CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.
Phone No - 5428 2018
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - http://cfhrg.tripod.com
Welcome to our new Members - Jan and Dudley Nott
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday 28th May – Library Orientation Day – with ‘brickwall’ assistance for any member. Come along, have a cuppa. We are all here to help each other.
Next Meeting (AGM) is at
All welcome….Nomination forms for all positions
(both Management and non-Management) are available from the Office. Nominations
OFFICE BEARERS 2004 – 2005
NOTES FROM MANAGEMENT
This month I would like to draw to your attention, a few items.
No. 1 – Don’t forget that your Annual Subscriptions are due by the end of May to remain financial.
No. 2 – June 11th is our A.G.M. Even if you only make one meeting, this is the one to attend. The A.G.M. will be followed by an ordination General Meeting, where you can find out how the Group operates.
No. 3 – We desperately need help finding speakers for the end of the month get-togethers. If you know of anyone suitable, please let us know.
No. 4 – We are finally in the last stages of having the bathroom converted into the office. This will free up space in the computer room.
No. 5 – Finally ‘new blood’ is always welcome on the Committee. There are Non-Executive positions that will give you an insight into how the Club runs, that don’t involve major commitment of time. Think about it…….
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 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’.
From the National Archives - New Family History Kit
The National Archives recently launched a new service for those who
How does this service work? Archives’ staff respond to each individual request by undertaking a service of the Archives’ collection database Record Search and providing customers with advice on the availability of records. For a $25 fee, copies of documents can be mailed to them in a stylish and durable keepsake folder. The folder also contains information about other records in the Archives’ collection that may be helpful for further family history research.
For an additional cost, it is possible to obtain high quality reproductions of photographs from the documents.
To request an order for or to find out more about the Making Australia Home service, please contact the National Archives by email at email@example.com or by phone on 1300 886 881.
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 monthly 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 APRIL RAFFLE for Hand crocheted centrepiece will be drawn at May meeting
The MAY RAFFLE – A set of 6 ceramic mugs, sugar bowl and milk jug – made by Danny O’Brien – donated by Jane O’Brien
There will be a 2nd and 3rd prize as well
To be drawn at the A.G.M.
Tickets are continually on sale for monthly raffles.
Thank you to everyone who supports the monthly raffles.
We couldn’t do it without you!
GROUP SHEET BOOKLETS……For
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.
Scribble Pads for sale – 50c each
PLEASE REMEMBER our 25th Anniversary Hindsight – get your stories in as soon as possible…..let’s make this a really special edition of our magazine….thank you to the members who have already submitted their stories and photos.
Are you an active member, the kind who would be missed, or are you just content that your name is on the list?
Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the flock, or do you stay at home and criticise and knock?
Do you take an active part and help the work along, or are you satisfied to be the kind that just belongs?
Do you ever go to visit a member who is sick, or leave the work for others and talk about the clique?
Don’t be just a member, but take an active part.
Come to every meeting and help with hand and heart.
Think this over, member, you know right from wrong.
Are you an active member, or do you just belong?
New Additions to the Library.
State History of Qld – information sheets – donated by Bill McConnell
Souvenir book of Sydney N.S.W. – donated by Bill McConnell
The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia – donated by Bill McConnell
Around the traps – Carabost story – donated by Jack Piper
Mungindi Central School N.S.W. centenary 1893-1993 – donated by Janet O’Flaherty
Mayors and Lord Mayors
History of Glenfell & the Weddin Shire – bicentennial 1988
Anzac – 90th Anniversary – with Roll of Honour – Courier Mail
1858 Valuation Rolls for
1858 Valuation Rolls for
central and eastern
Deloraine to Williamsford-Rosebery- donated by Jack Piper
N.S.W. Cemeteries – Cooma & Monaroo Districts – donated by Jack Piper
NEW CDs –
Australian Directory of dates and Men of the Time
Queenslanders who fought in the Great War 1914-1918
Proposed purchases to be made with monies raised from the May Raffle are –
1881 Electoral Rolls
Roman Catholic Parishes – Burials (fiche) – S.E.Qld.
Deaths of Infants 1901-1905 (Infants) (fiche) – Vic.
Illegitimate births 1901-1908 (fiche) – Vic.
Another Research Trip
By the Librarian, Joanne Beeston
Their hours are -
Monday and Wednesday . - Thursday . - Saturday .
Contact Phone Number is 5441 4266.
They have a good range of resources. Non-members are $7 per day or part thereof. We are trying to get ‘reciprocal rights’ so that members from both clubs can use both facilities.
Also they have now
published their book, Pioneer Families of the
We even got to sit in on their monthly meeting, with some interesting ideas that our club could consider doing.
The Third Fleet Convicts – by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)
The Third Fleet Convicts – it is only a portion from the book which has
the Index of the Alphabetical listing of names, giving place and date of
conviction, and length of sentence. It
gives a brief description of the eleven ships that formed the Third Fleet, they
are: ‘ACTIVE’, ‘ADMIRAL’, ‘
The Third Fleet was the
biggest assembled in terms of human cargo, total of 2000 convicts, due to the
overcrowded state of the hulks in
Very interesting reading
about the ships, what weight, how long was the voyage to
Can be found in the Convict Section of our library, Code CON THIR. Very interesting if you have convicts in your family or not.
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 (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.
(Click on Search/Home and search for photographs)
(Has lists of people with
when they arrived in
Website of David Larkin, CFHRG Member…Irish research
Access the Australian
Women's Weekly 1946-71 Index
Cornwall Parish Register
Port Fairy District
Births, Deaths & Marriage Index 1899
Western Australian Post
Office Directory (Wise's) 1903