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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Biographies of The Long Point Settlers
Reprinted from The Long Point Settlers Journals
Digital Edition in PDF
The Long Point Settlers
Journals are quarterly publications edited by R. Robert Mutrie for over a
decade from 1993 to 2004. In all, twenty-eight issues were published under this
banner providing insights into the early pioneers and times of the Long Point
Settlement, the popular designation given to Norfolk County, Ontario
during the day. Many authors contributed their ancestral research trail to the
pages of the Journals with fully sourced
detail of both the Canadian and the colonial American background for the first
settlers. The biographies are unprecedented works making this an important
addition to the libraries of Norfolk
At the time, I produced a supply of back issues of The Long Point Settlers Journals for future availability. Over the succeeding years there has been a continuous demand for them and the publications have gradually gone out of print. As a result some of the historical and biographical stories became unavailable to family researchers. This new publication includes all of the biographies contained in the entire Long Point Setlers Journals series and again makes the diligently researched stories accessible today. Another publication with the historical articles is in the works.
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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.
The Long Point Settlers Journal Volume 1 Number 2
The Long Point Settlers Journal Volume 1 Number 3
The Long Point Settlers Journal Volume 1 Number 4
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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