Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V8#05 - 25 October, 2011


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASE (0)

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:

We missed an issue!  Yes, I apologize if you were waiting for last months newsletter but we were rather “indisposed” during the part of last month when the newsletter gets put together.  In fact I didn’t even realize we had missed the issue until past the end of the month.  Thankfully things are are a little better now and the path ahead, while possibly a bit bumpy, looks clear again.


We have always said we would only issue newsletters when we had something new to announce, but our thought then was that there might be the occasional month without a new CD being released.   


Well that is exactly the position we are in this month but I felt we should put out this issue to - at least - update our “Family History Society and other Announcements” section AND to remind you that we will be in the marketplace at the Kitchener Public Library 1st Genealogy Fair on 29th October in the Kitchener (Ontario) City Hall at 200, King St. W., from 09:30 am to 04:00 pm.  For the full program of presentations link to:

http://www.kpl.org/programs/program_listings/all.html#genealogy 

We will have about 1,000 of our most popular CDs with us for sale at our special show pricing - including our two recent Berlin / Kitchener publications.

   

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:

- and all our news, gossip and announcements.


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3. NEW CANADIAN CD RELEASES:

None this month.


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4 COMING SOON:

All the unscheduled interruptions have NOT helped me to overcome the quality problems I am having with the book I am currently working on so the production is STILL ongoing.  If it were not for the value it will have for genealogists I would have rejected this book as being of “too poor a quality” long ago.  But wouldn’t you think a listing of ALL the owners / operators of business in the whole of Canada in the late 1800’s (giving the place where they operated their business and what that business was) would be a valuable resource.

I also still have the two volume history section of the 4 volume British Columbia history, the Biography sections of which we have already released.


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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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WE WERE NOT IN THE MARKETPLACE AT BIFHSGO

Our apologies if you came looking for us in the BIFHSGO marketplace.  I experienced a medical “issue” about 2 weeks before the event and we were hoping against hope that we would be able to make it until it became very clear, on the Wednesday before the show, it simply wasn’t going to be possible and we had to “pull the plug” at the last minute.  

I’d like to thank all of you who sent along your wishes for my speedy recovery and say that they seem to have helped as things are improving here at a pace.


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WE'RE ON FACEBOOK:

We use our Facebook page to spread the word about notable events, special offers and just plain old “skuttebut” which we think will be of interest to Canadian genealogists, and which has a short “shelf life.” To me, being a Canadian genealogist means having roots in other parts of the World as well as right here.  In an effort to keep focused on the Canadian content I make an effort to filter out a lot of the vast wave of US only news which tend to overwhelmed most news sources. 


Our month long hiatus has made it impractical to count the number of posts in the last couple of months but we have been averaging about 20 posts in the month recently.  The sort of topics to expect are:

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

Notice of Special Access, or Free Offers. 

Plus Immediate news of our activities and new release.


Consider becoming 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://www.facebook.com/pages/Archive-CD-Books-Canada/99339348650


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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IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT EMAIL: 

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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29 October, 2011.  Kitchener Public Library is organizing its first Genealogy Fair, to be held in “The Rotunda” at Kitchener City Hall,200 King St. West, Kitchener, Ontario. The fair will feature exhibitors as well as free workshops.  A program of presentations can be viewed at:  http://www.kpl.org/programs/program_listings/all.html#genealogy 

Questions? please contact:

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

WE WILL BE EXHIBITING A SELECTION OF ABOUT 1,000 OF OUR CDs, FOR SALE, IN THE FAIR’S MARKETPLACE.


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29 October, 2011. Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Regional 4 AGM will also include a presentation by Mr. Gilchrist, a well known genealogist with over 40 years experience as a researcher and speaker.  The Presentation will be streamed over the Internet.  Please see the flyer on our website for start times

and all times are in EST. 

The cost to join us will be $15; the fastest way to pay is visiting the

Niagara Peninsula Branch Website at www.ogs.on.ca/niagara clicking on the

Region 4 Meeting Box on the front page.  It will allow you to register and

then pay with PayPal.

Please note: If you plan to join us via the internet, please make all

payments on or before Oct 27/11 so we have enough time to get instructions

and login information to you.

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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. 

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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3 Nov – 24 Nov. 2011: 4 session course, Thursdays (6:15-8:15 p.m.)

LOCATION: Toronto Ref. Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Learning Centre 1)

TITLE OF COURSE: "Maps and Mapping for Genealogists"

NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: James F.S. Thomson

BRIEF INFO: This is a new course for intermediate and advanced genealogists, exploring sophisticated ways in which maps and new mapping tools can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing. Basic computer skills required.

CONTACT INFO: www.torontofamilyhistory.org/


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5 November, 2011. The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library are co-sponsoring “English Family History”, a one-day workshop devoted to researching English ancestors, to be held in Toronto on Saturday . Feature speakers are John D. Reid and Lesley Anderson from Ottawa, and Paul Jones, Jane E. MacNamara and Linda Reid from Toronto. 

Earlybird registration deadline is 14 October 2011 and OGS members enjoy special rates. For program and registration details, see http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/English2011.html. To check availability, call 416-733-2608 (voice mail) or e-mail info@torontofamilyhistory.org.

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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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31 March, 2012.  The Toronto Branch of the OGS has issued a call for speakers to take part in a one-day Branch workshop on “Finding Your Great War Ancestors”, to be co-hosted by the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library. The deadline for proposals is 18 September 2011. 

See  http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/GreatWarCall_2012.html for details. Program and registration details for the workshop itself will follow when available.

 

DON'T FORGET WE CAN HELP YOUR GROUP TO SPREAD THE NEWS. E-MAIL US.


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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