Event Organiser: Sydney PC User Group (SPCUG)
Please note that there is an attendance fee of $5 at all meetings.
For visitors & non-members, first-time visits are free, but for later visits there is a $10 charge.
This Family History Group meeting on Tuesday will discuss the information that can be found in Cemeteries, Gravestone Inscriptions, Burial Registers and many associated records.
How often have you wished you had asked more questions of your parents, grandparents and their siblings about their knowledge of their family history when they were alive?
It may be too late to do anything about that but sometimes family history clues can be found on gravestone inscriptions or by observing the names on nearby gravestones or the state of care of the burial plot. There is always a possibility that you may find fresh flowers and a card on a grave if it is visited around Mother’s Day and that may lead you to someone you do not know or have never contacted.
Terry Eakin will explore all avenues of burial and cremation research with the main focus being on New South Wales and Australia but he will also briefly discuss the records that can be located in United Kingdom and elsewhere.
Some people may have family members who were casualties during World War I or World War II and whose remains were interred overseas or were not recovered. As their names may be recorded on a memorial located in France, Turkey, Egypt or the United Kingdom Terry will also discuss how these records may be located as well.
There will be a question and answer session during the meeting.
The Family History Special Interest Group will meet on the 1st floor of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts on 19 May at 1PM.
Visitors are always welcome.