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Geneagala Day

Our Geneagala Day on August 10 with guest speaker Emily Hanna from NSW State Records was an outstanding success. Thanks to our volunteers and members and Sue and Karen from Hornsby Library for all their efforts prior to and on the day.

Here are a few snaps from the Geneagala

Changes to the Geneagala Day

Unfortunately guest speaker, Dr Noeline Kyle, is unable to join us for our event. We are pleased to announce a new program. Following are details for the day.

Interested in researching your family history? As part of National Family History Month, Hornsby Shire Family History Group and Hornsby Library invite you to our annual Geneagala Day.

 Drop in throughout the day for:

  • Help for beginners
  • Assistance with online resources and other Hornsby Library family history resources
  • Help with brickwalls and research problems

Guest speaker, Christine Yeats, RAHS President, archivist, historical researcher and PHA member, will be giving two, one hour informative talks (bookings essential).

Morning session 10.30am

Advanced Trove Searches

Learn how to search the Gazettes, Journals, Diaries, Letters and Maps on Trove with Christine Yeats.

Middle session 11.45am

Family History Writing Workshop

HSFHG member Coral Shand will present a writing workshop based on notes provided by Dr Noeline Kyle, Honorary Professor Sydney University.

Afternoon session 1.30pm

Chasing the ubiquitous “Mrs” in family history

Learn about researching wives, mothers, sisters and aunts in nineteenth and early twentieth century NSW with Christine Yeats.

When:        Saturday 4 August, 10am-3pm

Where:       Hornsby Library,  28-44 George Street, Hornsby

Bookings:   Bookings essential for Christine Yeats sessions only. Book online at Hornsby.nsw.gov.au/library or at and Hornsby Shire Library on 9847 6614.

                  

Geneagala Success

Thanks to all who were involved with our 3rd Annual Geneagala for National Family History Month last Saturday. With the support of Neil and Karen from Hornsby Library, guest speaker Christine Yeats, member presenters and a healthy audience of members and visitors lots of learning and networking took place.

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Coordinator Coral Shand, Guest Chris Yeats, Presenter Jill Ball

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Neil Chippendale shares the news on the British Newspaper Archive

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Presenter Lyn Parsons spoke on Early NSW Church Records

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Prizewinner Maureen with coordinator Coral.