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Originally published as a four volume set by the Dominion Publishing Company in 1931, a fifth volume was added in 1932. The binding and format of the fifth volume is identical to that of the previous four and no explanation is offered for the delay in its release. It is however, just like volumes 3 and 4, solely a collection of additional biographies, so the possibility exists that it contains submissions which were received too late to be included in the previous year’s issue.
The biographies comprise fully 3 of the total five volumes in this set and the complete index of biographies in volume 5 provides guided access to over 9,000 individual names - being members of more than 1,500 families. We have, however, noticed that the index is not exhaustive. It provides entries for only those having the same family name as the main subject, but not for others related to the family by marriage, and so appear in the biographies bearing their own family name. Use of the computer search facility is strongly recommended, although human reading is always also suggested as a final resort.
While the words “biographies” and “families” have been used above, to be strictly correct there are a few entries which carry the history of prominent organizations and companies. The overwhelming majority of entries are, however, of families and individuals.
In addition to the written biographical / historical details there are approximately 350 full page, high quality, portraits of the biographical subjects.
It is impossible to categorize in a few words those families whose biographies appear in this great resource. They come from many walks, professions and backgrounds. It would seem evident however that they were families proud of their position in society and of their success. We have abstracted the names from the book's composite index and listed them in a file which you may freely access from our web sites Downloads page so you can check for the presence of your ancestors. Don't forget, though, that there are many names in the text that do not appear in the index so check for pre-marriage names as well.
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