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~11th May 2005 ~  


11 May CATHY McHARDY Let's publish our own book!
8 June CHRISTINE YEATS Probate & Deceased Estate records (State Records)
13 July BABETTE SMITH The Convict System - an overview of NSW, VDL & WA
10 August TRIVIA QUIZ???? Everyone welcome, come along and have some fun!!
14 September To be advised
12 October To be advised
9 November MICHELLE NICHOLS Using the internet for family history research
14 December SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party



Windsor Central Library is moving!!! The library will be closed from Monday 23rd May until Sunday the 5th June 2005. Doors will open again in the Deerubbin Centre located at 300 George Street Windsor on Monday 6th June 2005 at 10am. During the closure Richmond Library will have extended hours : Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm; Sat 9am-1pm & Sun 2pm-5pm. Richmond Library does have a small collection of local history material but there will be no access to the Local Studies Collection for this 2 week period. Members of the group are invited to participate in the opening ceremony on the 6th June (LINK TO INVITATION PDF) The official opening of the whole site library / gallery / exhibition will take place on Saturday 25th June.


Pease note that today (11th May) is the last time we meet in the Windsor Central Library. Our next meeting is on the 8th June and will be held in the new Tebbutt Room of Hawkesbury Central Library at 300 George Street. The meeting will commence at 10am but give yourself plenty of time to negotiate the new parking facilities and new building.


The Society of Australian Genealogists will be holding its 10th annual Showcase – our two day family history event – on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May 2005 from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm in Kent Street, Sydney. This year the focus is on encouraging those just starting their family history, as well as helping the more seasoned researcher who needs some new ideas and inspiration. During Showcase you can browse stalls with books, software and CDs to buy, and get research advice from government departments and transcription agents. SAG’s own volunteers and Interest Groups will be able to help with Australian and overseas research enquiries. There’ll be the chance to bag a bargain from the special SAG bookshop and our second-hand book stall. The sausage sizzle and refreshment stall will provide much needed respite from all that genealogy! Tickets go on sale on 1 April and remain at $10 for one day or $15 for both days if purchased before 25 May, or $15 on either day if purchased at the door – all GST inclusive. Entrance to all lectures this year will be by gold coin admission (payable on the day and in addition to Showcase entry) with monies raised going towards the SAG Building Fund. A great lecture programme will run over both days. Need more information? Contact SAG on (02) 9247 3953 or write to us at 120 Kent Street, Sydney. You can also get more details and order tickets online at www.sag.org.au


New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Windsor Central Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/


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.

Australian Light Horse Association ~ http://www.lighthorse.org.au/toc.htm

Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918 - AIF project ~ http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/index.html

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


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