200 name-rich, searchable volumes covering almost 350 years of history have now been made available online.
Findmypast.co.uk today announced the recent addition to their world subscription of Canadian books from Archives CD Books Canada. The collection of books covers numerous subjects in 200 volumes that span almost 350 years of North American heritage from across the continent. The Canadian Books are now available in findmypast.co.uk’s continually growing collection of US and Canadian resources as a core resource for Canadian and Scots-Irish researchers.
Dating back to the 1600s, the Canadian books boast 71,000 pages of items including military, religious, occupational and immigration records, business directories, published genealogies and BMDs. While a primary Canadian resource, its scope of literature crosses over various nationalities and US territories. With titles such as Sketches of Irish Soldiers, The Scotch-Irish of California, and German-Canadian Folklore the collection is valuable for people with Canadian ancestry and those who can trace their origins back to the UK or Europe.
The books feature a large number of military records with various nominal rolls and rolls of honour relating mostly to the First World War, such as those for The Royal Montreal Regiment, 14th Battalion, University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918 and 31st Canadian Infantry CEF 1914-1919.
“The vast amount of information in these books touches upon almost every aspect of daily life in the past,” says Debra Chatfield, Marketing manager for findmypast.co.uk. “As a fundamental backbone for Canadian research, this addition furthers our mission to bring together strong resources from all parts of the English-speaking world that your ancestors migrated to.”