Wow how time has flown this year, we are getting ready for a holiday and the Society will be closed from Friday 15th December 2017 and reopening on Tuesday 16th January 2018.
We have our last cemetery tour on Friday the 15th December and we hope you enjoy this one.. and we have a whole year planned next year with lots of exciting things happening and more and more information for you as a researcher to utilise..
Enjoy your Christmas and we will see you in the new year.
Our Cemetery Tours are getting bigger and bigger and July was the biggest tour we have ever done. We hope everybody had a good night and the next one is on the 18th August. So if you haven’t been then don’t miss out
We have been adding so many new pictures on Facebook recently Jenni our Facebook Manager is flat out putting up pics, answering questions and finding new stuff.
The volunteers at the rooms ( the amazing crew) have had so many research requests recently that we are getting a little thin on indexers for the Big M but oh wow how much we have learnt about the history of the local area while we have been doing it.
The Big M is still powering along and it is great to be able to take a little idea and turn it into the most amazing idea that makes our jobs so much easier. We will never have it complete as we are constantly getting more and more information to put into it daily, and so if you message us and we haven’t got the information yet then believe us we will make the most of your request to add the research to our program to build it step by step.
If you have anything you ever want to donate please do not hesitate to let us know we of course can never say we have it all and every tiny little bit of info builds the threads that put together the rich history of Maryborough.
Our indexers are the most amazing people they are constantly working new projects and their whole goal is to transcribe written records or scan old records into a digital form so that we can build the Big M.. they are a special kind of people who work so hard and are so gifted in patience.
Very shortly we will have a whole stack of books that you can access for purchase online. They are mainly passenger lists and are a great source of information for any researcher.
If you live locally and would like to take advantage of our society and its resources and amazing team then why not join. That way you pay once a year and you can use our computers that all have full subscription to Ancestry and Find My Past.
You also have the advantage of talking and bouncing ideas or theories off some of the most advanced/ experienced researchers in the Wide bay area.
The Society had a meeting on Saturday and have discussed due to a small number of volunteers at the moment who are busy for the Society all week then trying to do Saturdays its a little too much. So we have changed our hours to every 4th Saturday in the Month.
We are open next Saturday the 27th May and will then the next Saturday will be the 24th June. We have updated the calender so you can check what dates we are open.
ARE YOU VISITING… If your planning a visit for a weekend then please contact us to make an appointment time and we will come down and meet with you, so even though we are closed most Saturdays we are still able to assist you with an appointment.
You can contact us by phone, email, the website, or even facebook.. our Contact Page
Till next time
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