Sunday, July 24, 2016

Help with your family history

Family History Group at Yanchep
Wednesday afternoon between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm volunteers help people with their family history research. This group (at the moment) uses all 4 computers in the main area.
Tea and coffee are provided. For further information contact the library on 9561 1110

Family History Morning at Wanneroo

Monday mornings from 10am to 1pm expert volunteers assist with family history research. The Centre offers free access to Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past.  For further information contact the Community History Centre Librarian on 945 5925
Genie Exchange at Joondalup
On Friday mornings, between 10.00am and noon, volunteers from the Western Australian Genealogical Society help people with their family history research. The Genie Exchange is held in the Local History Library. No bookings are required for these free sessions. There are 6 computers (more available if needed). Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. For further information contact the library on 9400 4746 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Free online course

Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.


No special knowledge or previous experience of studying is required.
This course will be suitable if you:
  • have no experience with genealogy or family history research;
  • have some experience with genealogical research but want to develop your skills and knowledge further;
  • are a more experienced genealogical researcher but want to learn new searching, analytical or communication techniques or
  • find it difficult to access opportunities for training and development.
Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree. click here.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

14 December 1946

My great aunt on my fathers side, she was 81 when she died.
A cutting from the Bath Chronicle newspaper.

In 1930 she was mentioned in the same paper.
 A high honour has been conferred upon Miss Elizabeth Mary Butler, of Draycott, Newbridge Hill, daughter of the late councillor A.H. Butler. Miss Butler has been made a life member of the Red Cross Society and is the 100th person to be thus distinguished. The Royal Red Cross was instituted as a decoration by Queen Victoria by royal warrant of 23 April 1883 for award to ladies who showed special devotion while nursing the sick and wounded of the Army and Navy.

In November 1915, the Royal Red Cross was expanded to two classes: First Class, or Member (RRC); and Second Class, or Associate (ARRC).In 1917, arrangements were made for Members of the First Class who perfomed further outstanding services to be awarded a bar.

The decoration was specifically extended to the Nursing Services of the Royal Air Force in 1920 and to men in 1977. Award is now restricted to members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces and properly constituted Auxiliary Nursing Services working under Armed Forces control.