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~ March 2012 ~


14 March JUDITH DUNN Colonial Ladies, Lovely, Lively and Lamentably
11 April MICHELLE NICHOLS Innovations & Inventions focussing on the Hawkesbury ~ HERITAGE FESTIVAL
9 May JULIE & JOHN SWORD 'Family: The First Century' History of the Sword Family
13 June CAROL LISTON Accessing Land Titles Records

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

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Topic : Your Ancestors in their Social Context
Where: Adelaide , South Australia , 28th - 31st March 2012
Hosted by the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc and registration still available http://www.congress2012.org.au/


The Hawkesbury Crier - March 2012 is now available for sale after the meeting. Cost $2.50. Enquiries and articles are now being accepted for the June 2012 issue. Please contact history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or post information to the address below.

TOUR: Windsor ~ 74 The Terrace (circa. 1864)

Tour and devonshire tea ~ $15 per person
Date: Sunday 15 April 2012
Times: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (Gates open 12.45pm)
Bookings essential - Phone Helen 4577 6677
Proceeds will go towards the reroofing of the bell tower at St Matthew's Anglican Church.

FAMILY HISTORY CLASSES - Bookings essential for all classes, phone 4560-4460

  • Tuesday 20 March 6.30-8.30pm $10
    'Til death do us part' - Family History Resources on death & dying with Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian

  • Thursday 19 April 6.30-8.30pm FREE
    Researching a soldier - with Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian

  • Tuesday 15 May 6.30-8.30pm $10
    'With this ring' - Family History Resources relating to marriages with Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian


Members might be saddened to hear that Des Nicholson's son Adam, past away last week. He was battling cancer.


Below are new items available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Hawkesbury Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/

  • The forgotten children : children in homes, reformatories and industrial schools in NSW / Kaye Vernon
    Shelved at RL929.3944 FOR
  • Biographical register of Muswellbrook and district volume 2
    Shelved at RL929.39442 MUS
  • I have the honor to be Sir : an account of the Coleman family and their Irish origins / Ray Ison
    Shelved at RL929.20994 COL
  • Forced to freedom : family history of Charles Conlan, 1796-1869 / Michael J. Brennan
    Shelved at RL929.209994 BRE
  • Printed images in colonial Australia 1801-1901 / Roger Butler **includes some excellent local paintings**
    Shelved at RL769.994 BUT


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. If you have your own laptop we also have free wireless. The password is available from the Information Desk.

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

Hawkesbury Family History Group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month (except January) in the Tebbutt Room of Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor NSW 2756. Anyone interested in family & local history, welcome to attend. Enquiries contact the Local Studies Librarian at above address T: (02) 4560-4466 E: michelle.nichols@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au


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