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~14th July 2004 ~  


MEETING DATES 2004

14 July Show & tell
11 August PAT GORDON Researching Scottish Ancestors
8 September Solve your family history problems - bring along your queries MICHELLE NICHOLS, JOHN JONES & LESLEY UEBEL & PANEL
13 October CATHY McHARDY Researching your house & land
10 November RITA CRANE St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Kurrajong - 100 years
8 December EMILY O'REILLY Preservation of family records

Every 2nd Wednesday commencing at 10am, Tebbutt Room, Windsor Central Library, Dight Street, Windsor.

INFORMATION

CHANGE OF MEETING TOPIC

Please note that there had to be a change of topic for today. Emily O'Reilly will now be presenting her talk "Preservation of family records" on Wednesday 8 December 2004. She had to change the date due to unforeseen work commitments.

DO YOU HAVE A RESEARCH PROBLEM?

At our meeting on the 8 September the topic will be "Solve your family history problems" We are inviting members & friends to let us know of some of the queries they have in regards to their family history research. It may be you have got to a certain point and are stuck. Perhaps there are some certain records you would like to use and are unsure what they contain. Can we help you? It can be simple or difficult (we will see what we can do. So bring along your queries or let me know by post, phone or email. The panel will include myself (MICHELLE NICHOLS), LESLEY UEBEL, JOHN JONES & JOHN NORRIS.

IRISH RESEARCH SEMINAR

The Society of Australian Genealogists is holding an Irish seminar called "Found in Ireland" on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July 2004 10.30am to 4.30pm. Good range of Topics with expert speakers. Seminar is at State Library of NSW & cost is $80/$95. Bookings essential ring 9247-3953 or check the website at www.sag.org.au 

JURD CELEBRATIONS - 25TH JULY 2004 AT CENTRAL MACDONALD

Descendants of the Jurd family & all interested persons are invited a plaque will be unveiled to mark the centenary of the death of the 1st Australian born Jurd at 11am at St Jude's Cemetery, Central Macdonald. For more info contact Peter Stewart, 100 Badgally Road, Campbelltown 2560 ph 0417 292245 email fmspedro@yahoo.com.au 

REUNIONS

JOHN NICHOLS FAMILY REUNION

The John Nichols Family Society is holding a reunion in Coffs Harbour on Sunday 19th September for First Fleeter John Nichols per Scarborough and his wife Ann nee Pugh. Admission is free. Contact Robyn Melise Condliffe 28 Sandpiper Crescent, Boambee East 2452 (02) 66533615 or email condliffe@smartchat.net.au

JOSEPH WRIGHT & ELEANOR GOTT FAMILY REUNION

A reunion is to be held for the descendants of Joseph Wright (Scarborough 1788) & Ellen Gott (Neptune 1790) on the Sunday 28th November 2004 11am - 4pm at Maraylya Community Hall, Boundary Road, at Maraylya. Associated families include: Buckridge, Griggs, Holland, Allen, Maher, Huggins, Hobbs, Carr, Harcourt. Facilities available on site are Electric Barbecues, Children's Playground, Ceiling Fans, Hot Water, Microwave, Refrigerator, Clean Toilets, Tables & Chairs. BYO Food & Drink. For further details, contact : Brian Hobbs Email b.hobbs@hunterlink.net.au Mobile 0411776090 or Robynne Winley robynne.winley@holroyd.nsw.gov.au Ph (02) 4572 8567

NEW LOCAL STUDIES ITEMS

New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Windsor Central Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/

Langley family tree: (* 3 generations) / HOWE shelved at RL929.20994 LAN

Cross Country: Family register / FORD shelved at RL929.20994 CRO

Websites for genealogists / NUM shelved at RL929.102854 NUM

Family photographs 1860-1945 / POLS shelved at RL929.1 POL

Maitland & surrounds: Cemetery guide MAITLAND CITY COUNCIL / shelved at RL929.5099442 MAI

RESEARCH WIDELY

It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely about a subject and delve into a range of material. Lending items can be reserved online (if you are a member and have pin) check the catalogue at http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/ If you would like a pin number see library staff or ring 4560-4460. The following items may be of interest :-

Women as Australian citizens : underlying histories / shelved at 305.40994 MAD

A lot is store : celebrating our shopping heritage / McCANN shelved at 381.1 MCC

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. Richmond also has access, for bookings phone 4578 2002.

Bathurst Family History Group (includes newsletter 1999+) Landholders & Cemetery index ~ http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswbfhg/

The Age newspaper (150 years) ~ http://150.theage.com.au/

National Library of Scotland, Broadsides Collection (How Ordinary Scots in bygone days found out what was happening*) ~  http://www.nls.uk/broadsides/

From A Distant Field : for descendants of Edward & Elizabeth Field ~ www.pcug.org.au/~cfield/distantf/

Last Farewell, Devon Convicts Transported to Australia 1782-1821 by J. Walton (Index) ~ http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/DEV/DevonIndexes/LastFarewell.html

David Rawsthorne website includes Field, Morris, Lees, Collits, Peacock & Williams ~ http://ozfamily.fateback.com/ and http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~oxfamily/

Australia (Geoscience) Place Name Search ~ http://www.ga.gov.au/map/names/

National Library of Australia Map Collection ~ http://www.nla.gov.au/map/mapcoll.html

~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~

 

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