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 10th March 2007



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Welcome to our new Members – Joanne Hasted, Erica Thompson, Natalie Purtill, Tonnie Plane, Anne Bowker, Lorraine Foster and Hilary Berger




The Club will be closed over Easter: (Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Monday 9th of April 2007) and on Anzac Day 25th April, 2007.


Saturday 1 pm 24th March 2007 - GUEST SPEAKER will be Marie Thompson from the LDS, who will explain what resources they have available and how to use them.


OPEN DAY 31st March 2007 - same day as the Multi Cultural Festival being held in the park beside our Club Rooms (if you have an hour or two to spare, drop in and assist with any visitors that may call in)


AGM – The AGM will be held on the 16th June 2007 (the 3rd Saturday of the month)


Next meeting is Saturday, 14th April 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





As you all will know, we have run our “Trading Table” on two occasions. The results thus far are far from promising. We have decided to run it on meeting days until 12 noon. Come along and have a look.

The computer room has now been remodelled to make it more ‘user friendly’. Thanks to those who did the work.

New rules now apply to the issue of books and magazines/journals. See the person on duty. New conditions also apply to printing/photocopying. You must see the duty person for either function.

If you want to obtain an English certificate from the GRO, you will need to have the Year, Quarter, Volume, Page number and District. This will then cost £7. You can specify some particulars (parents’ names) on the application to ensure the correct certificate is sent. If it is the wrong person then £4 is refunded.


Happy researching,



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 



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.






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.



If so, the information below may be of interest to you…………..



Looking for families – (07) 4952 2762



Richard & Ann Fleming – Fleming Y DNA Project

Email –




  • PLEASE NOTE:  The new Pedigree Resource Files Nos. 127 & 128 are on DVD.  The only computer to have a DVD reader is No.2.

The North Qld Cemetery disc is also a DVD.  Please only use them on this computer in the DVD player.


(Pedigree Resource File Discs No. 1 – 125 are on CD and can still be used in any of the computers)


  • OPENING HOURS - PLEASE NOTE: The Club will be closed on Public Holidays due to lack of volunteers.

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


  • While we make every effort to open the Club at the rostered times, a shortage of volunteers means we are unable to provide emergency cover for roster volunteers who are unable to attend on their rostered days, due to other commitments.  Please understand if you arrive to find the Clubrooms unattended.


  • Also be aware, that if the rostered duty persons are the only members in attendance, at approx. 1pm on Mondays and Saturdays, the Club will close early.


  • Thank you to those members who helped to re-arrange the computer room.  The computers and the CDs are now more easily accessible.


  • Reciprocal Association members MUST produce proof of current financial membership.  Otherwise, Library Fees are $7 per day or part thereof.


  • Does anyone have any unwanted carpet in good condition that could be used to carpet the hallway and the microfiche room?


  • Also required is a new/second-hand lockable filing cabinet
  • SILVER CIRCLE WINNERS – 1st week – No winner, 2nd week Don Robinson, 3rd week Joy Bailey



HINDSIGHT – Our quarterly magazine is sent to approx. 45 other Genealogy Clubs throughout Australia.

If you haven’t already collected the March edition of the Hindsight, please do so next time you are at the Club.  Also please if you have an interesting story to tell, or need help with your research, write an article for the Hindsight.  This is your Club magazine, and your input would be most welcome.


RAFFLE – a water cooler has been made and donated by Danny O’Brien and we have decided to raffle it over the coming months.  Tickets are $1 each and the winner will be drawn at the A.G.M.


The monthly raffle was drawn today at the meeting.  Thank you to all who support this venture, as all monies raised by the monthly raffles is used to buy more resources for you to use in your research...

1st prize is a framed pyrographic picture - made and donated by Doug Cook – won by Natalie Purtill

2nd prize is a creamer and sugar bowl – won by Mary Jamison

3rd prize is a T-Shirt - donated by EzyDVD – won by Jeff Elms


A new monthly raffle will start next week and as always, tickets are $1.00 each.


FEBRUARY GUEST SPEAKER  – Patrice Connelly was our guest speaker for February and she gave a very interesting talk on the errors that you can find on death certificates, and the various links and leads you can obtain from the other areas on the certificate, like the informant.  It was explained how certain diseases are wrongly interpreted in the spelling and writing of them, and how you can trace a genetic health problem through death certificates.  Also explained was how body meridians from Chinese medicine can be used to identify certain diseases.  Overall, it was a very interesting talk, giving some different ideas to consider when reading Death Certificates.




Check out the shipping section in our library…. we have a lot of new material that has been downloaded by our members, Jack Piper and Joanne Beeston.  The Irish convicts, NSW 1791-1831 passenger lists, S.A. passenger lists, NSW & Qld shipwrecks, W.A. Passenger lists, some Tasmania passenger lists, and N.Z. 1839-1883, 1927 passenger lists of various ports.

Some have a lot of detail about the passengers, but others only have names, but still worth checking out.


NEW CDs – Pedigree Resource Files - Actually they are DVDs (please read how to use on P.4 of newsletter)



Essex Census Index 1851

Devon – Exmouth Bapt. – Littleham 1813+ (donated by G. Gordon)

Devon – Exmouth Bapt. – Withycombe Raleigh 1813+ (donated by G. Gordon)



Newcastle Crematorium Vol. 1 to 8

Sunday Mail BDMs – July 2006 – Dec. 2006

Courier Mail Obituaries – Surnames – 2006



Shipwrecks & Ship Passenger lists – donated by J. Piper

Qld. Heritage Register

Royal Aust. Navy – various ship information – donated by J. Piper

Brisbane History Group – Index to publications

Redlands – the story of an Australian Shire – donated by D. Jimmieson

Winks, Sarah Jane – Family tree

JIBSON family tree

First families 2001 – various families – print out

Suffolk 1851 Census Index

Suffolk 1813-1837 Marriage Index

Manchester 1851 Census

East Sussex Census 1851

History of Winchester Cathedral – donated by J. Beeston

Gympie Times – BDMs 1885 to 1889, 1875-1884, 1895-1899 – donated by J. Jones



There are three Australian Family Tree Connections Magazines from 2005 missing from the library. If you have borrowed these, could you please let the librarian know, or return them to the library.



The following is not directed at the majority of members who do the right thing, but unfortunately there is a small number who need this reminder –


1. Please sign in when you arrive and sign out again when you leave.  This is for safety reasons.


2. LOCKERS must be used.  These are available for the security of your bags and valuables.  NO bags are to be brought into the CD, microfiche or library rooms.  Keys are available from the office.


3. Before borrowing books or journals please see rostered staff.  You are allowed to borrow one book or 2 magazines.  New members have to be ratified before they can borrow from the library.  Items can be borrowed for maximum of one month only.


4. If printing from the computers or CDs, please see rostered staff before doing so.  Copies that are printed in error still have to be paid for.


5. A reminder when using the microfiche that it is to be replaced back into the correct number order and the correct drawer.  Always use the card located on the machine that you are using.  This will help guide you to the correct place to return the microfiche.


Thank you…..the club belongs to all of us.  Guidelines are necessary to enable the resources to be looked after and to be available to all members.

Your Executive Committee.



Websites for you to try –

A great site if you have ancestors in Surrey, lots of Wills actually on line and downloadable FREE … easy to navigate. (PAID SITE)

Shipping – 30 million records back to 1890

Pauper lists; Alehouse licences – Isle of Wight

Lincolnshire convicts transported to Australia, Bermuda & Gibraltar

(2000 convicts listed)

Ask a librarian - If you've got a question on any topic, they will do their best to find the answer for you. "Ask a Librarian" is a free service -- just fill in the details of your question on the form provided on the website.

Victorian Mining Accident Index

Large Scale Emigration to Australia after 1832

Lots of information about workhouses – Workhouse life; Poor Laws; Uniform; Daily Routine; Punishment; Food; Christmas, etc.

Brisbane City Council Burial records

Mariners and Ships in Australian waters.