Past Events

Bolded events were hosted by The Hornsby Shire Family History Group

2019

January 23 2019 10:30 am HSFHG Informal Meeting – Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library

February 20 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library John Cann, State Archives and Records – Asylum Records

27 February 2019 10:30am – 1:00pm HSFHG Informal Meeting – Esther Wait Meeting Room

13 March 10:30am – 12:00pm Hornsby Central Library Beginners Online Family History. https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/lifestyle/events/library-events/Beginners-Online-Family-History

20 March 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library Writing your Family History – Coral Shand

22 March 2019 10:30am – 12:30 pm Hornsby Central Library An Introduction to Blogs – Jill Ball https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/lifestyle/events/library-events/Introduction-to-blogs

27 March 2019 10:30am – 1:00pm HSFHG Informal Meeting – Esther Wait Meeting Room

17 April 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library  An Ancestor at War – HSFHG Members

24 April 2019 10:30am – 1:00pm HSFHG Informal Meeting – Esther Wait Meeting Room

10 May 2019 HSFHG State Library Excursion. Booked out. 15 May 2019 2:00 pm -4:00 pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library  Gold Rush to Federation – Jan Brady

22 May 2019 10:30am – 1:00pm HSFHG Informal Meeting – Esther Wait Meeting Room

24 -26 May 2019 Waves in Time Conference. Queensland. https://wavesintime2019.org.au/

1-2 June Lost in DNA Virtual – Society of Australian Genealogists https://www.sag.org.au/learn/current-events.html

19 June 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library  The Quarantine StationPam Forbes and Greg Jackson from the Australian National Maritime Museum (Gold Coin Donation)

26 June 2019 10:30 – 1:00pm – HSFHG Informal Meeting – Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library 

2 July 2019 Excursion to NSW State Archives and Records. Organiser – Lyn Parsons.

17 July 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library  Scottish Research – Kerry Farmer (Gold Coin Donation)

24 July 2019 10:30am – 1:00pm HSFHG Informal Meeting – Esther Wait Meeting Room

1-31 August 2019 National Family History Month.

10 August 2019 Annual Geneagala Day –  Hornsby Central Library. Guest speaker Emily Hanna, State Archives and Records NSW.

10:30-11:30        Colonial Secretary – the family historian’s friend Booking Essential
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=503347

1:00-2:00             Using the Colonial Secretary’s records for research Booking Essential
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=503373

21 August 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library Topic Convict Ancestors – Members’ Presentations

28 August 2019 10:30am – 1:00pm HSFHG Informal Meeting – Esther Wait Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library

29-31 August DNA Downunder – Sydney. Unlock the Past Castle Hill. https://www.dnadownunder.com/sydney/

2018

January 24 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

February 21 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library  Trove Tips – Jill Ball

February 28 10:30am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

Friday 9 to Monday 12 March 2018, 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry Sydney, Australia

March 21 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library Bushrangers – Garry Smith

March 28 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

April 18 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library Members’ ANZAC Stories.

No Research Group in April due to Anzac Day public holiday

May 16 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room Guest speaker Gail Davis – Convict Records at the Archives – Hornsby Central Library

May 23 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

June 20 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room  Brick Walls Workshop with Jan Cole and Coral Shand Hornsby Central Library

June 27 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

July 18 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room  Mark Bundy,  the Director of External Operations at Rookwood Cemetery, will tell us all about Rookwood – Hornsby Central Library 

July 25 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

July 31 8:15 (To be confirmed) HSFHG excursion to State Archives and Records Full details in June Minutes mailout. Organiser: Lyn Parsons fhtres478@gmail.com

Saturday August 4, 2018 National Family History Month Geneagala Event at Hornsby Central Library  Guest Presenter Noeline Kyle OAM BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

For Bookings follow this link: http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/lifestyle/events/library-events/hornsby-shire-family-history-group-geneagala-day

August 15 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Jan Brady – A background briefing to NSW 1788-1850s Hornsby Central Library

August 22 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

September 14-16 – NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies 2018 Annual Conference – Sailing into History. Bateman’s Bay Soldiers Club, NSW.

September 19 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library  Jason Reeve (Content Acquisition Manager – Australia & New Zealand) – Ancestry.com.au

September 26 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

October 17 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room  – Hornsby Central Library Guest speaker: Amanda Ianna, NSW Registrar for Births Deaths & Marriages

October 24 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

November 21 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room -– Hornsby Central Library Bob Atkins – Ryerson Index with  the Australian Cemeteries Index and how the two work together.

November 28 10:30am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library. Please note change of venue

December 12 (Christmas Meeting/End of year party) 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library  Please note this is the second Wednesday of the month.

2017

January 25, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library,

February  8-11, Rootstech Conference, Salt Lake City

February 15, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, Our Convict Stories – short presentations from HSFHG Members

February 22, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

March 15, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library  – Writing up your Family History – Jan Brady

March 22, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

April 19, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room –  Hornsby Central Library ANZAC Stories – Members share stories of their WWII Ancestors

April 26, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

May 9, 6:30pm Meet the Author: Carol Baxter  Hornsby Central Library $5 with light refreshments Bookings Essential

May 17, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Members’ Convict StoriesHornsby Central Library

May 24, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

June 14, 10:30am  Tour and Research visit to the Vaughan Evans Library at The Australian National Maritime Museum. . Meet at 10:20 at Museum

June 21, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room, Hornsby Central LibraryCoral Shand Using Ancestry.com

June 28, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

July 19, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room –  – Hornsby Central Library  Researching our Irish Ancestors – Dr. Perry McIntyre – Free Event but Bookings are NecessaryBook Online

July 26, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

August 1-31, National Family History Month

August 12, 10:30am National Family History Month Geneagala: Family History for YouHornsby Central Library

August 16, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library  Martyn Killion | Manager, Public Access,
State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales “NSW State Archives and Records Website”

August 23, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

September 20, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room –  Hornsby Central Library Researching in Hornsby Library – Coral Shand

September 22-24,  2017 NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Conference, Orange NSW.

September  27, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

October 18, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room –  Hornsby Central Library 

October 25, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

November 2, 10:30am-1:00pm, Tour of City of Sydney Archives. Reading Room, Level 21 Town Hall House, Sydney. See Lyn Parsons for bookings.

November 15, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Guest speaker- Tom Richmond – Families of the Hawkesbury – Part 2  Hornsby Central Library

November 22, 10:00am – Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

December 13, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library

2016

December 15, 2:00pm – HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – – Hornsby Central Library Christmas Get together  *NB – This event is on a Thursday* 

August 1-31 National Family History Month, Australia Wide Event.

August 6, 10:30 am Hornsby Shire FHG National Family History Month Geneagala Day with Guest Speakers and a Genealogy Clinic to help you get started or solve your problems.

August 17, 2:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, Leave no stone unturned : The SAG Collections and how they can help further your research, Heather Garnsey, Executive Officer, Society of Australian Genealogists.

August 24, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

September 1, 2:30pm Tour of Family History Resources at The State Library of NSW. Limit of 20 in Group.

September  9-11, NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc. State Conference, Camden Civic Centre, Camden. Email nswact16conference@gmail.com

September 21, 2:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, Mari Metzke, Hornsby Shire Historical Society

September 28, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

October 19, 2:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, Jenny Joyce – The Amazing things in the UK Gazettes

October 26, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

November 16, 2:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room, Paul Parton from Familysearch returns to Hornsby to answer your questions – Hornsby Central Library

November 23, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

January 20, 2:00pm HSFHG Informal Meeting in Esther Wait and Technology Rooms  – Hornsby Central Library Members Research Day -use Hornsby Library facilities to conduct and discuss research.

February 17, 2:00pm  HSFHG First Birthday Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library Introduction to DNA for Family History – Kerry Farmer. Gold coin donation. Kerry will have copies of her books available for cash sale on the day.

February 24, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

March 4, 10:30 am Susan Ramage, Kokoda Secret. Hornsby Central Library. Bookings: http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/my-lifestyle/events/all-events/library-events/friday-feature-susan-ramage

March 16, 2:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, Genealogy Reader’s Circle – Members please bring and share family history related books that educated, enriched, informed or inspired your family  history experience.

March 23, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

April 6, 6:30pm, Memory Man – Family Oral Histories, Bob Mitchell. Hornsby Central Library. Bookings: http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/my-lifestyle/events/all-events/library-events/memory-man-family-oral-histories

April 20, 2:00pmHSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library  Presentations by members Bronwyn Ross and Garry Brown.

April 27, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

May 18, 2:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, Familysearch – Paul Parton

May 25, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

June 15, 2:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, People and places of the lower Hawkesbury, Tom Richmond.

June 18-19 Society of Australian Genealogists Online Event Lost In – England and Scotland

June 22, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library,

July 20, 2:00pm HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, Share and solve your Brick Wall – Coral Shand

July 27, 10:00am, Informal Meeting and Research Time –  Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library

2015

December 16, 2-4 pm – Hornsby Shire FHG Christmas Get together.

November 11, 2:00pm. Remembrance Day. HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library  Christmas Meeting and Short Presentations – WW1 Theme
Note Change of Date – Library is closed on our regular meeting day

November 11 6:30pm Elise Edmonds will be giving a talk at the library, on Wednesday 11 November at 6.30 pm, about the ‘Life Interrupted’ exhibition which was held last year at the State Library of NSW. It was a highly successful exhibition of World War I diaries and letters written by Australian soldiers, many of whom did not return home. She will be featuring Dr Brian Colden Antill Pockley from Wahroonga and the Fry brothers from Lindfield.
Further Details and Bookings http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/library/activities-and-events/family-and-local-history-talks

October 31, 2015 “ Afternoon at Wallarobba “ – A Hornsby Council Heritage Event. Our group will be represented at this event. A Saturday Event

October 21, 2:00pm.  HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library  Back to the Mother Country – Resources for chasing English Ancestors – Coral Shand

September 16, 2:00pm.  HSFHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library Genealogy Software Programs – Member Presentations

September 11 NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc Family History Fair – Port Macquarie. Hornsby Shire FHG are exhibiting at this event.

August 1-31 National Family History Month

March 18, 2:00pm.  HSFHG Meeting in the Esther Waite Room – Hornsby Central Library
Speakers Neil Chippendale and Karen Richardson – Family History Resources at Hornsby Library

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