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12th February, 2005








Phone No - 5428  2018


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Welcome to our new Members –


Katie Bartholomeusz & Ann Vaughan, Leonie Maltman & John Richards, Carmen Abersold, Sandy & David Green




Saturday, 26th February at 1 pm - David Penberthy will be giving a talk on the British Military.  Come along and listen to David.  He is a very entertaining speaker and knows his subject well.  All welcome.


Saturday, 26th March at 1 pm - Stephanie Ryan from the Qld State Library will be guest speaker.  She will give a talk about Shipping into Queensland and New South Walesto be confirmed.


Next Meeting is at 1 pm Saturday, 12th March, 2005


OFFICE BEARERS 2004 – 2005



Doug Cook

Vice President

David Jimmieson


Janet O’Flaherty


Helen Eaton


Joanne Beeston

Assistant Librarian

Jane O’Brien

Magazine Editor

Elaine Elms

Newsletter Editor

Elaine Elms

Magazine Committee

Coral Hapgood

Cemetery Records

Position Vacant

Publicity Officer

Coral Hapgood



Notes from Management


Although it doesn’t seem like it, we are well into 2005.  The Christmas period was quiet by consistent, and it was pleasing to see members using the rooms over the holidays.


We have been able to purchase many new items for research, thanks to the Monthly raffles.  It is very gratifying to see the response we are getting from these raffles……THANK YOU!!!!


We will be starting off the year, with a very interesting speaker – David Penberthy talking on British Military history.  David is a man with a vast knowledge of researching, especially the U.K.  He has also offered to come back and talk on ‘doing research’ at the various research facilities in London.  Because of his timetable, this would not be an end of the month talk, but on a Saturday prior.


We are waiting on the outcome of an asbestos check done before Christmas, so that Council can let us know about the alterations to the bathroom.


The duplicate holdings we have on micro fiche are to be listed and you will be able to borrow them to do research at home.


The details of how, when and where, will be released as soon as we have these listings available for your perusal.


You will be pleased to know that Stephanie Ryan from the State Library will be coming back to talk to us shortly.  The date will be advertised.


Happy researching







DougEvery Saturday & Wednesday morning

DavidEvery Monday afternoon

JanetEvery Monday morning & 2nd Saturday morning

ElaineEvery Wednesday afternoon

Jane -  3rd & 5th Saturday morning

Pat V. – 2nd Wednesday morning

Coral – 2nd Wednesday afternoon

Trevor – 4th Wednesday afternoon

Gloria – 1st Saturday morning & 4th Monday morning


We are in need of more members to volunteer for ‘duty’.  It is not a hard job, it is just a case of being there to assist new members and visitors.  Ideally we would like to have two duty persons per session.  At the moment, most days, we have just one person ‘on duty’.







There is a Raffle every month – Tickets are always $1.00 each.  All proceeds from these raffles are used to buy resources.  The money does not go into a building fund or general revenue, it is used strictly for purchasing resources….ask at the office for tickets.  Thank you to everyone who has supported these raffles.



The JANUARY RAFFLE drawn at the February meeting.

1st prize is a set of three farmyard canisters and 2nd prize is an oval vegie baking dish.  (both donated by Lyn Carey)


The FEBRUARY RAFFLE will be for a footstool, made by Jack Piper…there is also a 2nd prize of a serving dish.

Tickets go on sale for this raffle as soon as the January raffle has been drawn.


GROUP SHEET BOOKLETS……For Sale - $5.00 each


We have produced a number of these booklets, as a fund raiser, to help you ‘keep track of your families’ while doing your family tree research……Available from the Office.



We are intending to run an Easter Raffle.  Tickets will be $1.00 each. 

1st prize will be an Easter Hamper. 

Donations of lollies, chocolates, drinks, nibblies, chips, etc (consumable items only) would be greatly appreciated. 



There are still a few calendars left for sale, if anyone is interested.



More stories are always required for our magazine, “Hindsight”.  .....all stories are welcome. You can leave them at the office or email them to me at     Elaine (Editor)


Don’t forget, next time you visit the Club rooms, to collect your copy of our magazine “Hindsight”.  Our magazine is printed March (next edition due out soon), June, September and December.  If you would like your copy of the magazine mailed to you, cost is $5.00 per year, payable when you renew your membership.


Don’t forget to check out the Pedigree Resource Files (on CD) when next you visit.  These CDs are produced by the LDS and have a wealth of information on them (they are slow to search because of the number of names on each CD so be patient).  Don just found 17 pages of information on his family, complete with stories and dates, etc.


Samford Museum (submitted by Helen Eaton)


On Australia Day, my husband, Phil, & I went to the Samford Museum in the hope of purchasing some books on the local history. Upon arrival we were amazed by the research material available for public viewing. Photo albums of the people of the district, history of the people, newspaper articles, just to name a few. The staff were only too willing to help & we managed to meet a number of relatives while we were there.


The Samford museum is located in Station St, and open Sunday's between 10am & 4pm. Admission - Adults $3.00  Children 50c.


For more information see the notice board at CFHRG





Riverina Cemeteries – CD

Marriage Index Victoria – 1921-1942 - CD

Liverpool NSW March 1962-Sept. 1973 Max Perrams Funerals - CD

Liverpool Pioneer Memorial Park, headstones, photographs & inscriptions – CD

Early Australian Electoral Rolls Vol.1 – NSW 1903, Tas. 1903 & W.A. 1901 – CD


Books –

Courier mail – Death & Funeral notices 1/10/2003 to 31/12/2003

Bowanville Cemetery, Whitby, Ontario - donated by Janet O’Flaherty

Greenwood Cemetery, Durham Co. Ontario - donated by Janet O’Flaherty

Cooloola Shire Cemeteries (near Gympie) - donated by Joanne Beeston

Tiaro Shire Cemeteries (south of Maryborough) - donated by Joanne Beeston

McKinlay Shire Cemeteries (near Cloncurry) - donated by Joanne Beeston 

Alphabetical listing of Victorian Cemeteries in various shires

Caboolture King St. Cemetery by Caboolture Shire Council

Australian Obituaries 1943 to 1961 A to Z

Australian Obituaries 1945 to 1960 A to Z Index to book

Australian Obituaries 1945 to 1960 A to Z book

NSW cemeteries – Collection of various small cemeteries – donated by Jack Piper 

NSW cemeteries – Yass, Glenmore, Tumbulgum     donated by Jack Piper           

NSW cemeteries – Binalong, Bowning, Bookham– donated by Jack Piper               

Vic. Cemeteries – Argyle Station, Aspley, Balmoral– donated by Jack Piper                       

Vic. Cemeteries – Beamoris, Benyeo, Boren Borendonated by Jack Piper              

Vic. Cemeteries – Framlington, Casterton– donated by Jack Piper                           

Vic. Cemeteries – Cobden, Coleraine, Dunkeld (old)          donated by Jack Piper

Vic. Cemeteries – Dimboola, Drik Drik, Edenhope, Ellerslie– donated by Jack Piper

Vic. Cemeteries – Horsham general– donated by Jack Piper                                     

Vic. Cemeteries – Glen Wills, Gnadenthal, Goroke– donated by Jack Piper             

Vic. Cemeteries – Keilor, Kilnoorat, Lake Bolac, Loch Arddonated by Jack Piper

Caboolture F.H.R.G.Inc. – index Journals, Hindsight & Newsletters

(1986-1995 and 1996-2004)


Add to your genealogy the fun, easy way - have grand children!



BOOK REVIEW – In Champagne Country

By Joanne Beeston (Librarian)


In Champagne Country – stories and photographs of people and events in and around Roma, Queensland, written and edited by Rod Strachan and Joan Scott, was published by The Roma State School Parents and Citizen’s Association for Roma Railway Centenary and the Centenary of the Bungil Shire Council, 1880-1980.


It is a book packed full of photographs and information on the areas and the pioneer families.  It has approx. 162 pages with a detailed index, and a listing of organizations of the area.  A great book for reading, especially if you have relatives that lived in the area.


Can be found in the Queensland section of our Library, Code REF QLD INC….worth reading!




This information afternoon was very well attended.  With everyone very impressed by the concept of a book on a CD.  Information at the Office, for anyone who is interested in making a eBook of their family tree.




Joanne has almost finished with the rearrangement of the library (making it user friendly) and has not been able to find the following books – most of these books were donated.

Hall Family Memories 1995

Pioneer Register of New England by Aboriginal Family History Group Inc.

Migrant Ships of S.A. 1836-1850 by R. Parsons

Westwood, History of

The Tobeck Family – 120 years in N.Z.

Searching overseas by S. Federsen

Using the State Library, Vic.

In the Shade of the Bunya’s – History of Maidenwell


Have you seen any of these books?


Internet Addresses for you to try


If you discover an interesting genealogy website while you are surfing the net, please email the web address to me for inclusion in an upcoming newsletter….thank you, Elaine (

The email addresses given below have not been checked to see if they are still available….I do not have the time to check them all.

For people that have nothing to do on a Sunday Afternoon - a list of
humorous Epitaphs to read.
This is an international site for all surnames

There are now over 14,765 news items from all over the United States, Canada and Ireland, available free of charge .. Newspaper Abstracts is a personal site, run entirely by volunteers

Weird place names, changed, misspellings their is a site with listings of over 27000 names and places

Old occupation names

Here is a wonderful site for South Australia shipping that is in the making.

Devonport Cemeteries


New South Wales 1832 Cops & Cons News Index

New South Wales 1824 Cops & Cons News Index


World War One Draft Cards of the Rich and Famous