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Updated 6th.Nov... 2018


Genealogy Interest Group

Next  Mtg.-- 21st.Feb. 2019

 Date : Fourth Thursday every month .   Time : 9.30 am 

Genealogy SIG Report 25th Oct 2018

At the meeting this morning several members had interesting items to tell the group about. Groves spoke visiting the burial site of a recently deceased relative in the Kimberly Cemetery, a few km north of Darfield. Groves showed us an excellent photo of the marble engraved Headstone that had very good details of the deceased that would be valued by future family members.

NZSG Canterbury recently notified of proposed changes to the Australian ‘Notice of intended marriage’ form being considered by the Commonwealth Attorney-Generals’ Department that will impact on other official mar-riage forms. Feedback by 28 October 2018, visit the consultation page here.

Items below are currently collected and transferred onto Official Marriage Certificates. The proposed changes will remove these items so will no longer appear on Official Marriage Certificates— Usual occupation / Usual place of residence / Father’s name in full / Mother’s maiden name in full. Removing these items will obviously impact Family History Resources in the future.

We had a query from a SeniorNet member asking if there is a multi-platform program where several people can have access with only one having control. He has family members worldwide who want to be involved.

Suggestions included ‘My Heritage’ / Ancestry / ‘Geneanet’ / ‘familysearch.org’ / ‘Treeview’. Anyone with any thoughts? Please let me know.

We looked at a method of finding an elusive person using a street search on the 1939 Register map. On the Findmypast website https://www.findmypast.co.uk/1939register select ‘1939 Register’ on the blue toolbar. On the search panel click Address search,. Take some time and read information about the site. Earlier maps can also be accessed. May need a FMP subscription or a visit to a Library.

For anyone wanting detailed information about how to make use of their DNA results read the article on the web site; https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/wedding18.htm#Masterclass

David Rowe

SeniorNet Canterbury Genealogy SIG Convenor.




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