Here are books that I own physically or digitally that I have collected to help with family history research. I believe in supporting family historians who share their work with others, but I also understand how disappointing it is to spend money on a resource you can’t get from the library only to realize there is nothing relevant in it. If you see a book of interest below, I am happy to help you figure out if it will be helpful (check the table of contents, index, or offer a general sense of what you will find in it). While many of the family history books may not speak about your family directly, they are very good for relaying a sense of what it was like for them. The list is in alphabetical order by author surname.

If you are looking for a specific title, WorldCat can locate the closest library that has it in its collection.

Under Construction

  • Winnipeg: A Social History of Urban Growth, 1874-1914 by Alan F.J. Artibise (1975)
  • The Women of Janowka: A Volhynian Family History by Helmut Exner (2012) – ebook
  • Portrait of a Homesteader: An Ancestral Journey Through Poland, Volhynia, and Canada by Victor Gess (2017)
  • The Volhynian Germans: Their Hundred-Year Story 1843-1943 and History by Arthur Grenz (2013) – ebook
  • Volhynia to Canada: The Friedrich Kautz Family History by Gerhard W. Kautz (2011) – ebook
  • Strangers at Our Gates: Canadian Immigration and Immigration Policy, 1540-2006 by Valerie Knowles (2007) – ebook
  • In the Midst of Wolves by Donald N. Miller (2000)
  • Remembering Volhynia: A Memoir About Russian Germans by Irene Nickelburg (2014) – ebook
  • A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People by Steven E. Ozment (2005)
  • Emigration From Germany To Russia In Years, 1763 1862 (Part 1) by Karl Stumpp (2001)