Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V7#1 - 19 May, 2010












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- 1 new Canadian releases.

- 20 new English topic releases.

and the news, gossip and announcements.


To find a book on CD on our web site take a note of the catalogue number - or use the  copy  function - go to the web site, click on the  Search Page  link and enter, or  paste,  the number into the  Product Number  box. Hit  Search  and then  More  and you will be in a position to reread the description or to place your order.

Alternatively you can browse through the catalogue using the drop down headings lists. We have tried to multi-list books where they correspond to more than one category but consider the possibility that the subject you are looking for may be under a related heading.

There is frequently more information about the books available on the web site than that which is included in the following descriptions. All prices in $Cdn.




*  The History of the County of Welland, Ontario - 1887

CA0314:  $21.00

Written and published by the Historical Publishing Company in 1887, this book is the work of many authors (credited in the Preface) who drew their information, and much of their inspiration, from innumerable sources, both public and private in, and in and out of, the County.  

The book is organized as four separate parts: "The Dominion of Canada," "County of Welland," "Townships, Towns and Villages," and last but by no means least, "Biographical Sketches."  The sections on Townships, Towns and Villages, and on Biographical Sketches, together account for fully two thirds of the books pages, while the section on "The Dominion" occupies only one seventh so you can see there is a heavy emphasis placed on the type of information related to the people of the county and so is of great value to genealogists and historians.

The section on "The Dominion" provides a succinct and honest account of the struggles which resulted in the Canada we know today, accounting also for the influences of external events such as, for instance, the United States struggle for their Independence and the "knock on" effects of Napoleon's war in Europe.

The section titled, County of Welland, is a more detailed account of, first the settlement, and later the development of this area of the Niagara peninsular, including - of course - the impact of the arrival of the Empire Loyalists.  The section continues to review the influences of various significant events and the development of some of the important public functions such as Civil and Criminal Law and Education.  A complete chapter is devoted to the construction of the Welland Canal, perhaps the most notable man made feature of the county even today.

As its title indicates the section on Townships, Towns and Villages, examines the major centers of settlement and comments on their development and their influence on the development of the whole County.

The Biographical Sketches are grouped by geographical location and generally, in the process of supplying an outline of the subject's life and experiences, it identifies the subject's, origins, their  parents, their spouse(s), and their children - both surviving and not.  As usual we strongly recommend the use of the text search function of this digital edition as the names of "married in" families do not show up in the normal indices, all the more so in this case as there is no index provided as a part of the actual original book.

This book is a must have for anyone researching ancestors who lived in Welland.  Even if you are not fortunate enough to find a "potted" biography the richness and depth of background material alone will make this book indispensable.  This digital edition provides a series of high quality images of every page in the book, including the 8 high quality portraits.



This last month has been something of a "blowout" with only one Canadian book being released.  Our preparations to attend the OGS conference plus some other pressing demands took more of our precious time than we had expected. It may not be obvious but we are continue working on our "loaners" from BIFHSGO and from the Vernon & District Family History Society.



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 Anguline Research.



*  Manfield Register 1594-1812

ARA0381:  $18.00

The Parish Registers of Manfield in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Published in 1898. Edited by W. J. Stavert, M.A.. Transcripts of the Parish Registers. Contains : Baptisms, Marriages & Burials  1594 - 1812 Complete with indexes of names and places. 

*  Arncliffe Register 1663-1812

ARA0382:  $18.00

The Parish Registers of Arncliffe in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Published in 1910. Transcribed & edited by William Arthur Shuffrey. Transcripts of the Parish Registers. Contains : Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1663 -1812 Complete with indexes of names and places. The parish of Arncliffe contained the townships of Hawkswick, Arncliffe, Litton, Halton Gill and Buckden. As well as the parish church at Arncliffe, there were chapels at Halton Gill and Hubberholme. 

*  Register of the Collegiate Church of Crail

ARA0383:  $14.40:  

The Register of the Collegiate Church of Crail, with introductory remarks. By the Rev. Charles Rogers, LL.D. Published in 1877. The register of 16th century charters relating to the church, its constitution, and endowment together with inventories of its furniture and ecclesiastical ornaments etc. for the royal demesne of Crail. 

*  Chronicles of the Plumsted Family

ARA0384:  $18.00  

Chronicles of the Plumsted Family With some Family Letters. Compiled and Arranged with Notes By Eugene Devereux. Published in 1887. A history of the Plumsted family from their origins in Norfolk, England to Pennsylvania, North America. One of only 100 copies printed. 

*  Pedigrees of Anglesey & Carnarvonshire Families

ARA0385:  $25.20  

Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families. With the collateral branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire and other parts. Compiled from authentic and reliable sources by John Edwards Griffith, F.L.S., F.R.A.S. Published in 1914. Useful for Welsh genealogy and family history. 

*  Register of Leebotwood

ARA0386:  $18.00  

The Parish Registers of Leebotwood in Shropshire. Published 1905. Transcripts of the Parish Registers. Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1548-1812; Complete with indexes of Names and Places. 

*  Register of Habberley, Ratlinghope & Longnor

ARA0387:  $18.00:  

The Parish Registers of Habberley, Ratlinghope & of Longnor in Shropshire. Published between 1905 & 1909. Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Habberley. Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1670-1812 ; Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Ratlinghope. Baptisms & Burials 1798-1812. Marriages 1755-1808 ; Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Longnor. Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1586-1812 ; Each complete with indexes of Names and Places. 

*  Anglesey  Hunt

ARA0388:  $14.40  

Notes on the History of the Anglesey Hunt. Unique handwritten notes covering the history of the Anglesey Hunt from 1757-1895. Includes names of Officers of the Hunt and other interesting details. Also includes some illustrations and two newspaper articles.  Not Machine Searchable A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. Viewable on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

*  Parish Registers of Kippax 1539-1812

ARA0389:  $25.20  

The Parish Registers of Kippax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Published in 1901. Edited by George Denison Lumb. Transcripts of the Parish Registers. Contains : Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1539 - 1812. Complete with indexes of names and places. The parish includes Allerton Bywater, Great Preston and Little Preston. 

*  Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

ARA0390:  $18.00

Coaching Days and Coaching Ways. By W. Outram Tristram. Published in 1893. An informative and entertaining guide to the days of the stage coach. Includes chapters on the roads from London to - Bath, Exeter, Portsmouth, Brighton, Dover, York and Holyhead. Containg 214 illustrations. Useful for local, social and transport history. 

*  Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth century

ARA0391:  $18.00

Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century. By Henry Grey Graham. Published in 1901. The inner life of the community of the Lowlands of Scotland as found in the homes, habit, and labours of the peasantry and the modes, manners and thoughts of society. What the people believed and what they practised. How their children were taught and how their souls were tended. An excellent insight into 18th century life. Essential for any with an interest in social history. 

*  Directory of Leys School, Cambridge, 1912

ARA0392:  $18.00

Directory of The Leys School, Cambridge. By J.C. Isard, M.A. (O.L.) Published by the Old Leysian Union in 1912. This directory of Leys school covers the history of the school from the suggestions mooted in 1872 to the autumn term 1911. In addition to the biographical details of the pupils it contains a short history of the school and also includes the lyrics of various Leys songs and many photographs. 

*  English Farming Past and Present

ARA0393:  $25.20

English Farming Past and Present. By The Right Honourable Lord Ernle. Published 1922. The history of English farming from the manorial system to the early twentieth century. This study includes- The manorial system of farming, farming for profit; pasture & sheep grazing (1485-1558), farming under the first Stewarts and the commonwealth, Jethro Tull & Lord Townsend (1700-1760), enclosures, English Corn Laws, rural population (1780-1813), tithes, the effects of war and state control plus many other subjects. Also includes tables of weekly wages (by county) of Ag-Labs for various years between 1768 and 1920. An essential book for any historians with agricultural labourer ancestors. 

*  Catholic Registers Miscellania IV

ARA0394:  $25.20

The Catholic Record Society Miscellanea IV. One of a series of books containing a variety of records from various counties. Published in 1907. Miscellanea IV includes Father Person's Memoirs. Lord Burghley's Map of Lancashire, 1590. Tower Bills 1595-1681. Catholic Chaplaincies and Families in the North During the 18th Century Family Notes of the Knights of Lincolnshire. Documents at Everingham. Catholic Registers of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor E.R. York, 1744-1840. Catholic Registers of Robert Hall, 1757-1811 and of Hornby, 1811-1851. The Nuns of the Institute of Mary at York. Papist Returns for the City of York and part of the Ainsty 1735. Catholic Registers of York Bar Convent Chapel, 1771-1826. Catholic Registers of the Domestic Chapel of the Vaughan Family at Courtfield in the Parish of Welsh Bicknor, Monmouthshire, 1773-1832. Inscriptions from Middleton Hall Chapel, Ilkley, Yorkshire. Father John Birkett, Confessor in Lancashire Castle, and the recent discovery of documents 1679-1680. Also includes an index. 

*  Parish Registers of Ribchester Vol I 1598-1695

ARA0395:  $18.00

The Parish Registers of Ribchester in Lancashire. Published in 1906. Transcribed by J. Arrowsmith. Transcripts of the Parish Registers. Contains : Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1598 - 1695. Complete with indexes of names, places and trades. Machine Searchable. A digital version of the original book, in PDF format. 

*  Yorkshire Miscellanea I Vol LXI

ARA0396:  $18.00

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society. Record Series. Volume LXI Miscellania Volume I Published in 1920. A collection of articles relating to Yorkshire history. Includes - The Preceptory of Newland, near Normanton Compositions for not taking Knighthood 1630-2 A 15th century Rental of Nostell Priory Royalist Clergy in Yorkshire 1642-5 Extracts from a Yorkshire Assize Roll 1219 etc. Many names of people are included, making this useful for genealogy. Complete with an index. 

*  Parish Registers of Astley,Withington,Stirchley, etc.

ARA0397:  $18.00

The Parish Registers of Astley, Withington, Stirchley and Uffington in Shropshire. Published in 1903. Transcripts of the parish registers of Astley - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1695-1812. Transcripts of the parish registers of Withington - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1591-1812. Transcripts of the parish registers of Stirchley - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1658-1812. Transcripts of the parish registers of Uffington - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1581-1812. Each complete with indexes of places and names. 

*  Oswestry Parish Registers 1558-1812

ARA0398:  $36.00

The Parish Registers of Oswestry in Shropshire. 1558 to 1812. Published between 1909 & 1914. Transcripts of the registers for the parish of Oswestry. Contains : Baptisms, Marriages & Burials for the years 1558 to 1812 with the exception of the period between 1593 to 1631 Includes name and place indexes Machine Searchable. 

*  Grasmere

ARA0399:  $14.40

Grasmere The Church, The Churchyard, Rushbearing, Dove Cottage. Published in 1920 A short guide to the village of Grasmere in the Lake District of Cumbria, made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. Includes chapters on - The Church The Churchyard (with epitaphs of special interest) Rushbearing Dove Cottage Machine Searchable. 

*  Poor Book - Tithings of Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop & Shirehampton

ARA0400:  $18.00

Transcription of the Poor Book of the Tithings of Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton from 1656-1698. Introduction and Notes by H.J. Wilkins, D.D. Published in 1910. A transcript of the tithes collected and poor relief given in a Gloucestershire parish during the period 1656-1698. Many names of people are included, making this useful for family history, local history and social history. 

*  Parish Register of Westbury-on-Trym 1559-1713

ARA0401:  $18.00

The Parish Registers of Westbury-on-Trym in Gloucestershire. By H.J. Wilkins, D.D. Published in 1912. Transcripts of the registers for the parish of Westbury-on-Trym. Contains - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1559 - 1713. Includes an index of names. 



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.



While we were attending the OGS show (see below) we borrowed an invaluable, original, hand written, and previously unpublished, Militia Orderly book containing several year's records from almost 200 years ago.   We are very excited by this book and will be looking for an early opportunity to get it into a scanning schedule.   I'm not predicting a publication date yet - even to the book owner - because I want to make the best job we possible can of the book and don't want the quality to suffer just to meet an arbitrary publication date.


OGS Conference - Toronto.  We have literally just got back, and are extra busy trying to get back on top of the amazing amount of trivia which backs up the moment we take your eyes off it, as well as making sure that all the orders we took at the show get into the mail without delay.

All of this aside, we had a GREAT time at the show renewing old friendships and meeting new friends.  There seemed to be general agreement that this was one of the best set-up and organized OGS Conference shows in many years.

The OGC board chairman came round, introducing himself and some of his helpers, telling us about next years event which will be held in Hamilton, Ontario.  This show promises to be something quite special as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of OGS.  There is already a call for papers and sponsorship.  See:



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30 May, 2010 @ 2:00 PM.  The Ontario Genealogical Society, Halton-Peel Branch Meeting.  Topic: Between the Runways – a History of Irish-Catholic Settlements in 

Southern Peel County and Etobicoke.  Speaker:  Aidan Manning, Author

 Venue: Oakville Public Library (lower level), 120 Navy St. Oakville, (Lakeshore Rd. & Navy St. east of the Harbour.) Visitors Welcome!  For more info contact: Jane Watt 905-828-8411 or Mike Payne 905-877-7627


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 Web site:


10 - 12 September, 2010, Annual Conference, featuring Ireland and "The year of the British Home Child" this time.  Venue: Library & Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington St. Ottawa.  For registration information send eMail to:

or call (613) 234-2520


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, 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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13 - 15 May, 2011.  The Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) presents it's annual conference in Hamilton, Ontario.  Subject: Remembering our Past ... Projecting our Future.  This event marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the OGS.  The call for papers closes 30 June, 2010.




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