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12th May 2007


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Welcome to our new Members – Lyn Duncan, Lyn McMillan and Lyn Hammond

Next meeting is Saturday, 16th June 2007 at 1 pm…this will be the A.G.M. followed by a general meeting….all welcome.

Office Bearers for 2006/2007


President                      Vice President             Secretary

David Jimmieson                   Elaine Elms                Janet O’Flaherty

Treasurer                Librarian

Helen Eaton           Joanne Beeston

Newsletter Editor – Elaine Elms


PATRON: Greg Chippendale



When next you visit your clubrooms you will notice quite a difference. The vintage carpet has been removed from the Library room, Fiche room and hallway and replaced with vinyl. These areas and the toilet have also been given a fresh coat of paint to brighten them up.


I am sure that you will all join me in extending thanks to Phil and Helen, Elaine and Jeff, Jane and Danny, Joanne and Chris and their son Luke, Natalie, Glenys, Janet, Gary and those who volunteered their labour for this project. The project was quite a big job and took almost four days of their time to complete. Well done!!!


That time of the year is fast approaching when you have to decide if you wish to take an active part in the running of your club. You can do this by nominating for any position that takes your fancy. The nomination forms have been emailed out to all members. Those who wish to pick up one at the office may do so.


We have a lovely pottery filtered water urn and stand that have been donated by Danny O’Brien as the major raffle. I would like to thank Danny for this donation on behalf of all the members. Tickets are on sale now and the draw will be at the AGM in June.

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.

Happy researching,



SILVER CIRCLE WINNER of the $100.00 –

Helen Eaton

Thank you to all who participated in the Silver Circle.




AGM will be held on Saturday 16th June 2007 at 1 pm

Nomination & proxy forms are available from the office.


The monthly raffle will be drawn today at the meeting. Most of the prizes in this raffle have been donated by Joyce Jones….Thank you Joyce. Thank you also to other members who have donated items for future monthly raffles.

Tickets in the monthly raffle are always $1.00 each. Every cent raised by the monthly raffles is spent on research resources for the Club.


Don’t forget to submit a list of your "Members Interests" if you want them listed on our website. Your name and details will not be on the website. You will be allocated an ID number and any replies to our club email address will be forwarded to you.


Recipe Book (Members Favourite Recipes) is available again in limited numbers if anyone wants a copy…..$5.00 each

Multi coloured Scribblers are also available.

Laminating – This can be done at the office – Cost is $1 an A4 sheet


Our guest speaker for April was one of our members Jack Piper who gave an interesting talk along with a DVD on Norfolk Island. It is an island with a very interesting historical past. It is an island that should be on the ‘must do’ list for visiting. Also check out the reference material that Jack has donated to the club on Norfolk Island. It was a great afternoon. (Thank you Jack)


OPENING HOURS – PLEASE NOTE: The Club will be closed on Public Holidays due to lack of volunteers. i.e. The Queens birthday long weekend, etc. (if in doubt, please phone to find out before making the trip into town)

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.



If you have a story to tell about your family history research, or a problem you can’t solve, write a story, doesn’t have to be a long story, it can consist of a few lines and a photo, or a lot of lines and no photo, whatever you want, because you just don’t know who has the missing piece of information that you are looking for. Stories for the September issue need to be submitted by beginning of August.



Oh, give me your pity; I’m on a committee,

Which means that from morning to night

We attend, and amend, and contend, and defend

Without a conclusion in sight.

We confer and concur, we defer and demur

And re-iterate all of our thoughts,

We review the agenda with frequent addenda,

And consider a load of reports.

We compose and propose, we suppose and oppose,

And the points of procedure are fun!

But though various notions are brought up as motions,

There’s really ****-all that gets done.

We resolve and absolve, but we never dissolve,

Since it’s out of the question for us,

What a shattering pity to end our committee,

Where else could we make such a fuss?


(Thank you Carmen!)


Websites for you to try –

Lots of information and photos on this site

Qld BDMs are on line…..from 1829 to 1914…The site is FREE to search…..more years will be available shortly. If you want more information than provided on the site, there are charges.

Not all index records are as yet on computer. From each search page you will find a link that takes you to a full listing of which Districts and years are included so far. The list is updated as new records are added. BMD Records Cambridgeshire.

Don’t forget to check back often on the LDS website….

If you are lucky enough to find a Pedigree Resource File on your family, take note of the Disc No. and check it out at the club. We have all the LDS CDs/DVDs that are available, and they are much easier to search and have more information on, than you will find on the website.

Search the Brisbane City Council Cemetery website at

(On the right hand side of the page, click on "Find out About – Cemeteries", the click on "Grave Location Search", then "Search our Cemetery records, etc." Remember these are Council controlled cemetery only.

Memoirs and diaries from the 1st World War