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  8th July, 2006






Phone No - 5428 2018


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Welcome to our new Members – Deborah Lee & Barrie Brown



Saturday 29th July – Guest Speaker - Roma Waldron – “Australia Wide Index”.

Saturday 26th August – Guest Speaker – Desley Schafer – “How to keep your records”.


Next meeting is Saturday 12th August, 2006 at 1 pm




Our Annual General Meeting is over for another term.  All positions were returned unopposed.  We must be doing things right after all.  I must make mention of the fact that a new position has been created as Researcher Librarian and it has been filled by Jack Piper. This has effectively formalized the work that Jack undertakes.


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.  The stand will be on display when the rooms are open and the prizes will be drawn in November to celebrate the anniversary of the club.  Tickets are on sale now at the low cost of one dollar ($1) each so get your tickets now.  Now more than ever, we need your support.


Our plan at present is to try to get the verandah area enclosed securely.  Once done, we will be able to store items outside and then have more room inside.


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.


Happy researching,





I came across the Genealogy Society of Victoria website, and discovered they sell vouchers for use on PRO1901 census (both 5 and 10 Pounds), 1837 On Line (5 pounds) and Family History on Line (both 5 and 10 pounds)…if you are interested in any of these sites and have been wondering how to make payment to use the sites, you can purchase the required vouchers from GSV in Australia.

5 pound vouchers cost $16.50AU

10 pound vouchers cost $33.00AU


If anyone uses or has used this method to purchase vouchers, can you please let us know how you get on….thank you, Elaine


It has been suggested that we include a regular column in the Hindsight “Help Wanted”, where members who are having difficulty with their research may like to submit questions about certain aspects of their research.   So get your thinking caps on, and depending on what space is available in the magazine, your questions will be printed.  Remember, our magazine goes to other genealogy clubs all over Australia….someone, somewhere may just have that ‘missing’ piece of information that you are searching for.  Your name/details will not be printed in the magazine, your question will be allocated a number and a listing kept in the office, of who submitted which question.  Any replies will be via CFHRG email address or PO Box.  Your questions can be left at the office or can be emailed to me at or

…thank you, Elaine




David Jimmieson

Vice President

Elaine Elms


Janet O’Flaherty


Helen Eaton


Joanne Beeston

Assistant Librarians

Jane O’Brien, Chris Ryder

Library Resource Researcher

Jack Piper

Publications Editor (Hindsight & Newsletter)

Elaine Elms

Membership Secretary

Glenys Gordon

Webpage Co-ordinator

Chris Ryder

Cemetery Records


Publicity Officer




Fund raising is essential to provide new resources for your research – if you find a useful resource for sale that may be of interest to members of the Club, please advise office staff….we do try to purchase items from different parts of Australia and the World in general.


Raffle Tickets - $1 a ticket – There is a different raffle each month, with the draw being on meeting day.  Usually there are 2 or 3 prizes, sometimes 4.  All monies raised through raffles are used to buy resources for the use of Club members.


Special Raffle - $1 a ticket – This raffle is for a hand carved wooden pedestal stand for 1st prize.  2nd prize is a pair of Royal Albert collectable plates….very beautiful prizes.


Coffee Mugs – There are both ordinary CFHRG coffee mugs and 25th Anniversary coffee mugs for sale…..these are $5 each and come in three colours – blue, green and brown.


Recipe Books – The new book Recipes for All Occasions is now available – cost is $5 a book…there are only a few copies left.


Silver Circle – There are still a few numbers left.  If you are interested please see office staff.  Cost is $10.  It will run over 5 weeks.  There will be a weekly prize of $20 for the first 4 weeks, and for the 5th week, the prize is $100.  Got to be in it, to win it!!!


Laminating – This can be done at the office – Cost is $1 an A4 sheet.


Scribblers – 50 cents each.



Thank you to everyone who has donated prizes for the raffles.  There has been a terrific variety of items donated over the past year or so – something for everyone!!


1st prize – Adult pass to Australia Zoo

2nd prize – Adult pass to Australia Zoo

3rd prize – 3 floral microwave dishes

The current raffle prizes of passes to Australia Zoo were cheerfully donated by Australia Zoo.




Tickets for the Fair are available from the Office - $8.00 each

If you buy your ticket ‘at the door on the day’ they will be $10.00 each.

The fair is at the Mt.Gravatt Showgrounds on Sunday 3rd September 9am-4pm.



Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Pie Drive.  As you will know, there were some ‘shorts’, which the delivery man said would be delivered that same day, before lunch.  As you will know, this did not happen and the items were not supplied for quite a few days.  Apologies to Liz for the length of time it took to get all of her ordered items.



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 two photos submitted for the Sept. issue….thank you, Elaine.



Australian Family Tree Connections magazine – this is available from the office.  We are sent 5 copies of this magazine every month, so if you purchase from newsagent, perhaps you would consider purchasing from the Club…any copies not sold are returned to the supplier…Cost is $5.95 a copy (same as the newsagent)


GUEST SPEAKER – Stephanie Ryan (from the State Library)

Stephanie gave a very informative talk to Club members on 24th June.  She talked about how to search for your ancestors through various resources and what the Library has recently purchased.


A number of various information sheets of what is available, have been included into our library.  They can be located in the NOT FOR LOAN section near the State Archives Reference material - Code REF QLD STA.


These sheets are great guidelines to help in your research.


The Weekly Register, N.S.W., newspaper 1843 printouts.  These are full of various bits of information on politics, shipping, facts, general information, BDMs.  There will be a number of volumes donated by Jack Piper.  They are NOT FOR LOAN, due to the amount of research material contained in them.  Located in NSW Section Code: REF NSW THE



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’.



We subscribe to four magazines (2 x UK, 1 x Irish, 1 x Aust.) plus we exchange our Hindsight with approx. 35 other Family History Societies throughout Australia.


From these journals, you can get a wealth of information about all different topics, in their areas (names of local cemeteries, books that available on the area, lists of their members’ interests, etc).  Well worth looking at…..because a lot of this information is not available on the Internet!!!!!



If you haven’t been in for a while – look at some of the resources we have –

Mackay Cemetery Index 1873-1994

South Australia Marriage register 1842-1916

Census of New South Wales, November 1828

Western Europe Vital Records Index

Canadian census 1881

But wait there is more…………………

The next 10 discs from the LDS (Pedigree Resource Files) have now been installed on the computers…..well worth a look, as you never know who you are going to find in the millions of names on these discs.  The index takes a while to search so please be patient.  Also there is a lot more information available on the CDs than there is on the LDS website and it is easier to access… so search the LDS website ( take note of the CD number and then check out the CDs in the computer room.

125 CDs of Pedigree Resource Filesthese are not just American family trees.  There are submissions of family trees from all over the world – England, Australia, New Zealand, etc.  Some have very little information and others have a wealth of information…..well worth looking at!


(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.


Pictures of Australia – places, people, etc.

Military website

English Marriage records on line

St. James’ cemetery, Liverpool

Bingham parish, Nottinghamshire, England

Obits Index – England – recent listings i.e.1996-2005

Genealogists’ resource for interpreting causes of death.

Weights and measures and other handy information

Tasmanian family links database

Immigration into the U.S.A