Some researchers maybe using the computer program called “Legacy” for their family history research. To better understand this program, several members of Dubbo Family History have formed a group to meet and discuss its use. If you are interested in learning more about Legacy why not come along to the Legacy User Group. The group is meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month at our rooms. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th May 2016 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Please register your interest with Jennifer Bruce on 02 6882 9050. You must be a member of Dubbo Family History Society to join in this discussion group.
We will be hosting another “Share Your Story” session on Friday 20th May. As usual the session will commence at 11.00am with a $3 fee towards the cost of a morning tea after the event.
Our guest this month will be Mathew Dickerson Mayor of Dubbo, who will share his story with us. If you want to hear an entertaining and interesting speaker make sure you come along to this Share Your Story.
For catering purposes you must RSVP by the 17th May to June Wilson, Ph. 0268825366 or 0417 690 495, email email@example.com
The Birth, Death and Marriage registry has advised of increase in Family History certificates obtained from them. A certificate without the registration number provided will now cost $45 or $70 if priority, while if you have the registration number the cost will be $32 or $57 priority.
Don’t forget membership for 2016 is now due. The cost for single members renewing is $40, couples $45 and family $48.
Following is a list of records available in our Family History rooms which may assist anyone searching for death information. Thank you to Jennifer Bruce for compiling this list of records for publication.
a) Index to Dubbo City Council Internment Records, which include date of burial, grave number and which funeral director conducted the burial
b) Church of England records ranging from February 1893 to December 1986
c) Methodist and Salvation Army records from 1893 to May 1980
d) Presbyterian records 1893- 1919 then from August 1921 to October 1986 (there are no entries for 1920)
e) Roman Catholic records from 1899 to December 1963 and then from March 1967 to May 1996.
f) Computer printout of records of the New Dubbo Cemetery, courtesy of Dubbo City Council from around 1967 up to 1997.
g) Shakespeare Burial Records (local funeral parlour) from 1932 until June 1992, these contain Record of Death and Order for Interment. Details which are included and if known were name of deceased, age, cause of death, usual residence, where born, mother’s maiden name, religion, time and date of funeral, grave number, if married, children of marriage and if deceased was in receipt of any pension. Also included are some random death notices from local papers (some in 1937 were noticed).
h) Volume 5 publication Dubbo Cemetery Records by Dubbo Family History Society published in 1987, which is a record of all headstones in the Old Dubbo Cemetery at that
time. Please note this is headstones only, and does not include burials for which there is no headstone
i) Card Index, a very large amount of cards which mainly include death notices from the local newspapers, but also include probate notices and birth notices, these are from around the mid 1980s up to date
j)There are also limited records for Dubbo General, Rawsonville, Dubbo Baptist, Chinese and Lutheran burials
If you are looking for help with the research of your family who lived in the Dubbo district, please contact us.
Our volunteer members can provide a postal research service for an initial fee of $20.00.