The Society will host the first Share Your Story for 2020 on Friday, 21st February at 2pm. As usual this will be held at the WPCC Community Arts Centre in Wingewarra Street Dubbo. Our presenter will be Lyn Harrison who will share stories of the possessions she has inherited as family heirlooms. Afternoon tea will be available for $5, so stop and have a cuppa after the presentation.
The Royal Australian Historical Society in conjunction with Central West Libraries will present a Regional Seminar at Orange on Saturday 14th March 2020, 9.30am to 3.00pm. Presentations will be given by Christine Yeats, who is president of the Royal Australian Historical Society and Judith Dunn. Topics covered will be ‘Land Title Research and the new HLRV website’, ‘What Cemeteries Can tell Us’ and ‘Digging Deeper into Trove’. This one day seminar will only cost $20 which includes morning tea and lunch. For online bookings or more information visit www.rahs.org.au/events. You can also call History House (02) 9247 8001.
When researching your family history you often have to purchase a birth, death or marriage certificate. From the 11th January to the 29th February 2020, you can purchase a transcript certificate through Joy Murrin Family History Service for the reduced price of $18 per certificate. In addition they will be donating $1 from every Full Transcript to help those suffering from drought. Check out the website www.joymurrin.com.au for full particulars.
Dubbo Family History Rooms are open once again for 2020. We hope you enjoyed your break, but made time to do some family history research. We look forward to seeing you in our rooms this year to continue the quest for your family history.
A reminder that the family history research rooms will close for the Christmas period on Saturday 7th December 2019 and will re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2020. Time to get in and finish that family history research you have been putting off before the New Year rolls around.
Friday 15th November, will be our last Share Your Story for this year. We are extremely pleased with the response to these monthly presentations, and hope to continue them in 2020. For the last event this year Dr. Joe Canalese will share his story of his immigration to Australia with his family, and the life he has made for himself here. Please come along and listen to this presentation, which as usual will be followed by a ‘cuppa and cake’ with our presenter. Make sure you bring along your $4 towards the cost.