What's on in 2013-14

Events in 2015

South Coast Yesteryears Expo

14 February 2015 to be held in Ulladulla on the South Coast NSW

Venue: Dunn Lewis Centre

Charlotte Seccombe will be giving a complimentary twilight history walk of Milton to all exhibitors on the Friday night before the expo.

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Events in 2014

A Long March from Lithgow – Book Launch 9 November 2014

The book, titled A Long March from Lithgow (cover), will be launched at a function to be held at Club Lithgow on 9th November 2014 and includes short biographies of over 1300 men and women who served their country in what was known as The Great War.

Information for the book has been sourced from Australian War Memorial, National Archives, Mapping our Anzacs, the Lithgow Mercury and Lithgow Democrat newspapers as well as from stories shared by families and friends. Photographs of those who served have been included where available.

Bathurst Historian, Denis Chamberlain, will be the guest speaker at the Launch which is open to members of the public. Afternoon tea will follow the conclusion of official proceedings.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to the Society.

Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc

Family History Month, August 2014

Remembering Yvonne Jenkins – The legacy of local family historian, Yvonne Jenkins, as an author will be remembered with the presentation of the 2014 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award for the best 1000 words essay on the topic “My Ancestor was a...” .

Yvonne was a talented painter and author of many local and family history books and encouraged researchers to write stories about their ancestors.

The winner will be announced at a function to be held at 2 pm on Saturday 30th August 2014 at the Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc Resource Centre, Ewen Smith Memorial Hall, Cnr Tank & Donald Streets, Lithgow.

Consult their website for more details

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

Family History Meeting 2 August 2014

11.00 am New websites; saving articles and pictures.

2.00 pm General Meeting followed by: “One Hundred and eighty-eight years in the Colony of NSW” Speaker: Aubrey (Mac) Knowles OAM FASA

Consult their website for more details

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc – Family History Meeting 7 June 2014

11.00 am General Session including Q & A, shipping and intra/internet sites.

2.00 pm General Meeting followed by: Sheila Allan: “A girl in Changi Prison"

Afternoon Tea will be available. Visitors welcome.

Central Coast Family History Society Inc – National Family History Month Event

Saturday 2 August 2014

11 am - Morning Speaker Gail Davis from NSW State Records - subject not yet available

11.40 am - Launch - Historical Records of Brisbane Water - Bench Books and Court Cases in the District of Brisbane Water 1826-1874 Books 1 and 2 - Launch to be by conducted by Gail Davis of State Records hopefully with representation from Gosford City Council

12 noon to 2 pm - Potted Yarns - presentations by members of the society - tales on researching finds and brick walls.

At the same time there will be guided tours of our research centre and time to visit our comprehensive Book Shop.

2 pm - Afternoon Speaker - Pat Kennedy her topic - Researching WW1 Soldiers

Entry to hall $2

Cafe Style refreshments will be available during the day.

MAJOR RAFFLE PRIZE - 12 months Ancestry.com.au World Heritage Membership valued at $299.95
Lucky Door Prize - 12 months Single Membership to the Society for 2015-2016 year.

Visit their wabsite for more information

Pioneer Register for the Area of Prospect & Sherwood (now Holroyd) pre 1927

Holroyd Family History Group Inc.

Holroyd Family History Group Inc. are looking for information and photos of early residents to compile a Pioneer Register for the area of Prospect and Sherwood pre 1927.  (After 1927, the name of the Local Government Area changed to Holroyd). The area covers those suburbs of Merrylands, Guildford, Westmead, Wentworthville, Greystanes, Mays Hill, Prospect Hill, Girraween, Toongabbie, Pendle Hill and some parts of Smithfield, Granville and Yennora.

Forms available from The Secretary, Holroyd Family History Group Inc. P.O. Box 709 Merrylands NSW 2160,  ph. 02 9632 9203