Subject:      Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V2#9 - 18 January 2006

     Date:     18 January 2006 21:02:35 GMT-05:00


Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V2#9 - 18 January 2006







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Welcome to the Archive CD Books Canada newsletter and if it isn't too late let me wish you all a Great New Year and a big hammer for all your "brick walls."

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A total of 7 new title releases in this newsletter.

New releases from Archive CD Books Canada.

New British Books on CD

News, Gossip, and more.


To find a book on our web site take a note of the catalogue number - or use the “copy” function - go to the web site, click on the “Search Page” link and enter, or “paste,” the number into the “Product Number” box.  Hit “Search” and then “More” and you will be in a position to reread the description or to place your order.

Alternatively you can browse through the catalogue using the drop down headings lists.  We have tried to multi-list books where they correspond to more than one category but consider the possibility that the subject you are looking for may be under a related heading.

There is frequently more information about the books available on the web site than that which is included in the following descriptions.  All prices in $Cdn.



Well it has been a struggle, but we have just been able to list some of the CDs from the Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871.  We have listed the CD of the full directory (CA0192-S) here and on the web site but it will not be ready to ship for a few days - early next week if all goes well.  The largest individual parts, the Ontario and Quebec sections, are available right now.

*  Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871

CA0192-S:  $60.00

Other than the government's official census this is probably the most exhaustive single source of information on the inhabitants of "The Dominion," and the two closely allied but still independent Provinces of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, in this period. In the Preface to the directory John Lovell, the editor and publisher, sets out the background to the conception and production of this mammoth work and from this it can be seen that his objective was to identify as many individuals as possible in the 6 Provinces. He did, however, appear to limit himself to listing only the "heads" of families and independent residents such as borders and roomers. Unlike so many contemporary directories, it includes people from all "walks" of life so laborers, farmers, tradesmen, merchants, "professionals," military, clergy, politicians, consuls and even representatives of the Crown all get "equal billing." Also in the alphabetically arranged lists are businesses and stores, usually showing the proprietor or manager as well as the address of the business. Frequently the business proprietors and managers are also listed in their own homes as well. Each listing for individuals gives the full name the occupation(s), the street address and an indication of the type of residence such as "h" for house, or "bds" for boards. The "commercial" listings give the name of the business, the nature of the business, the person to contact and the street address.

This is an essential resource for anyone researching Eastern and Central Canada in the late 1800's.

This is an enormous book of in excess of 2,500 pages. In order to make it more financially accessible to those who are only interested in one or two provinces we have published our reproduction in individual sections as well as the whole book.

We are indebted to the Historical Society of Ottawa for kindly loaning us this early directory so we could reproduce it for you on CD. Please join with us to thank them for their public spirited generosity in allowing us to make this rare and valuable book more accessible.

(Note:  This is a truncated description.  See the "More Information" section on the web site's description of this title for greater detail on the contents of this book.)

*  Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871  (Ontario section)

CA0192-O:  $30.00

This CD provides the Ontario alphabetical directory section and the two general information sections.  The complete directory is available as product number CA0192-S.  Please see the listing for CA0192-S above for a full description.  NOTE One Page is missing from the Ontario section of the original see CA0192-S "More Information" on the web site for a list of the missing places.

*  Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871  (Quebec section)

CA0192-Q:  $25.00

This CD provides the Quebec alphabetical directory section and the two general information sections.  The complete directory is available as product number CA0192-S.  Please see the listing for CA0192-S above for a full description.


Soon now we will be producing the "University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914 to 1918", loaned to us by a friend of the project who has been very understanding about the delay his book is suffering.

We soon hope to move on to the rare Ottawa Valley history book I mentioned last month.

We now have the interesting Great War books I mentioned last month, loaned to us by another friend of the Project, so watch out for these if this is your period of interest.

All are still looking for our 30 hour days - but now we want to grow some extra pairs of hands as well.  :-)


(All prices in $Cdn.)



*  Celebrated Criminal Trials in Scotland 1536-1784    

GB1375:  $21.90

Now this one is absolutely fascinating reading! Treason, Murder, Tumult, Piracy, Forgery, Incest, Adultery, Fornication, Blasphemy, Crimes agianst religion and the state, Witchcraft.  Real cases described in detail.  "ALEXANDER BLAIR, taylor in Currie, was criminally prosecuted by his Majesty's Advocate for incest. The fact charged against him was, that he had carnal knowledge of one Catherine Windrahame, his first wife's half brother's daughter. And being admonished by the kirk to abstain from this connection, infstead of yielding obedience, he fled to England with the woman, and there married her. The jury unanimously found him guilty, and the court ordained him to be beheaded,"Work that one out!

*  The Notts. And Derbyshire Notes & Queries Vol. 3 1895

GB0728-3:  $21.90

A superb collection of dozens of articles relating to the two counties. Fabulous reading. This series of books, starting in 1892, each contain a series of smaller publications relating to history and genealogy. They are somewhat like the present day journals of a history society or family history society. Lots of interest! Fully bookmarked and searchable.

*  Annals of Ayr

GB1351:  $21.90

One of those really fascinating books for history and genealogy.  Lots of snippets and details of every-day happenings in Ayr, and particularly so, because it covers the period from 1560 to 1692.  Wonderful background information for your Scottish family history. Not only the history, but details of social life in the period.

*  The National Roll of The Great War - Luton & District

GB1359:  $27.80

An excellent book with details of the people from Luton & District (Includes Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire - St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, etc.) who served in the Great War.Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations. Nurses, key factory workers etc.



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 to tap into the enormous fund of knowledge which I know is out there.


We are still giving away a copy of  “Manners and Rules of Good Society,” CA0009  regularly: $19.00, absolutely free to all new customers.  This book holds the key to the social code of 100 + years ago.  A great help in understanding the attitudes and actions of our ancestors.  Tell your friends NOW because we are talking about stopping this special.


As I'm sure you know the Post Office raised it's rates earlier this month.  We have held our Packing and Postage rates through the last two increases but this may be "the straw."  We are "sharpening our pencils" again because we would like to avoid an increase if we can.

Our shopping cart does still tend to overcharge for multiple orders.  If you are overcharged we will make a rebate against your credit card.  We ONLY want to cover our costs on Postage and Packing.  It's not another source of income.  If you want to place a larger order - say 6 or more titles - please contact us and well make sure you get the right shipping charges.


Archive CD Books Canada has booked to be a vendor at two Family History Society shows this spring.  The details are in the next section of the newsletter.  It is expensive for us to take part in these shows so we have to be selective, but if you know of a show - say within 500 Km of Ottawa - which you think we should support don't hesitate to tell us.  We know you like to see what you are buying and we love to come out and meet you!


The Genealogy and History Research Centre of the Penetanguishene Museum and Archives is offering a two-part genealogy course for both the newbie and the experienced family history researcher.  The course will include how and where to begin, pitfalls of family history research, sourcing your material, organizing your files, using software, researching on the Internet (including using a complete subscription to and using the resources and facilities of the Research centre.

We will show you how to find your way around the shelves and files, use of computers, microfilm and microfiche readers.  Instruction will also be provided in the use of the PRDH computer software program with access to over one million Quebec records.

Special emphasis will be on local families and history but you will also learn how to research ancestors in the US, Canada or anywhere in the world.

Limited to 20 participants - registration is required!

Cost: $50 for both sessions, includes a bonus one year membership to the Museum and use of the Research Centre's facilities (value $30)

Place: Penetanguishene Museum, 13, Burke St., Penetanguishene

Dates: Saturday, February 4th and Saturday, February 11th. Time: 9:30 AM to noon

Instructors: Gwen Patterson, Certified Genealogist and Pam Tessier, Museum staff

Register: phone the Museum office 705-549-2150 from 9 to 4:30 Monday to Saturday, 12 to 4:30 Sunday (cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard accepted)


The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be holding it's annual genealogy conference; GENE-O-RAMA 2006 on 17 - 18 March 2006 at Orleans United Church, 111 Orleans Blvd., Ottawa (Orleans), Ontario.

For more details and registration go on-line to: or e-mail to: or write to: GENE-O-RAMA, c/o 6509 Waddion Drive, Greely, ON K4P 1E7



The British Columbia Genealogical Society presents Ken Aitken, family history lecturer, in seminar & lecture sessions, in Surrey & Burnaby, B.C., Canada.

March 24th 2006: evening discussion seminar, "Solving Complex Research Problems"  &  March 25, 2006: daytime lectures & analysis session: "Distance Learning"; "Canadian Border Entry Records" & "Evaluating Birth Marriage & Death Information".

Location of Lectures: Edmonds Centre, 7282 Kingsway (corner of Edmonds & Kingsway), Burnaby, B.C.

Tickets for non B.C.G.S./affiliate members: $30 Friday evening (limited seating) & $50 Saturday sessions.  Tickets available in person at B.C.G.S. meetings or by mail: B.C.G.S.,  P. O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, B.C., Canada  V6X 3T6

For details, including prices for B.C.G.S. & affiliate members, please see the B.C.G.S. website: or call Susan Snalem 604 273 8209 (Greater Vancouver) or e-mail Eunice Robinson at


The Ontario Genealogical Society is holding it's annual seminar, "From Buggy Whips .. to Microchips," between 26 - 28 May, 2006.  It is being hosted this year by the Durham Region Branch of the OGS and will take place at Durham College & University campus, 1910 Simcoe Street N., Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 4Y3.

For full details, program and registration go on-line to: , or call Anne Delong (Registrar) on 1-905-623-6975





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