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                                                                                12th August, 2006

            

 

NEWSLETTER

 

CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.

 

Phone No - 5428 2018

 

Email - cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au

Or cfhrg@yahoo.com.au

 

http://cfhrg.tripod.com

 

 

 

Welcome to our new Members – Jim Jenner, Lorraine Frazer, Joy Jones, Elaine Cameron, Major and Lorraine Margerison …welcome back to Jenny Morrison

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Saturday 26th August – Guest Speaker – Desley Schafer

(Topic - How to keep your records)

 

Next meeting is Saturday 9th September, 2006 at 1 pm

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

 

How the months roll by.  One of the changes introduced for the benefit of both our club and members, has been the use of security lockers.  The purpose of these is to provide a safe storage for personal items for members and to help prevent the loss of items from the club premises. Unfortunately we cannot discriminate between members and visitors and as such, would sincerely request that members comply with this requirement.  This is not aimed at any member of the club, but it should be remembered that it is in the best interest of all members to retain all of our resources.  This service is provided to the user at no cost.

 

We are at present trying to gain some funding to purchase NZ Birth, Deaths and Marriages but to date have had no response to our request. This project is well beyond the Clubs resources.

 

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.

 

It was most pleasing to see an increase in attendance on the Friday. We were having increasing doubts about the premises being open as usually there were only duty persons attending.  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, David

 

 

GUEST SPEAKER – Roma Waldron

(by the librarian)

 

Our guest speaker was Roma Waldron, who gave a talk about the Australian Index she is currently working on.  It will have between 1 million and 10 million names, Australia wide.  The information comes from Genealogical Group members/members of the public, who have submitted information on their deceased ancestors.  The cut off date for submissions will be Dec. 2007, and the CD will be available in early 2008, with follow-ups every 2 years.  For those who are interested in submitting information, email for the submission format….rwal0782@bigpond.net.au

 

BOOK REVIEW

(by Joanne Beeston)

 

The Battle of the Somme – A Special Commemorative book, the 90th Anniversary - supplement by Your Family Tree.

This booklet has a lot of information on how to find your W.W.I. ancestor.  In the back is a Guide to Archives, Museums and Websites to help you with your research.  Located in the Military Section Code: REF MIL.THEB

 

CHECK OUT THIS CD – “Ships on Disk”.

 

These are just some of the things on this disc….there are 100s of files on it, would take weeks to search through it all.  These are just some of the items in the Genealogy on Disk section - COPYRIGHT, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, ABBREVIATIONS, ABORIGINES, ADOPTIONS, APPRENTICESHIPS, ARCHIVES, ARMY AND AIR FORCE RECORDS,  BISHOP'S TRANSCRIPTS, BLUE BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKSHOPS, BRANDS, CALENDARS, CEMETERY RECORDS, CENSUS RECORDS, CHAPMAN CODES - B.S.S. 6879: 1987, CHANCERY, CHURCH RECORDS, CIVIL REGISTRATION, CLANS, COATS OF ARMS AND HERALDRY, COLONIAL SECRETARY RECORDS 1788 - 1825, COMPUTERS, CONVICTS, COUNTIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, COUSINS, DEAD PERSONS SOCIETY, DEED POLLS, DIRECTORIES, DIVORCES, ELECTORAL ROLLS, FAMILY HISTORY FAIRS, FAMILY GROUP RECORDS, FIRST FLEET, FUNERAL DIRECTORS RECORDS,  FAMILY HISTORY AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, GLOSSARY, GRIFFITH'S VALUATION, GENERAL REGISTRY OFFICES, HEARTH MONEY ROLLS, HELPFUL HINTS, HOSPITALS, HOTELS, IMMIGRATION, INDEXES, INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX (IGIs), INDIA, IS IT GREAT BRITAIN? OR IS IT ENGLAND OR THE UK?, LAND RECORDS, LAY SUBSIDY ROLLS, LIGHTHOUSES, MANORIAL RECORDS, etc

 

Also on this CD – “Australia @ War” - There are 100s of files in this section as well – Flying under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Celebrities in the war, Military Museums in Australia, Military Vehicles, Military Abbreviations and Terminology, etc.

 

This CD is well worth a look…..as apart from having shipping lists; it also has lots and lots of other very interesting items.

 

RECENTLY ACQUIRED RESOURCES

CDs

Qld – Brisbane Courier Mail 1920-1924 & 1925-1929 (purchased with raffle monies)

NSW – Index to the Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1825 (donated Jack Piper)

 

MICROFICHE

North Rockhampton Cemetery burials 1.3.1879 – 9.1.1998           

Passenger arrivals Fremantle Interstate 1885 – 1908                    

(Both these items were purchased with raffle proceeds)

 

JOURNALS

North West Kent Family History Society – donated by Jim Jenner

Sandgate & Dist. Historical Society & Museum Inc. – donated by Joanne Beeston

 

NOTE: If you happen to have a spare Sunday morning or afternoon, and you have relatives in the Sandgate District, the museum is well worth a visit.  As well as lots of interesting items, they have heaps of papers on local identities and local homes and places.

 

BITS AND PIECES……………..Helpful News and Information

 

History Queensland Family & Local History Fair

 

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.

 

The Queensland State Library

THE STATE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON 22nd SEPTEMBER FOR 6 WEEKS WHILE THEY RELOCATE BACK TO THEIR OLD LOCATION.

 

Electoral Rolls

Any State Electoral Roll can be accessed at your Local State Electoral Office.

 

Travelling Exhibitions

What we want: the birth of Women’s Suffrage in Queensland is at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Kurwongbah – 20th July – 27th August

 

Links to Cemeteries

Joy Murrin, the NSW Transcription Agent, has quite a few links to cemeteries – see URL below

http://www.joymurrin.com.au/LINKAUScemeteries.htm

 

Books for Sale

Reminiscences of Samford Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 - $5.00 each

 

Australian Family Tree Connections magazine

This magazine 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).

 

Future Pie Drives

With regards future pie drives, Palmers have moved to the south side of Brisbane and are no longer an option.  One of the places that is being considered for the next pie drive is BIG DAD’S PIES….these pies are more expensive than Palmers, but they are also twice the weight/size….so next time you see Big Dads Pies, try one and see what they are like, and let us know what you think…There are Big Dad’s Pie stores in Morayfield (in the old Bi-Lo shopping centre) and in Deception Bay.


Thank You!!

 

Thank you to the members who saved their Bushells’ tokens.  We had only enough tokens to enter one draw in the Bushells Community Cash competition, which has resulted in the Club winning

$500…. thank you once again Bushells

 

A BIG thank you also goes to Chris Beeston for giving up his  ‘day off’ and installing the new door.

 

A BIG thank you also goes 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!!

 

Our Hindsight Magazine

 

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.

 

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 have been only two photos submitted for the Sept. issue.

 

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 nitemare1948@yahoo.com.au or cfhrg@yahoo.com.au …thank you, Elaine

 

Help Needed

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’.

 

For Sale

Fund raising is essential to clubs such as our own as it is the only way in which we can provide new resources for your research.

If you happen to 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.

The August Monthly Raffle Prizes are….

1st prize – 2 bath sheets & 2 face washers (donated by the Good Guys)

2nd prize – Coffee & Cocktail set (spoons & forks)

3rd prize – Address book

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 – The winners are

Week 1 – No.11 – Elaine Elms

Week 2 – No. 30 - Club

Week 3 – No. 16 Chris Ryder

Week 4 – No. 33 Sean Eaton

Week 5 –- Drawn tonight (12th August)

Good luck and thank you to all who participated.

 

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

 

Scribblers – 50c each

 

Some websites for you to try………………..

 

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/royal-navy-service.asp

Royal Naval Seamen (1873 - 1923)

For those of you who are not aware you can now download (and search) the service registers of more than 500,000 seamen who joined the Royal Navy between 1873 and 1923.  Until now, these records have only been available on microfiche in the Reading Room at the National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

 

www.antiquusmorbus.com

This site provides an explanation of medieval medical terms.

 

www.bl.uk

This is a link to the British Library site. The site has information about the Library, its collections and on-line services.  Click on "What you can do on this site".

 

www.old-maps.co.uk

Access to digital historical maps for Britain by county names, place names or co-ordinates.

 

www.historicaldirectories.org

This site has been recommended before but it well worth another look.

 

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm

On 1st January 2006, another year was made available on the NSW Death Index…now available up to 1975.  Marriages to 1955.  Births to 1905

 

http://svc005.wic028p.server-web.com/asp/crem/search_gardens.asp

Lismore Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Gardens Register- searchable….

You can search by surname only, surname and date range, and surname and initial.

 

http://www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/services/cemeteries/search.php

Wentworth Shire Cemeteries – Wentworth, Coomealla, Gol Gol, Pooncarie