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No 117 April 2014

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 Goolwa News


April  2014                             No 117                  by Dawn Juers



Next month, the History Room will have been in existence 10 years and we will celebrate the occasion in conjunction with our History Month event “A Peek into the Past” on Thursday 8th May from 12.30-4pm in the Alexandrina Council Community Room.


The afternoon will commence with our large collection of photo albums, maps, charts, and documents on display for public perusal. Several speakers will give a short talk of their experience of the early days of the Library and History Room. Later there will be light refreshments.

This event is free and no booking is required.



    ** some of the volunteers with the Award



On Thursday, 10th April, the volunteers of the History Room were invited to attend the   

2014 Southern Alexandrina Business Association (SABA) and  Cittaslow Awards at the South Lakes Golf Club.


 It was a very interesting night with awards for Business Customer Service; Individual Customer Service; SABA Special Community Awards; and Cittaslow Awards.

Some of the Library staff and History Room volunteers attended to see the Goolwa Library History Room  receive an award - in recognition of the efforts of the many volunteers who have provided a valuable resource for those researching family history in the Goolwa district. Preservation of valuable historic documents and records and making them available to researchers has been a feature of the work carried out over many years. Your achievements and initiative support the principles of Cittaslow.”




Pitfalls in family history by Graham Jaunay

Cracking the code of old handwriting  by Graham Jaunay

Digital imaging essentials:techniques and tips for genealogists and family historians by

            Geoffrey D Rasmussen

Boat Wrecks  - index. (on the Murray –SA)



WW1 Photographs

400 Historic Australian First World War Photos are online. You can see the entire Flickr collection  at http://www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-sa/sets/72157626501163158/


Seven Wiltshire (UK) Cemeteries are online at www.deeasedonline.com


Gen Team is a volunteer-run site that has indexed millions of records of interest to genealogists. The site recently added 482,000 new records at http://www.genteam.at


Australasia Births, Deaths and Marriages Exchange – this site allows you to participate in a unique project at www.ausbdm.org/


More information on these and other websites and stories can be found in Australian Family Tree  ConnectionsMagazine January 2014 (we have a copy in the History Room).


The little library with many stories to share” – this delightful article appeared in “The Advertiser” Monday 14th April. A Lochiel Park resident and her husband created a miniature library next to a footpath in their suburb. What a good idea! Read all about it in the newspaper at the Library or visit littlefreelibrary.org




NOTICE – The History Room will be closed from 3pm Thursday 24th April until

noon on Tuesday 29th April  for maintenance.



Happy Researching




Genealogy help is available by appointment on Monday and Thursday.  To guide you through your research

Dr. Peter Barclay is available to help.  Please phone the Library on 8555-7000 to make an appointment.


For comments, suggestions or to receive this newsletter – email history.goolwa11@gmail.com

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