Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V10#01 - 24 May, 2013


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (2)

4 COMING SOON

5 OTHER NEW RELEASES 

6 NEWS & GOSSIP

7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:


Another month with two new releases.  One is one of our most popular types of book being a history of the County of Brome, a part of the “Eastern Townships” area of Quebec.


The second is another popular book type because, if your fortunate enough to find your family in it, your “bare bones” ancestry over several generations is all done and laid out for you, ready to go.  To appear in this book you would have to have descended from a family which was considered “prominent” and probably was entitled to a “coat-of-arms.” If there was a coat-of-arms, the “Blazon” is illustrated and the heraldic description given.  There is a list of included families in the description.


See section 3 for the description of both of these books on CD.

    

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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:


- News of two new Canadian topic CDs.

- Recent, and on going, events worthy of a mention

- All our news, gossip and announcements.


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3. NEW CANADIAN CD RELEASES:


*  History of Brome County, Quebec, in 2 Vols. - 1908 & 1937

CA0401:  $24.75


Title continues: “From the Date of Grants of Land therein to the Present Time. With records of some early families, by Rev. Ernest M. Taylor, M.A.” First published in 1908, but later updated with a second volume in 1937, under the same title. 


Brome County, Quebec lies some 70 km to the East and South of central Montreal, with its southern border also being a part of the National border between Canada and the USA. This places it in the “Eastern Townships” a popular and agriculturally rich Region of Quebec. The other surrounding Canadian counties are (clockwise): Missisquoi, Rouville, Shefford, and Stanstead. There are five townships within its borders being: East Farnham, Brome, Bolton, Sutton and Potton. 


In the preface to the first volume the author states that his intention was to collect and record as many facts about the formation and development of Brome county as possible to ensure they were available to future generations. His choice to publish an intermediate result of his efforts are made clear by his admission that he already had material he intended to put into a second volume. As it turns out it was just as well he did publish the first volume separately since we now know that it took him another 29 years to bring his work to a conclusion he considered acceptable, given that he was in his 89th year and his sight was failing him. 


The Rev. Taylor not only researched for his facts in the conventional sources, libraries, archives, newspapers, public records, etc., but he also canvassed the population for written genealogies, being anxious to include the stories of the people as well as reports of more public events and happenings. In this way these books reflect the personal lives of those individuals and families living in the area, perhaps even more that the historic events. 


This is a prodigious assembly of the history of one of Canada’s older settlements and should be a gold mine to anyone researching, not only the history of Brome county and the Eastern Townships, but also the State of New Hampshire where many of the first settlers came from having been displaced as a result of the American Revolutionary war. The text of both books is fully computer searchable simultaneously and the search speed is enhanced by our FastFind technology. 



*  Armory and Lineages of Canada - 1914

CA0066:  $12.00


Credited to Herbert George Todd as Editor, this book declares itself to be, “Comprising the Lineage of Prominent and Pioneer Canadians with Descriptions and Illustrations of their Coat Armor, Orders of Knighthood, or other Official Insignia.” 


To extract a quote from the book’s Preface; “The purpose of this work is to give a short sketch of the lineage of prominent persons in Canada to-day (i.e., 1914), with notes of anything of interest or importance regarding any ancestor, and especially to record, briefly but permanently, the achievements of those who, having served their country with distinction, have passed away, but whose names should not be dropped or their deeds forgotten, as is necessarily the case in reference works the scope of which is limited to the living.” 


Below is a listing of the families whose lineage and arms are recorded, and also of an Appendix which provides illustrations and descriptions of coats of arms of significant institutions, such as Canadian Provinces, and holders of “High Office,” and of “leading” Families and Individuals.


Prominent Family Members, Arms and Genealogies

Baker of Montreal; Brymner of Montreal; Buchanan of Montreal; Cassels of Ottawa; Chadwick of Toronto; Cockshutt of Brantford; Connaught, H. R. H., Duke of; Fleming, Sir Sanford; Gibson; Grant, Sir James A.; Hamilton, Archbishop; Hamilton of Hamwood, Quebec; Henderson of Montreal; Hopkins of Toronto; Innes; Irving, Sir AEmilius; Irwin of Ottawa; Jarvis of Toronto; Kerr of Toronto; Kirkpatrick, Sir George Aired; Leckie; Travers-Lewis, of Ottawa; Matheson, Archbishop; Monck, Viscount; Montizambert of Quebec; Neilson of Neilsonville, Quebec; Otter, Major General Sir William Dillon; Paxton; Pellatt of Toronto; Powell; Rutherfurd of that Ilk (i.e., of Rutherfurd); St. John of Orillia; Strathearn, H. R. H., Duke of; Strathcona and Mount Royal, Baron; Todd of Ottawa; Vaux of Brockville; Woodruff of St. Catharines 


Coats-of-Arms only (Appendix)

Alberta; British Columbia; Cabot, John and Sebastian; Cadillac, Antoine de la Mothe, founder of Detroit; Canada, Dominion of; Coutley, Chevalier Rene, ancestor of the Coutlee family; Frontenac, Comte de, Governor of Canada; Le Moine, Jean Baptiste, Sieur de Bienville; de Lussault, Lieut. Gen. Guast, Acadia, 1603; Manitoba; Montcalm, Marquis de; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Quebec; du Quesne, Marquis; La Salle, Robert Cavalier, Sieur de; Saskatchewan; Vaudreuil, Marquis de; Ventadour, Duc de; Wolfe, Maj. Gen. James.


Clearly, the author was planning on this becoming an ongoing project. This 1914 version seems to be the 2nd or 3rd edition, the first edition being in 1913, and includes about 30% additional material (by the page count). There are records of several further publications up to 1919, but with lesser growth in content. It can be speculated that the impact of the Great War, and particularly the change in the long established social order in British society, reduced the public interest in this type of publication. Fortunately, a few copies of this book have survived to carry forward these records of their families to their descendants today. 


As always we provide you with an accurate digital reproduction of the original publication which has been carefully processed to allow computer searching, the search speed enhanced by our FastFind technology. Compatible with any computer / operating system or eBook reader which can interpret the cross platform Portable Document Format (PDF) file format. No installation of the CD is required. 

 

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4 COMING SOON:

I’m glad to report that we have no uncertainty about the work ahead of us for the foreseeable future.  A number of projects we have been negotiating have all come to fruition at once.  Having said this, not all the results will be available for publication right away, but we will be trying to maintain a healthy publication rate while we deal with all this success!


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5.0 OTHER NEW RELEASES:

Nothing to announce this month.


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6 NEWS & GOSSIP:

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.

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DO YOU HAVE AN e-BOOK VERSION OF THIS CD?

This is a question we are getting more and more frequently so I thought it might be a good idea to try and provide you with a “potted” answer here.

The simplest answer is, “Yes,” it’s right there on the CD.  The majority of e-book reader can accept books in several file formats, and the PDF format we use on our CDs is the most common of the “public” formats included.  Notice I didn’t say “universally” used!  You will have to check the spec’s on your particular model, and I’m only considering the current batch of products on offer.

This brings us to what I see as the biggest issue surrounding e-books at this time.  There are no common standards agreed amongst manufacturers on the format of the files they use, or on a means to upload their files to all readers.  Most of the e-book manufacturers are also sellers of digital books and they want to make sure that you only buy your books from them.  They have made it easy for you to install THEIR books into THEIR readers and have made it difficult for other book suppliers to load other file format books onto the reader (unless the book supplier works through them as a middle man.)  It has only recently happened that so many e-book readers have relented from this attempt at a “monopoly” to even allow some of the most common file formats, like PDF, to be recognized**, and this seems to be because they noticed a build up of buyer resistance as people began to recognized a repeat of the old, VHS vs. Beta “wars” situation developing.

I’m sure that eventually, one way or another, this exercise in corporate greed will be resolved and the e-book market will settle down to a more comfortable, standardized, situation.  In the mean-time, if your e-reader does accept PDF file formats then it HAS to be possible for you to install our CD’s files onto your reader, but you will have to find out how it is done on your particular model.  I can show you, for instance, how to get a PDF file into the e-Book App. on an Apple iPad or iPhone but it needs you to use at least one separate App. to actually transfer the files onto the i-Device before shifting it into the reader’s book storage.

** This is a simplification of a rather complex situation which is continuously evolving.

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EXHIBITION OF THE WAR OF 1812:

The Canadian War Museum’s popular exhibition of the War of 1812 closed on January 6, 2013 in Ottawa.  It will now be available via a virtual exhibition, and as a travelling version at venues across Canada.

The exhibition presents the War of 1812 from four distinct perspectives—American, British, Canadian (including Canadian First Peoples), and Native American. 

The virtual exhibition can be found at www.warmuseum.ca/war-of-1812

The smaller travelling version of the exhibition is now fully booked until May 2015 at venues in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. 

Here are the dates and places where you can see the exhibit: 


September 7 - December 1, 2013 New Brunswick Museum Saint John, NB 

December 21, 2013 - March 16, 2014 Chatham-Kent Museum Chatham, ON 

April 5 - June 29, 2014 Royal Canadian Artillery Museum Shilo, MB 

July 19 - October 12, 2014 Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Halifax, NS 

November 1, 2014 - January 25, 2015 Eptek Art & Culture Centre Summerside, PEI 

February 14 - May 10, 2015 Diefenbaker Canada Centre Saskatoon, SK 


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CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS:


(1)  FOR A MEETING TO BE HELD ON Saturday, October 26, 2013, North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto 


The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Toronto Public Library will be co-hosting a one-day workshop on:

TRACING FORWARD - Searching for Relatives in Recent Times - a workshop for researchers interested in expanding their family trees to find living relatives. 

We are looking for speakers who would like to be part of this workshop.


Each session will be an hour or half-hour long, including 5 to 10 minutes for questions. Presentations should be illustrated. Speakers will be paid an honorarium of $100 per lecture ($50 for a half-hour lecture) plus an allowance of $35 for travel, parking and other incidental expenses. 

Please submit your lecture proposals by e-mail, keep them brief and informal at this point. Be sure to include your mailing address, phone number and a brief bio. 

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS:  4Friday, May 31, 2013 

For more information, please visit www.torontofamilyhistory.org 

Proposals and questions should be directed to: courses@torontofamilyhistory.org

 

(2)  FOR THE 2014 Ontario Genealogical Society annual conference to be held in Brock University, St. Catharines , on 1st to 4th of May.  Title, “Genealogy Without Borders.”

Niagara Branch are inviting Papers on a broad range of subjects which will help to solve genealogical problems.

Outlines are required together with estimates for travel, accommodation and other costs.  Proposals / questions to be submitted to <conference2014@ogs.on.ca>

For general information please go to:  www.ogs.on.ca/niagara


NEW(3) FamilySearch.org have published a “Call for Papers” to be presented at their 2014 RootsTech conference to be held in Utah, USA in early February, 2014.  Proposals are to be submitted online and all the requirements, conditions, rules, etc. can be found on:

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2014-call-papers/ 


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WE'RE ON FACEBOOK:

We use our Facebook page to spread the word about notable events, special offers and just plain old “scuttlebutt” which we think will be of interest to Canadian genealogists, and which may have a short “shelf life.” To me, being a Canadian genealogist means having roots in other parts of the World as well as right here.  In an effort to keep focused on the Canadian content I try to filter out a lot of the vast wave of US (only) news which tend to overwhelmed most other news sources. 


In the last month genealogical news and special offers and new releases here is a count of our posts:

“Hints” & “Comments”; 24

Notice of Special Access, or Free Offers; 6

New Releases: 2

Consider becoming a “Liker” so that, not only will you get all the "hot" news, but you can join in the ongoing discussions, or even pass on some tips and hints of your own.


If you have an item which you would like us to post on Facebook (and you don't wish to do it yourself) or you wish to have it posted in this newsletter then send it to me at:

Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca and we'll see what we can do.  (Please indicate if you would prefer we post it on Facebook as we may leave it to be posted in the newsletter otherwise.)


If you are already a Facebook member then you can find the Archive CD Books Canada wall at: 

https://www.facebook.com/ArchiveCDBooksCanada


If you have not yet joined Facebook you can use the same URL but you will need to "sign in" before you can read our wall.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT EMAIL: 

Mail filters are becoming very aggressive and we are still getting newsletter subscriptions from addresses which subsequently reject our confirmation notices and postings. (We are routinely getting several reject notices a month - in spite of unsubscribing people after their third sequential rejection!)  If you hear of someone complaining that we ignored their newsletter subscription, or that we have stopped delivering to them, please tell them to check their rejected messages and to edit their personal filter to accept the ArchiveCDBooks.ca domain or the Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca address.  THANK YOU!


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7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

(We can include your Family History Societies announcements if you tell us what they are.  Please give us AT LEAST one month's notice.)


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26 May, 2013. the Brant County Branch OGS will hold their General Meeting at 2:00 pm.  The speaker Floyd Doctor, of Smokey Hollow Estates, will speak about Chief Peter Green and his descendants. Come Early and Browse the Brant County Branch OGS Library.

Admission is Free. Everyone Welcome.  The Brant County Branch Library is at 114-118 Powerline Road, on the grounds of Smokey Hollow Estates, going east from the Wayne Gretzky Parkway, just outside the North-East corner of Brantford.

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27 May 2013 (7:30 p.m.)  The Toronto Branch OGS is holding a meeting at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto.  Presentation is “Inheritance in Ontario” by Jane E. MacNamara, also an

Additional short presentation by Jean McNulty: “A Photographic Puzzle”. 

Details: www.torontofamilyhistory.org

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31May - 2 June, 2013.  The OGS conference and show, “Pulling up stakes - Putting down roots” will take place.  The venue is to be the joint campus of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa.  We are told the marketplace will be in a newly built gymnasium with plenty of room.

Latest Information: http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2013/home/

(Also check the “Accommodation” and “Travel” links from this page.)

We have heard that three “Pay-for” data sites will be offering free access during the meeting.  They are: “Ancestry.ca”, “FindMyPast.co.uk”, and “British Newspaper Archives” 


WE WILL BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT AND WILL BE READY TO SUPPLY YOUR RESEARCH CDs.   Make sure we have any particular CD with us by letting us know which one(s) you are interested in before the meeting.  No obligation to buy.


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1 June, 2013.  The East European  Genealogical Societies will hold a full-day (day and evening) seminar at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), 45 Dalhousie Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The speaker will be Kahlile Mehr, MA, MLS, AG (Salt Lake City).

The East European Genealogical Society includes Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, parts of Poland and Ukraine, and other former Soviet Republics.  The cost is: Members $60.00, Non-members $65.00 (both includes lunch), Dinner $28.00 each.

For more info, please go to www.mbgenealogy.com/news/56/15/East-European-Genealogical-Society-2013-Seminar


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10 June 10, 2013..The Essex Branch of the OGS will will hold a meeting staring at 6:00 pm at the Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Ave., Windsor.  There will be a talk entitled History and Importance of the Duff-Baby House.  The speaker will be Evelyn McLean.  The meeting will be Free, and you can go to www.essex.ogs.on.ca for more info on the meeting.


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24 June 2013. There will be a BBQ and Strawberry Social held at 6:00 pm Brant County Branch OGS, Library and Smokey Hollow Leisure Park, $12.00 per person.  Come Early and Browse our library.  This is our Annual Fundraiser!

The The Brant County Branch Library is at 114-118 Powerline Road, on the grounds of Smokey Hollow Estates, going east from the Wayne Gretzky Parkway, just outside the North-East corner of Brantford.

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24 June 2013 (7:30 p.m.)  The Toronto Branch OGS will hold a meeting at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto.  Presentation: “My Interesting Ancestor” by various speakers (Branch members share their stories)

Details: www.torontofamilyhistory.org


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8 September, 2013.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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13 October, 2013.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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2 November, 2013.  The Kitchener Public Library are holding a one day Genealogy Fair.  Last year’s event was held in the Kitchener Town Hall Rotunda and was a great success.  We do not have any further information on this meeting at this point but are expecting to receive more in the next couple of months.


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3 November, 2013.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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8 December, 2013.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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5 January, 2014.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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2 February, 2014.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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9 March, 2014.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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13 April, 2014.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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 1 to 4 May, 2014.  The Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will host the Society's annual conference, at Brock University, St. Catharines. The conference theme is GENEALOGY WITHOUT BORDERS.

There are indications that the Niagara Branch are hoping to “live stream” parts of the conference over the internet so that those unable to attend in person can still get at least some of the benefit of it.

Website:  www.ogs.on.ca/niagara

NB:  See “Call for Papers” in section 6 above.


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11 May, 2014.  The Ottawa TMG Users Group,will hold a meeting from 2:00 to 4:00pm for users of The Master Genealogist software, and related titles.   They meet at the Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Room 226.  

Their web site is http://www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca.


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8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS:

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