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12th March, 2005

NEWSLETTER

 

CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.            

 

Phone No - 5428  2018

eMail - cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au

http://cfhrg.tripod.com

 

 

            Welcome to our new Members   Jeanette Raymont, Joyce Goodwin, Margaret Harris, Ian and Dawn Montgomery,  Kevin Hendstock, David McCowan and Jacky Carlsen

Welcome back – Fay Watts

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Saturday, 19th March at 1 pmDavid Penberthy will be giving a talk on doing research at the British archives at Kew. (members only)

 

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 Wales.  (members only)

 

Next Meeting is at 1 pm Saturday, 9th April, 2005


OFFICE BEARERS 2004 – 2005

 

President

Doug Cook

Vice President

David Jimmieson

Secretary

Janet O’Flaherty

Treasurer

Helen Eaton

Librarian

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

 

As you should be aware by now, this is the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Caboolture Ancestral Research Group.  This name was changed in the early 90s to our present name.  To celebrate this important occasion, we are planning a couple of major events.  They will, or should, involve all members of the Club.

 

First of all, we will be issuing a special edition of the “Hindsight” magazine in December.  We would like all members of the Club, regardless of the length of membership, to contribute an article to this edition.  It can be any item of interest concerning your forebears.

 

For example, any anecdotes of your family and their early life in Australia; something about your first ancestor’s arrival in Australia; or a short story of your ancestors going back 1, 2 or 3 generations.  The length of the article can be from half a page (approx.200 words) or bigger.  If you would like some help, come and see Elaine, or one of the other members of Management.

 

There will be some sort of celebratory dinner arranged – more details as they come to hand.

 

Stephanie Ryan from Family History Unit at the State Library will be here on Easter Saturday, to talk about new acquisitions on shipping into Queensland and N.S.W.  Although it is a holiday, we feel that there will be enough interest from Club members to make the day worthwhile.  This day will be for Club members only, to give our members a bit of personal input, without being crowded out by visitors.

Any input you have into the Anniversary would be appreciated, and you can talk to any Management member – remember it is your Club – so give us your ideas. (as a guide there are approx. 300 words in this article)

Happy researching

Doug

 

LIBRARY DUTY ROSTER

 

Doug – Every Saturday & Wednesday morning

David – Every Monday afternoon

Janet – Every Monday morning & 2nd Saturday morning

Elaine – Every Wednesday afternoon

Jane - 3rd & 4th Saturday morning

Pat V. – 2nd Wednesday morning

Coral – 2nd Wednesday afternoon

Trevor – 4th Wednesday afternoon

Gloria – 1st Saturday morning & 4th Monday morning

Glenys – Every Monday morning

Joanne – 4th Wednesday 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’.

 

Missing Microfiche

The following microfiche are missing from the microfiche room …..Have you seen them?

 

Index Sydney Morning Herald  V.E. & V.J. Day Papers - May 7thAugust 17th 1945

Pre-separation population Index & Guide

 

FUND RAISING IS ESSENTIAL TO ENABLE NEW RESOURCES TO BE PURCHASED FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MEMBERS.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT IN 2005.

 

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 results have been very pleasing…lots of new CDs, microfiche, etc

 

The FEBRUARY RAFFLE will be drawn at the March meeting.

1st prize is a footstool and 2nd prize is a serving dish. 

 

The MARCH RAFFLE will be for a years membership at CFHGR Inc.  There will also be a second prize….will be drawn at the April meeting

 

Tickets go on sale for this raffle as soon as the February 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.

 

EASTER RAFFLE

Tickets are $1.00 each, and are on sale NOW!

1st prize will be an Easter Hamper.

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

Will be drawn on Saturday, 26th March, 2005.

 

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 nitemare@mail.cth.com.au  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 (out now), 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).  There are another 20 CDs in this series that have just arrived…..come and check them out.

 

British Regiments talk by guest speaker, David Penberthy

Approx. 45 people attended this talk.  They listened attentively as David explained about all the different regiments in the British army…where they were stationed, their badges, etc.  Members of the audience then had a chance to ask lots of questions.  After the questions, Doug presented David with one of our CFHRG coffee mugs.  Everyone then enjoyed a cup of tea/coffee and a bite to eat.  A very pleasant afternoon.

 

WA BDM indexes online to 1905

Free searching of the Western Australian births, deaths and marriages is now available online.

Go to www.justice.wa.gov.au  click on the Births, Deaths and Marriages link then choose the Family History link.

Selecting the Western Australian Pioneers Index 1841-1905 leads you to the Index search.

 

A new medal has been struck by the Malaysian Govt. for any service person, who served in Malaysia after 1957for more info, see Grace

 

NEW BOOKS, MICROFICHE & CDs

(there are too many new items to list ….so please check the Library)

 

Australia’s Navy Annual 2001 – donated by J. Beeston

Atalanda Ship” from Plymouth, Devon Eng. To Glenelg, S.A. Passenger list – donated by J. Beeston

Pioneers of Port Nicholson - donated by D. Robinson

United States Navy – the USS Arizona – casualty and survival lists – donated by J. Beeston

I didn’t know that by V. Bradley – donated by J. Piper

Journal of the Australian Naval Institute – Autumn 2004 – donated by J. Beeston

Greeks of Melbourne by D. De Stoop – donated by J. Beeston

Shell Guide to Ireland – donated by J. Crowley

My God it’s a woman – Nancy Bird Autobiography – donated by J. Beeston

Rand McNally – Road Atlas – United States, Canada, Mexico – donated by J. Crowley

Oxford – Australian Atlas – donated by J. Crowley

Road Atlas of Australia – donated by J. Crowley

Collins Dictionary of English language – donated by J. Crowley

GermanyEurope maps – donated by J. Crowley

 

The following cemeteries donated by Jack Piper

Keilor Kilnoorat, Lake Bolae, Loch Ard; Mortlake to Nurrabiel; Port Fairy to Rose, etc; Nillumbile to Port Campbell, etc; Wedderburn, Part A 1860-1931, & Part B 1932-1997 - Werribee, Wyndham, Truganina, Rothwell, Part A & Part B – Victoria

Hindmarsh to Old Melrose; Mount Compass to Teal Flat; Walkers Flat to YankallaSouth Australia

Byaduck, Cressy, etc; Shelford to Younger; Tower Hill; Terang – Victoria

Anaconda, Australind, etc; Narrogin Memorial & General; Wagin, Wichepin;

Midwest Church and cemeteries of Geraldton – Western Australia

 

Alphabetical Listings by Owner & Occupier 1858, Valuation Roll, Hobart

Preserving your heritage – photographs

A to Z of Genealogy Websites by Your Family Tree

CFHRG Inc. Index journals (Hindsight) 1986-1995

The Scottish Banner – newspapers

 

Names and Personal -Australian soldiers –

Lae War cemetery; Aust.soldiers & N.Z. airmen, soldiers & nurses;  Malaya Singapore; Ambon War Cemeteries – Indonesia; Soldiers – KIA – Greece & Athens Memorial; A-K – Heles Memorial & Lone Pine Memorial; L-Z – Heles Memorial & Lone Pine Memorial; 1914-1918- Aust. & N.Z. Soldiers – France; VillersBretonneuse – Military cemetery France;      Died on service. Changi, S.A. – Singapore; Korea;             RAAF lost over Europe 1939-1945; N.Z. soldiers KIA – Flanders 1917;  Royal Aust. Air Force & Royal N.Z. air Force – Denmark, Iceland, N. Ireland and Holland; Aust. Soldiers 1914-1918; Casualty Lists of Aust. – Battle of El Alamien

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

By Joanne Beeston (CFHRG Inc Librarian)

 

A very interesting book that was donated by Don Robinson, is “The Pioneers of Port Nicholson” Tara, New Zealand, written by David McGill.

It is a book which is full of information on the history of the area, from its native beginnings, the Pakiha people through to its pioneers, covering the Polynesian, private, public and nautical history.  An interesting section of the book covers the history of boat building from sailing ships to container shipping.  It has over 100 photographs and a great section on the military defence of the harbour.

A great book – very hard to put down once you start reading it.  Found in our library in the New Zealand section, Code REF NZ PIO.

 

Check out this book, donated by John Crowley.  It is called the Shell Guide to Ireland.

The main part of the book has an alphabetical gazetteer of areas, villages and places of interest, as well as major sites of cultural, archaeological, historical and geographical importance.

It has photographs throughout and detailed maps to enable the traveler to pinpoint sites.  Very interesting reading and for those who have Irish descendants, a must on your list of books to read.  Found in the Irish Section, Code REF IRE SHE.

 

A very interesting book that has been donated to our book collection by Jack Piper, is called “I didn’t know that!” – Cairns and districts Tully to Cape York, 1939-1946 Service Personnel and Civilians by Vera Bradley, 1943 AAMWS.

It is about the history of cairns and Northern Queensland areas, during the war of 1939-1945, and how North Queensland quickly became the frontline of defence with military bases and defence establishments spread throughout, and how Tully was the cut off point, and anyone wishing to travel north needed a pass from Military authorities.

It is packed full of photos and names of people, service personnel and civilians.  Found in the Military section of the library, Code REF MIL IDI.

 

The Club rooms will be open over Easter (Saturday & Monday)

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 (nitemare@mail.cth.com.au)

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.

 

http://www.pycroft.co.nz/services/NZ_Government_On_Line_Data.html

Listings of many NZ Govt. On Line data sites – cemeteries, churches, libraries, Historical and Heritage

www.1837online.com

1891 Census can now be accessed on this site – Indexes are free.

http://www.limerickcorp.ie/webapps/TradesReg/TradesReg.aspx

Irish Trade & Postal Directories database

http://www.lilydalecemetery.com.au/

Lilydale Cemetery

Abney Park Cemetery London
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~abneypark/abneyy.htm

Australian Funerals Online
http://www.australianfunerals.com

Neville Cemetery
http://www.geocities.com/trunkeycreeknsw/cemetery/nev1.html

Paddington Cemetery Queensland
http://www.queenslandhistory.com/paddington2.htm

At this site type in 'convicts' for the photo search and take a look at the
amazing pictures.
http://www.pictureaustralia.org

http://automatedgenealogy.com/index.html

Canadian Census 1901

Free Settler or Felon?
http://www.jenwilletts.com/index.htm