Players grapple with pitfalls of tracing the Trout family
CALOUNDRA Family History Research Inc hosted the Trout Game, with Ann and Tony Swain from QFHS the Games Masters.
The meeting room was filled and, with heads down from 10am, the players were sustained with delicious fare as they grappled with the pitfalls of tracing the Trout family back many generations, all without the convenience of computers.
Eleven types of records were used, thereby improving basic research techniques and identifying ways around brick walls.
Guest speakers included members Paul Seto, who gave an informative talk on the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and June Blackburn who spoke on her personal visit and experience researching at the LDS centre in Salt Lake City Utah.
An on-screen demonstration on the popular "Family Treemaker" genealogical program was also held.
The big news is - CFHRI will have an open day on Saturday, August 15, to celebrate National Family History Month and Sunshine Coast Seniors Week.
The resource centre will open from 9.30am to 12.30pm and visitors are welcome to see the full extent of the library and other research resources.
There will be free advice and help for seniors who are starting their family history research and a free morning tea will be supplied, thanks to sponsorship from COTA (Council of the Ageing).
Sunshine Coasters of all ages are welcome to see first hand the valuable contributions older people make to the community and to develop intergenerational connections through family history research.
The CFHRI resource centre, with plenty of parking and wheelchair access, is located at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club and is accessed through Gate 2 on Pierce Avenue.
A map is on the website at http://www.caloundrafamilyhistory.org.au.
For more contact Valerie 5437 3879, Roz 5493 1197, Dawn 5492 2208 or email the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org.
The resource centre is open every Thursday and Saturday morning and visitors are welcome.