CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.
Phone No - 5428 2018
eMail - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – David Penberthy will be
giving a talk on doing research at the British archives at
Saturday, 26th March at – Stephanie Ryan from the Qld State Library will be guest speaker. She will give a talk about Shipping into
Next Meeting is at
OFFICE BEARERS 2004 – 2005
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
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)
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’.
The following microfiche are missing from the microfiche room …..Have you seen them?
Sydney Morning Herald
V.E. & V.J. Day Papers - May 7th –
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
new medal has been struck by the Malaysian Govt. for any
service person, who served in
(there are too many new items to list ….so please check the Library)
“Atalanda Ship” from
Pioneers of Port Nicholson - donated by D. Robinson
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
My God it’s a woman – Nancy Bird Autobiography – donated by J. Beeston
McNally – Road Atlas –
Collins Dictionary of English language – 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
Byaduck, Cressy, etc; Shelford to Younger; Tower Hill; Terang – Victoria
Anaconda, Australind, etc; Narrogin Memorial & General; Wagin, Wichepin;
Listings by Owner & Occupier 1858, Valuation Roll,
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; Villers – Bretonneuse – 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
By Joanne Beeston (CFHRG Inc Librarian)
A very interesting book that was donated by Don
Robinson, is “The Pioneers of Port Nicholson”
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
Check out this book, donated by John Crowley. It is called the Shell Guide to
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
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Listings of many NZ Govt. On Line data sites – cemeteries, churches, libraries, Historical and Heritage
1891 Census can now be accessed on this site – Indexes are free.
Irish Trade & Postal Directories database
this site type in 'convicts' for the photo search and take a look at the
Free Settler or Felon?