Newsletter of the Caboolture Family History Research Group Inc
23rd May (Saturday) at 1 pm - Brick Wall Buster....bring along your genealogy 'problems'.
On the first Sunday of every month (except January) at 10.30am volunteer guides from the FOTC will lead a guided heritage walk through the cemetery. Please meet under the flagpole. Walks will be approximately 90 minutes in duration. Please wear a hat and sturdy shoes and it is advisable to carry water. There is plenty of parking available inside the cemetery. There is no charge but a small donation would be appreciated. There is no need to book, just show up.
for 2009 (1st Sunday of the Month, 10.30am).
Each month will have a different theme.
Our microfiche printer is to be serviced...this is good news for those who want print outs of sections of microfiche.
There is now an ENGAGED/VACANT indicator on the toilet door. Please close the door on your way out.
Volunteers are required for typing of indexes. If you are able to do this job, please speak with someone in the office.
Some of our new resources include
*Echoes of Italian Voices - family histories from
*Mackay district cemeteries
*Occupational records in
*Guide to tracing convict, free settlers and family history.
A few websites to have a look at -
Australian Cemeteries Index – searchable
Ryerson Index to contemporary Death Notices & Obituaries in Australian Newspapers - also includes some Funeral & Probate Notices
Burial information at Mackay Council cemeteries can be provided to help with genealogical and historical researching.
Council records date back to 1870. However records are not kept of ashes buried at crematoriums. Researchers would need to contact the relevant crematorium for information relating to these.
Council's cemetery records include:
* Old Mackay
cemeteries in the area are Eton,
Lengthy or detailed research requests may require a fee. Contact council for burial information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact Mackay Family History Society