Celebrate National History Month

25 July 2023

National History Month - family history resourcesTo celebrate National History Month in August, Hawkesbury Library Service will hold several events for those interested in discovering more about their ancestry.

Family history is more than just names and dates, it is also interpreting what the events mean, and connecting the dots to discover the unique stories about family history. The basic facts are the foundations of any quality family history but to make the most of your story, you need to explore a range of resources to help flesh out the story, to put it into context and bring it to life. Celebrate family history and come along to the Library’s National History Month events, a time to celebrate family history.

TOP 10 HINTS FOR FAMILY HISTORY – Tuesday, 8 August 6pm to 7pm

Delve into your family history and revitalise your research with our session on Top 10 hints for family history. Suitable for novices starting out or old hands. This session will be held online via Zoom and costs $5. Bookings essential

TREASURES ON TROVE – Tuesday, 15 August 10:30am to 11:30am

Join this FREE workshop and learn about the resources on Trove. Trove brings together resources such as newspapers, maps, photographs and much more. The session will give you the skills needed to discover information about your family. To book into this free workshop call 4560 4460 or go to

WOMEN OF THE EARLY HAWKESBURY – Wednesday, 9 August 10am to 11:15am

Well known historian Jan Barkley Jack will share stories of some of the unique women connected to the Hawkesbury in the early days of European settlement at the next Hawkesbury Family History Group meeting.

Free - no need to book if attending in person. Bookings only needed if attending online via Zoom. Zoom bookings


Every day during August, discover family history tips and resources on The Library’s Facebook page

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