The book Land of Promise, subtitled Romanian Stories of Canadian Prairies is a very unique work. The author Ion Longin Popescu, a Romanian journalist, travelled from communist Romania to Canada in 1983 to explore what became of Romanians to immigrated to Canada at the turn of the century. His flair for description and excitement about exploring what became of his former countrymen comes through in this publication originally printed in Romania and then translated in english.
Published in 2009, Romanians in Canada is a well researched book that looks at the immigration of Romanians to Canada through the lens of their religious devotion to the Romanian Orthodox Church. The book demonstrates the necessity of the church in the lives of Romanians and weaves stories of parish creation with settlement across Canada.
This thick tome was assembled in the pre-internet age and it follows the Robbins family from the late 1700's. It contains dates, places, names, stories, documents and photos. A very professional and concise family history covering more than two hundred and thirty years.
In 2003 the descendants of Yoil Banda and Vista Simeon completed a genealogy work titled The Banda Family History, subtitled Banda Family History Book 2003. Congratulations Team Banda! This 90 page family history does an excellent job of describing Romanian history, recalling Banda immigration to Canada and showcasing the lives of these early settlers.
The Cojocari/Geminick Family Tree book is a fun little self-published book. Largely a photo book with sections devoted to individual family lines there are three pages showing valuable family tree information for the Geminick and Cojocari families.
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