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Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra


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Vale David Rymer

The Canberra Times of 19 July carried the following notice

David Rymer notice

David Joined the Society in 1998 and quickly became very involved. He helped and filled in for the then Treasurer, Barbara Moore, in 1999 and 2000. He took on the role of Treasurer in 2001 and 2002. He was a consistent library volunteer and manned the library most Wednesdays for a number of years. He provided valuable advice to visitors to the library.

In addition, he initiated and managed the service providing English certificates for members. He was also manager of the microfilm ordering service through the LSD.

He contributed to the Welsh and London Special Interest Groups, and was convenor of the London Special Interest Groups for a number of years.

June Penny states "David certainly met the objectives of the society with his friendly standard phrase:
'Heraldry & Genealogy Society - how may I help you?' when he answered calls while doing his voluntary duty at the HAGSOC Library and a similar welcome to members visiting the library - as always reliable and offering help and advice.
A true gentleman and loyal member of the Society."

His contribution to the Society was recognised by the award of a Life Membership in 2009.

Condolences to his family.

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The new edition of Family History for Beginners and Beyond has now been released

After a wait of nearly two years we announce the release of the new 15th edition compiled by Danny O'Neill et al and published in the convenient B5 size. It contains extensive references useful for beginners and the more experienced family historian.

Non-member cost = $35.00; Member cost =$31.50 plus postage of $13.80

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