History Group Meeting News
~ September 2009 ~
MEETING DATES 2009
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
Jan Barkley Jack’s “Hawkesbury Settlement revealed” will be launched as part of History Week celebrations on Saturday 12th September 2010 at 2pm at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 300 George Street Windsor. Free entry see http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/events/pages//32597/EventDoc/HistoryWeek2009.pdf for more details.
Manning Wallamba Pioneer Register Vol. 3
Manning Wallamba Family History Society is currently compiling information for their 3rd Pioneer register due for release in 2010. The closing date for items to be included is 1st April 2010. Forms can be downloaded from the website at www.manningwallambafhs.com.au or contact the Secretary at email@example.com or c/- Manning Wallamba FHS Inc. PO Box 48, Taree NSW 2430
John Norris has advised that ‘Bernie’ (Bernard Edward) Dunning who attended meetings & subscribed to the newsletter over the years passed away on the 11th August 2009. He was 70 years old.
Hulbert Reunion - 10th October 2009
The descendants of convict James Hulbert are invited to attend a reunion to mark the 173rd anniversary of his arrival on board the "Lady Kennaway" at Port Jackson, NSW in 1836. The reunion will be held on Saturday 10th October 2009 from 10am at the Butterfly Farm at Wilberforce NSW. For more information visit our website: http://www.hulbertfamilyreunion.com/ or contact Mel on 0419 297 920 or Wanda on (02) 4729 2034.
Society of Australian Genealogists forthcoming events
FOUNDATION DAY – NORFOLK ISLAND 6 March 2010
Special events will be held on Foundation Day on Norfolk Island on the 6th March 2010. A re-enactment will commemorate the arrival of Lt King with 22 persons including 15 convicts to establish a settlement on the island. For more information about bookings and tours contact Debbie Steven firstname.lastname@example.org phone 1800 140066 or www.travelcentre.nf PO Box 172, Norfolk Island 2899
SURVEY - WHO ARE THE GENEALOGISTS OF AUSTRALIA?
As part of a Masters thesis at the University of New England examining the nature and growth of family history in Australia, a survey has been launched to learn about Australian genealogists / family historians. The survey asks questions about:
As a practising family historian or genealogist, you are invited to participate in this survey. The survey has five sections and will take about 15 minutes to complete. The survey will be conducted on-line over from Aug 2009, closing 30 Nov 2009 and it is hoped that as many Australian family historians as possible will take the opportunity to respond so that a comprehensive picture can be formed. Results of the survey will be published on this site after the survey concludes and the data is analysed. To participate in the survey, please go to http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ausgensurvey/Information.html
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.
Britain unlimited ~ biographies on famous people including William Wilberforce, Captain Cook and William Pitt. ~ http://www.britainunlimited.com/index.htm
Australian Cemeteries Index ~ http://austcemindex.com/cemeteries.php
Transportation and Trial records ~ http://www.coraweb.com.au/convict.htm
Genealogy articles for beginners and tutorials ~ http://www.genealogyandhow.com/main.htm
Ancestors charts etc ~ http://www.byub.org/ancestors/charts/
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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