MEETING DATES 2011
||CASSIE MERCER From Rebels to Bride Thieves: stories of our Early Irish Convicts
||MICHELLE NICHOLS Dining in the 19th century
(CELEBRATING HISTORY WEEK)
||LOUISE WILSON "Story-telling: Disinterring Early Convict Settlers of the Hawkesbury"
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room,
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HAWKESBURY NEWSPAPERS ON TROVE
Hawkesbury Library has sponsored the digitisation of the Hawkesbury newspapers and these will become part of the Australian Historical Digitised Newspapers on Trove at http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper The titles that are included are:
Australian Windsor, Richmond & Hawkesbury Advertiser 1873 - 1896
Hawkesbury Advocate 1899 - 1900
Hawkesbury chronicle & farmers advocate 1881 - 1888
Hawkesbury Courier 1844 - 1846
Hawkesbury Herald 1902 - 1945
Windsor Express & Richmond Advertiser 1843 - 1844
Windsor & Richmond Gazette 1888 - 1915?
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FAMILY HISTORY CLASSES
The Hawkesbury Library will be holding the following family history classes which are suitable for beginners or persons wanting a refresher course. All classes are from 6.30pm-8.30pm $10 ~ T: 4560 4460 E: firstname.lastname@example.org held at Hawkesbury Central Library 300 George Street Windsor. Both classes presented by Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian
- Tuesday 6 September 6.30-8.30pm
‘Til death do us part’ – resources on death and dying
An informative class for those researching biographical information for both family and local history.
- Thursday 13 October 6.30- 8.30pm
How did they get here? Shipping records for family history research
Wondered when your ancestors arrived in NSW? Were they immigrants, settlers or convicts? Find out what records are available and where to find them.
NSW/ACT STATE FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE 16 - 18 SEPTEMBER 2011
Hosted by Inverell District Family History Group. Family historians will come from all over NSW, ACT, Qld and as far as New Zealand to attend. Hosting the conference will be a wonderful opportunity for Inverell to showcase their Group's resources and the influx of visitors is sure to benefit the region as a whole. The State conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about family history research see the latest in research resources and make valuable contacts with other like minded people. For more information of speakers and events see http://www.inverellfamilyhistory.org.au/2011_conference.htm or phone Muriel Rosta 0428 221 893 or Ann Hodgens 0427 211 485.
JOHN NICHOLS FAMILY REUNION 2 -3 OCTOBER 2011
2nd October (10am–4pm) & 3rd October (9.30am–12 noon) Daylesford Town Hall, Victoria
John Nichols was a convict who arrived with the First Fleet on board the Scarborough.
For more information see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~johnnichols/
or google John Nichols Family Society. Descendants, members, their families, friends and those interested in Australian History are all invited to attend our 9th family reunion to be held on 2 & 3 October 2011 at Daylesford Town Hall, Victoria. Reunions are held every 3–5 years and our eight previous reunions have been held in NSW. As two of John Nichols and his wife Ann Pugh’s children, Sarah & Thomas, settled in Victoria it was decided to have this reunion at Daylesford near where Thomas and his wife Martha farmed their land at Korweinguboora. John Nichols Family Society holds a unique collection of 5483+ family photos and 1649+ certificates/transcripts. Many photos will be displayed at the reunion and copies of certificates/transcripts are free to family members. A photocopier and scanner will be available on the day. Carole Brown Honorary Convenor John Nichols Family Society (02) 9451 0077 email@example.com Free Entry
HISTORY WEEK - SEPTEMBER
History Week 3-11 September 2011and the theme is EAT History. For more information and what is on see www.historycouncilnsw.org.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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org