Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Take off 10 ... this Thursday

Take off 10 means take off 10% on selected CDs from our GSV Bookshop - celebrating the end of February.  Unfortunately you won't be able to get this extra discount online however you can browse the bookshop to find CDs of interest that may qualify for the extra discount.

Thursday 28th February, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm - this one day special will be available to anyone coming to the GSV Bookshop in person or can be ordered and paid for by credit card over the phone.

The eligible CDs are ONLY those published by Archive CD Books / Archive Digital Books Australia [ADBA] and ONLY CDs currently in stock - the discount does not apply for CDs ordered that are not in stock.  These CDs are in Acrobat [pdf] format and fully searchable and there is a huge range available.  Why not come in to browse - you might be surprised at what you'll find.

If you're a GSV Member [current financial members with valid member number], you will receive an extra 10% on top of your normal 10% member discount - in other words, you will get 20% discount on these eligible CDs on Thursday 28th February only.

If you're not a GSV Member you will receive 10% discount.

So what sort of CDs are published by Archive CD Books / Archive Digital Books Australia?

The range includes titles such as:
  • Government Gazettes
  • Police Gazettes
  • Post Office Directories
  • Telephone Directories
  • Cyclopedia of ... [various states]
  • Town histories
The majority are for Australia and include such under-rated gems as the CD pictured above - Motor Trade Directory of Australia 1930.  The main part of this directory is grouped by state, then towns within the state.  You might turn your nose up at a directory of garages and motor vehicle & parts suppliers, but there is a surprising aspect of this CD.  How many people had blacksmiths or wheelwrights in their family?  Do you realise that many blacksmiths continued through several generations of a family?  And when the first horseless carriages started appearing, who was best situated to provide assistance?  The local blacksmith or wheelwright!

This is just one of the resources we'll look at during the Thursday Talk this week ... 'Tracing your NSW ancestors: key dates and resources'.

Come in and join us and celebrate the end of February!  On Wednesday afternoon / evening [27th February] we'll upload a list of eligible titles for you to browse.

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