Saturday, January 16, 2010

CCGS Library – New Books -- January 2010

CCGS Librarian Betsy Ferris has announced the following new additions to the CCGS Library:

Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1751-1858, Volume 3, by Terrence M. Punch, is the third in a series of volumes with various passenger lists, cemetery records, a few vital records, newspaper notices, etc. concerning Irish settlers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Unlike the two earlier volumes in our collection, which concentrate on Nova Scotia, this new one does include some information on the other three provinces.  (929.3 PUN)

A History of Taunton Massachusetts, 2nd ed., by William F. Hanna, was published in 2008 by the Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton and covers the period from 1637 to the present, 2006.  (974.44 TAUNTON)

Google Your Family Tree: Unlock the Hidden Power of Google, by Daniel M. Lynch has tips on how to use the powerful search engine, Google, for family history research.  Using examples drawn directly from genealogy, Lynch explains how to narrow a search to a manageable number of hits, how to use special features, such as Google books, Google earth, Google alerts, and more.  (929.1 LYN)

Family Chronicle’s Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929, and More Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929 are drawn from columns published in Family Chronicle magazine with the expertise of Maureen Taylor.  Included in each volume are many examples of different types of photos picturing people in the clothing and hairstyles of their time, making it easy for anyone with an old undated photo to make a comparison for identifying when the picture was taken.  (929.1 FAM)

The Peckham Family, by Charles Wesley. Peckham, Sr., was a gift to our CCGS Reading Room from the author.  The book traces the family from its roots in England to Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts in the 1600’s.  (92 PECKHAM)

See other recent additions.