Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V7#11 - 17 March, 2011
2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER
3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (10)
4 COMING SOON
5 OTHER NEW RELEASES (0)
6 NEWS & GOSSIP
7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS
I noticed my calendar said it would be the first day of spring in less than a week and, living here in Ontario, I decided I knew better than the calendar. And then last evening I heard the honking of geese overhead as they returned from their winter ranges. Sure enough, spring is on the way! And as if that wasn’t enough of a sign we are starting to get ready to attend a series of genealogy shows and conferences. I hope we can meet some of you there.
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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:
- 10 new Canadian topic releases.
and, the news, gossip and announcements.
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3. NEW CANADIAN CD RELEASES:
3.1 BOOKS ON CD
* McGill University, Directory of Graduates 1946
Compiled by The Graduates Society with various individuals credited for their efforts towards producing the publication in the Foreword. The book totals to some 535 pages all told, the vast majority of which are taken up by “The Directory” which lists the graduates: Alphabetically, Geographically, and by Class, concluding with a list of those receiving Honorary Degrees. There are also several other supporting sections providing background information about the University, abbreviations used and an Index to the Geographical List. The three sections of the Directory are arranged alphabetically within themselves. Estimated to contain approximately 15,500 names.
The book specifically identifies itself as containing a record of all “living” graduates of degree courses up to, and including, 1946. It does NOT however explain how - or when - non-living graduates were excluded from the directory so we suspect that this may be a case of erring on the side of conservatism and that some non-surviving graduates may also be listed. Also, of course, the possibility of error is admitted so the absence of a particular graduate should not be taken as a sign of their decease prior to 1946.
From the lists one can determine the degree(s) awarded and their most recent contact address, which frequently also indicate the profession or employment taken up. In the case of female graduates - if subsequently married - both their single and married name is shown, also giving the name of their spouse (i.e., nearly equivalent to the information available from a marriage certificate.) Graduates who may have changed their name for other reasons are also identified by both their former and current name. Inevitably some graduates did not keep in touch with the Graduates Society so no current address for them was available for entry in the Directory although their name was still listed. (See also comments on “living” status.)
The triple listing makes manual searching relatively easy if the spelling of a name is in question but the computer search-ability of this digital edition greatly speeds up this process as long as spelling (and printing errors) do not raise the all too frequent spelling uncertainties.
This is an excellent resource for tracking down McGill students who graduated from 1876 to 1946 classes - still thought to be alive - and then went on to live all over the World.
* Papers & Records Vol.III (1901) Ontario Historical Society
This is a complete reproduction of the papers presented to the Ontario Historical Society in its 3rd. report (1901.) These annual publications are often a gold mine of valuable genealogical and history information but it can be difficult to recognize because the detail tends to be “hidden” by the overall “Papers and Records” volume title. For this reason we also published many of the individual papers presented herein as “Gleanings,” under their more descriptive individual titles.
The contents of this volume do also show some thematic relationships so in addition to the individual Gleanings we are also releasing this complete reproduction.
The following is a list of the titles of the presentations printed in this volume. For further descriptions of those papers noted as being published as Gleanings we suggest you consult our Catalogue’s Gleanings descriptions. For the others the title alone provides an adequate description.
This digital edition is computer searchable as a whole and the search speed is enhanced using our FastFind technology.
Contents: (with Gleaning ref. as applicable)
- Early Records of St. Mark's and St. Andrew's Churches, Niagara. By Janet Carnochan
Baptisms in Niagara, by Rev. Robert Addison [1792-1832] |
Weddings at Niagara, [1792-1830]
Burials, Niagara, [1792-1829]
Register of Baptisms, commencing, Township of Grimsby [1817-1822] |
Register of Marriages, Township of Grimsby, U. C. [Aug., 1817 to April, 1822]
Register of Burials in the Township of Grimsby [1817-1822]
Register of Christenings in the Presbyterian Congregation, Township of Newark, Upper Canada [1795-1814] |
Register of Births and Baptisms, St. Andrew's Church, Niagara [1830-1833] |
Marriages celebrated by Rev. Robert McGill [1830-1834]
(Gleanings: Baptisms & Christenings in CAG092; Weddings & Marriages in CAG093: Burials in CAG094)
- German-Canadian Folk-Lore. By W. J. Wintemberg. Gleaning: CAG095
- The Settlers of March Township. By Mrs. M. H. Ahearn. Gleaning: CAG096
- The Settlement of the County of Grenville. By Mrs. Burritt. Gleaning: CAG097
- Recollections of Mary Warren Breckenridge, of Clarke Township. By Catherine F. Lefroy.
- A Relic of Thayendanegea (Capt. Joseph Brant). By Mrs. M. E. Rose Holden.
- Some Presbyterian U. E. Loyalists. By D. W. Clendennan.
- The Migration of Voyageurs from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene in 1828. Includes a List of the Drummond Island Voyageurs. By A. C. Osborne. Gleaning: CAG098
- Portrait of Father Marquette.
- A Brief History of David Barker, a United Empire Loyalist. By J. S. Barker.
- The Old " Bragh, " or Hand Mill. By Sheriff McKellar.
- The Ethnographical Elements of Ontario. By A. F. Hunter, M. A. Gleaning: CAG099
* Early Records of Baptisms in St. Mark's and St. Andrew's Churches, Niagara. By Janet Carnochan
These are intended to be literal and exact transcriptions of record books found in the archives of the two named churches. They record Christenings and Baptisms performed by ministers working in the greater Niagara area extending out at least as far a Grimsby Township. We have divided the records to show only one type of event in each of three separate Gleanings but the whole collection is also available in the reproduction of the entire annual proceedings of the Ontario Historical Society under our catalogue number CA0171-01. We have also indicated (below) the range of years when the events took place but in the case of Baptisms it should be noted that the age of the subjects could range well into adulthood. The individual records are:
- Baptisms in Niagara, by Rev. Robert Addison [1792-1832]
- Register of Baptisms, commencing 29th June, 1817, Township of Grimsby [1817-1822]
- Register of Christenings in the Presbyterian Congregation, Township of Newark, Upper Canada [1795-1814]
- Register of Births and Baptisms, St. Andrew's Church, Niagara [1830-1833]
* Early Records of Weddings at St. Mark's and St. Andrew's Churches, Niagara. By Janet Carnochan
The following are intended to be literal and exact transcriptions of record books found in the archives of the two named churches. They record Marriages performed by ministers working in the greater Niagara area extending out at least as far a Grimsby Township. We have divided the records to show only one type of event in each of three separate Gleanings but the whole collection is also available in the reproduction of the entire annual proceedings of the Ontario Historical Society under our catalogue number CA0171-01. We have also indicated (below) the range of years when the events took place. The individual records are:
- Weddings at Niagara, [1792-1830]
- Register of Marriages, Township of Grimsby, U. C., commencing [Aug., 1817-April, 1822]
- Marriages celebrated by Rev. Robert McGill [1830-1834]
* Early Records of Burials in St. Mark's and St. Andrew's Churches, Niagara. By Janet Carnochan
The following are intended to be literal and exact transcriptions of record books found in the archives of the two named churches. They record Burials performed by ministers working in the greater Niagara area extending out at least as far a Grimsby Township. We have divided the records to show only one type of event in each of three separate Gleanings but the whole collection is also available in the reproduction of the entire annual proceedings of the Ontario Historical Society under our catalogue number CA0171-01. We have also indicated (below) the range of years when the events took place. The individual records are:
- Burials, Niagara, [1792-1829]
- Register of Burial s in the Township of Grimsby [1817-1822]
* German-Canadian Folk-Lore. By W. J. Wintemberg
This paper is a record of knowledge, customs, beliefs, superstitions, and traditions carried with settler from this geographical origin to their new homes in Canada. Subject headings range from “Cures”, “Luck signs”, “Weather Law”, “Animal and Plant Signs”, “Astrology”, through “Festival Customs”, and even “Witchcraft.” A fascinating records of some of surprising influences on our ancestors lives.
* The Settlers of March Township. By Mrs. M. H. Ahearn
The story of the earliest settlers in March Township, a rich area of farming land to the west and North of Ottawa and delimited to the north by the Ottawa (was the Grand) River. Identifies the early settlers and gives some of their background.
* The Settlement of the County of Grenville. By Mrs. Burritt
The county of Grenville lies on the north shore of the St Lawrence river, due south of Ottawa. The author explores what was known of the pre-european settler occupation of the area before moving along to describe the surveying of five townships and the distribution of 200 acre lots to United Empire Loyalists. This attempt to occupy and develop the land in the late 1700s and early 1800s met with success and became the basis for this part of the current United counties of Leeds and Grenville. Contains some detailed descriptions of early settlement experiences and the establishment of early grist mills. The paper ends with a short discussion of the presence of slaves in the county and in exploring some of the more influential settlers who’s names are still recognizable in the county.
* The Migration of Voyageurs from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene in 1828. Includes a List of the Drummond Island Voyageurs. By A. C. Osborne
The author, A. C. Osborne provides the first printed account of the transfer of the Voyageurs associated with the military establishment holding St. Joseph’s Island in the St Lawrence in 1828 when it was relocated to the naval station at Penetanguishene at the southern end of Georgian Bay. Much of the account results from personal interviews of those of the original Voyageurs who still survived and is at pains to establish the various family relationships and the efforts of the groups members to adapt to the new existence. Six of these interviews are supported by individual narratives in near verbatim format.
Following these interviews is an alphabetical “List of the Drummond Island Voyageurs” each name in the list being accompanied by notes as to what was known about them at that time (C1901).
* The Ethnographical Elements of Ontario. By A. F. Hunter, M. A.
In todays social environment this article would be greeted with shock and horror as racial profiling. It does though offer the genealogist a wonderful resource as to where in Upper Canada (Ontario) to look for the initial settlement of immigrants as they first came to Canada. Taken county by county this is a list of immigrant geographical origins and approximate dates of emigration against the townships and towns/cities where they were likely to have settled. Includes also settlements of native aboriginal peoples identified by their tribe, including a number of less recognized tribes. A great first approximation genealogy research tool.
4 COMING SOON:
We have the first of an interesting series of volumes we have arranged to borrow from A BC community library. These come from a genealogy collection which was donated to the library and we are making digital versions of some of them so the originals can be preserved. At the same time everyone else benefits from these valuable and (often) rare books becoming more easily obtainable.
And, out of the blue, we received a phone call from a friend who had come into the possession of some books which he thought we might be interested in. We took half a day and drove out to see his books which were fascinating. Unfortunately only two of them meet our “genealogical data” criteria so we now have them waiting by the scanner.
So, no shortage of material to work on. If only the time were in equally liberal supply!
5.0 OTHER NEW RELEASES:
Still no new releases from our Project partners this month. Probably fair as I haven’t sent them any of our new releases for a while now either.
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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PICTURES OF STONEWALL, MANITOBA AND ITS QUARRY
The Heritage Committee of Stonewall is looking for pictures of the "old" town, businesses, etc. and especially of any quarry operations, workers, etc. If anyone can be of assistance by loaning the Committee such items, please reply to Cheryl Willis (see below), and we can make arrangements for the transfer. All original pictures will be returned to the lenders. The Committee is putting together new exhibits to replace the ones lost when the Quarry Interpretive Center burned down in 2007. Thanks for any help,
Cheryl Willis <email@example.com>
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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.)
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.
The market place is open to the public so if you happen to be downtown over the weekend do drop in and see us. The marketplace is in the fantastic marble lined main entrance hall and we will be set up behind the big glass wall at the back. Just walk straight through. It is impractical for us to bring every one of our over 4,000 CDs with us so if there is a particular title you want to see send us an eMail and we’ll make sure we have it for you to see. No obligation.
2 April 2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Canadiana Department, North York Central Library [Toronto Public Library] proudly present: “Advanced Genealogical Skills: A Seminar with Elizabeth Shown Mills. Venue: Auditorium, 2nd Floor, North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St., Toronto. Cost: $45 public admission, $20 OCAPG members.
Registration and more information: http://ocapg.org
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 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 are now booked to attend the conference as vendors in the marketplace and look forward to seeing you there.
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 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 now booked to attend as a vendor in the marketplace. More information later.
11 June, 2011, BIFHSGO Meeting: "Great Moments in Genealogy" presented by five BIFHSGO Members . At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. Lecture topics:
- The Letters of Nicholas Watson 1820-26 by Brian Watson
- My Elusive Irish Ancestors by Karin Keyes Endemann
- From Coolross to Canada and Back by Ann Burns
- Uncle Oscar's Poisonous Paramour by Susan Davis
- Andrew Barclay: There is One in Every Family - A Wanderer by Elizabeth and Mario Lapointe
For more information go to:
or call (613) 234-2520
10 September, 2011, BIFHSGO Meeting: “Title to be announced”. At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. Lecture topics: TBA
For more information go to:
or call (613) 234-2520
16 thru. 18 September, 2011. British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) Fall Conference. Theme: England & Wales with a focus on London and the home Counties.
Information will be posted on the conference site as it becomes available. Visit:
or call (613) 234-2520
We are planning to take our usual place in the market place for this event. More information available as arrangements become firm.
29 October, 2011. We have received notice that the Kitchener Public Library is organizing a Genealogy Fair at Kitchener City Hall, Rotunda, which will feature exhibitors as well as free workshops. Questions: please contaact:
Karen Ball-Pyatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Sheila Bauman <Sheila.Bauman@kpl.org>
We are tentatively planning to attend this fair.
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8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS:
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