recently added to the St. Louis Public Library's collections:
1. Bratti, Roberta G., N. H. Ross & P. W. Derick. Dennis,
Massachusetts Vital Records 1793- 1900. 3 Vols. Plymouth, MA: Society of Mayflower
Descendants, 1993. 929.3744
2. Doherty, Frank J. The Settlers of the Beekman Patent Dutchess
County, New York: An Historical & Genealogical Study of all the 18th Century Settlers
in the Patent. 6 Vols. Pleasant Valley, NY: Frank J. Doherty. 929.3747
This work-in-progress covers settlers in a distinct part of New York
State. Recently acquired are the newly published Volumes 5 & 6.
3. Eldridge, Carrie. An Atlas of Southern Trails to the
Mississippi. Chesapeake, OH: Carrie Eldridge, 1999. 976
A map series of the most-used migration trails in the mid-Atlantic &
southern states for westward movement toward Missouri & along the Mississippi River.
4. Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. 3
Vols. NY: Oxford UP, 2003. 929.40973
Entries give country of origin, definition, variant spellings & in
some cases, forebears & U. S. commonality.
5. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the
Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. 21 Vols. Plymouth, MA:
General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1984-2001. 929.374
Recently acquired are the newly published Volumes 8-21.
6. Myers, Thomas G. Bucks County, Pennsylvania Orphans Court
Records 1685-1852. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, 2000. 929.3748
Entries include names of parents & child(ren), date, court file
number & description of situation that orphaned the child(ren).
7. Soper, Clarise, & Myrna Lazenby. Abstracts of Marion
County, Mississippi 2nd District Marriage Records (Held in Lamar County, MS). Carrollton,
MS: Pioneer Publishing, 1999. 929.3762
Entries include book & page in the original records, name of bride
& groom, name of parent giving consent, date of license & date recorded.
8. Weatherbee, F. W., Jr. Georgia Veterans & Their Widows Who
Applied for Government Pensions in Alabama. Montgomery, AL: Pioneer Publishing,
Includes name of veteran & spouse, rank & unit of veteran &
county of residence. Provides the veterans Civil War unit, the key to finding
9. Wiltshire, Betty C. Webster (formerly Sumner) County,
Mississippi Marriage and Will Records With Greensboro Cemetery. Carrollton, MS:
Pioneer Publishing, N.D. 929.3762
Marriage records cover 1874-1906; wills cover 1874-1930s.
We are also proud to announce that we now have a subscription to HeritageQuest,
a genealogy Internet site. One of its most popular features is an index to the 1910
Census. They will also be adding the PERSI Genealogy Magazine Index later this year.
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Please note that some of these items are written in French. It may seem
that Canada is a long way from Missouri, but St. Louis began as a French village &
there were many other French settlements in Michi-gan, Illinois & Missouri. Many of
those settlers were from Canada.
1. Rowder, Norman K. Early Ontario Settlers: A Source Book.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1991. 929. 3713
Includes a wide variety of census returns & provisioning lists from
the 1780s, including a large number of American colonists, Loyalists & British
soldiers. Some of the material covers Detroit & southern Michigan, which was a part of
British Canada until 1796.
2. Dionne, N.-E. Les Canadiens-Francais: Origine des Familles;
Emigrees de France, dEspagne, de Suiesse, etc., Pour Venir se Fixer au Canada,
Depuis la Fondation de Quebec Jusqua ces Derniers Temps et Signification de Leurs
Noms. 1914. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. 929.4
Primarily a surname dictionary, but includes the European area where the
name originated in most cases & sometimes its first appearance in French Canada.
3. Elliot, Noel Montgomery, ed. The Central Canadians 1600-1900:
An Alphabetized Directory of the People, Places, and Vital Dates. 3 Vols. Toronto:
The Genealogical Research Library, 1994. 929.37127
Materials gathered from various sources to create a census-type list of
inhabitants of Ontario & Manitoba between 1600-1900. Many families with connections to
Michigan, New York & other border states are included.Entries list name, date, where
the family resided, occupation & source material.
4. Elliot, Noel Montgomery, ed. The French Canadians 1600-1900: An
Alphabetized Directory of the People, Places, and Vital Dates. 3 Vols. Toronto:
Genealogical Research Library, 1992.
5. Faribault-Beauregard, Marthe. La Population des forts francais
dAmerique: Repertoire des baptemes, mariages, et sepultures celebres dans les forts
et les etablissements francais en Amerique du Nord au XVIII3 siecle. Montreal:
Editions Bergeron, 1982.
Censuses of various French forts in Canada, Michigan & Illinois.
Entries include each member of the family, census date, occupation & marital status.
6. Fraser, Alexander. United Empire Loyalists: Enquiry into the
Losses and Services in Consequence of Their Loyalty: Evidence in the Canadian Claims. 1905.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994. 971.024
Transcripts of property & other losses of those who fled to
Canada. Includes information about economic status & where each family lived in the
7. Jette, Rene. Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles du Quebec
des Origines a 1730. Montreal: Les Presses de lUniversite de Montreal.
To be used in conjuction with Tanguay. Entries include place & date
of birth, marriage & death, occupation & sometimes appearance.
8. Lussier, Irenee, ed. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens
Francais (1608-1760). 3 Vols. Montreal: Institut Genealogique Drouin. 929.371
9. Massicotte, E. Z., ed. Canadian Passports 1681-1752.
New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1975. 929.371
Transcriptions of the passports granted by the French government to
voyagers, allowing them to trade directly with Indian tribes of the North American
interior. Many passed through (and left families in) St. Louis.
10. Natural Resources Canada. Concise Gazetteer of Canada.
Ottawa: Natural Resources Canada, 1997. 929.4
Standard source for Canadian-place names.
11. Reid, William D. Death Notices of Ontario. Baltimore,
MD: Clearfield Publishing, 1997. 929.3713
Transcribes Ontario death notices from various newspapers approximately
12. Robbins, Douglas A. Early Marriages in the Niagara Peninsula.
St. Catherines, Ontario: Douglas A. Robbins, 1991. 929.3713
Indexes 19th-century Niagara Falls area marriages. Includes names of the
bride & groom, the date of the marriage & the source.
13. Tanguay, LAbbe Cyprien. Dictionnaire Genealogique des
Familles Canadiennes Depuis la Fondation de la Colonie Jusqua nos Jours. 7
Vols. 1871-1890. NY: AMS Press, 1973. 929.3714
Volume 1 covers the 17th century, while Volumes 2-7 cover the 18th
century. Includes vital records for Illinois & Missouri families. Usuallylists name,
birth or baptismal date & place, marriage date & place, spouse, spouses
parents, children with birthplace & date & death place & date.
14. Wilson, Thomas B. Marriage Bonds of Ontario 1803-1834.
Lambertville, NJ: Hunterdon House, 1985. 929.3713
Includes names of bride, groom & bondsmen, date of marriage &
whether both parties were of age.
15. Wood-Holt, B. The Kings Loyal Americans: The Canadian
Fact: Marriage Licenses for Sunbury County, 1788-1829 Passenger Lists and Other Lists, etc.
Saint John, New Brunswick: Holland House, Inc. 1990. 929.371
A history of the Loyalists in Canada, as well as marriage indexes,
passenger lists & cen- suses of various areas. Includes some French Protestants as