Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V7#8 - 21 December, 2010












This should be one of the easiest, and happiest, intro's of the year to write and yet I approach each year with trepidation over what to wish you all.  I usually finish up with some, mind numbing, stultifying, neutral simile for what our real wishes for you are.  Yet you all know who we are and where we come from.  You know that we live in one of the most successfully multi-cultural communities in the World.  You can recognize our individual cultural ways and can make the appropriate translations for yourself.  

So I'm kicking over all the traces and wishing you, and all you consider your family,  the happiest Christmas ever and everything you could ever hope for in the New Year!!


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- One new Canadian topic releases.

- 4 new Irish topic releases.

as well as, 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.



*  Lovell's Business & Professional Directory of Quebec, 1890-91

CA0324:  $30.00

The title of this 1051* page directory continues, "Alphabetically arranged as to Places, Names, Businesses and Professions.  While this title does an excellent job at identifying the primary purpose of the book it fails to mention that the book also provides: "Historical sketches of the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec," gazetteer like descriptions of virtually every centre of population throughout Quebec, Indexes of; Cities, Towns and Villages, and Advertisers names as well as a "Miscellaneous Index of articles relating to the Dominion of Canada and the Province of Quebec."  As bonus material it also contains a list of Banks in Canada and a Postal Guide.  

(*by actual page count.)

The language of this directory is primarily English although the names of people and places given in French are respected.  Most businesses and professions are identified in English but, particularly in the Trades Directory, the equivalent French description is also usually given.

The main business of the directory can be found in two sections, being: 

1. a Business and Professional Directory of the Province of Quebec Alphabetically Arranged as to Place Names, Business and Profession, and 

2. a Province of Quebec Classified Directory of Businesses, Trades, Professions, Alphabetically Arranged.

 Section 1. lists every place alphabetically, and - for places larger than a village - the most important features; physical, political, economic, social and distinguishing, are mentioned, including the contemporary population.  The length of this description varies with the size of the population so that the description of cities may run to several pages.  Following are listed all the names of businesses and professionals in Alphabetical order identifying their trade or profession and listing their street address for the larger population centres.

 Section 2. lists trades, professions, occupations, facilities, services etc. in alphabetical order and under each provides an alphabetical listing of the Cities, Towns or Villages and in each all those engaged in the trade or profession together with their address (for Cities.)

This Directory provides over 1000 pages just bursting with the names of virtually everyone owning, running or operating a business or professional service in the Province of Quebec in 1890-91, together with a host of contemporary factual information and commercial advertising.  A "must have" for anyone researching family history in the Province of Quebec during the closing decades of the 1800's.



The "small" book we decided we could produce quickly to fill a gap in our scheduling is turning out to be the book which is taking the longest time ever to bring to publication.   There is no question over the value of its content (or we would have by-passed it long ago) but the selection of original paper and the typesetter and printer make it necessary for us to hand edit every page on a word by word basis to make it readable to our standards (not "the best it can be," just readable!)  Only a few pages to go so … ?

Good news for those seeking ancestors who joined-up as part of the 2nd Contingent from "mid-Ontario."  A history of a well known and represented Battalion.  We are well into it, but it is a big book so we can only hope it'll be ready for the next newsletter.

PLEASE let this history of a central Ontario County which no longer exists be finished before the next news letter!



In this section we provide - often heavily abbreviated - descriptions of the newly released books on CD we have received from our International Archive CD Books partners.

We may not describe ALL of the new releases from our partners in this newsletter, particularly if they appear to be of very limited interest. 

  Please consult with the CDs listing in our on-line catalogue forALL the full and original descriptions.


*  Some Worthies of the Irish Church, 1900

IE0113:  $16.00

Originally published in London by Hodder and Stoughton, this book was written by George Thomas Stokes, D.D. who, by many in Irish ecclesiastical circles, could be viewed as a worthy of the Irish Church, although perhaps not in the same league as the subjects of his lectures.

The book contains some 352 printed pages representing the nineteen lectures given by Stokes.  By far the largest portion of the book, some 140 pages and eight lectures, was given over by Stokes to Archbishop William King, who was born in Scotland, according to his own writings in 1650, before being brought to Ireland, where he was educated in Co. Tyrone. In his series of lectures on Archbishop King.

The original publication of Stokes' Lecture Series is fully indexed and annotated by its editor, Hugh Jackson Lawlor, D.D., and is full-searchable on this CD-Rom Republication. Some Worthies of the Irish Church must appeal to those with an interest in the Irish Church during some of its most troubled times as revealed through the portraits of some of its leading figures. 

*  The Treble Almanack 1814

IE0114:  $24.70

John Watson Stewart, The Gentleman's and Citizen's Almamack for the Year 1814 or, to give them their full title, the "Treble Almanacs" are three books in one:

Everything that there is to know about Ireland in 1814, from schools to army lists, mail and stage coaches, farming, Sunday schools, and so on. An immense amount of information.

The English Court Registry, which includes all of the major people from the King, to Members of Parliament, Lords, Officers in the Navy and Army, etc.

Wilson's Dublin Directory, which contains a complete list of streets, lanes, alleys, etc. and a very comprehensive list of merchants and traders, extending to around 200 pages for Dublin alone.

The publication was continued annually until the early nineteenth century. 

*  The Irish Tourist Association, Ireland, 1931/32

IE0115:  $16.00

This is the official publication of the Irish Tourist Association and is one of the earliest efforts by the Irish State to actively promote Ireland as a tourist destination.

Containing 164 printed pages it covers the entire island of Ireland and represents for each province and county a snap-shot for the tourist of the some of the best-known attractions that Ireland had to offer. 

Ireland was published just eight years after the twenty-six counties had gained independence from Britain and can be seen as an early attempt to portray Ireland as a distinct tourist destination from Britain. Each chapter is illustrated by numerous contemporary sepia-coloured photographs illustrating the attractions described in the guide.  The introduction introduces the prospective tourist to the delights that awaited them in Ireland: from its rugged geography, to its ancient remains, spectacular scenery and monuments. The introductory remarks are concluded with a glossary of Irish roots for place names.

The remainder of the guide is subdivided into travel sections based on the four provinces. Beginning with Leinster and the Irish capital, Dublin, then proceeds down the western coast of the province through Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny, briefly describing the history and delineating the main attractions for the tourist. The province of Munster begins with its capital, Cork, Connacht with Galway and that of Ulster with Belfast. 

*  The Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland, 1835

IE0117:  $24.70

Pettigrew and Oulton initiated the first series of detailed directories of Dublin. This publication contains two major components in over 850 pages. The first half of the book is a general register of all officials, administrative offices and "public Information" in Ireland, including fairs, the postal service, the legal establishment, peerage and precedence, the church, banks, colleges, railways, and listings of all official for every county and town in Ireland. This section continues with essential information about the British Empire.

The second section of the book is a comprehensive Dublin Directory, including an alphabetical directory (every street, house number, and householder's name, with occupation), a street directory, a trades directory, and a directory of all public institutions and religions in the city. 



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.



If you have been following us on Facebook you will already know that we are about ready to wrap up our Pre-Christmas ONGOING SALE and it will vanish some time on Christmas Eve day.

As an example of what has been going on: Yesterday we introduced 11 new Scottish (the first Scottish titles in the sale) and they will stay there until the end, but several other titles had to be taken down to make room for these new ones.  And so it goes. 



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(We can include your Family History Societies announcements if you tell us what they are.  Please give us AT LEAST one month's notice.)

NEW _________

8 January 2011, BIFHSGO Meeting.  At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Lecture topic: "Adding the Wonder of Historic Context: Labour for Those Who Follow, Not Only on Whom you Seek" presented by John Heney 

For more information go to: OR

or call (613) 234-2520


12 February, 2011, BIFHSGO Meeting.   At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Lecture topic: "Down the Line: Tracing the Dawson's Canadian Adventure" presented by Phil Jenkins.

  For more information go to: OR

or call (613) 234-2520


12 March, 2011, BIFHSGO Meeting.    At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Lecture topic:  

"Social Networking and Genealogy" presented by Marion Press.

For more information go to: OR

or call (613) 234-2520


1 & 2 April, 2011.  The Ottawa Branch of the OGS is holding its annual GENE-O-RAMA

event at the Library & Archives  of Canada, 395 Wellington St. Ottawa.

More information will be posted on the branch's web site as it becomes available:

We have booked and had confirmed our location in the marketplace.


9 April, 2011, BIFHSGO Meeting.    At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Lecture topic: Irish Ancestors: Not Just Names and Dates by Sharon Callaghan.

For more information go to: OR

or call (613) 234-2520


13 - 15 May, 2011.  The Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) presents its annual conference in Hamilton, Ontario.  Subject: Remembering our Past ... Projecting our Future.  This event marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the OGS.

We are already making plans to attend as a vendor in the marketplace.


14 May, 2011, BIFHSGO Meeting.    At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Lecture topic: Unraveling the Anglicization of an Irish Family by Irene Ip .

For more information go to: OR

or call (613) 234-2520


3 - 5th June,  2011.  The Quebec Family History Society is presenting its "International Conference on Family History"  to be held in the Samual Bronfman Building on the McGill University campus.  (All lectures in English.)  Open to the public.  See more information on topics, speakers, registrations etc. on the web site:

We are already making plans to attend as a vendor in the marketplace.





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