Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V10#04 - 19 August, 2013


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (1)

4 COMING SOON

5 NEWS & GOSSIP

6 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

7 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:

Only one new release this month.  Traditionally this is the “slow” part of the genealogy year but we are finding ourselves rushed off our feet!  It is important that I keep on telling myself that this is a GOOD THING!  :)


This new release is a book about Cape Breton - one of the longest settled parts of the European colonies which became Canada.  Cape Breton retains a strong tradition of Scottish living and behaviour and, perhaps by happy coincidence something of a scenic similarity.  The book’s author, Clare Dennis, was a Canadian and a Nova Scotian by birth and has three full length books to her credit - all about Nova Scotia. 


See section 3 for the description of the CD.

    

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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:


- News of a new Canadian topic CD.

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

- All our news, gossip and announcements.


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3. NEW CANADIAN CD RELEASE:


  Cape Breton Over - 1942

CA0106:  $12.00


Written by author Clara Dennis, in the 1930’s decade, this book falls into the “travel-literature” genre of the commercial publishing world, but such a description fails to do justice to Nova Scotia born Clara’s gift for bringing her chosen locations in Cape Breton to life with insights into local culture and 18 photographs which she herself took while gathering “research” materials.


Quoting from a bio. of Clara’s decision to become an author she says, “Then and there was born the resolution to seek and find Nova Scotia. I would travel over her highways and byways. I would know her cities, her towns, her villages. I would visit the remote and but little frequented islands of her coast. I would talk with the men, women and children I would meet. In their lives would be unfolded the soul of Nova Scotia....”  (Information courtesy of Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, NS.  The full biography may be found at:

http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/dennis/biography.asp?Language=English )


This book, her third and last, contains 342 numbered pages, and is divided into 17 chapters. Each chapter centres attention on one of the well known areas of the Island, mostly its cities and towns.  As well as paying attention to the (then) current situation Clara also delves into the defining history of the area, reporting local legend and folk-law and any “juicy” local stories she could find.


The following is a list of place names extracted from the Table of Contents to indicate the extent of Clara’s explorations:

Ainslie Glen.;  Albert Bridge was Mira Ferry.;  Arichat.;  Aspy Bay.;  Baddeck.;  Baleine.;  Bay St. Lawrence.;  Beinn Bhreagh.;  Bell Museum.;  Boularderie.;  Briton Cove.;  Cabot Trail.;  Cap La Ronda Light.;  Cap Rouge.;  Cape North.;  Cape of Cape Breton.;  Capstick.;  Chapel Island.;  Cheticamp.;  Cibou.;  Cow Bay was Port Morien.:  Crane village.;  Creignish and Craigmore.;  D'Escousse.;  Dingwall.;  Duke of Kent Island.;  Englishtown.;  French Mountain.;  French settlement.;  Friar's Head.;  Gabarus Bay.;  Glace Bay.;  Glendyer.;  Grand Etang.;  Highland Park.;  Ile Madame.;  Indian Reserve.;  Ingonish Island.;  Ingonish.;  Inverness.;  Janvrin's Island.;  Jessie Cove.;  Judique.;  Just-au-corps.;  Kelly's mountain.;  Kingross.;  Lake Ainslie.;  Little Anse.;  Little Narrows.;  Lloyd's Cove.;  Lorraines.;  Louisburg lighthouse.;  Louisburg.;  Mabou.;  MacKenzie's Mountain.;  Mainadieu.;  Man of War Point.;  Marble Mountain.;  Margaree Harbour.;  Margarees.;  Marion Bridge.;  Middle River.;  Mira Ferry now Albert Bridge.;  Mira.;  North East Margaree.;  North Mountain.;  North Shore.;  North Sydney and Sydney Mines.;  Orangedale.;  Petit de Grat.;  Pictou.;  Piper's Glen.;  Pleasant Bay.;  Point Michaud.;  Pollet's Cove.;  Port Hastings.;  Port Hawkesbury.;  Port Hood.;  Port Morien, the old Cow Bay.;  Portuguese settlement.;  Poulamon.;  Reserve Mines.;  River Bennett.;  River Bourgeois.;  River Denys.;  Scatari.;  Smoky.;  Soldier's Cove.;  St. Ann's Bay.;  St. Ann's.;  St. Paul's Island.;  St. Peter's Canal.;  St. Peters.;  St. Pierre.;  Sugar Loaf.;  Sydney Harbour.;  Sydney.;  The heights of Craigen.; Victoria Bridge.; West Bay.;  Whycocomagh.;  Wreck Cove. 


This CD is compatible with any computer device which can run a PDF interpreter application such as Adobe Reader®, v7 (or later) recommended, and can accept a CD or have the PDF file downloaded to it (search-ability may be lost.)  The full compliment of software on the CD provides enhanced speed when responding to searches on suitable platforms. 


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4 COMING SOON:

As predicted our Cameron series work “threw a curve” so progress there has not been what we had hoped for.  You will have noticed that the author of this month’s “New Release” published two more books and we have the originals of both of them.  They are in work as “second string” priorities (something to do when the boredom of repetitive “first string” work would engender mistakes) making prediction of their completing problematic.

Years ago, before we opened Archive CD Books Canada, we bought an unframed picture carrying about 450 miniature portraits of the1922  graduating class of  Ontario Dental Surgeons and their Professors.  It was “put away for safety” and has just come to light.  After a little light cleaning it has now been scanned and we are transcribing all the names into computer readable text before we make it into a Gleaning for you.


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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.

Continuing my series about the readability of our CD’s PDF files on eReaders I would like to tell you about an App. I have discovered, downloaded and am trying out.  It is called “calibre” (Yes, the first letter IS lower case.):

http://calibre-ebook.com/  

To quote the opening statement in it’s Manual: “calibre is an ebook library manager. It can view, convert and catalog ebooks in most of the major ebook formats. It can also talk to many ebook reader devices. It can go out to the Internet and fetch metadata for your books. It can download newspapers and convert them into ebooks for convenient reading. It is cross platform, running on Linux, Windows and OS X.”

As I said, I’m still trying it out, but so far it looks like a valuable tool for anyone wanting to take the control of their eBook reader into their own hands.  Oh, and another good point is that it’s free - or, at least, it’s what used to be called “share-ware” meaning you should make a donation if you find it useful - an honour system thing.


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When we display at the genealogy shows we can attend we frequently get the comment that our visitors would like our CD but they didn’t want the whole book - just a part of it.  Well, now you can have just that.  We have teamed up with the FindMyPast organization and they are providing access to some 200 of our Canadian made digital books and documents.  Findmypast.com is a subscription, genealogy data site which originates in the UK but which has grown by adding bases in Ireland, Australia and now the US.  In addition to the normal periodic subscriptions, the site offers a “pay-by-the-page” option if your data needs are very focused.  We continue to operate our regular commercial website where you can still buy any of the CD version of any of our books you find there, online.  For a quick access to the collection of our books on Findmypast.com follow:

http://search.findmypast.com/search/canada-documents


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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. 


This last month saw two of our most popular posts ever:  

• The first concerned an announcement from the Barnanrdos organization in England that they could not maintain their archive of historic photographs any longer and would be forced to destroy them.

• The second was (no surprise) the release of the 1921 census via Ancestry!  The mixed reaction to this event is still echoing around the genealogy community and I’d say the Conservatives have made sure that no genealogist will vote for them in the next election!


Both of these posts pushed our “reach” (the number of individuals reading any of our posts in a week) to over 1,000 for the first time.

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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.)


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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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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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27 August, 2013.  The Bruce and Grey branch of the OGS hold their August meeting at 7.30 p.m. at Frank Street Baptist Church, Wiarton. Features Gloria Phillips doing a CASE STUDY on a British Home child. 

For details visit the BGOGS website on:  brucegrey.ogs.on.ca 


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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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21 September, 2013. The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is presenting a course: Introduction to West Indian Genealogy from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. This is a fast-paced introduction to the principles of West Indian genealogical research with a focus on methodologies and records for African, East Indian and Chinese West Indian ancestors. Instructor: Pooran Bridgelal.  For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register, visit: 

www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html.


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20 - 22 September, 2013. The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) will be holding its 19th Annual Family History Conference at the Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.) The Focus for 2013 is on Ireland.

For more information, conference programme and registration go to their website at:

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=22

WE ARE BOOKED TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE IN THE MARKETPLACE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.  The marketplace is in a public area of the Library & Archives Building so you can visit us without having to be registered for the conference.  There are too many titles in our Catalogue for us to bring a copy of every one of them with us so If there are particular titles you are interested in please eMail us well before the conference so we can make sure we have a copy for you to see.  There is no obligation to buy.


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2 October, 2013 AND CONTINUING OVER THE NEXT 8 WEEKS until 20 November.

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is presenting a series of courses: Basic Genealogy and Family History from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. For those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic skills, this 8-week course will cover terminology, types of sources, on-line resources, libraries and archives, and record-keeping – to help you “think like a genealogist”.  Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara  For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register, visit: 

www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html.

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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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26 October, 2013. The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library. is presenting an all day special fall event co-sponsored event: “Tracing Forward – Searching for Relatives in Recent Times” from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. Tracing forward to find living relatives and those who may be recently deceased is increasingly being recognized as an essential strategy for all genealogists.. Speakers: Various.  For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register, visit: 

http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/TracingForward.html


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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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7 November, 2013 AND CONTINUING OVER THE NEXT 4 WEEKS until 28 November.

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is presenting a series of courses: Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists from 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. This 4-week course, designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists, will explore sophisticated ways in which maps and mapping tools can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing.  Instructor: James F.S. Thomson.  For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register, visit: 

www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html.


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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:

Archives of this newsletter showing all the previous release announcements are available in the newsletter archive which can be reached through,

http://www.ArchiveCDBooks.ca/NewsletterArchive.html


All our newly released books are listed on our web site in the "New Releases and Special Offers" page. Go to:

http://www.archivecdbooks.ca/new.html

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



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