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~February 2005 ~  


9 February ANDY MACQUEEN 'Somewhat perilous" the journeys of Singleton, Parr, Howe, Myles & Blaxland in the Blue Mtns
9 March PRESENTATIONS Notorious or Meritorious Women in our family history
13 April  OLIVE LAWSON The Good Wards of Windsor
11 May CATHY McHARDY Let's publish our own book!
8 June CHRISTINE YEATS Probate & Deceased Estate records(State Records)
13 July BABETTE SMITH The Convict System - an overview of NSW, VDL & WA - TO CONFIRM
10 August To be advised
14 September To be advised
12 October To be advised
9 November To be advised
14 December To be advised

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



Don't forget the theme for the meeting on Wednesday, 9 March 2005 will be "Notorious or Meritorious Women in our family history" volunteers are needed to give a 5 minute presentation on a woman that has had impact on their lives...it could be great grandmother or a local Hawkesbury pioneer. Can you please let Michelle know if you are interested in participating by phone 4560-4466, mail PO Box 146, Windsor 2756 or email mnichols@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au by the 28th February 2005.


"When we were boys together : reminiscences of the Hawkesbury district" written by John Charles Lucas Fitzpatrick in 1909, has been reproduced, indexed & enlarged by Cathy McHardy. Cost is $25 inc P&H from Cathy c/- PO Box 258, Kurrajong 2758 or email cathy@nisch.org

"An index to The Clarence & Richmond Examiner" Book 2. 1870-1876 by Jean McNaught is now available. Cost is $44 from Pauline Leeson, Richmond-Tweed Library, PO Box 4031, Goonellabah 2480 Ph 02 66251415 email pleeson@rtrl.nsw.gov.au

"Hawkesbury Pictorial history" by Michelle Nichols (Kingsclear series) is available signed by the author. Cost is $24.95 or $32 posted from Michelle Nichols, PO Box 246 Windsor 2756 or email michelle_nichols@hotmail.com


More information about forthcoming reunions next month, but mark your diary if you are related :


Sunday 26th June 2005 at Ebenezer Church & Cemetery. For more info contact Lorrae TAJ@uq.net.au


Saturday 17th September 2005 at St James Anglican Church Hal, Pitt Town. Contact Bev Woodman on 02 49468491 or bevpwoodman@ozemail.com.au


New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Windsor Central Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/

Digitizing your family history : easy methods for / MCCLURE RL929.10285 MCC also copy for loan 929.10285 MCC

Gulgong Cemetery RLP BOOK 194

Organising the Mountains of Paper / ST DENIS RL929.1072 STD


Members with internet access should check out the following interesting sites. The Library has free access to the internet, contact 4560 4460 for bookings. Richmond also has access, for bookings phone 4578 2002.

Joseph Douglass c1782-1865: First Settler at Kurrajong Heights NSW ~ http://www.pcug.org.au/~pdownes/douglass/

Thomas snr & son Thomas and Elizabeth Griffiths ~ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sealark/tommy.html

Irish Pension Search (starts 1908) ~ http://www.pensear.org/

Soldier-Teacher War Memorials ~ https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/history/soldier_teacher/welcome.htm

Free Births, Deaths & Marriage certificates ~ www.genealogyexchange.net

BBC Family History trails - good for beginners & hints ~ http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/familyhistory/

BBC Family History - Bloodlines ~ http://www.bbc.co.uk/familyhistory/bloodlines/

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


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