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16th June 2007



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Welcome to our new MemberMaisie Stratford

and welcome back to Diane Moore



Next meeting is Saturday, 14th July – 1 pm – all welcome


Saturday 21st July at 1 pm – Guest Speaker – Ron Trim will give a talk about Woodford, the area and its people.


Saturday 25th August at 1 pm – Guest Speaker – Maisie Stratford – Maisie will give a talk on “Reading old English writings and how styles have changed over the centuries”.



To Doug Cook on being elected President of History Queensland.

And also to Janet O’Flaherty on being elected to the Committee of History Queensland.


Office Bearers for 2006/2007


President                      Vice President             Secretary

(David Jimmieson)         (Elaine Elms)                (Janet O’Flaherty)

Treasurer                Librarian

(Helen Eaton)           (Joanne Beeston)


PATRON: Greg Chippendale


Newsletter Editor – Elaine Elms





It is AGM time again! You must have been happy with the current Committee (and they must have been happy serving on the Committee) as the only nominations received were from the current committee.  There are a lot of other jobs that require someone to take on, so if you feel inclined to take one of these positions, please see committee members.   Volunteers in all capacities (library assistants, etc) are very important to the successful running of the Club.


If you have visited the Club lately, as well as all the improvements inside the rooms, you will see that the back verandah has now been secured.  This means the old microfiche viewers can be stored there, leaving more space in the meeting room.  The table and chairs will also be able to stay out on the verandah permanently (one less job to do when closing the rooms in the afternoon!)


Thank you to everyone who has supported the current committee in their endeavours to make the club an enjoyable place to research/visit; thank you to everyone who has supported the raffles over the past year; thank you also to those who have donated items for the raffles or have made cash donations.  The winner of the very nice water cooler  (donated and made by Dan O’Brien) will be announced at today’s meeting.


It is very pleasing to see that so many of our Club members have renewed their membership and we look forward to seeing them in the near future.  It is also noted that we have gained a large number of new members over the past months.


Happy researching,

Elaine (in the absence of our Club President)



Was held on Saturday 16th June 2007 .


President – David Jimmieson       Vice President – Elaine Elms

Secretary – Janet O’Flaherty         Treasurer – Helen Eaton

Librarian – Joanne Beeston

All the above were re-elected unopposed. Congratulations to all.




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.



Stanthorpe & District Cemetery information has been ordered as have resources from New Zealand….they should be arriving very soon.




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.  Stories can be left for me, at the office, or you can email them to me at 


Thank you to Janet T. for submitting your story for the September issue of the Hindsight….Elaine




Cemeteries - Wallangarra Cemetery, Sherwood Cemetery, NSW combination cemeteries, Vol 7 & 8, donated by J. Piper

Lithgow City Council cemetery donated by J. Jones

Collection of military honour & memorial rolls   


General resources-

Norfolk Is Embarkaton to Van Diemens land 1807-1813

Short cuts for saving ideas for genealogy

Census muster Australian & British Isles

– These 3 donated by M. Jamieson

District registration records & maps. S.A. guide

Sunshine coast discovering the relatives & other stories

Sunshine Coast 25yrs on the family history trail

Sunshine Coast -Index to pioneer families of the Sunshine Coast region pre1920,

Arrows of Hope selected convict stories donated by J. Beeston

125 years of the Advertiser, S.A.

Visitation of Ireland donated by J. O'Flaherty

Fairlie’ 1848 passenger list



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.  Duty persons are there to help assist you with your research, not to do it for you.  Please be considerate to all who volunteer to be duty persons as they have their own research that they would like to do as well.  At the moment, most days, we have just one person ‘on duty’.  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out with library duty on a regular basis or on a ‘needs be’ basis.


OPENING HOURS – PLEASE NOTE: The Club will be closed on Public Holidays due to lack of volunteers.  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.



Coffee Mugs – these are $5 each and come in three colours – blue, green and brown.


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 for a A4 sheet



Websites for you to try –

There are over 620,000 burials and 210,000 cremations recorded at Rookwood. The first burials took place in 1867. Older monuments have since been moved to Rookwood from earlier burial grounds resumed elsewhere in Sydney. Cremations date from 1925 but did not become a significant proportion of the services held at Rookwood until 1945.  Searchable database….Only need to put in a surname.  Can put more details in if you want to.


Hamilton City Council, N.Z.

On left hand side of page, click on “cemetery search”….on line searchable database (very good site)


Cambridge Museum, N.Z.

This is very helpful if you have a genealogy question relating to this area of N.Z.


Check out

The oldest and largest FREE genealogy site supported by

Lots of Derbyshire information on this website, well worth looking at. Searchable data bases on nearly everything to do with the area.  This is a very interesting site.