Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V10#08 - 21 December, 2013


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 WHAT’S NEW?

4 COMING SOON

5 NEWS & GOSSIP

6 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

7 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:

Santa is busy getting his reindeer groomed and his sleigh ready, we have been visiting family, and everybody is buying presents, practising their Christmas cookie recipes and getting ready for a mammoth “blow-out” during the fast approaching holidays.  Little time then for genealogy research!  Add to this that we have been totally consumed with producing and editing the material which is going into our next, completely original, digital publication: a treasury of family history information on the North American branch of the Cameron clan from Scotland.  And the result is that once again this month we have no new publications to add to our catalogue.


Instead we are taking the opportunity to send to all of you who have subscribed to our newsletter, “Liked” our Facebook page, and purchased our CDs, our thanks for keeping us in business and a wish for all you could desire during this part of the year when we all take stock and celebrate everything that is good and fulfilling in our lives.


Finally in this month’s Newsletter, I have updated our regular events and news sections so you can start planning your genealogy activities for next year.

    

Remember this Newsletter is published for you so if you think we're missing something important drop me a line to Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca.


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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:


- A look at what’s comming.

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

- All our news, gossip and announcements.


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3. WHAT’S NEW?:


It’s still a secret but we have just started planning a big sale for early next year.  We’ll send you a reminder when it’s ready!


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4 COMING SOON:

While our more routine activities of making high quality digital versions of great old books has taken second place to a couple of opportunities to bring unique, freshly available, materials to our catalogue, we have not abandoned our “bread and butter" processes and will soon be restating with a host of “new to us” great books, including a box full from our wonderful friend in the Slocan Community Library in BC. 


I’m not in a position to forecast exactly when this will happen yet because we want to keep true to our principle of making the best presentation of our material we can, and that is in direct conflict with sticking to a strict timetable.  (You can see this by checking out any of the sites specializing in quantity over quality.)  We are, however, as anxious as you are to resume our previous, “something new every month” routine, so it won’t be long. 


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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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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 traveling version at venues across Canada.


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


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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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 this last month our most popular posts have been: 

- An alternative entry point to access the Library & Archives genealogy records.

- A couple of posts about new collections being posted by FamilySearch.org.

- Notice that the US government has closed a DNA testing website because it has failed to show that its results are “supported by science”.

- A comment about a company which is “claiming” it has “almost” invented Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for handwriting.


This is only four of the (about) sixteen 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.  

Add your “Like” to our site and be “in the know!” 

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If you have an item which you would like us to give a public airing 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 that you would prefer we post it on Facebook otherwise we may leave it to be posted in the newsletter.)


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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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.)


REVISED________

11 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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1 February, 2014.  The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, present a half-day course; “Tracing Your African Heritage in the British West Indies.” Instructor: Pooran Bridgelal.   It will cover the basic principles of research, how to read and interpret slave registers, what to look for in vital records, church records, parish registers and much more.

Venue: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m.

For course and registration details visit:

 http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses 


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4 February, 2014.  The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, present Part One of a Two part course; “The Social History of Medicine in 19th Century Canada.”  The second part is on 11 February, 2014.  Instructor: Dr. Marianne Fedunkiw.  This two-part lecture series will examine life and death and the role of medicine in Canada in the nineteenth century, as well as the revolution in Canadian medical education from 1875 to 1920 that extended life span and professionalized medicine and medical training.

Venue: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, Tuesdays, 2 – 4 p.m.

For course and registration details visit:

 http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses 


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6 - 8 February, 2014.  The “Global RootsTech family history event” is to be held on the east side of the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  “This three-day conference is designed to showcase how to discover, share, and preserve your family history.”  (I’m adding this US based conference on the basis of its claim to Global relevance and some evidence of more than just US participation.)  For more information go to:

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech/

 

REVISED________

8 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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12 February, 2014.  The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, present Part One of a Four part course; “Making the Internet Work for Genealogy.”  The other three parts are on 19 & 26 February & 5 March,  2014.  Instructor: Marian Press.  This four-week course is aimed at those who have considerable experience already with using the Internet for genealogy, but who are interested in learning how to fine tune their search abilities and how to take advantage of the social networking opportunities the Internet provides.

Venue: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Wednesdays, 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.

For course and registration details visit:

 http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses 


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15 February, 2014.  The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, present a half-day course; “Tracing Your East Indian Heritage in the British West Indies.” Instructor: Pooran Bridgelal.   It will cover the basic principles of research, how to understand indenture contracts, what to look for in vital records, church records, parish registers and much more.

Venue: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m.

For course and registration details visit:

 http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses 


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18 February, 2014.  The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, present Part One of a Two part course; “The Social History of Dress in 19th Century Canada.”  The second part is on 25 February, 2014.  Instructor: Ingrid Mida.  This two-part lecture series is intended as a primer to the social history of dress seen in 19th century photographs, with a special emphasis on Canadian history. The course will cover the period from 1840 to 1910.

Venue: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, Tuesdays, 2 – 4 p.m.

For course and registration details visit:

 http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses 


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22 February, 2014.  The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, present a Fast-paced, one-day, course; “Introduction to Genealogy and Family History.” Instructor: Linda Reid.   This course introduces some of the type of records and techniques needed for researching your family tree. It highlights vital records (civil and church), census records and probates (wills), showing how to extract and evaluate data.

Venue: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For course and registration details visit:

 http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses 


REVISED________

15 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.


REVISED_______

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.  The closing banquet will be held at the nearby Algonquin College on Saturday evening.  Further details (as they become ready) will be on:

http://ogsottawa/geneorama/

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

- We have already sent in our application for vendor space at this event and look forward to the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.


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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- 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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27 July - 1 August, 2014.  The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies is holding its annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  “This conference brings together people from all over the world who are interested in Jewish genealogy.” For more information go to their Website 

http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/


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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 genealogytoursofscotland@gmail.com


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20 September, 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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18 October, 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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15 November, 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.


NEW_______

13 December, 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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