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                                                                          10th February 2007





Phone No - 5428 2018

Email -


Welcome to our new Members

 Brian Roberts, Trevor & Barbara Andrew, Julie Boardman, Geoffrey Tickler & Belinda Janz




The Club will be closed over the Easter period.

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Monday 9th April, 2007.


The Club will be closed on public Holidays.

i.e. Queens birthday long weekend, etc.  (If in doubt, please phone)


On Mondays and Saturdays if there are no members doing research at the Club and only the duty persons in attendance, the doors will be closed at 1 pm. 


The only email address for CFHRG is


Next meeting is Saturday, 10th March 2007 at 1 pm


Office Bearers for 2006/2007


President                      Vice President             Secretary

(David Jimmieson)         (Elaine Elms)                (Janet O’Flaherty)

Treasurer                Librarian

(Helen Eaton)           (Joanne Beeston)


PATRON: Greg Chippendale


Newsletter Editor – Elaine Elms



I hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas break and is feeling refreshed and ready to resume research.


There is not a lot to report since our December break up, which was enjoyed by all who attended.


I’d like to take this opportunity to remind all members that lockers are available for the security of their personal effects as well as protection of the Club’s resources.  

No bags are permitted in the resource areas.   The keys for the lockers are available from the office, at no cost.    


New year, new ideas needed.   What would you like the Club to try to organize?  e.g.  Guest speakers (is there a particular subject you would like to see covered?); new resources; bus trips or anything else that may benefit our members.   Remember, it is your Club and the Committee needs input for the Club to grow and succeed.


Happy researching, David


Don’t forget the Help Wanted Section in the Hindsight…..Your name/details will not be printed in the magazine, your question will be allocated a number and a listing kept in the office, of who submitted which question.  Any replies will be via CFHRG email address or PO Box.  Your questions can be left at the office or can be emailed to me at or …thank you, Elaine (Our magazine now goes to the Nundah & District Historical Society and Logan District Soc.)



We are in need of more members to volunteer for ‘duty’.  It is not hard – 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’.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out with library duty on a regular basis or on a ‘needs be’ basis.


CONGRATULATIONS to Dave & Narelle Blears (our internet provider) on the birth of their first grandchild – a boy, Tyler.


Australian Family Tree Connections magazine – this is available from the office …Cost is $6.95 a copy (same as the newsagent)


(Fund raising is essential to provide new resources for your research – if you find a useful resource for sale that may be of interest to members of the Club, please advise office staff….we do try to purchase items from different parts of Australia and the World in general)


The Monthly Raffles have commenced again.  All monies raised this year, will be used to purchase New Zealand resources while we have the chance.


1st prize is a dinner set – Won by Kay Brady

2nd prize is an Asian bamboo food steamer – won by Phil Eaton

3rd prize is decorated face washers and soap – won by Carmen Aebersold


Tickets are $1 each and your participation in the raffle is greatly appreciated.  New raffle starting next week.


There are still a few numbers left in the SILVER CIRCLE…cost is $10 and the competition will be run over 10 weeks….ask at the office


Numbers that are still available are – 1, 3, 7, 9, 22, 10, 12, 14, 22, 27, 31, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45.  Are any of these your lucky number?  Why not give it a go?  Can’t win if you don’t have a number!  (Some of these numbers have now been sold – at the meeting today)


Works out at $1 a week for a chance to get your $10 back + be in the running for the big prize ($100) on the 10th week.


SILVER CIRCLE WILL START WITH THE GOLD LOTTO DRAW ON 17th February, 2007.  Winning number is the first number drawn out of the barrel in Gold Lotto, on Saturday night.


HINDSIGHT – Stories for the Hindsight can be submitted at any time for publication in upcoming issues of the magazine.  The magazine is sent to approx. 45 other Genealogy Clubs throughout Australia.




Where - Beenleigh Historical Village, 205 Main St. Beenleigh

When – 17th March 2007 (St.Patrick’s Day)

Time – From 10am and finishing around 3pm.


On the day, they hope to be able to place a plaque on the caretaker’s cottage to honour Robert & Emma Lightbody, who lived and owned the house.  After this you will be able to have a wander through the cottage.  It will be 141 years since William Lightbody arrived in Australia and 143 years for Heinrich Zimmerman.

BYO Picnic and drinks for lunch.  There are BBQ facilities available.  They are asking for $5 per family on the day to cover the cost of the facilities.


Please bring along photocopies of any photos, birth/marriage certificates, newspaper clippings, army records or any other family records you have.  They will be displayed on the day.


Hope to see you for a great day of sharing …RSVP Gail Parish (07) 4693 7028


Also don’t forget our birthday page in the Hindsight.  Thank you to everyone who has submitted their photos for the December Issue… for the March issue (those having birthdays March, April & May) can be submitted now….OR perhaps instead you may like to submit a picture of your pet, in a “Guess whose Pet this is?” section



Coffee Mugs – these are $5 each and come in three colours – blue, green and brown.


Recipe Book (Members Favourite Recipes) is available again in limited numbers if anyone wants a copy…..$5.00 each

Scribblers – NOW available in 3 sizes - 50c, 75c or $1.00 each


Laminating – This can be done at the office – Cost is $1 an A4 sheet.




Has recently been checked by Dave from Dave Blears Computing - Morayfield

Intel P3 Celeron 1,200 MHz      Windows XP
256 MB RAM                                         PROVIEW 17” CRT Monitor

40 GB Hard drive                                    Canon S520 Printer

C.D. R/W                                              Canon LIDE25 Scanner

DVD ROM                                             Speakers, Keyboard & Mouse

DVD R/W                                              Computer Desk



$850.00 Please phone Rosemary 5428 3031 if interested.                   


The first Trading Table is to be held at the meeting today.  IF successful, these will be held on a regular basis.


BOOK REVIEWS (by the Librarian)


Check out the Public Record Office of Victoria – new information brochures on indexes to various Government records and how to access them.  Found in the Victoria section, ref. Code REF VIC PUB


We’re off to see the Wizard! Via Mungallala, the Middle East, New Guinea and Borneo.  Memoirs of J.V. Heelan from 1919-1946 of the 2/7 Field Co. Royal Australian Engineers, 9th Division, Australian Imperial Forces edited by R.E. Storey and donated by J. O’Brien.  This is a great book, very interesting memoirs, plus plenty of photos and a list of all who served in the 2/7 Field Company, through those years.  Found in the Military section, ref. Code REF MIL WER


Yamba Yesterday – a retrospective view, 1885-2005 by K. Howland & S. Lee, donated by J. O’Brien.  This book has plenty of photos and covers 100 years of history of the Port of Yamba and surrounding areas.  Found in the NSW section, ref. Code REF NSW YAM


Australian Churches by D. Baglin & B. Thiering, donated by J. Beeston.  Looking for a certain photo of a church? Check this book out – has a lot of churches around Australia, with some history about them.  Found in the NSW section, ref. Code REF AUS AUST-8



NEW CDs – New Pedigree Resource Files are on order.  Check out the website and if you find a Pedigree Resource File that you wish to look at in detail, take note of the CD number and check them out at the Club.  The CDs are much easier to ‘search’ than the website.



New journals have come in over the last month or so, from different Genealogy clubs around Australia.  These are well worth a look, as they have some interesting articles in them.


Got a spare hour or two?  Check out all the books that are in the library.  You never know what you may find, that will help you with your family history research.


Websites for you to try –





National Archives passenger lists for ships arriving to Australia from Britain, Asia, N.Z. & pacific between 1924-1964., they also offer photocopies of passenger lists for both ship & aircraft arrivals before 1975.  than click’ Recordsearch’ button.

Has English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, Spanish, Scandinavian, (and lots more countries) surnames and their meanings

Bundaberg cemetery – searchable database

Ever wonder what date Easter was back in history.  This site has dates from 1700 – 2299.

This site has hundreds of links, not only New Zealand, but England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and worldwide. Well worth a look.


Cross's New Plan of London 1850


New cemeteries listed on include Serpentine Creek, Redland Bay area & Dunwich cemetery