R. Robert Mutrie’s definitive reference to Norfolk County’s pioneers, the encyclopedic The Long Point Settlers, catalogues the surviving historical record of those who pioneered in the Long Point Settlement (Norfolk County) by 1815. It is the definitive guide to more than 500 of Norfolk’s earliest families, indexing more than 3,500 names.
This alphabetic reference work lists each settler and his family. All sources cited are contemporary to the pioneers, including documents and letters they wrote themselves; government, court and church records, land petitions, surveyor reports, assessments, wills, marriage registers, militia records, obituaries, and more. Modern cemetery transcripts document many of their final resting places.
You can spend years duplicating the author's effort, scouring the same archives Robert did, or you can buy this complete and fully documented resource to Norfolk County's founding families.
Crammed full of details unavailable in any other single source, Long Point Settlers is Resource One for Long Point Settlement researchers, many of whom describe it simply as their research Bible.
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In editing The Long Point Settlers Journal, I had two primary goals. First, it was my intention to make hard to find historical material available to the subscribers. My second goal was to preserve the decades of research done by Norfolk family historians. However, in time some issues of The Long Point Settlers Journal themselves became hard to find as they went out of print and both goals became lost.
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Little did I know at the launching of The Long Point Settlers Journal in January 1994 it would one day become a digital publication. In those times the Internet was in its infancy and e-mail unknown to me. All correspondence with authors and proofreaders, and the distribution to subscribers crawled along at a snail’s pace through the postal system. Each issue took months to compile, print and distribute.
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