Forthcoming Canadian History Books

Here, gleaned from listings at CataList, are books on Canadian history scheduled for publication to mid-2023.

Unsettled: Lord Selkirk’s Scottish Colonists and the Battle for Canada’s West, 1813–1816
By (author):Robert Lower9781770417182
Paperback, Trade
ECW Press
Jun 06, 2023 

The Life and Times of Augustine Tataneuck

An Inuk Hero in Rupert’s Land, 1800-1834

By (author):Renee Fossett

9780889779266 Paperback, Trade
University of Regina Press
May 20, 2023

Room at the Inn

Historic Hotels of British Columbia’s Southern Interior

By (author):Glen A. MoffordForeword by:Greg Nesteroff

Paperback, Trade
Heritage House Publishing
May 16, 2023
McGill-Queen’s University Press

 May 15, 2023


Knopf Canada
Apr 25, 2023

A Night at the Gardens

Class, Gender, and Respectability in 1930s Toronto

By (author):Russell Field

Paperback, Trade
University of Toronto Press
Apr 25, 2023


Victoria’s Militia

Uniforms, Flags and Equipment of Canadian Milit 1837 – 1901

By (author):Rene Chartrand

Winged Hussar
Apr 25, 2023

Sheltering in the Backrush

A History of Twin Islands

By (author):Jeanette Taylor

Paperback, Trade
Harbour Publishing
Apr 22, 2023

Oak Island Odyssey

A Masonic Quest

By (author): Scott Clarke

Paperback, Trade
Nimbus Publishing
Apr 18, 2023

Expressive Acts:

Celebrations and Demonstrations in the Streets of Victorian Toronto

By (author):Ian Radforth

Paperback, Trade
University of Toronto Press
Mar 03, 2023

The William Cormack Story

Newfoundland Explorer & Beothuk Advocate

By (author):Ingeborg Marshall

Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Feb 21, 2023

Mercantile Mobility

Chinese Merchants in Western Canada

By (author):Helen Kwan Yee Cheung

Hardcover, Sewn,Printed dust jacket
University of Alberta Press
Jan 17, 2023

Barkerville Days

By (author):Fred LuddittWith:Karin Ludditt
Caitlin Press
Dec 23, 2022

Caillin Press
Dec 16, 2022

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Yuletide R&R
Each year around the holiday season, while regular news is scarce, the blog features humourous posts. Classics from past years will return. Your suggestions for new or favourite items are welcome.

Women are vastly underrepresented in Canada’s place names

Conservators bring passion, know-how to preserving history’s treasures
Features one of our favourite local entrepreneurs.

Why the Access to Information Act isn’t providing access to information

England is No Longer a Christian Country

East India Company discharged soldiers

Fold3 at 40% off
Today, Sunday 4 December, is the final day of the sale on new Fold3 subscriptions. Fold3 has an extensive collection of original military records, photos, and stories of the men and women who served — heavy on US records. Billed in one payment of US$47.95 for a one-year subscription, memberships automatically renew at the full rate. Make a note on your calendar to cancel before your renewal date if you don’t want to continue.

A weekly free newsletter from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. While the focus is on their own resources and US resources, there is some content of more general interest,

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Ann Burns, Anonymous, Basil Adam, Brenda Turner, Donna, Ken McKinlay, Gail B., Glenn Wright,  Margaret Dougherty, Unknown.

Ancestry adds North Yorkshire Parish Records

Another nice collection from Ancestry, with over 5 million entries linked to images of the original record from the North Riding Record Office, Scarborough.

North Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1558-1812 has 2,678,402 records.

North Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1921 has 1,432,220 records.

North Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937 has 791,373 records.

North Yorkshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1995 has 411,099 records.

The area covered is the modern archdeaconries of Richmond, Craven and Cleveland.

If you don’t find a record you think should be present, it may be that the register is still active in the church and has not yet been deposited in the record office. To find out, from the search page go to Browse the Collection, select the parish and the year range(s) will be displayed.

What’s New and Updated for the UK and Ireland at

The following English newspapers are newly added to

Title Place Pages Years
Daily Star London, London, England 8,592 1988–1997
Cambridge News Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England 8,295 1969
Liverpool Daily Post Liverpool, Merseyside, England 2,938 1978
Chertsey and Addlestone Leader Chertsey, Surrey, England 2,448 1997
Bedfordshire on Sunday Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England 2,082 1997
Uxbridge and Hayes Leader Hillingdon, London, England 1,938 1995
Wembley and Kingsbury Leader Brent, London, England 1,192 1997
Uxbridge Leader Hillingdon, London, England 1,016 1995
Ely Weekly News and Town Crier Ely, Cambridgeshire, England 996 1997
Louth Target Louth, Lincolnshire, England 768 1997
Leicester Advertiser, etc. Leicester, Leicestershire, England 431 1878
Leighton Buzzard on Sunday Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England 316 1997

These English newspapers with over 100,000 pages available received recent updates.

Title Place Pages Years
Evening Standard London, Greater London, England 2,366,539 1897–2022
The Guardian London, Greater London, England 1,111,836 1821–2022
Birmingham Evening Mail Birmingham, West Midlands, England 649,973 1967–1999
Evening Chronicle Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England 460,167 1885–1995
Evening Post Bristol, Avon, England 450,292 1962–1999
Cambridge Evening News Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England 424,940 1888–2000
Daily Mail Hull, Humberside, England 285,574 1896–1974
Western Morning News Plymouth, Devon, England 197,591 1860–1950
Burton Mail Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England 188,160 1912–1999
Nottingham Evening Post Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England 154,192 1878–1963
Grimsby Evening Telegraph Grimsby, Humberside, England 136,524 1939–1999
The Herts and Essex Observer Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England 126,671 1862–1999
Liverpool Mercury, etc. Liverpool, Merseyside, England 122,981 1811–1900
Bucks Examiner Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England 111,134 1906–1999
Hertfordshire Mercury Hertford, Hertfordshire, England 109,440 1868–1999
The Tamworth Herald, etc. Tamworth, Staffordshire, England 101,650 1870–1999

In addition the North Wales Weekly News from Colwyn Bay is updated to 115,122 pages from 1905 – 1999.

An additional 122 English, 5 Welsh,  4 Scottish and no Irish newspapers received updates, mostly for the 1990s.

The contents of the December 2022 issue of the Genealogists’ Magazine from the Society of Genealogists are:

Spotlight On The Society of Genealogists Digital Collections: Evidences: Miscellaneous Wills Abstracts and Other documents
Else Churchill

The Folvilles of Ashby Folville
David J. Lewis

Agricultural Hiring Fairs in England
Dr Stephen Caunce

Little Italy – London’s Italian Quarter
Tudor Allen

The Separate System of Prison Discipline at Wandsworth and Elsewhere
Peter Maggs

Top Tips and Techniques – Some Ideas for Looking at Genealogy Brick Walls Before 1837
Else Churchill

Our Ancestors Never Cease to Amaze – The Calotype; Measures/Felzani
Helen Dawkins LRPS

UPDATE: The strange numerical title to this post occurred as I omitted to choose one myself.

Findmypast Weekly Update

Norfolk Wills & Probate
This new collection comprises over 257,000 index records and spans 1301-1858. In them, you’ll find information such as name, year, residence, and title – which will often include their occupation and birthplace. There’s usually a link to the catalogue of  the Norfolk Record Office where the original is held.

From the Archdeaconry of Norfolk, these records cover 14 Deaneries: Blofield, Breccles, Brisley, Flegg (including Greater Yarmouth), Holt, Ingworth, Lynn (including King’s Lynn), Lynn Marshland, Norwich, Sparham, Taverham, Thetford, Toftrees, and Walsingham.

Norfolk Banns and Marriages
Over 65,000 records from 361 parishes are added to this collection as early as 1702. Each transcript has an attached image. For post 1 July 1837 marriages, it is the local copy of the marriage certificate.

Findmypast’s Norfolk Parish List has information on the years for which baptism, banns, marriage and burial records by parishes

On the Horizon: from Ancestry

Information from Ancestry is to expect the following new UK databases, probably in December.

  • North Riding Parish (Yorkshire)
  • West Sussex Electoral Registers
  • East Sussex Electoral Registers
  • Web: Scottish Sheriff Court Paternity Processes or Case Papers 1752-1921.

Also anticipated are updates to Marriages for Canada, Australia,  the UK, and the USA.

FamilySearch adds Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900

New to FamilySearch, Catholic church parish registers for 1,370,572 baptism, marriage, and death entries that took place in Ireland and Northern Ireland from 1740-1900. The collection also contains a few confirmations, dispensations, and funeral records. 

Transcript records may include: name, parents, spouse, father’s occupation, residence, date of birth, date of marriage, burial date, and much more, depending on the record type. There are no linked images.

The original records are at the National Library of Ireland.

It was a diversion to find a few records for the name Marmon. According to the 1911 census for Wales my G-Grandfather John was born in Kilkeel, Co Down ca 1837, and although neither he nor his father Peter are found in this collection, there are Marmon records for “Kilcoo, Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland.”

Kilcoo and Kilkeel are adjacent civil parishes. Did one Catholic church serve both? Some of those Marmon records mention addresses Moyad, and Tutlaree. The first is a Townland in the Civil Parish of Kilcoo, and the Poor Law Uninion of Kilkeel, the second is a mystery. There are also entries for the Marmion varlant.

Scotland’s 1921 census opens online

If you’re reading this after 9 am GMT on 30 November, 4 am EST, ScotlandsPeople should give you access to the 1921 census of Scotland. Don’t try to jump the gun; the site expects to be offline for three hours before the release.

As with the 1921 census for England and Wales, new in this census is information on where people worked.

In preparation, ScotlandsPeople suggests checking your login details, reading the census records online guide and topping up the credits in your account. Census returns cost 6 credits (£1.50) to view.

The census was taken on 19 June 1921, so the release is 164 days after completing the 100th year.

Will Library and Archives Canada take this as a benchmark or the much shorter period between the availability of the 1950 US census and the 1921 census of England and Wales?

British Newspaper Archive November additions

The British Newspaper Archive now has a total of  60,154,616 pages online (an increase from 58,888,233 last month).

This month 177 papers had pages added (147 in the previous month). There were 32 (18) new titles. Dates range from 1821 to 1999.

The 27 newspapers with more than 10,000 pages added are:

Chester Chronicle 1821-1824, 1880, 1883-1888, 1890-1892, 1894-1896, 1898-1913, 1919-1938, 1946-1949, 1952-1957, 1962-1985
Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph 1941, 1945-1948, 1951, 1953-1958, 1960, 1962-1964, 1973, 1976-1981, 1985-1988, 1990, 1992, 1996-1997
Alderley & Wilmslow Advertiser 1897, 1925-1937, 1939-1944, 1947, 1949-1977
Bristol Evening Post 1962-1965, 1970-1972, 1974, 1981
Nottingham Evening Post 1974-1979, 1998
Runcorn Guardian 1940-1941, 1944-1947, 1949-1950, 1952, 1955-1984
Newcastle Evening Chronicle 1921-1925, 1928-1937
Nottingham Guardian 1892, 1956, 1959-1961, 1963-1964, 1967, 1969-1971, 1973
Liverpool Daily Post 1930, 1932-1933, 1935-1937
Cambridge Daily News 1970-1972
Daily Record 1999
Nottingham Evening News 1956-1958, 1960-1963
Hull Daily Mail 1967-1970
Grimsby Daily Telegraph 1998
Brentwood Gazette 1996-1998
Southport Visiter 1996-1998
Royston and Buntingford Mercury 1996-1997
Dover Express 1995, 1997-1998
Burntwood Mercury 1996-1997, 1999
North Wales Weekly News 1996, 1998-1999
Irvine Herald 1996-1997
Bebington News 1995-1997
Sutton Coldfield Observer 1996-1997
Ormskirk Advertiser 1994, 1997, 1999
Esher News and Mail 1938-1939, 1946-1965, 1973-1974
Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 1997-1998
Dumfries and Galloway Standard 1997-1998

OGS Families

While at the OGS website renewing my membership, I recalled recent information that a new issue of the Society journal Families is available. It’s a benefit of membership that isn’t of particular value to me as I don’t have Ontario ancestry, and it isn’t as “in my face” as when it came by snail mail. I took a look anyway.

It’s available online to members, along with issues back to 1962 when it was known as the Bulletin. You can search the Index from 1962 – 2007. Has any thought been given to making the complete corpus full-text searchable? There must be hidden names and places in the text of interest to many members that haven’t made their way into TONI.

I’ll resist the temptation to spoil the enjoyment and enlightenment you might get from reading the  November 2022 issue. It has these main articles.

The Stover Family in Norwich, Ontario
A Bit About War Brides
Taking Your Genealogical Education to the Next Level
Alan’s Genealogy Lists
Coral’s Corner, Mystery Photos, and more!

In her managing editor’s column Heather McTavish Taylor, now returned from other OGS duties, states her goal is “to evolve Families into a much anticipated, “must-read” journal for our members in the future.” A new working group for Families, made up of members, is in place to help steer the direction for the journal.

Scanning some past issues, it’s evident its nature has changed. Back in August 2006, the last and only time I published an article in Families, it was more “academic” with many citations. Is that what Families readers want today?