CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.
Phone No - 5428 2018
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our new Members – Don Nielsen, Anne & James Williamson, and Miriam Williamson
DATES TO REMEMBER
OPEN DAY – Saturday 29th April – volunteers will be required to show visitors around the premises…if you can spare an hour or two if would be greatly appreciated….thank you
Next meeting is
NOTE: THE CLUB ROOMS WILL BE CLOSED OVER EASTER - Good Friday 14th April, Saturday 15th April and Monday 17th April.
NOTE: THE A.G.M. WILL BE
As you all probably know, our premises were again subjected to a break in and robbery last month sometime between Saturday and opening on the Monday morning.
The damage this time was minimal. They gained access through the window in the toilet. Fortunately the monetary loss this time was limited to less than thirty odd dollars. On a brighter note, the damage to the premises has already been rectified thanks to Phil Eaton for the supply of material and Ian Brady for manufacture and installation of security grills.
Although attendance was low, those who did attend thoroughly enjoyed the presentation by Hilda McLean of “Friends of Toowong Cemetery” fame. She once again proved to be a most entertaining personality.
Once again, I encourage all members to support your club through the fundraising enterprises as this allows us to purchase new research materials. Note that the Easter Raffle is in progress and will be drawn in April. We also have a beautiful Italian marble topped stand supplied by Jack Piper and two highly desirable collectable plates donated by Carmen Aebersold. These prizes will be drawn in November to celebrate another anniversary of the club. Tickets are on sale now. Now more than ever, we need your support.
If anyone has some time to spare, please consider being a volunteer in the office. If you do, please see any of the duty persons or your committee members.
Do not forget that the Anniversary Hindsight is available and that if you require extra copies, see the rostered duty person. There are also anniversary mugs available.
OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2005/2006
Jane O’Brien, Chris Ryder & Glenys Gordon
Publications Editor (Hindsight & Newsletter)
LIBRARY DUTY ROSTER
Doug C. – Every Wednesday morning & 2nd Saturday morning
David – Every Monday afternoon, every Friday morning, & 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Saturday morning
Janet – Every Monday morning & 2nd Saturday morning
Elaine – Every Wednesday afternoon
Jackie – Every Monday afternoon (Thank you Jackie for volunteering to join the Library Duty Roster)
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 – Every Friday morning & 1st, 3rd & 4th Saturday morning
Doug S. – 1st & 3rd Friday morning
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’.
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
(BBC2 English Programme)
If you want to watch episodes of this very interesting family history programme, the videos are available for members to borrow…please enquire at the office.
Payment of Membership Dues – Upon request details can be supplied to enable you to pay via Direct Deposit. Or you can pay by cheque. If paying by cash, please assist by bringing the correct money if you can, as there is only a small amount of cash/change held on the premises, due to the two break-ins.
Monthly raffles …Tickets $1.00 each
Don’t forget when you buy your raffle ticket/tickets you can nominate your preferred item for purchase.
The Raffle for May is a Mothers Day Raffle. 1st prize is a ladies handbag, 2nd prize is a necklace and a pair of earrings, 3rd prize is a selection of lavender products and 4th prize is a “Desperate Housewives” apron (donated by EzyDVD)
EASTER RAFFLE..to be drawn on 8th April at the meeting. Good luck to all who have purchased tickets.
Fund raising is an essential part of Club business, to enable us to purchase more resources to assist you in your research. Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts. Don’t forget if you ‘find’ a resource that would be a welcome addition to our library, please let office staff know.
Thank you to the Caboolture Sports Club for their donation of $220 to enable us to purchase the Fawkner Crematorium & Memorial Park Index and Register.
We have been given some very beautiful items for the Monthly raffles and it has been decided to use two of these items in a special raffle. Prizes are a carved wooden pedestal stand (donated by Jack Piper) and two Royal Albert Collector Plates, one with Prince Charles and the other with the late Princess Diana (donated by Carmen Aebersold). This raffle will be drawn at the Club on 11th November, 2006. Tickets are $1 each and are available from the office.
Don’t forget to get your recipes in for the new book/books. There is no limit to how many recipes you can submit, but once the book is full, it is full. We have to limit the number of pages to approx. 80 or it becomes unmanageable for us to produce. Leftover recipes will be kept for the ‘next one’.
COFFEE MUGS – Our 25th Anniversary Coffee Mugs are for sale. $8.00 each and all money raised goes to the Club. They are available in blue, green and brown.
BDM news – As from
The State Archives are now open on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Yes it is census year again for
Laminating - $1.00 per A4 sheet (see office staff)
(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources
NZ passenger lists – Pt. Lyttelton & Pt. Otago (donated by Jack Piper)
Seeds of Settlement – Building and Inhabitants – Belfast & Pt. Fairy (donated by Maureen Hall)
Australian Naval Institutes – Summer 2006-04-03 Botany Bay Mirages – Illusions of Australia’s Convict Beginnings (donated by Stuart & Bev Davis)
Exiles transported from
Devon Family History Society (donated by Jeanette Raymont)
Waverley & South Head General cemeteries – transcripts (donated by Jack Piper)
Biographical Index of S.A. 1836-1885 (donated by Doug Simpson)
Manly Cemetery transcripts 1845-1993 (donated by Jack Piper)
Tasmanian Convicts (donated by Bev and Stuart Davis)
If you want to give a copy of your Family tree to the Club, you are most welcome, or alternatively, maybe you would like to give just a surname list (along with State/Country) from your family tree to the Club. This could/would be viewed by other Club members. You just never know to whom you may be related!
BOOK REVIEWS by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)
WOODFORD STATE SCHOOL (IN
Found in Vic Section – Ref. Code: REF VIC WOO
SEEDS OF A SETTLEMENT – Buildings and inhabitants of Belfast & Pt. Fairy in the 19th Century, by M.A. Syme (donated by Maureen Hall). This is a great book with a lot of individual family history with photos of the family and their houses.
Found in Vic Section – Ref. Code: REF VIC SEE
GUEST SPEAKER FOR FEBRUARY
(By J. Beeston)
This talk was mainly about reading and identifying
areas on a Death Certificate, where to find the extra information and also on
the layout and the history of the
Toowong is an unusual cemetery in that where people were buried, when the cemetery first started, was by Social Status, and not in Religious groups as most cemeteries are.
The first cemetery for
On the 1st Sunday of every month, there are tours of
It was a very interesting talk and enjoyed immensely by all who attended.
Proposed Australia-wide Family History Index database
Family history researcher Roma Waldron is in the process of establishing an Australia-wide Family History Index database. She invites interested researchers to contact her with contributions to the database. The database has the following fields: SURNAME, NAME, BORN, PLACE, ARRIVED, SHIPS NAME, DIED, PLACE DIED, PLACE BURIED, FATHERS SURNAME, FATHERS NAME, MOTHERS SURNAME, MOTHERS NAME, SPOUSE 1 SURNAME, SPOUSE 1 NAME, DATE, PLACE, SPOUSE 2 SURNAME, SPOUSE 2 NAME, DATE, PLACE.
There is a sample available for viewing in the office.
INTERNET ADDRESSES FOR YOU TO TRY
War memorial information
A very interesting site…tells you how many days, hours, etc. till your next birthday.
Update from the L.D.S.
The Black Sheep Index on this site is very interesting. Prices are a bit costly to get the full article but it depends on how much you want the information. There are also other Indexes here. Well worth looking at.
BMD CERTIFICATES (English) - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Interesting story of bushrangers, etc by Roma Waldron
Tips and hints on how to send attachments, Gedcom files, etc.