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Newsletter of the Caboolture Family History Research Group Inc

May 2009


23rd May (Saturday) at 1 pm - Brick Wall Buster....bring along your genealogy 'problems'. 

Friends of Toowong Cemetery - On Sunday 7 June from 10am - 2pm, the Friends of Toowong Cemetery will be celebrating Queensland's 150th birthday with a range of activities and displays. The event will feature the Local and Family History Book Fair, a great opportunity to browse and buy publications from a range of organisations.

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.

Dates for 2009 (1st Sunday of the Month, 10.30am).
Each month will have a different theme.

  • 5 July 2009 (Crime & Punishment - hosted by Steven Gil)
  • 2 August 2009 (Labor Luminaries)
  • 6 September 2009 (B150)
  • 4 October 2009 (Sportsmen - hosted by Steven Gil)
  • 1 November 2009
  • 6 December 2009


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


*UK 1831 to 1881 census and the Boyd's Index (microfiche)

*Echoes of Italian Voices - family histories from Queenslands granite belt

*Mackay district cemeteries

*Norfolk Island, 1845 Elizabeth Robertson's diary, family trees and biographies of 7 families

*Occupational records in Australia

*Guide to tracing convict, free settlers and family history.


A few websites to have a look at -

Queensland War Memorial Register


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:

    * Mount Bassett

    * Walkerston

    * Old Mackay

    * Eton

    * Mandurana

    * Peri

    * Hampden

Other cemeteries in the area are Eton, Glenella Park, Grasstree Beach, Marian, Mirani, Nebo (Fort Copper) and Sarina.


Lengthy or detailed research requests may require a fee. Contact council for burial information.


Or contact Mackay Family History Society




Thank you