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13th May, 2006







Phone No - 5428 2018


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Welcome to our new Member – John Fenton

Welcome back – Elsie Mundt and Bev Cox



Next meeting is Saturday 17th June, 2006 at 1 pm – AGM


(Nomination forms and proxy forms are available from the office – If you have an email address, they will have been emailed to you as a jpg for you to print out if you wish to use either the Nomination form or the Proxy form…thank you)



 If you have not paid your membership dues for 2006/2007 they are due now.

($30 single membership - $40 dual membership)

(Optional $10 mailing fee)






Our Open Day was a day that brought quite a few people into the club to see what they could do to find their ancestry.  A couple of them joined, and some others were going to think it over before joining…All in all, quite a satisfactory day.


That time of the year is fast approaching when you have to take the bit between your teeth and decide if you wish to take a more active part in the running of your club.  You can do this by nominating for any position that takes your fancy. The nomination forms will be mailed/emailed* out to all members along with proxy voting forms.


Back to that old subject where 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 Mother’s Day Raffle is in progress and will be drawn on Saturday 13 May so come along.


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 the 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 wish to do so, please see any of the duty persons or your committee members.


Do not forget that are also anniversary mugs and recipe books (new edition) available for sale.


Happy researching,




David Jimmieson

Vice President

Elaine Elms


Janet O’Flaherty


Helen Eaton


Joanne Beeston

Assistant Librarians

Jane O’Brien, Chris Ryder & Glenys Gordon

Publications Editor (Hindsight & Newsletter)

Elaine Elms

Webpage Co-ordinator

Chris Ryder

Cemetery Records

Julie Saunders

Publicity Officer





If you have email, the nomination form and proxy forms will be emailed to you as a jpg.  Please print out a copy, if you wish to nominate for a position or you wish to give your proxy to a member of the Club.  If you don’t have email, these forms will be mailed to you.  Of course, you may also collect a copy of the relevant forms from the Office, if you are at the Club…thank you.


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.





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’.




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 ear rings

3rd prize is a selection of lavender products

4th prize is a Desperate Housewives Apron (donated by EzyDVD).


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. 



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).  To be drawn 11th November.  Tickets are $1 each and are available from the office.



If you wish to participate, cost will be $10, paid up front.  The Silver Circle will not commence until all 45 numbers have been sold.  It will run over 5 weeks.  Weekly winning number is the first number drawn out on the Saturday Gold Lotto each week.

Weeks 1-4 – prize is $20

Week 5 – Prize is $100



New edition “Recipes for all Occasions” is now available….cost $5 per copy.



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. 



Stories for the Hindsight can be submitted at any time for publication in upcoming issues of the magazine.  The magazine is sent to many other Genealogy Clubs throughout Australia. 


Also don’t forget our birthday page in the Hindsight.  If your birthday is June, July or August, please submit your baby/toddler photo for inclusion on the birthday page.




BDM news – As from 3rd October 2005, Queensland State Archives will no longer stock the pre 1890 Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates.  All BDM's will be held by the Registrar General’s Office from that date.


The State Archives are now open on the 2nd Saturday of each month.



Yes it is census year again for Australia.  Don’t forget to ‘tick the box’ for the census to be ‘saved’.


Laminating - $1.00 per A4 sheet (see office staff)



(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources


Ship Gold Dream, Moreton Bay 1863 passenger list Donated H. Eaton

Tracks & Times - A history of the Pine Rivers District - Donated by K Luck.

Davis-Family History Donated by S. Davis

Davis nee Hogan & Jones-family history -Donated B. Davis


If you would like to donate 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!




(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.


Guided Heritage Walk of Toowong Cemetery

Jane, Joanne and Elaine visited the Toowong Cemetery for one of these informative walks, last Sunday.  The walk was conducted by Hilda McLean, whom we had as a guest speaker a few months back.  Every month there is a different theme.


The next few dates for the walks are – 4th June, 2nd July, 6th August and 3rd September.  Instructions are – meet at the flagpole near the main entrance, wear a hat, walking shoes and bring drinking water.  The walk lasts approx. 90 mins.


WILDLIFE COLLECTABLES (frogs, lizards, etc)

Check out these cute little figurines in the catalogue….they are reasonably priced and there is a huge selection of products available. Ask to see the catalogue, which will be available for the next two weeks.  The Club will get a % of all sales.




 by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)


Tracks & Times, a history of the Pine Rivers district compiled to commemorate the Centenary of the Pine Rivers Shire & bicentenary of Australia, donated by Karen Luck.

This book is about various industries & families throughout the years of the Pine Rivers history it is so fascinating and the photos are great.

A very interesting book for any who loves to read about history, but a real gem if you have relatives from this area.  Found in QLD section:  Reference code: REF QLD TRAC





Saturday 27th May - Guest Speaker - Rhona Collinson

Saturday 24th June - Guest Speaker - Stephanie Ryan

Saturday 29th July - Guest Speaker - Roma Waldron



Most of the
Nundah Cemetery microfiche are MISSING!!! If you happen to come across these microfiche, could you please notify the duty person.  Also, if you come across any misplaced microfiche in the drawer, notify the duty person.  Your help with this matter would be greatly appreciated, as a stock take is currently being carried out on our resources.


Check out the notice board – Listings of upcoming School Reunions!! These are from Education News



Crikey – I almost forgot!! 

Thank you to Australia Zoo for their kind donation of entry passes to be used for fundraising.



Some websites for you to check out………….

Headstones and memorial photos – owners of site are based in Brisbane so this determines the cemeteries they have visited……well worth looking at.

Don’t forget to check back regularly on the LDS website as they are continually adding more information…they are also doing a major overhaul of the site.

On line language translator – very handy

In the search results you could get birthplace and date, next of kin, etc.

A site with plenty of links to many different genealogy websites…a good starting point.

What is says – free access to births, deaths and marriages in the UK

NSW births, deaths and marriages – free online index.  Births 1788 – 1905; marriages 1788 – 1955; deaths 1788-1975 (10 years more marriages than on the microfiche and 30 years more of death registers than on microfiche)