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~13th November 2002 ~  


13 NOVEMBER 2002 JOCELYN POWELL Publishing your family or local history
11 DECEMBER 2002 SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party

World War 1 - Hawkesbury Heroes volume 2

Rod and Wendy Gow and Val Birch have released volume 2 of World War 1 Hawkesbury Heroes, compiled from newspaper reports from the Windsor & Richmond Gazette newspaper, highlighting enlistments, send-off and welcome home functions & community support given by the locals. The reports include letters from the front written to family & friends and also reports of the celebrations of the Armistice in the various villages of the Hawkesbury. For an order form e-mail with a postal (snail mail) address and we will pop one into the mail. The book is A4, soft cover, 156 pages, indexed, and is available for $33 postage free within Australia. If you would like us to check the index for any family names you are researching, please feel free to drop us an e-mail rgow@turboweb.net.au Best wishes, Rod & Wendy Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430

Janet Reakes

Apparently well known family historian & author Janet Reakes passed away on Saturday the 9th November 2002.

Marbract Services Christmas Sale!

Marbract Services (NSW Birth, Death & Marriage Certificate Transcription Agent) are having a Christmas Sale. All orders received between 1st November & 24th December 2002 will get receive a 10% off the total price of the order. PLUS, Marbract will donate $1.00 per order to your nominated Family History Society or
Centre. Marilyn Rowan / Marbract Services http://www.marbract.com.au or Phone: 02 9543 8156 E-mail: marilynr@australis.net.au

Update on the new IGI

The new version of the IGI contains:

  • More names. And will be updated regularly.
  • Linked individuals. A small number of individuals are linked into families and can be displayed in family groups and pedigree charts. This feature is planned to Additional events. All events in user submissions are now displayed and searchable.
  • Improved searching. Search by given name, surname, state/county, event, and even across regions. Spelling and other name differences are catered for better.
  • Source descriptions. The source of information is clearer.

Check out the site at www.familysearch.org - Be patient as sometimes it is overloaded, but it is worth the wait. There's no intention of producing a CD version.
Source : SAG-E - October 2002 newsletter of the Society of Australian Genealogists

Lost in London 1750-1900 - Sat 23rd & Sun 24th November, 10am-4pm

Celebrate SAG's 70th Anniversary with our special weekend seminar. Excellent programme; top speakers. See the full programme at www.sag.org.au Great value at $70 for SAG members, $85 for non-members, including teas and lunch each day. Bookings are ESSENTIAL, book and pay online or telephone (02) 9247 3953.

Port Jackson Convicts Anthology - now available

This CD-ROM contains all the following:

  • Over 87,000 convicts who arrived into Port Jackson 1788-1849
  • Convicts to Hobart Town 1812 to early 1824
  • Convicts to Moreton Bay 1849-1850
  • Absolute Pardons 1810-1819
  • Nearly 14,000 Ticket of Leave Numbers
  • Convicts Permission to Marry 1826-1851
  • Convict Death Index 1828 - 1879
  • Assignment Register 1821-1825
  • Conditions Pardons Granted 1791-1825
  • Convicts Recommended for Conditional Pardons 1826-1856
  • Families of convicts on Bounty ships 1848-1855

The convict arrivals have been made into 2 files, Sorted alphabetically & Sorted by ship and voyage number. Each of these contain, name, year of arrival, ship and voyage number, place tried and year, sentence and age when noted. More details at: http://users.bigpond.net.au/convicts/page143.html or Lesley Uebel, 38 Congham Road, West Pymble, NSW 2073 Tel: (02) 9498 7786

Surfing the internet**. Sites for family historians

The Library has free access to the internet, contact 4560 4460 for bookings. Richmond also has access, for bookings phone 4578 2002.

Database of convicts, settlers, soldiers etc is now online. Approx 12,000 entries - most pre 1850. http://www.jenwilletts.com/

Good gateway to various UK sites www.familyrecords.gov.uk

Bryan Wetton's web site of tips from the 1901 Census www.wetton.net/1901

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/

Families in British India Society http://www.links.org/FIBIS/

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

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