This is a long overdue post. I’m afraid life got in the way.
Last year I updated my laptop. The new laptop came with Windows 8 and a number of problems. It has taken me many months to sort it all out. One program I use on a regular basis still needs to be installed onto the new laptop. These problems have seriously hampered my wiki work.
Adding to this were the many issues the hosting service for RDHSWiki.com had during that time. The hosting service changed hands last year and now appears to be more stable, although I would like them to reinstate the weekly digests which provided wiki members with a condensed version of the new additions for the week. The digests prevented members from forgetting about the wiki which is easy to do in this busy world we live in.
Despite all this, membership for the wiki continues to grow. Some of the recent members are interested in the Gettens and Farrar families, both of which have a long and interesting history in the district.
The Society is currently trying to locate information about the people whose signatures appear on the Rylstone Autograph Quilt. This quilt is held by the Australian War Memorial and features embroidered signatures of many local identities around the time of the First World War. The Society hopes to have an exhibition relating to the quilt some time in the near future. If you are interested in obtaining more information about this or have information to add please contact the Society’s secretary who can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been able to digitise some of the early Rylstone Shire minutes but unfortunately do not have the time to transcribe them. If anyone has a few hours a week they could dedicate to this please let me know. I can be contacted on email@example.com
I have also been digitising and reorganising the Society’s family history collection. This takes up a lot of my time and is a very slow process.
I will endeavour to post to this blog on a more regular basis in the future. Don’t forget to check out the wiki at RDHSWiki.com