

See "More information" below for details on how to update to the new edition.

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Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America - 1874 Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America - 1874
Product No. CA0104

There's nothing I can say to describe the contents of this book which isn't already printed in it.

The title page has: "Lovell's gazetteer of British North America: containing the latest and most authentic descriptions of over six thousand cities, towns and villages in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, And The North West Territories; and general information, drawn from official sources, as to the names, locality, extent, etc., of over fifteen hundred lakes and rivers, table of routes, showing the proximity of the railroad stations, and sea, lake and river ports, to the cities, towns, villages, etc., in the several provinces."

This CD is formatted to be read by any of the freely available PDF interpreter applications although we recommend the use of Adobe Reader™ version 4 or better for maximum compatibility. It will run on any computer which can run a PDF interpreter and read standard CDs. We have formatted the CD for text searches although the original book was carefully designed to make all the information readily available through alphabetized listings. The addition of our "bookmarking" has improved this accessibility to the point where text searching should hardly be used.

A "sampler" of pages extracted from the book is available on our Downloads page.

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The Loyalists of America and Their Times from 1620 to 1816 - 2 Volumes The Loyalists of America and Their Times from 1620 to 1816 - 2 Volumes
Product No. CA0182

In just two volumes this book, published in 1880, covers an enormous sweep of North American history and does so while encompassing events both at the national level and at the very personal level. An absolute necessity for those tracing their Loyalist roots.

It took Egerton Ryerson, himself a descendent of Colonel Joseph Ryerson of the famous Loyalist Ryerson family, 25 years to complete this book. This was not only due to his being employed as the Chief Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada from 1844 to 1876 but can also largely be ascribed to the enormous amount of personal research he did to determine his facts. Egerton, circulated an open letter requesting all descendants of the United Empire Loyalists to write to him, at his expense, and give him their histories and reminiscences. Many of the resulting letters are reproduced in this book.

We thank the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archive (Ontario), Curator Nicole Jackson, for allowing us to borrow the Volume 2 of this set from their collection. We subsequently purchased the Volume 1 to complete this CD. We have now donated our Volume 1 to them, both for safe keeping and to provide the Archive with a complete two volume, set.

We have placed a sampler of this book on our Downloads page if you wish to browse before you buy.

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Canada.  Its Defences, Condition, and Resources - 1865. Canada. Its Defences, Condition, and Resources - 1865.
Product No. CA0372

The author of this fascinating and instructive book, W. Howard Russell LL.D., has a number of books of a similar type to his credit and, arguably, he is best know for his two volume, My Diary, North and South, which reported his observations and experiences as he traveled the (relatively) newly independent American States during their civil war. The 2 volume, U.S. work forms the pre-cursor to this book, which is (almost) all about Canada and which the author refers to as a third volume although there is really no material connection with the previous 2 volumes except for a relationship in time and few references to previous stories.

The author’s tour took place in the interesting period following the emergence of “The Canadas” as a viable, and self sustaining, colony of Britain and the realization (by the inhabitants) that they were able to defend themselves from invasion from the south. And indeed that they must be able to form such a defence when Britain was too pre-occupied, with matters closer to home, to provide the forces for the preservation of the remaining colonies here.

In keeping with the diary format, the author recounts his impressions, observations, encounters and commentary as he journeys from New York city to Niagara (late in January) to start a trek across, and around, the (now) province of Ontario before heading east through (now) Quebec and New Brunswick into Nova Scotia and Halifax "en route" back to England.

Because I could not find any direct reference to them within the author’s text, it appears that the book’s publisher added the two excellent fold out maps of the whole of Canada to assist a reader unfamiliar with the country. One is for areas to the West of Lake Superior while the other is for the areas to the East. Major geographical features are marked, e.g., lakes, rivers, and mountains, in addition to locating many of the centers of trade or settlement - including the trading companies “houses” or “forts.”

Please click on the "More information" link below for further discussion of the contents of this book.

We would like to add a thanks to John Holyer of Ottawa Valley Antiques Shop, Douglas, Ontario ottawavalleyantiques.com for offering us the opportunity to make this digital recording of his valuable and rare old book so that the information it contains can be available to those without the wish to own the original.

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Epitaphs of St. Andrews, N.B. before 10 April, 1903. Epitaphs of St. Andrews, N.B. before 10 April, 1903.
Product No. CAG104

Transcriptions of about 77 memorials (presumably) found in a New Brunswick Presbyterian cemetery. No further information is offered in the publication but it appears the transcriber wanted to retain the text format because he has included “pipe” symbols which we interpret as indicating the end of a line. The number of names on each memorial and the amount of information provided varies widely.

Research indicates that this transcription is for memorials in the Greenock Presbyterian Church Cemetry,146 Montague St., St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick., E5B 1H8

Gleaned from: Acadiensis - Jan. 1906, Vol. 6 No.1, Published: 1906

by: David Russell Jack

Size: (pages) 10, (download) 0.96MB

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We have priced these Gleanings with consideration of their small size but this means that we cannot economically put them onto a CD, so we are offering them to you as direct downloads only. You can purchase any of the Gleanings through our web cart just like any CD product but in this case we will contact you by e-mail to get the product to you.

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Prominent People of New Brunswick - 1937 Prominent People of New Brunswick - 1937
Product No. CA0393

Title continues: in the Religious, Educational, Political, Professional, Commercial and Social Activities of the Province. Also, a Brief Historical and Biographical Reference to New Brunswickers of the Past and to others of the Province who have Attained Prominence Elsewhere.

Compiled by Lieut.-Colonel, C. H. McLean (1877 - 1940) and published by “The Biographical Society of Canada Limited” in 1937, this lengthy title doesn’t leave much that needs to be added to give you a picture of the content of this book.

In the traditions of “oldest first,” the book starts with a brief history of New Brunswick told from the point of view of those individuals who were the instigators of notable events, rather than the more traditional perspective of the events themselves. Following this is a listing of “Prominent People of the Past” the list being arranged in the order of their date of birth and providing a concise biography for each.

The main portion of the book is occupied by the list of living “Prominent People” although I have failed to discover in what order they are arranged (if any.) Individual listings vary in length from a line or two to over a whole page. The average length seems to be about 20% - 25% of a page or about 150 words.

As is common with this type of printed index, it only lists the primary subjects of the biographies and fails to include the names of all others mentioned as being associated with the subject such as wives, partners and other quite intimate acquaintances. In this digital edition this shortfall is remedied by our computer search capability which effectively indexes every word and phrase contained in the book. Our search function is further enhanced for our FastFind technology which renders search results almost instantaneously.

We have placed a list of names of all the (approx. 1000) Bio’s included in this book on our Downloads page. Click on “Downloads” on the left and then scroll down to “CA0393 - Prominent People of New Brunswick - 1937 Names List Download(75KB)”

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Mercantile Agency Reference Book; Dominion of Canada - 1893 Mercantile Agency Reference Book; Dominion of Canada - 1893
Product No. CA0371

Title continues: Containing ratings of the Merchants, Manufacturers and Traders Generally, throughout the Dominion of Canada, with an Appendix containing Banking towns, Banks, Branches, Etc.; Collection Laws of each Province, etc., etc. Published and printed by Dun, Wiman & Co., Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, St, John, Winnipeg, Victoria, Etc., March, 1893.

This book is a wonderful source for finding anyone in Canada around the year 1890 - 1900 if they were engaged in an occupation which involved buying wholesale goods from merchants who were not “local” to them physically. This included a very wide range of trades and professions ranging from itinerant peddlers buying one or two household essentials, to factory magnates buying raw materials by the ton, and included unexpected professions such as doctors buying drugs to dispense where (presumably) there were no pharmacists / druggists to be found. There are, of course, thousands of merchant shopkeepers of all types from General Stores to Furniture and Casket showrooms. In addition there is an appendix identifying all the banking institutions across the trading area, listed by Province, Area and Town/City and providing the name of their Mercantile agent.

The development of affordable, reliable, and “fast” transportation - particularly by rail - radically expanded the distance over which a trader could buy his supplies but, at the same time - took away the possibility for buyers and sellers to know each other both personally and by reputation. Thus there became a need to gauge the trustworthiness of a trading partner who was going to be in your debt, at a distance.

Starting almost by accident as a number of individual, local, fiscal reputation rating “referees” were already active in a few US cities. These “rating” services quickly expanded their reach across the whole of North America and then across the World into Europe and the Orient. Anywhere, in fact, where the business of trading goods and materials was carried on.

Click on the "More Information" for a description of the layout and content of the book.

This is an amazing resource, replete with scarce personal information, and well worth taking the extra time and effort that may be needed to extract that information.

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Mercantile Agency Reference Book; Dominion of Canada - 1893 (Eastern Provinces) Mercantile Agency Reference Book; Dominion of Canada - 1893 (Eastern Provinces)
Product No. CA0371-E

Title continues: Containing ratings of the Merchants, Manufacturers and Traders Generally, throughout the Dominion of Canada, with an Appendix containing Banking towns, Banks, Branches, Etc.; Collection Laws of each Province, etc., etc. Published and printed by Dun, Wiman & Co., Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, St, John, Winnipeg, Victoria, Etc., March, 1893.

If you wish to understand why this book, and others like it, were originally published please see the description of the complete Mercantile Agency Reference Book, under catalogue number CA0371.

The book is divided into four main geographical subject sections and a section about Canadian Financial Laws and Banks. This CD contains these Financial / Banking sections and the listings of merchants in Eastern Section, i.e.: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, P.E.I., the islands of St. Pierre de Miquelon, and the Magdalen Islands. The geographic area in question is illustrated on a “fold-out” map (bound before the New Brunswick section) showing topology, districts and places.

Also available on separate CDs are the complete book, i.e., the Dominion of Canada (CatNo. CA0371), the Western (Suffix -W), the Quebec (Suffix -Q) and the Ontario (Suffix -O) sections.

The towns and cities in a “Section” are listed alphabetically and bear a code which locates them on the relevant map. Most also show a little gazetteer like information about their size, location and major facilities. Below this information is an alphabetical list of the businesses, traders, merchants, etc., working there. Each is rated for their fiscal “strength” and “responsibility” and the type of their trade. In addition the general nature of their business is given in (abbreviated) plain language. The vast majority of businesses were run under their proprietor’s name so individuals can be found by a direct name search without a need to know their businesses trading name. Companies trading under a registered name usually show the names of the Proprietors in the listing.

This is an amazing resource, replete with scarce personal information, and well worth taking the extra time and effort that may be needed to extract that information.

Due to the poor print quality of this book we have elected to edit both the images and computer read text to maximize your ability to find and recognize people and businesses it records. We have been at pains to NOT introduce additional errors and a fuller explanation of the processes followed is provided to guide you in your researches and aid you in your searches.

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ISBN: 978-1-927503-18-8

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