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Hawkesbury Family History Fair
Saturday 7 August 2010 9am-5pm

Presented by
Hawkesbury City Library
in conjunction with the
Hawkesbury Family History Group
as part of
National Family History Week

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The Hawkesbury Family History Fair will be held on Saturday 7th August from 9am to 5pm.

Opportunities to speak with experts from various organisations including State Records, Society of Australian Genealogists, Ancestry.com, Ryerson Indexing Group and NSW Transcription Agents. Other specialists include Jeremy Palmer, Teapot Genies, Hawkesbury Cemetery Register as well as many family history groups and local history societies.

There will displays and trade tables specialising in family history. There will also be the opportunity to purchase specialised publications and resources. The Library will be opened extended hours from 9am to 5pm, for the day.

  • Tours of the Local Studies Collection at Hawkesbury Library
  • Displays & resources
  • Help with starting your family history
  • Short talks will be held throughout the day
  • Entry by gold coin donation with fantastic Lucky Door prizes.

Specialists and exhibitors include:


Jeremy Palmer from Anzestry

State Records

State Records


Society of Australian Genealogists



Ryerson Indexing Group

The Ryerson Index

Teapot Genealogy

Hawkesbury on the Net: Cemtery Register

Hawkesbury Cemetery Register

Convict Trail Project

unlock the past

Unlock the Past

Family Photo Book

Family Photo Book

National Institute for Genealogical Studies

Irish Wattle

Irish Wattle
Exploring Australia's Irish Ancestry

          Irish Wattle

Deerubbin Press

Jocelyn Powell from Deerubbin Press

Keepsake Genealogy Charts

Keepsake Genealogy Charts


Australian Family Tree Connections

Historic Houses Trust

Rouse Hill House & Farm - Historic Houses Trust

Keith Johnson from Library of Australian History

The Master Genealogist [TMG] - Sydney User Group

NSW Transcription Agents:

Laurence Turtle from Turtle Consolidated Services

Joy Murrin

Joy and Allan Murrin from Joy Murrin Family History Services

Family History and Historical Groups:

  • Blue Mountains Family History
  • Darug and Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society
  • Hawkesbury Family History Group
  • Hawkesbury Historical Society
  • Kurrajong-Comleroy Historical Society
  • Nepean Family History Society
  • Newcastle Family History Society Inc.
  • Wyong Family History Group Inc.
  • The Friends of the Australiana Pioneer Village
  • Ebenezer Church


  • Lois Sabine - Dr William Bell's "The Settlers' Guide" or Modern domestic medicine and surgery : Windsor NSW 1849
  • Louise Wilson launching the Bushell book


Time Speaker Subject Location
09:30 Michelle Nichols, Hawkesbury City Library Discovering Newspapers Tebbutt Room
10:10 Jeremy Palmer, Anzestry Introduction to Family history Tebbutt Room
10:50 Lindsay Allen, State Records Family history resources for the Macquarie period Tebbutt Room
11:00 Bruce Fairhall, TMG Sydney Users Group Introduction to The Master Genealogist (TMG) Charles Harpur Room
11:30 Heather Garnsey, Society of Australian Genealogists Introduction to SAG Tebbutt Room
11:45 Cathy McHardy, Hawkesbury City Library Searching Land Titles Charles Harpur Room
12:10 Brad Argent, Ancestry.com.au All about Ancestry.com.au Tebbutt Room
12:30 Michelle Nichols, Hawkesbury City Library Researching Hawkesbury families Charles Harpur Room


Rosemary Kopittke

Introduction FindMyPast.com.au

Tebbutt Room

13:00 Tour of St. Matthews Anglican Cemetery, Moses Street Windsor
13:15 Teapot Genies Gaol Records & other Teapot genealogy records Charles Harpur Room
13:30 Heather Garnsey, Society of Australian Genealogists '10 websites you can't live without as a genealogist' Tebbutt Room
14:00 Tour of St. Matthews Anglican Cemetery, Moses Street Windsor
14:00 Jeremy Palmer, Anzestry UK Census records Tebbutt Room
14:30 Book Launch Bushell Family History by Louise Wilson – Official Launch with Michael Flynn Young Adult area
15:00 Bruce Fairhall, TMG Sydney Users Group Introduction to The Master Genealogist (TMG) Charles Harpur Room
15:00 Rosemary Kopittke Introduction to Scotlands People Tebbutt Room

There will also be tours of the Local Studies Collection throughout the day.

While in Windsor, visit the Hawkesbury Regional Museum (8 Baker Street Windsor) opened daily 10am to 4pm (except Tuesdays), or the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery located on level 1 of the Deerubbin Centre open 10am to 3pm.


Where is the Fair being held?

Hawkesbury City Library
Deerubbin Centre
300 George Street
New South Wales

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I have more questions - who do I need to contact?

The Local Studies Librarian at Hawkesbury City Library, Michelle Nichols, is the coordinator of the Hawkesbury Family History Fair. Michelle can be contacted by phone on (02) 45604466 or via email on history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.


Keeping up to date 

For the most current information about the Hawkesbury Family History Fair, join the Hawkesbury Family History Group on Facebook for all the latest details in the lead up to this fantastic event.


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