Clarrie Rivers has his hands full at the moment, but he suggested North Coast Voices readers might be interested in this:
Mayor: Richie Williamson General Manager: Scott Greensill
25 September 2012
The family tree branches out at Clarence Regional Library
Family history buffs across the Valley who are keen to meet their ancestors can now trace them simply by visiting their local library.
The Clarence Regional Library has announced the launch of the Ancestry Library Edition database, allowing people to delve into branches of the family tree simply by clicking onto the Library's website - www.crl.nsw.gov.au.
Mayor Richie Williamson has described the Ancestry Library Edition as a wonderful new tool for the library.
"The service is ideal for the family historian or the social historian," he said.
"Ancestry Library Edition provides the most genealogical information available on-line, with more than five billion names in more than 4000 collections. It offers a wide and diverse variety of unique content to help users trace their family lineage or help historians access historical records that have previously not been available online. It is continuously expanding with new content added every business day."
Content highlights include:
Immigration Collections Parish and Probate Records Family and Local History Collections U.S. Federal Census 1790 – 1930 England and Wales Census Collection, 1851 – 1901 England and Wales Civil Registration Index, 1837 – present
"Ancestry Library Edition allows access anywhere within the library system to any number of users," the mayor said. "It's a resource that both the beginner and the advanced researcher can use again and again to explore history and their own family's history."
Clarence Regional Library members can access Ancestry.com by visiting their local Library and booking one of the computers.
Authorised by: Richie Williamson MAYOR 02 6643 0245 or 0427 457 382
For further information contact:
Des Schroder Deputy General Manager (Environment & Economic) 0447 430 261 or 02 6643 0203
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Hi! My name is Boy. I'm a male bi-coloured tabby cat. Ever since I discovered that Malcolm Turnbull's dogs were allowed to blog, I have been pestering Clarencegirl to allow me a small space on North Coast Voices.
A moggies are boiling musing:
I've been told that moggies all over the Lower Clarence are yowling at the top of their voices in sympathy, because The Daily Examiner put a billboard outside news agencies saying that Grafton Gets Its Voice. But when their humans opened the newspaper they were left speechless because the story was all about a couple who used to live in Maclean - a good 50km away from that presumptuous little upriver city.
A reading Teh Netz over her shoulder musing:
I was amazed to see that if you search for tweets about Tony Abbott on Twitter - the only person saying nice things about Tony is Tony himself.
This tweet from @spacekidette was my fav. Anyway, if God didn’t want Tony Abbott as a priest, why would I want him as my Prime Minister?” Elderly Lady Caller on Talkback Radio A Terrible Tones musing:
What 60 Minutesrevealed about the new and improved Tony Abbott:
* He’s a crap surfer
* He admits to using “product” in his hair and Margie let slip that he combs over the bald spot.
* He is still telling pork pies - insisting that his extreme views about women were from “thirty-five years ago”.
* He’s also still riding herd on Margie when she’s in front of the camera.
A when map makers go wrong musing:
Even cats can count - we always know when the clock shows that it's dinner time!
So why is it that the staff at one particular North Coast council created not one, but six proposed plans of the same section of an existing main road and recorded a different total road area on most of these plans.
A court musing:
Now which magistrate said this about THAT protest?
Never in the history of man has one small protest generated so much paperwork. A naming ceremony musing:
My little canine friend Veronica Lake tells me she overheard her human laughing about the fact that NSW Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis has yet another nickname - The Missing MP.
A royal rage musing:
Which member of Clarence Valley Council's management team is fast gaining a reputation for shouting down the phone first rather than giving any sort of answer to polite enquiries from local media?
A commercialism gone mad musing:
On the third day of 2013 The Northern Star reported sighting Easter hot cross buns for sale. Is this a record and will chocolate eggs follow next week?
A pedestrian rages musing:
Almost as a logical consequence of Clarence Valley Council management removing part of the Yamba Road Cycleway, there appears to have been an upswing in local pavement rage.
I'm hearing that one older man refused to move for a cyclist using the same section of the so-called ‘shared’
footpath running alongside Yamba Road near the marina.
Loud words ensued and a threat to go down to the police station to sort the matter out. Allegedly a push was also involved.
An Obeid-esque musing:
Wags following the latest ICAC inquiry have renamed Mt. Penny near Bylong as the money mountain grows to $30 million. It's now being called Mt. Pennies.
A list keeps growing musing:
Which council general manager on the NSW North Coast is now rumoured to to have specifically mentioned or implied the D word - defamation - to one local journalist, two regional editors and one pensioner? Rocky the Mutt tells me his hoomin would not be surprised to find that the next person to hear from the GM will still going to primary school.
A bad show musing:
Which council general manager on the NSW North Coast is rumoured to have threatened a local journalist with a defamation action if he reported in-depth on the carriage of a planning matter currently before council?
A thought to ponder:
In case of bushfire or flood - do you have an emergency evacuation plan for the family pet?
An adoption musing:
Every week on the NSW North Coast a number of cats and dogs find themselves without a home. If you want to do your bit and give one bundle of joy a new family, contact Happy Paws on 0419 404 766 or your local council pound.