We hope you will enjoy our gallery, recording some of the Society's memorable events during 2019.
Thank you to Pauline Every, Publicity Officer, for her photographs.
February General Meeting - President Diane Gillespie thanked our guest speaker, Karen Rogers from the Guild of One Name Studies for her informative presentation on the aims and advantages of belonging to the Guild.
General Meeting, 9.2.2019
February General Meeting - Our first meeting for 2019 was well supported by members and guests to hear of guest speaker, Karen Rogers from the Guild of One Name Studies.
General Meeting, 9.2.2009
February Summer BBQ - McInherney Park, Port Macquarie. Congratulations to Margaret Blight and her team for another great social event. In spite of the windy conditions members chatted with friends under cover while enjoying a delicious Aussie BBQ.Summer BBQ, 23.2.2019
Summer BBQ - 23.2.2019
March General Meeting - Speaker Tamsin O'Connor gave a very enlightening talk giving a different perspective on the daily life of early Colonial Soldiers. Many of these redcoats felt as trapped as those they were sent to guard in this far off land. Tamsin was thanked by President Diane Gillespie.
General Meeting, 9.3.2019
April General Meeting - Guest Speaker, Jeff Madsen gave a very practical and inspiring talk on using Parish Maps in family history research utilising the Historical Lands Record Viewer through NSW Lands Registry.
General Meeting, 13.4.2019
May General Meeting - Our Secretary, Jennifer Mullin, speaks with Kev Carter who gave a very entertaining presentation on the Early Timber Industry on the North Coast.
General Meeting, 11.5.2019
DNA Beginners Seminar - Publicity Officer, Pauline Every and DNA Support Group Leader, Ken Hunt.Photograph Courtesy: Port Macquarie News
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4th May 2019
Sydney Excursion: Members travelled to Sydney to visit the State Archives, Rookwood Cemetery and the State Library, conducting research into their family history. A great trip with thanks to our Secretary and drivers, who made the visit possible.18-20th June 2019
Volunteers Morning Tea:
Our annual Volunteers Morning Tea was held on Thursday to acknowledge the important work of the Society's many volunteers. President, Diane Gillespie extended thanks to all volunteers for their many and varied contributions.
27th June 2019
The successes and achievements of the Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society are those supported by the membership, its volunteers, Committee and others. People, with a passion and interest in family history research.
27th June 2019
July General Meeting:
Rae and Keith Adams gave a wonderfully entertaining presentation on the history of Cobb & Co. Members were provided with information on Rae's connection to this iconic transport company through her Great-Grandfather, Edwin Alfred Jolliffe, while Keith's model coach was both fascinating and of great interest to members.General Meeting: 13th July 2019
Christmas in July
Christmas festivities made an early start at Comboyne Hall on Sunday 28th July for the 4th Annual "Christmas in July".
A large number of members made the journey to Comboyne to partake in a feast of ham, turkey and vegetables, followed by desert (the individual puddings being a great favourite). A festive time was had by all. Thank you to Margaret Blight for her excellent organisation.
President, Diane Gillespie
Port Maquarie Family History Society hosts two events during family history month.
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Photograph Courtesy: Port Macquarie News - 6.8.2019
National Family History Month
Members were greatly entertained and informed by Kerry Farmer, who presented a seminar on Saturday 17th August entitled "Convicts & Celts".
Kerry is pictured here with Jennifer Mullin, Secretary of PMDFHS.
A great day for all.
Members looking over some of the delicious treats provided for morning tea.