History Group Meeting News
~ November 2006 ~
MEETING DATES 2006
MEETING DATES 2007
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
DEATH OF NICK VINE HALL
Nick Vine Hall passed away on 31 October 2006 aged 62 years following a battle with cancer. Nick was the Director of the Society of Australian Genealogists in the late 1970s & early 1980s and then moved to Melbourne where he continued as professional genealogist. He had a regular family history program on ABC radio and was the author of several books. He was a regular speaker at various genealogical conferences and passionate about family history. More recently he campaigned for retention of the Australian census as Chairman of the AFFHO Census Working Party, His death is a great loss to the genealogical community. ** Nick's funeral will take place at St. Thomas Anglican Church in North Sydney at 2pm on Thursday 9th November.
NEXT MEETING - 13TH DECEMBER
The next meeting is on Wednesday 13 December and is the final meeting for 2006. It is our regular "Show & Tell" meeting and for those who have not attended before, members bring along an iotem of interest relating to their family history. It can be a photograph, a piece of jewellery, a book, ornament and you can show the item and then provide a few minutes talk about it. Over the years we havd some wonderful items, some interesting theings as well as the bizarre. Following the meeting will be our Christmas get together, so everyone please bring along a small plate and join in the festivities. There will be no meeting in January and the next meeting will be taking place on the 14 February 2007.
ST. MATTHEW'S PARISH REGISTERS 1901 - 1950 NOW FOR SALE
The Lake Macquarie Family History Group have published Vol. 3 of the St. Matthew's Parish registers 1901 - 1950, transcription of church registers. The volume has 5,105 entries comprising 2,726 baptisms, 818 marriages and 1,561 burial entries. The index has 16,782 entries. The price remains at $$30 each + $10 P&H. and is fully indexed. (vol. 1 & 2 are still 4 sale at $30 each) Send order with payment to: Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc, PO Box 3046 Teralba NSW 2284. For information on this and other LMFHG books see: http://www.lmfhg.hl.com.au/products.html
TOONGABBIE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Meets at Consititution Hill Library, Hollis Street, Toongabbie. For more information conatct the Society c/- PO Box 21 Toongabbie 2146. Phone 02 9636-1905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BRITISH PHONE BOOKS 1880-1984 RELEASE 1
Ancestry has released British phone books published between 1880, the year after the public telephone service was introduced to the UK, and 1984, from the historic phone book collection held by BT Archives. Currently the database contains 430 phone books covering London and large parts of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex & Surrey. Ancestry is available to view free to Hawkesbury City Council Library members.
NEW LOCAL STUDIES ITEMS
New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Hawkesbury Central Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/
Pedigree Resource File from Familysearch has been updated. Upto Set 128 should be available to access on the Library PC (no. 13) from next week. You can check the index online at www.familysearch.org or the Master Index on CD.
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.
Family History Association of North Queensland ~ http://fhanq.org/
First Fleet database ~ http://cedir.uow.edu.au/programs/FirstFleet/search.html
Fellowship of First Fleeters - members page ~ http://www.geocities.com/fellowship_of_first_fleeters/members.html
NSW South Coast Aboriginal Genealogy guide ~ http://www.ulladulla.info/history/budawang/genealogy.pdf
Ailsa Corbett's NZ web pages ~ http://home.st.net.au/~ailsa/
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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