Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V5#7 - 17 November, 2008
 
Contents:
1 WELCOME
2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER
3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (4)
4 COMING SOON
5 NEW PARTNER RELEASES - (18)
6 NEWS & GOSSIP
7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS
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1 WELCOME:
Closer to the regular publication date this month.  Unfortunately this is mainly because one of our current projects is running well behind schedule to the extent that we have decided not to hold this newsletter for it.
 
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2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER:
- one new Canadian book on CD and 3 new Gleanings.
- 5 new British books from our Irish partners
- 13  new Irish books on CD.
and the the 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
 
3.1 Canadian Topics
 
*  Recollections and Records of Toronto of Old. - 1914
CA0330:  $15.00
Sub-titled: "With references to Brantford, Kingston and Others."
The author, William Henry Pearson, was uniquely qualified to write this book.  He first came to live in Toronto in 1839 at about 8 years of age.  He went on to spend his whole working life in the city, in employment which bought him into daily contact with its inhabitants and made him familiar with its institutions.  
 
Several years after his retirement, he was prompted by his friends and - he says - by a sense of civic duty, to make a permanent record of his life’s experience, including, as the title says, his “Recollections and Records.”William was a student of everything going on around him, both in the lives of people and in the development of the environment, so that rather than simply regarding these events as a sort of “backdrop” to his own passing life, he considered them something he should capture and record.  For instance, shortly after he went to work for the Post Office he started keeping a written record of the deaths of all the people he had had occasion to come into contact with, until, in his retirement his list amounted to some 3,900 individuals. 
 
This is a somewhat difficult book to describe in a paragraph or so simply because it contains the reminiscences and stories accumulated through a whole lifetime and is, consequently, a mixed bag of individual, and often unrelated, memories:
 
Following an introduction to the old city of Toronto, largely based on his recollection of the buildings, the progress of William’s book approximates the passage of time, although the chapters continue to be named for the areas and individual edifices which were central to the events of the time rather than to the dates on which they occurred.  Throughout the book the city’s inhabitants are introduced (and described) as a result of their connection to a location, or to an event, meaning that it is often not obvious where to look for them.  Our computer search facility, however, is extremely useful in unlocking this valuable personal information provided by the book’s pages, as it allows all the occurrences of a name to quickly be found.
 
Once the initial introduction to the city and the chronology of events is complete William continues with a commentary on the influence of civic growth and industrial development and particularly on the influence that the church and its clergy had.  This area of the book is particularly rich in references to members of the churches discussed.
 
Illustrated with artwork and photographs of early Toronto landmarks and portraits of its inhabitants.   Fully searchable and FastFind enabled, look for a sampler of the book on our Downloads page.
 
NOTE THE SPECIAL LOW PRICE ON THIS RARE & VALUABLE BOOK!
 
 
GLEANINGS:  Available as a downloaded file only.  Order as normal and we will provide you with instructions on how to download your purchase:
 
*  C of E Synod of Ottawa, Proceedings, 1944 - Extracted Personnel data
CAG049:  $4.50
Content Description: Extracts from the Journal of Proceedings of the Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Ottawa, Church of England for 1944.  We have extracted the sections dealing with church personnel ( Officers, clergy, etc.) and with associated lay persons and benefactors.  Area covered: from the border with Quebec across to Pembroke and Petawawa, Perth and Smiths Falls, and down to Iroquois and Morrisburg in the south.
Gleaned from: Journal of the 50th Session of the Ottawa Synod of the C of E - 1944, Published: 1944Size: (pages) 54,  (download) 4.6 MB
 
*  University of Toronto, Commencement program for 5 June, 1947
CAG050:  $3.50
Content Description: The program lists all those who have earned degrees during the 1946 / 47 year, and were due to receive them during this ceremony.
Gleaned from: University of Toronto Commencement Program -  5 June, 1947, Published: 1947  (This is the whole document.)Size: (pages) 22,  (download) 2.8 MB
 
*  Queens University Summer School Prospectus - Aug. 1943
CAG051:  $3.00
Content Description: Identifies all the “officers” of the school and includes a description of the courses offered.  Also identifies prize and scholarship winners and a list of graduates and undergraduates of the school who are on active service in the military (WW2).
Gleaned from: Queen's Summer School, Kingston, Ontario, 5 August, 1943, Published: 1943Size: (pages) 17,  (download) 15.2 MB
 
 
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4 COMING SOON:
 
As I mentioned above we are still working on a project which was intended to be released this month but because it is an enormous volume of Biographies - "pure gold" - it is turning out to be a lot of work to prepare.  We are also working on our first "all french language" offering, planned for release before next month.  As this is a first for us we are not sure what lies in wait for us to overcome so its another "fingers crossed" job.
 
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5 NEW  RELEASES FROM OUR PARTNERS:
 
5.1 British Topic
*  Dean Stanley's Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey, 1911
IE5001:  $18.50
Arthur Penrhyn Stanley's Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey was first published in 1867 and proved so popular that it was reissued repeatedly. The current volume published here, is the eighth edition. The book provides a lively account of the tombs and memorials that are to be found throughout the Abbey, as well as the many 19th century investigations of the tomb contents which the author seems to have particularly enjoyed. Needless to say much of the volume is given over to the large number of royal tombs, with extended discussions of royal coronation ceremonies. 
The main body of the book contains a thorough catalogue of all the monuments and memorials to be found in the Abbey from its foundation in 1050 to 1881. A more extended treatment is given to groups of memorials with a common theme, e.g. Poets corner (with memorials for Chaucer onwards). The last 200 pages of the book contains a detailed history of the Abbey from earliest times, with much detail about the people connected with its activities. This is a fascinating book, copiously illustrated with over 540 pages of text. 
 
*  Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories, from the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester - Chetham Society Vol. XXXIII
IE5002:  $14.00
Re-published here on fully-searchable CD-Rom format is volume XXXIII of the Chetham Society publications. 
Established for the promotion, collection and publication of the 'remains, historical and literary connected with the Palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester', this volume was original published in 1853-4.Volume XXXIII is drawn from the Archives of the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, and the contents transcribed by the incumbent of Farndon, the Rev. John Piccope, M.A. 
These wills and inventories, more than fifty in total, formed part of a collection of eminent Lancashire and Cheshire families held at the Registry of the Chester Ecclesiastical Court, which had attracted the paricular attention of the Chanceller of the Diocese, the Rev. Henry Raikes, M.A. The majority of the wills and inventories contained in this volume treat on some of the most eminent families of Lancashire and Cheshire in the first half of the 16th century. The wills and inventories transcribed by Piccope are presented almost in their original form, minus a few contractions and repitions and include all legacies and useful biographical noted on the testators throughout.
 
*  Powell's Gloucestriana, or Papers Relating to the City of Gloucester (1890)
IE5003:  $18.50
Compiled by John Joseph Powell, Q.C., a former Member of Parliament for the City of Gloucester and published in 1890, Gloucestriana, is a cornucopia of facts and anecdotes relating to the City collected from local newspapers and journals, notably the Gloucester Journal.In just over 200 pages Powell presents information on such diverse subjects as the early manufacturing trade and commerce of the City, to bribery and corruption in a number of the City's more infamous elections to the death of Edward II.
Gloucestriana commences with one of its more lengthy chapters on the trade, manufactures and commerce of the City. This chapter is followed by an in-depth commentary on the journal of the Rev. Francis Wells, Vicar of Prestbury, Gloucestershire. The journal spanned the periods 1715 to 1756 during which periods Wells served as Justice of the Peace and Magistrate for the County.
Gloucestriana includes a forty-five page description of some of the more colourful characters returned as Members of Parliament for the City and a fascinating topographical description of the city in the mid-1700s.Republished here in fully-searchable CD-Rom format, Glocestriana must appeal to anyone with an interest in the history and development of the City of Gloucester. 
 
*  Genealogia Bedfordiensis 1890
IE5004:  $30.90
Originally published privately by the editor Frederick Augustus Blaydes 1890, Genealogia Bedfordensis is subtitled, "Being a collection of evidences relating chiefly to the Landed Gentry of Bedfordshire AD 1538-1700 collected out of Parish Registers, the Bishop's transcripts, early wills, monumental inscriptions, etc." 
Containing 512 pages, with a comprehensives names index, Genealogia Bedfordensis represents an important collection of genealogical information on a number of the more noted families from the county, as well as copious transcripts of parish registers and other data. Only 100 copies were ever printed, making this one of the rarest, yet most valuable resources for Bedfordshire.
The publication is arranged alphabetically by parish and details the baptismal, marriage and burial records from the earliest available date of the parish register until 1700. The second portion of the publication provides some detailed genealogical information on the individuals cited within each section of the parochial register portion of the publication drawn from the Bishop's Transcripts, wills and other sources. 
The parishes covered in Genealogia Bedfordensis are as follows:(long list - see website)
Genealogia Bedfordensis is a must for anyone interested in the noted families of Bedfordshire from 1538 until 1700 and is republished here in fully-searchable CD-Rom. 
 
*  Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England and Ireland, 1603-1700    
IET0094:  $37.10    
This republication of Letters of Denization & Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England & Ireland, 1603-1700, was edited by William A. Shaw and published by the Huguenot Society of London in 1911.
The first instance of legislatively making a foreigner into an English subject was recorded in 1295, when Elias Daubeny was granted by the grace of King Edward I, the right to be held as an Englishman.Documentary sources for denization are drawn from the Patent Rolls and a number of subsidiary sources including the Signet Office Docquet Book and the Privy Seals as well as the Patent Rolls of Ireland. The Letters of Denization & Acts of Naturalization covers the periods from the accession of James I until the end of the reign of William III and is especially interesting during the period of the so-called 'Great Migration', when England and Ireland became the refuge for Protestants fleeing religious persecution. 
In the main the records for naturalization are more fulsome than those for denization, requiring as they did a bill of Parliament. The records of Irish Denizations and Naturalizations date from the third year of the reign of James I are draw almost exclusively from the Irish Patent Rolls. In total the Letters of Denization & Acts of Naturalization is republished in 457 pages over 100 of which treat on Irish denizations naturalization and is fully indexed and fully searchable on this CD-Rom publication. 
 
 
5.2 Irish Topic:
*  Slater's Royal National and Commerical Directory of Ireland, 1870
IET0100:  $74.30
Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland was published in Manchester and London in 1870 and encompasses almost 1,200 pages of text and more than 120,000 namesInformation contained in the Directory is subdivided into provinces and further subdivided into counties with entire sections given over to the cities of Belfast and Dublin. Each county and city is introduced by a brief social and political history as well as topographical and geographical descriptions.
Each town and village contained in the Directory is introduced by its geographical location in relation to its nearest railway station together with population statistics derived from the 1861 Census of Ireland as well as a brief geographical and topographical description. The Directory provides the names and addresses of the principal private residents, together with those engaged in commercial and agricultural activity as well as the presence and location of religious, commercial and public institutions.For the cities of Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway, Slater's Directory is as fulsome in its detail as Thom's Dublin City and County Directory is for the capital and its suburbs.  In the case of Galway and Cork this is of particular importance as these major cities have attracted few complete directories. Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway are provided with complete street directories as well as lists of gentlemen, nobility, merchants and traders. Like Thom's, Slater's provides a list of trades and those engaged in them as well as the principal private and public institutions.This version contains all four provinces and all other pages appearing in the two volumes. The provincial sections can be purchased seperately, to reduce the cost to you: 
 
*  Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Leinster and Dublin Section
IET0096:  $24.70
*  Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Connaught
IET0097:  $24.70
*  Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections
IET0098:  $24.70
*  Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Ulster & Belfast city Sections
IET0099:  $24.70
 
*  The Registers of St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1677-1800
IET0093:  $18.50    
Published in 1907 as volume II of Parish Register Society of Dublin, 
The Registers of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials in the Collegiate and Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, 1677-1800, were transcribed by the then Dean's Vicar of the Cathedral, C. H. P. Price and edited by J. H. Bernard, the Dean of St. Patrick.Few records from the antiquity of St. Patrick's are now extant and only a few broken Celtic crosses without markings pre-date 1219 when St. Patrick's became a Cathedral. 
Needless to say, the Registers of St. Patrick hold burial records for some of Dublin's most eminent citizens such as Jonathan Swift and his 'Stella' as well as fourteen Archbishops of Dublin and a further ten bishops and archbishops, numerous deans, ecclesiastical men and three Lord Chancellors. However, it might come as a surprise to learn that the number of burials and interments far outweigh baptisms and marriages. The reasons for this are simple: the area in which St. Patrick's is situated has never been fashionable and as such was never the place of choice for a celibration.  Burial is another thing altogether. 
The Registers republished here extend to some 110 pages and a full index of personal and place names are presented at the end of the Registers. This does not, however, cover the small Appendix attached to the publication, which includes interments in the Cathedral and Old Churchyard. These include, in 1652, the burial of Lt. Col. Prime Iron Rochfort, who was executed at the behest of Oliver Cromwell after fighting and winning a duel.Republished here on CD-Rom, the Registers of St. Patrick, 1677-1800 are fully searchable and a welcome addition to genealogists and family historians. 
 
 
*  Registers of the French Church of Portarlington 1694-1816
IET0095:  $24.70
Edited by Philip Le Fanu and published as volume 19 of the Publications of the Huguenot Society of London in 1908, the Registers of the French Church of Portarlington is the record of the success of one man in establishing a Huguenot settlement at Portarlington in Co. Laois, Ireland, and a fascinating story it makes. 
The published registers for the French Church at Portarlington date from June 1694 and the ministry of Jacques Gillet and continue unbroken until 20th September 1816. At this point the registers cease to be recorded in French and although the Church continued to exist independently of the Established Church until 1841, the cessation of French is seen as the end of a wholly French Church at Portarlington.The registers of the French Church are republished here in fully searchable CD-Rom format and paint a fascinating picture of successive generations of French refugees who made their home at Portarlington. As such this CD-Rom must appeal to any who have an interesting in Huguenot society Ireland and in particular the French community and Portarlington. 
 
*  Reports from Committees, Fictitious Votes (Ireland), Select Committee on Fictitious Votes, 1837-1838. Appendices Only
IET0101:  $49.50
This publication details those eligible to vote in Ireland after the electorate had been greatly increased following the Great Reform Act of 1832. With over 70,000 names, having details of occupations, addresses and entitlement criteria to vote, this publication is one of the great untapped resources for the study of the Irish electorate in the 1830s.The Select Committee that Reported on electorate also sat and took evidence in the aftermath of Daniel O'Connell's election to Parliament when there had been widespread accusations of corruption and illegal voting, especially against the Liberal Candidates.
While this publication does not reproduce the minutes of evidence given to the Select Committee on Fictitious Votes it does reproduce the voluminous Appendices and Indexes, which encompass some 900 pages. The usefulness and interest of these lists is manifold as is the plethora of other inaccessible material held in the reports of numerous Select Committees since 1801. In this instance the Commissioners of Police and Magistrates throughout Ireland were charged with the task of creating what amounted to an electoral register for those entitled to vote in Ireland between 1832 and 1837 under the terms of the Reform Act. 
The voting lists provide the names of all those eligible to vote in rural districts of 32 counties of Ireland and also provides the names, addresses and voting qualifications for those residing in the borough towns of Ireland such as Sligo, Clonmel, Cashel, Dungannon, Lisburn, Enniskillen, which returned Members of Parliament.
The most voluminous portions of the Lists details the electorate of the City of Dublin. In the main these, span the periods 1832-37 and provide, street-by-street, the names, addresses and voting qualifications of Dublin's electorate. This is perhaps the most comprehensive and useful list of Dublin's residents prior to the first complete surviving Population Census for the City (1901).
The Select Committee on Fictitious Votes also provides the names of all persons eligible to vote by dint of their membership of one of the trades guilds or as a freeman of the City. This list, in essence, names all the various guild members and freemen residing in the city in 1832 and in the case of the trades guilds, which include doctors, merchants and smiths, etc., the name of the father or name of the master craftsman of each, is also provided.
The Select Committee on Fictitious Votes is concluded by a list of individuals who were brought to the attention of the Select Committee as fictitious voters, which includes the evidence brought against them, together with a breviate of the Select Committee as to the outcomes of their findings, which in some cases resulted in individuals being struck from the Electoral Register. In other cases those gathering evidence for the committee applauded landlords and land owners for increasing the electorate amongst the tenantry of their property.
This republication of the Reports from the Select Committee on the Fictitious Votes, Ireland; with the Minutes of Evidence and Appendix, first published in 1837 and 1838 is presented here in CD-Rom format and is fully searchable.
Note: There are five pages missing from this set which we are currently trying to find replacements for. These will be provided to any customers free of charge when these have been found. 
 
*  Thom's Irish Almanac 1880
IE0033:  $37.10
Published from 1843 until the present day, Thom's Irish Almanac is rightly considered the pre-eminent almanac for Ireland, but the massive scope of this annual publication is sometimes forgotton or overlooked.
In total this publication contains over 1800 pages of statistical and residential information, which does not include the general index, that requires some 30 pages, and 50 pages of advertisements at the end of the edition. 
Although Thom's Irish Almanac is rightly seen as an Irish directory it is often overlooked that a third of the almanac is given over to Great Britain. This details all members of parliament, state functionaries, officers in the army and navy, Peerage and Baronetage and county officials and even provides obituaries for noted persoanges who died in 1879.
However, as an almanac and directory the detail provided by Thom's on Ireland is unsurpassed as both a county and Dublin directory and nationwide almanac. Some 700 pages in 1880 edition are given over to the the multitude of state functionaries, civil, religious, financial and military. This includes all the incumbents of the various parishes and benefices in Ireland, all army and navy officers, barrister and solicitors, doctors and physicians, all educational and medical institutions and members of their governing bodies and even the clubs and private institutions, such as learned and academic societies and members of their respective councils.A third of the publication is given over to the country's capital and its immediate environs. For the capital itself a street directory is provided and this extends to the various townships such as Rathmines, Pembroke and Kingstown as well as the residents of many of the larger villages, which at this time had not been incorporated into the city.
Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, at least one edition of Thom's Directory and Almanac is a must for every household. 
 
*  The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Compendium (1893)
IE0037:  $30.90
The Royal Commission on Labour: The Agricultural Labourer, was published in 1893 after evidence from the Report was presented to both Houses of Parliament. The range, depth and scope of the inquiry, meant that the report's findings and conclusions were the most comprehensive ever conducted into the conditions of the agricultural labourer in Ireland.The information presented in the 496 page Reports was taken from the Commission's Surveys of 30 Poor Law Unions, namely:
Vol. 1: Cookstown, Ballyshannon, Ardee, Downpatrick, Clones, Letterkenny, Limavady, Ballymena, Castleblayney, Dromore West and Ballymahon
Vol. 2: Kenmare, Kanturk, Nass, Ennistymon, Cashel, Wexford, Lismore, Thomastown, Kilmallock, Mountmellick and Carlow
Vol. 3: Loughrea, Roscrea, Balrothery and Bailieborough
Vol. 4: Wesport, Castlereagh, Skibbereen and Delvin
As a conseqeunce it covers almost every county and region in Ireland, and constitutes one of the most detailed investigations into the conditions of agricultural labourer in Ireland ever undertaken. The evidence presented in the Reports derived from a plethora of sources, which give both this and the Commission's conclusions great validity. Amongst the sources from which evidence was garnered were secretaries of local labour leagues, land agents and landlords, independent witnesses, Poor Law Union Guardians, parish priests as well as personal interviews by the Commissioner and his agents. These interviews included visiting labourers' cottages in each of the subdistricts of the unions surveyed and much of the firsthand evidence gathered revealed the depressing conditions experienced by the rural and urban labourer alike.In short, the Commission probed into every conceivable aspect of labourer's lives and probably extended its scope beyond its original remit by inquiring into the conditions and circumstances of town labourers, miners and women labourers both town and country. Taken as a whole the 1893 Royal Commission on Labour provides provides some of the best social, economic and historical data available for the labouring classes of Ireland towards the end of the 19th century and will be a useful for academics and those simply interested in the socio-economic conditions experienced by much of the population of Ireland in the 1890s.
The 496-pages are republished here in fully-searchable CD-Rom format are a must for anyone interested in the conditions of Irish agricultural and town labourers at the turn of the 19th century. 
 
Each individual volume is also published seperately (thereby reducing the cost) as shown below: 
 
*  The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 1 (1893)
IE0027: $14.00
Previously announced.  May be found in our online catalogue under: Connaught - Leitrim; Ulster - All & Leinster  - All.
 
*  The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 2 (1893)
IE0034:  $14.00
The Agricultural Labourer. Vol. IV. Ireland, Part II, Reports by Mr. W. P. O'Brien C.B., (Assistant Commissioner) upon certain selected districts in counties Carlow, Cork, Clare, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, King's, Limerick, Queen's, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow'.
 
*  The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 3 (1893)
IE0035:  $14.00
The Agricultural Labourer. Vol. IV. Ireland, Part III, Reports by Mr. C. Rogers, (Assistant Commissioner) upon certain selected districts in counties Cavan, Dublin, Galway & Tipperary'.
 
*  The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 4 (1893)
IE0036:  $14.00
The Agricultural Labourer. Vol. IV. Ireland, Part IV, Reports by Mr. Arthur Wilson Cox, (Assistant Commissioner) upon certain selected districts in counties Cork, Mayo, Roscommon & Westmeath'.
 
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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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From World Vital Records:
PROVO, UT, November 7, 2008 --- Finding ancestors recently became easier at WorldVitalRecords.com. The site has launched a new site design with improved search and browsing functionality, expanded collections, added user feedback feature, and increased value to users.
 
Also check out their new lower subscription prices for the ever  increasing volume of data.
 
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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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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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7 March, 2009; All day seminar co-sponsored by the B.C. Genealogical Society
and the Cloverdale Branch of the Surrey Public Library, at the 
Surrey Arts Centre.  "Smolenyak Seminar" includes 4 lectures.  Limited seating; reserve early.  Tickets available at B.C. Genealogical Society meetings or by mail: Smolenyak Seminar, B.C.G.S., P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, B.C. V6X 3T6.  See the B.C.G.S. website for the brochure/registration form: www.bcgs.ca
 
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23 - 26 April, 2009:  The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society announces its 40th Anniversary Genealogy Showcase Conference to be held at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre, Regina.
For more information see www.saskgenealogy.com
contact Conference Co-ordinator Verna Thompson at 110 - 1514 11th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 0H2.  (306) 780-9207 or by  email: saskgenealogy@sasktel.net
 
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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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