Biographical Resources at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Vol. 1

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Biographical Resources at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Vol. 1

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This book provides the reader with a wealth of ideas for gathering material on shareholders, employees, apprentices and adventurers whose lives were linked to the Hudson’s Bay Company.

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Elizabeth Briggs and Anne Morton have written a fascinating new guide to this major international and genealogical resource which spans more than 300 years of history. The book provides the reader with a wealth of ideas for gathering material on shareholders, employees, apprentices and adventurers whose lives linked with the Hudson’s Bay Company. There are illustrations of documents which can be accessed in the Archives to obtain personal details of famous people or the ordinary man or woman who was involved with the Company. Topics discussed in this book include:

  • Officers & Servants’ contracts;
  • Employees personal accounts showing how they spent their wages;
  • Records of Apprentice Clerks, including application forms, photographs, testimonials, dental, medical and academic certificates, evaluation reports;
  • Records of service;
  • Pension records;
  • Wills and estate records for shareholders and employees;
  • Resources for Scottish, Irish, English, Welsh, Scandinavian, Swiss & other genealogy;
  • Resources for English Canadian, French Canadian, First Nation People, Métis & American genealogy;
  • Resources for information on shareholders and employees who never left British or their home shores;
  • Details of explorers and their expeditions to the Pacific Northwest & Arctic;
  • Early census information on First Nation People associated with the Company;
  • Records on employees who saw active military service;
  • Simple charts to locate appropriate microfilms for use in various national and international repositories (e.g. National Archives of Canada, Provincial Archives, Public Record Office, London England….);
  • Information on employees involved in companies which amalgamated with the Hudson’s Bay Company, e.g. the North West Company, Revillon Frères…..;
  • Glossary of terms used in documents;
  • Index to many names;
  • Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Briggs & Anne Morton

 

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