Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V12#07 - 23 November, 2015
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
A little bit of a struggle to get our latest digital reproduction ready but I think this one may please quite a few of you. I haven’t double checked but this book may directly reference the earliest Canadian history event of any we have published so far. How far back? Well, how about Champlain’s first landing? It is a history of Barrington Township in Nova Scotia and it takes Champlain’s landing in the area, in 1604, as its starting point.
Despite delving so far back into our history it was only published in 1923, this is because Prof. Doane, who collected much of data from which the story was created died (in 1911) without even having started on a “manuscript” and it was only through the efforts of Rev. Edwin Crowell that the resulting book was published. The result, however, is a book which reaches back to the origins of non-native inhabitation and doesn’t “magically” start after the US “threw off” the British “yoke.”
See SECTION 3 below for a more detailed review of the book’s contents.
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.
3. A NEW DIGITAL REPRODUCTION:
3.1 A History of Barrington Township and Vicinity, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia 1604-1870.
by Edwin Crowell M.A., D.D.
CA0434: $18.00 (on CD)
CA0434: $13.00 (Download)
Barrington Township lies in the southernmost corner of Nova Scotia which made it a geographically attractive landfall target for vessels approaching from the Atlantic, as well as for travelers sailing north from the initial 13 colonies. Add to that a naturally sheltered harbor and it is no surprise that Barrington is the backdrop to a great deal of the early colonial history of Canada. Starting with Champlain’s first anchoring in Sable Bay in 1604, Barrington later saw the establishment of the early French settlements, soon followed by British forces, taking advantage of their poor defenses to evict the “French” (Acadian) settlers to make room for “Loyal” settlers including those moving north from the original colonies.
In its own way, this very book also has tumultuous beginnings. It originated in the private research notes of a Professor Arnold Doane, where it remained until his death in 1911. At that point the research notes might have vanished into some dusty archive or another were it not for Edwin Crowell, who took up the challenge of cross-checking and organizing Doane’s notes, all the while extending the material which became the contents of this book. So, although the authorship of this book is recorded as Edwin Crowell’s it would probably be more valid to attribute it to both of them, jointly. In fact the only part of the book which appears as mostly the work of Crowell are the Biographical & Genealogical lists of many of the inhabitants in Barrington township. These list entries also frequently include reference to the individual’s geographical location, either as a “Land Grantee” allocation (resulting from the various township plans) or from subsequent property sales. Eve
n in this list, however, Crowell states he borrowed from Doane’s notes for some of his data.
Leaving aside the question of attribution, what we can say is that the information in this book is more likely to be accurate by virtue of the expert cross checking which has gone into it. The main body of the book is laid out, mainly chronologically with later paragraphs “filling in” on specific subjects such as Religion, Social Services and Maritime Issues, and includes a map which is claimed to be a corrected version of the commonly available map of the time. Most of the latter third of the pages are made up of a series of appendices, which include a few articles and “papers” penned by Pro. Doane, but it is mainly occupied by an alphabetical collection of “Biography and Genealogy.” (See list below.)
There is no obvious reason for the choice of Families included in the list, except that they appear to be amongst the most prolific in the period when the book was under construction. Prof. Doane’s contributions to the list were mainly, perhaps all, early settlers and land “grantees”. Don’t forget also that each family name recorded also, identified parents, sometimes grand parents and usually several tiers of off-spring, thus introducing hundreds of “married-in” individual with family names not mentioned in any index.
Please, however, don’t get the impression that the appendix is the only source of personal data in the book. Within the preceding 2/3 of the book many, many names of residents and visitors are recorded in reference to notable events which are all a part of this ancient township’s fascinating history.
Family Names in APPENDIX of BIOGRAPHIES & GENEALOGIES.
(Lower case names are “interpreted” from text and MAY NOT be independent Family groups. “Several” indicates a family description with limited discussion of individuals.)
A - - - - - - - -
WILLIAM ADAMS; WILLIAM ANDREWS; ISAAC ANNABLE; JOSHUA ATWOOD; ROBERT ATKINSON.
B - - - - - - - -
BARNABAS BAKER; TIMOTHY BAKE; ELIAS BANKS; BENJAMIN BARSS; HENRY BLADES; JOHN BENNISON; ENOCH BERRY: THOMAS BETHEL; THOMAS BLACK; SAMUEL BOOTMAN; JAMES BOYD; ARCHIBALD BRANNEN; PHILIP BROWN; ROSWELL BROWN; TIMOTHY BRYANT; WILLIAM BURKE; JOHN BUTLER
C - - - - - - - -
THOMAS CHATWYND; WILLIAM CHATWYND; ALEXANDER CHRISTIE; HENRY CHUTE; JONATHAN CLARK; JONATHAN CLARK JR.; JOHN CLEMENTS; ELISHA COFFIN; JOHN COFFIN (Twice?); JONATHAN COFFIN; REUBEN COHOON; PETER CONK; TIMOTHY COVEL; JAMES COX; LEMUEL CROSBY; BARNABAS CROWELL; JONATHAN CROWELL; JUDAH CROWELL; THOMAS CROWELL; JOHN CUNNINGHAM
D - - - - - - - -
JOHN DAVIS; JACOB DIXON; EDMUND DOANE; THOMAS DOANE; WILLIAM DONALDSON; THOMAS DOTY; WILLIAM DOWLING; DANIEL DUNCAN
E - - - - - - - -
F - - - - - - - -
GEORGE FISH; THOMAS FISHER; JOHN FISKE; SHUBAEL FOLGER; BENJAMIN FOLGER; ALEXANDER FORBES;
G - - - - - - - -
RICHARD GARDNER; BENJAMIN GARDNER; SIMEON GARDNER; SOLOMON GARDNER; ZACCHEUS GARDNER; JOHN GARRON; JACOB GLANCE; “Several” GODFREY; DANIEL GOODWIN; THOMAS GOODWIN; WILLIAM GREENWOOD:
H - - - - - - - -
JAMES HAMILTON; SAMUEL HAMILTON; THEODORE S. HARDING (Rev.); HARRIS HARRINGTON; DANIEL HIBBARD; ALEXANDER HOGG; JOHN HOMER; STEPHEN HOPKINS; ELISHA HOPKINS; NATHANIEL HORTON; ZIBA HUNT; ELISHA HUSKINS
J - - - - - - - -
K - - - - - - - -
SOLOMON KENDRICK; WARREN ANSON KENDRICK; HEMAN KENNEY; NATHAN KENNEY; SAMUEL KIMBALL; ISAAC KING; BENJAMIN KIRBY; NATHANIEL KNOWLES; SAMUEL KNOWLES
L - - - - - - - -
JOHN LAMROCK; ROBERT LASKEY; WILLIAM LASKEY; JOHN LEWIS; THOMAS LINCOLN; JOHN LONSDAL; GAVIN LYLE; JOHN LYLE; DENNIS LYONS
M - - - - - - - -
MICHAEL MADDEN; TIMOTHY MAHANEY; BARNABAS MALONE; JOHN NEIL McCOMMISKEY; JAMES McCOY; ASA McGRAY (Rev.) ; JOHN McKILLIP; CHARLES McLARREN; THOMAS MIDDLING
N - - - - - - - -
HENRY NEWELL; GEORGE NICHOLS; WILLIAM. E. NICKERSON; ABNER NICKERSON; ELDAD NICKERSON; GIDEON NICKERSON; ABNER NICKERSON; JOHN NICKERSON; JOSHUA NICKERSON; NATHAN NICKERSON; RICHARD NICKERSON; STEPHEN NICKERSON
J - - - - - - - -
JAMES OBED; JABEZ OSBORN; MORTIMER O’CONNOR; SAMUEL OSBORNE;
P - - - - - - - -
WILLIAM PATTERSON; SAMUEL PENNEY: SAMUEL PERRY; ALEXANDER PHILLIPS; RICHARD PINKHAM; JOHN PORTER; JOHN POWELL; JOSEPH PURDY; NATHANIEL PURDY
Q - - - - - - - -
R - - - - - - - -
EDWARD REYNOLDS (Rev.); JOHN REYNOLDS: WILLIAM. ROBERTSON; THOMAS ROSS
S - - - - - - - -
JOSIAH SEARS; JOSEPH SEELEY; WILLIAM SHEPHERD; CHRISTOPHER SHOLDS; FREDERICK SHOLDS; FREDERICK SLATE; ARCHELAUS SMITH; DAVID SMITH; ELKANAH SMITH; JONATHAN SMITH; NATHANIEL SMITH; SOLOMON SMITH; THOMAS SMITH; JOSHUA SNOW; NATHAN SNOW; JOHN SPINNEY; JOHN WILLIAM SQUIRES; JOHN STALKER; EDWARD STANLEY; JOHN STEWART; JOHN STODDART; PETER SUTHERLAND; CHAPMAN SWAIN; Daniel SWAIN; John SWAIN; Ephraim SWAIN; Elijah SWAIN; Joseph SWAIN; MICHAEL SWIM
T - - - - - - - -
SUSANNA (WHITHAM) TAYLOR; JOHN THOMAS; HENRY TRACEY; ISAAC TROTT
V - - - - - - - -
JOSEPH VEASEY; DANIEL VINSON (or Vincent)
W - - - - - - - -
JABEZ WALKER; WILLIAM WATT; WILLIAM WATTS; THOMAS WEST; SAMUEL WESTWOOD; JOSEPH WICKENS; ARCHIBALD WILSON; HENRY WILSON; SAMUEL WOOD (Rev.); JONATHAN WORTH; RICHARD WORTH: THOMAS WORTHEN
4 COMING SOON:
Another busy month, both in the office and with prolonged Winter preparations bought on by an exceptionally mild Autumn (and procrastination!)
This month’s book has been waiting on our shelves for quite some time, and now we have better appreciated its contents we wish we could have bought it to you earlier! Nevertheless ......... here it is. I suspect we will be searching our shelves again for our next, so we will have to wait and see if it allows us to get it published ready for Christmas.
We are still busy clearing our “Private” work but it is moving along well. If you have documents (including books) which you want to copy but need handling you can trust, we’d be glad to discuss your project. (Please note we will not copy documents still under copyright, unless you can show us proof of permission.)
Work continues on the mammoth Directory of Montreal. It is about one third processed now. This is our “maintenance project” which will remain ongoing for quite a while by the look of the amount we still have to do.
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.
TORONTO BRANCH OGS - WINTER 2016 EVENTS:
Registration is now open for:
A Series on Social History: A four-session course on Tuesday afternoons in February to develop your understanding of your ancestors’ everyday life and challenges – with a focus on medicine, food, clothing and footwear in 19th century Canada. Speakers: Ingrid Mida, Sarah B. Hood, Sheila Knox and Marianne Fedunkiw.
Introduction to Genealogy and Family History: A fast-paced one-day course on Saturday 20 February to introduce you to records and techniques that will help you research your family tree. Instructor: Linda Reid.
Ulster Historical Foundation – North American Tour 2016: A full day of lectures on Saturday 5 March by two research specialists from the Ulster Historical Foundation – for those with Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors. Speakers: Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt.
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition: A three-session course on Wednesday afternoons in February and March on how to use one of the largest databases of Canadian and international genealogical
Drop-In Ancestry.ca Library Edition: A series of three relaxed drop-in sessions on Wednesday afternoons in March, April and May for family history researchers to meet each other and practice Ancestry.ca skills with the help of Toronto Branch volunteers.
Further information is available on the Toronto Branch website at
You may know that the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society has experienced some hard times. In fact, if the people did not respond and contribute to the Demolish the Deficit Fund, they would have had to close down. Well, people did respond!
They are only $300.00 dollars away from their 2015 goal of $12,000.00 !.
Congratulations to everyone who has contributed, and to the society for seeking help from the public with their monetary difficulties.
And there is more good news –
They will be having a 2016 SGS Conference on April 15, 16 and 17, 2016! This is good news.
The theme will be “Diving in to the Genealogy Pool”, and it will be held at the Ramada Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Watch for more information coming soon,
The website for the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society is http://www.saskgenealogy.com/
Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/Saskatchewan-Genealogical-Society-216892188363312/
The Canadian War Museum is ranked #3 best in Canada!
The Canadian War Museum issued a press release 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/ “
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:
Their webpage is: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/
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 made 13 posts. This was the top five:
1 A cautionary tale about placing private library collections in “Public” places. (Potential loss of access!)
2 A suggestion that Remembrance day should also apply to civil volunteers (of public services.)
3 A funny quote relavent to genealogy DNA testing.
4 A short notice of a genealogy “event.”
5 Our Remembrance Day posting.
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.
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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.
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.
20th February, 2016. The Toronto Branch of the OGS (jointly sponsored by the Canadiana Department at the North York Central Library) will be hosting a lecture by -- from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Further information and registration is available on their website:
5th March, 2016. The Toronto Branch of the OGS (jointly sponsored by the Canadiana Department at the North York Central Library) will be hosting an ALL DAY lecture series (09:30 am to 4:30 pm) by two research specialists from the Ulster Historical Foundation. I’m told that further information and registration is available on their website:
1st & 2nd April, 2016. The Ontario Branch of the OGS will be holding their annual Gene-O-Rama. There are no supporting details available yet but if you want to contact the committee you can go to:
15, 16 & 17th April, 2016. The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society are holding their 2016 SGS Conference at the Ramada Plaza, Regina, Saskatchewan. Watch for more information coming soon:
Their website is http://www.saskgenealogy.com/
Their Facebook page is:
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,
All our newly released books are listed on the “home” page of our new web site. Go to:
Archive CD Books Canada Inc.
Attn.: Malcolm Moody - President
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