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Archive CD Books Canada NEWSLETTER V2#11 - 16 March 2006
2 WHATS IN THE NEWSLETTER
3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES (2)
4 COMING SOON
5 NEW RELEASES FROM OTHER PARTNERS
Census of England - Copies of original enumerator's books (9)
British Books (2 )
6 NEWS & GOSSIP
7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS
Welcome to the Archive CD Books Canada March newsletter.
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make it worth your while reading, but that usually means there will be about
one a month.
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2 WHATS IN THE NEWSLETTER:
A total of 13 new title releases in this newsletter.
New releases from Archive CD Books Canada.
New Census of England and Wales sections on CD New British Books on CD News,
Gossip, and more.
To find a book 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.
3 NEW CANADIAN RELEASES:
* The Call to Arms, Montreal's Roll of Honor
The preface to this book provides it's own description of the aims and
objectives of its publication: "THE CALL TO ARMS is the work of a few
Montreal citizens who, with the aid of many friends, took upon themselves to
endeavor to produce a tangible record of the manifold and splendid ways in
which Montrealers, military and civil, have served their Country and their
Empire during the last five months of 1914.
Their first object was to record these facts; secondly, their desire was to
serve the Montreal Patriotic Fund by turning over to its treasurer the
proceeds of the publication, above the actual net cost of production and
distribution. ... "
The slightly over 200 pages of this rare expensive book are packed with the
names of Montreal citizens who "joined up" or served the war effort in a
civilian capacity. Particularly unusual is the number of women who are
credited in their own right for their war work.
The book is not specific about its publication date but it does indicate
that it was compiled in the last five months of 1914 so the military records
give the names from the 1st and 2nd contingents of the Canadian
Expeditionary Force (CEF). It also gives a brief history of each military
organization which was staffed with Montrealers, identifying them by name
and service rank. The military units who's members are identified are given
in the description on our web site as are the civilian organizations who's
activities are described and who's participants are named
There is also an interesting section giving various scales of pay and
allowance for those serving in the military.
* Manitoba Provincial (Subscriber & Classified) Telephone Directory
#119, December 1947
This directory lists all of the Provincial and Rural subscribers of
Manitoba in December 1947 except those in Greater Winnipeg. The exact
wording used in the directory is, Manitoba Telephone System, Official
Directory for Provincial Exchanges and Rural Districts of Manitoba
exclusive of Greater Winnipeg. In addition there is a large section
of what we would today call the Yellow Pages or the Classified Business
Directory, but what this directory calls, WHERE TO BUY IT.
Altogether there are over 400 pages in this directory, 287 of them in
the list of subscribers, each listing well over 100 numbers. The
subscribers directory is arranged by exchange and there are hundreds of
them. Based on a sampling, the names of the exchanges seem to be the
same as place names still in use today but there are also listings of
other places which were not served by their own exchange (giving the
name of the exchange which did serve them) which we had very limited
success in finding on a modern map. We suspect this directory may also
be a useful tool for finding places whose names are no longer in use.
We have configured this CD to be text searchable using the Search or
Find features of your PDF reader application. This will help you find
a subscriber even if you dont know exactly where they lived. This
is a wonderful resource to help you find people in Manitoba (outside
greater Winnipeg) in 1947.
4 COMING SOON:
We now have J. L. Gourlay's "History of the Ottawa Valley" and it's
waiting it's turn on the scanner. At a glance it is an interesting, if
somewhat eccentric (there are only two chapters!) book.
We are still working on the Great War books loaned to us by another
friend of the Project. The "Call to Arms" above is the first of this
Because of the large volume of Great War material we have on hand at
the moment we are also trying to fit in other interesting items for
those of you who do not have a direct interest in that event.
5 NEW RELEASES FROM OTHER PARTNERS:
(All prices in $Cdn.)
CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES - NEW RELEASES
1861 ESSEX CENSUS IN INDIVIDUAL PIECES
THE COMPLETE COUNTY SET (9 CDs) ALREADY IN OUR CATALOGUE
In addition to the full county set, we have just made parts of the
Essex 1861 census available on individual CDs, each containing a range
of census pieces.
If you do not need the whole county, then this is the opportunity for
you to buy smaller parts at a more affordable price for the districts
in which you have interest. NOTE: The census is not necessarily
organized by logical geographical districts. Please refer to the lists
shown against each individual CDs entry in our web site catalogue to
see which places are included on which CD. Be aware that some places
occasionally occur on more than one CD. (We have not divided the CDs
into geographical areas - but have kept strictly to the HO
classifications as per the original census references).
* 1861 Essex Census (CD1) RG9/1054-1063
* 1861 Essex Census (CD2) RG9/1064-1071
* 1861 Essex Census (CD3) RG9/1072-1078
* 1861 Essex Census (CD4) RG9/1079-1084
* 1861 Essex Census (CD5) RG9/1085-1092
* 1861 Essex Census (CD6) RG9/1093-1101
* 1861 Essex Census (CD7) RG9/1102-1109
* 1861 Essex Census (CD8) RG9/1110-1115
* 1861 Essex Census (CD9) RG9/1116-1123
BRITISH BOOKS - NEW RELEASES
* Origins of Popular Superstitions, Customs & Ceremonies by T. Sharper
A wonderfully fascinating book, just as applicable today as it was
when it was written, or in the times relating to our ancestors.
Superstitions and customs relating to days and seasons; Marriage
superstitions and customs; Divination and Omens, and lots more.
* The National Roll of The Great War - London, Section 2
An excellent book with details of the people from London who served in
the Great War. Not just soldiers, but also those with other
occupations. Nurses, key factory workers etc. Family names are very
easy to find as the books were arranged alphabetically, but
unfortunately there is no index of places and there seems to be no
pattern to the areas of coverage.
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.
* BENEFITS OF THE STRONG CANADIAN DOLLAR
The strength of our Canadian dollar means that we have been able to
reduce our prices on many of our partner's more expensive titles. We
have just finished lowering over 2000 prices on our web site.
We have finally settled on a date to terminate our free offer to new
customers of Manners and Rules of Good Society, CA0009. We will be
replacing it with a different type of offer which we hope you are going
to find even more interesting.
* SHIPPING CHARGES:
Our shopping cart does still tend to overcharge for multiple orders.
If you are overcharged we will make a rebate against your credit card.
We ONLY want to cover our costs on Postage and Packing. It's not
another source of income. If you want to place a larger order - say 6
or more titles - please contact us and well make sure you get the
right shipping charges.
(Apologies for repetition on this item. We want to make sure new
subscribers to the newsletter see this important announcement.)
* CATALOGUE CHANGE:
Our list of books on Ontario was getting far too long so we have
introduced another layer of sub-categories in our on-line catalogue.
When you click on "Ontario" you will get another selection list showing
"Directories" and "History." We debated over making the second
category "Everything Else" but sanity prevailed so "History" it is. It
does, however, contain everything else!
* IN PERSON APPEARANCES:
SEE YOU AT THE OTTAWA OGS GENE-O-RAMA SHOW THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
We have some GREAT specials planned for the show including WE PAY THE
TAX ON ALL PURCHASES!
7 FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Spring Lecture Series at Grey Roots.
New this year, the Grey County Archives will be offering a four week
Spring Lecture Series Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. starting 16
* 16 March 2006: Progress, Beauty, Truth: The Heritage Architecture of
Grey County; Presented by Bob Greenberg
* 23 March 2006: Preserving Your Heirlooms I: Furniture & Textiles;
Presented by Stacy McLennan
* 30 March 2006: Early Land Treaties of Grey County; Presented by
* 6 April 2006: Preserving Your Heirlooms II: Photographs & Paper:
Presented by Stacy McLennan
Regular admission rates apply. For more information please contact
Grey Roots: Museum & Archives at (519) 376-3690.
The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be holding
it's annual genealogy conference; GENE-O-RAMA 2006 on 17 - 18 March
2006 at Orleans United Church, 111 Orleans Blvd., Ottawa (Orleans),
For more details and registration go on-line to:
http://www.ogsottawa.on.ca/geneorama/ or e-mail
to:conference@... or write to: GENE-O-RAMA, c/o 6509
Waddion Drive, Greely, ON K4P 1E7
ARCHIVE CD BOOKS CANADA WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS MEETING.
The British Columbia Genealogical Society presents Ken Aitken, family
history lecturer, in seminar & lecture sessions, in Surrey & Burnaby,
March 24th 2006: evening discussion seminar, "Solving Complex Research
Problems" & March 25, 2006: daytime lectures & analysis session:
"Distance Learning"; "Canadian Border Entry Records" & "Evaluating
Birth Marriage & Death Information".
Location of Lectures: Edmonds Centre, 7282 Kingsway (corner of Edmonds
& Kingsway), Burnaby, B.C.
Tickets for non B.C.G.S./affiliate members: $30 Friday evening (limited
seating) & $50 Saturday sessions. Tickets available in person at
B.C.G.S. meetings or by mail: B.C.G.S., P. O. Box 88054, Lansdowne
Mall, Richmond, B.C., Canada V6X 3T6
For details, including prices for B.C.G.S. & affiliate members, please
see the B.C.G.S. website: www.bcgs.ca or call Susan Snalem 604 273 8209
(Greater Vancouver) or e-mail Eunice Robinson at eunice@...
Come celebrate Archives Awareness Week at Grey Roots. We will be
offering special events on Thursday April 6 and Saturday April 8.
1:00 p.m. - Grey County trivia game; 2:00 p.m. - showing of The
Archival Trail film; 2:30 p.m. - Preserving your Heirlooms seminar;
3:30, 4:00, 4:30 p.m. - Behind the Scenes tours. Regular admission
ATTENTION RESEARCHERS: FREE ADMISSION TO READING ROOM ALL WEEK!!
Grey Roots, 102599 Grey Road 18, RR4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6 : (877)
GREY-ROOTS x. 111
The 5th Annual Grey County Black History Event: North American
Saturday, April 29th 2006, 8:30-4:30
Durham Arena and Community Centre, 451 Saddler St. W. Durham, ON, Canada
Feature Presentation by Peter Hanes: Shared U.S. Canadian Black
History and Cultural Experiences
For more information, Greta Kennedy, P.O. Box 709 Durham, ON, N0G 1R0,
Tel: 519-369-3119, Fax: 519-369-2399, Email: gretakennedy@...
OR The Grey County Archives: Tel: 519-376-3690 x113 Fax: 519-376-4654
The Ontario Genealogical Society is holding it's annual seminar, "From
Buggy Whips .. to Microchips," between 26 - 28 May, 2006. It is being
hosted this year by the Durham Region Branch of the OGS and will take
place at Durham College & University campus, 1910 Simcoe Street N.,
Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 4Y3.
For full details, program and registration go on-line to:
http://www.ogsseminar.org/index.htm , or call Anne Delong (Registrar)
ARCHIVE CD BOOKS CANADA WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS MEETING.
On October 13 & 14, 2006 the Alberta Family Histories Society will
present its biennial Expo Seminar (Calgary's genealogy event of the
year), FAMILYROOTS 2006, at the Carriage House Inn.
For further details consult the website: www.afhs.ab.ca
Your support would be much appreciated. Submitted by: BILL CAMPBELL,
AFHS, Public Relations
The Society kindly invited Archive CD Books Canada to attend this
meeting but - unfortunately - we had to decline with thanks.
DONT FORGET WE CAN HELP YOUR GROUP TO SPREAD THE NEWS. E-MAIL US.
8 PREVIOUSLY RELEASED BOOKS:
Archives of this newsletter showing all the previous release
announcements are available in the newsletter archive which can be
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
Archive CD Books Canada Inc.
Attn.: Malcolm Moody - President
P.O. Box 11,
Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A2, Canada.
Canadian web site: http://www.archivecdbooks.ca