Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V10#02 - 21 June, 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:


Again this month, two new releases of digitized books to help with your researches.  One is a privately published Family History of the Mills & Gage families (and others) who were ousted from the US after the civil war and eventually settled in Hamilton, Ontario.  The other outlines 1000 years of the history of the “Clan Cameron” in Scotland and has been loaned to us by a clan historian, a descendent of the clan whose family emigrated to Canada some generations ago.


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:


*  The Mills and Gage Families 1776 - 1926

CA0416: $12.00

Full title: Genealogical and Historical Records of the Mills and Gage Families, 1776-1926, 150 years.


In the words of the author, Stanley Mills of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,  “The object of this book is to bring together, in printed form, much information which, if not preserved in this way, might otherwise in time be lost. It is fitting also that some one of each generation continue the story from time to time.


The dates given, and other information contained in these records are authentic and as nearly correct and complete as I could gather them; at the same time it is quite possible there may be errors and omissions which are more or less important and interesting.”


The book provides a genealogical record of the descendants of James Mills and his wife, Christina Hess, and of James Gage and his wife, Mary Davis, whose families were dispossessed of their rights, their lands, and their homes for supporting the Loyalist cause during the American War of Independence.  Subsequently they were ejected from their chosen country arriving in “The Canadas”, between 1774 and 1787, that being the closest area remaining loyal to the British Empire.  Although the Mills, Hess, Gage and Davis families had not known of each other while living in diverse areas of the US, they were eventually bought together when they arrived, as pioneers, to make a life for themselves in the Niagara peninsula of Upper Canada.  Specifically in the area where the city of Hamilton was later to be sited.


The book is divided into four sections which cover the period leading up to, and closely following, the ousting of the Loyalists to Canada.  The second part concentrates on the Mills family and provides details of each member of the family.  The third part provides similar information for the Gage family.  The fourth part continues the genealogical history from the union merging these families into a single line.


Well, written and amply illustrated with portraits, genealogical trees and family anecdotes this is an exceptionally clear and easy to read account of these two old Hamilton based families.  As always we bring you a clear image of every printed page in the book and a hand corrected version of the Computer Processed OCR text.  Computer searching speed is augmented by our FastFind technology to speed up your searches.  The CD works in any computer capable of running a PDF interpreter, (Adobe™ Reader - free software - recommended.)  No installation of the CD files required.


*  The Clan Cameron - 1894

CAB0147:  $12.00

The title continues: “A Brief Sketch of its History and Traditions with Short Notices of Eminent Clansmen, by John Cameron, J.P.


In his Preface to the book the author identifies the origins of this book as being a lecture he delivered on 17th November, 1893 in Glasgow, “under the auspices of the Social Committee of the Clan (Cameron) Association.”  He realized he had far too much material to present in the proscribed 105 minutes he was allowed and so had to be very selective about his choice of material to present.  His lecture was so much appreciated he was invited to return but instead undertook to produce this book which, incidentally, satisfied several other requests he had received to write a more permanent record of the Clan’s history and its relations with the general history of the Highlands.  As a result this book was published in the following year.


The book identifies the first documented appearance of the Cameron name when “Angus” married “Marion,” daughter of Kenneth, Thane of Lochaber in approximately the year 1,000.  There have been some variations in the spelling (and perhaps pronunciation) of the Cameron name over the years but the lineage of the Chief or Captain of the Clan is followed over 24 generations into the late 1800’s.


The remainder of the book adds “meat” to these “bare bones,” providing more details of each link in the chain and relating these individuals’ lives to the historical events through which they lived, including the identification of the clan with its ancestral home in the Western Highlands of Scotland.


This copy of the book also contained a number of newspaper clippings relevant to the clan, including a report of a (1895) Clan Cameron meeting in Glasgow; the death of a Edward C. Howard, on 15th April, 1925, in Chambly, Quebec; an obituary for Margaret Jean Ruttan of Toronto, Ontario in 1914; and a full length portrait of the late, right Rev., John Cameron, Roman Catholic Bishop of Antigonish, N.S. (no date).  Although these are clearly not an original component of this book they appear to be relevant to the Clan Cameron, particularly those who took residence in Canada, so copies of the clippings have been included  


This reproduction in the digital format has been made with our usual care and attention to providing an accurate and convenient user experience, including the convenience of computer search-ability with search speed enhanced by our FastFind technology. 


We want to recognize the generosity and far-sightedness of Cathy, a descendent of the Cameron family in Canada, for allowing us to reproduce her copy of this book so the history and traditions of the Cameron family may live on.


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4 COMING SOON:

The Clan Cameron (new release above) is the first of a short run of “Cameron” documents we are brining to you in digital form.  We also have several other “irons in the fire” in other interesting potential partnerships and will be working to bring these to fruition in the near future.


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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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MORE ON e-READER COMPATABILITY.

As a result of last months article about viewing our CD’s files on e-readers, a couple of readers contacted me to say that they were transferring PDF files to their portable devices for when they were “away from home,” or just for convenience.


I also noted some general publications indicating an increase in the “popularity” of the PDF format for use on e-readers generally.    This conforms with what I believed to be in real future of these devices once the development phase “infighting” has settled down.


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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS - Toronto, ON area.

If you are interested in the heritage of Oakville, please consider voluntarily working on the following projects with us: perhaps you are interested in writing and publishing newsletters, or maybe you are interested in helping people with area research, or perhaps you have the ability to help with the upkeep of our one room schoolhouse,or perhaps you can help set up the historic classroom curriculum for Grade 3 school groups.  Your interest, experience and knowledge would be very welcome with our active Society.


Please contact us to share your stories and information, or ask us about finding information in the area of Trafalgar Township.  We are interested in copying photographs of people, places and events pertaining to Trafalgar Township, past and present - see our collection on the internet (thank you, Councillor Knoll.)

http://images.ourontario.ca/trafalgartownship/search  


Our other primary focus is the one-room school.  All information and questions are very welcome as we also keep files of family and area information.


For more information, please contact michelle@tths.ca, and see the website of the Society at http://www.tths.ca/index.html


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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.


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 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


(2) -UPDATED-  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 (NOW ACTIVE!) 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”; 12

Notice of Special Access, or Free Offers; 4

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: 

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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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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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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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25 June, 2013.  The Trafalgar Township Historical Society presents the story of the Avro Arrow, (which still resounds in our area to this day) at the old Palermo Schoolhouse on the north side of Dundas, just east of Bronte Road, 2431 Dundas Street West. Matthew Wilkinson, Heritage Mississauga Historian will make the presentation.


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14 July, 2013.  The BC Genealogical Society are holding an Open House at the Walter Draycott Library between 2-4 pm. The venue will be:  211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC.  All interested are welcome. Refreshments.  For more information contact: BCGS Library, 604 502 9119, or e-mail bcgs@bcgs.ca


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15 – 20 July, 2013.  The BC Genealogical Society will be holding its annual, free BCGS Library Week at the Walter Draycott Library,  211-12837 76th Avenue Surrey, BC. 

All interested in genealogy and family history are welcome to visit. Talks and workshops each day. Contact the BCGS Library at 604 502 9119 or e-mail bcgs@bcgs.ca for information and details.


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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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4-5-6 October, 2013.  The  Moose Jaw Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society will be hosting the  2013 Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Conference, at the Heritage Inn, 1590 Main St N Moose Jaw SK. 

New This Year is the Brick Wall Story.  We will print your Brick Wall Story in our syllabus at no charge.:  Email us a detailed account of your Brick Wall. Who or what you are looking for? When & where your wall went up? What you’ve already found and where you’ve looked?  You must put your contact name and email address with the submission of this you give us permission to print it in the Conference Syllabus. Entries MUST be EMAILED to twg@canwan.com no later than September 15th 2013.

On Friday (4th) Evening C.C.S.G. will "Breakdown one of these walls!"

The web site for the conference is http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~skmjbsgs  


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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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for an instant update on our new products or look through the "New Releases" category in the on-line catalogue.



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