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WRITING YOUR ANCESTORS’ STORIES

Have you ever thought your ancestors’ were worth writing a story about?  Would you like to write their story, but don’t know where or how to begin?

Then Dubbo & District Family History Society Inc. invite you to register for a series of five (5) workshops to be held throughout the months of August and September 2018.  Each workshop will be of a three (3) hour duration, during which you learn the skills, and gain the confidence to begin writing and developing your first story.  In addition you will be given information sheets each week.  The cost of this workshop is only $60, so why not contact Robyn Allan for more information, email rpallan@bigpond.net.au or ‘phone 0477 127 700

 

 

Share Your Story – Friday 20th July 2018

Terry Hoffman will be our presenter for Share Your Story on the 20th July.  The presentation will be held as usual  at 2pm in the WPCC Community Arts Centre, Wingewarra Street. Terry will be sharing his family history and research from a European background so come along and hear what he has to say.  Remember you must RSVP to June Wilson by Tuesday 18th July.  You can contact her at juniwil1943@gmail.com or ‘phone her on 68825366 or 0417 690 495. There is a $4 cost towards afternoon tea.

 

Beginners in family history research

Have you recently become interested in researching your family history, or have you been researching for some time? If these descriptions apply to you, are you a member of a family history society?

There are many benefits to membership which vary from society to society.  However you can generally expect talks on history, a regular newsletter, access to the society’s library publications with both hard copy and on line available.  The biggest benefit is meeting the other members who can share information and findings with you.

You might take the opportunity to become involved in a society project which always provides benefits and information to you.  With a new year just started why not think about joining your local family history society.  Check the opening hours for the Dubbo Society and call in and have a chat with our volunteers, who knows where it may lead for you………….

 

Family History Research Records

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 Church of England records

Church of England records from Holy Trinity Church Dubbo At our library rooms we hold photo copies of baptisms, and marriages conducted by the clergy of the Holy Trinity parish.

These copies are of the original Baptismal registers and are for the years 1874- 1968. Details that can be found on entries include, date of baptism, date of birth, child’s christian name/s, parents’ names, abode, occupation of father and by whom the ceremony was performed. The first baptism in the register is for Agnes, child of John and Agnes Angus who lived at Marthaguy at the time their baby was baptised on 24 May 1874. Agnes was born on 17 February 1873. Her father was a labourer.

Marriage register records are from 8 November 1884 to 29 December 1886, then from 8 August 1900 to 6 August 1978. These records are photo copies of the actual parish registers, containing all the information that you will find on the certified copy from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Details include date of marriage, full names of bride and groom, age at time of marriage, their address, occupation and details of parents of the bride and groom. Birthplace of the bride and groom and their conjugal status at the time of the marriage, all this important information also contains the signatures of the bride and groom, priest conducting the ceremony along with the witnesses, who are often family members.

The first marriage record to appear in the register on 8 November 1884 was between Walter Thomas Ross and Christina Eason. Walter Ross had been born in Yorkshire and Christina Eason had been born in Norfolk, England.

Please note that unfortunately we do not hold any copies of burial registers from Holy Trinity Church.  You should visit our Family History Rooms or contact us for more information.