History Group Meeting News
~10th November 2004 ~
MEETING DATES 2004/2005
Every 2nd Wednesday commencing at 10am, Tebbutt Room, Windsor Central Library, Dight Street, Windsor.
Emily O'Reilly from State Records will be the guest speaker at the 8th December 2004 meeting. She will be discussing the interesting topic of Preservation of family records.
THE LIBRARY IS MOVING*
The Library may be moving in March 2005. We do not have an exact date at the present time so the HFHG Meeting for March 2005 will be either in the Tebbutt Room or in the new library, however the first meeting for the year will remain unchanged. Moving dates will be confirmed closer to the completion of the new Art Gallery/Library building.
LAND AND PROPERTY INFORMATION NEWS
Note that the Land and Property Information website (including NSW Parish Maps Preservation Project) has moved to the new NSW Dept of Lands website at www.lands.nsw.gov.au The Property Information Office is still located at the top of Macquarie Street, next to the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Telephone contact: 02 9228 6666. Photocopies of certificates of title are now $10.00 each.
Click on 'Maps and Photos' to access the Parish Map Preservation Project or go to: http://www.lands.nsw.gov.au/MapsAndPhotos/ParishMaps/default.htm From the Dept of Lands Website click on 'Records' then 'Property Information' to access the online search page. The Lot and DP of a block of land or the Volume and Folio number can be found by doing a Street Address Inquiry search. The prior Lot and DP or prior Volume and Folio details may also be searched using the Prior Title Search. Both these searches are free. Other searches are available online for a charge of $8.00.
NOTE: NO personal names are included in online search results, only title deed numbers such as Volume and Folio or Lot and DP. Personal names are only included in searches done over the counter at the Property Information Office.
NEW LOCAL STUDIES ITEMS
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/
John Wilson 1767-1800 : a Hawkesbury villain / AVERN ~ RL929.20994 WIL
The Maguire family / TUBMAN ~ RL929.20994 MAG
The McMahon family / TUBMAN ~ RL929.20994 MCM
My ghosts : a house and its memories [Andrew Town's house, Richmond] / RUKIN ~ RL994.42 RUK
Matthew Wright Waller aka William Thompson and his descendants / THOMPSON ~ RL929.200994 THO
More pig bites baby? Stories from Australia's first newspaper Vol. 2, 1810-1821 ~ RL079.94 MOR
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. Richmond also has access, for bookings phone 4578 2002.
Joseph Wright First Fleet convict ~ http://home.pacific.net.au/~sails/wright.htm
Conservation Tips ~ http://sul-server-2.stanford.edu/
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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