New History & Genealogy Titles – 14 January 2011

Click on titles below for more details on each. Some of the titles below are ‘special order’ titles.

Australia

Fair Game: Australia’s First Immigrant Women – P. McIntyre & E. Rushen – $34.95
Young women as fair game? In 1832, the British government sent 400 young single women to Sydney and Hobart to balance the male-dominated societies. The two ships were the ‘Red Rover’ from Cork and the ‘Princess Royal’ from London. Viewed as colourful butterflies alighting on the antipodean shores, the women were ‘fair game’ for employers and potential husbands. This book analyses how this migration was allowed to happen while telling the women’s stories, describing who netted them in the hiring scramble and how they ultimately spread their wings.

The Family History of Richard Garrett and his Known Descendants 1804-1982 – C. Garrett – PRIVATE PUBLICATION
Compiled and printed in 1982 this is a family history of Richard Garrett and his known descendants from 1804 through to 1982.

The Family Lineage of Richard Garrett 1804-2006 and the Family Lineage of William and Jane Argent (nee Burling) 1816-2006 – C. Garrett – PRIVATE PUBLICATION
The Family Lineage of Richard Garrett 1804-2006 and the Family Lineage of Willian and Jane Argent (nee Burling) 1816-2006.

Queensland Commonwealth Electoral Roll 1941 – DATA CD – $49.50
This CD indexes the details from the Commonwealth Electoral Rolls for electors (approximately 604,000) registered in Queensland in 1941.

Queensland Post Office Directory Compendium 1901-1905 (Wise) – DATA CD – $99.50
This compendium of Wise’s directories contains the five directories covering the 1901-1905 period.

South Australian Government Gazette 1844 – DATA CD – $23.50
Issued weekly with occasional special issues, the South Australian Government Gazette contains information such as proclamations, land transactions, court notices, notice of acts, public notices, tenders, appointments and resignations, bankrupt and insolvency notices, impoundments, police auctions, unclaimed letters, licenses (publican’s, wine and beer, storekeeper’s, occupation, and depasturing), notices of protection, dissolution of partnerships, rewards on offer and more …

Victorian Directory 1923 (Sands and McDougall) – DATA CD – $47.50
A massive directory of almost 3,200 pages, this Sands and McDougall directory, which in 1923 was in its 67th year of publication, consists not only of a Melbourne Directory, but also its Suburbs and the country areas too.

Western Australia Commonwealth Electoral Roll 1949 – DATA CD – $59.50
This CD includes the rolls for the Canning, Curtin, Forrest, Fremantle, Kalgoorlie, Moore, Perth and Swan Divisions of Western Australia in 1949 – more than 5,000 pages. Entries are arranged alphabetically within each subdivision. You will find the details of over 300,000 voters who resided in Western Australia at this time, and who were entitled (and registered) to vote. Importantly, the roll includes the names of many women qualified to vote for the election of members of the Commonwealth parliament.

Also available in individual electoral divisions:

England

Yorkshire Parish Registers: Patrington 1570-1731 – DATA CD – $25.00
Edited by the Rev. Henry Edward Maddock, and published in 1900, this book contains transcripts of the registers for the parish of Patrington. Contains Christenings, Marriages and Burials 1570-1731. Also includes a Terrier and listing of the owners stalls or pews in the church. Complete with an index of names.

The Nottingham Date Book 850-1884 – DATA CD – $25.00
This rare book records the history of Nottingham and its neighbourhood from 850 through to 1884. This CD contains the complete 1884 edition by Henry Field which includes the original John Frost Sutton compilation of 1852 (covering the period 1750 to 1849) plus the supplements extending the coverage of the work from 850 to 1884.

Somersetshire Monumental Inscriptions: Wells Cathedral – DATA CD – $25.00
Written by Arthur J. Jewers and published in 1892, this title “Wells Cathedral: It’s Monumental Inscriptions and Heraldry, Together with the heraldry of the Palace, Deanery, and Vicar’s Close” also contains annotations from wills, registers, etc. and illustrations of Arms. Also included are monumental inscriptions from the Palm Churchyard and the New Churchyard.

A Guide to Seaton and District – DATA CD – $16.00
Republished here on CD-ROM is the 5th edition of A Guide to Seaton and District. Including Axmouth, Colyford, Colyton, Beer and Branscombe. Containing some 161 printed pages the Guide was first published in 1912 and this edition was published by E.J. Burnham in Seaton at the height of the town’s popularity as a flourishing seaside resort.

Wales

A Book of North Wales – DATA CD – $24.00
First published in 1903, this was initially issued as a companion to series of books that included A Book of Dartmoor, A Book of the West, A Book of Brittany and A Book of Exmoor, this publication was intended for an English readership who often puzzled over Welsh history and according to the author ‘without a knowledge of the history of the country in which one travels more than half the interest is lost’.

North Wales Parish Registers: Conway (Conwy) 1541-1793 – DATA CD – $35.00
Published in 1900, this CD contains transcripts of the parish registers for the Welsh Parish of Conway. Contains Baptisms 1541-1754, Marriages 1541-1754. Burials 1541-1793. Also contains transcripts of monumental inscriptions inside the church. Complete with indexes of names, places and trades.

Scotland

The Cuthberts of Castlehill – DATA CD – $29.50
This family history selection contains the following articles relating to the Cuthbert family:

  1. “The Cuthberts of Castlehill, Styled Mac Sheorais,” by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, from the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness.
  2. “The Cuthberts of Castlehill,” from The Celtic Magazine.

Highland Personal Names – DATA CD – $29.50
This is a collection of articles which first appeared in the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, all of which discuss some aspect of Highland traditions regarding given names.

Memoirs of the Families of M’Combie and Thoms – DATA CD – $29.50
Memoirs of the Families of M’Combie and Thoms: Originally M’Intosh and M’Thomas. This history of the McCombie family provides substantial information about a family which long was associated with Clan Macintosh. Sometimes called Clan M’Thomas, the McCombies settled in Glenshee by the end of the 16th century where they intermarried with the Farquharsons and where they entered into a bond of manrent with Lachlan Mor, 16th chief of the McIntoshes.

The New Picture of Edinburgh 1816 – DATA CD – $21.50
First published by William Whyte of St. Andrew’s Street Edinburgh and republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom, is The New Picture of Edinburgh. Containing 343 printed pages The New Picture of Edinburgh is subtitled ‘Being a Correct Guide to the Curiosities, Public Establishments, and Remarkable Objects in and Near Edinburgh. To which are added, a Description of Leith, and The Trosachs. Containing some twenty-seven engravings of the principal public buildings and a number of very detailed street plans, The New Picture of Edinburgh provides an intimate portrait of the capital as it was in 1816.

Scrapbooking

Reminisce 12×12 New Zealand – Scrapbooking – $1.80
This double-sided New Zealand paper comes with the outline of a New Zealand map, and the New Zealand crest and the words New Zealand on the front – the back has the New Zealand flag and the words ‘New Zealand’ over the whole page.

Seven Gypsies 8×8 Gypsy Market Scrap Pack – Scrapbooking – $19.95
Free and unfettered, not tied to one place – that is the feeling that Seven Gypsies have translated into their Gypsy Market Collection. This collection ties together all the tidbits, flotsam and feeling from our travels into a beautiful collection of products especially for our fellow heritage scrappers.

Paper House Productions Mini Cut-Outs Windmill – Scrapbooking – $0.60
For those with a connection to The Netherlands, Paper House Productions has die-cuts for you too. Windmills are a Dutch icon, so this will go nicely on your pages about Holland, or people from there.

Paper House Productions Mini Cut-Outs Celtic Cross – Scrapbooking – $0.60
Dating back into as early as the 590 A.D., the Celtic Cross has become one of the traditional symbols associated with Ireland. A free-standing cross made of stone and often richly decorated, these have been popular for funerary monuments and other uses. Use it to create a memoral page of your Irish ancestors, or just as a symbol of Ireland … the choice is yours!!.

Software

Family Tree Maker for Macintosh Australia and New Zealand Edition – Software – $99.95
There is no doubt that Family Tree Maker is one of the leading genealogy programs available. It provides users with the tools they need to build their family tree, record their memories, as well as organise their family photos, stories, videos and audio clips in a way that will help them easily capture and share the story of their ancestors.

Some may not know that the very first Macintosh version of Family Tree Maker appeared 13 years ago, but didn’t last very long. The Mac market has changed radically in the last few years, and now it is back, totally rewritten, and updated to current Mac specifications and is based on Family Tree Maker 2010 (PC version) feature-wise.

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