Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V4#1 - 22 May 2007

Contents:

1  WELCOME

2  WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3  NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (2)

4  COMING SOON

5  NEWS & GOSSIP

6  FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

7  PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1  WELCOME:

Welcome to an abbreviated - and rather late - Archive CD Books Canada May newsletter.  An explanation can be found under the News and Gossip headline.

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.

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.

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2  WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER:

Two new releases on the topic of Quebec - a province which, population wise, is currently underrepresented in our catalogue.  Hopefully these two new products will help to fill the gap.

Plus the usual news, gossip and announcements.

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To find a book on CD 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:

*  Storied Province of Quebec Vols 1 & 2 - History

CA0031-H:  $28.00

According to Col. William Wood, the editor in chief of this book, This is, "... the first which has ever taken the whole Province, Past and Present, as its theme."  This claim is even more surprising considering the relatively recent publication date of 1931.  On the other hand the magnitude of the task which William undertook with such spectacular results may well have defeated previous attempts.  The History section of this book runs to almost 1300 pages of text and illustration and has been packaged as two volumes - although it reads as a single contiguous work.

I should hasten to add that William did not attempt this mammoth task on his own but called for contributions from tens of expert historians and authors, many of whose contributions can be found as chapters carrying their own "by line."  This has resulted in a history written by the experts in the particular subject of their speciality.  In his editing William has been at pains to present the story from both the British, French and Quebecois perspective so that the reader can obtain a complete and rounded view of the events forming the Province.*

"Quebecois" is used here to identify someone who considers Quebec to be his "home" as opposed to someone living in Quebec but considered himself an immigrant or visitor from some other nation.

There might be a tendency while writing such a work to concentrate only on the overall story of the Province's development but this is certainly not the case here.  In addition to the "big picture" history there are separate, detailed, accounts of the history of both Quebec City and of Montreal, of the Regions and of many individual subjects such as Banking, Church and State, Business, the Churches, Education, etc.  The list of the individual topics covered is best explored by reviewing the Table of Contents which we have placed in a sampler and made available on our web site for your review.

The written details of the history are bought to life by many clear and detailed illustrations, nearly all taken from photographs and beautifully reproduced.  If you are looking for a comprehensive history of the Province of Quebec then look no further, you  have found it!

*  Storied Province of Quebec Vols 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

CA0031-S:  $35.00

Originally published as a four volume set by the Dominion Publishing Company in 1931, a fifth volume was added in 1932.  The binding and format of the fifth volume is identical to that of the previous four and no explanation is offered for the delay in its release.  It is however, just like volumes 3 and 4, solely a collection of additional biographies, so the possibility exists that it contains submissions which were received too late to be included in the previous yearís issue.

The Biographies: The biographies comprise fully 3 of the total five volumes in this set and the complete index of biographies in volume 5 provides guided access to over 9,000 individual names - being members of more than 1,500 families.

We announced this section of the Storied Province of Quebec in last month's newsletter and a more complete description of it can be found in our on-line catalogue.

We have abstracted the names from the book's composite index of biographies and listed them in a file which you may freely access from our web sites "Downloads" page so you can check for the presence of your ancestors.  Don't forget, though, that there are many names in the text that do not appear in the index so, when you have the CD, check for pre-marriage names as well.

The history section of this book contains both a Table of Contents and an Index while the biographies section contains an index of the primary family names. Both these features of the original book make the contents accessible but our CD reproduction has made access even more convenient because it is now completely computer searchable, and even this access has been enhanced because we have enabled out FastFind technology so your searches can be completed in mere seconds.

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4  COMING SOON:

Another wonderful Gt. War Battalion History book is in production and should be announced in our next newsletter.  You seem to be welcoming this series of Gt. War related books and we will be looking to add more of them to our collection.

While meeting our international partners we have received lots of newly released products.  So many it is going to take us a while to list them all so keep an eye open for many new releases in our on-line catalogue.

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

* "THE NGS" in RICHMOND VA.

We have just returned from a hectic 8 day road trip to participate as vendors in the four day NGS National Conference in Virginia.  This is well outside out normal distance limit but we were also participating in the first mass meeting of the Archive CD Books partners.  The official conference attendance exceeded 1,900 and we made many new friends.  We were one of only two vendors from Canada in attendance.  An excellent, if exhausting, trip.  Now we have just a week to get ready for the OGS Conference here in Ottawa! :-)  We also hope to have some new Irish topic CDs with us at this show.

* DIGITAL GENEALOGIST

The third (May) issue of the new Digital Genealogist magazine (delivered by e-mail) has recently been issued.  There are special offers of products from all our International Partners announced in the Archive CD Books advertisement.

6  FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

May 31 - June 3: The Bicentennial Branch of The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada is hosting the Annual Conference,  "At The End of The Trail," in 2007  in the Windsor, Essex County area.

In addition to the conference agenda special events are planned for all 4 days.  Check out the details at our Bicentennial Branch web site at www.uelbicentennial.org

Contact: Kimberly Hurst UE (Conference Chair), Bicentennial Branch, UELAC.

Uelac2007@aol.com

DONT MISS THE VALUABLE DRAW PRIZE WE HAVE DONATED.

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JUNE 1 - 3: OGS Seminar 2007

The 2007 Ontario Genealogical Society Seminar will be held at the Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Av. Ottawa, Ontario and is being hosted by the Ottawa Branch of the OGS.  The college offers excellent facilities for this important meeting.

The conference will offer the usual array of excellent speakers as well as all the events normal for this conference.

For full information, registration, etc. go to the web site at: www.ogsseminar.org or e-mail to conference@ogsottawa.on.ca  Alternatively mail OGS Seminar 2007, PO Box 96, Greely, ON, K4P 1N4 or call (613) 820-4488.

PLEASE COME AND SAY HELLO IN THE MARKETPLACE.  WE ARE ALSO MAKING ALL OUR CANADIAN, USA, IRISH and AUSTRALIAN BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SEARCHING AT OUR WORKSTATION IN THE COMPUTER LAB.  EXPERIENCE THE INCREDIBLE SPEED OF OUR FASTFIND SEARCH FEATURE.

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JUNE 9, Starting 10:00 a.m.: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) MEETING, Subjects "More Great Moments in Genealogy" by BIFHSGO Members.  At the Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa.  Web site: http://www.bifhsgo.ca

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June 9: Norfolk County Branch, OGS are having a Genealogy and Family History Day, at Delhi Senior Centre, 418 Queen St., Delhi, Ontario 1 pm - 4 pm.

There is no charge for admission.  Contact Irene, 519-582-3032 or irene@flarenet.com

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JUNE 15 - 17, 2007: Q.F.H.S. ROOTS 2007

An International Conference on Family History in Quebec.  Hosted by the Quebec Family History Society.  All lectures in English and Open to the Public.  To be held at McGill University.  Full details to be announced on www.qfhs.ca .

WE WILL BE IN THE MARKETPLACE FOR THIS EVENT.

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 June 15-17, 2007.  Saint John branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Inc. is pleased to be hosting an NBGS conference:  Sources by the Sea - From Parchment to the Internet at Villa Madonna, Rothesay, NB.

More information on the conference is available on the Saint John Branch N.B.G.S. Inc. web site at: < http://www.nbgssj.ca /> or contact Joan Pearce at: pearcer@nbnet.nb.ca  or Telephone: 506-652-1551

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July, 2007.  Almonte's 149th fair is this summer.

"We are starting to seek photographs, either taken at the fair, of people (identified or not) and photographs of the fairgrounds as well.  Would love to have a small collection (larger if available pictures come together) for the 150th Fair in 2008.

If you have some or know of some in the area, I would be delighted to hear about it."

Jennifer Flegg, e-mail: rootseeker@sympatico.ca

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In September of 2008, the Penetanguishene Museum & Archives will be hosting a reunion of all Drummond Island families. The Beck Memorial Fundraising Dinner and the Settlers' Day events will honour these families. We hope to make it a week-end long event with many activities for all ages. Planning is already underway and volunteers to assist in any way are being sought.  Contact: Pam Tessier, Research Coordinator, Genealogy & History research Centre, Penetanguishene Museum & Archives. e-Mail: pamtessier@sympatico.ca

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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:

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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

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