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  • Tales of Their Lives

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    The family biographies I have written are the stories of my ancestors, our ancestors: How they lived; how they struggled, being surrounded by their families, their social history, and geography until their eventual death. Some died prematurely while ...


  • Nii Ndahlohke

    Boys' and Girls' Work at Mount Elgin Industrial School, 1890-1915 by

    This book takes its title from the phrase for “I work” in Lunaape, the traditional language of Munsee Delaware people, and was inspired by the work of the Munsee Delaware Language and History Group. Written for the descendants and communities of ...


  • Through My Eyes

    The Journal of Belle Munro (Saskatoon 1908 to 1918) by

    Through My Eyes are the diaries of Belle Munro as imagined by her grand-daughter, Frances Margaret Munro. It chronicles the life and times of the Munro family from their arrival in Saskatoon in 1908 through to the end of the First World War. Through ...


  • Elizabeth, Child Bride

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    You’re twelve years old and your father tells you that you’re to marry a local merchant to save the family farm and settle an outstanding debt. The merchant, many years your senior, has made his desires for you quite clear and out of desperation, ...


  • By the Sweat of His Brow

    The R. M. Probstfield Family at Oakport Farm by

    “If I had promised to be a priest and kept my word, today I would be . . . a feted-up, high-living hypocrite in the so-called vineyard of the Lord, and not a farmer . . . earning his bread by the sweat of his brow.” Defying his Catholic parents’ ...


  • Tales From the Hollow

    The Story of Hogg's Hollow and York Mills by

    This story begins some 13,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, before travelling thousands of years ahead to the early pioneers and the farms they established, and right up to the present day. Readers will learn how the local St. John’s ...


  • History Matters

    Stories and Photographs from the Archives of the Lakes District Museum by

    Located in the geographic centre of British Columbia, the Lakes District is a unique region with a fascinating backstory. History Matters, the first book published by the Lakes District Museum Society in a half century, gives readers a glimpse into ...


  • American Mosaic

    The Known Ancestors of Robert Hilton Squires II by

    This book covers the history of multiple families whose only overarching connection is that they were all the ancestors of Robert Hilton Squires II, my brother-in-law. But these various genealogical strands intersected with many pivotal eras in ...


  • Fit to be Canadian?

    The Recreation Industrial Complex in Canada by

    In recent years, recreation scholars and professionals began calling for a return to municipal recreation’s historical roots as a “public good.” Blaming neoliberal ideology for the current pay-per-use model, these calls for a more inclusive ...


  • Insatiable Annie

    Reckless and Loose on the Streets of Toronto by

    Do you remember a time before computers? AIDS? smartphones? social media? Can you recall when disco reigned supreme? smoking was common? young women hung out in hip-hugger, bell-bottom bluejeans and halter tops? you made calls on a payphone? Can ...