What's on in 2013-14
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. or
Botany Bay Family History Society Monthly Meeting
Thursday 12th September, 2013
The Botany Bay Family History Society Monthly meeting will be held on Thursday 12th September, 2013 at Tradies Club, corner Manchester Road and The Kingsway Gymea at 7.30pm. Following the Annual General Meeting, our guest speaker will be Jeff Madson who will present a talk on “Place Names and Parish Maps”. Free entry, all welcome.
NSW & ACT Association Conference 2013
This was held Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September 2013 and hosted by the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra.
Coffs Harbour District Family History Society’s October Workshop
The Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 26, at the Community Village, Earl Street, Coffs Harbour, commencing at 1.30 pm.
The Guest Speaker will be Mrs Sharon Brennan, a local teacher, author and family history researcher. The Topic will be “Blogging for Beginners”.
Cost for non-members is $5. Afternoon tea will be provided.
Enquiries: 02 6658 7955; 02 6653 9240.
Back to Hartley – Sunday 28 October 2013
Hartley Historic Site – A full day of fun and festivities for the whole family
Hartley Historic Site located at the base of Mt Victoria and just off the Great Western Highway is undergoing a major revitalisation program over the next several years to enhance the sites tourism potential and to provide enhanced facilities and services to the broader community. Total cost of the revitalisation is approximately $3.2 million dollars funded by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The event is run in partnership with the local community to raise awareness of the site and its history, to raise funds for local charities and or non profit organisations and to promote the wonders of the Central West. This year will be raising funds: the Lithgow Volunteer Rescue Association , Lithgow Lions and the Hartley RFS Brigade.
“Back to Hartley” will be at Hartley Historic Site, Old Bathurst Road, Hartley NSW 2790 on Sunday 28 October 2012 from 9am – 3 pm.
For further information please contact Hartley Historic Site, NSWPWS on PH. 6355 2117 FAX: 6355 2118
Central Coast Family History Society Inc
Family History Fair
2 November 2013
9:30am until 3:00pm
Venue: Gosford City Lion’s Hall, Building 3, rear 8 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford NSW 2250
Trading and Display Tables:
Ancestry.com.au, State Records of NSW, Wyong Family History Group Inc, Newcastle Family History Society Inc, Nepean Family History Society Inc, First Fleeters, Brisbane Water Historical Society, FamilySearch, Maitland Genealogical Society Inc and transcription agents Joy Murrin and Lawrence Turtle. Our coordinator Wendy is still negotiating with others.
Family History Societies
Brisbane Water Historical Society Inc
FamilySearch – North Gosford Centre
First Fleeters – Central Coast Chapter
Maitland Genealogical Society Inc
Nepean Family History Society Inc
Newcastle Family History Society Inc
Taree Family History Society Inc
Wyong Family History Group Inc
The Society involvement
Kay Rawnsley, expert on Family Tree Maker and FamilySearch Films,
Lisarow Cemetery – Forget us Not, editors, June and Lorraine will be there with a display of documents and photos unearthed during their three year project.
Barry Porter our Bookshop Coordinator will, I am sure, have heaps of specials on the day.
Rosemary Wiltshire will conduct her Nic Nac stall of preloved items – always a popular attraction at any central coast event.
Glynis Heath will show us items from Creative Memories
Why not pop in to talk to Leonie Pinson – Leonie has a wonderful collection of service memorabilia.
Confirmed speakers are Gail Davis from State Records, What’s not on the Internet?
Brad Argent from Ancestry.com.au,
Joy and Allan Murrin from Joy Murrin Family Services, Why can’t I find them?
Margaret Ertner our Education Officer subject to be decided
Gould – Trends
Gosford City Lions will operate a Sausage Sizzle, and our own catering staff will look after the tea, coffee, cake and biscuits.
We are conducting two raffles:
MAJOR RAFFLE – Ancestry.com.au Subscription or Sound System
MONSTER RAFFLE with heaps of wonderful prizes to be won on the day.
Entry Fee for the all-day event is $5.00.
For more details please contact Wendy Condon directly