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17th June, 2006

            

 

NEWSLETTER

 

CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.

 

Phone No - 5428 2018

Email - cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au

Or cfhrg@yahoo.com.au

http://cfhrg.tripod.com

 

Welcome to our new Members – Norma Lovell and Ronald Wakefield

Welcome back – Gary Nugent

 

Congratulations to Janet & John O’Flaherty

A great grandson - Bailey John - born 24th May 2006

 

Congratulations to Doug Cook on receiving 2nd place for his Pyrography entry in the Caboolture Show.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Saturday 24th June – Guest Speaker – Stephanie Ryan

Saturday 29th July – Guest Speaker - Roma Waldron

 

Next meeting is Saturday 8th July, 2006 at 1 pm

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

 

I, and I am sure I do so on your behalf, would like to take this opportunity to thank all those members (and their partners) who have so generously given of their time to make this Club the success that it is.  These people are too numerous to mention and their help has been in a multitude of ways, all of which are necessary to keep the Club functioning.

 

It would appear that the outgoing committee has maintained the direction of the Club in an acceptable one and I congratulate each of them for the manner in which they have undertaken their duties.  My congratulations go to the incoming committee and I trust that they receive the full support of all members.

 

Now, 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.

 

We have a beautiful Italian marble topped stand supplied by Jack Piper and two highly desirable collectable plates donated by Carmen Aebersold. This raffle will be drawn in November to celebrate the anniversary of the club.  Tickets are on sale now ($1 a ticket). 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.

 

Don’t forget that there are both normal and anniversary mugs available for sale.                              

 

Happy researching,

David

 

HELP NEEDED

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’.

 

 

 

GUEST SPEAKER – Rhona Collinson on Ancestry.com

 

The talk by Rhona was very well attended.  It was especially nice to see some new faces in the audience.  Rhona explained how to get the best for your money from Ancestry.com.    Thanks Rhona for your very interesting presentation.

 

THE A.G.M. AND JUNE MONTHLY MEETING

Our A.G.M. and June Monthly Meeting was held on Saturday 17th June 2006 at our Club rooms.  The Executive Committee for 2005/2006 were re-elected unopposed for the year 2006/2007.  Congratulations to you all. 

President – David Jimmieson

Vice President – Elaine Elms

Secretary – Janet O’Flaherty

Treasurer – Helen Eaton

Librarian – Joanne Beeston

During the Monthly Meeting the following members were reappointed to the following positions.

Publications Editor – Elaine Elms

Webpage Co-Ordinator – Chris Ryder

Membership Secretary – Glenys Gordon

Assistant Librarian – Jane O’Brien

Assistant Librarian – Chris Ryder

A new position was officially created, that of Library Research Assistant.  Jack Piper graciously accepted his appointment to this position.  Jack has been doing research for Library resources for a considerable amount of time and now it is official!

A special thank you must go to Jeff Elms for his continuing work in maintaining our computers and for his assistance with all things “technological”.  Well done, Jeff.

 

DID YOU KNOW……..

If you haven’t been in to the Club to research for a while – look at some of the new resources we have acquired during the last dew months.  The Internet has lots of resources for you to search however; there is a lot of extra information in these items.

 

Australian Dictionary of Dates – Men of the Times

Bound for South Australia Births and Deaths 1848-1885 CD

Carr Villa Memorial ParkTasmania CD

Census of EnglandSuffolk 1841

Manly NSW Cemetery 1845-1993

Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 CD

South Australian Biographical Index 1836-1885

Waverley & South Head General Cemetery (NSW)

Dern Index for New South Wales – Cemeteries

New Zealand – Passenger Lists 1839-1883

LDS Pedigree Resource Files #1 - #115

(There is a lot more information on the discs than on the Internet)

New Zealand 1893 Electoral Roll

NSW Maclay Argus Newspaper Index 1885-1889

NSW Sydney Morning Herald BDMs 1831-1853

Rookwood Cemetery Transcriptions

NSW Maitland Cemetery Register

NSW Riverina Cemeteries

Unregistered Deaths in South Australia from July 1842

Orange & District Cemetery M.I.s

Monumental Inscriptions Goulburn

Tasmania The Mercury 1854-1930 BDMs

From the end of 2004, The Courier Mail “Deaths, Funerals and Obituaries” have been collected and put into book form for you to use.

(A lot of the items have been donated, others purchased from raffle proceeds and still others purchased from Club funds)

 

GENEALOGY WISH LIST

Do you have a Genealogy wish list? 

It isn’t possible for us to purchase everything that is available, though we do our best to have a wide range of resources, but if there is a particular item you would like to help you with your research, please let Management know.  If you don’t let us know what you “want”, we don’t know what to buy!

 

FUND RAISING

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. 

 

Monthly raffles …Tickets $1.00 each

Don’t forget when you buy your raffle ticket/tickets you can nominate your preferred item for purchase.

There is a different raffle each month, with the prize being drawn on Meeting day.  Usually there are 2 or 3 prizes, sometimes even 4. 

 

June Raffle

1st prize – Ceramic Jug

2nd prize – Family Tree book

3rd prize – Cream Jug & Sugar Bowl

 

SPECIAL RAFFLE

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). This raffle will be drawn on 11th November.  Tickets are $1 each and are available from the office.

 

SILVER CIRCLE

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

 

THERE ARE STILL A FEW NUMBERS AVAILABLE.

 

RECIPE BOOK

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

 

COFFEE MUGS

Our 25th Anniversary Coffee Mugs and our ordinary CFHRG mugs are for sale.  $5.00 each and all money raised goes to the Club.  They are available in blue, green and brown.

 

LAMINATING

 $1.00 per A4 sheet (see office staff)

 

SCRIBBLERS

For sale 50 cents each

 

HINDSIGHT

 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. ….If you don’t have a copy of the June issue, they are available from the Office now.

 

Also don’t forget our birthday page in the Hindsight.  If your birthday is in September, October or November, please submit your baby/toddler photo for inclusion in the September issue…so far there has been only one photo submitted for the Sept. issue….thank you, Elaine

 

STATE ARCHIVES

BDM news – As from 3rd October 2005, Queensland State Archives will no longer stock the pre 1890 Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates.  All BDMs 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.

 

CENSUS

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

 

War Bride Information – National Archives – The Repatriation Commission Dept. to obtain records of War Brides….contact National Reference Service on

1300 886 881 or email ref@naa.gov.au

 

(Some of the) NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR LIBRARY RESOURCES

 

 

BOOKS

 

Sandgate State School – on loan

Jamison & Willington Surname list - M. Jamison

Family Historians Pocket Dictionary (purchased with raffle money)

Queen’s Baton Relay – Norfolk Island – donated by J. Piper

Weekly Register, NSW 1843 newspaper – donated by J. Piper

Thursday Island – donated by J. Piper

Coolangatta – Where is the real Coolangatta – donated by J. Piper

 

CDs

 

Toowong Cemetery M.I.s – donated by Helen, Elaine, Jane & Joanne

Sydney Catholic Lawn Cemetery, Kemps Creek NSW (purchased with raffle money)

 

 

BORROWING OF BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY

If the book DOES NOT have a card in the back, it is NOT FOR LOAN.  You will find that most of the cemetery books, a good few of the shipping books and the GRD are not for loan.  There are other books as well, which fall into this category.  

 

Also not for loan are the obituaries from the Courier Mail.  One book of the obituaries is missing….have you seen it anywhere?

 

There are also a few microfiche missing from the microfiche room. 

 

LOCKERS NOW AVAILABLE

There are now lockable lockers for you to put your belongings in for safekeeping.  Keys are available from the Office.  Please sign the ‘Key out’ form when you take a key and return the key to the office before leaving the premises.

 

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

 

Jane, Joanne, Glenys and Elaine, along with Danny, Chris, Geoff and Jeff visited Goomeri for this festival.  It was wall-to-wall food (not all with pumpkin as an ingredient), market stalls and non stop entertainment.  We also took a visit to the local cemetery, where Joanne found relatives she had been looking for.  Well worth a visit if you have nothing to do on the last Sunday in May next year! … And yes, we rode the camels! (Ask Joanne about it!!)

 

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

(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.

 

WEBSITES FOR YOU TO TRY

 

http://www.sheffieldrecordsonline.org.uk

Sheffield, Rotherham, Ecclesfield and surrounding areas -Sheffield Records Online. Have made available over half a million records

 

http://au.geocities.com/thefallenofthe42nd/war-graves/cemetery-index.htm

War Graves WW1

 

http://www.ozgenonline.com/aust_cemeteries/qld/ipswich/ipswich.htm

Ipswich General cemetery info

 

http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/Haigslea_Lawn_Cemetery-Ipswich/index.php

Haigslea Cemetery, Ipswich, Qld.

 

www.convictcentral.com 

A guide to researching your convict ancestors      

 

www.mcb.wa.gov.au      

West Australian Cemeteries

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~framland/acts/actind.htm

Acts of parliament of interest to genealogists (English – olden times)

 

http://www.myrasplace.net/index.htm

New Zealand

 

http://www.brisbanehistory.asn.au/BrisTime/demo.htm

You have to pay to access this site, but it looks like a very interesting site – timeline of events for Brisbane and surrounding areas – General, Social, Cultural and Environmental…a one off payment of $25-$95 depending on number of people wishing to access the site.