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Offline DeniseA

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Historical books, documents, maps, newspapers, etc
« on: Sunday 15 January 06 21:03 GMT (UK) »
The Archive CD Books Project
http://www.archivecdbooks.ca/information.html

1901, 1911 Canadian Census Blank Forms
http://www.archivecdbooks.ca/downloads.html (bottom 1/3)
Canada/US - Aylestock, Cromwell, Lawson, Moore, Stonehouse
Kent - Cooper, Stock, Terry
Derby - Matthews, Rudkin, Sparham
Source: Library and Archives Canada's website www.collectionscanada.ca
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Historical books, documents, maps, census forms etc
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 January 06 21:17 GMT (UK) »
Wellington County Virtual History Book
Wellington County, Ontario
http://www.wcm.on.ca/tweedsmuir/search_name.php
Canada/US - Aylestock, Cromwell, Lawson, Moore, Stonehouse
Kent - Cooper, Stock, Terry
Derby - Matthews, Rudkin, Sparham
Source: Library and Archives Canada's website www.collectionscanada.ca
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Archaic medical terms / causes of death
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 February 06 20:44 GMT (UK) »
Will come in handy for historical medical terminology...

A Glossary of Archaic Medical Terms, Diseases and Causes of Death
http://www.antiquusmorbus.com/Index.htm

some historical diseases listed here:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam/disease.html

Medical lexicon late 1700s to late 1800s
http://www.archive.org/details/2medicallexicond00dunguoft

Medical Times & Gazette 1854
http://books.google.ca/books?id=XiQCAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover
Medical Times & Gazette 1858
http://www.archive.org/details/medicaltimesand12unkngoog
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Canadian  census  transcribed  data  2005 www.AutomatedGenealogy.com

Offline Glenn Baird

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Maps
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 February 06 00:29 GMT (UK) »
http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/

Was able to tracked a few people after landing in Canada.
Excellent 1880 maps of land owners.

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Taylor, Bechard, Gray, Baird

The Families of Glenn and Mona

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Re: Historical books, documents, maps, census forms etc
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 February 06 16:12 GMT (UK) »
1893 "Canadian almanac and directory"
http://www.archive.org/stream/canadianalmanacd46vancuoft#page/114/mode/2up

If you are lucky enough to have an ancestor of some historical significance, he might be listed here: Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
http://www.biographi.ca

An inventor? Manufacturer? Designer?...You never know! Database of Canadian Patents - 1869-1894!
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/patents/001038-100.01-e.php
and if invented more recently:
http://patents.ic.gc.ca/cipo/cpd/en/search/basic.html
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Re: Historical books, documents, maps, census forms etc
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 March 06 21:12 GMT (UK) »
Early Canadiana Online
http://www.canadiana.org/ECO

Toronto Then and Now
http://historicity.tpl.toronto.on.ca/

Toronto Digital Collections
http://digit.tpl.toronto.on.ca:8000/

Canadian Genealogy Centre Databases
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-500-e.html

Canadian Directories, Who Was Where
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/canadiandirectories/index-e.html

Toronto 1858 Tax Rolls & Toronto 1911 Street Finder
http://www.ontarioroots.com/1911/index.html



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Detailed Ontario atlas, with land owners names, late 1800s
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 27 April 06 21:13 BST (UK) »
Hi - not sure if this one is on here yet.  It contains digitized versions of the Ontario atlases that were published around 1880 for every county in Ontario. The name of the person occupying each lot/concession is printed on the map.  It is searchable by name and location. 

Often the names only have the first initial, so you need to be fairly confident about what township they were in in order to know you have the right person.  And, if your person was a "prominent member of society" they could pay to have their bio, photo, or photo of their house included in the atlas, so sometimes you find extra tidbits. 

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/Countyatlas/default.htm
Information given in census transcriptions is Crown Copyright http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Eagle (Yorkshire), Prior (Berkshire), Buckland (Nottinghamshire),
Short (Devon), Sinclair (Caithness, Scotland), Patterson (Co. Tyrone, Ireland)

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Re: Historical books, documents, maps, census forms etc
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 30 September 06 06:53 BST (UK) »
OURROOTS
A large selection of books to look through online (free)
http://www.ourroots.ca

INTERNET ARCHIVE
Large selection of books, directories, etc. as well as Way Back Machine where you can search (old) internet sites
http://www.archive.org/index.php

THE ONLINE BOOKS PAGE
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

EARLY CANADIANA ONLINE
http://www.canadiana.org/

PROJECT GUTENBERG
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

CANADIAN GENEALOGY & HISTORY BOOKS ONLINE
http://www.genealogysearch.org/free/bcanada.html



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Re: Historical books, documents, maps, census forms etc
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 01 October 06 05:20 BST (UK) »
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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