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                                                                          14th July 2007





Phone - 5428 2018

Email -

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Welcome to our new Members -


Lynn Couglan, Elsie Kennedy, Darryl Bleakley and Diane Lewry



Next meeting is Saturday, 11th August – 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”.


Office Bearers for 2007/2008

President                      Vice President             Secretary

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

Treasurer                Librarian

(Helen Eaton)           (Joanne Beeston)

PATRON: Greg Chippendale

Newsletter Editor – Elaine Elms





I would like to thank the members of the Club (Janet, Joanne and Jane), who without hesitation filled in and did David’s duty roster whilst he was away, as well as doing their own regular rostered shifts.  Also I would like to thank Doug for filling in for me, while I was visiting my brother, and for chairing the AGM.  Then, as I have been ill since a few days after the AGM, without any hesitation, Janet has done my roster, as well, for the last 4 weeks.  These volunteers have been doing their own shifts, David’s shifts and mine……Thank you for keeping the Club open and operating as per usual.


It has been very good to see the Club members using the lockers.  I know at times, lockers have had to be shared and that we need more lockers.  So a few days ago, more lockers were purchased and these will be put into use as soon as possible.





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.


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.




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 an A4 sheet                      



Gooburrum Shire 1886-1986

Scribblers – A Ladies literary Soc. In Brisbane 1911 (donated by J. O’Brien)

Gloucester Passage – Northern Gateway to the Whitsunday (donated by J. O’Brien)

People, Events & Inventions 1500-1900, England (donated by M. Stratford)

Not Forgotten – Memorials in Granite (donated by J. Piper)

Jews of London Companies

Sunshine Coast Pioneer Families pre 1920 Index

Cannon Family History (donated by C. Hapgood)

Various Australian Newspaper articles pre 1900 Vol2. (Donated by J. O’Brien)

Glory days of the Brisbane Valley Line – Colinton, Yimbun & Ottaba (donated by D. Cook)

Krieger, Anna Katherina, the Story (donated by J. Leishman)

Rudd, Kevin, family history


Gayndah Cemetery pre 1996 Burial Register

Kolan Shire – Gin Gin, Comonju, Goodnight Scrub


Qld – Bundaberg Burial updates

Qld – Stanthorpe & District cemeteries


NZ – Wanganui Newspapers BDMs 1845-1940



WEBSITES FOR YOU TO TRY - only a few this time (Thank you Janet)

Lots of names on this site, BDMs of strays, clergy, police, aliens, travelling folk. Well worth looking at if you have English ancestors you can't find. Easy to negotiate

1901 & 1911 Belfast Census (free)