New Books on the Members Only page

We recently added new books to the Members Only page.  The Refugee by Benjamin Drew is a collection of “narratives of fugitive slaves in Canada”.  Included are stories from former slaves who settled in Chatham, Buxton, Dresden, Dawn, Windsor, Sandwich, Amherstburg, Colchester and Gosfield.

For those with ancestors who settled first in the USA, Colonial Families of the United States may be of interest. Included are the history, genealogy and armorial bearings of colonial families who settled in the American colonies from the time of the settlement of Jamestown 13 May 1607 to the Battle of Lexington 19 April 1775.

For those with ancestors from France and the interest in what was happening in Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Francis Parkman 8 part series France and England in North America may be of interest. The eight parts include Part 1: Pioneers of France in the New World;  Part 2 : The Jesuits of North America; Part 3:   La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West; Part 4: The Old Regime in Canada; Part 5: Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; Part 6: A Half Century of Conflict; Part 7: Montcalm and Wolfe; Part 8: The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada.