Genealogy Publications – Links

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Link for Canadian provincial publications.

Paper Genealogy and Family History Magazines

Australian Family Tree Connections, monthly magazine especially for Australian family historians.

Family Chronicle, Canadian/US interests:

Family Tree Magazine (US), online articles, forums, also premium services:

Internet Genealogy, paper & digital editions:

Irish Roots magazine, paper and digital versions:

Your Family History, UK:

On-line genealogy and family history publications

“Genealogical Resources”, free digital newsletter, Vancouver Public Library:

The Global Gazette – Canada’s Genealogy & Heritage On-Line Newsletter, free:

Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, free and premium versions:

Genealogy Today – free newsletter: Genealogy Today Canadian Corner, regular articles, free indexes (pay databases):

Genealogy and Family History Books

Archive CD Books with links to Ireland and Australia Archive CD Books, free newsletter:

Abebooks, search for used historical and genealogy books:

Genealogical Fiction – Links

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Genealogy in Fiction list, from the Librarians Serving Genealogists:

Genealogy Fiction (mostly mysteries), Springfield City Library, MA, USA:

Crime Fiction Alphabet: G is for Genealogists, Reactions to Reading blog:

Christine’s Book List, Genealogy mysteries, book reviews and links of interest:

Genealogical Fiction – Who’s Writing? Winging It:

BC Historical Federation – 2010 Book Prizes

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This year’s British Columbia Historical Federation’s Annual Historical Writing Competition winners were announced at the Federation’s conference in Powell River in May, 2011.

The winner of the 2010 Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing was Sylvia Olsen for her book, Working with Wool: a Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater.

The other winners were:

Second Place: Dan Savard, Images from the Likeness House.
Third Place: Dorothy Faulkner, Elaine Park and Cathy Jenks, Women of Pender Harbour: Their Voices, Their History.

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Lives Lived West of the Divide – 2011 BCGS Family History Award First Prize

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Bruce Watson awarded First Prize, BCGS 2011 Family History Book Awards, July 2011.

Bruce McIntyre Watson, with BCGS President Lorraine Irving and BCGS Book Award Chair, Alice Marwood, at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library, July 2011, Surrey, BC.

Bruce McIntyre Watson’s three biographical volumes on fur traders working west of the Rocky Mountains to 1858, Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858, was awarded First Prize in the British Columbia Genealogical Society’s first annual 2011 Family History Book Awards, July 17, 2011 at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library’s annual Open House.  Details of some 3500 individuals are in these books; along with more from the results of the author’s twenty years of research into daily life in the fur trade. Although described as a ‘biographical dictionary’, all three volumes should be read together as each contains different information about the fur trade.

These were published through the Centre for Social, Spatial, and Economic Justice and are for sale through Volume 1 though is free there as an electronic book (PDF).  Also available at is Bruce’s Watson’s previous book, co-authored with Jean Barman, Leaving Paradise: Indigenous Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006).

Lives Lived West of the Divide, cover, Volume 1


BCGS 2011 Family History Book Awards

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The British Columbia Genealogical Society celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011 with a new annual book award to encourage family history research and writing in and about British Columbia, Canada. Books chosen must be written by a British Columbia author or relate to British Columbia family history.

The BCGS Family History Book Awards for 2010 are:

FIRST – Bruce McIntyre Watson, Lives Lived West of the Divide: A Biographical Dictionary of Fur Traders Working West of the Rockies, 1793-1858, 3 volumes, Centre for Social, Spatial and Economic Justice, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC.

SECOND – Dorothy Faulkner, Elaine Park and Cathy Jenks, with Pat Jobb, Maureen Wright and Karen Dyck, Women of Pender Harbour: Their Voices, Their History, Pender Harbour Living History Heritage Society, Madeira Park, BC.

THIRD – Nancy J. Hughes, Built by Luney Bros. Ltd.: Building a City and a Legacy Brick by Brick. Victoria, B.C., 1885-1962, Wildflower Publishing House, Victoria, BC.


Helen Piddington, Rumble Seat: A Victorian Childhood Remembered, Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC.

Ian Macdonald and Betty O’Keefe, Quiet Reformers: The Legacy of Early Victoria’s Bishop Edward and Mary Cridge, Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, BC.

Lynne Stonier-Newman, Peter O’Reilly: The Rise of a Reluctant Immigrant, Touchwood Editions, Victoria, BC.

Mahinder Kaur Doman Manhas, Zhindagee: Selected Stories of our first daughters, Victoria, BC.

Susan Dahlo and Alice Glanville, Schools of the Boundary: early schools in the Boundary area of British Columbia, British Columbia Genealogical Society, Richmond, BC.

To submit publications for the 2011 BCGS Family History Book Award, please contact Alice Marwood, Book Award Chair, at the BCGS by e-mail at: or by mail: P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, BC, CANADA, V6X 3T6.