Tuesday 29 June 2021

Trove Tuesday - The Catholic Community at Toronto

 The Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) provides quite a number of references to people who supported the Catholic Community in Toronto. 

1915 'NEW CHURCH AT TORONTO.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 11 November, p. 21. , viewed 29 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115596896

1915 'NEW CHURCH AT TORONTO.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 18 November, p. 12. , viewed 29 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115595452

The following clip shows the first few paragraphs of a very long post. The remainder can be read here:http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115596929

1915 'A HANDFUL OF CATHOLICS.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 11 November, p. 16. , viewed 29 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115596929

1917 'Toronto.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 16 August, p. 6. , viewed 29 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article116732974

Monday 21 June 2021

Numbers increasing at the Hall

The attendance at our monthly meeting on Saturday was the largest we have had this year. We saw some members we hadn't seen in person since pre-Covid times, had a couple of visitors call in for research advice and personally welcomed three new members. The atmosphere was busy, warm and friendly.

Our President facilitated our morning Discussion Group on Organising and Saving our Family History Stuff , tasks that we don't find as exciting as chasing down our ancestors.

In the times between our our organised sessions members could be found researching on our computers, collaborating over their research problems and enjoying the opportunity to have a convivial chat with fellow genies.

Local author, Greg Ray, entertained and educated us in his afternoon presentation with Stories of The Great War related to people from the Hunter Region. You can read more of Greg's stories on his blog, https://www.phototimetunnel.com/blog

Greg and his co-author Sylvia had brought along some of their books for sale, three of which we purchased for our library. When these are processed they will be available for loan by members. In the interim you may wish to borrow these titles which we already hold in our library. 

Newcastle, the missing years : photographs of Newcastle in the 1930s and 1940s
Destination Newcastle : featuring photographs from the Ken Magor collection

We were pleased that the eight members who joined us via zoom were able to see and clearly hear Greg's talk. We hope that we have solved the sound issues previously experienced with our hybrid, in person/zoom, meetings.

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Trove Tuesday - Sergeant (Sgt) Thomas Frederick (Tommy) Pickering

Found via Trove on the Australian Memorial website was this image of 

Sergeant (Sgt) Thomas Frederick (Tommy) Pickering, 9 Squadron, RAAF, of Coogee, NSW. Sgt Pickering was killed in a training accident at Lake Macquarie NSW on 5 March 1942.Further digging on Trove found no reports of the incident other than a death notice.

1942 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 10 March, p. 10. , viewed 15 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17791720

 Tommy is remembered on this website, https://aviationmuseumwa.org.au/afcraaf-roll/pickering-thomas-frederick-411376/.

Sunday 13 June 2021

Following this blog - Changes

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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Trove Tuesday - Morisset people at rest

 A simple search on Trove for Cemetery Morisset returns results of varying lengths that include facts about  deceased persons' families. 

1915 'MORISSET.', The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 - 1954), 22 January, p. 16. , viewed 08 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166927848

1915 'MORISSET.', The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 - 1954), 24 September, p. 8. , viewed 08 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166928144

1918 'MORISSET.', The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 - 1954), 18 April, p. 14. , viewed 08 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166853686

1920 'COORANBONG.', The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 - 1954), 23 September, p. 10. , viewed 08 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166832682

1921 'MORISSET.', The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 - 1954), 25 August, p. 10. , viewed 08 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166827522

1926 'Morisset.', The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 - 1954), 1 July, p. 15. , viewed 08 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161109967

1934 'News From the North', The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 - 1954), 11 May, p. 4. , viewed 08 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166951713

1940 'MR. WILLIAM RATCLIFFE.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 12 October, p. 9. , viewed 08 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article132797955