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The power and tentacles of the Web never ceases to amaze. This message was received after students accessed and viewed our web site in the USA.

“I wanted to send you a quick ‘thank you’ for your webpage “http://www.mackayfamilyhistory.org.au/interesting-links/“. I am a mentor for a group of students at a summer school program, and we’ve been using your page to learn more about genealogy to help them research their own family histories. Thank you for all of your helpful information!

One of my students (Kelly) found another great resource that I thought would fit in well with your information. The article is “Getting Started with Genealogy on the Web” – “http://www.vodien.com/singapore-community/education/getting-started-genealogy-web.php

Would you mind including the article on your page for me? Kelly would be happy to see that you liked her idea and that it could he be helpful to others! Let us know if you get the chance to update, and thanks again for your great information!

Have a great day,
~Debbie”

Current Indexing Projects

Scrap books containing all sorts of items including social activities from the local area; Birth and marriage notices, and obituaries from local Daily Mercury commencing in 1982. Currently indexed up to November 1984; … Continue reading

Thomas Henry Fitzgerald

Sugar Planter Submitted by: Pauline Hendry; Karen McCafferty Read the full story of Thomas Henry Fitzgerald in the MFHS publication Early Settlers of Mackay 1860-1885. Thomas Henry FITZGERALD was born on 1 December 1824 at Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, Ireland, the … Continue reading

Mandarana Church and Cemetery

Mackay Genie Gossip No 83 Note: The name on the sign near the cemetery just off the Bruce Highway, before reaching The Leap, is spelt as Mandurana, however, the correct spelling, from its earliest days, is Mandarana. On 01 January … Continue reading

Immigration terminology

If you have found the words free, remittance, assisted or unassisted listed on your ancestor’s immigration information, you may have wondered what the word or words signified. Other information also gives some clues as to how they travelled. From Mackay … Continue reading