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The Archive CD Books Project - to help with your family history research by giving you access to rare and old books and documents on CD

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ARCHIVE CD BOOKS PROJECT MEMBERSHIP

Become an Archive CD Books Project Member and receive seriously advantageous discounts on CDs, plus lots of other benefits, including members' Special Limited Edition CDs


The Archive CD Books Member pack includes:

  • a superb Archive CD Books mouse mat
  • a couple of laminated bookmarks
  • a sampler CD (that contains several whole CD books plus samples from many others)
  • membership card
  • membership certificate
  • a voucher for some really special very low price CD offers
  • ..... and more
  • all in a classy folder.
  • (new members also receive a free CD of their choice).


We have been running the Archive CD Books "sponsorship" scheme for almost five years now, since 2000 when the project began, and it has been wonderful to see so much support from people from all over the world.

I have now decided to offer more to our supporters. Nothing has been taken away. Lots more advantages have been added. And to coincide with this change, we have also changed the title to Archive CD Books Project Member.

Basically, there are two levels of membership:

  • Regular Member (renewable annually)
  • Life Member (with additional benefits too)

And there's an upgrade path from Regular Member (and the old type sponsor too) to Life Member, which you can do at any time.

One of the new and exciting extras, is the availability of special Limited Edition CDs and sets for members - personalised with your own name on the cover!


REGULAR MEMBERSHIP

£25.00 per year (renewable annually)

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GBM-R - £25.00
(Overseas Regular Membership)

OR

GBM-RE - £21.28 + VAT = £25.00
(UK and EU countries Regular Membership)


Regular Members have the following benefits:

  • 15% discount on all CDs
  • A Free CD of your choice when registering for year 1 (Up to £16 value)
  • The opportunity to buy members Limited Edition special CDs

Note: Member benefits do not begin the moment you pay and register on-line. We will send you a Member login ID and password (write them down!) by email, and then you will be able to log in to the catalogue and you will see your special 15% discount prices. We shall try to do the memberships within 24 hours, except weekends and holidays.

When you register as a Regular Member, you will also be charged an additional £2.00 which is our standard shipping charge per order. This covers the shipping of your free CD. See below.

After you have registered as an Archive CD Books Project Member, (no need to wait for your ID and password), have a browse around the catalogue, select one free CD (up to the value of £16.00 from any of those currently available)  and then send an email to members@archivecdbooks.org telling us which one you would like. Don't forget to state your full name and postal address!

(You may upgrade from Regular Member to Life Member at any time you wish)


LIFE MEMBERSHIP

£60.00

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GBM-L - £60.00
(Overseas Life Membership)

OR

GBM-LE - £51.06 + VAT = £60.00
(UK & EU countries Life Membership)


One of the specials available to Life Members only. A compendium set of all 58 books of pedigrees and Visitiations of The Heralds in the 1500s and 1600s. In a Limited Edition cover, with a design styled on the real books. At an unbelieveably low price of just £30.00


Life Members have the following benefits:

  • 20% discount on all CDs
  • A Free CD of your choice when registering. (Up to £20 value)
  • The opportunity to buy members Limited Edition special CDs
  • PLUS Special Edition Life Member Mega CD sets at extremely attractive prices
  • The opportunity to buy Limited Edition Book Reprints
  • A guided tour of Archive CD Books (visits by appointment)
    • See book scanning being carried out, and even do some scanning yourself using our superb Bookeye book scanners
    • See CD making working on our robot machines
    • See the Book collection
    • And of course, meet the Archive CD Books team
  • Access to our research facilities on-site, including the whole CD collection. (by appointment)
  • Attend Archive CD Books open days (BBQs in the summer too) to meet up with other Life Members.

Note: Life Member benefits do not begin the moment you pay and register on-line. We will send you a Member login ID and password (write them down!) by email, and then you will be able to log in to the catalogue and you will see your special 20% discount prices. We shall try to do the memberships within 24 hours, except weekends and holidays.

When you register as a Life Member, you will also be charged an additional £2.00 which is our standard shipping charge per order. This covers the shipping of your free CD. See below.

After you have registered as an Archive CD Books Project Life Member, (no need to wait for your ID and password), have a browse around the catalogue, select one free CD (up to the value of £20.00 from any of those currently available)  and then send an email to members@archivecdbooks.org telling us which one you would like. Don't forget to state your full name and postal address!


Upgrade from Regular to Life Member

£35.00

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GBM-LU - £35.00
(Overseas upgrade to Life Membership)

OR

GBM-LUE - £29.79 + VAT = £35.00
(UK and EU countries upgrade to Life Membership)


It is possible to upgrade from Regular Member to Life Member at any time. You don't have to wait until the year end. The cost is the same as the difference between the two.

From the moment your membership is upgraded, then you will start to receive all the benefits of Life Membership.

Note: Life Member benefits do not begin the moment you pay and register on-line. We will send you a notification by email (your ID and password will remain the same) , and then you will be able to log in to the catalogue and you will see your upgraded 20% discount prices. We shall try to do the upgrades within 24 hours, except weekends and holidays.

When you upgrade to Life Member, you will also be charged an additional £2.00 which is our standard shipping charge per order. This covers the shipping of your free CD. See below.

After you have registered as an Archive CD Books Project Life Member, (no need to wait for your ID and password), have a browse around the catalogue, select one free CD (up to the value of £16.00 from any of those currently available)  and then send an email to members@archivecdbooks.org telling us which one you would like. Don't forget to state your full name and postal address!


Upgrade from the old type Gold Sponsor to Life Member

If you wish, whenever you wish - or you can stay exactly the same as you are now, with no time limit.

£35.00

GBM-LU - £35.00
(Overseas upgrade to Life Membership)

OR

GBM-LUE - £29.79 + VAT = £35.00
(UK and EU countries upgrade to Life Membership)

See links above

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First of all, you don't have to upgrade to Life Member. It is just an option so that you can receive the benefits of membership. If you wish, you can remain on your standard Gold Sponsor level forever if you wish, and receive the same benefits that you always have always had.

When you registered as the old type Gold Sponsor, you paid £25.00. Therefore the upgrade to Life Member is the difference in price. £35.00. It works exactly in the same way as upgrading from Regular Member to Life Member as above (including the free CD, and shipping charge on the free CD).

Is there a time limit on being able to upgrade?
No. You can do it now, in a month's time, a year's time, or at any time in the future.

Some people gained Gold Sponsorship status in the past because they lent their books to the  Archive CD Books Project for scanning and reproduction on CD, so that others could have copies. Those people will be automatically upgraded to Life member.  You don't have to do anything - we know who you are - of course!


Upgrade from the old type Platinum Sponsor to Life Member

Free - and automatic upgrade to Life Member

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This is free and automatic. You don't have to do anything at all. Your login ID and password will remain the same.

We discontinued new registrations to the Platinum Sponsorship quite some time ago now. When you registered as a Platinum Sponsor (no matter how long ago), you paid £50.00. We reckon that's close enough to the £60 Life Membership to simply upgrade you automatically.

You will now receive all the benefits of Life Membership, including the upgraded 20% discount instead of your previous 15% discount.


Really old type sponsors

Free - and automatic upgrade to Life Member

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No, we don't mean your actual age ;-)

In the very, very early days of Archive CD Books, we had another type of sponsorship, costing £40 (or whatever amount you donated, some people sent more.)

We will upgrade you to Life Membership. This is free and automatic. You don't have to do anything at all. Your login ID and password to the on-line catalogue will remain the same.

You will now receive all the benefits of Life Membership, including the upgraded 20% discount instead of your previous 15% discount.


Member Limited Edition CDs and CD Sets.

Further details to be announced.

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Above: The front cover of the first in the Limited Edition series. A representation of a half bound leather book, with hand made marbled paper covered boards. This marbled paper was actually scanned from one of the real books in the collection, and indeed really is a one-off hand made paper.

Above: The cover of the Kelly's and Post Office directories Limited  Editions. The original books were red grained cloth with an embossed pattern, together with a gold crest, which shows off perfectly - because we scanned the cover of one of the original books! All we have done is add the title in gold lettering, together with the "Limited Edition" ribbon, which will be a feature of the series.

All Member Limited Edition CDs are personalised with your own name on the cover.


These are really special CDs and sets.

They have a totally different style of packaging from the run of the mill jewel cases. Something very special, attractive and "collectable". The case looks like a book. The Kelly's and Post Office directories will have a facsimile reproduction of a red Kelly's book with the gold crest, and the others will look like a half leather bound book with marbled boards and gold lettering. (Only pretend of course - but they will look really good on the shelf).

Member Limited Edition CDs and sets will be made available several times a year to Regular Members and Life Members only, at a fixed price (No additional discount). (There may be a cheaper price for Life Members on some Limited Editions).

Member Limited Edition CDs and sets will not be repeated.

Some additional Limited Edition CDs and sets may be made available to Life Members only.

The first of the Member Limited Edition CDs are:

  • A set of 9 county directories of 1839 covering counties west of London to the South-West.
    (None of these have yet been released as single CDs, but they will be released as standard singles at £9.79 each at the same time too).
    The special set will be available to all Members at £30.00
    (plus VAT on sales within the EU - tax free overseas)
    .
  • A set of the very first Post Office county directories for Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland - 1849
    Published by Kelly's.
    (None of these have yet been released as single CDs, but they will be released as standard singles at £9.79 each at the same time too).
    The special set will be available to all Members at £25.00
    (plus VAT on sales within the EU- tax free overseas)
    .
  • A set of CDs containing the The Vistations series
    The equivalent of 58 (yes, fifty eight!) currently produced CDs
    (some of which contain more than one volume). They are all from the same series, and on the same topic, forming a full and comprehensive library of resources. - 1500s and 1600s period pedigrees.
    This special set will be available only to Life Members, at £30.00
    (plus VAT on sales within the EU - tax free overseas)
    .
  • A set of CDs of (Kelly's) Post Office Directories of the Six Home Counties 1851
    Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, Kent and Hertfordshire.
    Published by Kelly's
    This set will be available to all Members at £25.00
    (plus VAT on sales within the EU - tax free overseas)

More special Member Limited Edition CDs and sets will become available at regular intervals. And the old ones will be discontinued.

The Archive CD Books Project was 5 years old in March 2005


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General email : enquiries@archivecdbooks.org
Membership enquiries and contact: members@archivecdbooks.org

Phone: 01594 829412 (from outside the UK +44 1594 829412)
Fax : 01594-829298 (from outside the UK +44 1594 829298)

Archive CD Books Ltd.
51 St. Whites Road
Cinderford
Gloucestershire GL14 3DF
England


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