Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V8#01 - 19 May, 2011












A little late in publication again but at least this time I had the excuse of the OGS Conference in Hamilton falling on our aimed for publication date.


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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.




*  Canada.  It’s Defences, Condition, and Resources - 1865

CA0372:  $18.00

The author of this fascinating and instructive book, W. Howard Russell LL.D., has a number of books of a similar type to his credit and, arguably, he is best know for his two volume, My Diary, North and South, which reported his observations and experiences as he traveled the (relatively) newly independent American States during their civil war. The 2 volume, U.S. work forms the pre-cursor to this book, which is (almost) all about Canada and which the author refers to as a third volume although there is really no material connection with the previous 2 volumes except for a relationship in time and few references to previous stories. 


The author’s tour took place in the interesting period following the emergence of “The Canadas” as a viable, and self sustaining, colony of Britain and the realization (by the inhabitants) that they were able to defend themselves from invasion from the south. And indeed that they must be able to form such a defence when Britain was too pre-occupied, with matters closer to home, to provide the forces for the preservation of the remaining colonies here. 


In keeping with the diary format, the author recounts his impressions, observations, encounters and commentary as he journeys from New York city to Niagara (late in January) to start a trek across, and around, the (now) province of Ontario before heading east through (now) Quebec and New Brunswick into Nova Scotia and Halifax "en route" back to England. 


Because I could not find any direct reference to them within the author’s text, it appears that the book’s publisher added the two excellent fold out maps of the whole of Canada to assist a reader unfamiliar with the country. One is for areas to the West of Lake Superior while the other is for the areas to the East. Major geographical features are marked, e.g., lakes, rivers, and mountains, in addition to locating many of the centers of trade or settlement - including the trading companies “houses” or “forts.” Both of the maps are overdrawn to show the contemporary border between the US and Canada and the Eastern map is further overdrawn to show the (approximate) route of the author’s journey (including its side trips.) There are no “keys” or dates on these maps so the use of the overdrawing to indicate the border and route details is an assumption. The date of the maps has to be before the books publication in 1865 but, again, it is an assumption that they can be considered to be contemporary. 


It is no wonder that, as well as observations on the lifestyle, commerce, geography, climate, etc., there is a singular concentration on the military, and pseudo-military condition in respect of establishment of borders, defensive positions and logistics. There is emphasis on the strength and “condition” of the military human resources in the form of full time, dedicated units a well as part time, and volunteer militia. Much of this discussion of the military takes place with reference back to the history established during the War of 1812 when Canada’s defences were most recently “tried.” 


One gets the impression that the primary intention of this book is to “educate” the British as to the value of their remaining North American holdings and to awaken them to a perceived threat of these holdings being annexed by the territory hungry (newly independent, although still warring internally) Southern States. As such, it provides us, today, with an excellent summary of status of the (to be) Canadian colonies in all their important aspects, both civil and military. Further it does this from the perspective of a Great Britain which is still the centre of one of the Worlds Empires which - at times - varies quite startlingly from other views expressed by citizens of the independent American states and those of the Canadian colonies themselves. There is no escaping the British perspective of the authors comments and conclusions and the modern reader may find the expression of some of the bigotry and “blunt” opinions something of a shock. On the other hand, judging by the authors own account, the open expression of such opinions was not unusual in those days. In fact it is this “straight forward” style of writing which makes this book such an interesting and insightful read. 


This is a book which should be in the library of anyone who wants to form their own, unbiased, knowledge of the condition of the eastern (and so most populous) block of the British North American holdings in the lead up to the radical period in Canadian history when it moved towards confederation, self government, and finally, independence. A high quality reproduction of every page in the original 1865 book with the advantage of a hand corrected computer readable text transcription providing computer search-ability which is further enhanced, in search speed, by our FastFind technology.


We would like to add a thanks to John Holyer of Ottawa Valley Antiques Shop, Douglas, Ontario for offering us the opportunity to make this digital recording of his valuable and rare old book so that the information it contains can be available to those without the wish to own the original. 



No question about our upcoming projects this month.  We are well into the process of producing another of the histories of Ontario counties.  This time it’s actually three counties at once, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

We are also ready to proceed with the second Volume of biographies we have borrowed from a community library in British Columbia.




We are supplying these titles as a result of various requests we have received.  They are NOT available through our online catalogue or shopping cart for now**, but we can supply them to you if you eMail, call or write to us.

*  Grenham’s Irish Surnames

ENEC005:  $18.50

NB: System Requirements:  

PC: Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, SE, ME, 2000, XP. This CD is not currently compatible with Vista.

Mac:  Not Compatible

Ireland was one of the first European countries to adopt hereditary surnames. Nine centuries of change, along with our history of immigration, colonisation and linguistic upheaval, have produced an extraordinary legacy: Gaels, Vikings, Normans, Scots, Welsh, English, French Huguenots, German Palatines - all have added to the rich mix of what it means to be Irish, and to the long list of surnames borne by the Irish.

This CD-ROM provides an unparalleled resource for anyone interested in his or her Irish surname. It will satisfy a casual curiosity in coats of arms and surname origins, as well as providing a serious research resource for those with a deeper interest in family and surname origins. It includes:

* Details of 26,756 Irish surnames and 104,058 surname variants

* 8,207 Surname Dictionary entries

* The distribution of 2,296 surnames in 1890, as recorded in birth records

* Details of the distribution of 377,902 households throughout Ireland 1847-64

* Coats of arms for 130 of the most common Irish surnames

* An extensive bibliography of Irish family history

* Ireland-wide parish maps

* Details of the records of 3,782 churches and congregations throughout Ireland, comprising 8,376 sets of records.

In addition, the CD-ROM includes a fully context-sensitive Windows Help file detailing the sources used and providing detailed help at all times, and a user-friendly interface designed to make the search process as easy as possible.

Compiled by Ireland’s foremost genealogical expert, this CD is essential for anyone with an interest in Irish surnames or genealogy.

About the Author:  John Grenham is the author of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors (2nd ed. 1999, Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2000 Baltimore, GPC), the standard guide- and source-book for Irish genealogical research, as well as a number of other works, including Clans and Families of Ireland, (Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 1993, New York, CLB, 1994), An Illustrated History of Ireland, (Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 1997) and Pocket Reference: Irish Family Names, (London, HarperCollins, 1997 ).

*  Counties in Time

ENEC006:  $30.90

NB:  System Requirements

PC: Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, SE, ME, 2000, XP or higher.

PC: Minimum IBM compatible Pentium II or higher

Mac: Power Macintosh 16Mb of available RAM

Mac: Apple system software version 7 or later. NOT Compatible with Mac OSX.

Browser: Internet Explorer ver. 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0; Netscape 4.7, 6.0. 

Publishing Platform:  HTML, Flash.

Documents and commentaries from the National Archives of Ireland

The Counties in Time CD-ROM aims to introduce a sample of the records held in the National Archives of Ireland to a wide audience. The records chosen exist, in nearly all cases, for the 32 counties of Ireland, and cover the period from the late sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The National Archives is used extensively by local and family historians from all over the country and from abroad, as well as by political, economic, social and administrative historians. Local history is a growing area of interest for many people, and it is hoped that Counties in Time will alert them, and many others, to the rich archival heritage preserved in the National Archives.

The CD contains almost 1000 documents, including sixteenth century Chancery Pleadings, seventeenth century Books of Survey and Distribution, eighteenth century Proclamations, nineteenth century Famine papers, and twentieth century records of the first Dáil. There are scanned images for almost all of the documents, transcripts for those which are difficult to read, and explanatory introductions to all of the record classes. There are short illustrated county histories for each county, covering the period from the late sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. There is a glossary of terms, like "conacre", "Whiteboy" and "cess", and a timeline which provides a short chronology of Irish history since the sixteenth century, and gives details on several key national issues that are referred to in the county histories. There is a guide to using original records for historical research. The CD is easy to navigate and user-friendly, with an extensive "Help" section.

Counties in Time will be invaluable for local and family historians in Ireland and abroad, post-primary teachers and pupils, and individuals interested in Ireland's archival heritage. The variety of the documents included, ranging from proclamations against Catholics holding arms during the penal days to family returns for the 1901 and 1911 Censuses, from the records of seventeenth century land redistribution to police reports on 1930s IRA activity, and from mid-nineteenth century crime reports to 1867 photographs of Fenian suspects, is testimony to the riches in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland.

*  The Irish Ancestor 1969-1986 

ENEC009:  $92.90

NB:  System Requirements

PC:  Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, SE, ME, 2000, XP or higher.  Minimum IBM compatible Pentium 166Mhz with 32MB RAM

Mac:  OSX or better.  Platform: G4 or Intel.

This publication is a reproduction of the successful series The Irish Ancestor, which was published from 1969 to 1986. The aim of the journal, which was produced on a non-profit making basis, was the collection and publication of original source material and other items of interest concerning Irish genealogy, biography and domestic history.

The Irish Ancestor was predominantly published twice yearly, in spring and autumn. Plus in several of the earlier years a supplemental edition was produced. For example in 1969 as well as the usual two issues, a third volume, An Index to Raphoe Marriage Licence Bonds, 1710-1755 and 1817-1830, was also published.

Articles contributed to the main volumes varied from Christian Names in Ireland by Brian de Breffny (1969 Vol. I No. 1) to Some Irish Weddings in Nova Scotia 1834-1840 by Terrence M. Punch (1976 Vol. VIII No. 2) to Tombstones in Killbride Graveyard, Callan Parish, Co. Kilkenny, edited by Joseph Kennedy (1986 Vol. XVIII No. 1).

This publication is in an easy to use PDF format making each volume effortlessly accessible and each page is reproduced in its original format. Through the Table of Contents you can browse the publication or simply jump straight to the article you want. The journals have also been fully indexed allowing users to search for the names and places they are interested in throughout.

In total there are::

33 issues over 18 years

4 supplements

Over 2,500 pages

Over 320 pages with images or photographs

These journals have long been an essential tool for Irish genealogical and historical reserach. Now in CD-ROM format, this publication is a must for all Irish genealogists and social historians. 

Table of Contents available on application.

*  Returning Home: Transatlantic Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland 1858-1870

ENEC010:  $48.20

NB:  System Requirements

PC:  Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, SE, ME, 2000, XP or higher.  Minimum IBM compatible Pentium 166Mhz with 32MB RAM

Mac:  Not Compatible

Publishing Platform:

Visual Basic

The records compiled on this CD-ROM provide a valuable insight into transatlantic passenger travel during the period 1858-1870. Owing to the threat of a Fenian uprising in Ireland, and because of the large amounts of Irishmen living in America, Dublin Castle ordered that the incoming passenger lists for all the major ports of Britain and Ireland, of passengers arriving from America, be submitted to them for scrutiny. The American Civil War, 1861-1865, only made the threat from America more real in government officials’ eyes.

However, Irish names are just one part of this collection. Scottish, English and Americans names were also recorded. The figures breakdown as follows:

Irish 27%

English 27%

Scottish 30%

Americans 1%

Others 15%

As well as providing details on the names of individuals you can also discover in which class they travelled, their final destination, age, marital status and even occupation. It is the most complete list known to exist. It includes:

Over 42,000 names and details of passengers

Information on over 150 ships

And the 815 voyages undertaken

Help files and detailed introduction

This CD-ROM is a must for all those studying migration from North America to Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe, as well as the passenger ships that carried them.

*  Ireland's Memorial Records: World War 1 1914-1918

ENEC011:  $117.60

NB:  System Requirements

PC:  OS: Windows 98, SE, ME, NT4, 2000, XP or higher.  Processor: PII or above

Mac:  OS: OSX  Power Macintosh 16Mb of available RAM (NB: Browse works, Search does not.)

Browser:  Supported browsers: Internet Explorer version 5.5 or above; Netscape version 7.1 or above; Mozilla 1.7.3 or above; Firefox 1.0 or above; Safari Browser (default browser built into Mac)

Image Viewer

Alternatiff - available to download for free at (This plug-in seems to already be built into web browsers which run under Mac OSX - Safari and Foxfire tested.)

Publishing Platform:  Lucene, HTML, Flash

The objective of these volumes was to preserve the names of over 49,000 Irishmen who lost their lives fighting in the Great War, World War I, 1914-1918. The collection was compiled by The Committee of the Irish National War Memorial under the direction of the Earl of Ypres. It is the most complete record known to exist and was published in 1923.

This record is unique in many ways. Firstly, not only does it record the names of the dead, it also records their rank, regiment, date of death and regimental number. In most cases the soldier’s county or place of birth and the place and date of death are recorded. All 32 counties in Ireland lost men in the Great War. More than 5,000 from Antrim, 4,800 from Dublin and 3,000 from Cork alone. Indeed it is likely that every village, town and city in Ireland at the time was touched in some way by the loss.

Beautiful artwork by the renowned Irish artist Harry Clarke completes this unique production, as users can view high quality scanned images from the original publication. Only one hundred copies of the original publication were ever produced. It is extremely rare.

Users can either search or browse the books, names and entries. The CD also reproduces the original introduction from 1923, and a new preface with plenty of statistic gathered while databasing the collection. There is also a biography of Harry Clarke, with information about his artwork over many years.

Every effort has been made to produce a high quality facsimile of the original 8 volumes published in 1923, whilst also using the technology available today to ease access to that information and compile valuable statistics that will enrich our understanding of Ireland’s place in the Great War.

This CD-ROM contains:

All eight volumes of the original publication, with 3,177 pages

Names of over 49,000 individuals who died, and all details about them recorded in the original books

16 different page designs by Harry Clarke

High quality scanned images of every page of the original publication

A beautifully designed DVD case incorporating the images of Harry Clarke.

Help files and detailed introduction  

*  The Irish Genealogist, Vols. 1-8, 1937-93 

ENEC012:  $92.90

NB:  System Requirements

PC:  OS: Windows 98, SE, ME, NT4, 2000, XP or higher.  Processor: PII or above

Mac:  OS: OSX, Power Macintosh 16Mb of available RAM

Adobe Acrobat Reader: Version 6 or higher.

The Official Organ of the Irish Genealogical Research Society was first published in April 1937. This publication covers from that very first issue up to Volume 8 in 1993. The Irish Genealogist, through many of its articles, allowed researchers gain access to material that in many cases was held in private collections, was otherwise inaccessible or lost, particularly following the fire in the Public Records Office in 1922.

Covering such diverse topics as family registers, abstracts of Diocesan Wills, monumental inscriptions, many important family genealogies, guides for those wishing to do their own genealogical research, as well as Ken Nicholls standard setting work on the Kavanaghs (1400 – 1700). These and much more are covered in over 5,000 pages of invaluable material, compiled in an easy to use and search format, using scans of the original volumes. 

Table of Contents available on application.

*  The 1798 Rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders

ENEC013:  $37.10

NB:  System Requirements

PC:  OS: Windows 98, SE, ME, NT4, 2000, XP or higher.  Processor: PII or above

Mac:  Not Compatible

Publishing Platform:   Visual Basic

The 1798 Rebellion was a watershed in Irish history. It has been estimated that up to 30,000 people were killed during the uprising, with many more wounded. This CD brings together some of the few remaining primary sources about the people involved in this conflict. It contains two lists of individuals who made claims for compensation for loss of property during the rising, and also two lists of rebels who surrendered in Dublin City and Coolock Barony.

In total there are over 8,000 names included in this publication covering two different groups – those who took up arms and those whose property was damaged. These groups come from every social background, from poor Dublin city labourers and artisans to the aristocratic ascendancy of late eighteenth century Ireland.

This CD records details about:

* 1,218 people who surrendered in Coolock barony.

* 1,057 people who surrendered in Dublin City.

* 6,165 people who made a claim for losses.

These claimants came from the following counties:

Antrim 143; Carlow 288; Cavan 1; Clare 7; Cork 21; Down 136; Dublin 173; England 11; Galway 63; Kerry 3; Kildare 363; Kilkenny 251; Kings (Offaly) 29; Leitrim 70; Limerick 2; Londonderry 3; Longford 79; Mayo 686; Meath 145; Monaghan 1; Queens (Laois) 42; Roscommon 15; Sligo 215; Tipperary 20; Tyrone 1; Waterford 5; Westmeath 45; Wexford 2,208; Wicklow 1,033.

*  Brian J. Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead: The Collected Works

ENEC014:  $86.70.

NB:  System Requirements

PC:  OS: Windows 98, SE, ME, NT4, 2000, XP or higher.  Processor: PII or above

Mac: OSX or above.   Processor: G4 or Intel.

Adobe Acrobat Reader:  Version 6 or above

Publishing Platform:  PDF and custom PDF plug-in

For the first time, the works of one of Ireland’s most eminent researchers of gravestone inscriptions have been collected into one publication. Over a twenty-five year period, 1966-1990, Brian J. Cantwell visited over 500 sites and recorded many thousands of memorials (with dates up to 1900). His work includes all of Wexford and Wicklow, large parts of South County Dublin, much of West Clare, as well as parts of Cork, Kildare, Galway and Sligo. This work has now been compiled and edited by his son, Ian Cantwell. This CD-ROM includes:

· Memorials from 546 sites

· Over 4,000 pages of transcripts

· 24,392 memorials

· The names of 67,297 people

· Extensive original indexes

· Introductory Biography, indexes and statistical analysis by Ian Cantwell

This CD-ROM features copies of the original typescript pages of Brian’s work as well as some of his other published works in an easily searchable format. Also included are original photographs taken by Brian, as well as some of his private correspondences and an excellent guide he wrote for the R.S.A.I. on transcribing gravestone inscriptions. 

List of graveyards / churches available on application.

*  Sinn Fein and Republican Suspects 1899-1921: Dublin Castle Special Branch Files CO 904 (193-216)

ENEC015:  $61.90

NB:  System Requirements (Available as DVD only)

PC:  OS: Windows 98, 2000, XP or higher.  Processor: PII or above

Mac: OS X or above.  Processor: G4 or Intel.

DVD Player

Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 6 or above

Eneclann presents a first time publication of the Dublin Castle intelligence files on individual Sinn Fein and Republican suspects between 1899 and 1921. Also known as the ‘personalities files’, these RIC Special Branch files contain secret intelligence on over 440 individual suspects who were under surveillance, including Eamon de Valera, Michael Collins, James Connolly, Roger Casement as well as many ordinary individuals.

A fascinating insight into the manner and motives of the British administration during this period which covers Home Rule agitation, the outbreak of World War I, the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. The series runs from 1899 right through to the Treaty in 1921 and is an essential source for any detailed examination of the period.

The originals of this series are held in the National Archives in Kew where they are kept under Colonial Office Record Class CO 904; in this publication we have reproduced the microfilm version of boxes 193-216, which runs to over 19,000 pages. The originals were released in 1997 under the 70-year rule.

The publication contains an in depth introduction by Dr Fearghal McGarry, Queen’s University Belfast.

List of individual’s names available on application.

*   World War 1 Irish Soldiers: Their Final Testament

ENEC016:  $37.10

NB:  PC:  OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista or higher.  Processor: PII or above

Mac:  Not Compatible

There is an increasing recognition of the significance of Irish participation in World War I. Over 200,000 Irish men served in the British armed forces during the war and of them the Committee of the Irish National War Memorial has recorded 49,000 deaths. This publication contains an index to the wills of 9,000 Irishmen in the British armed forces who died during the conflict 1914-1918, it is a tribute to their sacrifice but also sheds light on the realities and details of that sacrifice.

During the war soldiers sent to the front line were encouraged to write their last will and testament, if they did not survive these wills were registered, 9,000 of these wills are deposited with the National Archives of Ireland. This CD is a first time publication of an index to these wills, it contains the soldier's name, rank, serial number, regiment, date of death, date will was written, war office number, war office date, record number, names of witnesses, and names and details of beneficiaries and their family relationship. The index contains an estimated 18,000+ names and is fully searchable. It is a valuable aid to any one researching the broader context of the Irish in World War I as well as to genealogists and family historians tracing Irish family members in the early 20th Century. 

**You will have noticed that there are different and quite specific requirements on the computers which can read these CDs and DVD.  Because ALL of our other products are universally “cross-platform” compatible, we don’t want to mislead anyone into purchasing a product they cannot use. We are considering how to deal with this situation but, for now, we are ONLY offering these products “off-line.”



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.



The possibility of a postal strike on, or after 25 May this year seems almost a probability now.  Since Canada Post is our only economically viable way for us to ship our CDs to you we are watching this situation very closely. In the event of a strike we will have to delay sending your purchase to you for the duration.



It was (very nicely) suggested to me that I was not making this newsletter as flashy and attention grabbing as I could.  I could only agree with our friendly critic and explain to him why I deliberately chose this format.

Unwanted advertising (and worse) is one of the realities we all have to live with if we are going to take advantage of the infinite communications capabilities our computers offer us.  Many of us also have to watch out how much “bandwidth” we use with our incoming messages - including mail.  In our efforts to live with both of these factors we (and our ISP’s) employ a number of defences ultimately aimed at preventing some mail from reaching us based on the characteristics of it’s content.  These filters scan all incoming messages and create a “score” for them based on their content.  Anything exceeding a certain score gets sidelined - not delivered.

My newsletter format allows me to provide you with a lot of information using the minimum possible bandwidth (using common English) and looks a lot less like the unwanted mail the filters are looking for.  If my newsletters were filled with fancy text, bright colours and flashing lights they would be triggering your defensive filters wholesale.

And not all this protective filtering is at your end.  The Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are also on the lookout for anyone using (misusing) their facilities to send out these unwanted messages and will simply “shut down” anyone who they detect sending out a lot of similar looking mail which exceeds their  comfort score.   I have had this problem with our ISP a few times now and despite “remonstrating” with them - and explaining that I observe all the rules that make me a legitimate newsletter disseminator they will not allow me to bypass their (somewhat mindless) filters.  That - for instance - is why I’m desperately avoiding the use of the “S” word to describe the type of mail which should be filtered.  The word itself has a high score!

I could go on at length on this subject but this covers the basics of why our newsletters have a rather “plane Jane” look.



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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.)


2 - 5 June, 2011, The United Empire Loyalists, are holding their annual conference in 

Brockville hosted by the Col. Edward Jessup Branch of UELAC.  A large list of events and activities can be found on the website:

Registration information can also be found through this link or eMil to: Fraser Carr <>


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 have been confirmed as a vendor but have only limited space - about half of what we need.  We will try to display as much as we can but if there is something you know you want to look at please let us know so we can be sure to bring it with us.  No obligation. 


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

or call (613) 234-2520


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,


8 September, 2011.  The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) and the Vancouver  Public Library (VPL) are co-sponsoring a free genealogy session:  Titled: “Key Websites for Canadian Immigration and Census Records”.

For more info, see the VPL event calendar: or contact the BCGS by  

e-mail: or call: 604 294 5369 or 604 502 9119


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

or call (613) 234-2520


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,


16 - 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

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.


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,


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 <> or Sheila Bauman <>

We are tentatively planning to attend this fair.


2 November, 2011.  The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) and the Vancouver  Public Library (VPL) are co-sponsoring a free genealogy session:  Key Websites for Canadian Immigration and Census Records.

For more info, see the VPL event calendar: or contact the BCGS by  

e-mail: or call: 604 294 5369 or 604 502 9119


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,


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,





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