Dubbo & District Family History Rooms will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Monday the 19th,20th and 22nd April for Easter. The rooms will also be closed on Anzac Day, Thursday 25th April 2019.
We have been advised that the power will be disrupted to the entire building where our rooms are located this coming Friday 29th March. This means we will be unable to open for our usual hours of 10am-1pm. The rooms will be open as usual on Saturday from 10.00am-4pm.
Macquarie Regional Library will be hosting a presentation by Karen Hagan from Dundullimal on Monday 8th April at 10.30am. This huge run on the outskirts of Dubbo employed hundreds of staff over the years. The talk will focus on these workers such as the grooms, farm hands, servants, stock man and their families. The lives of these hard working members of society are often forgotten in our history. Bookings are essential so get in early on 6801 4510 and make sure you get a seat.
The society has had a busy week culminating in the Annual General meeting on Sunday 17th March 2019. Elected at the meeting were: Linda Barnes President, Robyn Allan Secretary, Treasurer Ken Fuller, Librarian Linda Barnes. Committee members elected were: Lyn Smith, Lesley Abrahams, Karlyn Robinson, June Wilson and Kathy Furney. The society elected Jo Murphy as Member of the Year for her ongoing support of the society, especially in the the training area. Eunice Sweeney was granted life membership for her work with the society.
Our next information session will relate to ‘Understanding historical property ownership, conditional land leases and land purchases in NSW‘. The session will cover squatting, divisions of lands, Robertson Land Act, Homestead Land Act and much more. It will be held on Monday 25th March at the Family History Library in the Western Plains Cultural Centre, commencing at 11am. There is a cost of $5 for family history members and $10 for non-members. Please advise Linda Barnes on 6887 8284, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
Share Your Story on the 15th March will be the launch of the Vincent Studios Photographic Images Collection. The story of this collection and how it came about will be presented by our Project Officer, Lesley Abrahams. This collection of over 14,000 images has been scanned and saved by many dedicated volunteers over a lengthy period of time. An alphabetical index has been completed and is available to peruse on all the computers in the Family History Rooms. Come along and hear the full story of this collection on Friday 15th March at 2pm at our usual venue of Western Plains Cultural Centre. You might find images of your relatives in the collection. Afternoon tea will be provided, so please advise Robyn Allan at email@example.com whether you will be attending.