Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V8#02 - 19 June, 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:

This is the time of the year when Canadians take the opportunity to do outdoor things.  Their computers and genealogy notes gather dust which only gets disturbed for a road trip to visit an ancestors “stamping ground” or their final resting place.  So, in keeping with the season this is a relatively small & quiet newsletter.


This months “new” release is in response to a number of you who have asked us for anything on the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry area of Ontario.  Well, here it is - and we think it’s a “dandy!”

  

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.

- and all our 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


*  Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry: A History - 1946

Product No. CA0289: $24.75


The author of this stunning work, John Graham Harkness, KC, is well qualified for the job being a lifetime resident, and a descendent of one of the earliest settling families in the area. Over the years members of his family had undertaken important and influential rolls in the development of the area. 


As is traditional with this type of work, author Harkness adopts a chronological basis for the layout of his book starting with the almost simultaneous arrival of European settlers from both Scotland and from the Palatinate area of Germany. This early (1700’s) settlement marks one of the earliest settlements in what was later to become Canada West, then Upper Canada and, today, Ontario. Further pioneering settlement resulted from an influx of United Empire Loyalists (UELs), escaping the unbridled consequences of their defeat in the American War of Independence. 


This is an easy to read, and interesting account of settlement making much use of the retelling of the deeds and life stories of the actual settlers so the reader may simultaneously learn about the area’s history as well as that of those who lived through it. 


As the story of the area’s development proceeds so the author introduces more and more detail into his writing, creating whole chapters devoted to specific topics such as civil unrest, schools and churches, industry, the press, Lawyers and Doctors, and culminating in a wonderful chapter labeled “Miscellaneous” which serves as a catch-all for all the wonderful stories, collections and other valuable details, which would not fit into the earlier chapters. 


The over 600 pages of text in this book are liberally illustrated with maps, line drawings, landscapes and photographic portraits of notable inhabitants, and is a “must have” for anyone researching ancestors from this historic area. High Quality images of every printed page in the book, made completely computer searchable with enhanced search speed through the use of our FastFind technology. 


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4 COMING SOON:

The second Volume of biographies we have borrowed from a community library in British Columbia is a giant book of more than 1200 pages and so takes the time of two or three normal books to get ready for (our quality of) digital publication.  While, as I already said, this tends to be a quiet period for Canadian genealogy in general, we seem to be knee-deep in all sorts of "busy-work," so it is hard to forecast what we may be able to get ready for next month.


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5.0 OTHER NEW RELEASES:


None this month.


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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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POSTAL SYSTEM SHUTDOWN:

I’m sure it is no news to you that Canada’s semi-Nationalized ordinary mail delivery system is at a stand-still.


In the belief that this fiasco cannot be allowed to continue very long we are holding your orders until the service is restored.  If you need the information in your order urgently, contact us by phone (toll-free: 1-888-692-2660) or by eMail (Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca) to arrange an electronic transfer over the net or for an added fee, Courier delivery.


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WE'RE ON FACEBOOK:

Since I last reported our Facebook activity we have posted:

19 “Hints”, “Comments”, and “Tips”, and given notice of 

2 special access, or free, offers. 

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


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:

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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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Unwanted mail filters are becoming very aggressive and we are still getting newsletter subscriptions from addresses which subsequently reject our confirmation notices and postings. (We are routinely getting several reject notices a month - in spite of unsubscribing people after their third sequential rejection!)  If you hear of someone complaining that we ignored their newsletter subscription, or that we have stopped delivering to them, please tell them to check their rejected messages and to edit their personal filter to accept the ArchiveCDBooks.ca domain or the Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca address.  THANK YOU!


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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.)


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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:  

http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi or contact the BCGS by  

e-mail: bcgs@bcgs.ca or call: 604 294 5369 or 604 502 9119


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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 - 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 have been accepted as a vender in the marketplace and are looking forward to this opportunity to meet you all, in person, again.


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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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2 November, 2011.  The British Columbia Genealogical Society (BCGS) and the Vancouver  Public Library (VPL) are co-sponsoring a free genealogy session:  RESEARCHING YOUR SCANDINAVIAN ANCESTORS. (Sorry, my mistake last month!)

For more info, see the VPL event calendar:  

http://www.vpl.ca/cgi-bin/Calendar/calendar.cgi or contact the BCGS by  

e-mail: bcgs@bcgs.ca or call: 604 294 5369 or 604 502 9119


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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