GOOD NEWS! Finally, after nearly eight months (it should have been three), the upstairs floor of the Wollondilly Library where the Society holds its archives has re-opened. Please visit members in the Local Studies Room on Thursdays between 10am and 3pm for all your local research enquiries.
Local Wollondilly Woman of the Year 2023, Marjo Hallowell will be talking about her book, Bargo Two Hundred Years in the Making. The book details the rich history of Bargo and sold out in its first print run.
Join us afterwards for light refreshments. Books will be available to purchase from the author for $49.
This talk is a part of the celebrations for the Community Lounge Launch at Wollondilly Library on Saturday 29 April.
Date Saturday 29 April 2023. 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: The View Room, Wollondilly Library, 42 Menangle Street, Picton, NSW, 2571
The Willis family is planning a family reunion to be held on Sunday 30th April 2003 at the Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Rd, Wellington Point, QLD 4160. For full details download the attached invitation.
Read more about the Willis family history, including their arrival in Australia, their life at The Oaks and descendants by downloading the attached pdf document.
A reminder that the Society’s monthly meeting is scheduled for 10:30am AEDT tomorrow, Saturday 4th March. All members are invited, attendance either in person or via Zoom. Full details, previous meeting minutes and financial statement are included in the Secretary’s latest email.
A reminder that the Society’s first meeting for 2023 is on from 10:30am AEDT tomorrow, Saturday 4th February. All members are invited, attendance is in person or via Zoom. Full details and previous minutes are included in the Secretary’s latest email.
In partnership with Wollondilly Library the Society will host a workshop on how to start researching your family history. It will commence at 11am on Monday 6th February in the View Room of the Library, 42 Menangle Street, Picton.
The workshop will run from 11am to 12 Noon and if you can stick around, join us for a light lunch and a general chat. The Society will then host a second workshop from 1pm to 3pm on further avenues of research.
THE WORKSHOPS ARE FREE HOWEVER BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR BOTH SESSIONS.
To book for the morning session (11am-12pm) please contact the library – https://www.library.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/events/getting-started-with-family-history
To book for the afternoon session (1pm-3pm) please contact the Society either by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the secretary on 0427 659 340.
A reminder that the official launch of “Bargo Two Hundred Years in the Making” by Marjo Hallowell is happening this Sunday, 20th November at the Bargo Sports Ground Hall, Radnor Rd, Bargo.
The top floor of Wollondilly Library will be closed from 29 August 2022 for renovations for a period of two to three months. As a result, during this time members will not have access to the Society’s records stored in the library.
Should you have an inquiry, society members may still be able to assist by accessing records which have been digitised together with resources held outside the library.
Monthly meetings will be held in the home of one of our members. Members will be notified via email of the details. If you wish to contact the Society please email email@example.com or contact us via the Society’s website or facebook page or telephone the secretary on 0427659340.
Did you know that August is Family History Month at the NSW State Library. They have a range of free online events that will help you to uncover your family’s past – https://bit.ly/3AssB9E
Remember to also check out our Members Library where we have listed a collection of external resources to assist with your research – https://bit.ly/3SXDHdW
There are now only 29 days to go until the 37th Annual Conference of the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies. Full details are here – https://bit.ly/3ps3lKt
Did you know that the Society participates in a “Journal Exchange” with a number of other Historical and Family History Societies, including the Bathurst Family History Group, Botany Bay Family History Society, Cowra Family History Group and the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society, just to name a few. Navigate to our Members Library – Other Society Journals page and browse by year and month to catch up on the latest family history news.