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~ June 2006 ~  


14 June TRIVIA QUIZ???? Everyone welcome, come along and have some fun!!
12 July CATHY McHARDY Place names of the Hawkesbury
9 August MEMBERS PRESENTATIONS Honourable or Disreputable Men in our family history
13 September JEANETTE PELOSI Murder most foul
11 October To be advised
8 November To be advised
13 December To be advised

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



15th - 17th September 2006 at Liverpool NSW. Topics include : Divorce in NSW; Lebanese in Australia; Irish Research; Jewish Research in Australia & Overseas; The East India Company; Research: “Foresight or Myopia” Key Note Speaker: Paul Brunton, Senior Curator of the Mitchell Library Representatives from: NSW Births Deaths & Marriages; State Records; Victorian PRO. Enquiries can be addressed to Conference Conveynor, Liverpool Genealogy Society Inc. P.O. Box 830 Liverpool NSW 2170 or Info@lgs.org.au website www.lgs.org.au


Did you know that there is colour photocopier available to use at Windsor Library? It is great for copying photographs and documents. Copies are $1.60 for A4 or $3.20 for A3


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/

New South Wales Police Gazette 1900-1930 [microfilm] RLFILM 3594-3606


The Library holds a number of journals, magazines and newsletters relating to family history. A large number of these are exchanged with other societies and groups and are held in the Local Studies Colllection, and are not available for loan. However there a number of magazines that can be borrowed, if you are a member of the library. These are kept at Windsor and include :

  • AFTC (Australian Family Tree Connections)
  • Ancestry
  • Family History Monthly
  • Family Tree Magazine

Make sure you make good use of these very informative magazines. Check the catalogue at http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/ for more information.



Reminder about the Census that will take place in August 2006. The retention question (Q60) reads: "Does each person in this household agree to his/her name and address and other information on this form being kept by the National Archives of Australia and then made publicly available after 99 years?" If this question is ignored, it will be treated as a NO. Please encourage as many Australians as possible to answer YES in the census question concerning the retention of this vital record of the Australian culture. Unless you answer YES your census form will not be retained in the archives.

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.

Leaders of Anzacs: Officers of the Australian & NZ Army Corps, that died at Gallipoli, 1915 ~ http://www.anzacs.org/

Free Genealogy Search Help for Google ~ http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/

Glossary of Last Name Meanings and Origins ~ http://genealogy.about.com/library/surnames/bl_meaning.htm

FreeREG (new project of FreeUKGEN transcribing UK church registers) ~ http://freereg.rootsweb.com/

Genealogy search Australia (search engine) ~ http://www.searchwhateveraustralia.com.au/

About Genealogy (includes free charts) ~ http://genealogy.about.com/

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


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