History Group Meeting News
MEETING DATES 2014
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - LOCAL STUDIES COMPUTERS
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:
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:
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. 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 ~
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