History Group Meeting News
~ August 2006 ~
MEETING DATES 2006
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
RIVERSTONE MEATWORKS MEMORIAL
The Memorial funtion is planned to be Sunday the 8th of October. We are expecting large numbers of people and Wally Smith is at present approaching Council to assist with the organisation of the day. Contact Judith Lewis on 9627-1316 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS - RICHMOND BRANCH
People might be aware that over the years the community have been able to use the research facilities at the above church. People can also order films from Familysearch www.familysearch.com and access them at Richmond. The research facilities are open Tuesday 10am-1pm; Thursday 10am-1pm & 6.30pm-8pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. It is not necessary to make an appointment. For more information contact Lyn Bowen on 4577-5097. The church is located on the corner of Castlereagh Road and Inalls Lane at Richmond.
WA ONLINE BIRTHS RECORDS EXTENDED TO 1913
Genealogists now have extra information at their fingertips with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages making available eight more years of historic birth records online.Online birth records are now available from 1841 to 1913, while death and marriage records remain accessible from 1841 to 1905. Birth indexes online up to 1930 are expected by 2007. After that, there are restrictions due to privacy issues, deaths and marriages up to 1930 will also be made available soon. The new information can be found on the Department of the Attorney General website, www.justice.wa.gov.au under > Births, Deaths & Marriages > Family History > Searching WA Online Indexes.
ROSE COTTAGE, WILBERFORCE
I have been advised that "Rose Cottage" the historical home of the Rose family is now opened to the public every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Entrance is off Rose Street at Wilberforce, beside the hotel. There is a small entrance fee. Rose Cottage is one of the oldest timber dwellings in Australia and an excellent example of early 19th century constructed timber slab building. Built by the Rose family, early free settlers in the early 1800s it gives an insight into how an early farming family would have lived along the Hawkesbury River. Interested persons could combine this trip with a tour to Wilberforce (Cemetery, St. John's Anglican Church & School house) and Ebenezer (Church, cemetery & Tizzana Winery)
NEW LOCAL STUDIES ITEMS
New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Hawkesbury Central Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/
Pedigree Resource File (Familysearch)
We now hold upto Disk 115 - you need to Book PC 13 to access these.
2006 NSW & ACT ASSOC OF FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES INC STATE CONFERENCE
15th - 17th September 2006 at Liverpool NSW. Topics include : Divorce in NSW; Lebanese in Australia; Irish Research; Jewish Research in Australia & Overseas; The East India Company; Research: Foresight or Myopia Key Note Speaker: Paul Brunton, Senior Curator of the Mitchell Library Representatives from: NSW Births Deaths & Marriages; State Records; Victorian PRO. Enquiries can be addressed to Conference Conveynor, Liverpool Genealogy Society Inc. P.O. Box 830 Liverpool NSW 2170 or Info@lgs.org.au website www.lgs.org.au
There will possibly be a stall selling Hawkesbury items. If anyone is interested in helping out, please contact Michelle Nichols.
YOUR LAND - YOUR LIFESTYLE
A community landuse forum will be held on Sunday 27th August 2006 at UWS, Richmond. Topics include History of landuse in the Hawkesbury, Managing rural lands, caring for country, Grants etc plus local food and wine. For more information contact the organisers. Alex Muir (02) 4587 5520 or email Alex.Muir@cma.nsw.gov.au Cost is $15
Surfing the internet . Sites for family historians
Members with internet access should check out the following interesting sites. The Library has free access to the internet, contact 4560 4460 for bookings at Windsor & 4578 2002 for Richmond bookings.
South Land to New Holland: Dutch Charting of Australia 16061756 ~ http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/southland/
Genealogy & Heritage Scrapbooking catalogue available through Gould Books ~ http://www.gould.com.au/dl/HSKB0605.pdf
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success
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