Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V4#10 - 22 February, 2008

 

Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (24)

4 COMING SOON

5 NEW PARTNER RELEASES - none this month

6 NEWS & GOSSIP

7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:

This has been a big month for us.  We are pleased to announce the release a completely new line of genealogy and history products under the general heading of Gleanings.

 

Remember this Newsletter is published for you so if you think we’re missing something important drop me a line to Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca .

 

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2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER:

- The release of our Gleanings line of products with 24 new titles for you to chose from.

- An announcement of our partnership with World Vital Records.

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

 

A COMPLETELY NEW PRODUCT LINE - GLEANINGS!

We frequently find valuable genealogical and historical information, published either as a booklet or as part of another larger document, which does not warrant reproduction as a regular “book on CD.”  In order to make this valuable information available to you we are providing you with this unique line of products which we are calling “Gleanings”  We have priced these Gleanings with consideration of their small size but this means that we cannot economically put them onto a CD, so we are offering them to you as direct downloads only.  You can purchase any of the Gleanings through our web cart just like any CD product but in this case we will contact you by e-mail to get the product to you.  Our web cart will charge postage on orders from outside Canada but we will refund that charge when we process your order.

 

For the launch of this new product all of the Gleanings are relevant to Ontario so you will find them in our on-line catalogue as a sub-set of the Ontario section.  As we increase our selection of Gleanings we will be adding sub-sets of Gleanings to the other Provinces and major topics in the catalogue.  New Gleanings will also be announced in this newsletter.

 

We believe that this new method of delivering the research data you need will unlock access to a whole new category of genealogical and historical data, particularly that currently held by Historical and Family History societies and we herewith issue an invitation to any such organization to contact us to discuss the possibility of including their data in our Gleanings collection.

 

The first release of Gleanings:

 

*  The Naming of London Streets

CAG001:  $3.00

Origins of the names of Streets in London Ontario as of 1908.  Includes street maps for 1840 and 1900.  Gleaned from: Historic Sketches of London and Middlesex - Part II,

Published: 1909.  Author: Harriet Priddis.  Size (pages) : 26

 

*  The Great Western Railway

CAG002:  $3.00

The interactions of the Great Western Railway with London Ontario from the first coming in 1849 through to the early 1900’s.  Gleaned from: Historic Sketches of London and Middlesex - Part II,

Published: 1909.  Author: Miss. Gilkinson.  Size (pages) : 13

 

*  The Caradoc Academy

CAG003:  $3.00

The issues of education for the children of early settlers and events leading to the establishment of Caradoc Academy just outside Delaware (to the west of London) Ontario in 1833.  Initially a boys only boarding school it later became a co-educational establishment. with a reputation for the highest academic standards. Both the school and the staff are described in some detail.  Gleaned from: Historic Sketches of London and Middlesex - Part II,

Published: 1909.  Author: John Morrison.  Size (pages) : 7

 

*  The Settlement of London (Ontario)

CAG004:  $3.50

A detailed history of the development of the village of London Ontario and of the early pioneers who settled there.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part III,

Published: 1911.  Author: Cl. T. Campbell.  Size (pages) : 43

 

*  Robert Wilson, Pioneer Teacher (London, Ontario)

CAG006:  $3.00

Robert Wilson emigrated from England in 1830 at about 13 years of age and undertook his own education while helping his family to clear land and establish a farm.  After service in the militia he opened a successful school and only later took a course in education at the newly opened “Normal” school in Toronto.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part V,

Published: 1914.  Author: Cl. T. Campbell.  Size (pages) : 9

 

*  London Public Schools, 1848 - 1871

CAG007:  $3.00

History of early public schools and educators in London, Ontario.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part V,

Published: 1914.  Author: C. B. Edwards.  Size (pages) : 15

 

*  The London Grammar School and the Collegiate Institute

CAG008:  $3.00

Traces the history of what was originally called the London Collegiate Institute from its beginnings as the fifth grammar school to be established in (then) Upper Canada in 1809 to the publication of this paper in 1914.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part V,

Published: 1914.  Author: F. W. C. McCutcheon.  Size (pages) : 16

 

*  The Western University

CAG009:  $3.00

Records the establishment and history of the university from 1877 to the publication of this paper in 1914.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part V,

Published: 1914.  Author: N. C. James.  Size (pages) : 7

 

*  The Fathers of London Township

CAG010:  $3.00

Written by the youngest son of Richard Talbot (of Talbot Settlement fame) and first read in 1902, this paper traces the earliest origins of London to General Simcoe’s administration in the late 1700’s, and recollects the significant events and people in its establishment.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part VII,

Published: 1916.  Author: Freeman Talbot.  Size (pages) : 10

 

*  Bench and Bar in the Early Days (London district, Ontario)

CAG011:  $3.00

A personal recollection “.. of the legal bar ..” of the London courts.  An incredibly rich source of personal information on those associated with the law courts in the area.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part VII,

Published: 1916.  Author: D. J. (David John) Hughes.  Size (pages) : 17

 

*  Gleanings from the Sheriff’s Records, (London, Ontario)

CAG012:  $3.00

Written by the incumbent sheriff in 1912, this is a summary of the more significant early records found in the sheriff’s office.  Topics covered range widely and include such as the naming of Port Stanley and the commissioning of an annual fair in the village of Woodstock.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part VII,

Published: 1916.  Author: D. M. Cameron.  Size (pages) : 13

 

*  Pioneer Politicians (London, Ontario)

CAG013:  $3.00

Covering the period from the establishment of a separate parliament in Upper Canada (1821) until the late 1800’s the “representative men” of London are identified and reviewed.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part VII,

Published: 1916.  Author: Cl. T. Campbell.  Size (pages) : 15

 

*  Governor Simcoe’s tour through Southern Ontario

CAG014:  $3.00

Constructed from the original of a journal written during the General’s first tour in the spring of 1793.   A chronological account, including a contemporary hand drawn map.  Also includes added notes of explanation and a less detailed report of the General’s second tour.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part VIII,

Published: 1917.  Author:  Anon  Size (pages) : 14

 

*  The Settlers of Lobo Township

CAG015:  $3.00

This paper was first read in April, 1904.  First surveyed in 1819, Lobo township was immediately settled, largely by immigrants from Argyleshire Scotland.  This paper provides a record of significant events in the townships growth and includes the names of many settling families.  A gold mine of early genealogical information.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part VIII,

Published: 1917.  Author: D. J. Campbell.  Size (pages) : 9

 

*  The Society of Friends of Lobo Township

CAG016:  $3.00

The first Quaker settlers in the area arrived in 1834, and they were soon followed by other families so that the local Society of Friends grew relatively quickly. A formal meeting house was established in 1850 and soon had to be enlarged.  Family names are given and the communal aims of the group are discussed.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part VIII,

Published: 1917.  Author: Edgar M. Zavitz.  Size (pages) : 7

 

*  The Village of London (Ontario)

CAG017:  $3.00

Written in two parts this paper provides a story of the major events in the settling and establishment of London village.  It includes the names of many of the original settlers, especially those engaged in local government and in commerce. .  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part IX,

Published: 1918.  Author: Cl. T. Campbell.  Size (pages) : 22

 

*  London’s Honor Roll in the Great War

CAG019:  $2.50

Not specifically titled or described but presumed to be a listing of those, from London, who gave their lives in the service of the allies, during the Great War.  Provides their name and their military affiliation.  Marked, “Corrected as far as records are available up to March 31, 1918.”.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part IX,

Published: 1918.  Author:  Anon.  Size (pages) : 3

 

*  Tugby’s Illustrated Guide to Niagara Falls

CAG020:  $3.50

A travelers guide to the “sights” and to the environs of the Niagara district on both the US and the Canadian sides.  Provides 32 views which appear to be based on actual photographs but have the appearance of being hand embellished.  A great snapshot of this popular tourist attraction from the 1890’s.

Published: 1890,  Author: Thomas Tugby.  Size (pages) : 73

 

*  A History of St. John’s Church, Smiths Falls, Ontario - 1944

CAG021:  $3.00:  $3.00

“Prepared for the 95th Anniversary of the founding and the 50th Anniversary of the reopening of the church, 30 April, 1944. “ Contains messages from the Bishop of Ottawa and the incumbent Rector, a history of the church, and it’s associated buildings.  Also the work of groups such as the Sunday School, the Choir (including photo and members list), the Clergy (listed) the Church Wardens (listed), the vestry clerks (listed), and “the women of the parish.” .

Published: 1944.  Author: H. I. Johnston & Kenneth Robins & C. B. Houston.  Size (pages) : 16

 

*  Down the Years with Our Lady of Grace Parish, 1863 - 1955

CAG022:  $3.50

The parish included the communities of Dickinson’s Landing, Mille Roches, Moulinette,  and Farran’s Point all of which have now been inundated as a result of the expansion to the St. Lawrence seaway in the late 1950’s.  Includes a brief history of each community and it’s RC church.  Also other commemorative reviews.  Many period advertisements from local businesses.

Published: 1955.  Author:  Anon.  Size (pages) : 40

 

*  Diary of a Voyage from Scotland to Canada in 1833

CAG023:  $3.00

A day by day account starting 4 April - “ . left my Father’s house to go to America ..” - and ending, 1 August - “Reached Cobourg ..”  includes additional material entitled, “Walter Riddell, a sketch of his life.” and “Notes on the Diary by W. R. R.  Gleaned from: Diary of Voyage from Scotland to Canada in 1833 & Story of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Cobourg, Ontario,

Published: 1932.  Author: Walter Riddell.  Size (pages) : 16

 

*  The Story of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg, Ontario. 1904

CAG024:  $3.00

Includes sections entitled: “The Ministers” and Notes, “Elders” and Notes, “Church Building” and Notes .  Gleaned from: Diary of Voyage from Scotland to Canada in 1833 & Story of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Cobourg, Ontario,

Published: 1932.  Author: Walter Riddell.  Size (pages) : 19

 

*  Fleming’s Farm and Live Stock Almanac, 1916

CAG025:  $3.00

A fairly standard almanac but elevated out of the ordinary because every other page is packed with hints, tips and cures for a multitude of diseases and ills which could afflict livestock.  In addition there it contains dozens of testimonials to the Fleming Bros. cures originating from every part of N. America.  A remarkable insight into the farmers profession from a bygone age.

Published: 1916.  Author:  Anon.  Size (pages) : 36

 

*  Reminiscences by Judge William Elliott

CAG026:  $2.50

Originally read by the author in 1902, three years before his death, the paper recalls some socially significant events which took place while he lived and practiced in London, Ontario.  Mentions two “great” fires in the town.  Gleaned from: Transactions of the London & Middlesex Historical Society - Part IX,

Published: 1918.  Author: William Elliott.  Size (pages) : 4

 

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4 COMING SOON:

 

We are still working on the directory of one of Ontario's principal cities.  This one is taking a long time to get to the quality we want to present so please be patient.  I'm not even going to promise it for next month but believe me when I say we are most anxious to get done with it!  

 

Next up is another Gt. War record - but with a twist.  We have kindly been loaned a fascinating two volume book which several people have asked us to find.  More news soon.

 

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5 NEW  RELEASES FROM OUR PARTNERS:

 

None this month.

 

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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.

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WORLD VITAL RECORDS:

        We are pleased to announce that we have arranged to have many of our Canadian genealogy and history books available in World Vital Records (WVR) collections.  WVR has recently expanded their holdings to include a "World Collection" which introduces genealogical materials from outside the USA.  This includes materials from places such as Great Britain, Australia and, of course, Canada.

 

    We have realized for quite some time that some Canadian researchers would prefer to get access to their information through an on-line service.  The presence of a large portion of our materials on this service is the culmination of many months of behind the scenes work.  We have (currently) placed 81 of our products on-line and intend to increase this number as time goes on - and as we understand better what you want to see there.  All these products (books on CD), and new products, will remain available through our on-line store if you want to own a personal copy of the data.  Those of you who have our CDs will appreciate that having the data on a CD does make access easier, more convenient, and - because of technical limitations with files downloaded on-line - the picture images on the CD are superior.  (This can become significant in the case of detailed pictures like maps - for instance.)

 

    We are working to include a link to WVR for every book in our on-line catalogue which we have placed with them, although this is a long process and will probably take us weeks to complete.  (See our product CA0104, Lovell's Gazetteer of North America - 1874, in the All Canada section, for example.)  In the meantime you will find a general link to the WVR web site

< http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tplclick?lid=41000000024805421&pubid=21000000000162311&cat=acbc >

or use the Tiny URL:

http://tinyurl.com/53hhjf

prominently on our front page as well as on a number of other pages within our web site.  You will, of course, need a subscription to actually access the WVR materials.  Don't forget you need the "World Collection" subscription to access the Canadian material.

 

    For those of you with Australian connections, our partner company - Archive CD Books Australia - has also joined WVR and have over 300 of their books on-line.  WVR are actively enlarging their collection of books and databases and new material is coming on-line all the time.

 

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GREAT ARTICLE ON CANADIAN CEMETERY MARKERS:

A good friend of Archive CD Books Canada, Pam Tessier, posted a great article onto one of my favorite Rootsweb lists the other day.  There had been a thread running bemoaning the inaccuracy and incompleteness of various local cemetery records.  Pam explained why we should not always expect particularly good records and gives some local examples.  The archived copy of her posting can be found at:

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/can-ont-simcoe/2008-02/1202572474

Pam does great work as a genealogy researcher at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives and has given her permission for her article to be freely distributed (with the appropriate attribution of course!)

 

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7 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.)

 

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23 February: From 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Grimsby Archives will be presenting a workshop entitled Understanding Land Registry and Title Searching. It will be conducted by Nora Reid, M.A., Archivist of the Welland Historical Museum and freelance genealogical researcher who has done extensive work in this field. Registration is $12.50 payable at the door.

Grimsby Archives, 25 Adelaide Street, P.O. Box 294, Grimsby, Ontario L3M 4G5.  e-mail:

ghsarchives@becon.org

 

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23 February 2008. The Toronto branch OGS is presenting a full day on Keys to Ontario

Research.  Please see   www.torontofamilyhistory.org/ontariokeys.html  for

further information

 

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23 February 2008. The GANS Lecture for February will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Atkins Room, Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax.  Cecil and Marilyn Verge will be speaking about British Home Children.

Questions to: Eleanor Odegard < deo@eastlink.ca >

 

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24 February 2008 @ 2:00 PM: The Halton-Peel OGS Branch Meeting.  Speaker: Bill Bienia, Cobblestone Legacies.  Topic:  Documenting Your Findings.  Oakville Public Library (lower level), 120 Navy St., Oakville, (Lakeshore Rd. & Navy St. east of the Harbour).  For more info contact: Ann Logan 905-845-7755 or Mike Payne 905-877-7627.  Visitors welcome.

 

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1 March 2008:  The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) will be holding its monthly meeting at the Library & Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington St. Ottawa. Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am. Speaker: David Thomas Topic: The Great Treck. Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca . Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca

 

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1 March 2008: Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society presents,Jane MacNamara speaking on Manorial Records.  Contacts:  P.O. Box 892, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Y6, Phone (705) 435-3071 E-mail: chair@simcoebogs.com , Website: www.simcoebogs.com

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28, 29 March 2008: The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is holding their annual "GENE-O-RAMA" Conference and Show.  Location; Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepoint Drive, Ottawa.  See < http://ogsottawa.on.ca/geneorama/ > for details.

 

WE ARE PLANNING TO SUPPORT THIS EVENT

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30 March 2008 @ 2:00 PM: The Halton-Peel OGS Branch Meeting.  Speaker:  Dorothy Kew,  Local History Librarian, Mississauga Library System.  Topic:  Introduction to British West Indian Genealogical Research.  At Four Corners Public Library (Auditorium),  65 Queen St. E., Brampton.  (East of Queen & Main St., parking access from John St. or Mary St.).  For more info contact: Ann Logan 905-845-7755 or Mike Payne 905-877-7627.  Visitors welcome.

 

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12 April 2008: Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society presents,Rick Roberts from Global Genealogy speaking on Canadian Military Records.  Contacts:  P.O. Box 892, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Y6, Phone (705) 435-3071 E-mail: chair@simcoebogs.com , Website: www.simcoebogs.com

 

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3 May 2008: Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society presents, Lady Mary Teviot from England.  Contacts:  P.O. Box 892, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4Y6, Phone (705) 435-3071 E-mail: chair@simcoebogs.com , Website: www.simcoebogs.com

 

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10 May 2008: The British Columbia Genealogical Society is pleased to present

 Dr. Chris Watts, International Speaker & Author, at the Eastburn Community Centre, Burnaby, B.C. (7435 Edmonds Street, corner of Edmonds & Humphries)

 Doors open at 8:30 am / Seminar 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

To register, please contact Susan Snalam at 604-273-8209 or Eunice Robinson

 at eunice@dccnet.com   For details, see the brochure link on the B.C. Genealogical Society event calendar:  http://www.bcgs.ca/Calendar/May.htm

 

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30 May -1 June, 2008:  The annual OGS "Conference 2008." "WIRED GENEALOGY"  Held this year at Fanshaw College, London, Ontario. The largest genealogy and technology conference in Canada,sponsored by the Ontario Genealogical Society, is now online.  Join 24 well known speakers as they explore how technology and the internet can enhance genealogical research. 48 presentations. Open to all.

The Marketplace will have the most complete selection available of material relating to family research in Ontario as well as material for other provinces and countries.

See http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/ for complete information or e-mail conference@ogs.on.ca .

 

WE WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS EVENT

 

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23 - 27 June, 2008: "Congress 2008."  On behalf of the Board of directors of the XXVIIIth International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldical Sciences, we invite you to the Congress which will take place at the Convention Center in Quebec City, from June 23rd to June 27th 2008. The Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie, in collaboration with the Société de généalogie de Québec, who is in charge of the project, wishes you to register as soon as possible.

http://www.sgq.qc.ca/congres_2008/accueil.htm

 

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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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19-21 September, 2008, The 2008 BIFHSGO Fall Conference.  More information to come.

 

WE EXPECT TO BE SUPPORTING THIS EVENT.

 

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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,

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:

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

Canadian web site: http://www.archivecdbooks.ca