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Newsletter No 28 May 2004
The Shepparton Family History Group Inc
Over the years our group has been slowly but surely building a club,
which I am sure the founders of "The Shepparton Family History Group" would
be very pleased. This April marked 20 years since the birth of our club
by a small but dedicated group, initially meeting in the South Shepparton
Technical School, (now McGuire College) and later moving to the Mechanics
Institute building then finally to our present site at the Heritage Centre.
Over this time our resources have grown enormously to the present vast
range of microfiche, CD Rom's, reference books, local records (school,
cemetery, rate books etc), biographies and many more resources to help
a growing band of people, both members and visitors, to achieve their goal
of a researching information on as many of their ancestors and descendants
as possible. On Sunday the18th of April a 20th birthday celebration was
held in the club rooms to celebrate our clubs achievements, former members
joining in with our present members for afternoon tea and a chat. Television
and newspaper coverage of the event was good publicity for our group.
Our club has been an active participant in two Expo's during
the past six months. We are an active member of GMAGS (The Goulburn and
Murray Association of Local and Family History Groups) who held their annual
Expo at Mulwala last November, our display table helping answer queries
about family history as well as selling a number of books for both our
club and the Shepparton Heritage Centre. We also manned a table at the
Bendigo Expo in March with some success.
We have continued to field many enquiries over the internet and
undoubtedly this will become a prominent means of future genealogy research.
This extra research puts an ever increasing workload on a small band of
workers and if it continues to grow, as we hope it will, then extra help
will be needed for research, letter writing, photocopying etc.
Two guest speakers have been very well received at our clubrooms.
David Evans from Ballarat spoke on The Victorian Mining Accidents index
and Greg Kirk from Benalla gave us an insight into his research into returned
service personnel in the Benalla area and to war memorabilia in general.
We were able to repay the hospitality previously given to us
by the Maryborough Family History Group, by hosting them at our clubrooms
on 1st May. Our catering possibly reached the standard set by Maryborough
last year and all had a very pleasant day.
Margaret Owen of the Cornish Association of Victoria will speak
on Cornwall and The Cornish in Australia on Sunday August 15th at 1.30
pm in the Shepparton Library (Cnr Marungi and Nixon St Shepparton).
Ladies a plate please.
GMAG'S 5th Annual EXPO
Coming up on Saturday the 20th November at the Mulwala Services
Recent Additions to SFHG library:-
Ballarat Base Hospital Admissions 1856-1913(microfiche)
Bendigo Independent. Inquests 1862-1865. Also includes birth,
deaths , marriages, murders, suicides, funerals, obituaries, Annette O'Donohue
Echuca Cemetery Index 1860-1998. (microfiche)
In the Performance of his Duty: the Murder of Victoria Police 1837-1988,
Brown, Gavin Gary Presland and Ralph Stavely
Symmetry of Souls - Blues Brothers, Cats Cousins. A Centenary
and a Quarter of Mooroopna Football/Netball Club 1877 - 2002, Tom Carey
Heilys and Other Distractions - a Memoir on Rushworth and its People,
Index to Pine Lodge Cemetery compiled by Faye Botheras
In Search of our Days, From Sevenoaks, Kent to Noorilim, Victoria,
Australia and then on, Gillian Day
Inverloch and District Identities and Pioneers, Norman R Deakin for
the Inverloch Historical Society
Grandma McMahon's "Godkins", Vol.1, Australia and New Zealand, Wally
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