Christmas Break 2019

Camden Area Family History Society will close for the Christmas Break at 12 Noon Saturday 14th December 2019, re-opening on Thursday 16th January 2020.

Anyone requiring access for research during this Christmas break, should email the society on cafhs2570@gmail.com to arrange assistance from one of our willing volunteers where possible.

Don’t Forget…..Bunnings Narellan – Sausage Sizzle Saturday November 9th

Don’t Forget…..Bunnings Narellan – Sausage Sizzle Saturday November 9th.

On Saturday 9thNovember 2019,  CAFHS will be holding another Sausage Sizzle to help raise funds for the Society.  This event is one of our major Fund Raisers for the year and we ask all those who can help to speak to Jo or Tony to advise their availability.  Along with raising a substantial portion of our funding for the year,we generally have a lot of fun doing it.

Bushrangers in NSW – John Cann

Camden Area Family History Society has arranged an event to present a talk by John Cann from NSW State Records on ‘Bushrangers in NSW’.  John will also discuss what records are held about Bushrangers by NSW State Records and how we can access them.

John’s talk will cover the likes of Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, John Peisley, also Henry Manns (Campbelltown born) with the others involved in the Eugowra Rock Gold Escort robbery (the largest in Australia).

This event has been organised by CAFHS in conjunction with several other Historical and Family History societies and will be held in the multi purpose room at Camden Library on Saturday 14th September at 12.noon for a 12.30 start.  We ask for a gold coin donation to assist with afternoon tea which will be provided after the talk.

Please RSVP: cafhs2570@gmail.com with your indication of interest purely for catering purposes by 7th September 2019.

Don’t Forget…..Bunnings Narellan – Sausage Sizzle January 19th

Don’t Forget…..Bunnings Narellan – Sausage Sizzle January 19th

On Saturday 19th January 2019,  CAFHS will be holding their annual Sausage Sizzle to help raise funds for the Society.  This event is one of our major Fund Raisers for the year and we ask all those who can help to speak to Ray or Tony to advise their availability.  Along with raising a substantial portion of our funding for the year,we generally have a lot of fun doing it.

 

**Planning Meeting for 2019** Tuesday 29th January

***Planning Meeting for 2019***

The committee is proposing a Year 2019 Planning meeting to be held on Tuesday 29th January 2019 between 7.oopm and 8.30pm to discuss the ideas and plans for the Society for 2019.  All members are invited and welcome to come along with their ideas and “what YOU would like the Society to do to benefit your research.   discuss those proposed by the Committee.

Some of the activities being considered for next year are:

  • Speakers for our monthly meetings for the year – who would you like to hear from
  • Open discussion of topics for inhouse and external workshops.
  • The committee is proposing a Family History Seminar (Mini conference style event) in around May-June next year- what are your thoughts/requirements
  • A new program of Cemetery registrations for all our local cemeteries will begin in 2019 under the capable management of Fred Gibson
  • Possible outings to historic and genealogical venues, archives and Libraries.
  • We are also considering holding Open Weekends in the Research Room to entice other people and members in to utilize the resources available in the rooms.
  • Plus any other ideas that you the members can bring forward for discussion.

 So put this date in your diaries, and we are looking forward to seeing you there helping to drive our Society forward.

The Speaker at our November meeting will be James Warrand, speaking on the Midget Sub attack on Sydney Harbour.

The Camden Area Family History Society will hold their November meeting on Tuesday 6th November, 2018 at 7.30pm at the Camden Historical Society’s Museum in the Camden Library Complex. The speaker will be James Warrand, Volunteer Guide at the Sydney Maritime Museum, who is speaking on the “The Midget Sub attack on Sydney Harbour” An attack waiting to happen, when the harbor defense preparations were found wanting’. James has been a keen sailor since he grew up on the Pittwater sailing VJ’s, and then owned a small yacht on Sydney Harbour for many years and has been a volunteer guide at the Maritime Museum for five years and enjoys showing visitors over HMAS Vampire, HMAS Onslow and Bark Endeavour.Warrand Midget Sub attack on Sydney talk