Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER #10 - 17 February 2005







     Census of England -  (3 - all also available as parts)

     British books - (20)






Welcome to the tenth newsletter from Archive CD Books Canada.  This newsletter will be published whenever we have enough information to make it worth your while reading, but we expect that will mean there will be about one a month.

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Newsletters work best when they get a good circulation.  We’re doing our best to let people know about it but you could help us along by mentioning it to your genealogy buddies and generally spreading the word.


A total of 27 new title releases in this newsletter!

New releases from Archive CD Books Canada.

New Census and book CDs from the UK.

News Gossip and more.


To find a book on our web site take a note of the catalogue number - or use the “copy” function - go to the web site, click on the “Search Page” link and enter, or “paste,” the number into the “Product Number” box.  Hit “Search” and then “More” and you will be in a position to reread the description or to place your order.  There is frequently more information about the books available on the web site.

All prices in $Cdn.

CA0100-2    $28.00    The Royal Montreal Regiment 1925 to 1945

This is the second volume of the history of the Royal Montreal Regiments, picking up when the previous one left off in 1925 and continuing through the whole of the regiments involvement in the second World War.  Essentially the history given in this book ends with the dismissal of the unit from the parade marking it's return to Montreal on 10 September 1945 but there are two additional chapters which deal in some detail with the individual members of the Regiment and a further chapter recounting the history of the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion from it's formation in 1943 to it's dissolution in 1945.

Completing the volume are a number of appendices giving the Honour Role, Honours and Awards, an Index of Persons and a Regimental Index  (persons and military units identified in the book.)  So you can find out if the person you are seeking appears in this volume we have extracted the names from the Index of Persons and placed it on our web site.  The CD is fully text searchable using Adobe Reader or equivalent.  Please see the web site for a far more complete description.

This wonderful book has been loaned to us in memory of the Late Harry King D'All, who served with the RMR in England throughout the war and was peacetime RSM of the same regiment. This loan was made possible by his children, Helen D'All (Montreal), Dan D'All (South Haven, Mississippi) and Maggie D'All Dugard (Pickering, Ontario) as well as his grandsons Liam McGintny (Montreal) and Tim & Tyler Dugard (Pickering).

CA0100-S    $35.00    The Royal Montreal Regiment 1914 to 1925 & 1925 to 1945 - Set.

This is a compilation CD containing both volumes of the History of the Royal Montreal Regiment.  Together they provide a valuable and detailed history of the Regiment from it's formation in 1914 up to the end of it's active WW2 service in 1945.

Full descriptions of the contents of each of the individual volumes making up this set can be found under the product codes CA0100-1(The Royal Montreal Regiment, 14th Battalion, C.E.F. 1914-1925) and CA0100-2 (The Royal Montreal Regiment 1925 to 1945) within our on-line catalogue.

The whole CD is fully searchable for text using Adobe Reader.

CA0123    $35.00    The Ottawa City Directory - 1909

A very complete and useful directory of Ottawa and Hull for 1909, including the (then) outlying districts of OTTAWA: Billings Bridge; Eastview (Old Cummings Bridge, Janeville & Clarkstown); Mechanicsville; and Rockliffe Park

The directory gives an alphabetical list of all business firms and private citizens; a classified business and a miscellaneous directory; and a complete street guide showing the occupier of every building on every street and the intersecting cross streets.

A really valuable resource for Ottawa - Hull researchers.

The contents of this book have been OCR’d so that text searches may be conducted.

CA0124    $28.00    Pioneer Papers No. 1 - 6, Simcoe County Early History

A collection of the first 6 publications of the Simcoe County Historical Society (Ontario). The publication dates range from 1908 to 1917 but the subjects discussed date back as far as 1618.  (We have not been able to find any subsequent publications in the series and believe this to be the complete set.)

In their introduction the Publication Committee say that their aim, "... was to make the subjects spread over as wide a territory as the materials to hand would permit."  and we have to admit they succeeded not only in spreading their interests over the physical extents of the County but also over it's history and over the diversity of the subjects reviewed.

The earliest recollections concern the establishment of missions, the relationships with the first peoples of the area and later, the development of the fur trade in the area.  Next in date order are the stories of the establishment of a military presence closely followed, even paralleled, by the stories of the settlers.  Many of the articles contained in this series of publications are authored by the children of the early pioneers and so are, or at least claim to be, first hand accounts.  The result is a mixture of factual and anecdotal accounts including many mentions of the names of other settlers and references to their families and activities.

The mention of the "claim" to accuracy is included because there is also at least one instance of a dispute over some of the facts recounted by one of the early pioneers, published by one of the local newspapers.  To quote an extract, "You should wait until a few more of us old ones join the majority, then you will not be corrected:" will give you an idea of the "heat" of the dispute.

The last two of the six publications carry a continuing history of Penetanguishene starting with the first recorded visit by Champlain in 1615 and following the areas history and development as a centre of military and naval activities.

This is a rare and valuable glimpse into the history of Simcoe County, of inestimable value to those who's family histories are recounted as well as to those who want to understand how the area was settled and what it was like to be one of those settlers.

Fully searchable using Adobe Reader.  422 pages of text plus 20 pages of illustrations and one street map.


* Early Shefford (Eastern Townships) Pioneers

Our friend who loaned us the 1909 Ottawa directory is also going to loan us another of her books.  We had to cancel our date to pick up this book because of the weather so I’m not sure if this will make it into this month’s scanning schedule.

* History of the County of Middlesex - 1889

A wonderful, detailed history of this Ontario county.  From a quick look it gives detailed histories of each of the population centres quoting the names of many of the pioneers but the “treasure” comes in the last third of the book which is devoted to personal biographies of residents who sponsored the drafting and publication of the book.

* Canada Directory 1853-54

A very rare early directory.  It looks as if areas of the country which are included are those parts of what are now Quebec and Ontario which constituted the (then) newly amalgamated Upper and Lower Canada.

Each (significant) population centre is identified and it’s leading citizens, commercial establishments, official establishments and travel facilities are given together with the names of those running them.

Looks to be an exciting early source of identification of “ordinary” citizens as well as the officers.

We're hoping to be able to keep to our 3 books a month schedule but the Canada Directory looks as if it may be a tough book to scan without harming it so this one may not make it until the following month.


(All prices in $Cdn.)



C1841SOM:  $110.70


Also available as Individual CDs 01 thru 19 (see our web site for the districts included): $16.10 ea.


C1841WOR:  $61.50


Also available as Individual CDs 01 thru 08 (see our web site for the districts included): $16.10 ea.


C1861HAM    $110.70

RG 9/631-718

Also available as Individual CDs 01, 03, 04, 06, 07 & 09 thru 13: $16.10 ea.

CD02 (4 CDs): $37.60 ,  CD05 (2 CDs): $25.00,   CD08 (2 CDs): $25.00

 (see our web site for the districts included)


* Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire 1913

GB1109:  $27.80

A comprehensive directory of the tradespeople of each place in the county along with wonderful descriptions of the local facilities such as churches, schools and hospitals.  Also included is a county-wide court directory (private residents and their addresses) plus a classified trades directory.

* Kelly's Directory of Shropshire 1913

GB1111:  $27.80

A comprehensive directory of the trades people of each place in the county along with wonderful descriptions of the local facilities such as churches, schools and hospitals. Also included is a county-wide court directory (private residents and their addresses) and a classified trades directory . Plus a large colour map of the county.

* Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes 1890

GB1128:  $27.80

An alphabetical listing of the titled, landed and official classes. Each name in the book has a brief summary of their genealogy and career.  Fully searchable, so you might even pick up on ancestors and connections you weren't expecting.

* Cambridge Directory 1935-6  - W. P. Spalding

GB1290:  $21.90

A wonderfully comprehensive directory (with over 500 pages) of all of the households of Cambridge, including a detailed street by street listing of householders and their occupations, and a separate alphabetical listing too. Added to this is a comprehensive classified trades directory.

A superb reference source for those with ancestors in Cambridge. Locate your grandparents and their neighbours.

* The East India Register & Directory 1844

GB1291:  $35.30

The East India Register and Directory for 1844, containing lists of the company's servants, with their respective appointments; with indexes to be same, and lists of casualties. Regulations and instructions respecting the appointment of writers, cadets, and assistant surgeons. The rules and regulations of the civil, military, and medical funds, connected with the company's service; Births, Marriages, and Deaths in India; and a list of the East India Stock qualified to vote.

London: Wm H Allen & Co., Whittaker & Co., & Gallie & Bayley, 1844.

* Kelly's Directory of Kent 1930

GB1305:  $27.80

A typically comprehensive Kelly's directory with descriptions of every place and alphabetical lists of residents, their trades and addresses.  Includes the original pull out map.

* Directory and Gazetteer of Lincolnshire 1863    Morris & Co.

GB1307:  $27.80

Listings of thousands of Lincolnshire people with descriptions of the place they lived. Each person is also listed with their trade and address.

* Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire and Hull 1922

GB1310:  $35.30

With a coloured map and plan of Hull.  Incredibly detailed information about the county and places. Excellent, comprehensive lists of residents with their trades. A real bonus is the complete street directory for Lincoln and Hull. A fabulous resource for family historians.

* Kelly's Directory of Kent 1922

GB1312:  $35.30

This large directory with over 1000 pages is a comprehensive directory of Kent. It includes a fabulous coloured map of the county which folds out to A1 size. Unfortunately a small part of the map has been lost due to age and use, but it is only a very small part.

With incredibly detailed descriptions of the history and topography of each place plus lists of residents with trades. One of the great advantages of a "late" directory such as this is that it is so easy to trace heads of household either by name or street address. (In the main towns each street, and every numbered house is there, together with the head of household and their occupation). Don't think of it as being just a 1922 resource. You will find all branches of your family and their addresses, and then go look at those same addresses in all earlier resources. That's the kind of information that will pull down those brick walls in your earlier research.

* A History of the Scotch Poor Law In Connexion with the Condition of the People

GB1326:  $27.80

Sir George Nicholls, K.C.B. Late Poor Law Commissioner, and Secretary to the Poor Law Board - 1856.  This excellent study covers the provision for the poor in Scotland from the middle ages through to the mid 1800s.

Sections include: Acts against beggars and vagrants, gypsies. Parochial chargeablity. Overseers of the poor, correction houses, treatment of the poor. Parish schools and the Unions. Amounts paid to the poor. Croftsmen, tenants. Emigration as the remedy, and lots more.


If any of you have genealogy related questions of a general nature - or something specifically related to Archive CD Books - we'd be glad to publish your question in this newsletter to tap into the enormous fund of knowledge which I know is out there.


We have been in discussions with one of the well known and respected Archives in the Atlantic Provinces and expect to be receiving a set of books from them for scanning soon.  We are very excited to have made this connection and expect great things to come of it.


Our very latest publication “Pioneer Papers” came about as a result of a cry for help on one of the genealogy news lists.  Someone was complaining that the only copy of a particular book they wanted was an original and far more than they were prepared to pay for it.  We looked into it and agreed that it was a book which deserved to be made available for all researching that area.

If you know of a book which you can’t find and you think it will be popular, let us know about it and we’ll be glad to look into it.  We can’t guarantee to follow up but we’ll certainly take a serious look for you.


As well as announcing our new releases in this newsletter we are also posting them on the British-Genealogy Forums.  I suggest you use the link below to go straight to our Canadian page because there are a lot of forums on this site and it takes a while to find your way around:

In addition to posting our new releases you will see that we also announce other pieces of news and gossip as they come along.  You may find some of the other forums of interest if you haven’t visited this site before.


“Thanks for your very prompt reply!  This is super service.”  Ann

“Thanks so much for the CD’s, they are quite helpful Chances are I will be contacting Archive CD Books in the near future. And your service is Great,--helpful and fun too.”  Heather

“Thanks again also for your quick response to my orders, and also for the fast delivery service.  I received the last order within two days.”   Joyce


* GANS February Lecture (Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia)

Title: "Visiting the European Hometowns of our Foreign Protestant Ancestors"

Presenter: Joan Parks-Hubley

She is planning a pictorial presentation of their trip to Germany and Montbelliard - how they planned the trip and what they learned from a historical and genealogical perspective.

Time: Tuesday, 22 February 2005 at 7:30pm

Place: Akins A/V Room, Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management, Public

Archives Site, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

As always, members of the general public are welcome and refreshments will be served.


* Family History class at Maple Ridge (BC) library, Starts Sunday January 16th

Start Searching Your Family History

Instructor: Brenda Smith

Location: Maple Ridge Library - Seminar Room

5 Sessions: $100

Sunday Afternoons 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dates: ************** Feb 6 & 20, & Mar 13

Course # 63226

This series of five 3-hour classes addresses each beginning family history researcher's need for guidance in embarking on a very personal journey.

To register phone the Leisure Centre at 604-467-7322 or register online at

* Programs at Maple Ridge (BC) Library

Local Voices at Maple Ridge Library, 130 - 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, 604-467-7417

Alan Woodland, February 17,  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Historian, poet, and Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times columnist Alan Woodland

has a unique approach to recording family history.

* Upcoming Genealogy Workshops / Orientations-Cloverdale & Semiahmoo Libraries-Surrey (BC).  Jan-April 2005

- Jan 15-Mar 12  Start Searching Your Family History - a Beginners' Workshop in 5 Lessons

This series of five 3-hour classes, developed by writer and researcher Brenda Smith, addresses each beginning family history researcher's need for guidance in embarking on a very personal journey.   Participants must be able to commit to attending all five sessions.

-Lesson 1: ************

-Lesson 2: ************

-Lesson 3: ************

-Lesson 4: Right Forest, Wrong Tree: Interpret Your Findings

 Saturday, February 26, 2005, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

-Lesson 5: Plan the Next Research Step

 Saturday, March 12, 2005, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

At the Cloverdale Library, 5642-176A Street, Surrey

Instructor: Brenda Smith, Charge $85 for series

Please pre-register by calling 604-576-1384 (local 303 or 304). Payment is required upon registration.

- March 5  Transferring records/photos on to CD or DVD

Saturday, March 5, 2005, 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

At the Cloverdale Library, 5642-176A Street, Surrey

Instructor: Bill Overy, Charge $10

Please pre-register by calling 604-576-1384 (local 303 or 304). Payment is required upon registration.

- April 9  Military Research

Saturday, April 9, 2005, 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

At the Cloverdale Library, 5642-176A Street, Surrey

Instructor: Colin Stevens, Charge $10

Please pre-register by calling 604-576-1384 (local 303 or 304). Payment is required upon registration.

- April 23;  Finding your Female Ancestors

Saturday, April 23, 2005, 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.

At the Cloverdale Library, 5642-176A Street, Surrey

Instructor: Diane Rogers Charge $10

Please pre-register by calling 604-576-1384 (local 303 or 304). Payment is required upon registration.

- Ongoing----Cloverdale Library Genealogical Collection Orientations

The first Saturday of every month,  9:30 - 10:30 am at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 - 176A Street, Surrey.   Free of charge.

Preregistration suggested. If you would like more information, call us at 604-576-1384 (ext. 5)

For more information, see the library's website

or call the library's genealogy department, 604 576 1384


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