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13th August, 2005

NEWSLETTER.

CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP

 

Phone: 5428 2018

Email: cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au or cfhrg@yahoo.com.au

Web: http://cfhrg.tripod.com

 

Welcome to our new MembersJanne Cawthorne, Kenneth Simmonds, John Collie, Maria McKenzie and James & Dianne Carr

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

27th August – Talk by guest speaker from Traditional Funerals

24th September – Talk by Lisa Jones from the Police Museum

22nd October – Talk by Peter Ludlow on Peel Island

26th November – 25th Anniversary Celebrations (more info to come)

As from Friday 5th August, the club will be open on Fridays  (for a trial period) from 9am – 1pm.

Next Meeting is at 1 pm Saturday, 10th September, 2005

 

OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2005/2006

President

David Jimmieson

Vice President

Elaine Elms

Secretary

Janet O’Flaherty

Treasurer

Helen Eaton

Librarian

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

Vacant

 

NOTES FROM MANAGEMENT

As this is my first report since the AGM, I must congratulate Elaine on her efforts during my absence. Very well done.

We have had to look at ways to compensate for excessive expenditure. There have been only three months of the past year in which income exceeds expenditure. The club cannot continue to operate under these conditions.

It is hoped that the general membership will support your committee in their efforts to correct this problem.

On another note, Lawrie Strange, the speaker from the Maritime Museum was both interesting and informative.

The old bathroom renovation is proceeding with the help of Chris Beeston and a few other people. It will make a great difference when the administration is separate from the computer room.

Make a point of coming along to check out the new additions to the library. We are open on Friday mornings now.

We are still looking for more assistants to help man the office. Put your name in, it can be fun.

Happy researching,

David

 

LIBRARY DUTY ROSTER

Doug C. – 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

Doug S. – 2nd Monday 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’.

 

THANK YOU TO THE CABOOLTURE SPORTS CLUB FOR THEIR DONATION OF $500 FOR PURCHASE OF QUEENSLAND CEMETERY BOOKS. All books have now been processed and are on the library shelves.

 

Guest Speaker Saturday 23rd July, 2005

Lawrie Strange from the Maritime Museum came and spoke to us about the Brisbane River and the ships that came into port. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. (We hope to have him come visit again next year and give us a different talk about ‘things maritime’.)

 

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.

Tickets ($1.00 each) 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 months or so, that the raffles have been run, an enormous amount of resources has been purchased 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.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to Julie Saunders for the Anniversary Bear idea as a fundraiser, for the 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Thank you also to Joanne Beeston’s daughter, Annette, for the recipe book idea, also as a fundraiser, for the 25th Anniversary celebrations.

 

Bears are selling well. There are only a few of the large bears left. There are quite a few of the medium and small bears still available.

 

The Recipe Books have been printed and will be ready for sale on the day of the Meeting (13th August, 2005)

 

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 nitemare1948@yahoo.com.au

 

MEMBERS INTERESTS/WEBSITE

Could all members who wish to have their surname interests listed on our website please send the details to me at cfhrg@yahoo.com.au
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.
Thank you all,
Chris Ryder

Assistant Librarian/Webpage Co-ordinator

 

Check out our website at http://cfhrg.tripod.com

 

 

BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL LIBRARIES – If you visit the library, in person, you can access the 1861 English Census and London Times from 1795-1985.

Go to their Library Catalogue Terminal (not their internet access computers) and check these resources out.

 

 

If anyone would like information from the 1891 census in Derbyshire, or 1891 census in Yorkshire or 1861 census in Cornwall, email Joy on joybay@caloundra.net

 

 

(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources there are too many to list all of the new additions!!)

 

New microfiche

Catholic Parishes, S.E. Qld. area – Marriages and burials

W.A. Marriages 1906-1965 & Deaths 1954-1980

Qld. Deaths – 1960-1964

New CDs

Orange Districts Memorial Inscriptions

Cornelian Bay Crem. Records

2005 GRD

Ministers and Probationers of the Methodist Church up to 1932

Oxfordshire Hedington Quarry Cemetery

New Books

Beenleigh (Lohrisch) Funeral Directors – donated by J. Raymont

Beaudesert (LeGrand) Funeral Directors – donated by J. Raymont

Windorah, Stonehenge, Jundah, Isisford, Blackall cemeteries – donated by I & D Montgomery

Some of the Cemetery books purchased with grant from Caboolture Sports Club - Alex Gow Funerals – 6 books 1950-1975; Metropolitan Funerals – 17 books various dates

St.Matthews cemetery history – donated by D. Jimmieson

BoorabeeBribie Island Koala Heritage – donated by H. Eaton

Research information relating to seafaring ancestors – where to look – donated by J. Piper

Abbrev. used in Convict Records Van Dieman’s Land & NSW – donated by J. Beeston

Executions, England – 1606 onwards – listings – donated by J. O’Flaherty

James Smith Family Tree – Barnacle, Warwickshire Goulburn NSW – donated by J. Crowley

Journal of Aust. Naval Institute, Winter 2005 – donated by J. Beeston

Log of Logs – donated by G. Gordon

Royal Garrison Artillery 1886-1911 – donated by J. Crowley

Australians at War Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 – donated by J. Piper

How to trace your Scottish ancestors – donated by K. Silcock

How to trace your missing ancestors – donated by K. Silcock

Pioneers – Cairns North Queensland – ON LOAN

Moreton Bay People by P. Ludlow – donated by C. & J. Piper

 

BOOK REVIEWS by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)

Two books that were purchased from Maryborough Family History Group are the publications, Mine Host of Maryborough and District – 2 volumes of licensed publicans 1860-1924 and 1924-1970.

They not only give you the names of who owned what pub, but if the licence was lost, withdrawn due to death, date of death, fire or pub name change, or surname change, and if the husband’s wife or siblings took over. Some names have a * next to them for further information on that family by contacting Maryborough Dist. Family History Soc. These books are fascinating to read, and that most were owned by Irishmen, one thinks, did they really need all those pubs. Found in the Qld section Codes: REF QLD MAR-1 & REF QLD MAR-2

 

RESEARCH TRIPS

FORT LYTTON.

On the 16th July, Joanne, Elaine, Glenys and Jane went to Fort Lytton for the Friends of Peel Island afternoon. There were quite a few different speakers, and it was very interesting to learn about Peel Island. BUT the best part, was that Jane found family!!!!! Now all she needs is the time to go to the Archives to look at the large file on her great grandfather.

 

MARYBOROUGH.

On the weekend of the 30th & 31st of July, the same ladies, with husbands Chris, Jeff, Geoffrey and Danny, visited Maryborough for some research at the Maryborough Heritage Centre. Minor successes were had by Jane, Joanne and Glenys. In the morning, we toured the Bond Store and the Customs House, followed by the best meal at the Royal Hotel, then research at the Heritage Centre (some researched, and some walked off the lunch). Then back to the motel for a quick rest, then off on the Ghost Tour. We were collected near our digs, by bus, then went to Rose Hill, for pumpkin soup; back on the bus for a tour of the cemetery, by torch light; on the bus again, for main meal at the Engineers Arms Hotel, followed by a walk by lantern light, through the streets and back alleys of Maryborough, before boarding the bus again, at Queens Park, for dessert and homemade chocolates at Mavis Bank. Then after an extremely enjoyable evening, we were dropped back off at the motel, where we all promptly retired for the night, and slept soundly till morning. Sunday we were off to the flea markets and then we all went our separate ways…some back to the Cemetery, some to the Military Museum, etc very enjoyable weekend!!

 

 

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 nitemare1948@yahoo.com.au

 

The webpage addresses given below have not been checked to see if they are still available….I do not have the time to check them all.

http://www.historyworld.net

Timelines

http://www.medicalpioneers.com

a database of over 3,000 pioneer doctors, from the 1700s through to 1875 (Australia)

http://firstworldwar.com/diaries/index.htm

Memoirs and diaries from the 1st World War

http://www/derryloran.com

Parish Registers Online - Derryloran Parish Registers.

http://www.gravestonephotos.com/index.php

MONUMENTS IN EAST ANGLIA (ENGLAND) - Gravestone Photographs
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sooty/rohtitlepage.html

NEW ZEALAND. Roll of Honour for the First World War. This list includes names from the 1923 Roll of Honour book as well as those not in the book but included on the Commonwealth War Graves (CWGC) website. It is now searchable by surname and also by date. CWGC cut-off date is 1 September 1921; the Roll of Honour book's is 31 December 1923.
http://www.myrasplace.net/hstones/htowns2.htm

Townsville Cemetery database (an ongoing project)

http://www.australianwargraves.org/index.html

Australian War Graves Photographic Archive

http://www.interment.net/data/aus/qld/cooloola/gympie/gympie.htm

Gympie Two Mile Cemetery