Events

What's On?

Friday, 19 Jul 2019
Photo of the 1828 Census of NSW volumes
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

The 1828 Census was the first official census undertaken by the NSW Colonial government after it was found the Governor had no authority to compel free men to come to a muster – the previous means of counting the colony’s population.

Frazer Memorial Presbyterian Church Community Hall
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Saturday, 10 Aug 2019
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The Colonial Secretary’s Office was a central point of contact for many people in NSW in the 19th century and the records reflect the events of the lives of individuals at that time.

Hornsby Library
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Saturday, 17 Aug 2019
Family history seminar
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hosted by the Central Coast Family History Society this seminar includes speakers from the Society of Australian Genealogists, NSW State Archives and the Parramatta Female Factory

Gosford City Lions Hall
$35.00 (incl. tea/coffee and lunch), BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Wednesday, 21 Aug 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

John Cann visits Tuggerah Library to explain how to locate and use land records in the NSW State Archives Collection in your family history research.

Tuggerah Library
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Saturday, 24 Aug 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Blue Mountains Historical Society are hosting a day-long seminar 'Old Ways and New Ways'. Suzanne Upton will be speaking about our new catalogue and the new and exciting ways it will allow you to search our Collection.

Christ Church Hall
$40.00 including morning tea and lunch, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Learn how to trace government employees using the NSW State Archives Collection. 

Your Place
FREE
Monday, 02 Sep 2019
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Join John Cann at the Shellharbour Library and Tongarra Heritage Society Family History Seminar and Mini Expo. John will be looking at what's new with NSW State Archives and will also spend some time talking about how to use the Collection for family history research. 

Shellharbour Civic Centre
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Join us when we celebrate the NSW History Council History Week at Kingswood. We have a day of activities planned. Book for all of the events, or just pick one. Remember if you are staying for the whole day to bring your own lunch. On offer:

Kingswood, Western Sydney
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Saturday, 14 Sep 2019
Francis Clark alias Christie Digital ID 2138_a006_a00603_140310188ar
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

For over 100 years bushrangers roamed throughout the state of NSW. Their exploits entranced the public and their names were both heroes and villains for many.

Narellan Library
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019
1:00 PM to 2:00 AM

John Cann will be speaking to the Women's Pioneer Society of Australasia. He is looking at records relating to marriage held in the NSW State Archives Collection. 

Royal Automobile Club
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG) will be hosting this Land Focus Day at our Western Sydney Records Centre.

Western Sydney Records Centre
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, $50 SAG members, $65 non-members
Wednesday, 09 Oct 2019
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Asylum and hospital records can provide valuable information about the patient and your family history. Join Emily Hanna at the Castle Hill Combined Probus Club Genealogy Group as she examines these records and how to access them.

Village Green Community Centre
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Saturday, 12 Oct 2019
11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Thursday, 24 Oct 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Learn how to search for early land grants and records of the occupation of Crown land before 1856.

Your Place
FREE
Monday, 28 Oct 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Rare Book Week is coming to Sydney.  Help us celebrate this week with a special behind the scenes tour through the NSW State Archives Collection at the Western Sydney Records Centre.

Western Sydney Records Centre
FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

An introduction to the NSW State Archives photographic collection. 

Your Place
FREE
Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

The Colonial Secretary’s Office was a central point of contact for many people in NSW in the 19th century and the records reflect the events of the lives of individuals at that time.

Hawkesbury Library
FREE