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Hawkesbury Family History Group Meeting News
~ April 2014 ~


9 April GAIL DAVIS I've been working on the railroads
11 June JOY SHEPHERD St Stephens Church Kurrajong - the records and the families
9 July DR ANNE-MAREE WHITAKER William Cox and Cox's Road

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

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How to research a WW1 soldier - family history session

Tuesday 29 April 2014 6.30pm-8.30pm Hawkesbury Central Library $10 - phone 4560-4460 to book

Hawkesbury Library Events for April - May

Check out all the Library || Gallery || Museum events at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/61815/March-May-2014-LMG-Whats-On.pdf


Publication for sale

Hawkesbury Historical Society Journal 2014 which features over 70 biographies of local Hawkesbury inhabitants & appeared throughout 2011-12 in the Hawkesbury Gazette, is now available for sale at the meeting for $15 each. About 20 of these biographies were contributed by Hawkesbury Family History Group members. If you are unable to attend the meetings in persons, please email history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au for an order form.

14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry 26-30 March 2015

Early bird registration is now open for the Congress 2015 to be held in Canberra. “A great opportunity for new and experienced family historians to hear many of the world's best speakers on family history, genealogy and heraldry” http://www.congress2015.org.au/


Presentation on railway records from State Records by Gail Davis in 2013 is available to review at www.records.nsw.gov.au/open-day-2013-staff-presentations/ive-been-workin-on-the-railroads-staff-presentation

Plagiarism - some great tips on how not to plagiarise in your family history https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-15-plagiarism%E2%80%94five-copywrongs-historical-writing


Reminder that the Local Studies PCs have been revamped and updated. There are now TWO dedicated Local Studies computers with a wide range of CD-ROMs and databases to access. Check them out soon. The Hawkesbury Images are also available to access in the Library from a PC.


Update from AncestryLibrary

Hawkesbury Library subscribes to Ancestry Library and it is available to use in the Library for free (on library PCs or wireless). The following new resources are now available to access:

  • Index to Deceased Estate Files, 1923-1958

Update from findmypast

Hawkesbury Library subscribes to Find My Past Australia, UK & Ireland. For more info check the blog http://blog.findmypast.com.au/ New records include:


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. If you have your own laptop we also have free wireless. The password is available from the Information Desk.

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

Hawkesbury Family History Group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month (except January) in the Tebbutt Room of Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor NSW 2756. Anyone interested in family & local history, welcome to attend. Enquiries contact the Local Studies Librarian at above address T: (02) 4560-4466 E: history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au


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