Courageous Souls



The first three chapters of this book explore the early history of Caplin Bay, up to, and including the year 1800. This small village (now named Calvert) is located on the east coast of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Later chapters identify the names of its early Irish and English settlers, and when and where they established their homes in this coastal inlet. Although the ancestral footprint of some families is very faint, this book seeks to 'flesh out' the profile of most Caplin Bay families, up to the Newfoundland Census of 1921.

While some early family names still have a strong presence at Calvert, other surnames have disappeared over the years due to immigration, relocation, or the absence of male heirs. The family overviews contained in this book should serve as an index to the Family Trees database of this website. References found there will hopefully assist with the tracing of individuals from Caplin Bay (Calvert) who resettled in other parts of Newfoundland, the rest of Canada, the United States, and other worldwide locations.

Book Distribution Vendors

Courageous Souls, published on September 25, 2019, is a 327-page paperback book in a 15.24 x 22.86 cm (6 x 9 in.) format.

The book is available on most Amazon distribution websites. To place an online order, access the product's sales page by entering your country-appropriate Amazon URL, followed by /dp/1717282881. For example, Amazon's Canadian website access for this book is and the United States website access is If you don't know your country's URL access for Amazon, consult this page on Kindle Direct Publishing for help.

From a local distribution point of view in St. John's, NL, under the Indigo banner,  Coles - Avalon MallColes - The Village Shopping Centre and  Chapters - St. Johns are currently carrying this book, but it would be wise to contact these stores to ensure that the book is still in stock. This book is printed in, and shipped from, the United States, so the receipt of replacement books may be subject to occasional transportation and/or weather-related shipping delays.

Other distribution locations/vendors will be posted here as other book distributors become available. Please check back periodically for updates.


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