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Monday, 24 September 2012

Ryde's Conference Trading Table.

Between September 14 -16, six members of the Ryde District Historical Society & Family History Group attended the 2012 NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Annual State Conference at Gymea, NSW.

There, we were able to meet other Societies and share our Ryde goes to War Project and to find out what other groups are doing across the State.

In the past month we had also found that by using the ADFA search site
we could tick the next of kin's address option and the results gave us whole new list of names, many we had already found by other means but at this stage there appears to be a lot more soldiers and a few nurses who have a connection to the Ryde district during WWI.

Marg & Kim cross checking lists!

Marg & Kim took some time out during Friday's Conference Expo (not just to put their feet up and enjoy the Tradies Members Lounge!) but to cross-check our soldiers lists -- instead of eliminating duplicate names - we have found a whole lot more to add!

We have also added a 'My Blog List' to the left hand column of this blog and are adding other WWI Blog projects we find.


  1. Thanks for the blogroll. I discovered on Behind the Lines blog that a young man who was born in Flemington, but joined up in Mosman, NSW, wrote a diary which is being transcribed. He included names and addresses of friends and relatives in Essendon and Flemington, which is interesting to me.

  2. Thanks for the comment - we are sure there will be a lot of overlaps found in these projects across the country. Hope we can all help each other in the research.