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Columbia, Maryland -- 20 August 2006 -- Archive CD Books USA is proud to announce a major new collection of digitized books for researchers of early New England families.

For the first time, the Compendium of New England Pioneers makes all of the classic genealogical dictionaries of New England available on a single CD.  The collection encompasses 14 books (22 volumes), nearly 8300 pages, and thousands of families of early New England settlers through several generations. 

The titles in this collection were assembled in consultation with Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, an authority on New England research, and are so recognizable to experienced researchers that they are often simply referred to by the last name of the author.  They include classic works by Eliot, Farmer, Hinman, Goodwin, Drake, Savage, Austin, Pope (2), Holmes, Flagg, Noyes, Bolton, and Spencer.

Anderson said, “The broad genealogical surveys collected here comprise the best colony-wide resources for the study of 17th-century New England families.  As such, they constitute the resource of first resort for building the framework of Great Migration sketches.” Anderson is the Director of the Great Migration Study Project for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, editor of the Great Migration Newsletter, co-editor of The American Genealogist, and Genealogical Consultant for Archive CD Books USA.

“Our CDs combine high-quality images of every page that was originally published with the ability to do powerful full-text searching, including AND, OR, phrase, and proximity searches,” said Bob Velke, President of Archive CD Books USA.  “For the first time, we’ve also included special indexing technology that will allow researchers to conduct very fast searches across all of these books at the same time,” said Velke. 

“Many of the individual titles have been very popular on our web store,” said Velke, “and we haven’t forgotten those loyal customers.”  The Compendium is priced at just $89.95 which is 66% off the combined regular prices of those individual books.  Those who have bought one or more of the individual titles have been extended full credit for those purchases when upgrading to the Compendium. 

Advance orders will be shipping soon but the Compendium of New England Pioneers will make its public debut at the Federation of Genealogy Societies and New England Historic Genealogical Society conference in Boston, Mass., August 30 - September 2, 2006.

For details about the Compendium of New England Pioneers, please visit http://www.ArchiveCDBooksUSA.com/nepioneers.htm.
About the company: Archive CD Books USA was founded in 2005 in order to make digital reproductions of old books available to family historians, to donate original publications to libraries and other institutions, and to cooperate with these repositories to preserve their existing collections for future generations.  It is a member of the international Archive CD Books Project whose other affiliated companies digitize books from Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, and Australia.


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