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February 2009


Phone No - 5428 2018

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From the Minutes –


If you are unable to attend the meeting and you require a copy of the General Meeting minutes, please contact the Secretary.


Books with fragile spines are not to be photocopied.  The books have a sticker on them saying “NO PHOTOCOPYING”.  CDs and microfiche are NOT FOR LOAN.  There are also some books in the Library with NOT FOR LOAN stickers on them as well.


Two new members (Ann Mealin & Judith Le Comte) have joined the Club.


Congratulations to Helen Eaton and Toni White - Your book on the Eaton Family is an absolute credit to you both.  (There is a copy of the book in our library)


Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas raffles, by donating items for the raffles and by purchasing tickets in the raffles.  There were lots and lots of prizes and $515 was raised.


The Hall Stand raffle was won by Jane …Congratulations Jane; we know it has gone to a good home! And a total of $151 was raised with this raffle.


The monthly raffle winners were (Money raised by this raffle will be used to purchase more resources to help you with your research)





Donations of items for the Easter raffle are required.  So if you have any items suitable for the raffle they would be greatly appreciated. i.e. Easter eggs, chocolates, lollies or grocery items.


Next meeting will be 1 pm Saturday 14th March 2009 at which time you can collect your March 2009 edition of the Hindsight.


There are quite a lot of new resources in the Library – a full list will be in your March Hindsight.


Just a few are –

Eaglehawk & District Pioneer Registers

Gympie Gold

Qld State Electoral Roll 1910

And Commonwealth Electoral Roll Qld. 1913


Here are some interesting websites that may help you with your research.

Searchable Boer War database

Free to search (over 60,040 notices on the site so far)….but costs to submit a Memoriam, etc.

South Australian Cemetery Directory – Death, burial, cremation and obituary resources…searchable


Two very good searchable databases for New Zealand:


NZ North Shore Cemeteries – Burial records start from the 1850s and Cremation records start from 1974. (and click on ‘Cemetery Search’ on right hand side of page)


And New Zealand & World War I Roll of Honour



New search engine…can be searched using capitals, so great for those surnames that mean something else!!…

New Zealand

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