History Group Meeting News
~ March 2010 ~
MEETING DATES 2010
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
RYERSON INDEX APPEAL
Due to the incredible popularity of the website Ryerson Index : to contemporary death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers http://www.ryersonindex.org/ the Ryerson Index Inc has been forced to upgrade to a paid hosting site. As the group is a non-profit organisation, these costs are being met by members from their own pockets, supplemented by any donations received. Ryerson Index now invite you, as users of the Ryerson Index, to contribute towards the costs. If you would like to contribute, please make your cheque out to "Ryerson Index Inc." and mail it to 32 Kanadah Ave, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153.
A special commemorative service of the 200th anniversary of the first baptism in Richmond (John Cornwall 2/3/1810) was held on Sunday 28 February 10am at St Peters Anglican Church, in Richmond. A group of Cornwall/Cornwell descendants attended the event (including some from the Central Coast) Another Cornwell descendant, Richard Udy is very keen to make contact. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep abreast of all of the 2010 Macquarie activities by checking out Council’s calendar of events at http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/community/macquarie-2010-bicentenary
New Visions 1810 – 2010 Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Community& Regional Gallery exhibition of art & craft Saturday 6 - Sunday 14 March 10am – 4pm daily.
Tea and Tour at 'Glenroy' - Sunday 21 March from 1.30pm
Commemoration of Christian Burials (Funerals) - Sunday 28 March 2pm
Open afternoon at St Matthews Anglican Church - Sunday 11 April 1-4pm
Flower Day - Official launch of the Governor Macquarie Rose Wednesday 14 April 2pm
SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS, SYDNEY
Saturday 13 March (9.00am) - Orientation Tour
Saturday 13 March (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Genealogy Programs for Macintosh Computers
Friday 19 March (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - FindMyPast - Hands on
Saturday 20 March (10.00am - 4.00pm) - Where to From Here? NSW Land Records
Tuesday 16 March - Is your Irish Ancestor on the web?
HAWKESBURY CRIER – MARCH 2010
Now available for sale at the meeting. It is also available by subscription. The newsletter for June 2010 is now being prepared. If you have any news or articles please email by mid May E: email@example.com or contact Michelle Nichols on 02 4560-4466.
NEW LOCAL STUDIES ITEMS
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/
It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely about a subject and delve into a range of material. 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 & have a pin) If you would like a pin number see library staff or ring 4560-4460. The following items may be of interest :
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.
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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