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Hawkesbury Family History Group

Contact
Open Hours
  • See details for Hawkesbury City Library
Approximate Membership
  • 100
Membership Cost
  • Free
Magazine/Journal
  • Hawkesbury Crier (quarterly) $5 p.a. digital subscription or $20 p.a. hardcopy posted
Newsletter
  • Meeting News, monthly, free http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/community/hfhg/newsletters.html
Founded
  • 1982

The Hawkesbury Family History Group was established in 1982 by Hawkesbury City Library. It is a support & information group for family historians & is co-ordinated by the Library.

Guest speakers feature at each meeting, talking on a variety of topics, relating to both family history & local history. Over the years there have been some extremely informative speakers talking on various subjects relating to family history. "Show & Tell" is held once a year (usually in December) & members are invited to bring along items of historical interest to show. There have been some wonderful treasures presented. Attendance at meetings range average at about 50, with some people travelling from Sydney each month and visitors from interstate.

The Hawkesbury Family History Group does not have its own library but supports the facilities of the Hawkesbury City Library. The Group regularly donates research tools and publications to the Library's Local Studies Collection. Items such as Births, Deaths & Marriage Indexes, books on various topics, CD-ROMs, microfilm & fiche.

A small number of volunteers from the Group have assisted the Local Studies Librarian over the years with filing, indexing, newspaper clippings, data entry, research & photocopying.

The Group published the Hawkesbury Pioneer Register Vol.1 in 1994 and Vol.2 in 2001. Both of these items are still available for sale.

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