News about the society
Parramatta Femal Factory Friends presented petition to Federal Parliament
The petition is seeking the UNESCO World Heritage Listing for the Parramatta Female Factory. It also celebrates more than 200 years since the factory opened.
New book released
Katrina Kittel has released a new book Shooting Through: Campo 106 escaped POWs after the Italian armistice. It details a story of adventure in Italy towards the end of World War II.
HMS Sirius Society
230th Anniversary HMS Sirius Shipwreck Norfolk Island
To mark the 230th anniversary of the wreck the Sirius a new book has been published. For details click here
Bega Valley Genealogy Society Inc
Due to the
coronavirus - covid-19
our library and research centre at the Old Courthouse
will be closed
until further notice.
we apologise for any inconvenience.
check our website or Facebook page for opening times in the future.
The Heradry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc
ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION – OPEN NOW!
The 2020 E.M. Fletcher Writing Award is NOW OPEN. Click HERE for all the information on how to enter.
If you would like to advertise the competition in your organisation or share with your friends please download the poster.
Maitland and Beyond Family History Inc
Newcastle Family History Society Inc
The society has just celebrated the 125th Anniversary of their rooms in the Mechanics' Institute, Lambton. Later this month they launch their publication along with a month long exhibition at the largest gallery in Newcastle.
In addition, the will be launching their latest publication on 30 July see the What's on page.
Tuam Orphan Girls' Project
Martin Curley of Mountbellew, Co Galway has initiated a project esearching the girls who were sent out from Tuam Workhouse and ancillary Workhouses in Annaghdown and Headford in 1848-50
The FB page for the Project gives info about several of the girls and their stories. Included are connections to the 'Kelly Gang' via Steve Hart and also the author Steele Rudd Visit their Facebook page
Martin is hoping to organise a Commemoration for the Girls in May 2020, the 170th anniversary of the last of the ships as part of our Famine Memorial remembrances in the area
Maitland & Beyond Family History Inc
The society is seeking 3l milk bottles to help make a display of convict bonnets details.
Australian Federation of Family History Organisations – Newsflash
AFFHO has published an edition of Newsflash February 2019 with lots of interesting information.
A new book on the descendants of Edward Swan (convict per Lord Sidmouth in 1819)
For more detais and to downlload order form click here
Colo Shire Family History Group Inc recent Publications
Joan Reese's NSW Colonial Secretary’s In Letters Index 1826 – 1895
This valuable index is now available in enectronic format (CD or thumbdrive). It includes previously unpublished entries for 1895 so the complete index now covers 1826 to 1895 and has 196,270 records.
It is available for $65 + $5 p&p from:
25 Davies Avenue
SPRINGWOOD NSW 2777
Colo Shire Family History Group Inc
This society has just published the parish records of St Stephens Parish Volume 3
Parramatta Female Factory Heritage listing
The Friends of the Female Factory has achieved our second major goal (first was 10,000 petitions to parliament). The Parramatta Female Factory has achieved National Listing SMH Report national heritage listing for the female factory
Manning Wallamba Family History Society
Newsletters now on line Click here
On Monday 27 March, Parramatta City Council released its first ever cultural discussion paper, Culture and Our City, which is about strengthening our cultural and social fabric and making the City of Parramatta truly world-class – with people, ideas and creativity at its core. It showcases what we are passionate about, what we value and who we are, and it provides a roadmap for the future.
Parramatta is already a vibrant and wonderfully diverse place that is rich in the Arts and history. Culture invites us and others to celebrate all that is special and unique about Parramatta and is key to activating, celebrating and promoting our changing City.
The discussion paper has been developed through direct conversation with over 400 artists, cultural organisations, key industry stakeholders, residents and community members. There has also been significant collaboration across council to develop this paper.
Through our public exhibition process, we are inviting further feedback and ideas. Following this, the City’s Cultural Plan which will be released in mid-2017.
We are very keen to hear more from our community and key stakeholders and I encourage you to read the document and to promote it widely through your networks.
Culture and Our City can be accessed at: this site
The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra has just published a new edition of Family History for Beginners and Beyond
After a wait of nearly two year HAGSOC announces that they have released the new edition compiled by Danny O'Neill et al. This is the 15th Edition 2017. It is published in the convenient B5 size. It contains extensive references useful for beginners and the more experienced family historian.
Non-member cost = $35.00 member cost =$31.50 plus postage of $13.80
Purchase your copy at their shop or at their Library
Parramatta Female Factory Friends - Parramatta Female Factory Action Group Inc media release on 22 February 2017 on A place of connection for all Australians
Young & District Family History Group Inc has just published the memorial inscriptions for the Young Lawn Cemetery. Click for more details and Order form.
The Parpamatta and District Historical Sociey has a new publication – The Soldiers' Memorial – Prince Alfred Square Parramatta.
The family and friends of the soldiers were originally asked to submit names of the fallen for the memorial, although surname and christian names were asked for and given, only the surname and initials were inscribed on the memorial. The challenge was to further identify these soldiers.
The society of Australian Genealogist has released a new database on pubs and publicans. See below:
2 Nov 2016
The following link outlines how member societies (and in some cases non-member societies) can take advantage of a number of opportunities to assist their societies. There are a number of awards and promotional opportiunities. See details
The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra has changes its web address. Visit their new site
Australian Federation of Family History Organisations – Newsflash
AFFHO has published an edition of Newsflash with lots of interesting information.