Hawkesbury Family History Group
- c/- Hawkesbury City LIbrary 300 George Street Windsor 2756 NSW Australia
- 02 4560 4466
- Hawkesbury Family History Group
- Hawkesbury Family History Group / Hawkesbury City Library
- Hawkesbury Family History Group Facebook page
- See details for Hawkesbury City Library
- Hawkesbury Crier (quarterly) $5 p.a. digital subscription or $20 p.a. hardcopy posted
- Meeting News, monthly, free http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/community/hfhg/newsletters.html
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.