Wednesday Night Zoom 2024
March 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEST
GSQ would like to invite anyone interested in Genealogical Research to attend the
2nd and 4th Wednesday nights, via Zoom at 7 PM
If you cannot get to GSQ; or working during the day; unable to attend the other Zoom meetings; and just want a bit of help with your research, then the Wednesday nights might be just what you are looking for.
PUBS/ HOTELS and BAWDY HOUSES
Most of us will have some ancestor who was associated with a Hotel in some way. Either as the Owner, the Licencee or it run in the discreet background of that “Fine Lady”. There is lots of information in the newspapers – Trove, Papers Past, British Newspaper Archive, Irish Newspaper Archive, many of the USA newspapers etc etc
Also the Government Gazettes, as a Hotel/Pub required a licence. Anytime you find something requires a licence then you can be certain to find some information in the Gazettes.
But what are some of the interesting stories you know about your ancestors, did they run a house of ill repute !! many of these you can find details in the Police Gazettes and they make us have a good laugh today at what went on behind the law. Sly Grog, Smuggling, hiding of those wanted by the law and being involved with the removal of those under the influence, resulting in them being mentioned later on in court as well.
Come along and tell us all about what you have found out, and we will also show what and where you can find some of those interesting details.
Plus- I have a Problem !!
Please send in any problems or questions you have so that as a group can discuss and most likely come up with some ideas or even a solution.
The meeting is hosted by Ailsa Corlett and Fleur Creed, and it is a self help group in which you pose your questions or problems and others within the group offer their ideas, web sites, books and knowledge on where next you might go to find your answers.
Ailsa has always been interested in family history, starting in 1989 after a trip to Central Otago and seeing photos and dresses of her Paternal ancestors in the Cromwell Museum. Being the eldest grandchild, her grandmother also told her stories and she obtained many of those wonderful little trinkets that get handed out.
Worked as a professional genealogist in the 1990’s specialising in NZ research for Australians. She was accredited under AAGRA. Now retired is very involved with GSQ and helps to run the website, the Monday and Wednesday Zooms as well as the FHTech group.
Fleur developed an interest in family history from her father, who was active in family history research, also writing books about the early settlers of the Queanbeyan, NSW district prior to the selection of the Limestone Plains as the site for the Federal Capital. Her ancestors came from England, Scotland and Ireland, and Africa via America, and include convicts, assisted immigrants and some free settlers. She is currently working on the SAG Certificate of Genealogical Studies, and has completed the Diploma of Family History at UTAS. Fleur has a PhD on the topic, “Australian churches building social capital in their local communities” and currently works part-time as an academic researcher. She also operates a Facebook group about the history the early settlers of the tiny town in the North Burnett where she and her husband are turning a little timber church into their home.
The 4th Wednesday of the month is for a Guest Speaker to talk in relation to specific topics.
Come and join us on Zoom.
Please send your name, email and any questions to email@example.com so that a link can be sent to you.
The link will be sent out on the Monday night.