Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V4#11 - 17 March, 2008

 

Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (4)

4 COMING SOON

5 NEW PARTNER RELEASES - (10)

6 NEWS & GOSSIP

7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:

A really different, and very interesting, Gt. War book this month plus a set of associated Gleanings.  (Incidentally this set of Gleanings illustrates one of the ways in which we can use this format to economically bring you some of the specific information in a book without your having to buy the whole thing.  You'll see what I mean below.)

 

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2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER:

- A Great War book from the "human" side of the war.

- Three new Gleanings, all associated with the new book.

- Our US partner releases some valuable New England and Eastern States books on CD.

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

 

*  Letters from the Front in 2 volumes, c1920, with Supplement

CA0291:  $35.00

Subtitled: "Being a record of the part played by officers of the bank in the great war. 1914 - 1919."

Over 1,700 staff members resigned their positions with the Canadian Bank of Commerce to go and "do their bit" in the Great War.  As letters began to trickle back from these erstwhile bank employees the bank's Staff Inspector (what we would call the head of Human Resources today) conceived the idea of publishing a series of pamphlets containing suitable edited extracts from these letters so that remaining staff members, and indeed customers, could follow the fortunes of those "at the front."  It was not long before these 11 pamphlets began to find their way to "the front" themselves and were eagerly passed around so that news of other bank employees could be shared.

Following the war, when many of the survivors were returning to their old jobs, the bank was casting around for ways in which it could commemorate their valiant efforts as well as making a fitting tribute to those who had failed to make it home.  This book was one of the ways in which the Bank decided to accomplish this so they collected all the materials originally published in the 11 pamphlets, updated and enhanced it with information which had been previously censored or unavailable, and added extensive Honor Roll lists, a portrait gallery of over 392 employees and biographies for (it was believed) every member of staff who took an active part in the war in some way or another. Further enhancements include photographic plates showing the unit badges of Canadian, British and even US military units in which bank members served, a map of the "Western Theater of War" and photographs of the more traditional statuary the bank intended to erect.  The addition of these biographies and other materials, necessitated an expansion into a second volume.  To maintain continuity the biographies are cross referenced to the letters published in the first volume.

It can be seen then that the editors were at great pains to ensure that everybody who joined the armed services was commemorated, and yet, perhaps the most important function this book serves today is to provide a completely different perspective on the War from the one we are more used to finding in the various "official" and military unit histories.  Here we find the stories, the reactions, the feelings of the individual who has been brought face to face with a type of war that no one had experienced to that time.  Frequently expressed in the sort of flippant "banter" which we have been conditioned to expect of the service people of that time, here are stories of everyday domestic life in the trenches, cheek-by-jowl with tales of the most extraordinary acts of heroism and then again with recounts of sudden, unexpected, and violent death.

Although clearly in a majority, not all the letters concern the war in the trenches.  Many of the bank's employees served in the Navy, the Royal Flying Corps as well as in other theaters of war, including the Turkish front.  There is no clear statement on the organization of the letters but it seems to be mainly chronological by date of writing and to assist with relating the letters to the more universally recognizable (historical) events of the war a timeline of events has been provided at the beginning of volume 2.

This digital edition also includes a copy of our "Gleaning," CAG027 - See below

We have placed a sampler of this book on our Downloads page.

This valuable book has been loaned to us by Marc Leroux.  Marc has joined Chris Wight to undertake the mammoth task of making a biographical database of all the Canadians who took part in The Great War. This work will be underway for a long time, but the current data base contents have been made available and can be found at http://www.canadianGreatWarProject.com /  Please visit their site so they know their work is being appreciated.

 

GLEANINGS:

(Available by download only)

 

*  Honour Roll of Bank of Hamilton & Standard Bank of Canada, Military Service in the Great War.    

CAG027:  $4.00

Contains obituary notices for those who gave their lives and a list of honours awarded to the staff of the Bank of Hamilton (merged with the CBC in 1923) and the Standard Bank of Canada (merged with the CBC in 1928.).  This was published as Appendix 1 of the parent document.

In essence it is an extension of the previous CBC issued book; "Letters from the Front," our Cat. No. CA0291, the second, and final, volume of which had been published some 13 years earlier.  The content of this Gleaning is also included in our digital reproduction of that book (above.)

Gleaned from: A History of the Canadian Bank of Commerce Volume III, 1919 - 1930, Published: 1934  Size (pages) : 30

 

*  Honor Roll of the Canadian Bank of Commerce from the Great War.    

CAG028:     $3.00

Lists 265 employees of the Bank  who died in, or as a result of, their service in the Great War. Gives name, rank and date of death. Also a list of honors and awards given to employees by name and rank.

Gleaned from: Letters from the Front in 2 volumes, c1920, with Supplement, Published: c1920 (above.)  Size (pages) : 11

 

*  Collection of photographs of 72 Great War military unit badges.    

CAG029:  $3.00

Contains a gallery of photographs of Canadian Military badges from units in which ex-employees of the Canadian Bank of Commerce served.  Gray scale photographs in halftone rendering.  8 to the page.

(See Web Catalogue for listing of units represented.)

Gleaned from: Letters from the Front in 2 volumes, c1920, with Supplement, Published: c1920 (above.)  Size (pages) : 9

 

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4 COMING SOON:

 

We are hoping to finish the directory of one of Ontario's principal cities we have been working on by the next newsletter.  This reproduction has turned into some sort of monster but we know you will appreciate it when it's done.

We have a lot of work scheduled on a book which probably won't be ready for release in the next month so we will be looking around for some smaller projects that can be completed quickly.

 

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5 NEW  RELEASES FROM OUR PARTNERS:

 

5.1 From our USA Partner

 

*  Year Book of the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

US0306:  $19.90

Pages: 388, Pub. Date: (1896)

Published six years after the founding of the Illinois chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, this volume contains information on about four hundred members who were then active. To be a member, one had to be a lineal descendant of someone who had served loyally during the Revolution.

The volume opens with lists of the officers of the Illinois society for each of its years of existence, along with the state constitution and bylaws, and a brief history of the Illinois society. This is followed by a list of the current officers of the national society, and the national constitution and bylaws.

Each member entry contains the name, occupation and address of the member, and the date that he was admitted to the society. This is followed by a skeleton lineage from the member back to the qualifying ancestor (and sometimes a generation or two beyond that). Many members had submitted multiple lines of descent, to different qualifying ancestors, and each lineage is given. Finally, details of the qualifying service of the Revolutionary ancestor are included, with detailed documentation for this service.

The volume concludes with an index to members and an index to the qualifying ancestors.

 

 

*  The Real Founders of New England: Stories of Their Life Along the Coast, 1602-1628    

US0311:  $14.00

Author: Charles Knowles Bolton, Pages: 192, Pub. Date: (1929)

To the author, the "Real Founders of New England" were those who arrived before the landing of Endicott in 1628, as agent of the Massachusetts Bay Company. Bolton attempts here to write the history and provide a full list of everyone known to have visited or lived in New England before that event.

Bolton has separate historical chapters on the early explorers, the semi-permanent fishing colonies in the northern parts of New England, and the small settlements made around Massachusetts Bay.

He then compiled an alphabetical list of all the settlers at these various locations, with some biographical information on each. The passengers on the Mayflower and the other early vessels bringing passengers to Plymouth are also included in this compilation. A second listing gives a brief chronology for each of the early settlements, and includes the names of the settlers known to have been at each of these plantations.

Bolton's principal motivation was his antipathy toward the Puritans and his strong devotion to the Church of England. This may be seen, for example, in one of his chapter titles: "The Break-up of the Church of England Colony in the Bay."

 

*  The New York Directory for 1786

US0319:  $14.00

Author: David Franks, et. al.,  Pages: map and 109,  Pub. Date: (1786, 1905)

This is the first directory of its kind for New York City (1786). This directory itemizes the leading businessmen of the time to which was added separate lists of State and City officials, notary publics, lawyers, bankers as well as the members of some notable societies, including the Cincinnati, St. Andrew's, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, and the Society of Peruke Makers and Hair Dressers. Also included from the original publication is an almanack and table of coin valuations.

To this 1905 reprint of the original directory was also added a great, high-resolution map of New York in 1786 and a description of the city in that year by Noah Webster. A list of street name changes will also prove helpful to researchers (e.g., Dock Street was changed to Pearl St. between Broad Street and Hanover Square).

 

 

*  The Colonial Laws of Massachusetts. Reprinted From the Edition of 1672, With the Supplements Through 1686

US0329:  $19.90

Author: William H. Whitmore, ed.,  Pages: 608,  Pub. Date: (1890)

The core of this essential reference volume contains complete transcriptions of two compilations of the seventeenth-century laws of Massachusetts Bay Colony: the Body of Liberties of 1641 and the Laws of 1672, with extensive explanatory introductions and detailed subject and name indexes to each.

The 1641 Body of Liberties, a compilation of colony records which had been enacted up to that point, was not published at the time it was compiled, but a contemporary copy did survive in a collection of other seventeenth-century documents. This volume publishes in parallel a facsimile of the manuscript and a modern printed transcript of the same material.

As the century wore on other compilations of Massachusetts Bay laws were gathered and printed, with a facsimile of the 1672 volume include in this volume. Each year the General Court published a supplemental pamphlet containing the laws enacted during the previous twelve months, and facsimiles of these pamphlets from 1672 through 1686 are printed here.

Aside from the intrinsic historical value of these records, many of the laws will be of great value to the solution of genealogical problems, especially the sections on the law of marriage and divorce, the settling of estates and the registering of deeds.  The volume includes subject indexes to each set of laws and tables cross-referencing the material common to the 1641 and 1672 compilations.

 

 

*  Annals of Southwest Virginia (1769-1800)

US0346:  $24.90

Author: Lewis Preston Summers,  Pages: 3 maps and 1826,  Pub. Date: (1929)

The student of early southwest Virginia history can find no better beginning point than Summersí Annals. The bulk of this over 1000-page compilation focuses on abstracts of court minutes and early surveys which often mention early settlers who left no trace in wills and deeds. Although the stated area covered is the area south of the James River and west of the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Cumberland Gap, court records (Botetourt and Fincastle) include Kentucky until 1777 when Kentucky County was established and southern West Virginia to 1778 when Greenbrier County was established. (Please consult web catalogue for details of included and excluded records.)

While the abstracted records as noted cover the period from 1769 when the county of Botetourt was established through 1800, Summers also includes the diaries of early explorers Batts and Fallam (1671), Dr. Thomas Walker (1749<>1750) and Christopher Gist (1750) as well as Bickleyís History of Tazewell County and Charles B. Coaleís Wilburn Waters which together give the reader an in-depth view of the history of the exploration and settlement of the area.. Although there is an extensive name index to the printed volumes, the index does not include the semi-alphabetical lists of surveys, marriages, etc; nor is it a complete index to the other content as a search of these PDF files will show.

Images of large foldout maps, two of Southwest Virginia and one of Botetourt, often missing from the published versions, are included.

 

 

*  Alphabetical Index of Maine Volunteers, Etc., Mustered into the Service of the United States During the War of 1861

US0348:  $24.90

(Supplement to the Annual Reports of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Years 1861, '62, '63, '64, '65 and '66),  Pages: 1111,  Pub. Date: (1867)

This publication of the State of Maine Adjutant General's office sets forth the names of tens of thousands of men who volunteered for or were drafted for service in the Civil War, along with a shorter list of those drafted in 1863 who furnished substitutes or paid a commutation to avoid service.

The first list, which comprises nearly half of the 1200 pages of the volume, lists "Volunteers from April, 1861, to January 1, 1863." The other long list, occupying most of the second half of the book, presents "Volunteers, Drafted Men and Substitutes, [who] entered service in Maine and U.S. Organizations from January 1st, 1863, to the close of the War." The entry for each soldier gives name, rank, company and regiment.

A third list, covering about fifty pages, but with twice as many names per page, lists "persons drafted, in the summer of 1863, in the five Congressional Districts in this State, as reported to the Adjutant General by the several Provost Marshals prior to the publication of the Annual Report of 1863, comprising those who entered service as principals and substitutes - those who furnished substitutes, and those who paid commutations." This list gives the name of the person drafted and a notation of whether they were a principal, substitute or commuter.

 

 

*  The Western Gazetteer or Emigrant's Directory

US0358:  $24.90

viz the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Mississippi and the Territories of Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, and NorthWestern

Author: Samuel R. Brown,  Pages: 361,  Pub. Date: (1817)

Westward Ho! but where? Have you ever wondered why your ancestor decided to move-and even more importantly why did he choose _ _ _ _? "How to" books are not a modern phenomena. Real estate brochures are not new. This 1817 volume provides a description of the western states and territories - one state so new it is still unnamed - and discusses the soil, climate, diseases, vegetable mineral and animal productions as well as providing extensive descriptions of the rivers, lakes, roads and other items that impact travel. We learn about the price and quality of the land, forts and Indian tribes in the area, settlement patterns, and trade and manufacturing opportunities. The book is filled with interesting details: improved farms in Warren County, Ohio, are selling for $15; it takes from 4 to 6 weeks to go from Mobile to Fort Jackson on the Alabama River, Gallipolis, Ohio, has 76 houses, a courthouse and a nearby vineyard that is expected to produce a 1000 gallons of wine and Springville, Indiana, first settled in 1816 by Samuel Owens, James Garton and John Gray, now contains 50 houses and 250 inhabitants.

Although brief (less than 10 pages) the "directions to emigrants" provides a glimpse into the world of the family making the decision to move. The mode of transportation, time of departure and final destination were all decisions that had to be made - often without practical guidance. Bad water, poor or no food, even the time of year selected for travel impacted the final results. Whether you want a detailed description of life in Ohio or a verbal map of the best way to get from New York state to Ohio and Indiana, this book can provide the answer.

 

 

*  A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1635-1750, 3 Volumes

US0360:  $27.90

Author: Charles William Manwaring, compiler,  Pages: 2239,  Pub. Date: (1904-6)

This essential tool for colonial Connecticut research contains abstracts and extracts of the estate papers of about three thousand individuals who died in Connecticut between 1635 and 1750. The records include wills, inventories, distributions and other probate documents from all available sources.

During the earliest years covered by these volumes, Hartford jurisdiction covered a large part of the colony. As the number of towns and the population of the colony grew, Hartford probate district was carved up into more and smaller units. The first volume contains a section which details the division of Connecticut into probate districts.

The compiler has gathered both loose papers and recorded documents, giving proper volume and page citations for the recorded records. In the earliest volumes, the colony clerk maintained court and probate records in separate sections of the same volumes, although both sections might contain probate material, all of which is included here. The compiler also sought out and included probate documents from other collections maintained by the colony and now in the Connecticut State Archives.

The wills are transcribed verbatim, while the inventories and some of the other document types are published in abbreviated form. A full index provides access to the tens of thousands of persons named in these records.

 

 

*  Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699 and Boston Births, 1700-1800

US0361:  $14.00

Pages: 289, Pub. Date: (1883 & 1894)

The first of these volumes collects in one place all surviving vital records for the original town of Boston in the seventeenth century, along with the baptisms from the First Church of Boston. The second volume continues with all surviving Boston birth records for the entire eighteenth century.

The Ninth Report of the Boston Record Commissioners, which comprises nearly fifteen thousand events gathered from a variety of sources and is arranged by year of the event, is essential for research in Boston families of the first half of the colonial period. Most of the entries are civil records of birth. Prior to 1643, these were not recorded contemporaneously with the events, but were brought in to the town clerk all at one time in that year. This process was repeated through the middle of the century for small groupings of years, and only in the latter part of the century was a regular current register maintained. As a result, at least until about 1650, all the births published here for a given year were not always recorded in the year of the event, but may have been handed in to the clerk a decade or more after the birth. Also, because the births were not arranged in strict chronological sequence, the resolution of double-dating for entries in January, February and March is not always possible.

Records of marriages and deaths are much fewer in number. In many years there are no records of either type of event. In 1675 and immediately after this may be explained by the difficulties of King Philip's War, but in other years may be put down simply to poor recordkeeping. Until the last fifteen years or so of the century, marriage in Puritan New England was strictly a civil ceremony, and so any marriages performed until about 1685 would have been by a magistrate, and should be in this volume.

This record also includes baptismal records from the First Church of Boston. As explained in the preface, although other churches were formed in Boston in the seventeenth century, relatively few records of baptism survive from those churches.

The Twenty-fourth Report picks up where the Ninth Report left off in its presentation of the birth records for Boston. For the first half of the century, the surviving records appear to be complete, and comprise nearly three-quarters of the published volume. After 1750, and especially during the Revolutionary years, there are far fewer entries, not because of loss of the record volumes, but because many events were not recorded, a phenomenon common throughout New England during these years. The last few pages of the volume continue some entries for the early years of the nineteenth century, and the final page has a few entries from the first quarter of the eighteenth century which were not printed in their proper place.

 

 

*  Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families

US0363:  $24.90

Author: S.V. Talcott, compiler,  Pages: 827,  Pub. Date: (1883)

Talcott has compiled extensive accounts of twenty-eight New York families and twenty-four New England families, tracing multiple lines of descent for each family from colonial times into the late nineteenth century, based on a wide range of sources, including especially Bible and death records.

The family accounts are presented in standard genealogical form, with abstracts of wills for many of the early generations and substantial biographical data for the eighteenth and nineteenth centruy individuals. Those family members who served in the military are especially well documented.

Most of the New York families covered in this volume are of Dutch descent, with heavy emphasis on settlers of Albany and vicinity. Many of the New England families included here were residents of the Connecticut River Valley towns of Connecticut.

The New York section is followed by a collection of transcripts of several dozen Bible records and a book of records of burials in Albany from 1722 to 1757. The volume concludes with separate every-name indexes for the New York and the New England sections.

 

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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:

Have improved their "customer experience" by implementing a number of improvements on their site.  Amongst those we find significant is that you can now directly access the Archive CD Books Canada "collection" from the "View All Databases" tab.  Move from page to page in a book (browse) at greater speed, and Improved Search speed.

 

    We are working to provide links between the books in our online catalogue and those which we have placed with WVR (not all of our books are - or will be - available through WVR.)  It is a slow process so please bear with us.

 

In the meantime here is a link to our books on 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

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.

 

    All the Archive CD Books partners; Australia, Ireland and USA, now have parts of their catalogue of books on CD available through WVR.  Only Australia and Canada are accessible as "collections" however.

 

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SELLING "GLEANINGS" AT SHOWS:

Our new Gleanings products do not come on CD (something we are thinking about) so when we attend genealogy shows we will be selling them as DIRECT DOWNLOADS to your USB Flash Memory devices.  Don't forget to bring yours with you!  For those who forget, or don't already have one, we will carry a small stock of new 1 Gb models for sale at a reasonable price when purchased with at least 2 Gleanings.

 

We will also have some of our regular CD products with us, available for direct downloading.  Ask us if you are interested.

 

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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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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.  Janice Nickerson who will speak on "Old Religious

Newspapers: Their Value to Genealogists". Also speaking will be Randy Saylor

and Elizabeth Kipp.  See < http://ogsottawa.on.ca/geneorama/ > or e-mail conference@ogsottawa.on.ca for details.

 

WE WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS EVENT.  Bring your USB Flash Memory for your "Gleanings."  Looking forward to seeing you there!  (No more snow required, thank you!)

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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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5 April 2008, 10:00 a.m.  BIFHSGO Meeting at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Presenter: John Hay - The Diary of John Marsh, Seaman, HMS Pylades, 1862-1866.

Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca . Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca

 

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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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3 May, 2008: 9:00 AM to 4:00: The Genealogy & History Research Centre

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives invites you to participate in a GENEALOGY WORKSHOP; "The Drummond Island families."  Anyone with an interest in family history - all levels of experience welcome Pre-registration required.  To register or for information call the Penetanguishene Museum at 705-549-2150

 

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8-11 May , 2008.  The British Columbia Historical Federation's Annual Conference is being held  in the New Westminster Inn at Westminster Quay in New Westminster, B.C.

Presenting a multifaceted program of workshops, presentations and tours will appeal

to history buffs and heritage enthusiasts.

REGISTER BEFORE April 15th.  Registration forms and detailed program descriptions

are available on http://bchistory.ca/conferences/2008/index.html

For further information, please contact Alice Marwood at phone 604-582-1548.

 

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10 May 2008 10:00 a.m.: BIFHSGO Meeting at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Presenter:  Lucille Campey - An Unstoppable Force: The Scottish Exodus to Canada.

Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca . Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca

 

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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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17 May, 2008: The Nanaimo Family History Society is pleased to present:

 Dr Christopher Watts, World Renowned Guest Speaker from the National Archives of the UK at the Beban Park Social Center, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C. from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

 Pre-Registration Required, please contact Enid at 250-758-6244 or email us at nanaimo.fhs@shaw.ca , subject line Chris Watts.  See the brochure on:

http://www.members.shaw.ca/nfhs/

 

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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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19, 20 & 21 September, 2008:, the Penetanguishene Museum & Archives will be hosting "SETTLERS’ DAY 2008."  2008 will be the 180th anniversary of the Migration from Drummond Island, Michigan to Penetanguishene. This celebration and reunion will be in honour of the families and descendants who were part of this event.  A full three day program of lectures, events, meals, and much more.

Further information: Penetanguishene Museum; phone: 705-549-2150, e-mail: info@pencenmuseum.com    Registration form available on the website:

http://www.pencenmuseum.com

 

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

Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca . Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca

WE EXPECT TO BE SUPPORTING THIS EVENT.

 

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DON’T FORGET WE CAN HELP YOUR GROUP TO SPREAD THE NEWS. E-MAIL US.

 

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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