Dubbo Family History Rooms re-opened on Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 1pm. Why not make 2017 the year to start your family history research. Join the society and take advantage of the benefits available to you in your research.
Just a reminder that membership fee will become due on January 2017. Our fee has not been increased and remains at $40 for current members, with an additional $10 for new members. If you are a new member you can download a membership form from our website and either email or post it to the society. Banking and post office details are on the website. Of course you can still pay your fees at our family history rooms during opening hours.
Just a final reminder to everyone that our Family History Rooms will close at 4pm on Saturday 10th December. We will be re-opening to the public on Tuesday 10th January 2017. All the best to our members and visitors for a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. We look forward to catching up with you in the New Year.
The final “Share Your Story” for 2016 was held on Friday 18th November with ex mayor Mathew Dickerson entertaining the crowd with the story of his family. There will be no Share Your Story in December or January, so the first event for 2017 will be on Friday 17th February 2017. Watch the website and face book for particulars of our guest speaker for February.
The “Legacy” user group has been very successful during the year, with regular numbers attending each month. The group will now be taking a break over the Christmas period, with the first meeting for 2017 to be held on Tuesday 28th February 2017. They will then continue to meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month. You must be a member of Dubbo Family History to attend, and you should advise Jennifer Bruce on 02 6882 9050, if you wish to attend.
After 12 months of hard work our volunteer librarians will be taking a well earned break over the Christmas/New Year period.
Please take note that Dubbo Family History Rooms will close at 4pm on Saturday 10th December 2016, re-opening on Tuesday 10th January 2017.
Our society has a comprehensive collection of local resources, as well as an extensive collection of records relating to the rest of Australia and overseas. Some of the records specific to Dubbo include Admission records for Dubbo Public School, Shakespeare Burial Records, and Dubbo cemetery records which includes headstone photographs. In addition we hold Indexes and Records of Holy Trinity Baptisms and Marriages, plus Shire Rates Books and Pioneer and Settlers Registers. You will also find on our shelves many published histories of families in the western area. These are just a snippet of what we have in our rooms, so if you are thinking of researching your family history, why not come in and see what is available. If you have research inquiries relating to this area, please contact us, we will be more than happy to help.
Dubbo Family History will be hosting the final “Share your Story” for 2016 on Friday 18th November in the family history rooms. Please note that Share Your Story will commence at 2pm. In November we will have Mathew Dickerson, who until the forced amalgamation of councils, was our hard working mayor, as the guest speaker. I am sure you will enjoy the presentation by Matthew so why not make the effort to come along to this last event for the year.
As usual you will have the opportunity to share tea and cake ($3 cost) with the presenter and others after the presentation. You must RSVP before Tuesday 15th November, to June Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 6882 5366 or 0417 690 495.
We will be hosting another “Share your Story” session on Friday 19th August 2016. As usual the session will commence at 11.00am, followed by morning tea and discussion with the speaker. There is a cost of $3 towards morning tea.
Our guest for August will be Michael Graham who is a member of our society and a hard working volunteer for the group. In addition Michael and his cousin have written their family history which has been published in a book called “Dundee to Dilladerry – the Story of John Graham”. Make sure you put the date in your diary as I am sure this will be an informative session on gathering and publishing your family history.
To ensure your spot please RSVP to June Wilson before the 16th August 2016. You can contact her on 6882 5366 or 0417 690 495
The Think Tank Group – Lost Someone? Can’t find them anywhere? You only have three more opportunities this year to come along and join in this group! The Think Tank Group meets to discuss research with like-minded people. They discuss how to use the various websites for family research, and how to utilise the fantastic resources available in our rooms. Our core group would love to have other people join them in the morning gathering. The group meets in the family history rooms on the first Wednesday of each month at 10.00am. The remaining dates for 2016 are 5th October, 2nd November and 7th December. You must be a member of the society to take part in this group, so if you are not already a member why not join up and take part.