Canada Early Immigration Bibliography and Suggested Reading (National Institute)

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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Canadian:Immigration Records  by Patricia McGregor, PLCGS. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).
  • Arsenault, Bona. Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens, vol. 1. Histoire des Acadiens. Montreal: Editions Leméac Inc., 1978.
  • Babineau, René. Brief History of Acadie 1604-1984. Richibouctou, N.B.: René Babineau, 1984.
  • Burpee, Lawrence J. and Marius Barbeau. “The People of Canada”, Patterns of Canada. Megill, Wm. J. ed., Compiled for the Canadian Geographical Society. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1967.
  • Crone, Kennedy. “La Ville de Montreal”, Patterns of Canada. Megill, Wm. J., ed., Compiled for the Canadian Geographical Society. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1967.
  • Deveau, J. Alphonse. Two Beginnings, A Brief Acadian History. (a translated summary of a two part volume entitled Notre Heritage Acadien). Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: Lescarbot Press, 1980.
  • Francis, Daniel. Battle For the West, Fur Traders and the Birth of Western Canada. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1982.
  • Gagné, Peter. King’s Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi, 1663-1673. Quintin Publications, 2001.
  • Hudson’s Bay House.Hudson’s Bay Company – A Brief History. London, 1934.
  • Knowles, Valerie. Strangers at Our Gates, Canadian Immigration and Immigration Policy 1540-1990. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1992.
  • MacEwan, Grant. French in the West/Les Franco-Canadiens dans l’Ouest. Saint-Boniface, Manitoba: Éditions des Plaines, 1984.
  • More, J. F. The History of Queen’s County, N.S. Canadiana Reprint Series No. 27, Belleville: Mika Studio, 1972.
  • Roper, Sydney C. D., compiler. The Statistical Yearbook of Canada for 1890. Ottawa: Department of Agriculture, 1891.
  • Smith, Dr. Edward. Migration Patterns in Canada. Toronto: Heritage Productions #HE09, 2003.
  • Wade, Mason. The French Canadians 1760-1945. Toronto: MacMillan Co. of Canada, 1955.
  • Williams, Glyndwr. “The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Fur Trade 1670-1870”, special issue of The Beaver, Autumn 1983. Winnipeg: Reprinted and published by the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1991.


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