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Here you will find a few special interest books - local history, genealogy, gardening and more! 

See the list below and click on the subject that interests you most.

Local History (Old Durham County, Ontario)
Bible Christians (a branch of the Methodists)
Genealogy
Gardening
Wild Plants

 
Identifying Heritage Apples Across Ontario

 IT'S HERE!!!!
The only book you will ever need to identify those wonderful old apples you find all over our countryside growing abandoned.
Are you a forager?  Do you live on a property with old apple trees?  So many people want to know about Heritage Apples!
Well, search no further.  This book is laid out county by county  then township by township across Ontario, listing the heritage varieties that used to be grown in that area.
You will find that some apples grew in the western end of the province, but not in the East, and some grew in the central regions, but not in the east or the west.  AND you'll find out which apples were truly Canadian!
$25.00
Please go to the orders page or contact the author here.
WW1 Nursing Sisters of Old Durham County

This book features 36 nurses from WW1 who had a connection to the old Durham County.
Find out what their lives were like 'over there'; what happened during their service?; where did they serve?;  what were their lives like after the war?
See dozens of photos of the hospitals and camps in which they worked.
These women were connected to all six of the townships in the former county and include:
Winifred Alward, Mabel Emma Bruce, Morna Duckett Williams Brunton, Carrie Louise Cherry, Annie Copeland, Jessie Evelyn Coulter, Irene Pearl Courtice, Emma Frances Elliott, Flora Mary Galbraith, Lilian Beatrice Garrard, The three Grant Sisters, Harriett Hudspeth, Florence Alexandria Hunter, Ada Andrews Kemp, Mabel Gertrude Lucas, Jessie Evelyn Martin, Marion Etta McLean, Myrtle MacMillan, Edith Elgin McNaughton, Mary McNaughton, Sadie Emma Might, Emma Elizabeth Murton, Helen Noble, Gwladys Eleanor Phelps, Edith mary Prout, Pansy Ethel Roberts, Margaret Morrison, Ross, Dorothy Mary Sanderson, Irene Louise Sharpe, Annie Lois Small, Eleanor Wynona Stainton, Alice Frances Stevenson, Anna Elizabeth Henning Whitely, Pear Edna Wood.

Sher was interviewed about this book on Cobourg Radio Station, 89.7.  The program aired November 9th, 2014.  It is in two parts.  To hear both or either part, please click here and here.

Over 300 pages of local history - something interesting on every page! 

THE CHURCHES OF OLD DURHAM COUNTY

After nearly 3 years of research, this book is now ready for you, the reader!  Old Durham County no longer exists.  It used to contain the townships of Darlington, Clarke, Hope, Cartwright, Manvers and Cavan.  When Durham Region came into being in the 1970's, only 3 of the original townships were kept to help make the new Region.  The others were sold off to the surrounding Counties: Manvers went to Victoria County, Cavan went to Peterborough County (and is now joined with South Monaghan) and Hope went to Northumberland County (the township and town have now amalgamated and are known as Port Hope).

Within all these areas there were over 240 churches - today there are only 70 churches.  Where did they all go?  Are the buildings still standing?  How can I go and find them?

The history section of each church tells you where each of the small congregations were located (some are still marked by the old cemetery, though the church has been gone for many years).  It is laid out so that you can see why the church closed and where the congregation went as a result.

For anyone interested in local history, this book is a must for their bookshelf.

Order this book today!  If you have questions, please e-mail the author, Sherrell Branton Leetooze

Always a great gift for the family researcher/historian in your family

A sourcebook to help  family researchers find their ancestors in the Lowlands and Borders of Scotland.

Having a hard time finding documentation?  Search no more!  This sourcebook offers you:
maps
libraries
museums
archives
family history societies
internet resources

for each county of the Lowlands and Borders.  There are 16:
Ayrshire                                                                Berwickshire
Clackmannanshire                                                                     Dumfriesshire
East Lothian                                                                                     Fifeshire
Kinross-shire                                                                                  Kircudbrightshire
Lanarkshire                                                                                      Midlothian
Peeblesshire                                                                                    Renfrewshire
Roxburghshire                                                                              Selkirkshire
West Lothian                                                                                  Wigtownshire

Order today!  Contact Sher         Go to our orders & shipping page for some details

The Ulster Sourcebook helps researchers navigate their way across Ulster's Counties.  With lists of parishes and townlands for each county, it also shows you where to write for information: libraries, museums, archives, family history societies, local history societies, and much much more!

    Go to the Orders & shipping pages for more information

ALL SHER'S BOOKS ARE SELF PUBLISHSED WITHOUT GRANTS OR SUBSIDIES.  WHEN PAYING FOR YOUR BOOKS PLEASE PAY IN A TIMELY MANNER, SO SHER CAN CONTINUE TO RESEARCH AND WRITE BOOKS OF INTEREST TO YOU.