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					OBSCURE SOURCES



 FROM LOCAL LIBRARIES
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY OBSCURE?

 Not generally thought of as a genealogy
 resource

 Hard to find
DIRECTORIES
 More than just Henderson s
                Henderson’s
   Business and professional
   Religious
   Political
   Ethnic
   Organizations
OTHER CENSUS RECORDS

 Censuses of the Red River Settlement
 1891-92 Census of Icelanders in Canada
 Palatine Mennonite C
 P l ti M                      Lists, 1664-1793
                 it Census Li t 1664 1793
 1918 Census of Independent Doukhobors
 1838 Census of Nova Scotia – indexes
 1798 Heads of Families P.E.I (in Duncan
 Campbell’s History of P.E.I.)
MILITARY

 Nominal rolls and muster lists
   Annotated Nominal Roll of Butler’s Rangers
   Nominal Rolls 3rd, 12th and 13th Regiment Canadian
   Mounted Rifles, CEF 1915-1916
                 Canada,                       1828-
   Men of Upper Canada Militia Nominal Rolls 1828
   29
                                         1914 1919
   Nominal Roll of the Fort Garry Horse, 1914-1919
   CEF 50th Bn Reinforcing Draft 1915
MILITARY

 Other lists
   Veterans of Icelandic Descent (Canada and the US)
   Register of Officers of the Confederate States Navy
   1861-1865
   General Officers of the Confederate Army
MILITARY

 Pay lists and other records
   Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Volunteer Militia, 1855-
   1914
   Monthly Pay Sheets
     Schools of instruction
     Caretakers
     Headquarters staff
     Provost Corps
ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (AND
THEIR CUSTOMERS)
 Scarlet and Gold nominal roll
 R.C.M.P Obituary Index 1933-1989
 R     t f
 Reports from 1874
 R.C.M.P collection on microfilm (from the
 Glenbow)
IMMIGRATION


 Calgary General Hospital [microform]
   Inspection of workhouse children 1896
   Immigrant patients admitted to the General
   I   i    t h ld t the Immigration Shed
   Immigrants held at th I    i ti Sh d
   Undesirable immigrants
 Wuerttemberg Emigration Index
IMMIGRATION

 Vesturfaraska, 1870 1914: a record of
                 1870-1914:
 emigrants from Iceland to America
 Emigration from Germany to Russia in the years
 1763 to 1862
 P       g
 Passengers f      Great Yarmouth
              from G t Y        th
 Bristol and America
 Emigrants from the Palatinate to the American
 Colonies in the 18th Century
BMD INDEXES AND STUFF

 St. Joachim, Fort Auguste (Fort Edmonton)
 1858-1890 Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
 Mayflower descendants and their marriages
 French and Native North American Marriages
 1600 1800
 1600-1800
 A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on
         Île
 Grosse Î in 1847
HISTORIES, MEMOIRS
HISTORIES MEMOIRS, BIOGRAPHIES

 Ethnic groups
   Alberta’s Pioneers from Eastern Europe,
   Reminiscences (3 volumes)
 Companies
           Co-op
   Calgary Co op the first 25 years
 Regiments
   History of the Fort Garry Horse
LISTS, LISTS
LISTS LISTS, LISTS

 City of Calgary voters lists
                 voters’
 Croatian Pioneers in America 1685-1900
 Vancouver Voters 1886
 V           V t
OTHER STUFF

 York Factory Medical Journal (HBC records)
 School Year Books
 Land R
 L d Recordsd
 Explorers Accounts
 Biography Clippings Files
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY OBSCURE?

 Not generally thought of as a genealogy
 resource
   Primarily for academic research –micro-history


 Hard to find
   Subject organization and known items
HARD TO FIND – SUBJECT KEYWORD
 Keyword subject with a location:

    i.e. Castor (for Castor, AB)
    Our farming roots in Castor [electronic resource]
    Town of Castor [cartographic material] : base map
    Memoirs of Castor and district [microform]

    i e Dauphin (for Dauphin, Man.)
    i.e.             Dauphin Man )
    Dauphin [microform] : the plentiful Dauphin (Man.) Board of Trade 1910
    An analysis of spatial patterns of polarization in the Brandon and
    Dauphin areas : the testing of a growth centre hypothesis
    Pioneer settlers : Ukrainians in the Dauphin area, 1896-1926
       Ewanchuk, Michael, http://www.ourroots.ca/toc.aspx?id=2614
HARD TO FIND – SUBJECT KEYWORD
 Keyword subject:
    i.e. Genealogy
    ie
    International genealogy and local history [electronic resource] : papers
    presented by the Genealogy and Local History Section at IFLA General
    Conferences 2001-2005 [electronic resource]
        Inc GIS data for Genealogy – See Maps Academic Data Geographic Information Centre
        Inc.                             Maps,           Data,
        (MADGIC) (also have census data, topo maps, air photos, fire insurance maps)
    Vancouver to Klondike and Canadian Yukon [microform] : map, routes and
    distances, steamer sailings, passenger fares and freight rates, Canadian
                     ,                  g
    customs duties, U.S. customs regulations, p                g g          ,
                                                 , placer mining regulations, miners'
    licences, outfits and price-lists, coasting laws
    Canadian Pacific Railway Company's Royal Mail Steamship Lines Atlantic service
    [microform] : Empress of Ireland ... sailing from Liverpool to St. John, N.B.,
    (landing mails at Halifax, N.S.), Friday, March 8th, 1912
    Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of
    300,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the
    seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries (MacKimmie Library Tower)
    The king's loyal Americans : the Canadian fact : marriage licences for Sunbury
    County, 1788-1829, passenger lists, and other lists, etc (12th floor Special
                                                                    h
    Collections)
HARD TO FIND – SUBJECT KEYWORD
 Keyword Subject with subject & format: (getting known items)
    i.e. Genealogy AND bibliography
    i G        l         bibli      h
    Passenger and immigration lists bibliography, 1538-1900 : being a
    guide to published lists of arrivals to the United States and Canada
                                       lists 1538 1825
    A bibliography of ship passenger lists, 1538-1825 : being a guide to
    published lists of early immigrants to North America 3rd ed

 Browse subject with format:
    i.e. Cookery
    Catalogue and price list of Newport, caterer and confectioner, 219 King
    St. East, Hamilton, Ontario [microform] 1891
    The Canadian housewife's manual of cookery [microform] : carefully
    complied from the best English, French & American works, especially
    adapted to this country 1861
HARD TO FIND – MICROFORMS
            y       g                            ,
 The library catalogue – location advanced search,
 limit to location & keyword place name
 (newspapers)
 Title (an require it to be a known item)
 Browse 3rd floor indexes
     Royal Commission on Economic Union and Development
     Prospects for Canada : index to brief reports. Canada. Royal
     Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry. [Microform index]
     (index by    ti i   t
     (i d b participant name)  )
     Public Archives of Canada Record Group 76 – Immigration.
     (CA1/AK76/I41 – found through browsing)
HARD TO FIND – KNOWN ITEMS
     j      y          g p y
 Subject keyword bibliography
 Proquest Dissertations and Theses (1861-
 p      )
 present)
 Micro-histories
   Ebrary (fulltext, including notes & bibliography)
   Cambridge Histories Online
                       p
   Oxford Scholarship Online
   Using other people’s bibliographies to find primary
   source sets
                               VS
HARD TO FIND – FULLTEXT – FREE VS. FEE
 Free – found on our database lists, but can be used from anywhere.
    Africabib.org
    Af i bib
    Alberta Airphoto Collection
    Alberta Local Histories
    Atlantic Canada Newspaper Survey
    Canadian Mail Order Catalogues
    Grande Prairie in Words and Pictures
    Oral history online
    Our Future Our Past
    Our Roots
                                                          y    j
    Sien Lok Southern Alberta Chinese Canadian Oral History Project

 Fee – need to be used on campus, but you can e-mail content.
HARD TO FIND – FULLTEXT - NEWSPAPERS
 International Coalition of Newspapers
 Early Alberta Newspapers Collection
 E l Alb       N             C ll i

 Economist historical archive
 Eighteenth century journals
 Globe and Mail, Canada's Heritage from 1844
 19th century British Library Newspapers
 19th century UK periodicals Series
 New York Times 1851-2006
 17th-18th century Burney Collection Newspapers
 Times Digital Archives
 Toronto Star Pages of the Past
        g
 Washington Post (1877-1993)
                          GOV. DOCS
HARD TO FIND – FULLTEXT – GOV DOCS.
 American state papers, 1789-1838
 Arab-Israeli relations, 1917-1970
 Associations Unlimited
 Declassified Documents Reference System
 House of Commons parliamentary papers
 Iraq 1914 1974
 I    1914-1974
 Making of modern law. Trials 1600-1926
 State Papers Online
 U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1980
HARD TO FIND – FULLTEXT – SOURCES
 Black thought and culture
 B i i h d Irish Womens'' L
 British and I i h W        Letters and Diaries
                                      d Di i
 China trade, politics and culture 1793-1980
 18th Century Collections Online
 Early Encounters in North America
 Early English Books Online
 Making of the Modern World
 North American Immigrant letters, diaries, and oral histories
 North American Indian biographical database
 North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950
 Oral history online
 Post-war Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement 1945-1950
OTHER STUFF?

 The Military Museums Library and Archives
 University of Calgary Archives
 Historical Corporate D t – B i
 Hi t i l C          t Data Business LibLibrary
 Maps, Academic Data, Geographic Information
 Centre (MADGIC Desk)
 Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

				
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