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9th July, 2005




Phone No - 5428 2018


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Welcome to our new MemberMarlene Staatz




Saturday 23rd July 1-3pmMaritime MuseumLawrie Strange will give a talk on Brisbane River Ship/boat history, including World War I & II.


Next Meeting is at 1 pm Saturday, 13th August, 2005




David Jimmieson

Vice President

Elaine Elms


Janet O’Flaherty


Helen Eaton


Joanne Beeston

Assistant Librarians

Jane O’Brien, Chris Ryder & Glenys Gordon

Publications Editor (Hindsight & Newsletter)

Elaine Elms

Webpage Co-ordinator

Chris Ryder

Cemetery Records

Julie Saunders

Publicity Officer





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 the Police Museum …..well that didn’t work out, and will be rescheduled, most likely in September. I hope everyone who came on that Saturday had an enjoyable afternoon, taking to the time to talk to other members, something that perhaps they have not had a chance to do previously.

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.



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!





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 Sale - $5.00 each

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



Could all members who wish to have their surname interests listed on our website please send the details to me at
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,
Chris Ryder

Assistant Librarian/Webpage Co-ordinator


Check out our website at


(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources


Victoria – Infant deaths 1901-1908

Victoria – Illegitimate births 1901-1908

CD New Zealand Electoral Roll 1893


Queensland Cemetery books

Laidley, Ropeby Lutheran – donated by J. Raymont

Booie, Kumbia, Memerambi, Taabinga, Kingaroydonated 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

Cecil Plains, Kooroongarra, Millmeran, Tummaville, Yandilla, Silverleigh, Yarramandonated by H. Eaton

Dalby – donated by E. Elms

Cooktown – donated by J. O’Brien

Gunalda, Tiaro, Netherby/Debra, Mivadonated 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

Woodford Cemetery

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 Coal Riverdonated by J. Piper



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 New South Wales Section Code: REF NSW HIST ORY-1

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 New South Wales Section Code: REF NSW ARO


Check this out – the Mayors and Lord Mayors of Dublin from 1229 to 1924. It is located in the Ireland Section Code: REF IRE MAY


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 England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany. Each ship’s voyage is now available in book form from the Maryborough Dist.Family Hist. Soc. The years are 1863 to 1890 at a cost of $8.00 per book.

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

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 Victoria to interstate, UK,NZ and foreign ports…searchable database

If doing Victorian research, this site has numerous searchable databases on all subjects…well worth looking at.

S.A. shipping, marriages, cemeteries…searchable database

More shipping

More shipping

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