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~ November 2009 ~  

MEETING DATES 2009 / 2010

11 November JAN BARKLEY JACK About “Hawkesbury Settlement revealed” book
9 December SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party
10 February First meeting for 2010 – speaker & topic to be advised

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



The next meeting will be on Wednesday 9 December a 10am. This is the “Show & Tell” meeting where members are invited to bring along an item of interest to show to the group. It could be a piece of jewellery, an old photo, a family tree chart, or an interesting resource to share. It will also be the final meeting of the year and our Christmas party so everyone bring along some festive food or nibbles to share after the meeting.


There is no meeting in January the next meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th  February 2010.


Irish Roots magazine, the only magazine entirely dedicated to Irish ancestral research in Ireland is now on FACEBOOK. Why not drop by & say hello their website is www.irishrootsmagazine.com If you would like any further info on Irish Roots magazine please contact Julie Phibbs editor@irishrootsmagazine.com   

NEW BOOK - St Matthews Church of England Windsor, NSW Parish Register 1951-2000 Vol. 4

The Lake Macquarie Family History is pleased to announce that the fourth volume in it popular St Matthews Church of England Windsor, NSW Parish Register transcription series is now being printed. This new volume of 854 pages covering 8,626 entries is being produced in two parts as each book is the size of volume three. The first part contains the introductory text and 4,477 baptism and 1,940 burial entries and an index of both. The second part contains 2,209 marriage entries and an index of those entries. Further details at http://www.lmfhg.org.au/products.html  or Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc. PO Box 3046 Teralba NSW 2284

NEW BOOK - The Irish vanguard : the convicts of the Queen, Ireland to Botany Bay, 1791

The Irish vanguard : the convicts of the Queen, Ireland to Botany Bay, 1791 is Barbara Hall’s fifth book in the series of Irish convicts to NSW pre 1800. Her research covers each  convict onboard the Queen 


Have a look at the State Records Blog called Archives Outside at http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/ it has some interesting information plus hints, videos etc. There is an entertaining video Registry of Flash Men which is a unique insight into the criminal underworld in Sydney during the 1840s http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/registry-of-flash-men/


The October issue of the newsletter from Ebenezer Church is now available to access at http://www.ebenezerchurch.org.au/bicentenary.htm


The Grono Family Association are keen to connect with descendants of an Eileen Grono.  A lady in the USA has two AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) certificates for an Eileen Grono. The first of these certificates is from 1927, for Violin; and the second from 1929 for Piano. She would like to know more about Eileen and provide copies of these certificates to her family. From the Grono family tree records there are 2 "Eileen Grono” descendants who these certificates may possibly belong to:

  1. Eileen Millicent GRONO, born 1915 in Rockdale NSW, daughter of Charles Henry GRONO and Ellen Mabel WEAVER - she later married Herbert George LAMBLE in 1940. Eileen is descended from John GRONO jnr and Mary BIRKETT ...or
  2. Eileen Elsie GRONO, born 1915 in Newtown NSW, daughter of Walter Harold GRONO and Violet May MARCH - she later married Francis Joseph BRENNAN in 1940. This Eileen is descended from Thomas GRONO and Catherine BYRNE.

Are there any other Eileen Grono's that these certificates could belong to? If you can provide an additional information contact Karen Mills, Coordinator Grono Family Association email gronofamily@gmail.com


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/

The Irish vanguard : the convicts of the Queen, Ireland to Botany Bay, 1791 / Barbara Hall
RL929.3944 HAL

Industry & perseverance : a history of David Brown (1750-1836) & family / John Griffiths
RL929.20994 BRO

Pioneer register of Goulburn & district, 1861-1901 / Goulburn District Family History Society Inc.
RL929.39447 GOU

Pre 1860 pioneer register of Goulburn & district / Goulburn District Family History Society Inc.
RL929.39447 GOU

Australian newspaper history : a bibliography / Russell, Kirkpatrick & Isaacs
RL079.94 AUS

Pre 1860 pioneer register  : Kendall, Rawdon Vale, Buladelah & Forster  / Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc.
RL929.39442 MAN

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.

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


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