Archive CD Books
How many of you have an old gazetteer, atlas, directory, local history
book, or any rare or out of print books that could help some of us with our family history research, and that most of us would
give our eye teeth to get our hands on? Any titles in BOLD on this page I have lent to the Archive
CD Books Project and they have been scanned and made available for purchase on CD-Rom. ACDB is a non-profit project set up by Rod Neep. Rod is a retired lecturer and family historian.
He finds books that are out of print and copyright that will be of interest to local and family historians, and scans them
with a German Bookeye camera. The book is opened flat on the base of the camera to ensure that the binding does not get damaged.
The scanner uses medium intensity lights, which are less damaging than the high-intensity lamps used by photocopiers, and
the scanner operator uses cotton gloves to turn the pages. ACDB publications are produced using Adobe Acrobat
portable document format (.pdf) files. There is a text search feature to make it easier to find whatever you might be looking
for. All profit from the sale of the CD's are reinvested in the rebinding of books, donating the books to archives and buying
more books for republication. The ACDB Project is also interested in borrowing books from people, and for each book you loan
them they will give you:
A free CD copy of the book that you loaned.
A free CD of your choice from the ACDB range to the value of £14.00.
15% discount off all future purchases from the ACDB range.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the following books that
I have lent to ACDB, then click on the link below.
"The India Office List 1933"
"Murrays Handbook for India Burma and Ceylon 1926"
Handbook for India Burma and Ceylon 1933"
Click Here for Archive CD Books Project
Other Books of Interest
1600-1947: the Anglo Indian Legacy
The Great Hedge of India
|Dancing Round the Maypole - Growing Out of British
|by Rani Sircar
A set of light-hearted vignettes from the past, which holds up a
mirror to a vanished milieu-a particular sort of anglicized Indian family, which was proudly Indian, proudly Christian and
both directly influenced by and resisting the British customs of undivided India.
Rani Sircar was born in Madras and now lives in Calcutta. She went
to school in Colombo, Madras and Lahore. She has written many books for children and her writings on travel and humorous topics
appear regularly in various newspapers.
Read some excellent reviews by following the below links.
The Telegraph, Calcutta - Mark Tully
The Tribune - Bhavana Pankaj