Hawkesbury Family History Group
Home Hawkesbury on the Net

Hawkesbury Family History Group Meeting News
~ May 2011 ~


11 May ANDY MACQUEEN Frederick D’Arcy colonial surveyor, explorer and artist
8 June KAREN ROGERS Guild of One Name Studies
13 July GEOFF CANNON First Titleholders of Land in the nineteen counties of NSW
10 August CASSIE MERCER From Rebels to Bride Thieves: stories of our Early Irish Convicts

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

Hawkesbury Family History Group is now on Facebook. Click on the link above and become a friend.



The Hawkesbury Library will be holding the following family history classes at the Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor. Classes are suitable for beginners or persons wanting a refresher course.

  • HELP I HAVE HIT A BRICKWALL! FAMILY HISTORY PITFALLS - Thursday 9 June (6.30pm-8.30pm)
    With Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian Have you come up against a brickwall in your family history research? Bring along your problem and see if we can point you in the right direction. Brickwall questions to be sent to history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au by 30 May. FREE BOOKINGS - ESSENTIAL PLACES LIMITED

  • IMPRESSIVE WEBSITES FOR FAMILY HISTORY - Tuesday 12 July (6.30pm-8.30pm)
    With Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian A great deal of genealogical information is available to access on the internet. We will do a whirlwind tour of some of the notable websites available for family history research. Hands on experience. $10 PER PERSON BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

  • MAKING SENSE OF THE CENSUS - Tuesday 2 August (6.30pm-8.30pm)
    With Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian To celebrate ‘National Family History Week’ 29 Jul - 7 Aug 2011 this session will focus on the UK & Australian census and how to incorporate the results in your family history research. FREE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL PLACES LIMITED

Bookings essential ~ T: 4560 4466 E: history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au


Sunday 15 May 2011 - 10am till 3pm A celebration and gathering of the diverse groups associated with the historic site Scheyville (named 1911). Over the past one hundred years, Scheyville has hosted a range of uses, the most important spanning socially, culturally and politically significant phases of Australian history. Scheyville National Park, Scheyville Road, Scheyville, NSW 2756. Register to park at 13.PARK@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone 13 PARK (13 7275)


Sunday 15 May 2011 The Hawkesbury Branch of the National Trust is organizing a group to explore the Devine's Hill and Shepherd's Gully sections of the road. After meeting at Wisemans Ferry, the group will wander up the Devine's Hill section of the Old Great North Road (2 km) examining all the points interest on the way, then either return via the same route, or by Shepherd's Gully track, which joins Settlers Road at historic Primrose Hill House, where parties can re-unite to visit the old cemetery along the road towards St Albans. Self-drive + BYO lunch. Send $20 cheque made out to National Trust (Hawkesbury Branch) & SAE to: The Secretary, N.T. Hawkesbury Branch, GPO Box 737 Richmond 2753. More detailed information on application or phone: Ellen Jordan: 02 4577 6568

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. 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


Archived Hawkesbury Crier ] Archived Newsletters ] Forms ] Hawkesbury Pioneer Registers ] Meetings ]


Copyright © 2000-2011 Hawkesbury on the Net Directory - all rights reserved