|Picton & District Historical|
and Family History Society
Argyle Street, Picton, c.1866
|PICTON AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC.|
PO Box 64, Picton NSW 2571
Archives & Library:
|President:||Gail Hanger||02 4684 2179; email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President:||Elaine Callaway||02 4683 0464; email email@example.com|
|Secretary:||Gail Hanger||02 4684 2179; email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer:||Ron Callaway||02 4683 0464; email email@example.com|
|Librarian:||Helen Hanger||02 4677 1276; email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Journal Editor:||Kate Holmes/ Ken Williams||email email@example.com|
Membership is open to any person who wishes to join at any stage of the year. Membership fees are due on 1 July each year.
Application forms can be obtained from PO Box 64, Picton NSW 2571, or you can go to our Membership Form and print one out.
The Society meets on the first Saturday of each month (except January) at 9.30am in the Library, Menangle Street, Picton. Please phone to confirm details of next meeting.
ARCHIVES & LIBRARY:
The Research Room is open on the first floor of Wollondilly Library:
For other appointments please contact the Librarian.
Visitors are welcome to use our vast collection of primary and secondary sources. There is a research charge of $10 for the first hour (payable on entry), and $10 per hour thereafter (members free). If extensive assistance by one of our members is required the fee may need to be negotiated.
Requests for Research material should be addressed to the Society in writing, together with $20 inquiry fee (plus cost of any photocopying) and a SAE or reply paid envelope. For further information please contact the Librarian.
Research material held by the Society includes the following:
The Society has transcribed the monuments in all cemeteries/graveyards within its area; many unmarked burials also added.
Deceased Estate Index
An index is in the process of being compiled of relevant references for Picton and surrounding district from deceased estate records released from the Archives Authority for the period prior to 1923.
A Picton & District Land Register is planned to consolidate records relating to land ownership in earlier times, and which will provide details of land usage and changes over the years.
Map and Lithograph Collection
Monuments & Memorials
The Society holds an extensive collection of photographs - the earliest being the main street of Picton c.1872.
Negatives for some are held by the Society and prints may be purchased at cost plus postage.
The Society also has a reference library containg books and articles (inc. some unpublished MS) on local history of the area, general historical research resources, and is collecting a Pioneer Register to be published in the future.
LOCAL HISTORY PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY
2003 Calendar - has thirteen historic photographs of Picton and district from approximately 1870 to l940. $5.00 + $2.00 postage.
Antonio Manolis, The First Greek & Athenian Born Settler in NSW: (Ross, J), $3.00 + $2.00 postage
Burial Records of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Picton. This volume has brought together information from six different registers and lists all people, with or without tombstones, that are buried here. Compiled by Ken Williams. $12.00 + $3.50 postage
Harmony Home (Picton-Thirlmere): (Ross, J), $5.00 + $2.00 postage
It Has No Definite Name. A postal history of Tahmoor 1892 - 1916: (Fairfax, M), $3.00 + $2.00 postage
Lieut. General Sir Thomas Picton KGCB: (Collison, P), $3.00 + $2.00 postage
Marriage Records of St. Mark's Anglican Parish, Vol. 1 l838-l898 This records lists the parties, parents and witnesses to each marriage. Compiled by Ken Williams $15.00 + $3.50 postage.
Marriage Records of St. Mark's Anglican Parish, Vol. 2 l898-1929 This records lists the parties, parents and witnesses to each marriage. Compiled by Ken Williams $16.50 + $3.50 postage.
Marriage Records of St. Mark's Anglican Parish, Vol. 3 1929 -1963 This records lists the parties, parents and witnesses to each marriage. Compiled by Ken Williams $20.00 + $7.50 postage.
Picton Court House & Lock Up: (Ross, J), $2.00 + $2.00 postage
Picton (Ross, J), $6.00 + $2.00 postage.
St. Mary's Towers - Douglas Park, Nepean Towers - Wilton, East Bargo, Park Hall - East Bargo: (Shephard, P), $5.00 + $2.00 postage
Railway Precinct Ramble - Picton: (Ross, J), $5.00 + $2.00 postage
A Pictorial View of Redbank Uniting Church (formerly Wesleyan) Cemetery Transcripts (Hayes, D.) $20.00 + $5 postage - JUST RELEASED
St Mark's Anglican, Picton, Cemetery Transcripts: (PADHFHS), $15.50 - OUT OF PRINT
Stroll through St. Mark's Churchyard. Some forty pioneer families are recorded with details of their lives, births, deaths, when migrated and their lives in Picton. Written by Elizabeth Villy $8.00 + $2.00 postage
The Antills of Jarvisfield, (Ross, J.) $10.00 + $2.00 postage
Vault Hill Picton: (Ross, J), $3.00 + $2.00 postage
"Along the Menangle Road" (Williams, Ken) $15.00 + $5.00 postage
To order books please contact the Society. For all books add postage and handling extra.
HISTORY SOCIETIES AND FAMILY HISTORY LINKS
A-Z of British Genealogical Research by Dr. Ashton Emery - concise guide to researching British ancestry: www.genuki.org.uk/big/EmeryPaper.html
Australian Archives - search their database: www.aa.gov.au
Australian Family History - a resource collection for those researching family histories: www.cohsoft.com.au/afhe
Australian Jewish Genealogy - guides for research into Jewish genealogy: www.zeta.org.au/~feraltek/genealogy
Australian War Memorial photographic database - source of photos covering all the wars (people, ships, war effort etc.): www.awm.gov.au/database/collection.asp
Australian War Memorial (Roll of Honour Lists to WW2): www.awm.gov.au/database/collection.asp
Camden Historical Society and Camden Area Family History Society - website for society and its museum: www.camdenhistory.org.au
Campbelltown & Airds Historical Society Inc. - website for the local society www.cahs.com.au.
Campbelltown Family History Society Inc. - website for those looking for family history in Campbelltown area: www.cdfhs-aus.com
Canberra National Archives - advice from the staff in the preservation of historical and archive material: www.naa.gov.au
Church of the Latter Day Saints, "Search for Ancestors" website: www.familysearch.org
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, details of graves of more than 100,000 Australians killed in the two World Wars: www.cwgc.org
Free Genealogy Search Engines - free surname searches of Mormon, Ellis Island, Census, Cemetery and Passenger List databases from one site: http://surnamesupersearch.com
Genealogy Links - website with over genealogy 30000 links to online databases (..including censuses, cemeteries, passenger lists, directories and parish registers for UK+Ireland, USA, Canada, Continental Europe, Australia+NZ): www.genealogylinks.net
Genealogy Search Australia - The Australian genealogy and family history search engine and directory for worldwide family history research: www.genealogysearchaustralia.com.au Geneology Wizard - A Valuable Genealogy Information Resource Website: www.geneologwizard.com
Germany HQ Resource Directory: a website with genealogy links for Germany: http://germanyhq.com/germangenealogy
Internet History Resources - 9000 pages of records for family history research in NSW, plus pages of links to family history socities around Australia: www.ihr.com.au
Lance web page - interesting page with links to various Surname indexes: www.wasatch.com/~lance/page5.html
Lorraine's Top Family History Internet Sites; maintained by Lorraine Stacker, manager research services at Penrith City Library - list of links: www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/history/
Mid Blue Mountains Historical Society: www.midmountainshistory.org.au
Miners' Website; an educational resource devoted to the history of the miners of coal over the last 200 years in the area Helensburgh to Durras Lake and inland to Mittagong: www.illawarracoal.com
NSW Government Archives - search their database: www.records.nsw.gov.au
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages - not a searchable database, but allows you to request certificates on-line (charges listed): www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/bdm
Old Towns UK: www.oldtowns.co.uk - free contemporary information about English towns in the early Victorian era. Very soon, a similar service will be available for people who are interested in Irish, Welsh and Scottish towns from the same period (1833 to 1843).
Outdated medical terms: www.demon.co.uk/sfs/diseases.htm
Rootsweb World Connect - search for ancestors and families: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com
Royal Australian Historical Society: www.rahs.org.au
Society of Australian Genealogists: www.sag.org.au
State Records - NSW Archives, index to assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney & Newcastle 1844-59 (search in "Publications", then "Immigrants") www.records.nsw.gov.au
Surname webpage - search for surname details here: www.surnameweb.org
Trace the origin of your surname: www.infokey.com/hon/index.htm
UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service - links to regional family history societies: www.genuki.org.uk
Yass Historical Society (free on-line): www.yasshistory.org.au
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