History Group Meeting News
MEETING DATES 2016
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
MAY MEETING: WHAT YOU MIGHT FIND IN YOUR ANCESTORS HOUSE
Wednesday 8 June 10am to 11.45am
TOUR: REDISCOVER THE OLD MORGUE & HOSPITAL PRECINCT
Friday 20 May & Saturday 21 May 11am to noon
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS
Tuesday 24 May 6.30-8.30pm
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WILLS & PROBATES
Thursday 9 June 6.30pm to 8.30pm
ZINIO & FREE FAMILY HISTORY MAGAZINES
Did you know that members of Hawkesbury Library Service can borrow free eMagazines for your computer, tablet or smart phone. There are about 15 titles including Inside History, Who do you think you are? and Your Family History. No need to return items and you can set up an alert which tells you when the latest issue comes arrives and 12 months of back issues are available as well. Just go to http://goo.gl/AmGwdk and click on the ZINIO link (see below) with your Library card or go directly to https://www.rbdigital.com/hawkesbury/zinio You only have to register once.
BECOME A STATE RECORDS VOLUNTEER
If you have a love of history and working with historical documents then becoming a State Records volunteer may interest you. For more information and application form please check website at http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/volunteers or for enquiries about volunteering at State Records contact the Co-ordinator Volunteer Program on (02) 9673 1788 or email email@example.com
On Tuesday, 9 August 2016, Australia’s seventeenth national Census of Population and Housing will be held. For the first time ALL of the census will be retained. In the last few censuses we were given an option in question 60 whether we wanted our census to be held. Fortunately the 2016 will be retained, and the complete census will be made public in 99 years. This Census will be Australia’s first Census where more than two thirds of Australia’s population (more than 15 million people) are expected to complete the Census online in August 2016, for more information.
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. If you have your own laptop we also have free wireless. The password is available from the Information Desk.
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