Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V8#09 - 22 February, 2012


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASE (1)

4 COMING SOON

5 OTHER NEW RELEASES (6)

6 NEWS & GOSSIP

7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS

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1 WELCOME:

From what I’m seeing the majority of Canada is experiencing a “warmer” than normal winter this year and many people are forecasting (wishing for?) an early spring.  Let’s hope they are all right.  Me?  I keep my boots handy until mid April!


If you are fortunate enough to have well to do family connections from Upper Canada (Ontario) from the late 1700’s up to the end of the 1800’s then you might be excited about our latest book on CD release.  “Ontarian Families” might even provide you with a ready made genealogy; family tree, Coat of Arms, and everything.  Even if it’s only a “married in” connection you will still find a fully fledged “branch” to add to your researches.


Not forgetting, of course, our latest news and gossip as well as news of Canadian Meetings and Events you might want to plan to attend.

   

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


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2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER:


- One new Canadian release.

- 4 new Irish releases.

- 2 new British releases.

- and all our news, gossip and announcements.


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3. NEW CANADIAN CD RELEASES:

*  Ontarian Families - Vol.II

CA0386:  $18.00

Title Continues:  Genealogies of United Empire Loyalists and other Pioneer Families of Upper Canada, by Edward Marion Chadwick (1840-1921) and first published in 1894 (Vol.I), this is Vol.II, published in 1898.


Despite major political events and fundamental changes in our civil structures our family histories remain, and our pedigrees are unchanged.  So it is that in a country which celebrates its independence, as recognized by the Acts of Confederation, and no longer recognizes inherited superiority, the descendants of “noble” families can still lay claim to a special heritage, complete with armourial attributes. 


As is normal in collections of genealogies, the names of children and of other families associated by marriage (more than 1100 names, some having multiple entries) by far exceeds the 57 family names which are the primary subjects of the volume.  While this is the second volume of this 2 volume set it does stand on its own, and the rarity of original copies of both volumes, containing the full colour illustrations of the arms, means it could be years before we obtained access to a first volume to complete the set.


If you are not familiar with this famous genealogy book it contains a number of family pedigrees, mostly starting from the generation which took up residence in North America; either in what was to become the USA or in Canada, but all of whom eventually became residents of Upper Canada - Ontario.  Those who were granted the status of United Empire Loyalist, UEL, are clearly identified.  In most cases the pedigree provides a preamble which provides information of the pre-emigration history - particularly identifying  the areas in which the family became prominent.  After recounting the vital events in the lives of the primaries the pedigree goes on to provide the vital information for as many generations as the author could obtain the information, sometimes down to the generation living when the book’s manuscript was completed just prior to the publication date of  volume 1 in 1894.  In fact this volume also provides a 2 page “Addenda and Corrigenda,” bringing the information of both volumes as “up to date” as possible.  The vast majority of the pedigrees are accompanied by a family coat of arms, many in full colour, and some also show additional coats of arms taken up by individual descendants.  Each tree is usually completed by a full heraldic description of the primary blazonry, or family arms.


Not only is our digital version of this “standard” Ontario genealogy book reproduced to our high quality of fidelity - including careful reproduction of the many, full page, coloured plates of arms - but it is completely text searchable using our hand corrected OCR’ed embedded text and speed enabled with our FastFind technology. 


We have extracted a few pages from this volume, including both the "names" indices and made them into a freely downloadable "Sampler" on our "Downloads" page.  Look for CA0386, Ontarian Families, V.II and check if your family is in the book. 


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4 COMING SOON:

Didn’t quite have the first volume of the BC History ready to announce in this newsletter but it won’t be long now.  One of the things holding up production is that it is so readable and interesting we keep on reading out sections!  Fortunately the two volumes can be read separately (they are historically separated in time) so we can release them one at a time.  Of course the second volume will be next and then we should be able to bring out the History pair to join the already published Biography pair, and finally the Complete set of four volumes.


We haven’t forgotten the cross Canada Business Directory and continue that editing process as the opportunity appears.  We are also starting work on another of our popular Canadian military history books but that one may be on a slow track. 


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5.0 OTHER NEW RELEASES:


5.1 Irish topic New Releases from Archive CD Books Ireland.


*  Some Notes of an Irish Exile of 1798, Being the Chapters from the Memoirs of Miles Byrne relating to Ireland (1910)

IE0355:  $18.50

Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom is Some Notes of an Irish Exile of 1798: Being the Chapters from the Memoirs of Miles Byrne Relating to Ireland published in Dublin by Maunsel & Co., in 1907. This publication was taken from Byrne's complete memories, which had been edited by Byrne's wife and published in Paris in three volumes the year after his death in 1863. In 301 printed pages Some Notes of an Irish Exile of 1798 treat on Byrne's involvement as a leader of the United Irishmen during some of the bloodiest fighting of the Rising in Wicklow and Wexford, through to his encounters with Robert Emmet at the end of the Rebellion.


Miles Byrne was born at Ballylusk, Monaseed, Co. Wexford in 1780 and like many of the leaders of the United Irishmen in 1798 was extremely young - Byrne himself had turned just eighteen and had already been involved in preparations for the Rising with Anthony Perry of Inch, the chief organiser in the area. Byrne participated in all of the major battles of the 1798 Rising in counties Wicklow and Wexford, including those at Oulart, Clough, Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, Arklow and the last battle in County Wexford, at Ballygullen in 4th July 1798. All of these battles are vividly portrayed in his Memoirs as are the brief respites between the battles where he passes his eye and pen over the carnage wrought throughout the countryside by both sides during the campaign.


After the failure of the Rising Byrne went on the run in the Wicklow mountains were he joined up with Michael Dwyer and Robert Hold and continued a guerilla campaign and later worked as a clerk and in his half-brother's timber yard as a foreman. It was during this period that Byrne met Robert Emmet and organised and commanded a group of Wexford men that were to participate in Emmet's abortive Rising of 1803. Byrne fled to Paris before Emmet's arrest and joined-up with Emmet's brother, Thomas Addis Emmet.


When the Irish Legion was formed by Napoleon he joined with the rank of Sous-Lieutenant; later he was promoted to Lieutenant and later to the rank of Captain of the Grenadiers. He fought in the Napoleonic campaign (1804 - 1815) in France, Spain and Greece and was eventually retired after thirty-years service and seventeen campaigns with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel when the British Government forced the dismissal of the officers of the Irish Legion on half pay and disbanded the Legion. He received the Cross of Officer of Legion of Honour from Louis Phillipe in 1832. After his retirement Byrne began to write his Memoirs and held court to the many Irish nationalists that came to Paris, some exclusively to meet the old warrior. Amongst these was a visit in 1860 by John Mitchel, who famously described Byrne as 'one of those rare beings who never grow old'.

For the battles and areas covered, Byrne's Memoires are recognised as one of the most authoritative accounts of the 1798 Rising and a must read for anyone interested in accounts of the 1798 Rising in general and more especially the campaigns in Wicklow and Wexford. 




*  Thom's Official Directory 1909

IE0357:  $30.90

First published in 1843 by Alexander Thom & Co., Thom's Irish Almanac & Directory, is still being published and is rightly seen as the pre-eminent directory and almanac for Ireland. Since its initial publication Thom's has undergone a number of slight changes in its title, such as Post Office Directory, Irish Almanac & Directory and in this case, the Official Directory. When it was first issued in 1843 Thom's contained some 1,000 printed pages; by the time of this 1909 issue the Directory contained nearly 2,400 printed pages, which are released here on fully-searchable CD-Rom.


The development of and changes of the title of Thom's publication was driven by the changes and additions to its contents. Although primarily and rightly seen as an Irish directory and almanac, much of this edition's initial pages are given over to a multitude of separate directories pertaining to the United Kingdom and its dominions.


More than two-third of the printed pages of this edition of Thom's Official Directory are given over to Ireland. Beginning with statistics for the country as a whole taken from the 1901 Census of Ireland, it also provides county-by-county details on Irish landowners of 1,000 acres and upwards and 10,000 acres and upwards. It also includes all the incumbents of the various parishes and benefices in Ireland, all army and navy officers, barrister and solicitors, doctors and physicians, all educational and medical institutions and members of their governing bodies and even the clubs and private institutions.


The vast majority of the 1909 edition of Thom's Official Directory is given over to Dublin County the City and its suburbs and as one would expect the level of detail provided in these sections far exceeds the that given for the rest of Ireland. For the capital itself a comprehensive street directory is provided.  It also covers the various townships and suburbs of the city such as Rathmines, Pembroke and Kingstown as well as mentioning the residents of many of the larger villages, which at this time had not been incorporated into the city. In addition, Thom's provides a list of the Dublin City and county nobility, gentry, merchants and traders as well as a trades directory and it is to the street and trades directories. This edition is concluded with the Annals of Dublin, recording important events in the history of the city from the year 140 AD until November 1908 and some seventy pages of advertisements.



*  Parish Register Society of Dublin,

By Act of Parliament on 1875 the parish registers of the Established Church of Ireland were placed under the Control of the Master of the Rolls. However, by the time of the publication of volume I one of the main conditions of the Act, namely the concentration, collection and depositing of the parish registers of the former Established Church in the Public Record Office of Ireland in Dublin, had not taken place. In a sense and with hindsight this transpired to be fortuitous as many of the parochial records that did find their way to the Public Record Office were destroyed in the infamous 1922 fire. In line with the formation of a number of Parish Register Societies in England, it was deemed necessary by the founding members of the Parish Register Society of Dublin to make publicly available the older and more important surviving parish registers of the Established Church of Ireland, beginning with the oldest in the country, those of Dublin City, for the valuable work undertaken by genealogists and local and family historians.


There would appear to have been no obligation to keep parish registers in Ireland until the Canon of 1634, although there had been an abortive attempt to introduce a form of public registration as early as 1617. However, this was discontinued in 1620 in a row over fees, the year after the commencement of the St. John's registers. The Canon of 1634 required every parish and chapel in Ireland to keep a book wherein must be written the day and year of every Christening, marriage and burial. The Canon does no appear to have been strictly enforced as no registers in Ireland begin immediately after the date of instruction. Only two registers in Ireland pre-date the Canon, that of St. John's and St. Brigid, Dublin and in only five other instances are registers known to pre-date 1642.


*  The Registers of St. John the Evangelist Dublin, 1619-1699, 1906

IE0358:  $21.00

Printed for the Parish Register Society of Dublin by Alexander Thom & Co., and first published in 1906 is volume I of the Parish Register Society of Dublin, the Registers of St. John the Evangelist, 1619-1699. Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom the Registers of St. John the Evangelist were a fitting choice as the Society's first publication as these are the earliest known registers to have survived in Ireland.


The Parish of St. John encompasses some of the oldest areas of Dublin, including Fishamble Street, Smock Alley, Winetavern Street, and the old Blind, Essex and Wood Quays. Due to its proximity to the quays and their numerous boarding houses, apart from the presence of fourteen ennobled families, bishops and the like, these early registers for St. John's contain numerous entries for transient and visiting individuals to Dublin. The entries contained in this publication were kept in two separate parchment registers; the first of 45 folios begins with the burial of John Hubbords on 12th June 1630 and the second contains 131 parchment folios. This publication also includes two very interesting and useful appendices. The first is the Churchwardens' Account Books, which include many interment and burial records not present in the parish registers; the second consists of lists of individuals rated for parish cess (now tax or rates) for the years 1621, 1646 and 1687. These lists provide the names of the cess payers, their addresses in the parish and in many cases the cess payers occupation. Included within the Registers are the remarkable lists of Poor English people who flooded into the parish as a result of the Rebellion of 1641 and who subsequently died and were buried in St. John's as well as a list of the poor soldiers buried in the parish after 24th April 1642.


The first volume of the Parish Register Society of Dublin is concluded with lists of place names and people. Containing some 349 printed pages the Parish Registers of St,. John the Evangelist, Dublin, are as relevant to the genealogists and family historian today as they were when the registers were first published. 


*  Marriage Entries in the Registers of the Parishes of S. Marie, S. Luke, S. Catherine and S. Werburgh, 1627-1800. 1915

IE0356:  $18.50

Printed for the Parish Register Society of Dublin by William Pollard & Co., and first published in 1915 is volume XII of the series, the Marriage Entries in the Registers of the Parishes of St. Marie, St. Luke, St. Catherine & St. Werburgh, 1627-1800 Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom the these Marriage Records are the most complete that are available with missing entries from the originals being supplemented by the editor with records from the Dublin Grant Book, Prerogative Grant Book and annual Returns from Visitations and in the case of St. Werburgh from entries located in an Ms. Bible in Trinity College, Dublin.


Republished here are the entries from the Marriage Registers for the Parish of St. Marie, for the periods 1697-1800. These have been annotated by the editor and cross-referenced to the Dublin Grant Book as well as the Prerogative Grant Book. Entries not present in the Registers were located in the Returns of Visitations and they have been added to this publication making the entries in this publication more complete than the original registers alone. The republished Marriage Register for the Parish of St. Luke date from 1716 to 1800 and begin at the point of the foundation and consecration of the Church when it was separated from the parish of St. Nicholas Without. In most instances the street address of the bride is given and in many instances the parish of residence of one or both parties. The republished Marriage Register for the Parish of St. Catherine date from 1715 to 1800 and are a continuation of the records for the parish published in volume V by the Parish Register Society of Dublin. Entries for the periods 1788 to 1792 are absent from the original Register, but this gap has been filled by the editor using the annual Returns of Visitations, making this publication once again more complete that the original Registers. The Marriage Register for St. Werburgh cover the periods 1704 to 1800, with one page of additional entries for the years 1640 to 1663 taken from entries found by the editor in an Ms. Bible in Trinity College, Dublin. The Republication of this number in the series of the Parish Register Society of Dublin remains as relevant to the genealogist and family historian today as they were when the registers were first published. 




5.2 British topic New Releases from Archive CD Books Ireland.


*  J. Chilcott, Chilcott's New Guide to Clifton and the Hotwells (Tenth Edition Much Improved), c. 1850

IE5119:  $14.00

This is a guide to an important 19th century holiday destination on the outskirts of Bristol. The Hotwells were developed as a spa resort in the 18th century, and tried to compete with Bath. Clifton was an affluent suburb of Bristol directly north of the Hotwells.

This guide provides all the information a tourist might need, with extensive coverage on the baths and spa resort. More importantly the guide provides a detailed description of the buildings and environment of both suburbs, the services, public amenities, libraries, antiquities, etc.

The volume finishes we a guide to the villages and towns around Bristol, with copious details on their history and customs. 



*  A Collection of Coats of Arms Borne by the Nobility and Gentry of the County of Glocester, 1792

IE5121:  $18.50

Published and sold in 1792 by J Good, "A Collection of Coats of Arms Borne by the Nobility and Gentry of the County of Glocester" is a unique publication. Arranged into three different divisions it combines some earlier published works with the Arms of those who wishes to be included in this new publication. The first division is based on the Coats of Arms that were prefixed in Robert Atkins's History published in 1712. The second division is compiled from Mr. Rudder's 1779 publication "New History of Glocestershire". The third division is compiled from those who wanted to be included in this publication. Though the writer does point out that he could not include Coats of Arms which were not duly certified as this would be interfering with the "just and ancient established rights" of the College of Arms.


While the author mentions that no attempt will be made by him to discuss at length the subject of Heraldry, he does include a list of the knights of the county who served in the army of King Henry III. The list is given in its original French format. This is followed by a discussion of the elements that can go in to making a Coat of Arms and what they stand for, as well as several other parts that can only be described as a discussion on the subject of Heraldry.


Then follows 62 pages of images of the actual Coats of Arms arranged alphabetically, with several late additions at the end. The publication is then completed by a listing of the subscribers.


For anyone with an interest in the Heraldry and Coats of Arms of the county of Gloucestershire this is an invaluable publication.



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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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“Hints” & “Comments”; 24

Notice of Special Access, or Free Offers; 7

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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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7-28 February 2012: 2:00-4:00 p.m.  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society are presenting a 4 part Course on Family History Writing.  This 4-session course is designed for individuals who want to make progress with organizing their materials and writing up their research for personal or public use.  Instructor: Gayle Dzis.  At North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html


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25 February 2012: 2:00-5:00 p.m.  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON are holding a half-day workshop, topic: Sharing Networks for Genealogists.  This workshop will offer new ideas and approaches to help researchers share genealogical data on-line safely and effectively.  Instructor: Marian Press  Venue: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html


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25 February, 2012.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Ottawa City Archives of Canada, Room 226, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all.  Website: www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca 

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


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27 February 2012: 7:30 p.m.  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON is holding a meeting, Topic: One Note.  This talk will demonstrate the use of Microsoft OneNote, a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. Additional short presentation by Greg Marlatt: The Flight of William Lyon Mackenzie.

Speaker: Jim Onyschuk

Venue: Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/meetings.html


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8-22 March 2012: 6:15-8:15 p.m.The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON are presenting a 3 session course, Topic: Creating a Family History Blog – for Genealogists.  This new 3-session course will be taught in a computer lab. It will provide all the information necessary to find and read blogs, but will concentrate on how to build one’s own blog to share family research.  Instructor: Marian Press.

Venue: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html


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Mar 20th 2012: Free genealogy programs from Fraser Valley Regional Library.  Topic: 

Search For Your Roots; Join us for an afternoon session as we explore the library database, Ancestry.com, with the guidance of genealogist Chris Longley. Learn

techniques and tricks to navigate your way through our free database and

discover family narratives along the way.  At the Clearbrook Library, on Tuesday @ 

2:00pm-4:00pm.  Registration is required for this program.  For details please follow the link to:

http://www.fvrl.bc.ca/play/programs.php


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20-27 March 2012: 5:15-8:15 p.m.  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON are presenting a 2 session course.  Topic: Exploring the Baldwin Room’s Manuscript Collection.  This advanced 2-session course will explore the important Canadian manuscript collection housed in the Baldwin Room at the Toronto Reference Library, with hands-on examination of several manuscript fonds.  Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara.

Venue: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html


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24 March, 2012.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Ottawa City Archives of Canada, Room 226, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all.  Website: www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca 

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

 

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26 March 2012: 7:30 p.m.  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON are holding a meeting, Topic: Unusual, Underused and Under appreciated Resources Online for Genealogists

Venue: Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto.

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/meetings.html


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27 March – 17 April 2012 (on Tuesdays @  6:30-8:30 p.m.).  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society is running a 4 part course on: Going Back to Basics – A Refresher.  This 4-session course will cover the basic resources used to find your family history – it will be centred on Ontario records, but can be expanded to cover participants’ areas of interest.  Instructor: Ruth Burkholder.  At the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto.

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html


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31 March, 2012.  The Toronto Branch of the OGS has announced a one-day Branch workshop on “Finding Your Great War Ancestors”, to be co-hosted by the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library.  At North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto.  “Spend a full day with some of Canada and the world’s top Great War experts! Discover new resources, practical strategies to crack research conundrums, and shocking truths about the “war to end war”.”

Details: www.torontofamilyhistory.org/GreatWarWorkshop2012.html


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5-19 April 2012 (on Thursdays @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.).  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society is running a 3 part course on: Hands-On Ontario Estate Records

Participants in this 3-session course will follow assigned case histories to learn hands-on at the Archives of Ontario how to find estate files and land registry records.  Istructor: Jane E. MacNamara.  At the Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian MacDonald Blvd, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html

 

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13 & 14 April, 2012.  The Alberta Genealogical Society and the Alberta Family History Society are joining forces to hold a giant genealogy fair, “Find your Tree in the Forrest,” in Red Dear, Alberta.  They have 15 speakers booked to speak on interesting topics.  For FULL information, or to download a registration form, please visit the official conference website at: 

http://rdgensoc.ab.ca/conferenceindex.html

Unfortunately we cannot attend this show but we will be donating a door prize and distributing some fliers.

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14 April, 2012.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Ottawa City Archives of Canada, Room 226, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all.  Website: www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca 

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


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18 April – 9 May 2012 (on Wednesdays @ 6:15-8:15 p.m.)  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society is running a 4 part course on: Advanced English Family History.  This course will focus on the 1700-1837 period – topics will include vital events, parish research, population listings, poor relief, apprenticeship, land tenancy and inheritance records. Instructors: James F.S. Thomson & Joan Read.  At the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html


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21 April, 2012, The  Ottawa Branch OGS is hosting their AGM and Genealogy Day at the NEW City of Ottawa Central Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa, Ontario starting at 09:30.  Details and Agenda can be found at: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/?p=1989

In addition to a program of presentations there will be a marketplace supported by both commercial and “society” organizations. 

WE ARE REGISTERED FOR THE MARKETPLACE.  COME AND VISIT US IN PERSON.  THE ARCHIVE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS THE “REGISTRANTS.”


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23 April 2012 Meeting - Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON Topics: Women, Bicycles and Animals: Humanizing the First World War,

AND My DNA – the Genealogical Gift That Keeps on Giving.  At 7:30 p.m. in the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/meetings.html


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3-24 May 2012 (on Thursdays @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.)  The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society is running a 4 part course on: Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records.  Participants will learn through hands-on practice how to use the collections at the Archives of Ontario to trace ancestors’ attempts to acquire land in Upper Canada. Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara.  At the Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian MacDonald Blvd, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html


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12 May, 2012.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Ottawa City Archives of Canada, Room 226, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all.  Website: www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca 

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


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12 May 2012, The Fraser Valley Regional Library are offering a free genealogy talk, “Find Your Family in the Library.”  2:00pm-3:00pm at the Langley Library.  Registration required for this program.  Join Brenda L. Smith for your first steps in locating and assessing library resources.  For details go to link:

http://www.fvrl.bc.ca/play/programs.php



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28 May 2012:  Meeting - Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON  Topics: Legal Research for Family Historians AND The Importance of the Mother's Maiden Name.  At  7:30 p.m. in the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Details: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/meetings.html


REVISED________

1st to 3rd, June, 2012.  Region VIII of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) will host the Society’s annual Conference at St Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario.  This is usually the largest Ontario conference of the year with as many as 700 genealogists attending.  There will be a large area for sales, displays, publications and information tables.

For details go to:  http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference

WE HAVE NOW SENT IN OUR REGISTERATION AND EXPECT TO BE PRESENTING OUR WARES IN THE CONFERENCE MARKETPLACE.

 

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25 August, 2012.  The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is planning to hold a Celebration of their 30th anniversary.  More details to be announced soon.


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8 September, 2012.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Ottawa City Archives of Canada, Room 226, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all.  Website: www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca 

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


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13 October, 2012.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Ottawa City Archives of Canada, Room 226, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all.  Website: www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca 

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


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10 November, 2012.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Ottawa City Archives of Canada, Room 226, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all.  Website: www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca 

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


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8 December, 2012.  The Master Genealogist (software) Users Group, Ottawa is holding its monthly meeting at The Ottawa City Archives of Canada, Room 226, 100 Tallwood Dr., Ottawa, between 2 & 4 pm.  Meetings consist of general discussions, tip of the month, and one or more formal presentations.  Attendance is free to all.  Website: www.ottawa-tmg-ug.ca 

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



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