Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V6#11 - 21 March, 2010
 
Contents:
1 WELCOME
2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER
3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (3)
4 COMING SOON
5 NEW PARTNER RELEASES (27)
6 NEWS & GOSSIP
7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS
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1 WELCOME:
Im sure that you, like us, are checking off those signs that we have survived another Canadian winter and that we can now begin to look forward to another great Summer season.  But just before you go out to bring order to the chaos that used to be your garden we bring you news  of our latest releases, and of the activities of your local genealogy societies.
 
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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:
- 3 new Canadian releases.
- 27 new Australian topic releases.
and 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 BOOKS ON CD:
*  The Peace River Country, Canada    
CA0134:  $9.50
.... , its resources and opportunities. by F. H. Kitto, for the Department of the Interior, 1927.  
 
Here is one of those government issued brochures published to entice new settlers to come and make a new life for themselves in this vast, new settlement area.  The Peace River is one of the major watersheds of Northern Alberta at its border with British Columbia, a relatively small section of which is included in the Peace River Country. The area opened for settlement lies at the foot of the Western North American mountain range and is truly enormous being some 47 million acres or, to put it another way, larger than the area of the whole of Ireland, Scotland and Wales put together or that of all of the six New England states in the US.  The surveys and first hand reports referenced show it to be a prime agricultural area and the book contains many pictures of "happy" cows and abundant crops growing in the field.
 
It is clear that the intent of opening up the area is to encourage agriculture and the book makes no bones that there is no known mineral wealth to be had, although it can't help hinting that there is always a chance that gold could be found.  
 
There are numerous maps throughout the book showing the area open for settlement both overall and split into the districts of: Lesser Slave Lake, High Prairie, Sturgeon Lake, McLennan-Falher, Peace River, Dunvegan-Waterhole, Spirit River, Grand Prairie, Beaverlodge-Valhalla, Pouce Coupe, Fort St. John, Hudson Hope, Battle River and Fort Vermilion.  The individual maps are divided up into rectangular grids which one would suppose to delineate farm lots of "a quarter," or 160 acres.  Each of these districts is reviewed in some detail in the chapter devoted to it including indicating what lots are already taken, where "improved" lots may be available, and where the land still stands virgin.
 
These details serve to fill in the gaps left by the overall appreciation of the advantages to be gained by taking up an agricultural life in Peace River Country.  Although the book does discuss the climate it is not too explicit about the winter temperatures and so one could imagine that a first winter experience in Canada's continental climate would come as something of a surprise to a European settler more familiar with the temperate winters of, say, England.
 
Despite all this it is clear that the Peace River Country offers plenty of opportunity for a young and vigorous farmer looking to make a new life in a new land amongst the unspoiled and fertile lands waiting here to be conquered.  Concluding with the personal testimonials of two early, and by then established, settlers, this book offers a researcher an excellent way to stand in the shoes of the potential settler as they undertake their bold new adventure coupled with a radical shift of lifestyle.  96 pages packed with mixed, text, photographs and maps.  All the text is computer searchable and search delays are minimized by the use of our FastFind technology.
 
 
*  Inscriptions & Graves in the Niagara Peninsula
CA0354:  $9.50
Originally compiled by Janet Carnochan in c.1902 as publication #10 of the Niagara Historical Society, later reissued as publication #19 and later still updated and republished again, by the same Society, in 1928.
 
From the Egyptian  Pyramids with their walls covered with hieroglyphics to the simple wooden post marking a spot in the woods where an explorer or settler met their fate, people have been leaving a written testimony to their existence in the form of a grave marker.  And, not surprisingly, genealogists and historians have made use of these monuments as a staple source for gathering of basic information on ancestors and pioneers.
 
The Niagara peninsula is one of the two most significant sites of early settlement in Upper (or West) Canada.  This is partly due to the unique topographical features of the area, and partly to the granting, by the British government, of  settlement land in this area to fugitive Loyalists in compensation for their banishment from their first chosen settlements, following the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War.  Inevitably early settlement leads to early burials and this gives us a hint as to the motivations of Janet Carnochan's plan, as written into the original preface, viz.:  "The original plan was to copy records of early settlers, United Empire Loyalists, Military or Naval Heroes, or those who have helped forward the progress of the country, as Clergy, Teachers, Legislators, Agriculturists, etc., besides this any odd or quaint inscriptions."
 
The first publication indicated that it referenced nearly 600 names, however the index to this later, augmented, edition shows over 860 names, many referring to 2 or 3 separate pages which indicates several burials of members of the same family.  Without taking an exact count, it is estimated that there are references to at least 1000 burials in this book.
 
The value of this record can be understood when you read from the book's introduction, "In early days before consecrated ground was set apart many were buried on the farm, in a plot generally fenced in, but in many cases the property has changed hands and the stones have been broken or even carted off, the field plowed over and no trace remains, or the plot stands still fenced in, but given over to burdocks and briars."  Remembering that this statement was made in 1902 you can imagine how many more of the markers here recorded have either been lost or have degraded into obscurity in the next 100 or so years.  The body of the text is organized into chapters identifying a particular burial ground so, not only will you find the information about your family but you also get access to the names of his neighbors and potentially acquaintances.
 
This is an invaluable resource for tracing the fate, and possibly the "vital statistics," of ancestors who are known to have lived - and died - in the Niagara peninsula area of Ontario.  Our digital edition of this book is fully text searchable with the search speed enhanced by our FastFind technology.  The book contains 147 pages, the last 6 of which provide an index of family names, a copy of which we have placed on our "Downloads" page for your reference.
 
 
*  Work of the Canadian Archives, 1908 - 1913    CA0358-A
$21.00:  Full titles: Report of the Work of the (Public) Archives (Branch) for the year [1908, 1909, 1010, 1912 & 1913] by Arthur G. Doughty, Dominion Archivist.
 
Each year the Archives branch sent a written report to the Minister of Agriculture (and later to the Secretary of State) listing the documents they had received and processed into the archives.  This book is a collection of five of these reports for the years 1908 through 1913 - with the exception of the 1911 report (no explanation given).
 
These reports provide no Introduction or Preface to explain their content or the principals governing the purpose of the recording, but from a little simple research and an examination of the content, we can conclude that:
• In addition to the responsibility for collecting and storing important Canadian documents (assigned to the Department of Agriculture in 1872), the responsibility for "selecting and preserving valuable records" was added 1903, which probably lead to the creation of a separate department of Public Archives of Canada in 1912, by an act of parliament.
• Many documents important to the recording of Canada's past were archived in the countries who had been the protagonists in the early conflicts over its ownership. These records needed to be transfered (or at the very least copied) into the Canadian archives.
• The records selected for preservation dealt with all manner of topics ranging from the formal agreements between Nations to the settling of local disputes between citizens in the towns and countryside of Canada.
• Some of these records originated during the earliest expeditions exploring and attempting settlement, in the 1600's for example.  The originals of such records were handwritten in the language chosen by the reporter, so to assist with their preservation and to make them more accessible the Archives staff undertook to provide transcriptions, and many of these, apparently quite literal, transcriptions are published as a part of the reports.
 
This collection of facts and observations reveals what a remarkable document this apparently ordinary Government report actually is.  Within it lie records of the lives of ordinary Canadians as they go about their everyday business, the reports of military commanders at the front line of the battle to establish a foothold in the Americas, copies of the letter books of established "governors" as they go about their duties, and the journals of church leaders as they "tend their flocks."  Even if this report does not contain a transcription of a particular document it does provide its exact title and sufficient information to allow it to be found in the Archive of Canada.
 
Ordinarily this would be a very difficult book in which to find particular facts - simply because it is a listing of relatively unrelated articles in no particular order.  This randomness is further compounded by there being five separate annual reports whose content is governed only by what information happened to reach the fledgling Archives in that particular year.  Our full computer search-ability, enhanced by our FastFind technology, opens the door to this treasure trove and allows you to instantly access the secrets locked within.
 
We are pleased to be working with the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFSHGO), and particularly with Betty Warburton (librarian) and her staff, to digitize some of the older and more fragile documents in their library.  This will allow them to extend the life of these valuable old documents and, at the same time, make them more available to family historians everywhere.  Please join with us to thank them for their generosity of spirit and to congratulate them on their foresight.
 
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4 COMING SOON:
The books we were expecting to borrow are now arriving and we will be working on them next so we can return them to their owners with as little delay as possible.
 
I am still following up on the loans of a couple more books we had been offered but, as you will see, in the meantime we are working on our "loaners" from BIFHSGO.  We have two more which I think you are going to be pleased to see and at least one of them is on our immediate schedule.  We are also juggling with several other long and short term jobs so right now it isn't clear what else we'll be trying to get ready for release before next month.
 
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5.0 NEW PARTNER 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.  PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF OUR BOOKS ON CD.
This month we are featuring new materials from our Australian partner.
 
5.1 AUSTRALIAN TOPICS
 
5.1.1 SOUTH AUSTRALIA
 
South Australian Police Gazettes
Police Gazettes are a useful, and extremely fascinating, resource for local, family and social historians as well as researchers in other fields throughout Australia. Compiled to be distributed weekly, amongst the police force only, they contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.The information contained in the Police Gazettes does vary a little from year to year but they are always a goldmine of information for any historian, the Police Gazettes do contain information such as lists of warrants issued, details of those arrested and discharged (which include physical descriptions of the offender), escaped prisoners (also with descriptions), details of those deserting their wives and families, missing friends, deserters from H.M. Service, lists of cars of motorbikes stolen, inquest verdicts and more. You will also find details on murders, robberies, arson, assault, housebreak-ins, as well as licences granted for Marine Store Collectors and Hawkers.
Some of the later publications also contain 'photograph supplements," these show the photographs of various people, together with their name, aliases, criminal history and time served.  Notices from Police Gazettes from other states are also often included.
* Also see the individual listing in the on-line catalogue for a description more specific to a particular year of publication.
 
*  South Australian Police Gazette 19th Century Set 1862-1900 (All 39 years of 19th South Australian Police Gazettes - 4 CDs - at a very special set price.)
AU5103C-1:  $196.40
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1862-1870
AU5103C-1862:  $38.90
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1871-1880
AU5103C-1871:  $81.40
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1901-1905
AU5103C-1901:  $65.00
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1906-1910
AU5103C-1906:  $65.00
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1911-1915
AU5103C-1911:  $65.00
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1916-1920
AU5103C-1916:  $65.00
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1921-1925
AU5103C-1921:  $65.00
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1926-1930
AU5103C-1926:  $65.00
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1931-1935
AU5103C-1931:  $65.00
*  South Australian Police Gazette Compendium 1936-1940
AU5103C-1936:  $65.00
 
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1847 (Murray)
AU5115-1847:  $16.00
In addition to the expected lists of residents and businesses, this South Australian Almanac and Directory contains a calendar, gardening advice, government and law information, mining companies of South Australia, as well as ministers of religion.
The Directory is divided into two sections, Adelaide, and Country. Each lists persons alphabetically surname, together with address, and occupation. Directories are an extremely useful tool for establishing when and where a person lived. However this is just a starting point. Look further in the directory to find out more information about the society in which they lived, the occupations they held and the people they knew.
 
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1854 (Garran)
AU5115-1854:  $22.50
(336 pages)  In addition to the normal alphabetically listing of householders together with their address and occupation, this Almanac covers everything from boundaries of the hundreds and counties of South Australia, to horticulture, to Imperial Acts adopted in the Colony, fees for certificates and licenses. Banks, Companies and Societies are all listed, as are details of the postage, emigration, statistics and customs charges.
The Directory for Adelaide also covers Bowden, Brompton, Hackney and Millbank, Hindmarsh, Kensington, Magill, Marryattville, Norwood, Payneham, Port Adelaide, Prospect Village, Stepney, and Thebarton.  This is a way to verify where and when a person was at the time.
 
Boothby South Australian Almanac and Directories
These detailed directories and almanacs contain much fascinating, period relevant, information.
Divided into various sections - in addition to the primary town and country directories listing residents town by town, together with their occupation and address - the books usually contain an index, calendars, statistics (such as population, immigration and BDM's), a Government and Official Directory, Ecclesiastical, Municipal and Societies Directories, a Mercantile Directory and a Trades index.
A wealth of information all packed onto one fully searchable CD.
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1864 (Boothby) (488 pages)
AU5115-1864:  $22.50:  
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1865 (Boothby) (449 pages)
AU5115-1865:  $22.50:  
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1870 (Boothby) (467 pages)
AU5115-1870:  $22.50:  
 
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1839 (Thomas) (66 pages)
AU5116-1839:  $14.00:
The full title better explains what is included: "Royal South Australian Almanack for 1839: Containing a daily calendar, a gardener and farmer's directory, a list of government officers, the addresses of the principal merchants and inhabitants, and all useful information regarding the province of South Australia".
South Australia was proclaimed as a colony in 1836, so this early almanac and directory gives us an insight into life in the young settlement. Listing 'principal merchants and inhabitants' from Adelaide and Port Adelaide, it is arranged alphabetically by surname, and each entry lists occupation and address.
 
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1854 (Allen)  (233 pages)
AU5116-1854:  $19.20:
Officially titled "The Royal South Australian Almanac and General Directory for 1854". It contains the names of people who were in South Australia in 1854.  It doesn't specifically say that it it covers only Adelaide, but apart from a handful of names, all entries appear to be for the city. Listed alphabetically by surname, gives occupation and street address.
The directory also includes an Almanac which contains all sorts of useful information on statistics, Acts, Justices of the Peace, charges for Licences etc., and information on the geography of South Australia.
 
Stephens South Australian Almanac and Directories
These Directory covers Adelaide, Port Adelaide and the later ones include Albert Town.  They list merchants in alphabetical order of surname together with their occupation and address.
The Almanacs provide information on "everything"; from the civil and military establishments, to sailing directions. From horticulture and agriculture in South Australia, to places of public worship. There are details on mines and mining, societies in SA, a calendar for the year, various statistics relating to the colony and details on public buildings.
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1846 (Stephens)  (213 pages)
AU5117-1846:  $19.20
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1847 (Stephens)  (176 pages)
AU5117-1847:  $16.00
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1848 (Stephens)  (166 pages)
AU5117-1848:  $16.00:
 
 
*  South Australian Almanac and Directory 1872 (Howell)  (200 pages)
AU5117-1872:  $16.00:
Divided into three main sections - an almanac, a directory, and other information. The almanac contains a diary and calendar for the year 1872, as well as a farming and gardening calendar. The directory which is contained in about 50 pages covers Adelaide (North and South) and Port Adelaide, listing the householders alphabetically, together with their occupations and addresses.
The third section deals with laws, government and parliamentary information, banks, post offices, medical personnel and railway timetables, and is an ideal reference for learning about the social history of the time.
 
5.1.2 TASMANIA
 
*  Handbook to the Colony of Tasmania 1858    (25 pages)
U6001:  $14.00:
This 'Handbook to the Colony of Tasmania' was one of a series of similar guides to the Australian colonies written by the editor of the Australian and New Zealand Gazette as information for potential emigrants.  This is a very useful, book telling the history and current state (as at 1858) of the colony very concisely. It mentions the convict period, the geography and description of the country, climate, political institutions, revenue and finance, population, society, education, productions and exports, minerals and agriculture. The sale of land regulations are also included.
 
 
*  Jubilee History of Tasmania  (964 pages)
AU6002:  $32.30:
Thaddeus Leavitt was a noted worldwide author in Australia and Canada and this two volume set is one of his noted works. Fully titled "The Jubilee History of Tasmania: Illustrated with which is incorporated the Early History of Victoria, Biographical Sketches and Australian Representative Men". This work incorporates a rerelease of the author's earlier, "Australian Representative Men".
Published in 1887 as a Jubilee souvenir, these volumes which total almost 1000 pages, contain not only historical information on these regions, but also photographs, sketches, and hundreds of biographies.
Partial listing of topics: Aborigines, Businesses, Churches, Council, Dutch East India Company, Education, Exploration, Famine, Institutions, Land Grants, Newspaper, Hospitals, Schools, Supreme Court, and Wool.
 
 
*  Tourists' Guide to Tasmania 1899  (191 pages)
AU6010:  $16.00
The Tourists' Guide to Tasmania, published in 1899 by the Union Steam Ship Co. of New Zealand*, was a guide to tourists visiting Tasmania.
It details places of interest and things to do in Hobart and Launceston.  Examples are: halls, theatres, clubs, the tourist agency, and various excursions around Tasmania. The prices for travelling by steamer and train are given for each, together with details of "places of interest."  Also includes a bibliography of publications that relate to Tasmania.  Comes complete with a detailed map, numerous photographs, and many advertisements.
* The Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand was established in New Zealand in 1875, and in 1891 they purchased the Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company, which for many years had carried trade between Tasmania and mainland Australia.
 
*  Guide to Tasmania the Premier Health Resort 1913  (170 pages)
AU6011:  $16.00
In 1913 the Tasmanian Government Railway Department issued 'A Guide to Tasmania: The Premier Health Resort'.  It was not intended as an advertisement for the state, but as a guide to those who were visiting, showing them the various means of getting to Tasmania, the costs, and advice on places to visit.
It provides the reader with an accommodation directory, details Hobart, Launceston and their surrounds. Places on the west coast, as well as those on the Western Line are also covered. Information is provided about: caves, rivers and lakes, hotels, railway lines, as well as other information useful to tourists. Includes a detailed map and numerous photographs.
 
*  Hobart Town Gazette 1827  (362 pages)
AU6100-1827:  $22.50
Government Gazettes in general contain a vast amount of historical and genealogical information. However they are largely an untapped resource. The few complete runs that are available are usually only found in major libraries. And even for researchers who do have access to these the sheer size and extent of the Gazettes is daunting.
Normally issued weekly, the Hobart Town Gazette served two functions: that of being a publication of official government notices, as well as having general newspaper content.
You will find here thousands of ordinary people and localities, small and large. The information is too varied to describe in full
 
 
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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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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
Are you following the new NBC, "Who do You Think You Are" series?  In our area it's being broadcast on Tuesday evenings but consult your TV guide for local information.  Our Facebook fans seem to be enjoying it and I must say it seems to be much better produced and written than any of the other genealogy shows riding the current popularity wave.
 
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GENE-O-RAMA, the Ottawa branch of the OGS annual conference is due to run on 26 and 27 March, at the Library and Archives building on Wellington St. Ottawa.  WE WILL BY IN THE MARKETPLACE WITH 800 - 900 OF OUR CDS FOR YOU TO BROWSE THROUGH.  You can come and shop the marketplace without registering for the conference and we'd be glad to meet you.
With over 3,500 CDs to select from we may not have the one you are interested in with us so if you want us to bring any particular CD with us for you to look at, let us know which one(s) you want to look at so we can make sure we have it with us.  No obligation.
 
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WE'RE ON FACEBOOK:
Our number of Facebook "Fans" continues to grow and they are getting immediate news of our new releases as well as all the hot hints and tips that come our way.  Looking back over the last month I see we passed on 10 "hints" and gave notice of 3 special, or free access, offers.
Consider becoming a "fan" so that not only will you get all the "hot" news but you can join in the ongoing discussions or even pass on some tips and hints of your own.
 
If you have an item which you would like us to post on Facebook or in this newsletter then send it to me at:
Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca and we'll see what we can do.  (Please indicate if you would prefer we post it on Facebook as we may leave it to be posted in the newsletter otherwise.)
 
If you are already a Facebook member then you can find the Archive CD Books Canada wall at:
If you have not yet joined Facebook you can use the same URL but you will need to "sign in" before you can read our wall.
 
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LINKS TO WORLD VITAL RECORDS.  Many of our Canadian CDs get uploaded to WVR after a while.  For those with a subscription to WVR there is a link is in the bottom line of the "attributes" box at the end of each listing of those CDs that we have uploaded. For those who haven't signed up yet the link will take you to the book's description but you will have to take either the 14 day free trail or a subscription to continue.
 
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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.)
 
26,  27 March, 2010, GENE-O-RAMA 2010 (Ottawa OGS branch annual conference) at the Library and Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington St, Ottawa, Ontario.  For further information call 613-821-2981 or e-mail conference@ogsottawa.on.ca .
Our booking for space in the marketplace is CONFIRMED.  WE WILL BE THERE!  Drop by and see us!  (The marketplace is open to the public!)  If there is a particular CD(s) you want to look at, let us know so we make sure we have it with us.
 
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28 March , 2010, The British Columbia Genealogical Society & the Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia present:  Stephen Morse - Creator of the "One-Step Webpages" - Genealogical Research Tools.  This lecture will have two topics: "A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools" & "A Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems."  
Jewish Community Centre, Snider Adult Lounge, First Floor, 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7.  Doors open at 1:00 pm / Lecture 1:30-4 pm. (Museum tour beforehand, 12:15-12:45.)  Tickets $7.50 for JGIBC/BCGS & Affiliate Members $10.00 for non-members.  Tickets available from BCGS at PO Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, BC, V6X 3T6 or at BCGS meetings or contact Susan Snalam at 604-273-8209. Cheques should be made out to BCGS, or you can use your Visa.
For more information, please contact Eunice Robinson at Eunice@dccnet.com or check our website www.bcgs.ca
 
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28 March, 2010, @ 2:00 pm., The Halton-Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Meeting featuring: Speaker: Don Hinchley, Ontario Genealogical Society.  Topic: Newspaper and Genealogy.  At the Four Corners Public Library (Auditorium), 65 Queen St. E., Brampton, (East of Queen & Main St., parking access from John St. or Mary St.).  Visitors Welcome!
For more info contact: Jane Watt 905-828-8411 or Mike Payne 905-877-7627
 
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10 April 2010, BIFHSGO Meeting, 10:00 a.m. at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Topic: Getting Them Back to England - What I did on my "Somers" Vacation by Jane Down  When Jane started to search for her great-grandmother, Mary Jane Somers, she knew very little about her. This talk will describe the journey of discovering Mary Jane's family .....
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca/events.htm
 
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24 April, 2010, The Brant County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be holding a British Home Children Workshop at their library, 114 Power-line Road, Brantford, ON, from 9:30 to 4:00.  Speakers: Don Boyle, Phil McColeman (MP for Brant) and Christine Woodcock.  There will be displays from families of home children, as well as home child books, etc., for sale.
Lunch is included in the $20.00 early registration fee (by April 20) or pay $25.00 at the door plus $5.00 for lunch.    
Contact <bill.bowman@sympatico.ca> or call, 519-753-4140. For directions to the library goto http://brantcountybranchogs.ca (at the bottom of the "events" page)
 
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8, May 2010, BIFHSGO Meeting, 10:00 a.m. at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Topic: Changing Canadian Attitudes to the Settlement of British Home Children, 1869-1928 by Patricia Roberts-Pichette
Canadians generally welcomed the home children settled in Canada by the British volunteer agencies starting in 1869. The first British (Doyle) report, .....
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca/events.htm
 
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14 TO 16 May, 2010, Essentials, Innovations and Delights - Ontario Genealogical Society Conference.  Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Rd.  For more information visit: www.ogs.on.ca/conference.
Our booking for space in the marketplace is CONFIRMED.  WE WILL BE THERE!  Drop by and see us!  If there is a particular CD(s) you want to look at, let us know so we make sure we have it with us.
 
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19 June, 2010, BIFHSGO Annual General Meeting, 9:00 a.m. at Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Topic: Great Moments in Genealogy
Contact: (613)234-2520 or e-mail queries@bifhsgo.ca. Web site: www.bifhsgo.ca/events.htm
 
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25 September , 2010 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., the Comox Valley Family History Research Group, of  Courtenay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, features two speakers at  its Seminar: John D. Reid, author of the daily blog Anglo-Celtic Connections and Lesley Anderson, Ancestry.ca Partnership Development and Content Specialist, both of Ottawa.  Venue: Rotary Hall, Evergreen Seniors Club, Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, BC
 
 
 
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