Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V10#11 - 25 March, 2014











Another newsletter without any new releases to boast about, BUT this is the time of year that many upcoming events are publicized so we decided to release this newsletter to keep you informed, and so you can start to make your genealogy based plans for the summer.

I’ll also take this opportunity to tell you about a change in how we cooperate with our international partners and why you are not seeing lists of their new releases in this newsletter.  When we started working on “the Project” it was (technically) difficult to pass large files through the internet - not to say unreliable - so we used to make “Master CDs” of our new releases and mail them between us.  Quite apart from difficulties with Customs (yes we had them too), there was a certain amount of “grunt” work involved in all this and during busy periods this task was often deferred “till later.”

Well, the technology - and facilities - for transferring large amounts of data over the net have improved to the point where we can get new products from our partners in a just a few hours, when we need it.  So, if you see an Archive CD Books publication on either our Irish or Australian partner’s web site just send us an e-mail or give us a call and we’ll get the master and make the CD for you right here in Canada, probably by the next day.


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

- All our news, gossip and announcements.



Nothing new this month.



We are still catching up with all the activities which were deferred to get last month’s Cameron Papers CD published.  The editing of the manuscript of our next original publication is proving to be a bit more challenging than expected and we have been working on two large “not for publication” projects which require long periods of careful work.  Plus, like everyone else, we are getting our books up to date in preparation for the end of the financial year.

And then our first Genealogy show of this year popped up (complete with a 6 inch snow storm on the main day!)  These preparations always take us “off-course” for the best part of a week, what with preparations, packing loading and unloading, recovery and finishing up the paperwork.  That is not say that we regret it - if anything we enjoy it too much as we get to talk to many of you and get your valuable feed-back.

So, after all those excuses, what IS coming?  Well I mentioned the new original work, but I doubt that will be finished in the next month.  We have a small batch of books about BC which the owner has been patiently waiting for us to get to for several months now, and which are definitely next on our list.  Other than that we are always on the look-out for good books being offered for sale and our backlog of these is getting to be embarrassing.

So, no shortage of candidates for new digital books, just a shortage of (waking) time to make new CDs!



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.


Now thru. May 31, 2014.  An exhibit about Canada’s worst mine disaster at Hillcrest Collieries, in Hillcrest, Alberta.  On June 19, 1914, 189 miners lost their lives at Hillcrest Collieries in what is still Canada's worst mine disaster, one hundred years later.  The Provincial Archives of Alberta reconstructs the events at Hillcrest, and reviews their impact on this coal mining community by highlighting important archival documents preserved within its holdings.

Visit the Provincial Archives of Alberta to view this exhibit.  

The Archives are at 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta.   Admission is free.

Their new website is at 



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 into 2015.

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

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 


OTTAWA OGS’ 2014 GENE-O-RAMA (20-21, March, 2014)

We were pleased to be in the Marketplace of this conference, usually held early in the “genealogy season.”  True to the rest of this winter a 6 inch snowstorm also attended on the main day of the event!  Never a large show this year’s could be termed “intimate” but those who braved the elements found it worthwhile and had a good time.



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. 

Over the last month we have made 15 posts and the 4 most popular were:

Notice of our release of the Cameron Papers CD

A copy of very funny, genealogy version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

The release of a series of educational guides for the FamilySearch website.

A report on the attendance at the 2014 RootTech Conference.

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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(We can include your Family History Societies announcements if you tell us what they are.  Please give us AT LEAST one month's notice.)


28 March, 2014.  The Trafalgar Township Historical Society’s one room Palermo school house will be open from 1:30 - 3:00 pm to share stories, show off their collections and to answer your questions.  The Schoolhouse is at, , 2431

Dundas Street West. Postmaster Drive is east and Bronte Road is west of the school, north side of Dundas, parking on site.  For more information, 

please contact, and see the website of the Society at


29 March, 2014.  DIVERSITY FAMILY HISTORY (Nuala Farrell-Griffin) will be presenting a workshop on, “Tracing Your Ancestors in Ireland - The Basics” at Fanshawe College, St. Thomas, Ontario, from 10 am to 3:30 pm.  There is a registration fee.  For details and information eMail:


2 April, 2014.  Heritage Toronto will present an exploration of the latest archaeological insights into the lives of Indigenous people in Southern Ontario prior to contact with Europeans.  A panel discussion will take place at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Toronto Reference Library Atrium, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON Phone: 416-395-5577.

Panelists include: Dr. Marit Munson; Dr. Susan Jamieson; Dr. Anne Keenleyside;  Dr. Ron Williamson; Chief Kris Nahrgang; Dr. Neal Ferris; & Dr. Andrew Stewart.  The panel will be moderated by Shawn Micallef. This panel discussion is presented in collaboration with and Heritage Toronto at


12 April, 2014.  The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is holding its spring workshop, “Scotland and its People”, at North York Central Library.  This will be a full day of fascinating lectures.  For detailed information and online registration go to the website at:


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


31 May, 2014.  BC Genealogical Society present an All Day Seminar in Richmond, BC - lunch included.  Door prizes including a Find My Past membership.   Topics: 

The National Archives of the UK – Audrey Collins, (TNA, UK). Researching English and Welsh records from a distance, including those records for Scotland and Ireland held at the National Archives 

The London Gazette – Audrey Collins, (TNA, UK).

Finding Your Australian Cousins - Geoff Doherty, (Australia).  

Early Bird Pricing until April 30, 2014.



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


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


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


19 - 21 September, 2014.  The British Isles Family Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) will - once again - be conducting their annual conference (we believe) in their “traditional” venue of the of the Library and Archives of Canada on Wellington St., Ottawa.  The conference themes are “English Family History”; Immigration from the British Isles; and Genetics in genealogy.  Further information will be announced when ready.  The announcement can be found at:


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


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


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





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