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TORONTO IN THE 1850s: A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE 1853 TAX ASSESSMENT ROLLS AND GUIDE TO FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
This book with accompanying CD is for researchers with interests in mid-19th century Toronto. Maps and descriptions of the wards and streets will help you locate your ancestors and understand his or her neighbourhood. The research guide covers vital records, religious records and cemeteries, land records, immigration, directories, library and archives, and maps, as well as some historical background. The complete transcription of the 1853 City of Toronto Tax Assessment Rolls is included. It is fully indexed with over 9,000 names and occupations. 270 pages, plus pull-out map & CD included.
THE POLL BOOK FOR TORONTO OF THE 1841 ELECTION OF CANADA WEST
This new book contains a re-print of a document which was published after the riots associated with the first election of the United Provinces of Canada in 1841. This book contains more than 900 names and occupations of those who voted in this important election. As well, it contains a brief history of the events surrounding the election and the ensuing violence and riot which followed the results. 34 pages, background and full name index included.
USING FAMILY TREE MAKER TO DOCUMENT YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
A guide to using Family Tree Maker to document your family history. This booklet emphasises the need for sourcing events and includes guidelines, maps and tables of samples. It is filled with screen shots documenting the process. The full colour version includes full colour maps and screens; every page is colour.
Full Colour Version: $30.00 Canadian
B&W Version: $18.00 Canadian
RESEARCHING CANADIAN CENSUS: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY SEARCH CANADIAN CENSUS RETURNS (1842 - 1901)
The Canadian census returns from 1842 to 1901 contain valuable information for researchers. However, with limited indexes (the 1881 is fully indexed, but the 1871 is only indexed to Head of Household & Strays), it may be difficult to find your relatives. With several on-line resources available, this brochure guides you through the process and includes background information on what can be found on each census return.
MAXIMIZE YOUR RETURNS: USING DATABASE SEARCH ENGINES EFFECTIVELY
Online genealogy databases can overwhelm a researcher with too much of a good thing sometimes. A treasure trove of information can be returned from a query, yet it's difficult to isolate the exact record you want. This booklet will show you how to narrow the scope of your search to get meaningful and accurate information. We can help demystify the computerese and give you the upper hand.
DECIPHERING OLD HANDWRITING AND PRINTERS' LIGATURES
A guide to handwriting and printing conventions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This work is indispensable to the researcher having difficulty understanding the printed word in older documents. Different styles of handwriting prevailed in years gone by and we provide many examples to help you interpret the content of the original documents.