History Group Meeting News
~9th June 2004 ~
MEETING DATES 2004
Every 2nd Wednesday commencing at 10am, Tebbutt Room, Windsor Central Library, Dight Street, Windsor.
HAWKESBURY CRIER - INCREASE
Please note as of the September issue of the Hawkesbury Crier, the price will now be $2.50 per issue or subscriptions $18 per annum.
STATE HERITAGE ICONS PROJECT
The State Government is calling for the community to nominate important places in NSW as part of the "State Heritage Icons Project". I would like to encourage people to think about some of the landmarks in the Hawkesbury that are of great value to the community but have not formally recognised in the State Heritage Register. The Heritage Office of NSW is developing the register of the State's top heritage items but it is an ongoing process.
This project provides a unique opportunity to involve the community in the heritage process. I personally would like to ask members to nominate the cemeteries in the Hawkesbury district that are not listed on the State Register so they can be preserved and protected for generations to come.
The Heritage Office have suggested the following steps. To contribute to the ICONS project, simply follow the steps:
NEW SEARCH ENGINE - SEARCH WHATEVER AUSTRALIA
The following is a new free Australian search engine and directory dedicated to genealogy. Their objective is to provide an extensive resource of Australian and related International sites, listing not only popular sites, but those that are a bit obscure and hard to find which may contain missing pieces of information valuable to the researcher. The address for The search engine "Search Whatever Australia" is at : http://www.searchwhateveraustralia.com.au
HAWKESBURY FHG MEETING - 8 SEPTEMBER 2004
On the 8 September 2004 we will be having "Problem-solving"
morning. This is prior warning, to think of any issues you are
experiencing with your family history. Bring along your problem to the
meeting and a panel (including Michelle Nichols & Lesley Uebel) will
try and assist. Problems can be submitted as of today up until the
meeting. Give Queries to Michelle at the
Descendants of the Jurd family are invited to attend the following celebrations. For more information please contact Peter Stewart, 100 Badgally Road, Campbelltown 2560 tel : 0417 292245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday 25th July 2004 at 11am at St. Jude's - Centenary of John's death
The Howell family are holding a reunion at Richmond on Sunday 13 June to celebrate the arrival in June 1804 of Hannah Hill, the mother of George Howell's family.
BYRNES & REFFIN FAMILY REUNION
Reminder re reunion of decendants of Ann Reffin & husband David Burns/Byrnes (Friendship I) on Sunday 20 June 2004 at the Castlereagh Methodist Church Hall. Associated surnames are Byrnes, Jackson & Wilkinson. For further information contact: John Byrnes telephone : 02 99018789; Email email@example.com or www.webspawner.com/users/thebyrnes/index.html
NEW LOCAL STUDIES ITEMS
New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Windsor Central Library.
Talking together : a guide to community oral history projects / JENKINS ~ RL907.2 JEN
Reflections : an oral history of Kogarah / ed. LOPEZ ~ RL994.41 REF
Freebody Family in Australia (4 vols) / FREEBODY ~ RL929.20994 FRE
Elizabeth Celey and her descendants : a pictorial record / JAMES ~ RL929.20994 CEL
A history of the Hawkesbury Pioneer family of John Yeomans with Mary Cassidy and their children / COPELAND ~ RL929.20994 YEO
It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely about a subject and delve into a range of material. Family History is no different and there are a wide range of subjects that family historians are interested in as a result of their research. The following items may be of interest :-
Kable : the story of Henry Kable, First Fleet convict extraordinaire / WHITTAKER F WHIT
Ill-starred Captains Flinders & Baudin / BROWN ~ 994.02 BRO
Unfinished revolution : United Irishmen in New South Wales, 1800-1810 / WHITAKER ~ 994.0049162 WHI
Ken Burns' The Civil War (on DVD) ~ DVD KEN
THOMAS LEIVER, RICHMOND 1837
According to the Convict Muster 1837, my convict gt.gt.grandfather, William EYRES was assigned to Thomas LEIVER of Richmond. Unable to find Thomas Leiver anywhere and would be grateful to hear from anyone with information about him. Pam Valentine, 3/150 Moore St, Liverpool 2170 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Australia's V*I*R*T*U*A*L Immigration Wall Of Honour ~ www.janetreakesgenealogy.com/VirtualWall/Wall.htm
Anglo-Scottish Family History Society ~ www.mlfhs.org.uk/AngloScots/
"Chinese Immigrants and Chinese-Australians in NSW" by Julie Stacker & Peri Stewart (valuable research tool for family historians interested in Chinese-Australian history) ~ http://www.naa.gov.au/Publications/research_guides/guides/chinese/introduction.htm
Renfrewshire Family History Society ~ http://www.renfrewshirefhs.org.uk/
Irish Links ~ www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/links.htm
1844 Somerset Pigot's Directory ~ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nmfa/Directories/pigot_directory_of_somerset_c1844/pdosc1844index.html
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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