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~ December 2008 ~  


10 December SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party
  No meeting in January 2009 next meeting 11 February 2009

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


Hawkesbury Family History Group message

From members of the Hawkesbury Family History Group – Season’s Greetings
Please note there is no Hawkesbury Family History Group meeting in January. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th February 2009 in the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor. All welcome - no charge.

Everingham Foundation Day Reunion 15th March 2009 

The Bi-annual Reunion for the Everingham and all associated families celebrates the Foundation of our Family by the marriage of Matthew James Everingham and Elizabeth Rimes  218 years ago on 13th March 1791 at Parramatta. The next reunion will be held on Sunday 15th March 2009 at Parramatta Park [Pavilion Flat area 23] at 10.30am. There is shelter from heat & rain plus plenty of free parking. Family souvenirs for sale & period costume optional. Contact Anne O'Sullivan (President) anneos1@bigpond.com for more information or Everingham Family Association Inc  PO Box 1039, Ashfield 1800

William Baker arrived “Neptune 1790”

William Baker arrived on the Neptune 1790. Details of new publication just released on William Baker email Lorrae Johnson lorrae@uqconnect.net and reunion planned for 2010 email Bev Borey jbbor@bigpond.net.au  or see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WilliamBaker-Neptune1790/ 


Historic Bicentenary Ebenezer Church celebrations

Friday 19 June: Static Displays by church archivists will be open in the pavilion. Devonshire teas available during the day.
Saturday 20 June: Main Day - Displays open, Food stalls, Souvenirs, Re-enactments, entertainment and Outdoor Service.
Sunday 21 June: Family Picnic Day - Displays open, Musical Entertainment, Barbecue, Devonshire teas, Historical walk-and-talks in church grounds and to the nearby quarry and beach.
Keep up to date with all the celebrations & events with the online newsletter at www.ebenezerchurch.org.au/bicentenary.htm 

Books for sale

Riverstone & District Historical Society’s Journal 2008 now available for sale. Lots of articles, 52pp. Cost is $10 + $2.50 for P&H. Send cheque or money order to The Secretary, Riverstone & District Historical Society Inc., PO BOX 202, Riverstone, 2765

William Baker Register see above.

Robert Forrester, First Fleeter compiled by Louise Wilson. Format: soft cover, 438 A5 pages. Available January 2009. To order, send your name & address with cheque or money order for the discounted pre-publication price of $A25.00 per book. After the Pre-publication Offer Period closes on 31 Dec 2008, the full price of the book will be $A35.00. Louise Wilson, PO Box 3055 South Melbourne  VIC  3205 For more information contact louisewilson@tpg.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/


It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely about a subject and delve into a range of material. Check the catalogue at http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/ for more information. Lending items can be reserved online (if you are a member & have a pin) If you would like a pin number see library staff or ring 4560-4460. The following items may be of interest :

Family journeys : stories in the National Archives of Australia.
325.94 FAM


If you would like to submit a story to How I got started on family history? post c/- Hawkesbury Library, 300 George Street Windsor 2756 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.

Family History SA database ~ http://www.familyhistorysa.info/index.html

Western Australia Post Office Directories / State Library of WA ~ http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/pdf/battye/pods/Post_Office_Directories_Contents.html

Northern Ireland freeholders records ~ http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/freeholders_records.htm

Archives Maps ~ http://archivemaps.com/mapco/index.htm

World Vital Records ~ http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/

Australian Lighthouses ~ http://www.lighthouse.net.au/

Mapping our Anzacs ~ http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/

Wordle  create “word clouds” ~ http://www.wordle.net/

Australians on the Western Front 1914–1918 ~ http://www.ww1westernfront.gov.au/

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


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