History Group Meeting News
~ November 2010 ~
MEETING DATES 2010
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
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SHOW & TELL
Next month’s meeting on Wednesday 8 December, will be Show & Tell. Members are invited to bring along an item of interest to show the group. This can range from a family heirloom, christening gown, family bible, old photograph or something your treasure. It can also be a resource that you have used that you find useful. This meeting is also our Christmas Party so bring along a plate and celebrate after the meeting.
Note there is no meeting in January 2011 and the group will reconvene on the 9th February 2011.
HISTORY & GENEALOGY NATIONAL ROADSHOW 19 – 20 NOVEMBER 2010
Presented by Unlock the Past. A unique opportunity to hear some of the best speakers from overseas and some of our local Unlock the Past presenters. Speakers include:
The location is the Grand Pittwater Function Centre (North Ryde RSL Community Club) Cnr Magdala & Pittwater Roads, North Ryde (8.30am-6.00pm)
JAMES RICHARDS & MARY ANN EATON FAMILY REUNION 21 NOV 2010
There will be a family reunion for the descendants of James RICHARDS and Mary Ann EATON reunion held at Richmond Primary School in Windsor Street Richmond on Sunday 21 November between 11am-3pm. James Richard c1782-1859 was a convict who arrived on the 'Indian' 1810. He married in 1816 Mary Ann Eaton 1800-1889 who was the daughter of convict parents, William & Jane. Mary Richards also married Isaac Cornwell. Connected names include Eaton, Williams, Eather, Cornwell, Buckton and Durham.
There is also a launch of a book - "From Rags to Richards: the story of Benjamin Richards Founder of Riverstone Meatworks, his ancestors, the company and his descendants" Cost $35 + $10 P&H. For more information email Diana Hazard email@example.com or PO Box 162 Double Bay 2028. T: 02 93876981 or Margaret Durham 02 93262963.
MACQUARIE 2010 EVENTS
Keep abreast of all of the 2010 Macquarie activities by checking out Council’s calendar of events at http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/community/macquarie-2010-bicentenary including the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Richmond function Saturday 27 November 2010 at Richmond School of Arts, with a presentation by Paul Brunton, Senior Curator Mitchell Library and/or 3 course “Celebration Dinner” To book ph 4578 2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
NEW RESOURCES & HINTS
Google web search features - Hint from Cora Num – “… features include a calculator, currency conversion, definitions, images, news headlines, Q & A, web page translator, spell checker and maps which include topographic and street maps plus satellite and aerial photographs”
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.
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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