Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V9#04 - 21 August, 2012


Contents:

1 WELCOME

2 WHAT'S IN THE NEWSLETTER

3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (7)

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:

The general lull in genealogical activities seemed to continue through the month - except in our office where we have been going “flat out” the whole month on several large projects. 


One of them we can announce in this Newsletter:  We are pleased to release our digital version of Canada in the Great War, a 6 volume set which has been taking up 12 1/2 inches of shelf space.  It is a most comprehensive history of Canada’s part in The First World (often called The Great) War plus one volume which summarizes the major military activities in this part of North America from the earliest settlement by Europeans.  Published by a famous publishing house, over thirty authors contributed to this history which was written and published as six separate volumes between 1917 and 1921.


Because some might consider the whole set expensive (which we don’t!) and because the subject matter is largely chronologically distributed, we are releasing each volume separately as well as the whole set together, with a special price for the set which makes it a GREAT BUY!


As usual we also have our latest news and gossip as well as news and updates of upcoming Canadian Meetings and Events.  Hopefully, this will help you to select the events you want 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:


- Seven new Canadian releases.

- and all our news, gossip and announcements.


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3. NEW CANADIAN CD RELEASES:


*  Canada in the Great World War, by “Various Authorities” (Complete in six volumes)

CA0039-S:  $45.00

The title continues: "An authentic account of the military history of Canada from the earliest days to the close of the War of the Nations."

The names of the "Various Authorities" and the volumes where their work can be found are:

A. C. Allenson: Vol.2; Lawrence J Burpee: Vol.1, 4, 5 & 6; F. A. Carman: Vol.6; Ernest J. Chambers: Vol.1; Robert H. Coats: Vol. 2: John A.  Currie: Vol. 3; A. O. Dawson: Vol. 4; Allan Donnell: Vol. 4, 5 & 6; P. A. Errett: Vol 3 & 4; R. E. Gossnell: Vol. 3 & 4; Charles Hanbury-Williams: Vol. 1 & 2; Rowland H. Hill: Vol. 3, 4 & 5; Carrie E. Holman: Vol. 2; A. T. Hunter: Vol. 3; John Lewis: Vol. 2; H. W. Macdonnell: Vol. 4; J. S. B. Macpherson: Vol. 5 & 6; T. G. Marquis: Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4; J. L. Melville: Vol. 5 & 6;  J. E. Middleton: Vol. 2; T. W. Morse: Vol. 4; Ross Munro: Vol. 2; A. M. Plumptre: Vol. 2; Charles A. H. Raymond: Vol. 2 & 3; Ethel T. Raymond: Vol. 6; H. L. Robertson: Vol.5; Bernard K. Sandwell: Vol. 2; Duncan Campbell Scott: Vol. 3; W. Stewart Thompson: Vol. 2 & 3; W.(Wealtha) A. Willison: Vol. 4, 5 & 6; Ernest F. Wurtele: Vol. 5.


The subject matter is organized in approximately chronological order, especially given that the volumes were published, individually, over a period from 1917 to 1921 as follows: 


Table of Volumes:

Vol. 1. Military History of Canada 1608-1914 Pub. 1917 see also CA0039-1

Vol. 2. Days of Preparation Pub. 1918 see also CA0039-2

Vol. 3. Guarding the Channel Ports Pub. 1919 see also CA0039-3

Vol. 4. The Turn of the Tide Pub. 1920 see also CA0039-4

Vol. 5  The Triumph of the Allies Pub. 1920 see also CA0039-5

Vol. 6  Special Services, Heroic Deeds etc. Publ. 1921 see also CA0039-6


The publication dates of volumes 2 through 6 also indicate that the events the authors are describing has the accuracy of fairly recently formed memories.  On the other hand it also indicates that the writings may be influenced by the emotionally charged social atmosphere of a nation at, or recovering from a, war.  Throughout, the narrative is liberally illustrated with many maps, plans and photographic reproductions.


This CD contains copies of all 6 volumes of "Canada in the Great War."  With such a large subject spread over a total of approximately 2700 pages it is difficult to capture the contents of the whole work in just a few words but you will find the List of Contents for each of the individual volumes listed in their individual descriptions, and we suggest you review these content descriptions to obtain a more detailed outline of the contents of this enormous work.  The Catalogue Number of each of the individual volume CDs is given in the above table of volumes.


This digital reproduction provides high quality images of every printed page in the volumes, i.e., no transcription errors.  All the text has been computer read (OCRed) and has been carefully hand corrected so you may confidently use your computer to search for every occurrence of particular words or phrases of your choice.  The search speed is enhanced by the use of our FastFind technology.


(Note the descriptions of each individual volume is more complete on the web site - where each may be accessed in isolation - but to reduce unnecessary repetition in this newsletter only the "unique" Contents descriptions are provided.)


*  Canada in the Great World War, Vol.1 Military History of Canada 1608-1914

CA0039-1:  $13.00

 CONTENTS:-

Ch. I Pioneer Soldiers of Canada

Ch. II The Soldier Governor

Ch. III The Struggle for Canada

Ch. IV First Fifty Years Of British Rule

Ch. V The War of 1812

Ch. VI Lower Canadian Rebellion, 1837-38

Ch. VII Upper Canadian Rebellion, 1837-38

Ch. VIII Fenian and Other Raids

Ch. IX The Red River Rebellion, 1869-70

Ch. X The Saskatchewan Rebellion, 1885

Ch. XI The South African War

Ch. XII A Period of Military Growth



*  Canada in the Great World War, Vol.2 Days of Preparation

CA0039-2:  $13.00

CONTENTS:-

 Foreword

Ch. I The Causes of The Great World War

Ch. II Canada at War

Ch. III Creating The Canadian Army

Ch. IV Conscription in Canada

Ch. V Canada's Financial Condition in its Bearing on The War

Ch. VI Financial Measures

Ch. VII Canadian Industry and the Call for Munitions

Ch. VIII The Alien Enemy in Canada; Internment Operations 

Ch. IX Canada in the War at Sea

Ch. X Voluntary War Relief

  1. Patriotic Fund Activities

  2. Canada's Love-Gifts

  3. Canadian Red Cross Society Information Bureau

  4. The King George and Queen Mary Maple Leaf Clubs

Ch. XI The Censorship

Ch. XII Canadian War Camps

Ch. XIII The Canadian Railways and the War

Ch. XIV The Canadian Armada

Ch. XV At Salisbury Plain

Ch. XVI First Canadian Unit in France

Ch. XVII The First Division Off For France

Ch. XVIII Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Appendices:

 I. Canadians with The Imperial Forces

 II. Chronological Account of the Great World War, 1914 



*  Canada in the Great World War, Vol.3 Guarding the Channel Ports

CA0039-3:  $13.00

CONTENTS:-

Ch. I Introductory

Ch. II The First Division in France

Ch. III The Second Battle of Ypres

Ch. IV Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

    1. February 28th to November 27th, 1915

    2. Further Account of the Work of the P.P.C.L.I. in the Ypres Salient

Ch. V Battle Of FestubertCh. VI The Fight at Givenchy

Ch. VII Formation of The 2nd and 3rd Divisions

Ch. VIII From Givenchy to St. Eloi

Ch. IX Holding the Salient, 1916

Ch. X Trench Raids

Appendices:

I. The Canadian Indians and the Great World War

II. The Canadians on Garrison Duty

III. Food Control

IV. Fuel Control

V. Chronological Account of the Great World War, 1915



*  Canada in the Great World War, Vol. 4. The Turn of the Tide

CA0039-4:  $13.00

CONTENTS:-

Ch. I Introductory

Ch. II The Somme Offensive

Ch. III The Canadians at Vimy Ridge

Ch. IV The Siege of Lens

Ch. V Battle Of Passchendaele Ridge

Appendices:

 I. Canada in the War at Sea

 II . Canada's Motor Machine Gun Corps

 III. The Canadian Cavalry Brigade

 IV. Canadian Prisoners of War in Germany

 V. Rehabilitating the Returned Soldier 

 VI. Chronological Account of the Great World War, 1916



*  Canada in the Great World War, Vol. 5  The Triumph of the Allies

CA0039-5: $13.00

CONTENTS:-

Ch. I In Winter Quarters, 1917-18

Ch. II War, Politics, and Christmas Cheer at the Front

Ch. III Holding the Line

Ch. IV Last Days of the Vimy Front

Ch. V On the Eve of a Great Battle

Ch. VI The Battle of Amiens

Ch. VII Breaking the Drocourt-Queant Line

Ch. VIII Battle of Cambrai

Ch. IX Cambrai to Valenciennes

Ch. X Valenciennes to Mons

Ch. XI From Mons to the Rhine

Appendices:

 I. The War in the Air

 II. The Canadian Forestry Corps

 III. Canadian Railway Troops

 IV. The Canadian Army Veterinary Corps

 V. The Canadian Army Dental Corps

 VI. The Royal Military College of Canada

 VII. Chronological Account of the Great, World War, 1917-1919



*  Canada in the Great World War, Vol. 6  Special Services,  Heroic Deeds etc.

CA0039-6:  $13.00

CONTENTS:-

Ch. I The Canadian Artillery

Ch. II The Canadian Engineers

Ch. III The Canadian Army Medical Corps

Ch. IV Religious and Social Activities

  by Officers of the Services

Ch. V Canadian Women in the Great War 

Ch. VI The Campaign in Northern Russia

Ch. VII Demobilization

Ch. VIII Heroic Deeds

Appendices:

 I. Commanding Officers Overseas Units

 II. Decorations Awarded Canadians

 III. Statistical Account of the C.E.F

 IV. Terms of Armistice with Germany



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4 COMING SOON:

No update this 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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NEWS ROUNDUP:

Another quiet month as could be predicted from the time of year.  There was one event which passed by which I believe deserved more consideration than it got:


FINDMYPAST GROUP

The British origin Find My Past (Brightsolid) pay-as-you-go data source, with websites in Britain, Ireland and Australia, recently opened a “dot com” site in the US to host their version of the newly released US 1941 census records.  


This site has now announced that it is also hosting a new “World” class subscription which allows subscribers to use their credits to access data from ANY of the pre-existing “National” sites, and that they would also be providing data from other areas of the World in the future.  In a nutshell they are going International!  


This marks a recognition that many people (in North America, at least,) have family histories which extend outside their present country of residence and they need to trace their ancestry through multi-national records.  Watch out for additions to their breadth and depth of International coverage. 



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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 “scuttlebutt” which we think will be of interest to Canadian genealogists, and which may have 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 try to filter out a lot of the vast wave of US (only) news which tend to overwhelmed most other news sources. 


In the last month genealogical news and special offers here is a count of our posts:

“Hints” & “Comments”; 32

Notice of Special Access, or Free Offers; 6

Immediate notification of our new release(s): 7

As you could expect for the time of the year this has been a “slow news” period but in addition to the Genealogy “one liner’s” (jokes?) which I’m still dosing out at one a day there have been a couple of other (vaguely genealogy related) humorous items which I “caught” and “shared.”


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: 

https://www.facebook.com/ArchiveCDBooksCanada


If you have not yet joined Facebook you can use the same URL but you will need to "sign in" before you can read our wall.


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7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

(We can include your Family History Societies announcements if you tell us what they are.  Please give us AT LEAST one month's notice.)


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25 August, 2012.  The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is planning to hold a Celebration of their 30th anniversary.  The online announcement / registration web page is now available at:

http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/recreation/GANS/anniv30.html


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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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14 - 16 SEPTEMBER, 2012.  The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) will hold its annual conference at the Library & Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON. Opens @ 5pm on Friday, till 5pm Sunday.  Full program of speakers and a large marketplace.  Go to the BIFHSGO website for more details and registration info.:  www.bifhsgo/ca

WE ARE BOOKED TO BE IN THE MARKET PLACE WITH OUR FULL CONFERENCE “KIT.”  (The L&A is also open to the public during show hours.) (Note 1 below.)


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22 September, 2012, BIFHSGO Meeting: Why Study Genealogists?.    At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Lecture topics: Initial Results from the Canadian Genealogy Survey, by Dr. Leighann C. Neilson

For more information go to:

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

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

or call (613) 234-2520


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24 September, 2012.  Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON meeting.  Topic: What’s Happening in OGS - An introduction to the provincial office and staff ........  Speaker: Shirley Sturdevant, OGS President.  Held at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

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


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3 October, 2012.  Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - 1st session of an 8 session course on; “Basic Genealogy and Family History.”  Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara at  North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

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


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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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13 October, 2012, BIFHSGO Monthly Meeting.    At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Lecture topics: Understanding the Emigrations of the Paulin Family from Henley-on-Thames to Points Far ...., by Gillian Leitch

For more information go to:

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

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

or call (613) 234-2520


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22 October 2012.  Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON meeting.  Topic: The War of 1812: Why Canada is Not a U.S. State.  AND The Oral Tradition in Somalian Genealogy.  Speaker: Ken Weber.  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 November, 2012.  Kitchener Public Library ARE holding their Genealogy and Family History Day for the second year.  I still cannot find any public confirmation of this event yet but it is confirmed that we shall be in the marketplace.  We will announce further developments as we hear about them. We believe the marketplace will be open to public access throughout the event. (See Note 1 below.)


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7 to 28 November, 2012. Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON offers a  new 4-session course:  Coming in Waves: British and Irish Emigration to Canada. Instructor: James F.S. Thomson, at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto.

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


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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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10 November, 2012, BIFHSGO Monthly Meeting.    At the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  Lecture topics: Prizemaking in the War of 1812, Relatively Speaking, by Faye Kert

For more information go to:

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

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

or call (613) 234-2520


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17 November 2012.   Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society - Toronto, ON is holding a workshop - Irish Family History.  This is a full-day workshop will cover a comprehensive range of topics of interest to family historians with Irish research interests.

Instructors: TBA

Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St., Toronto

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


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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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5-6 April, 2013.  The Ottawa branch of the OGS has tentatively booked the Library and Archives exhibition space for its annual GENE-O-RAMA conference.  Further details to come.  


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31May - 2 June, 2013.  The OGS conference and show will take place.  The venue is to be Durham College in Oshawa.  We are told the marketplace will be in a newly built gymnasium with plenty of room.


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Note 1: When we bring our “road-show” to one of these great marketplaces, it is logistically impossible for us to carry a copy of every one of the over 4,000 CDs in our on-line catalogue.  We DO (usually) bring about 1,000 - selected from the more popular titles - but only one or two copies of each.  When these are sold it’s no longer available for viewing at that show.  If you want to see a particular CD at a meeting / show let us know ahead of time what it is you want to see (eMail or ‘phone are good, but however suits you best) and we will make sure we keep a copy available for you to look at.  There will be no obligation to buy if it’s not what you want.  We don’t want you to be disappointed. 


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.



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Attn.: Malcolm Moody - President

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(613) 692-2667

e-mail: Malcolm@ArchiveCDBooks.ca

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