History Group Meeting News
~8th June 2005 ~
MEETING DATES 2005
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
NEW HAWKESBURY CENTRAL LIBRARY NOW OPENED
The new Hawkesbury Central Library at 300 George Street, Windsor, re-opened at the new premises on 6th June 2005 with a Human Chain. The community participated in the symbolic gesture of passing books from the old library in Dight Street to the new premises at 300 George Street. The official opening of the Deerubbin Centre (encompassing the Gallery & Library) is on Saturday 25th June 2005 at 11am. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations. For more information about the new library phone 4560-4460.
"AGRI/CULTURE: RECREATING THE LIVING LANDSCAPE" EXHIBITION
The inaugural exhibition at the new Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is "Agri/Culture: Recreating the Living Landscape" & is the culmination of many months of work. The Exhibition covers the period after World War 2 to the present, looking at the combination of Agriculture and culture. It will be open from the 25th June until 4th September 2005 on weekdays 10am-4pm. Sat & Sun 10am-3pm. Closed Tuesdays. For details about the Gallery contact 4560-4434.
Annual State Conference for 2005 of the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc to be held on Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September 2005 to be held at the Cowra Civic Centre, Darling Street, Cowra & hosted by Cowra Family History Group Inc. For further information check http://www.home.westserv.net.au/~fordhen/famhispage.htm#Conference or contact Convenor Cheryl Ianson - firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORIC COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES PROJECT
Which unsung NSW historical figures do you think should be honoured and celebrated? The State Government is calling for the community to nominate important people from the past for the Premier's Historic Commemorative Plaques Project. For more information see the following link. http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/09_subnav_06.htm
It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely about a subject and delve into a range of material. Family History is no different and there are a wide range of subjects that family historians are interested in as a result of their research.
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 and have pin) If you would like a pin number see library staff or ring 4560-4460.
A list of new titles & suggested reading will be included in next month's news sheet.
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.
Inveraray Gaol, Scotland ~ www.inverarayjail.co.uk
Encyclopedia of Genealogy ~ http://www.eogen.com/
Wesleyan Cemetery, McGraths Hill ~ http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/cemeterytour/
Ancestors charts & record sheets ~ http://www.pbs.org/kbyu/ancestors/charts/
Irish Index (births, Deaths & marriages) ~ http://www.irishindex.ca/
Convict History and Genealogy Links by Jenny Fawcett's ~ http://www.genseek.net/cons.htm
Tasmanian Archives Online ~ http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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