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11th October 2008


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Welcome to our new Members – April Bakon and Kaylene Lazzam


The Club will be closed for research on Saturday 18th October, due to work being carried out in the Computer Room.  The old carpet will be replaced with vinyl, the desks reorganised and the room will be given a fresh coat of paint.


Guest Speaker - Saturday 25th October at 1 pm

(Our guest speaker will be Bill Kitson.  He will be speaking on maps and surveying….he was the curator of the Mapping & Surveying Museum in Brisbane)


Hindsight Closing date for December Issue – 8th Nov. 2008. Please consider submitting a story for ‘your’ magazine.


Next Meeting – Saturday 8th November 2008


Christmas Break up party will be on meeting day – 12th December 2008….more information next newsletter.



Our new fundraising Recipe Book will be available in a few days time.  Book is 132 A4 pages and would make a great Christmas gift for family and/or friends.  (And you will be helping raise money for the Club at the same time) Cost is $10 a copy.


Speaking of Christmas, it is time to start thinking of the Christmas Hamper Raffles…..any donations of items suitable for the raffles can be left in the box provided….thank you


Logo – A logo is required for the Club….any ideas?


This one has been around for a while but is worth checking out from time to time.  Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.


This is a link to the homepage of Woodchurch Local & Family History (Kent) - they have an extensive list of searchable items such as births, banns, burials etc.


Search the records of war memorials commemorating all wars located throughout the United Kingdom. They range from familiar community crosses and statues to less common memorials like bus shelters, sundials, park benches and even an island.


Canada's national collection of books, historical documents including 1881 census, government records, etc