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~ April 2008 ~  


9 April KAREN MILLS History of the Grono family
14 May DR GRACE KARSKENS New history of early Sydney (Topic to be confirmed)
11 June

GAIL DAVIS Treasures from the State Records

Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library


Looking for locals who went to the Boer War

If anyone has any names of locals who went to the Boer War in South Africa please drop us a line. There is a national memorial being established in Canberra. mnichols@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au


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 janchivers@hotmail.com

Reminder - Lock and Graham Reunion - 24 May 2008

Lock and Graham Reunion will be held on Saturday 24th May 2008. Other names connected are Hodgetts & Maloney. Will be held St. Matthew's Anglican Hall, corner of Greenway and Moses Streets, Windsor. 9am to 3pm. Bring along lunch, family photos, family stories and anything of interest. Tea & coffee available for small charge. More info contact Coral Haeusler, 02 9622-7501 or email wyzwords@optushome.com.au 


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/

  • Pubs & publicans in the County of Cumberland NSW to 1850 [CD-ROM] / compiled by ken Knight & Allan Rost for the Society of Australian Genealogists. local studies pc
  • Windsor Richmond Gazette newspaper index : 1911 to 1915 : births deaths marriages inquests obituaries probates etc. / Rod & Wendy Gow. RL079.9441 GOW plus lending copies at 079.9441 GOW & local studies pc
  • Richmond Half Squadron : Record of letters & Stamps & all Outgoing correspondence 1904-1912 RL994.42 WAL


If you would like to submit an item for How I got started on family history?  for inclusion the newsletter, send to the address below or email michelle.nichols@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

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.

Guide to Australian Newspapers ~ http://www.newspapers.com.au/

Ireland's 1901 & 1911 Census digitisation project ~ http://nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/censusrtns.html

Durham Country Record Office includes Durham Light Infantry pictures & Durham coalfields collieries  ~ http://www.durham.gov.uk/recordoffice/usp.nsf

Encyclopedia of Genealogy ~ http://www.eogen.com/

Post Adoption Resource Centre ~ http://www.bensoc.org.au/parc/index.cfm

The Argus index 1870-1879 ~ http://www.nla.gov.au/argus/

Australian transportation records (1791-1853) ~ http://nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/transportation.html

Irish research FAQ about Family History at the National Library of Ireland ~ http://www.nli.ie/en/faq/family-history-faq.aspx


~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~


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