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In Search of Your Canadian Roots Paperback – Oct 7 1999

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; 3rd ed edition (Oct. 7 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771010990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771010996
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #148,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Baxter, the author of several "In Search of" books, returns with an updated version of his guide to Canadian genealogical research. As in the earlier editions, Baxter covers the basics of research. He also provides an interesting overview of major group migrations to Canada; discusses the importance of using LDS Family History Centers, the National Archives of Canada, and major records sources such as censuses, church records, and registers; and touches briefly on coats of arms. Baxter then devotes several chapters to each province's available records, archives, genealogical societies, cemeteries, and libraries. A bibliography at the end of the book provides general histories and genealogical readings. The book does not delve as deeply into source materials as does a provincial handbook like Brenda Dougall Merriman's Genealogy in Ontario (Ontario Genealogical Society, 1996. 3d ed.), but it does provide a very useful introduction to general Canadian research. Highly recommended for all collections. Grenham's new edition builds on its predecessor's excellent coverage of Irish genealogical sources. As in the first edition (LJ 1/93), a brief introduction to initiating a research project is followed by a discussion of the major sources. Although Grenham broadened the scope of this edition to include information about the holdings of the Family History Library and other repositories in Ireland, libraries should not discard the first edition, as it contains a large amount of data not to be found in the second. For instance, the new edition includes listings of Roman Catholic parish records rather than the Church of Ireland parish records listings that were part of the first edition. Information about manuscripts in the Genealogical Office and a list of family histories located in the National Library of Ireland are also omitted. Libraries that own James Ryan's outstanding Irish Records (Ancestry, 1997) will still want to purchase this book for its updated information. Recommended for all collections. Milner, a professional researcher and speaker, and Jonas, president of the British Isles Family History Society, offer their combined expertise to those in search of their English heritage. Geared more toward beginners than Mark Herber's Ancestral Trails (LJ 3/1/98), this starts with an excellent review of the basics of research and the procedures to acquire information from stateside libraries, LDS Family History Centers, and the Internet. Several chapters then address specific, complex sorts of records. Copious examples give readers an idea of what to expect. Icons point out tips, reminders, and case studies, and brief bibliographies for further reading are found throughout the book. For its thorough introduction and its direct approach to sometimes challenging records, this book is highly recommended for all libraries.DElaine M. Kuhn, Allen Cty. P.L., Ft. Wayne, IN
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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". . . this is the best reference book available for anyone approaching family history work in the Canadian provinces." -- --Forum [Review of prior edition]

"Anyone with relatives in Canada . . . will find assistance in these fact-filled pages." -- --Virginia Genealogist [Review of prior edition]

"As so many Americans have Canadian ancestors or relatives, U.S. libraries should find this useful to have on hand." -- --New York Genealogical and Biographical Record [Review of prior

"Excellent standard work on Canadian and other areas. Basic guide book." -- --P. William Filby, American & British Genealogy & Heraldry [Review of prior edition]

"Recommended for genealogists and genealogical collections with an interest in Canada." -- --American Reference Books Annual [Review of prior edition]

"Solid, comprehensive and informative--touching on every conceivable subject." -- --Southam News Service [Review of prior edition]

"This book is an excellent source of information for the researcher delving into Canadian ancestral roots. . . . even experienced researchers will find this compendium of data useful." -- --Western New York Genealogical Society Journal [Review of prior edition] --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Mr. Baxter starts with the assumption that you know nothing about genealogy and takes you step-by-step in the genealogical process. He makes it seem very easy but also warns of pitfalls that may occur. Along with his other books, In Search of English & Irish and In Search of German Genealogy, you will never need any other genealogy books. He has not written one for US research but he has the rest of the world covered. He tells you where to write for information, what kind of data you can expect from these places and gives examples of his own Canadian research. Buy this book and you will never be disappointed.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa66ec66c) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
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HASH(0xa712d33c) out of 5 stars You must get this book if you are serious about genealogy June 16 2000
By lwampach - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Mr. Baxter starts with the assumption that you know nothing about genealogy and takes you step-by-step in the genealogical process. He makes it seem very easy but also warns of pitfalls that may occur. Along with his other books, In Search of English & Irish and In Search of German Genealogy, you will never need any other genealogy books. He has not written one for US research but he has the rest of the world covered. He tells you where to write for information, what kind of data you can expect from these places and gives examples of his own Canadian research. Buy this book and you will never be disappointed.
HASH(0xa712d390) out of 5 stars Great book in great condition Dec 16 2012
By JK JAZZ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book after discovering I have at least one Canadian ancestor. I know nothing about genealogical research in Canada. This is a great book for figuring out how to proceed. I bought it used and it's in very good condition. I'm very happy with my purchase!
HASH(0xa712d7c8) out of 5 stars Helpful Canadian Genealogy Basics Feb. 15 2015
By Wendy N. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was written pre-internet so it is out of date. However, I found it very useful in giving me direction and basic understanding for researching my Canadian roots. I would definitely recommend it!
HASH(0xa712d7b0) out of 5 stars A great book and great service. Nov. 30 2009
By Ken J. Heeter - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone doing genealogical research in Canada needs to have this book on their own book shelf. It will be referred to over and over again.
HASH(0xa712db70) out of 5 stars Three Stars April 25 2015
By WILLIAM B. SNIDER - Published on Amazon.com
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Good book. However not as much information about the UAE Loyalists as I would have liked


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