Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V2#11 - 16 March 2006

Contents:

1  WELCOME

2  WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3  NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (2)

4  COMING SOON

5  NEW RELEASES FROM OTHER PARTNERS

     Census of England - Copies of original enumerator's books (9)

     British Books (2 )

6  NEWS & GOSSIP

7  FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

8  PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1  WELCOME:

Welcome to the Archive CD Books Canada March newsletter.

This newsletter will be published whenever we have enough information to make it worth your while reading, but that usually means there will be about one a month.

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2  WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER:

A total of 13 new title releases in this newsletter.

New releases from Archive CD Books Canada.

New Census of England and Wales sections on CD

New British Books on CD

News, Gossip, and more.

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To find a book on our web site http://www.archivecdbooks.ca 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.

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3  NEW CANADIAN RELEASES:

*  The Call to Arms, Montreal's Roll of Honor

CA0205:  $19.00

The preface to this book provides it's own description of the aims and objectives of its publication:  "THE CALL TO ARMS is the work of a few Montreal citizens who, with the aid of many friends, took upon themselves to endeavor to produce a tangible record of the manifold and splendid ways in which Montrealers, military and civil, have served their Country and their Empire during the last five months of 1914. Their first object was to record these facts; secondly, their desire was to serve the Montreal Patriotic Fund by turning over to its treasurer the proceeds of the publication, above the actual net cost of production and distribution. ... "

The slightly over 200 pages of this rare expensive book are packed with the names of Montreal citizens who "joined up" or served the war effort in a civilian capacity.  Particularly unusual is the number of women who are credited in their own right for their war work.

The book is not specific about its publication date but it does indicate that it was compiled in the last five months of 1914 so the military records give the names from the 1st and 2nd contingents of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).  It also gives a brief history of each military organization which was staffed with Montrealers, identifying them by name and service rank.  The military units who's members are identified are given in the description on our web site as are the civilian organizations who's activities are described and who's participants are named

  There is also an interesting section giving various scales of pay and allowance for those serving in the military.

*  Manitoba Provincial (Subscriber & Classified) Telephone Directory #119, December 1947

CA0147:  $23.00

This directory lists all of the Provincial and Rural subscribers of Manitoba in December 1947 except those in Greater Winnipeg.  The exact wording used in the directory is, “Manitoba Telephone System, Official Directory for Provincial Exchanges and Rural Districts of Manitoba exclusive of Greater Winnipeg.”    In addition there is a large section of what we would today call the Yellow Pages or the Classified Business Directory, but what this directory calls, “WHERE TO BUY IT.”

Altogether there are over 400 pages in this directory, 287 of them in the list  of subscribers, each listing well over 100 numbers.  The subscribers directory is arranged by exchange and there are hundreds of them.  Based on a sampling, the names of the exchanges seem to be the same as place names still in use today but there are also listings of other places which were not served by their own exchange (giving the name of the exchange which did serve them) which we had very limited success in finding on a modern map.  We suspect this directory may also be a useful tool for finding places whose names are no longer in use.

We have configured this CD to be text searchable using the Search or Find features of your PDF reader application.  This will help you find a subscriber even if you don’t know exactly where they lived.    This is a wonderful resource to help you find people in Manitoba (outside greater Winnipeg) in 1947.

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4  COMING SOON:

We now have J. L. Gourlay's "History of the Ottawa Valley" and it's waiting it's turn on the scanner.  At a glance it is an interesting, if somewhat eccentric (there are only two chapters!) book.

We are still working on the Great War books loaned to us by another friend of the Project.  The "Call to Arms" above is the first of this set.

Because of the large volume of Great War material we have on hand at the moment we are also trying to fit in other interesting items for those of you who do not have a direct interest in that event.

5  NEW RELEASES FROM OTHER PARTNERS:

(All prices in $Cdn.)

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CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES - NEW RELEASES

1861 ESSEX CENSUS IN INDIVIDUAL PIECES

THE COMPLETE COUNTY SET  (9 CDs) ALREADY IN OUR CATALOGUE

In addition to the full county set, we have just made parts of the Essex 1861 census available on individual CDs, each containing a range of census pieces.

If you do not need the whole county, then this is the opportunity for you to buy smaller parts at a more affordable price for the districts in which you have interest.    NOTE: The census is not necessarily organized by logical geographical districts. Please refer to the lists shown against each individual CDs entry in our web site  catalogue to see which places are included on which CD.  Be aware that some places occasionally occur on more than one CD. (We have not divided the CDs into geographical areas - but have kept strictly to the HO classifications as per the original census references).

*  1861 Essex Census (CD1) RG9/1054-1063    

C1861ESS01:  $16.10

*  1861 Essex Census (CD2) RG9/1064-1071

C1861ESS02:  $16.10

*  1861 Essex Census (CD3) RG9/1072-1078

C1861ESS03:  $16.10

*  1861 Essex Census (CD4) RG9/1079-1084

C1861ESS04:  $16.10

*  1861 Essex Census (CD5) RG9/1085-1092

C1861ESS05:  $16.10

*  1861 Essex Census (CD6) RG9/1093-1101

C1861ESS06:  $16.10

*  1861 Essex Census (CD7) RG9/1102-1109

C1861ESS07;  $16.10

* 1861 Essex Census (CD8) RG9/1110-1115

C1861ESS08:  $16.10

*  1861 Essex Census (CD9) RG9/1116-1123

C1861ESS09:  $16.10

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BRITISH BOOKS - NEW RELEASES

*  Origins of Popular Superstitions, Customs & Ceremonies by T. Sharper Knowlson, 1910

GB1354:  $26.70

A wonderfully fascinating book, just  as applicable today as it was when it was written, or in the times relating to our ancestors.  Superstitions and customs relating to days and seasons; Marriage superstitions and customs; Divination and Omens, and lots more.

*  The National Roll of The Great War - London, Section 2

GB1372:  $26.70

An excellent book with details of the people from London who served in the Great War. Not just soldiers, but also those with other occupations. Nurses, key factory workers etc.  Family names are very easy to find as the books were arranged alphabetically, but unfortunately there is no index of places and there seems to be no pattern to the areas of coverage.

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

*  BENEFITS OF THE STRONG CANADIAN DOLLAR

The strength of our Canadian dollar means that we have been able to reduce our prices on many of our partner's more expensive titles.  We have just finished lowering over 2000 prices on our web site.

* SPECIALS:

We have finally settled on a date to terminate our free offer to new customers of  “Manners and Rules of Good Society,” CA0009.  We will be replacing it with a different type of offer which we hope you are going to find even more interesting.

* SHIPPING CHARGES:

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 we’ll make sure you get the right shipping charges.

(Apologies for repetition on this item.  We want to make sure new subscribers to the newsletter see this important announcement.)

*  CATALOGUE CHANGE:

Our list of books on Ontario was getting far too long so we have introduced another layer of sub-categories in our on-line catalogue.  When you click on "Ontario" you will get another selection list showing "Directories" and "History."  We debated over making the second category "Everything Else" but sanity prevailed so "History" it is.  It does, however, contain everything else!

*  IN PERSON APPEARANCES:

SEE YOU AT THE OTTAWA OGS GENE-O-RAMA SHOW THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

We have some GREAT specials planned for the show including WE PAY THE TAX ON ALL PURCHASES!

7  FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Spring Lecture Series at Grey Roots.

New this year, the Grey County Archives will be offering a four week Spring Lecture Series Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. starting 16 March:

* 16 March 2006:  Progress, Beauty, Truth: The Heritage Architecture of Grey County; Presented by Bob Greenberg

* 23 March 2006:  Preserving Your Heirlooms I: Furniture & Textiles; Presented by Stacy McLennan

* 30 March 2006: Early Land Treaties of Grey County; Presented by Stephanie McMullen

* 6 April 2006:  Preserving Your Heirlooms II: Photographs & Paper: Presented by Stacy McLennan

Regular admission rates apply.  For more information please contact Grey Roots: Museum & Archives at (519) 376-3690.

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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:

http://www.ogsottawa.on.ca/geneorama/ or e-mail to: conference@ogsottawa.on.ca or write to: GENE-O-RAMA, c/o 6509 Waddion Drive, Greely, ON K4P 1E7

ARCHIVE CD BOOKS CANADA WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS MEETING.

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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: www.bcgs.ca or call Susan Snalem 604 273 8209 (Greater Vancouver) or e-mail Eunice Robinson at   eunice@dccnet.com

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Come celebrate Archives Awareness Week at Grey Roots. We will be offering special events on Thursday April 6 and Saturday April 8. Activities include:

1:00 p.m. - Grey County trivia game; 2:00 p.m. - showing of “The Archival Trail” film; 2:30 p.m. - “Preserving your Heirlooms” seminar; 3:30, 4:00, 4:30 p.m. - Behind the Scenes tours.  Regular admission rates apply.

ATTENTION RESEARCHERS:  FREE ADMISSION TO READING ROOM ALL WEEK!!

Grey Roots, 102599 Grey Road 18, RR4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6 :  (877) GREY-ROOTS x. 111

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The 5th Annual Grey County Black History Event:  North American Connections

Saturday, April 29th 2006, 8:30-4:30

Durham Arena and Community Centre, 451 Saddler St. W. Durham, ON, Canada

Feature Presentation by Peter Hanes: Shared U.S. – Canadian Black History and Cultural Experiences

For more information, Greta Kennedy, P.O. Box 709 Durham, ON, N0G 1R0, Tel: 519-369-3119, Fax: 519-369-2399, Email: gretakennedy@sympatico.ca OR The Grey County Archives: Tel: 519-376-3690 x113 Fax: 519-376-4654 Email: archives@greycounty.on.ca

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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:

http://www.ogsseminar.org/index.htm , or call Anne Delong (Registrar) on 1-905-623-6975

ARCHIVE CD BOOKS CANADA WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS MEETING.

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On October 13 & 14, 2006 the Alberta Family Histories Society will present its biennial Expo Seminar (Calgary's genealogy event of the year), FAMILYROOTS 2006, at the Carriage House Inn.

For further details consult  the website:  www.afhs.ab.ca

Your support would be much appreciated.  Submitted by: BILL CAMPBELL, AFHS, Public Relations

The Society kindly invited Archive CD Books Canada to attend this meeting but - unfortunately - we had to decline with thanks.

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8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS:

Archives of this newsletter showing all the previous release announcements are available in the newsletter archive which can be reached through,

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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.

Archive CD Books Canada Inc.

Attn.: Malcolm Moody - President

P.O. Box 11,

Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A2, Canada.

(613) 692-2667

e-mail: Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca

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