CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.
Phone No - 5428 2018
Welcome to our new Member – Marlene Staatz
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday 23rd July 1-3pm – Maritime Museum – Lawrie Strange will give a talk on Brisbane River Ship/boat history, including World War I & II.
Next Meeting is at
NEW OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2005/2006
Jane O’Brien, Chris Ryder & Glenys Gordon
Publications Editor (Hindsight & Newsletter)
NOTES FROM MANAGEMENT
Well, it has been a very interesting month since the AGM.
Council is replacing the footpath in front of the building, and due to circumstances beyond our control there was no access to the building on Wednesday 15th June. Council then provided us with temporary access, for which we thank them. Work on the footpath is nearing completion.
The removal of the asbestos has not been able to go ahead, because of the ongoing work on the footpath. They need vehicular access to the backyard, to enable the safe removal of the asbestos…Perhaps next week.
The guest speaker from
But there is good news – After reading an article in a local paper, re grants to individuals, on the 16th May I submitted an application, as an individual, to the Caboolture Sports Club. Our Club has been granted $500 for the purchase of the remaining Qld Cemetery Books to complete the set available at this time.
Our thanks to Doug Cook, our President of the past 2 years, for all the hard work he has done for the Club.
LIBRARY DUTY ROSTER
Doug – Every Saturday & Wednesday morning
David – Every Monday afternoon
Janet – Every Monday morning & 2nd Saturday morning
Elaine – Every Wednesday afternoon
Jane - 3rd & 4th Saturday morning
Pat V. – 2nd Wednesday morning
Coral – 2nd Wednesday afternoon
Trevor – 4th Wednesday afternoon
Gloria – 1st Saturday morning & 4th Monday morning
Glenys – Every Monday morning
Joanne – 4th Wednesday morning
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’.
Every genealogist can relate to these – from the internet
Undocumented genealogy is mythology
My ancestors must have been in a "Witness Protection Programme"
My family tree must have been used for firewood!
Whoever said "See and ye shall find" was not a genealogist
Am I the only person up my tree? Seems like it.
I’m not stuck…I’m ancestrally challenged
I researched my family tree….apparently I don’t exist
Why are they so many gnarled branches on my family tree?
I’m stuck in my family tree….and I can’t get down!
My husband has started calling cemeteries "Ancestor Farms"
To a genealogist, EVERYTHING is relative!
FUND RAISING IS ESSENTIAL TO ENABLE NEW RESOURCES TO BE PURCHASED FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MEMBERS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT IN 2005.
There is a Raffle every month – Tickets are always $1.00 each. All proceeds from these monthly raffles are used to buy resources. The money does not go into a building fund or general revenue, it is used strictly for purchasing resources….ask at the office for tickets.
Thank you to everyone who has supported these raffles….the results have been very pleasing…lots of new CDs, microfiche, etc
JUNE RAFFLE – 1st prize – a pair of footstools, made and donated by Jack Piper. There will be a 2nd and 3rd prize as well.
Christmas in July RAFFLE – 1st prize – Lovely big serving platter, with oven mitt and pot holder.
2nd prize – Mark the Moose (Christmas toy)
Tickets are continually on sale for monthly raffles….you’ve got to be in it, to win it…..If you look in the library, you will see that over the last 6 or so months that the raffles have been run, an enormous amount of resources has been bought with the proceeds of the raffles.
GROUP SHEET BOOKLETS……For
We have produced a number of these booklets, as a fund raiser, to help you ‘keep track of your families’ while doing your family tree research……Available from the Office.
Scribble Pads for sale – 50c each…..handy for family history, for by the phone, etc.
PLEASE REMEMBER our 25th Anniversary Hindsight – get your stories in as soon as possible…..let’s make this a really special edition of our magazine….thank you to the members who have already submitted their stories and photos….email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBERS INTERESTS ON OUR WEBSITE
Could all members who wish to have their surname
interests listed on our website please send the details to me at email@example.com
Please be assured that you will not be contacted directly from the website - when someone wishes to contact you I will pass on their details to you,for you to make contact with them if you wish.
Information required: Your surname of interest; Dates/Time of interest; Town of interest; County of interest; Country of interest.
As I am still very much a novice as far as the Website goes, please bear with me I shall endeavour to have all Members' Interests and the Website generally up to date as soon as possible.
Thank you all,
Assistant Librarian/Webpage Co-ordinator
Check out our website at http://cfhrg.tripod.com
(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources
Laidley, Ropeby Lutheran – donated by J. Raymont
Booie, Kumbia, Memerambi, Taabinga, Kingaroy – donated by H. Eaton
Proserpine – donated by S. Faulkner
Murphys Creek, Caffey, Gatton - donated by J. Beeston
Chinchilla – donated by C. Ryder
Mareeba – donated by J. O’Brien
Dalby – donated by E. Elms
Cooktown – donated by J. O’Brien
Gunalda, Tiaro, Netherby/Debra, Miva – donated by K. Brady
T.T. Cornes Funeral Directors – donated by K. Brady
(Thank you to everyone who supported this purchase of cemetery books via donation)
N.S.W. cemeteries – 3 volumes – donated by Jack Piper
Where Heroes Sleep – Hunter Valley Fallen of the Great War – donated by Jack Piper
NZ ships – Pt. Nelson 1835-1910 Vol.1&2 – donated by D. Robinson and J. Beeston
Emigrants and shipping lists Aust. (compilation of various ships) - donated by J. Piper
Convict road gangs 1826-1836 – donated by J. Piper
Personal touch – a look at S.A. Postal History 1836-1986 – donated by J. Beeston
Convicts – a Tale of the
by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)
Another interesting book that has been added to the
Library is "A History of Grenfell
and the Weddin Shire" by L. Mitton and donated by Jack Piper. It is a book compiled by
the great grandson of the early pioneers of the area and has a lot of
historical information and photos. Worthwhile, if you are researching from
these areas. Found in the
Another book that Jack has donated is called "The Carabost
Story" by E. Wilkinson. It is the history of Carabost
and how it was wipe out due to progress, the expansion of forestry into the
area. It is based on early history and the pioneer and family history, a lot of
wonderful photographs. A very interesting book to read and very hard to put
down. Found in the
Check this out – the Mayors and Lord Mayors of
Something that would be a great resource for the club, is the ship
voyages that came into Maryborough. There were 22,000 immigrants from
countries such as
There will be a list for members who are interested in purchasing and then donating a book to the Club. You will be able to have the book for 2 weeks, before it goes into the library. Your name will be recorded in the book as the one who donated it.
There are approx. 52 voyages. They do have a lot of information in them, and a copy of the "Glamorganshire 1874" voyage is in the library if members wish to have a look at the type of book that is available.
Internet Addresses for you to try
If you discover an interesting genealogy website while you are surfing the net, please email the web address to me for inclusion in an upcoming newsletter….thank you, Elaine firstname.lastname@example.org
The email addresses given below have not been checked to see if they are still available….I do not have the time to check them all.
Outward passengers from
If doing Victorian research, this site has numerous searchable databases on all subjects…well worth looking at.
Extremely good shipping records….you can even view a scan of the original shipping records…..has passengers and crew lists on ships that came into Sydney…has coastal shipping passenger lists and crew as well…..would recommend you try this one.
Queensland Cemeteries…some with on line databases and others offering ‘look ups’
Cemetery listings and photos