Saturday, September 8, 2012

Vale Joyce Ryerson

Joyce Ryerson
Society members were saddened to hear of the death of our long time member, Joyce Ryerson, on August 30th.

The following tribute was read at last week's meeting of our Family History Group.

You will be saddened to hear of the passing last Thursday  afternoon  of our long time member and fellow family historian Joyce  Ryerson. 

Her archival activities at her old school SCEGGS Darlinghurst  will be  appreciated by generations of students in years to come. 

Joyce has left a legacy to many of us in company with the Sydney Dead Persons Society who named the Ryerson Index after her because of her huge collection of  Sydney Morning Herald Death Notices stashed away  in a  laundry cupboard. 

This Index is used by family historians world - wide, some  daily,  some not quite so often, but few have not ever used this index. 
Thankyou for your interest in our Family History Group, your company,  your family history skills and your friendship. 

Vale Joyce Ryerson.

An article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on July 26, 2005 tells the story of Joyce and The Ryerson Index.

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