Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V10#03 - 19 July, 2013


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (2)

4 COMING SOON

5 NEWS & GOSSIP

6 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

7 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:

Once again, this month, we are releasing two new CDs, although - to be fair - one is a derivative of the other.  First then is another of the series of Cameron Family history books we released last month.  The other is a compilation CD containing both books at a price which is less than buying the two individually.  Both books cover very much the same subject but there are sufficient differences that (for instance) searching both simultaneously - which you CAN do with the compilation - will bring you a more complete range of materials about the subject.


See section 3 for the description of both of these CDs.

    

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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:


  A History of the Camerons, 1884

CAB0418: $18.00


Title continues: “…with Genealogies of the Principal Families of the Name, by Alexander Mackenzie F.S.A., Scot.”  The author during his life, 1838 - 1898, seems to have been a professional historian / author and has many books bearing his name, most being histories of Scottish clans or Scottish social history.


The book is an impressive piece of work which, after a short introduction on “Origins,” lists the first 24 Clan leaders (or chiefs) giving some details of their lineage and notable achievements.  This is followed by 16 chapters, each providing personal information on a particular family which is a part of - or is associated with - the Cameron Clan.  The book concludes with three appendices carrying details pertaining to the clan finances, and providing some interesting insights into the relative value of currency at a particular point in time.


This book reports and discusses events which occurred as early as the mid 400s A.D. and clearly ranges through the 1700 and 1800’s but it is difficult to ascribe a specific cut-off date for the information.  In the Preface, however, the author mentions the construction of the index to the book in 1884, so it would be fairly safe to use this date as the very latest at which reporting could have taken place.  


Family history books are notorious for propagating “romances,” but this book was clearly researched and constructed by an experienced and knowledgable scholar who would, we hope, be able to detect any significant “straying from the simple truth” on the part of his informants.  The author also appears to have had the authority, and so (presumably) cooperation of the Clan’s leaders. He also recognizes some “notable” primary sources in his Preface.  Taking all of this into account gives hope that the information contained here can be be given some significant credence.  On the other hand our other digital digital book reproduction on this subject, “The Clan Cameron, by John Cameron, our CatNo. CAB0417, calls Chapter 13 in this book into question, where an error of dates seems to have been made.  Even the author, in his Preface, recognizes the possibility of errors.


As always this digital edition provides you with an image of every printed page in the book and the printed text has been processed so that your computer can understand it, so allowing you perform computer searches for the occurrences of words or phrases within the text.  In the original book we also found a number of newspaper clippings, all relevant to the Camerons, which had been placed there by previous owners of the book.  These also have been processed and may be read and searched to provide a bonus over, and above, the already ample contents of the book.

  

We have extracted the “subjects” from the book’s index and have made an alphabetized list of them available on our (free) Downloads Page.  The list is 720 lines long but some lines may relate to the same person and some relate to a family or group in the family.  Nevertheless there are several hundred individual members of, or individual related to, the historical Cameron’s identified.


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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  Cameron Family Compilation: A History of the Camerons - 1884 & The Clan Cameron - 1894

CAB0420: $25.00


This CD holds a compilation of two of our individually published digital reproductions of books about the origins of the Cameron family in Scotland.  The individual books are described below and remain as two separate books other than having been arranged, end-to-end, into one digital file for your convenience.  Each book retains all its individual page numbers (prefixed to avoid ambiguity), Chapter divisions and Digital Bookmarks.  Computer text searches will be conducted on BOTH books simultaneously and you will see all the results for both books. 


-  A History of the Camerons; with genealogies of the principal families of the name - 1884 (CAB0418)

This part of the description is a highly condensed version of the previous book description.  Not repeated here in the interests of brevity.

 

- The Clan Cameron - 1894 (CAB0417)

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.”  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.  Consequently this book was published in the following year.


The book identifies the first documented appearance of the 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.  Although these are clearly not an original component of this book they appear to be relevant so copies of the clippings have been included  


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 these books so the history and traditions of the Cameron family may live on. 


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


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4 COMING SOON:

Our “Cameron” mini-series continues but we are now working on “books” which have NEVER before been published and this process can sometimes throw a few “curve-balls.”  As such it does require a level of concentration which is difficult to maintain so - as a little light relief - we are also running a completely unrelated book through our process.  Our Cameron books are clearly the priority in this mix, but it’s hard to predict which will emerge first.

On another front we are also working on an original piece of work to turn it into a professional, digital publication.   I don’t want to give it all away but it is a “social history” piece, geographically related to our home area in Ontario.  It’s author has written it to highlight an often ignored perspective of our history and we are very excited to have been chosen to help bring this work to you and we expect it to have a wide range of apeal.  Again though, it is hard to predict how long it is going to take to “do it right.”


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5 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 so you can tap into the enormous fund of knowledge which I know is out there.


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MORE ON e-READER COMPATIBILITY.

I continue to “keep my ears open” on this question and can report that I have seen a couple more “incidents” of people people loading PDF files from “other” sources onto various brands of eReader, for their own convenience.  For me this is excellent news as there is nothing which will break up the attempt by eReader manufacturers to create a “monopoly,” as users educating themselves to get what THEY want out of their devices.


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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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EXHIBITION: MOVING WITH THE RIVER:

Retrace the St. Lawrence River’s historic path at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa from June 21, 2013 to March 23, 2014.

 The exhibition retraces the river’s historic path with the Iroquois' thousand-year presence on the land, Franco-Aboriginal alliances, growth of a French settlement in the St. Lawrence Valley and multiethnic European immigration for which Québec served as a gateway”.  Open to adults, children, family, youth, young adults, and teens.

Go to www.civilization.ca/plan-your-visit  for more information.


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Authors are invited to submit an article about any aspect of Saskatchewan’s history for possible inclusion in the Spring-Summer 2014 issue of Saskatchewan History, a publication from the Saskatchewan Archives Board.

The deadline for submission of articles for our Spring-Summer 2014 issue is December 13, 2013.

We seek submissions including: scholarly papers that may be peer-reviewed; feature articles of varying lengths; photo essays; and book reviews about literature related to the history of Saskatchewan and the prairie provinces.

A copy of the magazine’s submission guidelines can be viewed on our website at www.saskarchives.com.

Submissions can be forwarded electronically to saskhistory@archives.gov.sk.ca.

For more information, contact Nadine Charabin, Publication Coordinator, by phone at 306-933-5832, or by email at saskhistory@archives.gov.sk.ca.


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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. 


Rather than quoting numbers at you again this month, here are a selection of posting topics from the 29 posted during the month:

*  Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Is Discontinued

*  Free Access to Irish BDM Records from Findmypast

*  I was reading this morning that "the Federation of Genealogical Societies has a student rate for its 2013 conference in Fort Wayne, Ind."

*  Our friends at Gould Genealogy (Australia) have posted an article pointing to a collection of digitized, old, Post Office Directories of Scotland (UK.)

*   SALE! - SALE! - SALE! - SALE! - SALE! - SALE! - SALE!  (From us!)

*  A reminder about two important events in the next couple of days in BC.

*  Who Do You Think You Are? Preview:

*  Library & Archives Canada have announced: "Censuses of Canada West and Canada East, 1842 now available online."


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6 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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15 – 20 July, 2013.  The BC Genealogical Society is 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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24 July, 2013. The Malpeque Historical Society is hosting their 13th season of summer talks at the Keir Museum on PEI.  Talks will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  No admission but donations gratefully accepted.

Today’s lecture: Tales from the Dead by Linda Jean Nicholson

Contact Ruby Cousins for more information - rcousins@isnhighspeed.ca

The website is www.malpequebay.ca/keirmuseum.htm


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31 July, 2013. The Malpeque Historical Society is hosting their 13th season of summer talks at the Keir Museum on PEI.  Talks will be heldon Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  No admission but donations gratefully accepted.

Today’s lecture: Horse Magic by Marian Bruce

Contact Ruby Cousins for more information - rcousins@isnhighspeed.ca

The website is www.malpequebay.ca/keirmuseum.htm


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7 August, 2013.  The City of Toronto Archives and the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, present the 2013 Toronto History Lecture titled “Mary Mink: The Making of a Myth.”  James Mink’s story is one of the best known tales of Black Torontonians in the 19th century.  Admission is free, but reservation is required.  

For further details, including a map and driving directions to the Archives at 255 Spadina Road, visit http://conta.cc/187ZUcY. Questions may be directed to info@torontofamilyhistory.org  or Paul Sharkey (City of Toronto Archives) at 416-392-5561.

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7 August, 2013: The Malpeque Historical Society is hosting their 13th season of summer talks at the Keir Museum on PEI.  Talks will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  No admission cost but donations gratefully accepted.

Today’s lecture: Stories of the Past by Friends of Keir Museum

Contact Ruby Cousins for more information - rcousins@isnhighspeed.ca

The website is www.malpequebay.ca/keirmuseum.htm


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14 August, 2013: The Malpeque Historical Society is hosting their 13th season of summer talks at the Keir Museum on PEI.  Talks will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  No admission but donations gratefully accepted.

Today’s lecture: The Sad Tale of Maggie MacGee by Dutch Thompson

Contact Ruby Cousins for more information - rcousins@isnhighspeed.ca

The website is www.malpequebay.ca/keirmuseum.htm


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24 August, 2013 (Saturday).  The LDS Family History Centre in Brampton, will hold their  4th Annual Family History Conference called One World - One Family — Discover Your Family Roots. The conference will be held on , from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost: $20 (includes box lunch).  To be held at the LDS Family History Centre, 10062 Bramalea Rd, Brampton, Ontario.  To see who the presenters will be and their subjects that they will talk about, go to   www.oneworldonefamily-theevent.com


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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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19, October, 2013.  The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) are hosting “a day with Dick Eastman, as he present four lectures under the heading: The Organized Genealogist -  A look at various methods of organizing record keeping by use of digital techniques.  Cost (includes lunch): $45.00, members, $75.00, non-members.  To sign up etc.: Email info@novascotiaancestors.ca

The website of GANS is www.novascotiaancestors.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: http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2014/index.php


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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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7 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS:

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