Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V7#12 - 20 April, 2011


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (1)

4 COMING SOON

5 OTHER NEW RELEASES (0)

6 NEWS & GOSSIP

7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:

Judging by the wildly fluctuating temperatures and unpredictable weather here we are well into our Spring!  Dress “ready for anything” when you go out - and take an umbrella! 


A “lean and mean” newsletter this month with just one new release all about Hamilton, Ontario, which just happens to be the city where our next in-person genealogy show appearance will be.  What a coincidence. ;-P


There is also some late breaking, exciting, news about a new line of Irish products we can now offer you.

  

Remember this Newsletter is published for you so if you think we're missing something important drop me a line to Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca.


Newsletters work best when they get a good circulation. We're doing our best to let people know about it but you could help us along by mentioning it to your genealogy buddies and generally spreading the word. Feel free to pass this copy along, but only in its complete form please.


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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:

- 1 new Canadian topic releases.

- News of new Irish topic CDs, not available on-line at the moment,

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 CD RELEASES:


3.1 BOOKS ON CD


*  The Hamilton Centennial 1846 - 1946

CA0373:  $13.00


(Sub-titled: One Hundred Years of Progress.)

This is a publication of The Hamilton Centennial Committee, edited by Alexander H Wingfield.  It summarizes the history and progress of the (now) city of Hamilton as it developed from a overgrown, swampy valley into the important and cosmopolitan city which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1946.


The individual chapters in the book are the work of various experts in their fields.  The initial chapter, by Charles R. McCullough, recalls the early exploration of LaSalle and the later homesteading of displaced United Empire Loyalists as they radiated from the Niagara area, having made good their escape from the persecutions of the newly independent citizens of the thirteen southern colonies of British North America.  It was this homesteading that was to form the early beginnings of the area then know as “the Head of the Lake,” and which we now recognize as Hamilton.


From this foundation the book provides chapters exploring various facets of the development of the city’s structure and society.  For instance: Industrial & Commercial Development, Churches, The Arts, Education, Medical Arts, Libraries, Sports and Youth Activities.  There is also a chapter giving biographical details on a number of “Eminent Citizens.”  Illustrated throughout with many photographs, engravings and diagrams, the book concludes with a collection of advertising plates illustrated in true “mid 40’s” style.


All through the book the names and personal details of prominent citizens are provided as they become relevant, particularly - of course - in the chapter identifying the city’s “Eminent Citizens.”  Also present are photographic portraits of a large number of city’s officials (at the time of publication.)


This is a book which will not only provide you with a history of Hamilton’s first 100 years but also details a snap-shot of the city just after the second World War for comparison with the result of further development which has led to todays metropolis.  



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4 COMING SOON:

Despite a few days delay in publishing this newsletter our second release this month is still not quite ready.  One of the things I still have to do is write up the note which describes the books contents and that - in turn - is because (for me) it is a hard book to describe in a concise form:  


Published in 1863, it provides facts about, and the impressions gathered while on a journey through the separate central and eastern colonies of British North America (before confederation began the process of unifying Canada.)  The author, a British reporter, had already published two books describing his experiences reporting the American Civil War and had the ability to “spin a tale” in an interesting and readable form.


As I mentioned last month we are working through a “back-up” of fascinating and exciting books jostling to be first onto the scanner.  We are doing our best to make sure this urgency doesn’t cause us to compromise our quality standards - which I’m sure we would live to regret later.   


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5.0 OTHER NEW RELEASES:

No new releases from our Archive CD Books partners this month.  But good news for Irish researchers who are able to come to one of the “in person” events we are attending.


We have made arrangements with Eneclann, the parent organization of Archive CD Books Ireland, to offer a selection of their popular Irish genealogy research titles (published under their own name) on CD/DVD.  Our debut in this role will be at the Hamilton OGS symposium next month.  This is something we have been discussion with them over a number of years but it was bought to a head a few weeks ago when one of the speakers, Nuala Farrell-Griffin of DIVERSITY FAMILY HISTORY, asked us if she could direct anyone interested, to visit our booth to obtain a copy of one (or more) of these titles.


We are hesitating to offer these titles (10 in total) on-line because we have always emphasized that ALL our products are entirely cross-platform (i.e., work on - virtually - all computers) and many of these Eneclann products are PC/Windows friendly ONLY.


We are considering how to deal with this situation but, for now, we are ONLY offering these products “off-line.”


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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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NEWS OF POSSIBLE POSTAL STRIKE:

There is a possibility of a postal strike on, or after 25 May this year.  Since Canada Post is our only economically viable way for us to ship our CDs to you we are watching this situation very closely.  If you know you will be ordering from us consider pacing your order a.s.a.p. to avoid delivery delays.


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PICTURES OF STONEWALL, MANITOBA AND ITS QUARRY (2nd month)

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 <cwillis@mts.net>


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WE'RE ON FACEBOOK:

Since I last reported our Facebook activity we have posted:

14 "hints" and "Comments" and given notice of 

2 special access, or free, offers. 

Immediate notice of our one New Release so far this month, 

Plus, of course, giving you immediate news of our activities and new releases.


Our Facebook postings are specifically tailored to the interests of Canadian genealogists.


Consider becoming a fan (or now a "liker") 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 (and you don't wish to do it yourself) or you wish to have it posted 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:

http://tinyurl.com/FaceBk-ACDB-Can

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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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.)


Revised____________

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. 

https://www.ogs.on.ca/conference.php

We are are looking forward to seeing you in the marketplace.  Remember we only can bring about 1,000 of our total 4,000 CD inventory with us so if there is something you specially want to see at the show please let us know, < Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca > so we can make sure we bring a copy.  (No obligation!)


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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:

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/events.htm OR

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/contact.htm

or call (613) 234-2520


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15 May, 2011.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Library & Archives of Canada, Room 154, Wellington St. between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all. 

For more information contact: David Walker, david@ancestraltrails.ca



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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: 

http://www.qfhs.ca/roots_program2010.shtml

We are now booked to attend as a vendor in the marketplace.  More information later.


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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:

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/events.htm OR

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/contact.htm

or call (613) 234-2520


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12 June, 2011.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Library & Archives of Canada, Room 154, Wellington St. between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all. 

For more information contact: David Walker, david@ancestraltrails.ca



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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:

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/events.htm OR

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/contact.htm

or call (613) 234-2520


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11 September, 2011.  The Master Genealogist Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Library & Archives of Canada, Room 154, Wellington St. between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all. 

For more information contact: David Walker, david@ancestraltrails.ca



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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:

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/Conference.htm OR

http://www.bifhsgo.ca/contact.htm

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.


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16 October, 2011.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Library & Archives of Canada, Room 154, Wellington St. between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all. 

For more information contact: David Walker, david@ancestraltrails.ca


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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 <karen.ball-pyatt@kpl.org> or Sheila Bauman <Sheila.Bauman@kpl.org>

We are tentatively planning to attend this fair.


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13 November, 2011.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Library & Archives of Canada, Room 154, Wellington St. between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all. 

For more information contact: David Walker, david@ancestraltrails.ca


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11 December, 2011.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Library & Archives of Canada, Room 154, Wellington St. between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all. 

For more information contact: David Walker, david@ancestraltrails.ca


 

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8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS:

Archives of this newsletter showing all the previous release announcements are available in the newsletter archive which can be reached through,

http://www.ArchiveCDBooks.ca/NewsletterArchive.html


All our newly released books are listed on our web site in the "New Releases and Special Offers" page. Go to:

http://www.archivecdbooks.ca/new.html

for an instant update on our new products or look through the "New Releases" category in the on-line catalogue.



Archive CD Books Canada Inc.

Attn.: Malcolm Moody - President

P.O. Box 11,

Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A2, Canada.

(613) 692-2667

e-mail: Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca

Canadian web site: http://www.archivecdbooks.ca