Archive CD Books News
31 May 2002
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* Draw Winners & Special Offers
* Snippets, Feedback & Comments
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* Reviews & extracts from some of the books
* Family history hints and tips (census)
* How to get the best out of available resources - Apprenticeships
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LATEST CD RELEASES THIS WEEK
1. Manchester, Salford & Suburbs 1929 Kelly's Directory
This incredibly comprehensive directory runs to approximately 2,800
pages. It contains a full listing of everybody in every street, lane,
court, place and terrace, with a separate alphabetical directory of the
names of private residents in Manchester, Salford and its suburbs. The
Trades and Banking directories, listing people and their trades, are
Using this book you will be able to locate your ancestors, see where
they lived and who their neighbours were. All of this will allow you
build up a mental image of their surroundings and how they went about
their daily business.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY JUST £5.00 instead
of the normal price of £19.99.
See Lancashire Directories page
2. Oxford - Brasenose College Register 1509-1909
A register of those attending the college from 1509-1909
see Oxfordshire miscellaneous page
3. North Devon and North Cornwall Baddeley's Guide (1908)
Of particular interest to the historian and genealogist due to its
excellent descriptions and history of the places
see Devon topography page
4. Glimpses of Ancient Leicester
Lots of illustrations.
see Leicestershire history page
5. P. Mannex History and Directory of Furness and Cartmel
This is an excellent and very comprehensive history and directory
see Lancashire directories page
6. Pigot's 1831 Topography and Gazetteer of England (Vol. 1)
A superb and very rare pocket topography and gazetteer of the following
English counties ;
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall,
Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire,
Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxfordshire,
Somersetshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire.
Includes historical and statistical descriptions, distance, parochial
and population tables, descriptive accounts of Market and Fair towns,
parishes, townships, chapelries, hamlets, tythings etc.
There is also a lovely map for each county and lots of beautiful
vignetted illustrations of cathedrals and chuches.
AVAILABLE UNTIL 12.00 MIDDAY B.S.T. WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE 2002 AT THE
BARGAIN PRICE OF 2.50 GBP (plus VAT on UK sales and postage).
AFTER THIS TIME IT WILL REVERT TO ITS USUAL PRICE OF 14.00 GBP
The Illustrated London News- Elizabeth II 1953 Coronation Edition
In order to mark the Golden Jubilee of our Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II,
anyone ordering two or more CD's before 12.00 mid-day BST on Wednesday
5th June 2002 will automatically receive this CD free of charge.
see All England newspapers page
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Articles, reviews, comments, etc. for inclusion in the weekly newsletter
Due to national holidays in the UK, the ACDB office will be closed from
Friday 31 May 5.00pm until Wednesday 5 June 9.30am. (BST).
The on-line shopping cart will be open as usual of course!
Further to the release of the Paterson's Book of Roads set, the owner of
one of them, Henry Garratt, has now donated his book to us.
We will be paying for it to be renovated and will find a suitable home
for it in due course.
Rob Dewsall returned the Middlesex directories to The Barnet Archives,
along with copies of the CD's. They had had a chance to look through
some of the twenty or so other CD's we donated to them last week
and they were very impressed indeed.
They had been searching for original copies of the 1902 London
directories for years without success, now they have them on CD.
Rob Dewsall writes :
I spoke yesterday to David Knott, the head of collections at Reading
University Library. He has agreed to allow us access to both their open
shelves and their closed collections and in return we will pay for the
restoration of any books which have become sufficiently dilapidated to
require it. With regard to the closed collections this is especially
important as it means that previously unavailable books and records will
now be made available on CD to genealogists, historians and students all
over the world.
The Library will also receive copies of any of our CD's that they
require and they hope to make these available over their network, thus
aiding their own students and readers in their research.
I am *very* excited about this new project as they have some *extremely*
rare and interesting books and these will start to appear on CD in the
Full credit is due to one of our supporters, Barbara Watts, for
introducing David Knott to The Archive CD Books Project.
Paul Gaskell writes :
I'm pleased to report that Archive CD Books have kindly donated a copy
of this book on CD to this society :- The Burford Records A Study in
Minor Town Government by R H Gretton
This is an eighteenth century book, which comes in three distinct
1. History of the corporation of Burford.
2. Studies in the history of Burford.
3. Calendar of Burford records.
There then follows a general index, index of persons and index of
This CD will be freely available for users of the society's reference
library at the Holford Centre from Tuesday onwards. The Holford Centre
is now open *every* Tuesday, on the third Saturday of every month
and on one "ad hoc" Sunday per month.
For full details of dates and times, location of the Holford Centre and
the like, please see our website.
Anyone living locally who wishes to purchase a copy of the CD should
note that all of the Oxfordshire CD productions of Archive CD Books are
on sale from reception at the Oxfordshire Record Office.
Holford Centre : http://www.ofhs.org.uk/holford.html
Archive CD Books : http://www.archivecdbooks.org/
Oxfordshire Record Office :
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