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~ December 2012 ~


12 December SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party - bring a plate to celebrate
No meeting in January
13 February ANN HOWARD Magic of Dangar Island
13 March JILL BALL The Art of Blogging

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

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Seasons Greetings

To members of the Hawkesbury Family History Group - wishing a you a safe prosperous festive season. There is no meeting in January - catch up on some family history research. The first meeting for 2013 will take place on Wednesday 13 February with Ann Howard our Guest Speaker. Learn all about Dangar Island from resident/ author Ann. She will bring to life the history of the island from the arrival of the Dangar family to the construction of the Railway Bridge and the stories of people associated with this unique island.

Family history classes 2013

The first class for 2013 is aimed at those just starting out in family history. Family History - Let's start at the very beginning Tuesday 19 February 6.30pm-8.30pm. This introduction session, aimed at beginners, is FREE and will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library 300 George Street, Windsor. Bookings 4560-4460 or email E: history@hawkesbur.nsw.gov.au If you have any ideas for specific topics for classes in 2013, please let Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian know, by contact details above.

RIP - the following people maybe known to members of the group

Victor King

We have heard through Ebenezer Church that Vic King passed away earlier in the year. Vic discovered that his ancestor was church pioneer William Jacklin about 10 years ago and that William's headstone was in good condition in the Ebenezer church grounds. Vic investigated his family history and his research was eventually published as an historical novel and is available to access in the Local Studies Collection or to borrow. Vic gave an entertaining talk to the Hawkesbury Family History Group several years ago.

Shirley Hollister

Shirley Jessica Hollister nee Braithwaite, late of Springwood, passed away on the 30 October 2012, aged 84 years. Shirley was born and bred in the Grafton district and was the daughter of Claude F. Braithwaite and Ella May nee Robinson. She was a involved in various family history organisations including Nepean Family History Society and was a longtime supporter of the Hawkesbury Family History Group. A card has been sent to the family, on behalf of the group.

NSW Births Death & Marriage Index - Family History App

For those who want to use the NSW Births Death & Marriage Index on the go - check out the new Family History App. For Apple Ipads/Iphones see http://itunes.com/apps/Familyhistory For Android devices https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.nsw.bdm.familyhistory

British Isles genealogy seminar tour - with Paul Milner

Date: Sat 9 February 2013 9am - 5pm (also 9 Feb - 4 Mar 2013 various capital cities) Place : Hornsby RSL, 4 High Street, Hornsby Paul Milner is the lead presenter on the 3rd Unlock the Past history and genealogy cruise in February 2013. A six city seminar tour is also being planned around this. Paul is a professional genealogist and lecturer, specialising in British Isles and US research for over 30 years, He is a nationally recognised speaker for British Isles research and migration. He is the author of Genealogy at a glance: England research plus co-author of A genealogists guide to discovering your English ancestors and A genealogists guide to discovering your Scottish ancestors. More info see http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/british-isles-genealogy-seminar-tour-paul-milner


Below are new items available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Hawkesbury Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/ Check out the new issues of some of newsletters and magazines kept in Local Studies:

  • The Pioneer Register Vol. XXXVII / SMEE RL929.3SME
  • Trove discover genealogy treasure in National Library of Australia / HICKS RL929.1072HIC
  • Organising a family reunion / BERRY RL929.2BER
  • Land research for family historian in Australia & NZ / RILEY RL929.3RIL
  • AIF Unit Histories of the Great War of 1914-1918 / AUSTIN RL94.40994AUS
  • Finding ancestors in church records a brief guide to resources / HICKS RL929.1072HIC
  • Writing & publishing your family history / BERRY RL929.1 BER
  • Feeling comfortable with the new FamilySearch / JAUNAY RL929.10285JAU
  • Locating your German Ancestor's Place of Origin / KOPITTKE RL929.20994KOP
  • How did they get here? Arrival after 1924 / NUM RL929.1072NUM
  • Internet Family History /NUM RL929.10285NUM
  • Shipping and migration : research on the internet / NUM RL929.1072NUM
  • Remembering the Past : promoting the Future / RL929.20994WOM

**** Some copies also available in lending collection, check catalogue for more info http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/


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: michelle.nichols@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au


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