Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V10#07 - 22 November, 2013











This always seems to be a genealogically “slow” time of year.  I imagine we are all busy involving ourselves with our living family - getting prepared for our Mid-Winter holiday plans AND buying presents for all those impossible people!

And on that thought: While we have been meeting you at the various shows; one of the most common comments has been that there are so many of our products you would like, but that you have to resist the temptations.  Well, did it ever occur to you to put one of our Gift Certificates on your “Please, Santa” list?  Our gift certificates are a hidden treasure!   First of all we sell them at a 15% discount so that’s our Christmas Present to you right off!   Then, they are easy to send, and they allow the lucky receiver to choose for their own interests - so there are none of those embarrassing “didn’t like it” post-Christmas recriminations.

And not all our books are “hard-nosed” genealogy fare.  Just like you, we are often tempted by “off-topic” books when we are searching for new (to us) titles to add to our collection.  So this months newsletter’s Section 3 is dedicated to a fairly random selection of the “General Interest” books which have proved too tempting to leave on the shelf!  :)

If just the title of these books isn’t enough for you to make a choice, take note of the “Product No. and use the Search page on our web site to go right to the book’s description.  And while you are in the online Catalogue go to the third item on the top “Browse” level and read all about our Gift Certificates.

Finally in this month’s Newsletter, I have updated our regular events and news sections with the limited new items we have come across.


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- A list of books on CD suitable for Christmas gifting.

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

- All our news, gossip and announcements.



(Other than sorting them by price there is no particular order in the following list.)


Chavasse's Advice to a Wife, (15th ed), 1909

Product No. IE5051 - $14.00

Horse and Harness

Product No. CA0178-S - $14.00

Our Bit & First Canadians in France

Product No. CA0299-CD - $15.00

The Woman's Book, 1911 - Florence B. Jack (ed.)

Product No. IE5097 - $16.00

Rev. P.A. Canon Sheehan DD, Literary life: Essays and Poems, 1921

Product No. IE0111 - $16.00

The Life of Florence Nightingale - Sir Edward Cook 1913

Product No. GB0994 - $17.00

Rob Rat - A Story of Barge Life

Product No. GB1260 - $17.00

Manners and Rules of Good Society

Product No. CA0009 - $18.00

*   BOOKS PRICED FROM $19.01 TO $25.00

Something For Everybody - 1861

Product No. GB0551 - $19.60

The Autocar. March 16 1923

Product No. GB0489 - $19.60

Happy Homes - And How To Make Them

Product No. GB0543 - $19.60

The Violin: Its History and Construction

Product No. GB0595 - $19.60

How to Write the History of a Family - W P W Phillimore

Product No. GB0087 - $19.60

Recollections of Johannes Brahms - Albert Dietich & J. V. Widman1899

Product No. GB1115 - $19.60

The Violin - Berthold Tours (1838-1897)

Product No. GB1116 - $19.60

Evidence on the Employment of Children - 1842

Product No. GB1068 - $20.40

Australian Etiquette 1885: Rules and Usages of the Best Society in the Australasian Colonies

Product No. AU0010 - $22.30

London in the Olden Time - c1538

Product No. CAB0352 - $22.50

Origins of Popular Superstitions, Customs & Ceremonies

Product No. GB1354 - $24.30

Rough Notes of a Traveller 1890

Product No. AU9002 - $24.30

Hill's Family Herbal 1812

Product No. GB1363 - $24.30

Dionis' Chirurgical Operations 1733

Product No. GB1367 - $24.30

The Book of Household Management - Isabella Beeton, 1869

Product No. GB0349 - $24.30

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England 

Product No. GB1368 - $24.30

The Lives and Actions of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Street-Robbers, Pirates &c. &c. 1839 - Captain Charles Johnson

Product No. IE5091 - $24.70

Photographic History of the War - 1916 & 1919

Product No. CA0349 - $27.75


The Century Cyclopedia of Names

Product No. CA0068 - $30.00

"Ottawa Valley" - The Hub and the Spokes & the Pioneers of the Upper Ottawa on one CD - Anson Gard's 

Product No. CA0196 - $30.00

The Book of Days

Product No. GB0491 - $35.70

Hone's Table Book - William Hone 1841

Product No. GB0786 - $35.70

Hone's Works - Year Book 1832

Product No. GB0787 - $35.70

Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches - T Carlyle 1846

Product No. GB0915 - $37.50



Work on our original “Cameron” historical papers continues but - well if it’s worth doing - its worth doing well, and that doesn’t fit well with meeting deadlines so .....

We have another project ongoing of a previously unpublished book, which I’m unwilling to release details on yet but it is also taking up production time.

We have another group of books of British Columbia history which we have been loaned and they look really interesting so, again, we will try to sneak one of these in for next month.




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.



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 traveling 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 



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  for more information.




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

Submissions can be forwarded electronically to

For more information, contact Nadine Charabin, Publication Coordinator, by phone at 306-933-5832, or by email at



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 this last month our most popular posts have been: 

- Postings about Ancestry making deals to expand it’s data content.

- A posting about a Canadian teacher who was awarded a prize for coming up with an interactive way for his students to be involved with learning their history.

- A pointer to a Blog reviewing four sites which offer free access to old maps.

- Our reports on our experiences as we make our trips out to shows where we get (and appreciate) the chance to meet you in person.

This is only four of the (about) fifteen posts last month.  I try and keep the posting to only significant events - as they occur,  but I do also include posts about “specials” and “free access” opportunities which only last a few days.  

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26 November, 2013.  “Grey Roots” presents a Fall Lecture Series on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm.  This fourth lecture by Gary Weigner is “From Nationhood to the Present”  For more information, go to Grey Roots Museum and Archives at


28 November, 2013.  The Toronto Branch of the OGS is offering a new hands-on course: “Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records.” This three-session course will be run on Thursdays Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The course will be taught by author, educator and long-time OGS member Jane MacNamara. It will provide an introduction to the Ontario land granting process and the main types of Crown Lands records. Course Fee: $90 ($78 for OGS members)Venue: Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian MacDonald Blvd., York University, Toronto.

 For course and registration details visit: 


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


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


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


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


21, 22 March, 2014.  The Ottawa Branch of the OGS presents, Gene-O-Rama, its annual genealogy conference and exhibition.  It will be held in the Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Av., Ottawa.  Featured speaker, Jane E. MacNamara, more to come.  Details (when they are ready) will be on:


We welcome the return of this event after the 2013 hiatus caused by events beyond the organizer’s control.


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


 1- 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.



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


22 August, 2014.  GenealogyTours of Scotland is organizing a One Day Symposium on Scottish Genealogy Research. The topics: Basic Scottish Research by John Thomson, DNA by Linda Reid, Scot Irish by Ruth Blair, and Tracking our Scots Emigrant Ancestors by Christine Woodcock. 

Registration will open in February The Symposium will be open to the public, with a reduced registration fee for OGS members.

For more information, please contact Christine Woodcock at





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