Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

School records now accessible

Joan has been working away for some considerable time indexing the Stratford Primary School rolls. They are now on the computer from 1894 (the first available), until well into the 1940s.

The photocopies of the rolls are on open access in the museum, as we are all getting quite excited about the approaching 150th Anniversary of the school next year. The information given is guardian (often not the father), address, how far from the school they lived, the school they transferred from and to (if appropriate). Sometimes you can see whole family groups moving around. Or children coming to stay with grandparents or other relatives for a time.

The indexes are still only available on the computer, but we hope that by the time we reopen next year, that they will be there beside the rolls for people to do their own checking. After that we will work out a process for doing look-ups for those who cannot visit in person on a Tuesday.


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