Have you ever thought of using hotel registers as a genealogical resource? I haven't, but they would be a good resource to search for information about your ancestor in local libraris, and archives.
There will be a meeting of the Wellington County Branch on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Zehrs Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 1045 Paisley Road, Guelph, at which Dr. Kevin James, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, will talk about The Hotel Visitor’s Book: Secrets, Lies and Everyday Jottings.
In this talk, Kevin explores the value of the hotel register as a historical source, drawing on surviving books from Victorian Ireland to show how they illuminate infidelity, modes of travel and the social regimes of the hotel.
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Booklet #1 - The War of 1812: Canada and the United States
The booklet, “The War of 1812: Canada and the United States”, gives a synopsis of the causes of the War, and details the battles that took place (who, where, and when), and which included British forces, Blacks, and Aboriginal warriors who fought on both sides of the conflict.
Booklet #2 – Migration: Canada and the United States
These headings offer good examples of those who came to Canada, or of Canadians who left for the U.S, and why. The booklet gives a synopsis of what records to look for, the books written on the subject, where to find online resources, and a bonus list of some famous Canadians who migrated to the U.S.