Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V6#5 - 16 September, 2009
 
Contents:
1 WELCOME
2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER
3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (1)
4 COMING SOON
5 NEW PARTNER RELEASES (31)
6 NEWS & GOSSIP
7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS
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1 WELCOME:
September is a month of transitions.  Summer melts into Autumn (often literally), the kids (grand-kids) return to school and genealogists begin to blow the dust off their research piles - Oh!  Sorry! - files.  And just in time we have finally finished our long awaited Great War photo book.  Want to get a "taste" of what Grandfather went through?  This will give it to you - perhaps a little too graphically?
 
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2 WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER:
- 1 new Canadian release.
- 1 new British release.
- 13 new English releases
- 1 new Welsh release
- 1 new Scotland release
- 15 new Irish releases
and the news, gossip and announcements.
 
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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 RELEASE
 
*  Photographic History of the War - 1916 & 1919    
CA0349:  $30.00:  
Collier's, an American publisher of "popular" literature, released two volumes which they (loosely) entitled as their "Photographic History of the War." The first was released in 1916, after the war had been in progress for about two years - and while the US was still neutral.  The second was released in 1919 - after the USA had entered the war in support of the Allies.  
 
Individually the two volumes, recorded on CDs identified as CA0349-A and CA0349-B,  were respectively titled:
Collier's Photographic History of the European War - 1916, and
Collier's New Photographic History of the World's War - 1919.
 
The first few picture pages in each volume show leaders (both political and military) from both sides of the conflict and, inevitably there is some duplication.  Other than that we have not been able to detect any duplication of the hundreds of other pictures contained in the two volumes.
 
Being a neutral Nation prior to the release of the first volume, the US was free to publish material from both sides of the conflict.  This has resulted in the first volume being remarkably "liberal" in its content.  The introduction to this volume provides its own best content description:
 
"The photographers and artists allowed at the front of each contending army have been few indeed, and these few are [the] only official ones.  These official photographers are the sources from which the photographs and sketches of "Collier's Photographic History of the European War" have been obtained. The great historic value of the Photographic History arises from the fact that every army and warring nation is depicted. Here are shown the German, British, French, Belgian, Russian, Serbian, Italian, Turkish, Bulgarian, Japanese, in fact, all armies in the field, seen as they are in their daily life and strife. Here, too, are the pathetic dramas of the ruined cities, villages, cathedrals, and palaces of Belgium and northern France, and the flight of refugees in all the lands ravaged by war. War on land is portrayed as never before, since never in the history of the world has there been such vast and varied material to draw upon. Equally complete are here shown the instruments of the twentieth century's new phases of war—war waged in the air—war waged not only at sea, but beneath the waves. Depicted here are great airships and aeroplanes, and the deadly submarines.  So, too, the pictures of the British and German battleships and cruisers that have engaged in the various naval duels that have meant annihilation to the vanquished and death to their brave crews.  Here are the speedy German cruisers whose dashing raids on British commerce resembled the daring exploits of the bold buccaneers and privateers of the golden days of the Spanish Main.  Thus this Great War has been pictured wherever it extended— in Asia and Africa and the South Seas, as well as in Europe."
 
The second volume, being published some two years after the US's 1917 declaration of war, takes much the same approach to its subject matter but shows a significant Nationalistic bias, with perhaps 50% of its content depicting the experiences of the US forces.
 
Together these two volumes provide a first hand visual experience of what we now term the Great War, and go some way towards allowing us to participate in the shocking first experience of a truly Global, mechanized, no-holds-barred, armed conflict.
 
WARNING:  These CDs contain graphic images of the inevitable consequence of War and may be upsetting to the young and to individuals of a sensitive nature.  Discretion and/or adult supervision is recommended.
 
Both of these books have clearly been well used through the almost 100 years since they were published and both are rather the worse for wear.  In the "A" volume, apart from the accumulated dirt and grime, this had resulted in the edges and corners a many pages being torn with a small amount of paper loss intruding on the content on about four of the leaves.  Most of the damage has been "repaired" electronically in this digital reproduction, but the paper loss was irretrievable.  Fortunately this loss is very minor and should not diminish your enjoyment of this wonderful resource.
 
We wish to thank Ann, for proposing that we use her family's "B" volume to make a digital reproduction and were glad that we already had the "A" volume so we could bring you the full depth of the experience available in both these volumes, combined.
 
While this is primarily a "picture book" every picture is titled and captioned and we have made these computer searchable so that you may find any topic which interests you.  (Your search speed is enhanced with out FastFind technology.)
 
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4 COMING SOON:
Once again I'm unable to make any promises about what will be available in the next month.  We have one major project under way to make our own reproduction of a gigantic Montreal directory, but we expect that to be on-going for several weeks yet.  Other than that we simply haven't had time to make up our minds what we should work on next.
 
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5.0 NEW RELEASES:
In this section we provide an - often abbreviated - description of each of the newly released books on CD we have received from our International Archive CD Books partners.  This month we are featuring new British, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh materials from our Irish partner.
 
5.1 BRITISH TOPIC
 
*  John Southerden Burn, The History of Parish Registers in England (also including Scotland, Ireland, the East and West Indies), 1829
IE5038:  $18.40
First published in London in 1829, Burn's 257-page Registrum Ecclesiae Parochialis, or, "The History of the Parish Registers in England, also of The Registers of Scotland, Ireland, The East & West Indies, Foreign Countries, Dissenters, The Fleet, King's Bench, Mint, Royal Chapel, Etc., with Observations on Bishop's Transcripts, and the Provisions of the Act of 52d George III. Cap 146."
Over a period of many years Southerden Burn had collected a miscellany of information from the parish registers he had professionally examined. It was noted that since the establishment of procedures for keeping accurate birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records during the reign of King Henry VIII, Government had periodically sought to pass legislation for regulating the records kept as was the case in 1812 under Provisions of 52d George III Cap 146, which should have standardised the good keeping and preservation of parochial records. It was, however, lamented that by 1829 provisions laid out in the Act had not been met in two important respects, namely the sufficient details were still not being inserted in parochial records being kept and transcripts of all parish registers were not being made and lodged annually with the Bishop's Archives. The latter point was deemed to be most lamentable if by some disaster the originals were lost or damaged.
Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, John Southerden Burn's The History of Parish Registers in England presents a thorough critique of the parish registers of England, their origins anomalies and uses and is a must for the contemporary user of parish records in England. 
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
5.2 ENGLISH TOPICS
 
*  The Registers of the Parish Church of Cartmel in the County of Lancaster; Christenings, Burials and Weddings, 1559-1661    
IE5025:  $18.40    
The Registers of the Parish Church of Cartmel in the County of Lancaster. Christenings, Burials & Weddings, 1559-1661, was published by the Lancashire Register Society from transcriptions taken by Henry Brierley in 1907.
According to the extremely perfunctory introduction the St. Mary's Priory Church, Cartmel, was the most interesting and beautiful in Lancaster. The parish of Cartmel consists of the townlands of Upper and Lower Allithwaite, Upper and Lower Holker, Broughton East, Cartmel Fell and Stavely, and most of those featuring in the early parochial records hail from these places.
The original publication includes an index of personal and place names mentioned in the registers and the whole must appeal to anyone with a genealogical interest in the Cartmel area of Lancashire.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1894
IE5026: $24.60
Republished here on full-searchable CD-Rom is Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire, which was published in 1894. Containing some 616 printed pages, Kelly's Directory, as the then editor, A. Lindsay Kelly correctly noted, was primarily a directory, but also served as the gazetteer for every county for which Kelly's Directory was published, and this Gloucestershire edition is no exception.
This directory, published with a revised map, includes every parish in the county and provides a thorough topographical description of every town, parish, village and township, describing the principal buildings and geographical objects of interest in each. Great care is also taken in Kelly's treatment of the ecclesiastical divisions of the county with descriptions of all the churches, cathedrals the value of the livings, parochial incumbents and patrons.
For anyone with even the slightest interest in the residents, topography of descriptions of the county of Gloucestershire this fully-searchable 1894 edition of Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire is heartily recommended.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Kelly's Post Office Directory of Surrey 1867
IE5027:  $24.60
Republished here on full-searchable CD-Rom is the 1867 edition of Kelly's Post Office Directory of Surrey. Containing nearly 450 printed pages, which includes a map of the county. As with most other directories published by Kelly's, this 1867 Surrey edition, although primarily a directory, also serves as a gazetteer.
The alphabetical list of villages and towns is followed by a county-wide alphabetical listing of Surrey's principal private residents, as well as a Trades and Professional Directory for the County. For anyone with even the slightest interest in the residents, topography of descriptions of the county of Surrey before its was swallowed-up by the expansion of Greater London, this fully-searchable 1867 edition of Kelly's Directory of Surrey is heartily recommended.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  The Parish Registers and Parochial Documents in the Archdeaconry of Winchester
IE5028:  $14.00
Published in 1909 by the Wykeham Press, The Parish Registers and Parochial Documents in the Archdeaconry of Winchester was edited by the then Archdeacon of Winchester, William Andrews Fearon, D.D., and the Curate of Burghclere, John Foster Williams, M.A.
Containing some 204 printed pages, the title of this publication, as the authors themselves admit, is a little misleading. On the first count, this publication is, although fascinating, an inventory of the Hampshire parochial records held in the Archdeaconry of Winchester; and on the second count, the inventory conducted by Messrs Fearon and Williams ceases in 1812 for parish registers and 1800 for parochial records. Having said this, this fully-searchable CD-Rom republication had a lot to recommend it, not only for those interested in the available parish and parochial records for County Hampshire.
The Parish Registers and Parochial Documents in the Archdeaconry of Winchester must appeal to genealogists and historians in general with an interest in Hampshire, but the introduction is to be heartily recommended for the light it sheds on the uses and information that may be found parish and parochial records in general and more especially for those of Hampshire.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Bulmer's History, Topography and Directory of Westmoreland, 1885
IE5029:  $30.70
Published in Manchester in 1885 by T. Bulmer & Co., the full title of the Westmoreland Directory amply describes the breadth and depth of this publication: 'History, Topography, and Directory of Westmoreland, Comprising its Ancient and Modern History; A General View of its Physical Features; its Mines, Manufactures and Agricultural Statistics; Historical and Descriptive Sketches of each Town, Parish and Manor; Family History and Genealogical Descent; Biographical Sketches of the Principal Westmoreland Worthies, to which is also added a List of the Seats and Residences of the Nobility, Gentry and Clergy', in short, a completed compendium of Westmoreland in 1885.
While the original publication contains no overall listing for the nobility, merchants and traders featured in the Westmoreland Directory, as this CD-Rom is full-searchable this absence is not burdensome. For anyone interested in the descriptions of the places and people of Westmoreland in the late 19th century this is an essential resource.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Bagshaw's, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Shropshire, 1851
IE5030:  $30.70
Samuel Bagshaw's 'History, Gazetteer & Directory of Shropshire' was published in Sheffield in 1851 and the beginning of the full title of the work provides a clear indication of the scope of the publication: History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire; Comprising a General Survey of the County with a Variety of Historical, Statistical, Topographical, Commercial and Agricultural Information, Shewing The Situation, Extent and Population of all The Towns, Parishes, Chapelries, Townships, Villages, Hamlets and Extra-Parochial Liberties; containing more than 700 printed pages, Bagshaw's Gazetteer and Directory of Shropshire is one of the best reference aids for the county from this period.
Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, Bagshaw's Gazetteer and Directory of Shropshire is a highly recommended purchase for anyone with a historical or genealogical interest in the county.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Kelly's Directory of the City of Bristol and its Neighbourhood, 1894
IE5031:  $24.60
Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom is the 1894 edition of Kelly's Directory of the City of Bristol & its Neighbourhood. Containing nearly 480 printed pages the City and Neighbourhood Directory for Bristol is a principally a street directory for the City of Bristol, but as with all of Kelly's Directories also serves as a gazetteer for the city and county.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1903
IE5032:  $24.60
Republished here on full-searchable CD-Rom is Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, which was published in 1903. Containing some 380 printed pages, Kelly's Directory, as the then editor, A. Lindsay Kelly correctly noted, was primarily a directory, but also served as the gazetteer for every county for which Kelly's Directory was published.
This directory, published with a coloured map of the county, includes every parish in the county and provides a thorough topographical description of every town, parish, village and township.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
*  Kelly's County Topographies: Hampshire including the Isle of Wight, 1875
IE5033:  $24.60
Printed and published by Kelly & Co., in London in 1875, County Topographies: Hampshire contains in excess of 450 printed pages and includes an extensive section on the Isle of Wight. Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, topographical directories usually provide a plethora of fascinating local information on the areas they describe.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Leicestershire and the small County of Rutland, 1846
IE5034:  $28.30
William White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland was originally published in Sheffield in 1846. Containing more than 700 printed pages, the full-title of this publication gives a good indication as to the scope of the work: History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Leicestershire, and the small County of Rutland; together with the adjacent towns of Grantham and Stamford; comprising Surveys of both Counties, and Separate Historical, Statistical and Topographical Descriptions of all the Hundreds, Towns, Parishes, Townships, Chapelries, Villages, Hamlets, Manors, Liberties and Unions. Indeed, the title goes on to state that the History, Gazetteer and Directory of Leicestershire also contains alphabetical listings of residences, gentlemen's seats as well as all of the churches, chapels, patrons and values of the parishes in the counties covered by the directory.
Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, Whites History, Gazetteer and Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland has to be one of the best and one of the earliest directories for the county and is a highly recommended purchase for anyone with a historical or genealogical interest in the county.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
*  Walter Jerrold, Hugh Thomson (Illustrations) Highways and Byways in Kent, 1907
IE5037:  $18.40
Originally published in London 1907 by MacMillan & Co., Ltd., this first edition of the Highways and Byways in Kent, is republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom.
The original publication of the Highways and Byways in Kent contains more than 440 printed pages, including a map of Kent, but alas not the route of the author, Walter Jerrold, who chose to take many short trips from a central point.  It also contains almost 150 pen and ink illustrations by Hugh Thomson, providing as with all of the Highways and Byways series a wonderful mix of topography, local history and folklore, which perhaps more than ever allows the reader to rediscover parts of Britain that have long disappeared under a morass of concrete.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  A. G. Bradley, Joseph Pennell, Highways and Byways in the Lake District, 1903
IE5039:  $18.40
Originally published in London 1901 by MacMillan & Co., Ltd., this 1903 edition of the Highways and Byways in the Lake District, is republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom.
The Highways and Byways in the Lake District contains just over 320 printed pages, including a map of the Lakes marking the route taken by the author, Arthur Granville Bradley and more than 100 pen and ink illustrations by Joseph Pennell, providing as with all of the Highways and Byways series a wonderful mix of topography, local history and folklore, which perhaps more than ever allows the reader to rediscover parts of Britain that have long disappeared under a morass of concrete, which is perhaps fortunately less the case with the Lake District than other areas of Britain.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Wills from Doctors' Commons, A Selections from the Wills of Eminent Persons proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1495-1695
IE5040:  $15.90    
Wills from Doctors' Commons. A Selection from the Wills of Eminent Persons Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1495-1695, was printed and published for the Council of the Camden Society for its 1862-1863 transactions. Edited by John Gough Nichols and John Bruce, the then director of the Society and member of its council, Wills from Doctors' Commons is republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom.
Containing 184 printed pages this publication contains the transcripts of only thirty-two wills.  The actual wills were entered chronologically in order of proof in gigantic quarto volumes and the repository as a whole held more than 2,000 of these volumes, making the collection under review a mere drop in the ocean.
Although this publication contains a mere fraction of those proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury all of those featured are for eminent personages
Although only a brief collection of wills, this CD-Rom republication of Wills from Doctors' Commons contains sufficient wills of eminent and remarkable men and women to make this an interesting and worthy addition to any collection. 
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
5.3  WELSH TOPIC
*  A. G. Bradley, Frederick L. Griggs (Illustrations), Highways and Byways in South Wales, 1914
IE5035:  $18.40
Originally published in London 1903 by MacMillan & Co., Ltd., this 1914 reprint of the Highways and Byways in South Wales, is republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom. Macmillan began publishing the Highways & Byways series in 1899 and by 1909 had completed almost twenty publications in the series, which extended across the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales, with one publication on Normandy and and another on Ireland.
The Highways and Byways in South Wales contains more than 400 printed pages, including a map of the route taken by the author, Arthur Grenville Bradley, who undertook an almost circular tour of south Wales beginning at Radnor, and includes almost 100 pen and ink illustrations by Frederick L. Griggs, providing as with all of the Highways and Byways series a wonderful mix of topography, local history and folklore, which perhaps more than ever allows the reader to rediscover parts of Britain that have long disappeared under a morass of concrete, motorways and bypasses.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
5.4 SCOTLAND TOPIC
*  Post Office Aberdeen Directory, 1936-1937    
IE5036:  $30.70    
Printed by the Aberdeen University Press for the Post Office Office Aberdeen Ltd., the Post Office Aberdeen Directory was issued in 1937 and is republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom.
Containing more than 900 printed pages the Aberdeen Directory is the complete postal and telephone directory for the city of Aberdeen and its suburbs.
For anyone interested in Aberdeen, its residents, businesses, civic and municipal institutions present in the City of Aberdeen in 1936-1937, this republication, will prove an invaluable resource.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
IRISH TOPICS
*  Report of the Labour Commission to Ireland 1921
IE0052:  $18.40
Published in 1921 by the English Parliamentary Labour Party, the Report of the Labour Commission to Ireland, although a relatively brief publication of just 124 pages, is a thoroughly fascinating, if sometimes a little biased, account of the War of Independence in Ireland, especially the conduct of the British Army and Auxiliary Forces.
Some of the most striking features of the Commissions Report is the level of detail provided by the witnesses interviewed by the Commissioners and the lengths to which the Commission went to detail accounts of violence which in some instances were only days old.
The bulk of the Commission's Report is taken-up by five lengthy Appendices, which form the basis of the findings of the Commission.
The Report is replete with dozens of photographs of material destruction, notably from north Co. Dublin and Co. Cork, which in and of themselves make this a fascinating account of the war.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
*  The American Commission on Conditions in Ireland, Evidence on Conditions in Ireland
IE0053:  $24.60
This publication is a collection of the evidences used in "The Interim Report for the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland" 1921. The evidence collected by Commission was eventually presented to its parent body, the American Committee of 150 on Ireland, which was published under the title Evidence on Conditions in Ireland.
Despite the British Government's best efforts in preventing the Commission undertaking a thorough inquiry into the political conditions prevailing in Ireland during the War of Independence, its efforts were in vain. Many witnesses were smuggled illegally into America or written testimonies were provided in their stead.
Containing some 1120 and printed pages and republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, the resultant publication of the Commission's finding were, in its own words 'the complete testimony of all witnesses who appeared before the Commission, as well as all sworn affidavits and other important documents submitted in evidence' and were published 'without colour or comment' so that the public could judge for itself what events were truly happening in Ireland.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Report by the Select Committee on Pawn Broking in Ireland, together with minutes of Evidence, an Appendix and an Index, 1838
IE0054:  $14.00
Republished here is the Report by the Select Committee on Pawnbroking in Ireland; Together with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index, which was first published in Dublin by Alexander Thom in 1838. The inquiry into pawnbroking in Ireland came out of concerns being aired in the national press that pawnbrokers in general were charging extortionate and illegal rates of interest for monies lent by them on amounts of two shillings and less and this had brought the entire trade into disrepute. However, it was also acknowledged that the pawnbrokers of Ireland, especially those in Dublin, were also being extorted by the very body that was supposedly set-up to regulate and protect their interests: the Marshal of Dublin.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
*  Henry Jones Ford, The Scotch Irish in America, 1915
IE0056:  $24.60
The Scotch-Irish in America was first published by Princeton University Press in 1915 and was written by Henry Jones Ford, Professor of Politics at the University. Containing some 607 printed pages Ford's history of the Scots-Irish, although almost a century old, is still seen by many as the seminal introduction both to the plantation of Ulster and the exodus of the Scots-Irish from Ulster to America.
Researched from a multitude of secondary and primary source material such as the Calendars of State Papers for Ireland, America the West Indies as well as the Carew Manuscripts, Ford's aim in publishing The Scotch-Irish in America was an ambitious attempt to describe the events that led to the creation of a people with a unique and describable psyche and how the mass-exodus of this group of people from Ulster helped to create an independent America. Although written by an academic with the rigours of academic research to the fore, Ford's presentation of this monumental work is far from dry and is very readable.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
*  John Revans, The Evils of the State of Ireland; Their Causes and Their Remedy - A Poor Law, 1837
IE0057:  $15.90
Containing some 153 printed pages, "Evils of the State of Ireland" represented one of the more benign paths of social policy that could have been adopted by the British Government and implemented in Ireland.  Prior to the eventual formulation and implementation of the Poor Law Act several commissions had been established to look into the causes and possibly remedies of poverty. One of these commissions was conducted in Ireland by the Archbishop of Dublin, Richard Whately, a well known exponent of transportation to the colonies. Although Whately's conclusions were not adopted - the result would have been no workhouses in Ireland and no Poor Law - the estranged Secretary of the Whately Commission, John Revans, with the support of Dublin administrators, undertook his own review and presented his evidence in this publication.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
*  Estate Commissioners Offices, Applications from Evicted Tenants, 1907
IE0058:  $18.40
Published in October 1907 under the auspices of the Estates Commissioners' Offices this publication records lists of persons who lodged applications with the Estates Commissioners either, in person as the evicted tenant or, by the representatives of the evicted tenant. The collection of information issued by the Estates Commissioners' Offices was originally issued in four separate collections,(one for each of the four provinces of Ireland.)
In each instance the Reports provide the following details on each application made to the Estate Commissioners: The Registered Application number; the applicant's name and address; the name of the estate from which he or she was evicted; the townland address of the evictee; the extent of the evictee's former landholding in acres; the rent per annum paid by the tenant prior to eviction; the name of the occupier at the time of the application to the Commissioners; the circumstances of the applicant and additional observations.
From a genealogical standpoint this collection offers a list of thousands of tenants and their dependants in some of the most deprived parts of Ireland.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
*  Alexander Thom & Co., Thom's Irish Who's Who, 1923
IE0059:  $24.60
Alexander Thom & Co., made a brief venture into biographical notices. This was Thom's first edition of their 'Irish Who's Who', published in 1923, only two brief years after the creation of the Irish Free State and barely a year after the cessation of Civil War in Ireland.
This edition containing some 280 printed pages and the 'life sketches' of more than 2,500 Irish men and women, who whether residing in Ireland or overseas, were in the words of the publishers 'conspicuous in the Nation's History, and includes leaders of thought and action in all fields of enlightenment and civilization'. In the publishers opinion the notices contained in the first 'Irish Who's Who' would appeal most immediately to the 'Statesman, the Man of Letters, the Clergyman, the Artist, the Journalist, the Lawyer, the Scientist, and last but in many respects first, the Man of Commerce'. While Thom's may have hoped that the latter class would purchase this publication in their droves only a handful of the so-called 'men of commerce' made their way into the Who's Who of Ireland.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  The History, Topography and Antiquities of the County and City of Limerick, 2 Vols. 1827
IE0060:  $30.70
Originally published in Dublin 1826 and 1827 the two volume History of Limerick is a monumental study in every aspect of the county and one that every historian writing on the county still pays heed and respect to. The two volumes taken together contain more than 1,100 printed pages and are republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom.
The History of Limerick is divided and presented in two separate volumes, the first published in 1826, is simply entitled The History of Limerick, and its four-hundred or so pages serve as a preliminary or introduction to its companion volume.
The second volume was published as The History, Topography, and Antiquities of the County and City of Limerick; with a Preliminary View of the History and Antiquities of Ireland. and contains some 700 printed pages.
The two-volume History of Limerick is regarded as one of the most detailed and thorough accounts of the County of Limerick and still widely used and cited by writers and researchers on the county and for these reasons this CD-Rom republication of this classic is not to be missed. 
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  The Neighbourhood of Dublin, Its Topography, Antiquities and Historical Associations, 1939
IE0061:  $24.60
Originally published by Gill & Son., in Dublin in 1912, this CD-Rom republication of the fourth impression of The Neighbourhood of Dublin: its Topography, Antiquities & Historical Associations, published in 1939 was written by Weston St. John Joyce.
Weston St. John Joyce (1858-1939), a civil servant by occupation, was also a regular contributor to The Evening Telegraph and later the Weekly Irish Times, to which he contributed numerous illustrated topographical articles over a period of nearly three decades. These articles were collected and published in under the title Rambles Near Dublin. However, realising that his collection of anecdotes, photographies and topographical notes far exceeded anything that could possibly be published by a newspapers, these were collected and published under the title of the The Neighbourhood of Dublin in 1912, which was revised and enlarged in 1921.
Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, The Neighbourhood of Dublin, is still one of the best and certainly one of the most readable topographical studies of County Dublin.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Stephen Gwynn, Hugh Thompson (Illustrations), Highways and Byways in Donegal and Antrim, 1899
IE0062:  $18.40
Originally published in London 1899 by MacMillan & Co., Ltd., this first edition of the Highways and Byways in Donegal and Antrim, is republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom. The original publication contains more than three-hundred printed pages and a colour map of the route taken by its author, Stephen Gwynn and illustrator, Hugh Thomson. The Donegal Tourist Agency stated of the Highways and Byways in Donegal and Antrim that that it was a wonderful mix of topography, local history and folklore and Gwynn's late nineteenth century tour, most of which he undertook on foot or by bicycle, allows a modern readership to rediscover Donegal and Antrim through this travelogue.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Blunt's The Land War in Ireland, 1912
IE0063:  $18.40
Originally published in London in 1912 and republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, The Land War in Ireland: Being a Personal Narrative of Events, was considered by the author, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922), as the fourth volume of his Memoirs, the first three of the series being his 'Egyptian Memoirs'.
With the permission of William O'Brien and John Dillon, on October 23rd 1887 Blunt intended to hold a Home Rule rally at Woodford, Co. Galway. Although the meeting was proclaimed as illegal, Blunt ignored the proclamation and was duly arrested and charged with resisting arrest and served two-months imprisonment in Loughrea and Kilmainham jails. His experiences of these events and his time in jail and wonderfully expressed both in prose and poetry, for which he was renowned. For anyone interested in the three years of the Land War in Ireland, beginning with the introduction of the first Home Rule Bill and concluding with the divorce trial of Charles Stewart Parnell, 500 or so pages of The Land War in Ireland, written by a sympathetic participant of events is to be heartily recommended.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Robert Curtis, The History of the Royal Irish Constabulary, 1871
IE0064:  $18.40
The History of the Royal Irish Constabulary was written by Robert Curtis, a county inspector for the RIC. This second edition of the work was published in London and Dublin in 1871 and was dedicated to the Duke of Abercorn and is republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom.
The History of the Royal Irish Constabulary begins with a description of the 'policing' of Ireland prior to the introduction of the Peace Preservation Act, which introduced the first organised police force in Ireland in 1814.
Although this history of the Royal Irish Constabulary stops far short of a full history of the service, and by the vary nature of the date of its publication does not include the hardest travails that the service would have to face, it is nonetheless a fascinating account of the earliest years of an organised police force in Ireland written, albeit in a rather partisan fashion, by a member of the Constabulary.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  The Abbé Mac Geoghegan (translated by Patrick O'Kelly), The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern, 1848
IE0065:  $24.60
The History of Ireland Ancient and Modern was written by Abbé James MacGeoghegan.  Containing some 630 printed pages, this edition of the History of Ireland Ancient and Modern, which includes MacGeoghegan's dedication and O'Kelly's biography of the author and an index, details the history of Ireland from the pre-Christian era through to the accession of James I in 1603 and is accompanied by a number full-page plates. The influence of MacGeoghegan's History of Ireland ensured that both he and his work would not be forgotten. In 1848 John Mitchell published his History of Ireland, which he claimed to be a continuation of MacGeoghegan's History. In this way the History of Ireland Ancient and Modern has long been associated with the cause of Irish nationalism, although in truth the work of MacGeoghegan, as his translator notes, was not in any way partisan, a statement that could not be applied to John Mitchell.
Eminently readable, The History of Ireland Ancient and Modern, originally published more than 250 years ago, is republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom and is to be thoroughly recommended.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  William F. Wakeman, Archaeologia Hibernica, A Handbook of Irish Antiquities, Pagan and Christian, 1848
IE0066:  $18.40
Originally published in Dublin in 1848 by M. H. Gill for the Dublin University Press and republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom is William F. Wakeman's Archaeologica Hibernica: A Handbook of Irish Antiquities, Pagan & Christian: Especially of such as are easy of access from the Irish Metropolis by William F. Wakeman with numerous illustrations.
Apart from the revolutions of nationalism that took place in Europe in the year 1848, this year is also seen by archaeologists as a revolution and Wakeman's publication, Archaeologica Hibernica, is numbered amongst these revolutionary publications. Written when he was only twenty-five, in his preface Wakeman declared that his aim and the aim of Archaeologica Hibernica was to open the eyes of the Irish to the richness of their own past, while berating travelled gentlemen of Ireland for knowing more about the River Thames than they did about the Boyne Valley. The illustrations referred to in the title of Archaeologica Hibernica were much admired at the time and the woodcuts have relevance today as they picture many of Ireland's best known archaeological treasures before they were ever seriously excavated and in a sense preserve for posterity the likes of Dowth and Newgrange before they were 'tampered with' by Victorian gentleman archaeologists.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
*  Rev. Philip Dwyer, The Diocese of Killaloe, From the Reformation to the Close of the Eighteenth Century, 1878
IE0067:  $28.30
Originally published in Dublin in 1878 by Hodges, Foster and Figgis and republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, The Diocese of Killaloe from the Reformation to the Close of the Eighteenth Century, was written by Rev. Cannon Philip Dwyer and this edition was first owned by Rev. W McIlwaine, D. D., a contributor on the history and architecture of the Cathedral of St. Flannans, Killaloe.
At the time of publication the Diocese of Killaloe encompassed all of county Clare, portions of county Galway, Tipperary and Limerick as well as the ancient Diocese of Roscrea, to which was added the Diocese of Kilfenora and is the second largest Diocese in Ireland. The author's stated aim of the publication was to trace the 'internal and external state of the Church within the Diocese of Killaloe' and in some 580 printed pages this he managed to do with considerable success, producing one of the first modern diocesan histories, which was used as a template for may later such histories.
(Please see our on line Web Catalogue for full description of this Book on CD.)
 
 
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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.
 
WE'RE ON FACEBOOK:
Another reminder that we have opened an Archive CD Books Canada "wall" on Facebook so we can pass on news and information as soon as it reaches us.  We see this for a chance for you to get the latest "buzz" in Genealogy without being flooded with eMail.  If you are already a Facebook member search for our name (Archive CD Books Canada) to visit our page and sign up to become a Fan.    If you are not on Facebook yet, consider a membership.  It's free and you may enjoy the experience.
 
We announce when we have new Canadian products right away on the Facebook wall, in addition to in the middle of the next month - when this newsletter is published.  We also recently passed on the news of WVRs free access days, the Irish Census records free access days, the return of Paper of Record, and the story behind the disappearance of the Drouin Collection.
 
INDEX OF CAPE BRETON CEMETERIES.
(From Bob Hegerich, email: bobh36@verizon.net)
I have started to construct an Index of people buried in those Cape Breton County cemeteries appearing on the Cape Breton GENWEB site.
I have already done about five cemeteries, but when I ran into the first  ~2,000 person cemetery, it dawned on me that, if I do this all by myself, it will take a while.  But it also occurred to me that, if some number of eager volunteers would be willing to help, perhaps a Cape Breton County Burial Index could get done before I become totally senile. So, the purpose of this note is to ask if any would be willing to help produce said index.
The way it works is that,  for a given cemetery, I would provide an Excel spreadsheet that has a given inscription in each row.  What a volunteer would do is extract the surname and given name for each individual in the inscriptions in the cemetery listing and create a row entry for that person and then return the completed spreadsheet to me.
 
The end product:  An index of persons buried in Cape Breton County (who appear in the various cemetery listings on the Cape Breton GENWEB site) would be placed on the Cape Breton GENWEB site and would be freely downloadable.  So, if you would be interested in helping, please advise.  Thanks.  Bob H
 
BIFHSGO FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE, OTTAWA - 2009
Starts on the 18 September!  A reminder that we look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones.  Don't forget that we can only bring a portion of all the over 3,500 CD's we have catalogued so if you want to look at a particular CD, let us know and we can make sure we bring a copy with us. (No obligation to buy.)
 
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6 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 - 20 September, 2009, BIFHSGO Fall Conference. at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
The special focus of the conference is Scotland but there is also a broad range of other topics in the syllabus.  A full and exciting list of speakers are standing by.
WE WILL BE ATTENDING THIS CONFERENCE AS A VENDOR.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.
 
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19th September, 2009, from 10AM to 3PM, the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives will be holding its annual Settler' Day event.  This year we are honouring Alfred Andrew Thompson, an early fur trader, entrepreneur, politician and the founder of an extraordinary family. We have numerous activities and entertainment planned.
See our website: www.pencenmuseum.com for more information.
As usual at this event, admission is free. Just bring a few bucks to buy a great lunch or maybe one of our books. This year the planning committee has decided to repeat  last year's successful Family Hall with displays of family memorabilia, genealogy, research material and especially photographs. Here is an opportunity for family historians to show off what they have been collecting over the years.
For more information, please contact pamtessier@sympatico.ca.
 
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26th September, 2009, 8:30 to 4: The Bruce Grey Genealogical Society is holding their Annual Fall Event at the Durham Memorial Arena. Evva Benson (presenter) is speaking on Famine & Post-Famine Irish Immigrants; Irish Records Overview; Irish Internet & Scottish Internet.  
Cost is $35.00 to register before & $40.00 at the door. Lunch is included in registration.  24th and 25th September, are free research days (for those pre-registered) at the archives at Grey Roots, Owen Sound & Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, Southampton.
For more information contact "Korleen" <khalber@bmts.com>
 
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27th September, 2009 @ 2:00 PM: The Ontario Genealogical Society, Halton-Peel Branch meeting features speaker: Ruth Burkholder (Professional Genealogist and Author) on “Research in Colonial America” at the Oakville Public Library (lower level), 120 Navy St., Oakville (Lakeshore Rd. & Navy St. east of the Harbour)  Visitors Welcome!
For more info contact: Bob Crawford 905-877-1183 or Mike Payne 905-877-7627
 
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10 October, 2009, BIFHSGO Meeting, 10:00 a.m. at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Topic & Presenter TBA.
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca
 
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14 November, 2009, BIFHSGO Meeting, 10:00 a.m. at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Topic & Presenter TBA.
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca
 
 
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7 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS:
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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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