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~ October 2010 ~  


13 October MICHELLE NICHOLS Treasures on Trove
10 November KIM PHILLIPS Spirits of Gallipoli project
8 December SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party

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

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Keep abreast of all of the 2010 Macquarie activities by checking out Council’s calendar of events at http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/community/macquarie-2010-bicentenary including the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Richmond function Saturday 27 November 2010 at Richmond School of Arts, with a presentation by Paul Brunton, Senior Curator Mitchell Library and/or 3 course “Celebration Dinner” To book ph 4578 2110 or richschoolofarts@bigpond.com


All descendants of William STUBBS and Sarah WINGATE are invited to attend the 32nd Stubbs Annual Reunion on Saturday 30th October 2010, in the Ebenezer Church grounds, Coromandel Rd, Ebenezer NSW. Descendants are invited to attend from 9.30am onwards. Please bring your own picnic lunch, chairs and rugs as well as any family details, photographs or items of interest. For further information please contact the Stubbs Family Reunion Association E: stubbs1802@gmail.com   


A new edition of The Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc. (AFFHO) newsletter is now available to access at http://www.affho.org/news/index.php

PEOPLE & PLACES OF CAMDEN SEMINAR ~ Sat 30 Oct 2010 9:30am-4pm

Presented by Camden Area Family History Society Inc. at Camden Civic Centre, Oxley Street

Speakers will be:  State Records – Additions to the State Records, Jennifer Higgins – National Library of Australia – National Library a Treasure Trove, Jo Oliver Local Studies Librarian - Camden Library Service – Camden Images Past & Present & Oral Histories, Doug Barrett – Camden Historical Society – Family History in the Historical Societies Records and there will be displays from various organisations. Cost: $25 per person (inc Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Teas. Contact Cathey Shepherd on 02 46559963 or E: camden_history@yahoo.com.au  


Are you a Cornish descendant and interested in the culture and all things Cornish? Join the Southern Sons of Cornwall Inc.. Group. For more information contact the president John Smith smith_johnl@optusnet.com.au


Philippa McCray from the Federation of Family History Societies (UK) has advised that members can sign up to receive their free bi-monthly Ezine which is of interest to family historians both home and abroad - it also has regular competitions! To subscribe you just need to visit this link http://www.ffhs.org.uk/ezine/subscribe.php


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/

  • British military medals : a guide for the collector & family historian / Peter Duckers RL355.1342 DUC
  • Your family history archives / Shauna Hicks RL929.1 HIC & RL929.1 HIC
  • Family history on the cheap / Shauna Hicks RL929.1072 HIC & RL929.1072 HIC
  • What was the voyage really like? : a brief guide to researching convict and immigrant voyages to Australia and New Zealand / Shauna Hicks RL929.394 HIC & 929.394 HIC


Searching QLD BDM indexes from John Norris

Searching for a death of Alexander Phillips, parents Jacob and Sarah. You can place parents names in appropriate boxes but if parents are not listed, your search would be a failure. Enter surname, then given name, and there are three date boxes actual date to search from, and date to search to. Putting in 01/01/1874 to 31/12/1890, and submitting search, two Alexander Phillips appear. The first one shown in 1874 number B8689 is the one we are seeking, breaking up the search year from 01/01/1874 to 30/06/1874 gives no result, putting in dates of 01/07/1874 to 01/09/1874 , gives a result of Alexander. Placing 15/08/1874 in the to box gives a result of Alexander. In the from box place 01/08/1874 and 15/08/1874 still in the to box, again a result. Breaking the dates down say 01/08/1874 to 10/08/1874 still gets a result. Dates from 01/08/1874 to 05/08/1874 no result, so death is between 06/08/1874 and 10/08/1874, so clear the from and to date boxes. In actual date you can now place say 06/08/1874, with no result, and working through when you place 09/08/1874, you will get a result. The other Alexander Phillips that we saw firstly if you put in actual date of 03/02/1887 he will appear

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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