Notice is hereby given that the society will be holding our much delayed AGM on Sunday 28th March 2021 at 2.00pm at the WPCC in the Community Arts Centre.
Three of our committee members are resigning and all positions are open for nomination. Nomination forms are available in our rooms.
Please consider nominating for a position on our active and committed Committee, as you can contribute to the running and well-being of our Society.
Why not join us on the day to hear what the past year has meant for the Society and what is in store for the coming year. To vote for the management committee at the meeting you must be a current member.
Western Plains Cultural Centre will host this event every Saturday in March (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th). Dubbo Family History volunteers will be on hand, with the collection index available to search. You will learn what to look for in the index, and how to order copies of the photographs. You can also make an appointment to view the image in the family history rooms if you wish to.
Dubbo Family History will be running a talk discussing the back ground to the Vincent Studio Collection which they hold. The group will be run on Saturday 27th February and Wednesday 3rd March , commencing at 11am on both dates. It will be held in the auditorium at the WPCC. There is no cost, but it is best to book a ticket, just go to 123tix.com.au to book . Come along and find out about this collection.
This exhibition called “True to Life Likeness: A History of Vincent’s Studio” will be opening this weekend. Vincent’s Studios was a photographic studio that operated in Dubbo and region from the early 1900’s to late 1970’s. The exhibition charts the history of photographic studios, in particular the Vincent’s Studios. The invaluable work of many volunteers of the Dubbo & District Family History Society has seen this collection scanned, catalogued and researched. The collection can be accessed and utilised by the public through the DDFHS. Check information relating to this collection here on our website.
Why not drop into the WPCC and have a look at this exhibition.
We are happy to report that our Family History Rooms were opened up to members on Tuesday 7th July. If you are not a member and would like to visit our rooms, you can do so by making an appointment by email. If you wish to ring for an appointment remember our offices are only open Tuesday and Saturday. Of course, covid-19 requirements must be adhered to, with numbers in the rooms limited. Visitors by appointment must also have a mask. It was nice to see some of our regular members in the rooms after such a long break. We hope to see more members coming in as time goes on. Remember we are now open every Tuesday from 1pm-3pm and on Saturday from 10am-12noon. Any changes to these hours will appear on our website and face book page. Keep well everyone.
As the Western Plains Cultural Centre has been open since the 1st June, the family history committee has decided that our rooms will re-open from Tuesday 7th July to members. Non-members wishing to visit must make an appointment. This can be done by ringing when our rooms are open on Tuesday and Saturday, or by email. Covid-19 rules must be adhered to at all times, and non members must have a mask. For the time being the rooms will only be open two days a week for two hours, Tuesdays (1pm-3pm) and Saturdays (10-12noon). Updates and any changes will be subject to ongoing circumstances. Information will be put on the website and Facebook, and members will be advised by email as well.