Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V4#12 - 19 April, 2008














More Gleanings, about Nova Scotia this time, plus a "container" if you want them on a CD.   A really useful directory of London, Ontario for 1944 - good for your parents or grandparents generation.


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- Finally the long awaited Directory of London Ontario for 1944 is ready.

- Seven new(?) Gleanings, all about Nova Scotia.

- No new partner releases this month but plenty more in the pipeline.

Plus the usual news, gossip and announcements.



To find a book on CD 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.





*  Vernon's City of London (Ontario) Directory for 1944

CA0218:  $35.00

A fine and very comprehensive directory of the inhabitants of London, Ontario in the period leading up to 1944.  The directory estimates the population to be 87,171 at the time of publication and runs to over 800 pages.


The data is presented in several formats including a Business Directory, an Alphabetical Directory and a Street Directory.  Also includes "Miscellaneous Information," mainly public services provided by local government but also entries for various religious and civic philanthropic organizations.  Numerous advertisements throughout.


The Business Directory is divided by trades and professions.


The Alphabetical Directory appears to list ALL adults alphabetically by family name, giving their address, marital status, job or profession & property ownership.  The names of deceased husbands are given in widows listings.  Also lists businesses giving ownership / management data.


The Alphabetical Street Directory lists every property by location and shows the "head of household."  Also an annotation indicating property ownership and presence of telephone.  Location of Streets and crossings are also shown.


This is an exceptionally useful directory, especially considering that the census data will not be available for many years yet.


Although laid out to facilitate access we have configured this digital reproduction for computer text searches so that search terms not specifically indexed may also be found.  Searching enhanced by our FastFind technology for instantaneous results.  We will be placing a sampler of this directory on our Downloads page soon.




*  Gleanings Container

CAG000:  $5.00

Gleanings are normally delivered to you as electronic files, either via the Internet or by a direct download onto your USB Flash Memory device (at shows only).  If this is not convenient for you we can record your selection of Gleanings to a custom recorded CD.  Because we have priced these Gleanings for online delivery will have to apply a “recording” fee if you want your Gleanings delivered on a CD.

Make sure you add this “Gleanings Container” to your order or we will expect you to download your Gleanings over the net.



This month's first five Gleanings are taken from our previous publication on CD Catalogue Number CA0174-IX.  We have rereleased them in this format to provide better access to, and exposure of, the valuable information.


* The Voyages and Discoveries of the Cabots., by: M.  Harvey. 21 pages.    

CAG030:  $3.00

Content Description: This paper starts out discussing Columbus’ original voyages of discovery during which he mistook the coast of North America for the eastern shores of Asia (or India as he termed it.)  Moving on from Columbus the paper now turns to the voyages of the subject Cabot’s - the real explorers of Canada - who set out to explore the extents of the country and to assess its riches.  Historical documents are reviewed to establish the actual course of these discoveries and the places visited.

Gleaned from: Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society 1893 - 95, Vol IX, Published: 1895


* A Chapter in the History of the Township of Onslow, NOVA SCOTIA, by: Israel Longworth. 33 pages.

CAG031:  $3.00    

Content Description: A wonderfully detailed and valuable history of the first 100 or so years of Onslow Township from its founding in the mid 1700’s.  Starts with a review of the political / administrative actions leading up to the establishment of the settlement (near Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia.)  Continues with the official “paperwork” which granted the land and then names the 52 original grantees who were in residence in 1761. The story then continues through the difficult development years giving names of those granted further land for specific purposes and those who undertook public office.  Briefly discusses the township’s records and goes on to quote several early MI’s.  A great source for pioneers of the area.

Gleaned from: Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society 1893 - 95, Vol IX, Published: 1895


*  Richard John Uniacke, a Sketch., by: L. G.  Power. 46 pages.    

CAG032:  $3.50

Content Description: A well researched and complete biography of both the private and the public life of this great Nova Scotian statesman, later to become know as the “old Attorney General,” a post he held for 33 years.  The paper traces his life from its beginning in Ireland but concentrates on the portion spent in “the Americas” and on his influence on the development of Nova Scotia.

Gleaned from: Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society 1893 - 95, Vol IX, Published: 1895


*  Ships of War, Lost on the Coast of Nova Scotia and Sable Island, during the Eighteenth Century., by: S. D. MacDonald. 16 pages.    

CAG033:  $3.00

Content Description: A chronological, narrative discussion of military shipping lost in the period from 1725 to 1799.  Includes ships of all national origins and losses from all causes (even “scuttling”) not just those arising from adverse weather conditions.  The notorious Sable Island features.  Well written and very readable.

Gleaned from: Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society 1893 - 95, Vol IX, Published: 1895


*  Louisbourg, an Historical Sketch., by: Joseph Plimsoll Edwards. 60 pages.

CAG034:  $4.00    

Content Description: A wonderfully detailed and fascinating history of the fortification we call Louisbourg, from its earliest inception to the end of its active military life following the two great sieges.  The first siege is described in particular detail.  The account discusses the lives of the individuals as well as the political / national events and augments the facts to be found in official reports with some additional detail of less “official” activities.  One of the best histories of this important location on Cape Bretton that I have ever read.

Gleaned from: Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society 1893 - 95, Vol IX, Published: 1895


Both of the following are new subjects from Archive CD Books Canada:

*  Listings from the Wesleyan - Methodist Almanac for Canada - 1845. No.3 , . 10 pages.    

CAG035:  $3.50

Content Description: Extracted listings include:  Wesleyan - Methodist Church of Canada Roll call; Missionary Society Roll call; List of Congregational Ministers in Canada; List of Baptist Ministers (mostly) in Canada West; List of Episcopalian Ministers in Canada West;  Presbyterian Ministers (Church of Scotland) in Canada (East and West); Presbyterian (Free Church) Ministers (Canada West.); The Peerage of England (1844).  Surely this must list all associated ministers in Upper and Lower Canada in 1844/45.

Gleaned from: The Wesleyan- Methodist Almanac & General Religious Calendar, Canada,  No.3, 1845, Published: 1845


*  The Royal Province of New Scotland and her Baronets, by: Francis Duncan. 18 pages.    

CAG036:  $3.50

Content Description: King James 1 of England  developed a policy in 1621 to encourage colonization of the newly discovered lands which are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Baronies were created which included the granting of parcels of 16,000 acres of land.  Provides a background to the creation of these Baronies and a list of of over 200 names of those who took them up, by year, up to 1707.  Very rare source.

Gleaned from: The Royal Province of New Scotland and Her Baronets, Published: 1878





A number of friends of Archive CD Books Canada have offered to loan us some fascinating books, plus I have the complete run of a previously published specialist newspaper, plus a more than full shelf of great books, all wanting scanning.  Or to put it another way, we're not sure what to do next - but you can bet it's going to be good.





None this month.




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 throughly enjoyed getting out from behind our computers to meet all those who attended the show in Ottawa over the April 5 weekend.  Congratulations to Mike and all the members of the Ottawa branch of the OGS who worked so hard to make the meeting a resounding success.


We are now looking forward to May/June in London so we can meet with some more of you.




We have now installed nearly all the links to World Vital Records of the books we have online with them.  We are also working with them to improve the presentation of our books on their site as we have noticed that the reproduction quality of some of them is not what we want to present.


We continue to strengthen our collaboration with World Vital Records to enhance your genealogy experience and urge you to visit their site to see what they have to offer.

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With over 3,000 CDs in our catalogue we simply cannot bring copies of everything with us.  If there is a particular CD that you want to get from us at the show, let us know ahead of time so we can make sure that we have a copy with us.  Of course we can always take your order but I know you want to take the CD away with you and use right now!


Remember our new Gleanings products do not normally come on CD so when we attend genealogy shows we expect to 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 brand new 1 Gb Flash Memories 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 to a Flash Memory.  Ask us if you are interested.




"The Gleanings are an excellent concept and I look forward to seeing the list expanded, especially with examples from a wider area of Ontario and other Canadian topics."  Ian

(How about Nova Scotia then Ian?)




(We can include your Family History Societies announcements if you tell us what they are.  Please give us AT LEAST one month's notice.)





$20.00 PREREGISTRATION,  $25.00 AT DOOR.  Contact: BRANT OGS, 114 Powerline Road, Brantford,  Ontario, N3T 5L8



26 April, 2008: Annual Meeting Col. Jessup Branch UELAC.

Meet at 11:30, Portland Community Hall, 24 Water St., Portland, Ontario.

Guest Speaker-Diane Haskins - Old Homes in the Rideau Townships

For directions to Portland, check our website:

Please let us know of your intention to attend as we need to know the approximate number of meals to order;   Myrtle Johnston < >   (613) 924-2928  or Fraser Carr <fraser, >  (613) 925-4930,  by April 19, 2008



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: , Website:



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



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

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



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 . Web site:



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   For details, see the brochure link on the B.C. Genealogical Society event calendar:



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 , subject line Chris Watts.  See the brochure on:



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 for complete information or e-mail .





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.



August 2008:  Genealogy Library Conference in   being organized by IFLA,

(International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), the

Canadian Genealogy Centre and Library and Archives Canada.  For information go to:

Please check this website often



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:    Registration form available on the website:



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

Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail . Web site:








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