Saturday, 26 April 2014

Visit to Lake Macquarie Family History Group - World War One Frame Talk

On Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 a small group of us (Bill, Vera and myself - Michelle) went to visit the Lake Macquarie Family History Group at Marmong Point to speak about out World War One Frame Project. The meeting was held in a lovely community hall on the lake.

We received a warm welcome when we arrived and listened to some great stories being told by members, many of which focused on World War One.

I used a brief powerpoint to highlight points of the talk, including details on how we managed to identify one man from the frame so far, Pte Alfred PENN.

We received some great suggestions for further research and even got some tips in real time as members were able to access some electoral records relating to Mrs Evans.

I'd like to thank the Lake Macquarie Family History Group for the opportunity to speak to them about our project and for the warm welcome and great tips they provided.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

EVENT: Stockton Shipwreck Walk

Join the always popular wal along the Southern Breakwall of Newcastle Harbour with the dedicated members of the Stockton Historical Society. Highlights include Pirates' Point and the remains of the many ships which ran aground in the treacherous harbour. If you are interested in attending, please book.

Date: Saturday - 26 Apr 2014

Time: 2pm (ferry leaves Newcastle Wharf at 1.45pm)

Cost: $10 Adults - bookings required

Contact: 02 4961 1063 OR

Address: Meet at Stockton Ferry Wharf

Monday, 14 April 2014

Upcoming Visit to Lake Macquarie Family History Group - 19 April 2014

On Saturday, 19 April 2014 members of the Stockton Historical Society will be visiting the Lake Macquarie Family History Group at the Community Hall, George Street, Marmong Point from approx. 2pm.

We have been asked to speak about our World War One Photo Frame and the project we have undertaken to identify the men in the frame.

We will be speaking about how we came into possession of the frame, the methods we have used to identify the men, an example of the information we have found so far, and information about the recent conservation process we have had undertaken on the frame.

Members of the Stockton Historical Society have been invited to attend.