History Group Meeting News
~ March 2009 ~
MEETING DATES 2009
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
CLASSES IN THE LIBRARY
The library will be presenting the following in the next few months.:
STATE RECORDS WEBSITE
State Records have been making improvements to their website. Check out the new look at www.records.nsw.gov.au
JURD FAMILY REUNION ~ 19 APRIL 2009
Descendants of Daniel & Elizabeth Jurd & associated families [including Sternbeck, Walters, Swanson, Bailey, Waters, Thompson, Fernance & Walker families] are gathering on Sunday 19 April 2009 to honour the Memory of Daniel James & Susannah Frances Walters, nee Bailey & their children, by placing a plaque on their grave. Daniel & Ephraim Joseph & Vida Mildred Jurd, nee Bailey & their children, Hector & Olga plaque on their grave at JILLIBY CEMETERY at 10.30am THEN to YARRAMALONG GENERAL CEMETERY To honour the memory of William & Louisa Jurd & their children with a plaque on Ephraim Ebenezer & Ada's grave as William is buried in an unmarked grave at St Barnabas, Yarramalong. Celebration will continue at YARRAMALONG HALL. BYO everything: Tea & Coffee provided. Bring any memorabilia to display etc. Wyong Family History Group, Central Coast Family History Group & Lwr Hawkesbury Hist Soc will have various items for sale at the hall. For further information contact Ian & Margaret Jurd ph 02 4735 3658 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
GRONO FAMILY REUNION ~ 3 MAY 2009
All descendants of John GRONO & Elizabeth BRISTOW are invited to attend a family reunion to commemorate the 210th anniversary of their arrival in Australia on the "HMS Buffalo" in 1799. Related family surnames are BOOKS, MOBBS, HALL, McKENZIE, MITCHELL, SMALLWOOD. BYO lunch, rugs, chairs etc.
MISSING HARTLEY REGISTER
Joan Cosgrove is searching for the whereabouts of the Register of Deaths 1856-1884 from Hartley NSW.
Come along and listen to talk about John Tebbutt 1834-1916 the well-known astronomer by Ragbir BHATHAL for the Heritage Festival. The talk will be held in the Tebbutt Room on Thursday 16th April at 7pm. Talk is FREE - to book phone 4560-4460.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
A new 250 page book on the history of Currency Creek and Glossodia will be published shortly. The book deals with the history of the area from establishment of the Copeland Village Labour Settlement on the Wilberforce Common in 1893 until the subdivisions of the late 20th century. The work will include information on the local school, post office and fire brigade as well as over 40 local families and features about 300 photographs from the collection of Arthur Cooper. Arthur Cooper and Cathy McHardy are calling for expressions of interest from those who maybe interested in purchasing copies. The approximate cost will be between $30-$40. Please contact Cathy McHardy by email - email@example.com or send your name & address to: Cathy McHardy PO Box 258 Kurrajong NSW 2758. Do not send any money at this stage.
PROJECT GUTENBERG OF AUSTRALIA
Project Gutenberg of Australia - a treasure-trove of literature
CAVALCADE OF FASHION
Friends of Linnwood will present “An elegant Affair – House Party” on Sunday 19th April 2009. Cost is $10 (includes afternoon tea) Linnwood House is situated at 25 Byron Road, Guildford 2161 Tel 02 9632 9203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and confirm time.
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.
Preserving old documents ~ http://www.culturalconservation.unimelb.edu.au/publications/bushfires.html
Accessing Wills & Probate Records in Victoria ~ http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/access/probate.asp
Australian – historical towns ~ http://www.heritageaustralia.com.au/search.php
Workhouses in England ~ http://www.workhouses.org.uk/
National Archives (UK) podcast series ~ http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheNationalArchivesPodcastSeries
Yesterday’s journeys (items from UK focus Derbyshire) ~ http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~spire/Yesterday/index.htm
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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