25 August - 3 October - UOW Reflects on The Great War
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Illawarra Family History Group.

Do you have a connection to the Illawarra area of New South Wales?


Need help tracking down your ancestors?

Whether you live locally, interstate or overseas the Illawarra Family History Group can help you.

We have an extensive collection of resources and experienced members who specialise in Illawarra family history.

Let us do the research for you. We may already have the answers you are looking for.

Prospective members and visitors are welcome at meetings which are held at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month, except January, in the Old Wollongong Court House, corner of Harbour Street and Cliff Road, Wollongong NSW 2500. Or drop into the Family History area of the Wollongong City Library Reference Section (Burelli St Wollongong) on Wednesdays and Fridays -from 9.30am till 12.30pm - when our member volunteers are available to help with your queries.

Please note the monthly meeting for September will be held in the History Room of Wollongong City Library, 41 Burelli St, Wollongong NSW at 6pm.on Wednesday 17 September 2014.



Illawarra Remembers 1914 - 1918 

To commemorate the centenary of World War I, Wollongong City Libraries, and its partners, have developed an innovative on-line resource which is now live - Illawarra Remembers 1914 - 1918 . It includes information and photographs that tell the stories of the Illawarra's brave men and women who went to war in 1914-1918. This resource will continue to grow, as members of the community add stories and photographs of their relatives in WW1.

The official launch is on September 25 2014,  at 10am at Wollongong City Council Building, Level 9 Function Room, Burelli St Wollongong. All are welcome - RSVP 19 September 2014 on 42 277414.

We need your help.

We will be asking you to share treasures from your family's history for this period. The project partners continue to collect & record stories, as well as scanning photographs and original documents. The next Scan & Share day is proposed for October 10 at Wollongong Library.

Project partners are: Illawarra Family History Group, Kiama Council LibraryShellharbour City Council Library and University of Wollongong.


Illawarrra Remembers 1914 - 2014 NSW & ACT AFHS Annual Conference, at Fairy Meadow, has now ended - but you can view the full conference photo gallery here or on the NSW & ACT AFHS Facebook Page. Great feedback from Bankstown too. Congratulations to Judy Bull and her team for a fantastic conference !