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.