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Gold Coast Family History Society Inc.



June, 2014




Computer Group: The next meeting for this group will be held on at 7pm, Wednesday evening, 16th July 2014 in our rooms. I will be showing how I download and edit images from the internet, create folders to store my files and how to use the snipping tool. If you have any questions about the use of your computer bring them along and I will try to answer them if time permits. The cost is $1 and for members only so please wear your membership card. Contact Ann Metcher at metcher@bigpond.com for further information.

An important survey: There is a survey included in your June journal concerning the future of the Society's journal, “Rootes”. Would you please take time to complete that survey?  In particular we would like those of you who don't want the journal to let us know so you can be removed from the mailing list. There is a considerable cost involved in producing and mailing the publication.

The options suggested are:

Post to me as normal

Send as an email attachment

I do not wish to receive the Journal in either format

Please return your survey to our rooms or email gcfhs@onthenet.com.au with your request and your name.

Updates on our paid subscription internet sites:

British Newspaper Archive: Search news reported by the national newspapers in 1915 (with more still to come soon) in the latest British Newspaper Archive newsletter for June, 2014 here. You can search the newspapers from your home and when you find something come in to the rooms and view it freely with your membership. Browse thousands of beautiful illustrations published by London’s Penny Illustrated Post from 1862-1870 and national and international stories that were printed in Dundee, Perth and Forfar People’s Journal from 1858-1861.

FindMyPast.uk/au: This site has added millions of new records in the last few weeks including:

A fantastic resource for those with New Zealand ancestors, electoral rolls from 1925

Millions of new UK parish registers from Berkshire, Devon and Dorset

1890 U.S. Census, Civil War Union Veterans and Widows, one substitute for the missing 1890 American census

More files being added regularly so do revisit this site from time to time.

Ancestry.com.au: Some of the latest new additions to this site are:

New South Wales, Australia, Surveyor General Field and Sketch Books, 1794-1903

1841 New South Wales, Australia, Census

New South Wales, Australia, Public Service Lists, 1858-1960

New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839

New South Wales, Census and Population Books, 1811-1825

New South Wales, Australia, Butts of Marriage Licenses, 1813–1835, 1894

Fremantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963

Other updated collections are for Surrey, England, Land Tax Records, 1780-1832; New Zealand Marriage Index, 1840-1950 and UK, Electrical Engineer Lists, 1871-1930.

New sliders have been added to the search function on this site. Look for the “Show All” link on the left in your search results to expand the section of fields.

Phone the rooms during library hours on 5582 8855 to book one of the internet computers.

Family Tree Maker: Those users of this software to record their family history can still contact me if they require any assistance. I use 2006, 2012 and 2014 and should be able to answer all your questions. My email address is eunson5253@optusnet.com.au 

FamilySearch films:  The latest arrivals of films ordered into our rooms are listed below.

Well that is all for this coming month,

Happy researching,

Gay Eunson eunson5253@optusnet.com.au




Old parochial registers for Elie Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Elie (Fifeshire) 2. Old parochial registers for Falkland Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Falkland (Fifeshire) ...


Old parochial registers for Crail Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Crail (Fifeshire) ...


Bishop's transcripts for Seaton Church of England. Parish Church of Seaton (Rutlandshire) 2. Bishop's transcripts for Stoke-Dry Church of England. Parish Church of Stoke-Dry (Rutlandshire) 3. Bishop's transcripts for Stretton Church of Engla...


Parish registers for Denby Church of England. Parish Church of Denby (Derbyshire) 2. Some account of the family of Hassard, with a list of descendants in England and Ireland Swanzy Henry Biddall Hassard Brenda 3. A Military history of Pert...


General index of births, marriages and deaths registered in Saorstát Éireann [Irish Free State], 1922-1958 Ireland. General Register Office Ireland. Custom House ...


Parish registers of St. Mary's Church, Stockport Church of England. St. Mary's Church (Stockport, Cheshire) Cheshire Record Office


Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills Ireland. Registry of Deeds ...


Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills Ireland. Registry of Deeds ...



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