Tuesday, 7 October 2014

October Meeting

We had a good meeting last night with some wonderful 'Show 'n' Tell'. Kay had a hand made silk postcard, sent from France in WW 1. It is beautiful and the writing on it is still very clear to read. She also had a Canadian pay book. That was interesting to see the pay rates.

Elaine had a beautiful fob watch with an uncut wax seal attached. She also showed us a medal that was one by her great-grandfather for pigeon racing!

Kerin, from the Canterbury and District Historical Society, was our guest speaker and gave a very informative talk on Enrolled Pensioner Guards in Western Australia. I know that I learnt something from the talk and I think others did too. Kerin has two Enrolled Pensioner Guards on her family tree.

Our meetings often become an open discussion with questions being asked and answered, if possible. Last night we discussed where to find different types of records, before and after Federation. Also why someone might have both changed their surname and become naturalised in the early 1900's.

Next month Craig is going to give a talk on an aspect of World War One. Very timely with Remembrance Day on the 11th  and the Centenary of World War One ongoing.

Hope to see you there.
Bye for now,

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