Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc. Patron: Councillor Jodi Harrison Mayor of Lake Macquarie Lake Macquarie City Council President: Mrs. Linda Wallis Phone: 4954 0060 [email protected] [email protected] ALL MAIL TO: The Secretary, P.O. BOX 4080 WOODRISING NSW 2284 Email: [email protected] Website:http://www.lmfhg.org.au DISCUSSION GROUPS 19th April Issue 3 March 2014 COMMITTEE NEWS Vice President: Mr. Robert Eldridge Phone: 4950 5198 Email: 15th March News Letter Irish Legacy Family Tree GUEST SPEAKERS: 15th March: John McGahen Topic: “Golden Years of Radio” 19th April: Stockton Historical Society Topic: Naming WW1 Soldier’s Project 17th May: Bill Hillier is Convenor of the Newcastle Victorian Life Boat and Rocket descendents group. Topic: Bill’s talk will be on the recent journey made on launching Linda Wallis The Victorian Memorial on Newcastle breakwater. The Committee is pleased to announce work on the R. M Evans & Sons Funeral Directors, indexing project is now completed and a draft copy of the book has been printed and received by the committee, who will discuss final arrangements prior to printing. Many thanks go to those members who worked tirelessly to bring the group’s latest publication to completion. Publicity Officer Vacancy. Lyn Hutchings has informed the committee she is no longer able to continue as publicity officer due to illness. Lyn has done a brilliant job advertising our group and has organised standard emails to send out to various media. If any member feels they would like to take on the position, their assistance would be very much appreciated. I would like to thank Lyn for all her hard work in this position and wish her a speedy recovery. Tea Gardens Hawk Nest Family Research Group Seminar Is to be held on Saturday 12th April 2014 at Masonic Hall, Tea Gardens 9.30 - 4.00 Cost $20 inclusive of morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch. There will be four interesting speakers. Registration and payment by 5th April Phone: Judith Glover 49972103 or email at [email protected] New Glasgow Family History Website. Glasgow Life has launched a new website dedicated to family and ancestral research in Glasgow. Glasgow Mitchell Library has undergone major refurbishment bringing all of the family history resources together. “Visit Family History at the Mitchell” at glasgowfamilyhistory.org.uk (Visit Scotland website) Linda Wallis NEWS FROM SAGS UK Manorial Documents at the National Archives OF INTEREST New Armagh Ancestry Presbyterian, Quaker and Church of Ireland Records are now available and have completed the computerization of 6,327 new Presbyterian, Quaker and Church of Ireland Church records for county Armagh. These have been added to the online research database and are available to research at www.rootsireland.ie (Submitted by Jenny Myers) Durham Records Online Updates An entry on The National Archives blog from earlier this month provides an excellent overview of the Manorial Documents projects being undertaken by The National Archives. The manorial system of landholding and administration covered large parts of England and Wales for many centuries until its abolition in 1922. Manorial courts dealt with minor offences and duties owed by tenants as well as recording changes of land tenure. The Manorial Documents Register is the official register of manorial documents and is maintained by The National Archives on behalf of the Master of the Rolls. The Register is being progressively digitised and eighteen English counties as well as the whole of Wales are available online. Note that the Register is an index to the availability of manorial documents and does not provide online access to the records themselves. Working harbour images unearthed Thousands of never-before-published photographs depicting Sydney's working harbour since the 1850’s have been donated to the City of Sydney's Archives by Graeme Andrews OAM. Mr Andrews took photographs himself but also amassed a collection of over 100,000 photographs. The Working Harbour collection features about 10,000 photographs from his collection dating back up to 160 years and covering an area from Lake Macquarie in the north, south to Port Kembla and west to the Nepean River. The collection also features images by other photographers such as Ron Montgomery, Fred Saxon and the Dufty family of ship photographers. Over 3,000 images from Mr Andrews’s collection are available to view on the Archives Pix website. To view these photos visit http://photosau.com.au/Cos/scripts/home.asp and search for 'Graeme Andrews' Gateshead baptisms 1828-1840, burials 1825-1836, marriage witnesses 1827-1834 At St. Mary’s, from a combination of the parish register and the Bishop's Transcript there are:5,422 baptisms covering 1828-1840 3,778 burials covering 1825-1836 2,065 witnesses added to 1827-1834 marriages Abodes mentioned besides Gateshead and streets in Gateshead include Bensham, Carr's Hill, Cramlington, Deckham Hall, Derwent Crook, Eighton Banks, Elswick, Felling, Felling Shore, Friars Goose, Gateshead Fell, Gateshead Park, and more can be seen on line. Nearly all of the baptisms include birth dates some are well before baptism. They have also added 2,065 witnesses to the existing 931 marriages at Gateshead in 1827-1834 and corrected some errors, mostly minor spelling adjustments. If you have purchased a marriage at Gateshead in this period, we recommend you take another look at it to see if anything has been changed, and to get the witnesses. Hurworth baptisms & burials 1841-1885 1,883 baptisms from April 1841 to the end of 1885 1,280 burials covering 1842-1885. Houghton-le-Spring baptisms 1825-1841 updated with occupations of fathers have added 5,777 and corrected minor errors. For more information go to Durham Records on line. (Submitted by Jenny Myers) County Clare’s first batch of Roman Catholic Baptisms for seven parishes are now available online at www.Rootsireland they are delighted to announce that Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre has now made their first batch of Roman Catholic baptisms for seven parishes available online. Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices Is an index of South Australian funeral notices from 1971 to 1990 and from 1997 - 2013. From 2013 the index includes private funeral services, many of which did not appear in the Funeral Notices column of the newspaper. The index is hosted by the State Library of South Australia, and is a series of alphabetical lists by surname. Note that the index does not have a search facility but you can use the Find (Ctrl + F) feature on each page to quickly locate an entry on that page. ANCESTRY There have been more releases of Country records for North & Central America: Caribbean: South America: Asia/Pacific: more coming soon for information visit the recently added page at Ancestry.com. Also updates are: 1901 England Census. Australian Death Index1787-1985. Australia Electoral Rolls 1903-1980 Campaign to Open Historic Civil Registers There is a campaign to get the Historic Birth, Marriage and Death registers open to the public without having to purchase certificates. This could be done by either transferring the centralised registers held by the GRO to the National Archive or by transferring the registers held by superintendent registrars to the County Record Offices. In addition a number of commercial companies would be willing to digitise the registers allowing them to be available online and also available at the archives free of charge. See http://tinyurl.com/nnrr23j for further details. If you are a member of the Society of Genealogists or a Family History Society, please contact them and ask them to support the campaign. It would be worthwhile signing on with [email protected] Apathy will destroy any chance of success. These registers are your heritage. They are archived for your information. Please help to make it Easier and Cheaper to access them. Cheers Guy (Submitted by Jenny Myers) WYONG FAMILY HISTORY GROUP John Cann on 22nd March at 2.45-3.45 will be presenting State Records Greatest Hits for the Wyong Family History Group. This talk will feature an examination of many popular series retrieved in the Kingswood reading room and their value to family and local historians. Phone 0408233885. Cnr Anzac Ave & Margaret St Wyong2259 Our next meeting will be held on 19th April 2014 The Hall will open at 10am for the use of resources. Meeting will commence at 12.30pm. You are reminded that the Hall is always open for the use of resources on the first Wednesday of each month from 2 pm until 5 pm. JOURNALS RECEIVED “Dugullumba Times” Journal of Logan River& District Family History Soc. February 2014. “Dust of Ages”. Journal of Armidale Family History Group. February 2014. “The Argyle Bulletin”. Journal of Goulburn & District. FHS. February 2014 “The Fig Tree”. Journal of Manning Wallamba FHS, Taree. February 2014. “Voices from the Past”. Newsletter of Inverell Dist. FHG. February 2014. “Ballarat Link”. Journal of Ballarat & Dist. Genealogical Soc. February 2014. Articles: “Tom Popple 1859 - 1929” by Graham Popple. “100 Years Ago – The Weaver Family” by Val Watson. “Have I Hit the Jackpot” by Heather Radley. “Annie Eileen Lamb – some of her recollections” by Lesley Barnsley. “The Life & Times of Samuel Hampton” by Elizabeth Cheeseman. Articles: “75th Anniversary of the Founding of the University of New England” by Robyn Crossle. “First World War Memorial in Central Park” by Robyn Crossle. “Useful Family and Local History Resources in Armidale” by Robyn Crossle. Articles: “A number of short articles from old Goulburn Newspapers “ Cobb & Co went out with a Bang” by Roger Bayley. Articles: “Class Matters” by Joan Ransom. “Henry Gore 10-11-1824 – 9-8-1915” by George Sawyer Articles “Suspension Bridge” by Judy Pischke. “Inverell’s connection to the ill-fated crew of Lancaster 111 JB-607, AR-N, Leader in WW2” by Ann Hodgens. “People from the Past – Sydney George Davey” by Julie Regan. “Jack Gaukroger’s Legacy” by Megan Gaukroger “The ‘Kurrajongs’. The sad story of one Inverell soldier” by Judy Pischke Articles “Ordinary People” by Joan Hunt “What is in a Name”. “The Parramatta Packet” E Magazine of Parramatta FHG. March 2014 “Tree of Life”. Journal of Wyong Family History Group. February 2014. “Genie Allergy”. Journal of Coffs Harbour FHS. March 2014 Journal of Newcastle Family History Society. March 2014. Genealogist”. Journal of the S A Gen. & Her. Soc. Feb 2014. “Journal of Renfrewshire Family History Society. February 2014. “Kith & Kin”. Journal of Cape Banks Family History Soc. March 2014. “Family Ties”. Journal of Bundaberg Genealogical Association. March 2014. “Cedar Log”. Journal of Richmond-Tweed Family History Soc. March 2014 “The Tamworth Family Historian”. Journal of Tamworth & Dist. FHG. March 2014 “Ances – Tree”. Journal of Burwood & District FHG. March 2014 Articles: “A Complicated Case” by Brenda Gardiner. “Two Female Machine Breakers – Mary Hindle and Ann Entwistle” By Beth Matthews. “The Heat Wave”. Cumberland Argus, January 18, 1896. “Mr G A Ferris”. SMH 30June 1934. “First Parramatta Hotels – The Old Record”. Sourced by Marie Jones. Articles “Tree of Life”. Journal of Wyong Family History Group. February 2014. 28-02-14 – “The South Australian” Articles: A number of short articles of interest Articles: “The Funeral of H.J. Connell” by Ken Shilling. “Robert Bricknell Whicker” by Ken Shilling “The Extreme Penalty of the Law” by Jane Ison. “It’s Better to be Late than Arrive Dead on Time” by Stan Thompson. “An Undertaker’s Lot” by Marie Shilling. “Convicts and Commandants: The Early Colonial Art of Newcastle” By Ian Hoskins. “A Young Life Taken – Samuel Carley” by Ron Goodhew. “Surgeons at Sea – Voyage of the Tottenham 1818” by Ken Shilling. “A Gloomy Death” by Frances Bowen. Articles: “Eugene Salas: Australia’s First Deaf Missioner” by Robert Salas. “Joseph and Catherine Boase” by Marlene Carver. “A Wild Goose Chase: Hatter or Hutter?” by Carmel Floreani”. “Young and Hardy” by Michael J Fitzgerald. “Mount Lyell Mining Disaster: Its Repercussions for Two Families” By Robyn Knight. Articles: “The Ninians in Renfrewshire” by Elizabeth Irving. “The Forgotten Hero of the South Pole – Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers 1882-1912” By Drew McKenzie. “Arthur Henderson, V.C., M.C.” by Jim Smith. Articles: “A Family Sorrow” by Eileen James. “My Father went to War” by Daphne Stitz. “Finding Uncle Mick – The Story of Mick Lacey” by Linda McIntosh. “William Yabsley 1812-1880” by Jenny Nance. “Numerous short articles re WW1”. Articles: “Ten common research mistakes” by Val Messer. “Chinese Settlers in Bundaberg”. “Interesting short articles from local papers.” “One step ladder to another” by Val Messer. “Child migration to Australia”. NAA “World War 1 Letters Home” by Gail Downie. Articles: “Fundamentals for Genealogical Success” by Frank Harvey. “Searching for a Missing Nun” by Margaret Schmitt. “Knowing the Date: Telling the Time” by Carol Baxter. “An Arsonist…but Not Guilty!” by Dawn Lotty. “Diary of a War”. Timeline of important Events during WW1. Articles: “Currabubula Railway Station” by late Syd. H Ware. “Patience, Grit and Determination” by Margaret Wake. “Extract from Sands’ Pastoral Directory for NSW 1930 Tamworth Pastures Protection Board. “Who was Who on the Liverpool Plains – 1841” by late Syd Ware. “Extracts from Northern Daily Leader” by John Whinfield. “Extracts from the Maitland Mercury” by Shirley Cridland. Articles: “The 1850s Immigrants to Eastern Australia from Frauenstein in the Duchy of Nassau. Part 3” by Jenny Paterson. “Walter Huggins” by Judith O’Shea “Robert Howden” by Marguerita Carey “Trooper George Steele – Boer War Memorial” by Bill Steele.
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