|Historical picture showing the squaring of white pine timber in Algonquin Park
This week\’s 52 Ancestors prompt in \”Nature\”. Love it or hate it, Canada\’s economy has always been heavily entwined with our natural resources. You\’d be hard pressed to find a Canadian family tree without at least one ancestor working in these industries. Hiking, hunting, and fishing are still a huge part of Canadian culture, even for those who don\’t work in the natural resource sector. I decided this week to compile a list of links on Canadiana to point you towards information on those ancestors who worked in natural resources.
- Canadian Forestry Journal – 107 issues from 1905 to 1920
- Illustrated Canadian Forestry Magazine – 33 issues from 1920 to 1933
- List of B.C. Timber Owners – published by the B.C. Drafting & Blueprint Co. circa 1914
- Musson\’s Improved Lumber and Log Book – a manual for those working in the industry
- Canada Lumberman – 424 issues from 1895 to 1905
- The Canadian Mining Journal – 387 issued from 1907 to 1920
- The Mining Record – 105 issues from 1895 to 1904
- The B.C. mining exchange and investor\’s guide and mining tit-bits – 14 issues from 1899 to 1901
- Kamloops and district mining gazette – 11 issues from 1899 to 1900
- The veterans of the fur trade or, The retired servants of the Hudson\’s Bay Company by James Taylor 1905
- The great fur land, or, Sketches of life in the Hudson\’s Bay territory by H.M. Robinson 1879
- Reports on the Fernie coal mines explosion by W.F. Robertson, F.H. Shepherd and A. Faulds 1902
- The Canadian journal of industry, science, and art – 66 issues from 1856 to 1867
If your ancestor worked in natural resources and was employed by the government, then don\’t forget to look for them in the Civil Service Registries. These were annual lists published by the federal government. Click here to access the lists.