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9th December, 2006



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Welcome to our new Members – Lynette Wells and Jackie & Vince Wright





The Club will be closed from:  3 pm Wednesday 20th December until 9am Wednesday 3rd January 2007


Next meeting is Saturday, 10th February 2007 at 1 pm


Thank you to everyone who donated items for the Christmas raffle.  Approx. 60 prizes…must be a record. 

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets in the Christmas raffle. 

This is one of our most important fund raisers for the year.  Good luck in the prize draw. 


Thank you also to members who supported our Pie Drive.  Hope you enjoyed your products from the Beachmere Bakery.




Well, Christmas is almost upon us.  On behalf of your committee and myself I would like to wish each member and their family a very  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  and may it be everything that you wish.


For those who are traveling, drive safely as we would like to have you all back here next year.



Office Bearers for 2006/2007


President                      Vice President             Secretary

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

Treasurer                Librarian

(Helen Eaton)           (Joanne Beeston)


PATRON: Greg Chippendale


RYERSON INDEXAs a follow up to the article in the latest Hindsight, information was received from the Hervey Bay Family History Assoc. Inc. as follows –

Other Family History groups are adding to the index.  Our Association decided to “adopt” our own “Fraser Coast Chronicle” and be the (Chronicle Death and Funeral) indexers for the Ryerson Index.  We have the current ones on and are working back from the films to add as time and volunteers permit.”


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Don’t forget our birthday page in the Hindsight.  If your birthday is in March, April or May, PLEASE submit your baby/toddler photo for inclusion in the March issue…thank you



Australian Family Tree Connections magazine – this is available from the office …Cost is $5.95 a copy (same as the newsagent



The British government is developing a timetable for the introduction of closure on recent records, which will prevent many genealogists from obtaining BDM certificates they may need.  Birth records will be closed for 75 years, marriages for 50 years and deaths for 25 years, which currently means that access to births after 1931, marriages after 1956 and deaths after 1981 will not be available.  If you require any of these records, you are advised to get them now!

Published in Australian Family Tree Connections, p7, November 2006 and reprinted with permission.


Websites for you to try –

Internet Surname Database is a free system created to help you learn more about your family name, and then share what you discover with others. Currently this site consists of a database of approximately 50,000 surname origin researches.

Australian search engine and directory.

The top 100 genealogy sites

Genealogy free stuff

This is a free, non-commercial website for Family and Local History within the United Kingdom and Ireland.

A BDM or BMD index of the Wellington, New Zealand newspaper notices for births (registration required), deaths, marriages, anniversaries, and in memoriam published daily since 1999, for the purposes of genealogy and family research.  Includes some school magazines & shipping. 


New Zealand cemeteries



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