Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V11#05 - 16 September, 2014


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:


As the thermometer gives notice of another change of seasons we bring you another monthly newsletter, this month marked by the lack of a new release.  Normally we would skip a month like this but this is the time of year when news of activities in the genealogy community is “flowing fast” so we bring you our notice of some of the more significant events and meetings we have heard about.


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


Newsletters work best when they get a good circulation. We're doing our best to let people know about it but you could help us along by mentioning it to your genealogy buddies and generally spreading the word. Feel free to pass this copy along, but only in its complete form please.


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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:


- No new release this month.

- A look at what’s coming.

- Recent, and ongoing, events worthy of a mention

- All our news, gossip and announcements.


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3. WHAT’S NEW?:


*  Lots of hard work but no new digital books I’m afraid, but “stay tuned ......” 


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4 COMING SOON:

We have a 100+ year old, specialized, North American directory well along in the publication process and are hoping it will be ready for next month.

Work continues on the social history electronic manuscript but has been delayed by technical issues.

We have numerous other books jockeying for a place in the production line so we will have to see what gets the next priority.


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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 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: 

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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The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) has put on another database - the names of 2,284 British Home Children who died after they had immigrated to Canada. 


It gives the name, date of death, the name of the society (e.g., Barnardo's) and (this is important) they also give the reference source with each record.  The database is accessible at:

http://bifhsgo.ca/cstm_homeChildrenDeaths.php 


They also have the Fegan Index, and the Middlemore Homes Index on the Home Children Site at: 

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=4 


There will be a panel discussion on the Home Children at the BIFHSGO conference (See “6 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS”, 19-21 September, 2014 below).  The panel will include three experts on the subject – Patricia Roberts-Pichette, Marjorie Kohli, and Gloria Tubman.



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GENEALOGY FAIR

On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives, located at 109 Norfolk Street South in Simcoe, Ontario, will hold their annual genealogy fair. This is the oldest genealogy fair in Ontario. 

For more information, go to http://www.norfolklore.com/



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THE "Ryan Taylor/J. Brian Gilchrist" MEMORIAL LECTURE:

If you have attended genealogy events in the Ottawa area you are probably aware of the  Ryan Taylor memorial lectures.  With the passing of Brian Gilchrist, a friend of Ryan's, the Ottawa Branch of the OGS decided to rename their memorial lecture series to include Brian's name as well.  The first of this series under this new name will be presented on 25, October 2014 - see the notice below for details of the event.



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The Trafalgar Township Historical Society, is celebrating Family Heritage Day as part of “Doors Open Halton Region”, on Saturday 27 September, 2014.  

Visit the restored one-room Palermo schoolhouse, sit in the old desks, revisit the "good old days" of 'readin', writin' 'n 'rithmetic.  

Special guest presenters have been invited to speak and you can view photographic and heritage displays of Trafalgar Township while comparing memories with area neighbours and local historians.  Sound kind of "dry"?  Our school program also makes good use of the schoolyard and old millpond area beside the school.

Local history and photography booklets are for sale.  You can enjoy a hot dog or 

hamburger.  Parking onsite.  For more details contact Michelle at michelle@tths.ca 905-257-9080 or visit:

http://www.tths.ca/familyday.html



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OUR CANADA - YOUR FAMILY, BUILDING A NATION:

The OGS picks their theme for the 2017 conference (NOTE:  2017, not 16!)  

Is the theme which has been chosen for the Society's conference to be held in Ottawa (the Nation’s Capital); and what a fantastic title!  And the reason that the title of the conference was chosen is that 2017 will be the 150th birthday of the founding of Canada. It will be a super busy time in Ottawa, so why not plan to attend the conference and do some sightseeing during your stay? 


This will be the sixth time that Ottawa Branch will have hosted the conference (plus they co-hosted the 2012 conference in Kingston.)


They already have a small group of volunteers, but they can always have more people join them in this effort.   You can contact them at: 

conference2017@ogsottawa.on.ca 


The webpage is: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/


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There will be an Amherst Island Heritage House tour held on September 27, 2014 on Amherst Island, off of the coast of the Greater Kingston area of Lake Ontario.  Amherst Island was settled during the Loyalist Period and has pretty much remained unchanged since, so quite unique to those interested in Loyalist history. 

To get direction, go to the Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/731484386917854/ 


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The Essex Branch of the Ontario Genealogy Society (OGS) has released a new website on WordPress.  They have the usual divisions of Publications, Events, Resources, and the ever-important Member’s Only page.  Plus, they highlight news of interest to people who have ancestors in the Essex area.   Their site is at:

http://www.ogs.on.ca/essex/


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The Edmonton City as Museum Project will tell the ‘stories of the people, places, and things’ that make up the city of Edmonton.  So far, the site has explored the North Saskatchewan River, told the story of the Edmonton’s Pioneer Photographers, and they will host a special exhibit on Freedom during September. 

They would like you to recommend songs that will create a sense of freedom for the visitors to the exhibit.  The songs will be compiled into the Freedom Playlist and will be shared in the exhibit and on line.   The last day to submit stories or songs is September 27, 2014 and the exhibit will take place on September 28th from 1 – 4 pm at the Prince of Wales Armoury. 

So if you have a story to contribute, you can email them at: 

mroberts@edmontonheritage.ca 

Their website is at 

http://citymuseumedmonton.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. 


Over the last month we have made 18 posts and the 5 most popular were:

A comment about a surprising lack of commonality between Australian and Canadian genealogy.

2 posts giving news of new data available on FamilySearch.org

          A picture of a 1500 year old tree section showing historic events.

          Forwarding a comic strip about the “romancing” in census records.

          Noting the 75th anniversary of Canada’s declaration of War with Germany -  1939. 

          Passing on a request to help fight a blatant case of copyright infringement.


I try and keep the postings 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 if 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.)


NOTICE: About “shows” we attend as a marketplace vender:

We can only bring a “selection” (about 1,000) of the more than 4,000 CDs in our catalogue so if you have a particular title you want to see, let us know in time for us to include it in our packing.  We will keep it aside for you but there is NO OBLIGATION to buy if it is not what you were hoping for.  eMail: Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca

We also have “soft copies” of everything on our computers, for you to view, and will take your orders for hard (CD) copies - OR we will do an instant download to YOUR portable storage media (including Gleanings), at the normal show discounts.

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20 September, 2014.   The Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society in Trenton, Ontario are holding their regular monthly meeting at 1:00 pm and the topic will be, “Discovering the Lennox & Addington Archives.” The  speaker is Shelley Respondek, Lennox & Addington County Archivist.  The venue is Quinte West City Hall Library, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario.  Their webpage is:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/ 



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20 September, 2014.  The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is holding a workshop for beginner and intermediate users of Legacy Family Tree software.  Includes what’s new in version 8, and how to make the best use of LDS Family Search.  For more information go to:

http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/


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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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19 - 21 September, 2014.  The British Isles Family Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) will be conducting their annual conference in their “traditional” venue 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.  There will also be a panel discussion on the subject of "Homechildren" who were emigrated to Canada.  See article in: “5 NEWS & GOSSIP” above.

WE WILL BE IN THE MARKETPLACE AT THIS SHOW.  The marketplace is open to the public, and is just inside the building’s  main entrance doors.  Many other societies and vendors are also attending.  Please stop by and say “Hello.”


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5 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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8 October & the following 7 Wednesdays ‘till 26 November 2014. The Toronto branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society are running a series of courses teaching the fundamentals and basics of Family History research from 2 − 4 pm at North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. Toronto.  For more information go to:

http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/ 


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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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25 October, 2014.  The Ottawa branch of the OGS is  holding a regular pseudo-monthly meeting at which the Ryan Taylor/Brian Gilchrist memorial lecture will be presented.  (See notice about name change above.)  The presentation this year is entitled: "A Research Journey into WWI, WWII, Medals, & eBay"  Their website is at http://ogsottawa.on.ca.


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1 November, 2014.  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society and the Toronto Public Library are holding a “Workshop on Industrial England” from 09:00am to 5:00 pm.  The one-day workshop explores the social and economic effects of the major industrial revolutions in England from about 1750 to the late 19th century.  The venue is, the Auditorium, North York Central Library.  For more information go to :

http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn


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2 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.


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6 November & the next 3 Wednesdays including 26 November, 2014.  The Toronto branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society are running a series of courses teaching, “Maps & Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists, for intermediate and advanced level genealogists.  From 6:15 to 8:15 pm at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto.  For more information go to:

http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/ 


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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.


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7 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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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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29-31 May, 2015.  The Ontario Genealogical Society will host the Society’s annual conference at Georgian College Campus, Barrie, ON, Canada. The conference theme — Tracks through Time – originates from the 130th Anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada.

Conference 2015 website:

http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/

WE SHALL BE APPLYING FOR SPACE IN THE MARKET PLACE ONCE VENDER REGISTRATION IS OPENED. 


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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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Attn.: Malcolm Moody - President

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