History Group Meeting News
~ March 2006 ~
MEETING DATES 2006
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
URGENT REQUEST FOR PHOTOS
Photographs for HERITAGE FESTIVAL DISPLAY in Library during April - see attached press release.
RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ONLINE-ANCESTRY NOW AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY
Hawkesbury City Council Library now has a six month subscription to the Ancestry Library. Ancestry is a genealogy reference library created for the family history market and now available online through the internet at the Library at 300 George Street, Windsor. As well as access to more than 4000 individual indexes (or 4.5 billion names) Ancestry is particularly useful for persons researching their ancestors beyond their arrival into Australia.
It will provide researchers with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry includes records from the UK Census 1851-1901; church records; UK Births, Marriage & Deaths Index from 1837; as well as military records; court, probate records; directories; passenger lists and more! New content is continuously being added to this expanding database.
Through this site, researchers will be able to :-
To access the Ancestry Library it is necessary to book a PC. The Hawkesbury Central Library has 13 PCS available for the public to use, and these can be booked for 60 minutes during opening times Monday to Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm & Sunday 2pm-5pm. To book a PC ring 4560-4460. Contact Michelle if you are interested in wireless access in the Library on your laptop.
EBENEZER CEMETERY - NEW BOOK AVAILABLE
Transcriptions of Ebenezer Church Cemetery have been published by the Ebenezer Church Cemetery Trust (2006). The book is called " A Colonial Churchyard" Books are available for sale through the Ebenezer Church shop for $33 per copy or $20 for CD or by mail add $5 extra for P&H. An order form is at www.hawkesbury.net.au/cemetery/ebenezer/ or contact Ted Brill on email@example.com or phone 4579 9235
UPPER COLO ANGLICAN CHURCH CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
Upper Colo Anglican Church, Comleroy Road, Colo built in circa 1906 is celebrating 100 years. An invitation is extended to descendants and residents of Colo, past & present friends of the valley. Commemorate the Centenary Anniversary and restorative work on the Church. Sunday 2nd April 2006, 10am-4pm. Church service 10.30am. Followed by a gathering at Somerset for light lunch. For more information contact Wendy Ward 4565-9227 or Wanda Deacon 4729-2034
Society of Australian Genealogist's "Showcase" will be held on Friday 19 & Saturday 20 May 2006 from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm in Kent Street, Sydney. During Showcase you can browse stalls offering books, software and CDs and get research advice from government departments, repositories and transcription agents. SAG's own volunteers and Interest Groups will be on hand to answer your Australian and overseas research questions. Tickets go on sale on 3 April and remain at $10 for one day or $15.00 for both days if purchased before 16 May, or $15.00 on either day if purchased at the door - all GST inclusive. Entrance to all lectures will be by gold coin admission (payable on the day) A great lecture programme will run over both days. Need more information? For more info (02) 9247 3953, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Showcase pages at www.sag.org.au
PEARL BEACH'S HERITAGE WEEKEND 2006
The community of Pearl Beach will hold its second Heritage Weekend on
22-23 April 2006. In conjunction with the National Trust's Heritage Festival
in the Memorial Hall, Pearl Beach. Display of articles, maps, photographs,
memoirs and other information relating to the heritage of the area from
our earliest times.This year there will be a special focus on the eight
If you can help with information or materials please Tel. Kay - 4344 481
HILL END & TAMBAROORA PIONEER REGISTER
A record of those who lived and worked in the Hill End & Tambaroora district, located between Bathurst and Mudgee in the central west of NSW, from early days until 1920, compiled by Lorraine Purcell with assistance from Bill & Betty Maris. Copies are $30 + $7 P&H. Cheque or money order for $30.00 plus $7.00 should be made out to Hill End & Tambaroora Pioneer Register Account. Send to Lorraine Purcell, 12 Grantham St, Carlton NSW 2218. Enquiries Ph 02 95870352 or email email@example.com
11TH AUSTRALASIAN CONGRESS ON GENEALOGY AND HERALDRY DARWIN 2006
to be hosted by
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY INC
Early Bird Registration $398 closing 11 March 2006 or Late Registration $465.00 Four days of an impressive line up of speakers, includes lunch, morning & afternoon team. 11 Keynote papers, papers 34 sessions on a variety of subjects 5 workshops - six overseas and eighteen Australian speakers. Make this an all-round experience of a great congress and a holiday to remember. For Northern Territory tours and accommodation information ring 136768. Web www.travelnt.com or www.tourismtopend.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc, PO Box 37212 WINNELLIE NT 0821 Australia / Telephone 08 89817363 or Fax 08 8981738. Email: email@example.com Website: http://members.iinet.net.au/~genient
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.
IrelandGenWeb Project ~ http://www.irelandgenweb.com/
OZ Gen online (Australia) ~ http://www.ozgenonline.com/aust.htm
Archaic Medical Terms ~ http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ArchaicMedicalTerms.htm
Chapman codes (used for research) ~ www.rootsweb.com/~wlsgfhs/ChapmanCodes.htm
Irish ancestry ~ www.ancestryireland.co.uk
Digital Scrap booking ~ http://genealogy.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=genealogy&zu=h
Northern Ireland Gravestones ~ http://www.historyfromheadstones.com/index.php?home
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without)success ~
Seeking images of the Hawkesbury at work & play ~ Can you assist?
Hawkesbury Central Library is seeking images during April 2006 for the National Trust Heritage Festival celebrations where a special display will be on exhibition. The display aims to look into the everyday life of the people in the Hawkesbury, the various aspects of their work and to a smaller extent, their leisure time.
This exhibition using images will explore and provide a nostalgic view of employers, employees & workplaces in the Hawkesbury in the 19th & 20th century. It will visit the past and present place of work, the industries and work conditions which have changed dramatically over time.
The images will be on show from Library's historical collection as well as some from private collections. The exhibition will be on display from 1 April to 30 April at the Hawkesbury Central Library at 300 George Street, Windsor. For more information contact the Hawkesbury Central Library on 4560 4460.
If you have images in your collection dating from the 1860s-1960s and would like to participate, please contact Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian on 02 4560-4466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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