History Group Meeting News
~ September 2008 ~
MEETING DATES 2008
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
OPEN HOUSE at Historic Linnwood
The Friends of Linnwood invite you to Linnwood at 25 Byron Road, Guildford on Sunday 14 September 2008 (11am – 4pm) $2 admission. Linnwood is listed on the State Heritage Register. Australian Scottish Cultural & Information Centre (together with Clan Societies) An exhibition documenting Linnwood's life through the years from a Gentleman's country residence of 1891, to a home for State Wards (Lynwood Hall) for over 50 years, to its current use by the community
Hawkesbury Historical Society will be holding a Book Sale during History Week. It will be held on Fri 12th-Sun 14th September, 10am-3pm in front of the Hawkesbury Regional Museum, 8 Baker Street, Windsor.
John P. Powell, Deerubbin Press publisher passed away following an illness. John (with his wife Jocelyn) were responsible for publishing many local history books on the Hawkesbury supporting local history of the region. He also wrote "Placenames of the Greater Hawkesbury Region" and co-wrote "Cruising guide to the Hawkesbury River & Cowan, Broken Bay, Pittwater" and contributed to various other publications. He spoke several times at the Hawkesbury Family History Group meetings.
AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER DIGITISATION PROGRAM
The National Library of Australia along with the various Australian State & Territory libraries, have been working on a program to digitise newspapers. This is called the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program. You can find out more about the program and newspaper titles at www.nla.gov.au/ndp/ At present newspapers for NSW include "Sydney Gazette & NSW Advertiser" as well as the "Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser".
Last week the Australian Newspapers Beta service was launched to the public. It contains 70,000 newspaper pages from 1803 onwards with additional pages are being added each week. This is a work in progress and the Library welcomes feedback on the service. Development of the Beta service over the next few months. To search the database go to www.nla.gov.au/ndp/search/ & follow the links.
Jurd Reunion 28 September 2008
The JURD & Associated Families will be holding a REUNION on Sunday 28th September 2008 at Windsor, the 196th Wedding Anniversary of Daniel & Elizabeth. It will be held in the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street Windsor. Gathering starts at 10.30am & is BYO. Draft copies of the revised chapters our Book will be available for comment. The countdown to the Reunion to be held on 29/30 Sept 2012, commemorating 200th Wedding Anniversary of Daniel & Elizabeth is on. Vol. 1 contained some 8600 descendants, another 3000 names have been added to the database plus a wealth of family information including photos. Family members are invited & encouraged to come along to the reunion and especially to contact me before hand if they can assist with information on their branch of the tree. Contact Peter Stewart, St Gregory's College, 100 Badgally Road, Campbelltown NSW email firstname.lastname@example.org mobile at 0417292245
Ryan family reunion - 20 & 21 September 2008
A Gathering is being planned in Windsor of the descendants of Patrick John Ryan (1866 -1930) and his wife Ada Margaret (nee Blanchard) (1872-1950) on the weekend of 20 & 21 September, 2008. Patrick and Ada Ryan lived in Freemans Reach in the latter years of their lives. Activities will include a Dinner on Saturday night and a Family Picnic on Sunday at the Freemans Reach Hall. Enquiries to Betty Hargreaves (nee Pike) tel 02 4731-1263 or Jan Chivers tel 02 6342-2270 or e-mail email@example.com
HOW I GOT STARTED ON FAMILY HISTORY?
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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/
Hawkesbury District : chronicles of the 1880s / Rod & Wendy Gow RL079.9441 GOW
Cumberland mercury newspaper index, 1875 to 1878 / Rod & Wendy Gow RL079.9441 GOW
Monumental inscriptions…Harden, Gurrawong, Galong, Jugiong & Wombat RL929.5099448 MON
Tracing your ancestors in the National Archives / Amanda Bevan 929.3 BEV
Genealogy for beginners / Karin Proudfoot 929.1072041 PRO
Easy family history the stress-free guide to starting your research / 929.1072041 ANN
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.
Lithgow cemetery ~ http://www.council.lithgow.com/pdfs/cemeterylist080421.pdf
Potts & Rowling families ~ http://www.pottaroo.com
David Brown website ~ http://people.aapt.net.au/gig47/
History of Government in NSW ~ www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/web/common.nsf/key/ResourcesSystem
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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