Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V12#06 - 20 October, 2015


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW THIS MONTH

4 COMING SOON

5 NEWS & GOSSIP

6 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

7 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:


We hope you don’t mind that we are a little late with this month’s Newsletter but we wanted to tie up a couple of loose ends so we could include the release of our latest publication.


When we show our faces at Genealogy shows one of the most difficult questions we have to answer is, “What do you have about the Prairie Provinces?”  


We can only answer that we are always on the lookout for suitable materials, but older publications about the prairies seem to be few and far between.  We can only speculate that prior to about 100 years ago (generally, the vintage of our republication candidates) the prairies were only sparsely populated and those who were there were far too busy surviving to write books about their experiences.


So, we were more than pleased to be offered the opportunity to borrow this month's "new" book - which not only contains very interesting family history book BUT IS ALSO a fabulous story about pioneering on the prairies, written by a ranch managers wife who DID have the inclination and time to record her personal experiences.  Read our description of the book in Section 3.


We have also updated all our regular departments, News & Gossip and Family History Announcements, to keep up with announcements preparing for the upcoming genealogy “season.”

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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:


- A new digital book

- A look at what’s coming.

- All our news, gossip and announcements.


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3. A NEW DIGITAL REPRODUCTION:


3.1 FOR MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN - 1938.

CA0433  : $15:00 (CD Version)

CA0433-DL  : $12.00 (Download Version)


At the most superficial glance you might think of this as the auto-biography of an early pioneer, moderately well off, prairie wife, named Evelyn Cartier Springett, but that would be a misleading description and would woefully undervalue the book.  A more meaningful description would be that it is a message through time to all and any of Evelyn’s descendants, both existing AND not yet born.  In the words of her Preface, Evelyn’s own description is: 

“My original idea was simply to write about the years I spent on a ranche in Southern Alberta and afterwards in Saskatchewan. On second thought, however, I decided to go back to my childhood days and say something about our family life and upbringing, touching but briefly on an older generation. In this way the next generation may learn a little about their immediate forebears and the kind of people they were.

My book is neither history nor fiction, and it has no special theme, wandering as it does over the years; and what to call it has been a difficulty. If the title I have chosen does not excite curiosity as to its contents, neither will it deceive with false hopes of something more thrilling than I have been able to write.

"For My Children's Children" I have written, and I shall let it go at that.”

How excited Your curiosity is going to be depends very much on you - the reader:

If you are looking for a genealogy of numerous people whose family names are written large in Canada’s relatively short history (including one who is a Father of Confederation) and some whose deeper roots spread back into England’s and Scotland’s more distant past. Then Your curiosity is going to be excited.

If you want a first hand account of the day to day realities of the life of the earliest settlers of the Canadian southern Prairie Provinces, starting shortly after the massive herds of Buffalo had been laid waste. Then Your curiosity is going to be excited.

If you want to read a fascinating story of the extraordinary events of a relatively ordinary wife and mother who was fortunate enough to be able to take an interest in the life and times of others in her surroundings instead of being wholly preoccupied by the simple necessities of maintaining life. Then Your curiosity is going to be excited.

We are always looking for suitable books representing all of Canada, but there is a notable lack of early historical writing from the Prairie Provinces.  Considering the tales in this book it could ONLY be written by a person who could afford the help which would enable them to fully appreciate their surroundings - but not so much so that they were completely isolated from the reality.  Evelyn might have been the only person who was just so situated, AND had the ability and incentive to write down these experiences in such an interesting and (mostly) nonjudgmental way.  This, we feel, may be the reason for the apparent dearth of similar works. 

In keeping with Evelyn’s stated intent, this tale tends to ramble around, just as you might expect a verbal “elder’s” tale to do in recounting the stories of their life.  Yet Evelyn never seems to lose her place and will eventually return to where she turned off her primary path and complete her theme.

In some ways this book should be compared to the earlier publication by Suzanna Moodie, “Roughing it in the Bush” the only differences being that Suzanna’s adventures occurred while Ontario (then West or Upper Canada) was being pioneered. Also Evelyn’s book is, at least in part, an appreciation of much to be thankful for - not a “warning” designed to scare off other would be pioneers.  

We thank Jennifer Stead, this beloved book’s current “host” and a related family member, for her generosity in allowing us to make this reproduction.  Several generations of the “Children” of this book’s title show their appreciation for this wonderful legacy by dedicating this digital edition to the loving memory of "grandmother" Evelyn, laid to rest in 1950.


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4 COMING SOON:


This has been a very busy month, both in the office and for Winter preparations.  


At the BIFHSGO Conference, we were delighted to be offered a book titled, “For My Children’s Children,” which we decided was important enough to prioritize straight into processing.  As you will have seen above, this had been completed.


As you may know we also undertake “not for publication” work, and we have a significant backlog of that work right now, so that it will be taking a higher priority for the next month.  We do this, primarily, because this private work allows us to keep publishing old book reproductions for you.


Still in work is a mammoth Directory of Montreal, our “maintenance project” which will remain ongoing for quite a while by the look of the amount we still have to do.


Also ongoing is the processing of a book providing a family “pedigree” based on a single name.  This will be a boon if you happen to have that name in your background.  


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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.


LAST MINUTE:________

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: for a Quebec Workshop.

(Please note that the deadline to submit a proposal for this workshop is SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2015.)

Quote:  “Toronto Branch is planning a one-day workshop on 16 April 2016 on Quebec family history. We are delighted that Gary Schroder, long-time President of the Quebec Family History Society, has agreed to be the keynote speaker! We are now seeking other speakers with Quebec expertise who would like to be part of the workshop team. You'll find our detailed call for presentations at http://torontofamilyhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Call_for_Speakers_-Quebec-Family-History_Workshop_April_2016.pdf. “


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The Canadian War Museum is ranked #3 best in Canada!

The Canadian War Museum issued a press release yesterday which said:


“The Canadian War Museum is proud to be recognized once again by TripAdvisor as one of the best museums in the country, ranking third among the top 10 museums in Canada for the second year in a row. The annual Travellers’ Choice awards highlight the top 1 percent of attractions in the world, based on the quantity and quality of visitors’ reviews over a 12-month period.

Earlier this year, TripAdvisor welcomed the Canadian War Museum into its Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, which honours attractions that have won a TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence five years in a row. The online review site also lists the War Museum as #1 among 190 “Top things to do in Ottawa.”

The website is at http://www.warmuseum.ca/home/  “


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THE OGS PICKS THEIR THEME FOR THE 2017 CONFERENCE

(Note:  2017, not 2016!)  

OUR CANADA - YOUR FAMILY, BUILDING A NATION:

This 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 are always looking for more people join them in these efforts.   You can contact them by email at: 

conference2017@ogsottawa.on.ca    OR,

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


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The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society plan to hold the following Family History Events:


Basic Genealogy and Family History:–  Two eight-week courses led by instructor Jane E. MacNamara designed for those who are just setting out on their family history journeys or who wish to upgrade their basic research skills. 


One course will be held at Riverdale Public Library on Tuesday evenings from 6 October to 24 November, and 

The other at North York Central Library on Wednesday afternoons from 7 October to 25 November. Learn how to "think like a genealogist"! 


For details and to register online, visit:

http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses/.



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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 the past month we have only made 10 posts. There were two dead heats in the top five so we are listing 5 posts in our top 3! :

1 A geneaoligist’s “quote” about not going to bed (cartoon) 

also 1        A way to get your political enemies to do your research. (Joke & Election appropriate!) 

2        Pictures of our display (and a fantastic backdrop) at the BIFHSGO Conference.

also 2 A reminder that October is Women’s History month.

3 A  hint on how to use Ancestry’s new “.ca & .com” Customer Interface. 


We try and keep our postings to only “significant” events - as they occur -  but we do also try to include posts about “specials” and “free access” opportunities, which may only be announced a few days/hours, before they happen.


We like to think of our Facebook page as a compliment to this Newsletter, and sometimes  as a quicker reacting extension.


Add your “Like” to our FB page and be “in the know” as it happens. 


If you are already a Facebook member then you can find the Archive CD Books Canada wall by searching for our name or 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.


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.)

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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.)


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

We can only bring a “selection” (about 1,000) of the many thousands of 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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24 October, 2015 (Saturday)  The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society is happy to host the first of an array of three genealogical topics under their fall session Tracing Your Family Tree over three Saturdays. 10am to 3 pm at the AGS Edmonton Branch library: Nexus Business Park, #162, 14315 - 118 Ave., Edmonton.  (free parking)

The dates of the remainder of the courses will be:

Saturday, 31 October 2015, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, 7 November 2015, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Cost for the entire course, including handouts: $80 for AGS members; $100 for non-members. You need to register at: 

http://www.agsedm.edmonton.ab.ca/pdf/BrochureTYFT2014.pdf 

For more information call: Phone 780.424.4429 or

Email <edmontonbranchags@gmail.com>


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31 October, 2015 (Saturday)  The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society continues to host the second of an array of three genealogical topics under their fall session Tracing Your Family Tree over three Saturdays. 10am to 3 pm at the AGS Edmonton Branch library: Nexus Business Park, #162, 14315 - 118 Ave., Edmonton.  (free parking)

The dates of the last of the courses will be:

Saturday, 7 November 2015, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Cost for the entire course, including handouts: $80 for AGS members; $100 for non-members. You need to register at: 

http://www.agsedm.edmonton.ab.ca/pdf/BrochureTYFT2014.pdf 

For more information call: Phone 780.424.4429 or

Email <edmontonbranchags@gmail.com>


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7 November, 2015, Saturday.  The TMG Special Interests Group (SIG) of the Ottawa branch of the OGS will be holding one of their regular meetings.  the venue is Room 226 at Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Ontario, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Get more information from their web page at

http://ottawa-tmg-ug.ca/index.htm  including instructions on how to join the meetings live on the web via "Join.me" or on your 'phone.


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7 November, 2015 (Saturday)  The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society continues to host the last of an array of three genealogical topics under their fall session Tracing Your Family Tree over three Saturdays. 10am to 3 pm at the AGS Edmonton Branch library: Nexus Business Park, #162, 14315 - 118 Ave., Edmonton.  (free parking)


Cost for the entire course, including handouts: $80 for AGS members; $100 for non-members. You need to register at: 

http://www.agsedm.edmonton.ab.ca/pdf/BrochureTYFT2014.pdf 

For more information call: Phone 780.424.4429 or

Email <edmontonbranchags@gmail.com>


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14 November, 2015. (Saturday) there will be a 2nd Annual Family History Fair held at the Family History Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at Cumberland Drive, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

This fair will include workshops focusing on family research methodologies and cultural histories, including Black Loyalists, British Home Children, Mi'kmaq and Scottish ancestry. There will be Roots Tech video presentations and family history exhibits. Also included are hands-on indexing workshops for the Billion Graves Project and the Freedmen Bureau Project.  If you are not familiar with genealogy, there's a beginner's workshop with an introduction to the free online Family Search program. 

For the program go to: http://nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/fhc/RegistrationInformation.pdf

 to register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1roJGBGCTXJoi2EKWTSlY7gXBqrtOnPY8lC9-_DD692A/viewform

or phone (902) 462-0628. 

 For more information please visit http://nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/fhc

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5 December, 2015, Saturday.  The TMG Special Interests Group (SIG) of the Ottawa branch of the OGS will be holding one of their regular meetings.  the venue is Room 226 at Ottawa City Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, Ontario, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Get more information from their web page at

http://ottawa-tmg-ug.ca/index.htm  including instructions on how to join the meetings live on the web via "Join.me" or on your 'phone.


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3 - 5th June, 2016, (At the end of the recent OGS Conference in Barrie the OGS formally announced that the theme of their next. 2016, Conference as “Genealogy on the Cutting Edge.”  The OGS Conference will be on June 3-5, 2016 and will be in Toronto's International Plaza Hotel.  This is near Pearson International Airport, on Dixon Rd. and was also the chosen venue of the 2010 conference - one of the most successful venues we have attended.




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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://archivecdbooks.ca/pages/newsletter-archive


All our newly released books are listed on the “home” page of our new web site. Go to:

http://www.archivecdbooks.ca/



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