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Three History Seminars by Hawkesbury Library Service

Hawkesbury Library Service Focus On AncestryHawkesbury Library Service has three interesting and free events in store for those interested in knowing their local and familial history, all set this February.

Jason Reeve, Ancestry’s Head of Content & Community for Australia & NZ, will share about the online family history database in Focus on Ancestry, along with its latest updates and relevant content news about the website. Everyone digging for their genealogical line can find it helpful and can attend for free on Wednesday, 14 February 2024, starting at 10:00 AM at the Hawkesbury Central Library.

Admission for the one-hour talk can be reserved online via Eventbrite: Focus on Ancestry – HFHG ZOOM BOOKINGS.

Hawkesbury Library Service Dr Rex Stubbs Oam History Symposium

On Saturday, 17 February 2024, the annual Dr Rex Stubbs OAM History Symposium will be at the Tebbutt Room in the Deerubbin Centre, beginning at 9:15 AM and concluding at 2:30 PM. 

Public historian and author Stephen Gapps will be the day’s keynote speaker as he will discuss a presentation about conflict in the 18th to 19th century NSW.

According to the Hawkesbury Library Service, the free symposium will include a presentation on conservation and preservation, project updates from the Hawkesbury City Council’s Arts and Culture Team, updates from historical societies and groups, and a networking opportunity. Light lunch is also included.

“The annual history symposium is an information sharing and networking opportunity for members of all Hawkesbury Local Government Area historical societies and heritage groups, as well as those in immediate environs,” according to the Hawkesbury Library Service.

Dr Rex Stubbs Oam
Dr rex stubbs oam. Image via the hawkesbury library service

“The free event recognises Dr Stubbs’ commitment to the Hawkesbury community, and aims to promote interest in the unique history of the area.”

“The Rex Stubbs Symposium is named in commemoration of Emeritus Mayor, Dr Rex Stubbs OAM, who was first elected to Hawkesbury City Council in 1983. He held office for nearly 27 years and was our longest serving Councillor.”

Reservations via Eventbrite can be made here: Rex Stubbs History Symposium.

Hawkesbury Library Service Introduction To Family History

Lastly, Introduction to Family History offers you a chance to learn basic and introductory research on finding family history traces on Wednesday, 28 February 2024, at the Hawkesbury Central Library. From 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM, anyone can attend for free but must reserve via Eventbrite here: Who am I? An Introduction to Family History

The Deerubbin Centre is located at 300 George Street in Windsor.

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