Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V5#4 - 18 Aug, 2008
 
Contents:
1 WELCOME
2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER
3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (1)
4 COMING SOON
5 NEW PARTNER RELEASES - (9)
6 NEWS & GOSSIP
7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS
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1 WELCOME:
August already!  Labour day looms.  Last chance to observe the "Lazy Summer Day" ritual so make the most of it.  It may look as if we have from the contents of this newsletter, but this is our time of year for searching for those great new books for our "shelf."
 
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2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER:
- One new Canadian book on CD.
- Nine new releases from our Australian partner.
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
 
*  Our Bit & First Canadians in France
CA0299-CD:  $15.00
Contains:
"Our Bit," Memories of War Service by a Canadian Nursing-Sister,  by Mabel B. Clint.
Accounts of the exploits and experiences from the Great War usually emanate from front-line troops of fighting units.  But here is the story of a Canadian Nursing Sister, supporting and supplying these "front-liners" when, as it did to so many, the need arose.  Not only then is this a Great War story from a new perspective but also one from the minority of "fighting females" doing their bit for King and Country.
 
Written by Mabel B. Clint as a record of her experiences with the Canadian nursing staff , Mabel's account manages to include the big picture without loosing the personal touch of her individual experiences while doing "her bit."  Her service took her to both the Western and the Eastern fronts and after she was rotated back to England she applied for, and received, a second tour of duty at the Western Front.
 
 
And as a bonus for this digital republication we are including the full version of an historical novel:
The First Canadians in France by F. McKelvey Bell, sub-titled, The Chronicle of a Military Hospital in the war zone.
 
Let us be clear from the outset, this is a work of fiction.  But this allows the book to tell the story of a doctor serving in the Canadian military in a way which more clearly illustrates the experience than any purely factual work.  Let us also be clear however that, though this is a work of fiction, it is firmly based in fact.  In the words the author chose for his preface:
"The pill of fact herein is but thinly coated with the sugar of fiction but if the reader can get a picture, however indefinite, of military hospital life in France, these pages will not have been written altogether in vain."
 
 
The text of both these digital editions have been made searchable and the search speed enhanced with our FastFind technology.
 
 
 
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4 COMING SOON:
 
Well, as I half expected the new, two volume Ontario county history wasn't ready when I prepared this newsletter.  I'm not even convinced it'll be ready next month but we'll try.  As I said above we've been spending quite a bit of time out of the office so I've had no time to plan our next projects but you can rest assured we have plenty to choose from and it'll be something interesting.
 
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5 NEW  RELEASES FROM OUR PARTNERS:
 
5.1 New Australian Books
 
*  Australian Handbook 1889    
AU0101-1889:  $36.40
Covering New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, West Australia, Fiji, New Guinea and New Zealand, the 'Australian Handbook' is a guide with all kinds of interesting unique information.
Apart from a descriptive account and statistical information of each Australia colony, you will also find details on climate, education, religion, agriculture, population, societies and clubs, parliamentary and official departments, local self-government, telegraphic and postal details, police, banking, shipping, mining and land regulations, newspaper, manufacturers, emigration, as well as naval and military forces. You will also find details of the governors, consuls and ecclesiastical appointments of the time.
The 'Importer's Directory', which takes up over 270 pages, is a comprehensive listing of all importers, manufacturers and shippers. For this importers you will find their name address and what they import (ie. machinery, groceries, hardware, musical instruments, or sewing machines etc.). Lists manufacturers and shippers from places throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, the United States, and importers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Features of this Handbook include:
 • detailed maps of each Australian colony
 • detailed map of the plan of London
 • many maps of Australian and New Zealand railways
 • map of the plan of Brisbane
 • many other colour maps of various places
 • over 150 pages of gazetteer covering each Australia state and New Zealand
 • land regulations for each state and New Zealand
 • historical outline and chronology of events in Australian history
 • extensive New Zealand coverage throughout - including the gazetteer, maps and other historical and reference content
 • hundreds of advertisements
This handbook is an immense reference book to the world of our ancestors of nearly 120 years ago.
 
No of pages in original: 982pp
Year published: (1889)
 
 
 
*  The Australian Pastoral Directories
There were tens of thousands of stockowners throughout Australia. These volumes lists most of them operating in the year of issue.
There are separate indexes for both New South Wales and Queensland by station, as well as lists of prominent stock agents in four states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria) and various statistics and advertisements.
The listings for New South Wales and Queensland are in tabular form giving the following information: name of owner, name of station, postal address, number of cattle, and number of sheep. The listings for the other states - Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory give name and address of the stockowners. Pastoral maps of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria are included.
This is a significant resource for those that are looking for their farming relatives in Australia.
 
*  Australian Pastoral Directory 1931
AU0110-1931:  $28.20
The Australian Pastoral Directory 1931 lists stockowners in all states of Australia - in over 400 pages.
No of pages in original: 412pp
Year published: (1923)
 
 
*  Australian Pastoral Directory 1954
AU0110-1954:  $32.30
In 1954 there were tens of thousands of stockowners throughout Australia. This 600 page volume lists most of them.
No of pages in original: 602pp
Year published: (1954)
 
 
*  Australian Pastoral Directory Compendium 2
AU0110C-2:  $73.20
This compendium contains facsimiles of the years 1913, 1923, 1925, 1931, and 1954.
For a description of the contents see the individual descriptions above.
 
No of pages in original: 2031pp
Year published: (1913,23,25,31,54)
 
 
 
*  Telephone Directory December 1942: Personnel in Military Installations
AU0119-1942A:  $16.00
Dated December 1942, this 77 page telephone directory gives the contact numbers for the various bases, as well as names and divisions of key personnel at each.
It contains details from the following: GHQ South-West Pacific Area, HQ Fifth Air Force and Air Service Command, Allied Air Force, RAAF Command, Allied Geographical Section, Combined Operations Intelligence Centre, Allied Land Forces South-West Pacific Area, Allied Naval Forces South-West Pacific Area, Commonwealth of Australia, Base Section Three, and index of Commanding Officers.
Useful for records for military enthusiasts, as well as those researching their Australian military ancestors.
 
No of pages in original: 76pp
Year published: (1942)
 
 
*  The Australian Lutheran
Now available for the first time on CD-ROM. The Australian Lutheran, the nationwide magazine for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia (ELCA) was published from 1913 to 1966. It gives an amazing insight into the issues of the day and the development and role of the Lutheran Church in Australian history. It also provides a large amount of information on specific events and people in the Australian Lutheran churches past in the form of notices, including many marriages, deaths and obituaries.
It contains a huge amount of valuable and interesting information for historians and researchers in many areas, and will prove a valuable resource for many
 
*  The Australian Lutheran 1941-1950
AU0131-4:  $48.70
Consisting of approximately 4000 pages, this CD is the fourth decade in a series of Australian Lutheran magazines ranging from 1913-1966 and covers the 1941-1950 period.
No of pages in original: 4149pp
Year published: (1941-50)
 
 
*  The Australian Lutheran 1951-1960
AU0131-5:  $48.70
Containing over 4200 pages, this CD covers the 1951-1960 period. A feature from 1958 onwards is the publication of special "Queensland Edition" pages. These pages are also included on this CD.
 
No of pages in original: 4203pp
Year published: (1851-60) 2007
 
*  The Australian Lutheran 1961-1966
AU0131-6:  $48.70
This last decade in the series consists of approximately 2500 pages, and contains all issues of the Australian Lutheran from 1961-1966.
 No of pages in original: 2572pp
Year published: (1961-66)
 
*  The Australian Lutheran Set 1913-1966
AU0131C:  $203.7
The complete Australian Lutheran magazine from the first issue in 1913 through to the last in 1966 is now available and fully searchable.
 
 
No of pages in original: 20,137pp
Year published: (1913-1966)
 
 
 
 
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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 have changed our front page link to World Vital Records.  Now you can conduct a person search straight from our front page.  This is in addition to the individual links in our catalogue which will take you directly to the Canadian books we have already uploaded to WVR.
 
SPECIAL!!!
IN HONOR OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES WORLD VITAL RECORDS ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL PRICE ON A YEAR'S SUBSCRIPTION TO THE WORLD COLLECTION AT $88.08 US.  THAT IS OVER $60 OFF THE REGULAR PRICE!  This offer is only valid until 26 August 2008.
 Visit them at:
or if that doesn't work because of the line wrap use:
 
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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 August,  2008: Kings County Historical & Archival Society, Inc., will be hosting a "heritage" day at Hatfield Point Baptist Church auditorium, Hatfield Point, N.B.  Events will start at 2 p.m. with a genealogy fair.  An exhibit commemorating the 225th anniversary of the landing of the Loyalists will be on display.  There will be a pot-luck supper at 5 p.m.  A ghost walk of Loyalist families will start at 6 p.m. in the adjoining Bayview Cemetery.  For more information, contact the Kings County Museum at kingscm@nbnet.nb.ca  Nancy Meech, Hampton, N. B.
 
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13 Sept 2008  at 10:00 am.: BIFHSGO Meeting at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  PRESENTATION TOPIC:  "Mount Hermon Cemetery, Quebec, Tombstone Inscriptions".  PRESENTED BY: Gordon Morley
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca
 
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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:
 
THIS EVENT IS FAST FILLING UP.  BOOK YOUR SPACE BEFORE IT"S FULLY SUBSCRIBED!
 
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19-21 September, 2008, The 2008 BIFHSGO Fall Conference.
Featuring Sherry Irvine and Chris Watts, and a pre-conference seminar
on the new Legacy Family Tree 7
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca
 
WE WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS EVENT.  Let us know if there is a particular CD you would like to look at, at the show.  We can only bring about 30% of our catalogue with us.
 
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01 November 2008 10:00 AM.: Ottawa Branch, OGS Meeting at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Topic Ryan Taylor Memorial Lecture. "Developing a research strategy to find the next piece of the puzzle. This session will present options based on a review of your notes and learning
how to ask questions of people who can help."
 
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15 Nov 2008  at 10:00 am.: BIFHSGO Meeting at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  PRESENTATION TOPIC:  Jennie's Journey: Reconstructing a Life from Letters & Diaries.  Presented by Margaret Burwell
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca
 
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18 November 2008 7:30 PM.: Ottawa Branch, OGS Meeting at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Speaker Helen Whyte.  Topic Unlocking the riddles of Welsh Ancestry - A Set of Keyes.  "Helen is a professional genealogist who has done extensive research on the Social, Historical and Geographical links to Welsh Ancestors - and everybody has them."
 
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13 Dec 2008  at 10:00 am.: BIFHSGO Meeting at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  PRESENTATION TOPIC:  Great Moments in Genealogy.
Presented by BIFHSGO members
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca
 
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29, 30 & 31 May, 2009.  OGS Conference 2009.  To be held on the campus of Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario.  We will give you further information as we get it.
 
 
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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,
 
All our newly released books are listed on our web site in the "New Releases and Special Offers" page. Go to:
for an instant update on our new products or look through the "New Releases" category in the on-line catalogue.
 
 
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Attn.: Malcolm Moody - President
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